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
Oct 08, 2018
Earlier this week, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced it acquired the rights and equity in AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) held by IEC Investments Limited, as well as the ownership of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited, for HK$900 million (US $115 million). This deal reduces the shareholders of AWE to just two – the Hong Kong Government and AA. At the same time, AsiaWorld-Expo CEO, Allen Ha left the organisation. He was immediately replaced with Irene Chan who was previously with the Airport Authority.  Ha had been in the role of CEO for 11 years. Chan has been with the AA since 2007.… more
Oct 08, 2018
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is pleased to have received two major awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Special Event category and Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Paid Advertising Campaign category both honor the HKTDC’s Fashion Hong Kong campaign at New York Fashion Week. The awards were presented at a ceremony on Tuesday, Oct 2 at the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept 29-Oct 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. “We are honored to receive these two awards from such… more
Sep 24, 2018
OS+H Asia 2018, the region’s leading exhibition on workplace safety and health, recently closed in Singapore with a 15% visitor increase: more than 5,000 trade visitors from 36 countries took part over three days to see the latest innovations presented by 200 exhibitors from 20 nations. The event also welcomed more than 40 visiting delegations and groups representing various sectors such as building and construction, offshore marine, electrical and electronics as well as engineering services, warehousing and logistics. Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the… more
Sep 24, 2018
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) launched its international mega-promotions "In Style, Hong Kong Symposium" and "In Style, Hong Kong Expo" at GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last week. S enior officials from Vietnam, as well as Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and Vincent HS Lo, Chairman of the HKTDC, officiated at the symposium opening."For decades Hong Kong has been a partner to Vietnam in many ways," Lo said. "As the world's focus falls on Asia, now is the time to deepen our partnership and expand our… more
Sep 23, 2018
Ahead of the next edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019, the show’s organisers have outlined the details of two new strategic partnerships with Launch and Vanli, both of whom are leading international players in the fields of automotive repair & maintenance and parts & components. Chinese aftermarket giant Launch was one of the first Asian companies to provide repair and testing equipment for tyres, and is now a key provider for complete workshop and service solutions worldwide. Joining Launch as a strategic partner for Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is Malaysian parts supplier,… more
Sep 16, 2018
Inspired by SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg, Germany, and its first sister event in China, SIAF – SPS Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, Smart Industry Solutions Shanghai (SISS) was successfully held Sept. 4. The conference took place concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) and Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) this year for the first time, providing a supplementary programme for these fairs’ visitors to discover more about the latest manufacturing solutions for their technology products. Organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the third edition… more
Sep 15, 2018
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre will partner with Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), an established thought leader in global destination marketing for meetings and conventions for more than 30 years, to help drive the venue’s presence and business opportunities in the North American market. The Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor explained, “We are excited to be working closely with MCIntl’s Managing Partners Michel Couturier and Jacqueline Hewitt, as well as their team, to expand our in-market reach and optimise our client engagement with North America. We have been… more
Sep 16, 2018
E.J. Krause & Associates will launch Southeast Asia Nonwovens and Disposable Hygiene Technology Exhibition & Conference (ANDTEX). The three-day event will take place May 15-17, 2019, at Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Center (BITEC) in Thailand. ANDTEX is set to be Southeast Asia’s premier event for the nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry. The event will showcase a wide variety of nonwovens, engineered materials, disposable and durable hygiene products, equipment, and the latest manufacturing technologies. The nonwoven industry is one of the fastest growing… more