Nov 21, 2011
When EIBTM kicks off Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Barcelona, Spain, the China Meetings Summit will debut for the first time. The summit is intended to give EIBTM attendees insight into how China is poised to capture high profile business events. With economists predicting 70-percent growth during the next five years, if businesses expect to grow in the future, China is an important market to pay attention to. The China Meetings Summit will look at the meetings industry from a first-tier destination perspective and from a meeting planner perspective, bringing an interactive session with live debate… more
Nov 21, 2011
The recent Cosmoprof Asia grew in several different areas, including attendance, showfloor size and number of exhibitors, when it ran Nov. 9-11 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The show, jointly organized by UBM Asia and BolognaFiere Group, drew more than 48,500 attendees, a 10-percent increase, compared with last year; 1,780 exhibitors, up 9 percent on 2010, from 42 countries and regions, of which 477 were first-time exhibitors; and had the largest-ever showfloor, with 68,000 square meters of exhibition space, up 18 percent, compared with the 2010 edition.… more
Nov 07, 2011
UBM Asia has opened an office in Shenzhen, which will focus on sales and marketing functions for UBM Asia’s jewelry portfolio comprising exhibitions, publications and Web sites. China has a fast-growing jewelry market and in Shenzhen has become a center for manufacturing, especially in Shuibei, Luohu District, which houses over 1,500 jewelry companies. "We have 14 jewelry fairs: three in mainland China including one in Shenzhen, five in Hong Kong and the rest are in Japan, India and Turkey,” said Jimé Essink, president and CEO of UBM Asia. He added, “Our… more
Nov 07, 2011
UBM Asia has opened an office in Shenzhen, which will focus on sales and marketing functions for UBM Asia’s jewelry portfolio comprising exhibitions, publications and Web sites. China has a fast-growing jewelry market and in Shenzhen has become a center for manufacturing, especially in Shuibei, Luohu District, which houses over 1,500 jewelry companies. "We have 14 jewelry fairs: three in mainland China including one in Shenzhen, five in Hong Kong and the rest are in Japan, India and Turkey,” said Jimé Essink, president and CEO of UBM Asia. He added, “Our… more
Nov 07, 2011
More than 2,100 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions – a new exhibitor record at the show – took part in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), which ran Oct. 27-30 October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors from the Cayman Islands, Finland and Sweden participated for the first time, according to HHKTDC officials.  The fair also welcomed more than 70 buying missions from 60 countries and regions, representing more than 5,530 buyers and companies such as Colinter… more
Nov 07, 2011
In the year leading up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Leaders’ Meeting, which  kicks off Nov. 12-13 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, the venue will have hosted nine major international events. The nine events collectively drew more than 50,000 attendees, including medical professionals, science and technology experts, environmental policy makers and cultural scholars from more than 100 countries. “The Hawai‘i Convention Center works proactively with meeting organizers to ensure that they are effectively able to reach global… more
Oct 24, 2011
Two Hong Kong-based electronics trade shows organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council- the 31st Hong Kong Electronics Fairs Autumn Edition and the 15th electronicAsia – both had increases in visitor numbers when they were held Oct. 13-16 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hong Kong Electronics Fairs Autumn Edition had 61,399 attendees, a 6-percent increase, compared with last year’s show, and electronicAsia had 34,23 visitors, a 4-percent increase, compared with last year’s show. Besides Hong Kong, buyers mainly came from the Chinese… more
Oct 24, 2011
The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore only has been open for 18 months, and it already has booked an impressive nearly 2,400 events involving more than 1 million participants. “Eighteen months after we first opened our doors, Marina Bay Sands is experiencing solid momentum in our MICE business,” said George Tanasijevich, president and CEO of Marina Bay Sands. He added, “We’re at nearly full capacity for the trade show space and are breaking our own records for the conference floors.  With foreign delegates traveling to attend events at Marina Bay Sands, we… more
Oct 24, 2011
Not only did the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launch the first phase of its Web site and a new QR Code at IMEX America, but also it scored record numbers at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011 in July in Kuala Lumpur. The Web site and QR code initiatives were launched as an integral part of the Bureau's strategic efforts to compete on the international business events arena more effectively, according to MyCEB officials. “The introduction of our user-friendly Web site and QR Code are crucial for us to drive our… more
Oct 24, 2011
Not only did the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launch the first phase of its Web site and a new QR Code at IMEX America, but also it scored record numbers at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011 in July in Kuala Lumpur. The Web site and QR code initiatives were launched as an integral part of the Bureau's strategic efforts to compete on the international business events arena more effectively, according to MyCEB officials. “The introduction of our user-friendly Web site and QR Code are crucial for us to drive our… more