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
Oct 24, 2011
Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs exhibition brand is expanding to another continent, South America, where the brand will be launched in August in Sao Paolo. There will be four collocated Fairs, and the events will enable manufacturers from China and other Asian markets to meet and do business with buyers in Brazil and surrounding countries, according to Global Sources’ officials.  The China Sourcing Fairs in Brazil will be managed by Milton Exhibits, under license from Global Sources. The collocated events will be held Aug. 14-16 at the Imigrantes Exhibition Center… more
Oct 11, 2011
The latest edition of Reed Exhibitions’ NEPCON China, a show for the electronics manufacturing trade, drew 26,374 attendees during the three-day event held recently at the Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center. Of those visitors, 4,824 were VIPs (17 percent more than in 2010) and 576 were Diamond Club members (a 35-percent jump from the same period). In addition, 1,232 buyers from high profile electronics firms took part in the show.  On a 37,500 square meters showfloor, more than 1,000 pieces of electronics manufacturing equipment, including test and… more
Oct 10, 2011
UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, held in September at AsiaWorld-Expo, drew a record number of 3,454 exhibitors from 46 countries, representing a 13-percent increase, compared with 2009. With the growth of exhibitors, the showfloor also increased from 120,000 square meters in 2009 to 130,000 square meters in 2011.  “We are very pleased to witness the success of the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair,” said Allen Ha, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.  “This mammoth fair, along with other exhibitions and conferences at AsiaWorld-Expo,… more
Oct 10, 2011
The biennial FoodHotelVietnam2011, organized by Singapore Exhibition Services and co-organized by VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd., scored a 26-percent attendance increase, compared with the 2009 show, during its Sept. 26-28 event at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City. There were a total of 12,075 attendees, which included trade visitors, exhibiting staff, competition judges and participants and members of the media. Of that total, 9.860 were trade visitors. Besides higher attendance, the show also saw more exhibitors on the showfloor, with 373, 74 percent of… more
Oct 10, 2011
The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus has changed its membership structure to better serve the MICE industry organizations across the Asian region, according to AACVB officials. The new membership structure will extend membership opportunities to provincial and city-level CVBs and will be in three membership tiered groups – Full CVB Member, Associate CVB Member and Associate Industry . With this new structure, membership in AACVB now will be available to MICE destination marketing organizations, venue operators, destination marketing companies, professional… more
Sep 19, 2011
Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories exhibition still is more than a month away but not only is its showfloor already sold out, but it’s also on track to be 30-percent larger than last year’s show. "Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world's top fashion buyers," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions. He added, "This October Fair will be our largest-ever fashion accessories show. Over 800 booths have been sold out… more
Sep 19, 2011
TIPREX 2011, Thai International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition drew a record crowd of 10,500 attendees Aug. 31-Sept. 3 to the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre. The number of attendees, 15 percent of which were from overseas, was a 30-percent increase, compared with the last time the event was held in 2009. Countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam were strongly represented by the attendees. There also were 215 exhibitors on the showfloor, including country pavilions from Austria, Singapore and Taiwan. “TIPREX 2011 has exceeded… more