Nov 12, 2018
Tourism continues to dominate Asia Pacific’s travel industry, but the Corporate Incentive Travel segment (CIT), already representing one-quarter of the global travel industry, continues to make steady gains. The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) partnered with PCMA Education Foundation to commission a research project to help APAC region meeting planners understand what is driving this expanding CIT market, which favors travel over financial incentives to motivate and reward high-performing staff, particularly Gen Y and Millennials. APAC’s business events sector is already valued at more… more
Nov 12, 2018
The “who’s who” of the industry will be there when bauma CHINA opens its doors again from Nov. 27-30 in Shanghai. More than 3,300 companies will present themselves at Asia’s largest trade fair – 300 more than in 2016. Accordingly, 200,000 visitors are expected, which would be a new record. The Chinese construction machinery industry is booming as bauma CHINA approaches. A few weeks before the show opens, bauma CHINA is expecting to set exhibitor and visitor records. More than 300 new companies will present themselves at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). A significant… more
Nov 12, 2018
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 20th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), the third Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and the 13th Eco Expo Asia concluded with a record number of over 73,000 buyers from 154 countries and regions visiting the three events - an increase of 6% on last year's attendance.HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau said that the increase in buyer attendance showed the three concurrent fairs had been successful in creating synergy to help build an effective cross-industry sourcing platform.… more
Nov 12, 2018
With smart city projects on the rise across Thailand, international security brands have converged at the 6th edition of Secutech Thailand in a bid to connect with regional buyers and project owners. Stricter fire and safety regulations enacted by the government have also led to heightened demands for fire and safety equipment, which will be a popular product category during the show. The high demand has translated into an expansion in show scale at Secutech Thailand, which continues its year on year growth. Across 7,000 sqm of exhibition space at the Bangkok International Trade &… more
Oct 22, 2018
From Oct. 15-17, more than 500 exhibitors from 14 countries & regions showcased an a range of yarn & fibre products in hall 8.1 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. The fair took place this edition alongside ITMA ASIA + CITME. For those looking for the industry’s latest innovations, Yarn Expo Autumn was the place to be. The reliability of buyer quality once again attracted big-name industry players – including PT Indo-Rama, Chemtax, Shandong Ruyi, Jiangsu Shenghong and Jilin Chemical Fiber Group – who choose the fair as a platform to debut new products each year. The… more
Oct 22, 2018
The recent staging of the Indonesian International Plastics, Packaging and Printing Exhibitions INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT 2018, closed to very positive results: 24,918 trade visitors from 31 countries took part to see the technologies  presented by 360 exhibitors from 21 nations on 161,500 square feet. The visitor participations marks a 10 percent increase, compared to the 2016 events. The predominantly local visitors came from diverse industries such as automotive and transportation, building and construction, chemical, food and beverage as well as graphic arts and printing… more
Oct 22, 2018
Global Sources opened its Global Sources Electronics show on Oct. 11 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) featuring more than 7,500 booths. The event is held in two phases. The first phase, Consumer Electronics, ran from 11th to 14th October and it featured some 3,900 booths, showcasing the latest auto electronics, commercial electronics, computer and accessories, gaming and e-Sport products, home electronics, outdoor electronics, as well as electronic components and smart living products. The second phase is Mobile Electronics which, according to the organiser, has become the largest mobile… more
Oct 22, 2018
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open the 13th edition of its Eco Expo Asia later this month focusing on energy-saving products and green technologies. Held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) Oct. 25-28, Eco Expo Asia is organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong. Some 330 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions will attend the show which will feature a wide range of green products and technologies. This year’s theme is “Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future” with the aim of promoting waste-… more
Oct 08, 2018
IBTM China 2018 closed on a high, with over 6,600 pre-planned meetings happening during the two day-long event, which took place from 12–13 September at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing. Over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 Hosted Buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days of meetings, networking and educational sessions. “We are excited to be here this year. San Francisco is a very popular destination for Chinese tourists. We received over 500,000 visitors this year and we hope to grow this number next year. We do attend some other IBTM shows… more
Oct 08, 2018
Out of 901 events held in the first eight month of the year, 237 or 26 percent were new events choosing the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) for the first time. From Jan. 1-Aug. 31, corporate meetings and banqueting events (corporate sales segment) recorded the biggest growth of the Centre’s business segments, with a jump of 161 events which was a 22% increase in comparison to the same period last year. Elaborating on this, the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, shared, “We are pleased with our performance so far this year, especially in the corporate sales segment. This… more