Jul 24, 2018
Last month, UBM Asia concluded the 31st edition of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair (June Fair). The event attracted a total of 28,131 visitors from 91 countries and regions. This represents an increase of 9.7 percent from last year’s figure. Overseas visitors increased 14 percent year-on-year, reaching 18,589 visitors. The top five visiting countries and regions outside of Hong Kong were China (12,144), India (967), the Philippines (903), Taiwan (784) and Japan (452). According to the organiser, visitors from the Philippines, China and India recorded the most significant… more
Jul 24, 2018
The organisers of Texcare Asia and the China Laundry Expo signed a deal on 18th July 2018 agreeing to merge the two fairs into a single show covering the textile care and laundry chain industries in Asia. The event will be co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Company, Unifair Exhibition Service Company, the China Laundry Association, and the China Light Machinery Association. The first edition of the merged fair will be held in September 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). It is expected to occupy 30,000 m2 of floor space featuring some 300 exhibitors and 25,000… more
Jul 24, 2018
Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), have launched a series of joint marketing initiatives aimed at raising destination awareness of Singapore and driving tourist spending among Chinese visitors. Alipay and STB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September 2017 to enhance Chinese tourists’ overall experience in Singapore. Under the MOU, both parties agreed, among other things, to explore co-investing in joint-marketing initiatives to encourage Chinese… more
Jul 24, 2018
A total of 526 exhibitors and 655 brands presented the summer sports trends of the coming season at ISPO Shanghai from July 5-7. More than 14,500 trade visitors, four percent more than at the previous event, learned about new products in the segments of Running, Health & Fitness, Outdoor and Water Sports at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The sports market in China is growing in all categories. Half of the Chinese population – approximately 700 million people – buys sports products.  “China is on its way to becoming the largest market for sports articles in the… more
Jul 11, 2018
With more than 1,000 exhibitors - including 24 country group exhibits, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2018, 12th International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies, will be the largest edition to date. The event will feature more than 10,000 medical and healthcare products as well as the special Community Care Pavilion, the Start-Up Park and the Future 4 Health (FTR4H) Lab & Lounge. First-time country group participations will come from Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, European Union, Iran, Netherlands, Philippines, Qatar, Russia and… more
Jul 11, 2018
Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of audiovisual (AV), event technology and production services for some of the world’s largest hotels and corporate clients, has aligned Staging Connections’ name and brand with Encore. Earlier this year, Encore announced the rebranding of ETG Staging Connections in China to the Encore brand. The addition of the Staging Connections team in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji completes the rebranding process. Staging Connections is the region’s leading provider of in-house event services, technology and event staging services. Becoming aligned under… more
Jul 11, 2018
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) welcomes the expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), making this venue Australia’s largest convention and exhibition space. Acting Premier the Hon. James Merlino MP and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon. John Eren MP announced the opening of MCEC’s new event space July 8. The $205 million expansion results in a 25 percent increase in event space, adding 20,000 square metres, taking MCEC’s total size to 70,000 square metres.           One highlight of the expansion is the Goldfields Theatre… more
Jul 11, 2018
The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Center (MITEC) embarked on a move to delivering a whole new level of convenience with the recently launched Event Management and Coordination platform beyond what spreadsheets could offer. Powered by Ungerboeck, the software for venues offers a full-featured purpose-built Customer Relationship Management (CRM), sales, event and financial system to streamline, simplify and enhance the overall client experience by creating a centralized location for all event documentation. Mala Dorasamy, director of Marketing and Sales who is also the project… more
Jun 17, 2018
UBM Sinoexpo, a subsidiary of UBM plc, acquired 70 percent economic interest in the Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition ("SFE") organised by Shanghai Exhibition-Conference Ltd (SEC). Organised twice a year since 2005, SFE is one of the largest franchising events in China hosting 221 exhibitors with more than 450 brands and 50,261 visitors in the spring 2018 edition.   SFE's exhibitors are mainly in the food, beverage and retail sectors, which is reflective of the trends in the Chinese franchise market today.  Every year investors, potential franchisees, distributors, agents,… more
Jun 16, 2018
Hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Asian Attractions Expo 2018 took place June 5-8, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. Preliminary estimates indicate the Expo attracted more than 9,000 participants, including 6,500 qualified buyers and 393 exhibiting companies. Increases in participants, buyers, and exhibiting companies from 2017's event in Singapore reflect the strength and energy of the global attractions industry. The event featured a full trade show floor at 10,224 net square meters. The total number of… more