Sep 04, 2011
A record amount of hosted buyers, exhibitors and trade visitors were on hand at Reed Exhibitions’ CIBTM (China, Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) Aug. 30-Sept 1 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, according to show officials. The three-day event focused on the meetings business in China and attracted more than 4,400 hosted buyers and trade visitors who took part in more than 7,500 prescheduled meetings. “The response from the local, regional and international meetings industry to CIBTM this year has driven this event to yet another… more
Sep 04, 2011
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf’s Asia subsidiary plans to co-organize the Indoprint 2012 show, an event for the printing industry, with Indonesia-based show organizer PT Wahana Kemalaniaga (WAKENI). The six-year-old show – on tap April 11-14 at the Jakarta International Expo - fits neatly into Messe Duesseldorf’s worldwide portfolio that includes drupa - the no. 1 international trade show for the global printing industry, according to Messe Duesseldorf officials. The 2011 Indoprint show drew 173 exhibitors from 15 countries that showcased their products to 11,245… more
Sep 04, 2011
UBM Asia named Wolfram Diener as senior vice president, effective Nov. 1, and Zhang Xue Qiang as managing director of Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), effective Sept. 9. As part of his new appointment, Wolfram will join the company’s board of directors and be responsible for driving UBM Asia’s fast-growing business in Shanghai (UBM Sinoexpo and UBM China), Beijing and Hangzhou and will report to Jimé Essink, president and CEO of UBM Asia. Wolfram also will lead the company’s jewelry portfolio that includes exhibitions in Hong… more
Sep 04, 2011
More people than ever before attended shows at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during fiscal year 2010-2011, with 5,969,789 coming through the doors of the venue, a 25-percent increase, compared with the prior fiscal year. The big uptick in attendance was attributed to an expanded portfolio of events, 1,235, that were also held during fiscal year 2010-2011, according to HKCEC officials. Of those 1,235 events held at the venue, 116 were exhibitions that utilized an average gross exhibition area of 16,272 square meters. Of the 116 exhibitions, 18 utilized a gross area of 30… more
Aug 23, 2011
Booth space at the collocated China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components, Security Products, Solar & Energy Saving Products and Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, scheduled Oct. 12-15, has been completely sold out. When the show opens its doors, attendees will have the ability to peruse 3,800 booths at Hong Kong-based AsiaWorld-Expo, a 15-percent increase, compared with last year’s event. "Our electronics shows continue to attract the world's top buyers and this is driving demand for exhibitor space at our shows,” said Tommy Wong,… more
Aug 23, 2011
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Food Expo broke attendance records in its 22nd year, with 380,000 visitors coming to the five-day fair, a 3-percent increase, compared with the 2010 event. The show was held Aug. 11-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and exhibitor records also were broken at this year’s event, according to HKTDC officials. The Food expo included the new Gourmet Zone, which featured premium food and processing products from around the world. The products included Belgium handmade chocolate, French ice cream, Spanish ham, Indonesian… more
Aug 23, 2011
Reed Exhibitions’ decision to bring its SinoFoldingCarton show to Beijing for the first time this year paid off with an expanded showfloor spanning 20,000 square meters and 300 exhibiting companies, 22 of which were new. The show was held July 6-8 at the China International Exhibition Center and showcased new equipment, materials and manufacturing solutions for the folding carton industry. Well-known local and international companies exhibited at the event, such as Masterwork Machinery, the Shengding Group, Founder Electronics, Meiguang Machinery, Hongjing, Tokyo Wenhong, Esko-… more
Aug 23, 2011
Now, attendees not only will be able to go to events at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in person, but they also will be able to visit the event online afterward. The virtual event service is offered by the center, and the first event to be made available online after the live event wrapped up was the Australian Business Events Expo, known as ABEE Online. The ABEE Online event will be the first time an Australian venue has coordinated a virtual event, with the centernow planning to include the service as part of its regular offerings to clients, according to SCEC officials… more
Aug 08, 2011
UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair drew an 18-percent increase of attendees at its recent June event at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, with a record 22,452 visitors coming from 104 countries and regions, according to company officials. Of the 22,452 visitors, 42 percent were Hong Kong-based visitors, while 58 percent were from overseas, a growth of 30 percent, compared with last year’s June event. The largest group of visitors came from outside Hong Kong came from mainland China, with a total of 5,372, followed by India, Taiwan, the Philippines… more
Aug 08, 2011
New buyers at Global Sources’ Private Sourcing Events more than doubled for the first half of this year, according to company officials. Among new buyers were AEON, E.Leclerc, Forever 21, Fujitsu, J.C. Penney and Lidl. "As product costs increase, we are looking for ways to reduce expenses in other areas. Private Sourcing Events save us time and money by short-listing quality suppliers who meet our strict requirements before any meetings take place,” said Jacqueline Au, buying manager for AEON Hong Kong.   She added, “This has freed our sourcing teams to spend… more