Apr 11, 2017
Global Sources will open its spring trade show series next month in Hong Kong. In total, the company’s events will feature more than 8,800 booths at its exhibition held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Global Sources Electronics will be held in two phases. The first phase will run April 11-4, showcasing 3,600 booths focused on consumer electronics, virtual reality and gaming, electronic components and smart living. The second phase, Mobile Electronics, will be held April 18-21, featuring categories such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories, and AR/VR. The organiser expects more than 2,600… more
Apr 11, 2017
Reed Exhibitions Greater China appointed Josephine Lee to the role of COO, effective April 1. Lee takes up the appointment after several successful years as senior vice president and later in 2016 as executive vice president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China.  In this new position, in addition to sales and marketing responsibilities, Lee will oversee Reed Greater China’s entire portfolio of events, as well as the operations team. Josephine Lee joined Reed Exhibitions Greater China in 2003 and was a core part of the setup of its Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices.  She also has… more
Apr 11, 2017
Yarn Expo Spring concluded its 2017 edition last month with high satisfaction from both exhibitors and buyers. Held from March 15-17 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), the fair attracted 22,579 visitors from 94 countries and regions (2016: 20,527, 77 countries and regions) to source a large variety of yarn and fibre products brought by a total of 393 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions (2016: 309, 11 countries and regions), a 10 percent and 27 percent increase, respectively. The top 10 overseas visitor countries and regions were Australia, Hong Kong, India,… more
Mar 21, 2017
The China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE, supported by Techtextil), returns for its second edition in 2017, with an earlier date in the calendar – June 21-23 - to better suit the industry’s needs. Co-organised by the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; the China Nonwovens & Industrial Textiles Association (CNITA); the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA); and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd this biennial event was first held in October 2015, and has been brought forward to June due to suggestions from key stakeholders. Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe… more
Mar 21, 2017
The Shenyang New World EXPO opened to glowing accolades March 1. Located in Liaoning province’s capital city, EXPO is positioned to become an exhibition and meeting industry magnet for China’s northeastern geographical region consisting of the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang, according to venue officials. The opening event was the 2017 DPES Sign and LED Expo China - Shenyang held March 1-3. As the venue’s first trade show, buyers primarily from Northeast China viewed current digital, printing, signage and engraving equipment, systems and technology. The event, including … more
Mar 21, 2017
As we enter Q2, Reed Exhibitions Greater China is preparing to produce its largest ever sequence of events - 70 scheduled shows, covering 12 specialized and fast-growing industries between February and December. As part of RELX Group, Reed Exhibitions' full year results for 2016 were recently announced showing both underlying revenue and profit growth. Reed Exhibitions continued to pursue growth opportunities in 2016, launching 32 new events and completing seven small acquisitions. Amid China's transitioning economy, Reed Exhibitions Greater China continues to move forward by driving new… more
Mar 21, 2017
Tarsus Asia, a division of the Tarsus Group, plans to develop its recent acquisition, Hometex Home Textiles Fair in Shenzhen, into a more internationalised trade show. Tarsus Asia aims to increase overseas participation in Hometex, by leveraging the company’s existing portfolio in Turkey and Indonesia to bring new buyers and suppliers to Shenzhen. Tarsus will promote and further develop the Shenzhen Design Week by hosting a guest country to encourage additional international collaboration. A dual language digital offering will also be launched to complement Hometex to facilitate access to… more
Mar 07, 2017
The 10th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade visitors from ASEAN, is fast approaching. The exhibition takes place March 23-25 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is expected to welcome 300 worldwide exhibitors and 8,000 global buyers to the 9,710 sqm exhibition space spanning five halls. This edition brings many new exciting elements to the biennial show. The traditional format of the past Automechanika Kuala Lumpur fairs will evolve this year and change… more
Mar 07, 2017
Over 230 delegates from 21 countries and territories gathered in Singapore recently for the UFI Asia Open Seminar to take stock of their industry, which continues to grow, despite plenty of economic and political uncertainties. Seismic changes such as Brexit, the emerging policies of the Trump administration and slow economic growth in key markets all suggest challenging times lay ahead. However, the Asian exhibition industry has proven time after time that it is well-positioned to grow in the face of less than ideal economic and political circumstances. The exhibition industry is changing… more
Mar 07, 2017
Coex in Seoul will welcome the first edition of Comic Con Seoul this summer running from Aug. 4-6. Organized by ReedPOP, Comic Con Seoul will showcase the latest pop culture trends. Comic Con Seoul will feature comics, movies, video games, cosplay, anime, etc. During the three-day event, Korea Championships of Cosplay will also be held, while the Comic Con Seoul Artist Alley will allow visitors to interact with creative writers, illustrators and designers. Other features include demo sessions by professional artists; classroom sessions and behind-the-scenes panels featuring rare looks into… more