May 23, 2012
Consumer Electronic Association’s 2012 International CES was the biggest of the big, with records being broken in number of exhibitors, overall attendees and international attendees, according to an independent audit. There were a record-breaking 3,319 exhibitors that showed off their technologies at the 2012 International CES event, a 22-percent increase, compared with last year’s show. There also were a record number of international professionals – 35,734 – who attended the show from more than 150 countries, which was an increase of 13 percent, compared with last… more
May 21, 2012
The newest premiere jewellery event will be held in Eastern China Oct. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou. Hangzhou is the capital city and political, economic and cultural center of Zhejiang province. Organized by UBM China, the International Colored Gemstone Association and the Jewelry Jade Industry Association of Zhejiang, the three-day event will give the province’s sophisticated jewellery consumers, private collectors and high-end jewellery retailers the opportunity to admire and purchase jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls and jadeite from esteemed international jewelers.… more
May 21, 2012
Global Sources ended 2011 with positive revenue results, but the beginning of 2012 wasn’t as upbeat, with first-quarter exhibition revenue dropping to $2.2 million, compared with $4.4 million the first quarter in 2011. Global Sources’ management stated the decrease in Q1 exhibition revenues resulted from the rescheduling of one trade show from January 2012 to December 2011. Print revenue also declined to $4.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared with $4.7 million in the same quarter last year. Online revenue was a bright note, however, with $30.9 million in the first… more
May 21, 2012
The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre held its first-ever drawing competition - “A Landmark for Success Drawing Competition 2012” – in which 16 young primary and secondary school students received prizes at an Award Presentation Ceremony for their submissions. The purpose of the drawing competition was to give local school students the chance to visit the HKCEC and, by looking at its architecture and interior design from an artistic perspective, learn more about how it contributes to Hong Kong’s economy, according to venue officials.   Millions of… more
May 21, 2012
Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, along with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Branch and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd, will launch the Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology fair Sept. 20-22 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. According to organizers, the event will meet the growing demand from China’s intelligent building market. Focused on the theme “Intelligent Building“, the fair will occupy approximately 6,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors will be offering… more
May 21, 2012
George Little Management has partnered with ST Media Group to launch SPACE (Strategy, Product and Architecture for Consumer Environments) New York, a new show for retail interiors that will be collocated with GLM’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. SPACE New York will feature 150 exhibitors and serve as an opportunity for visual merchandisers and store designers to discover the latest in unique and innovative design-driven products for retail environments, according to show organizers. “We are thrilled to launch this innovative new fair in New York… more
May 21, 2012
Market Center Management’s Nashville Medical Trade Center has signed up several new exhibitors for the new venue to be built in the downtown area of the city. “We began this project in the midst of uncertainty about the economy and questions about the viability of a global marketplace for healthcare. But companies have had the time to recognize the cost benefits and business opportunities of a center of innovation attracting visitors from around the world,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Market Center Management Company. He added, “As the economy continues to… more
May 21, 2012
A new feature at Messe Dueseldorf’s MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine will be the MEDICA ECON FORUM, organized by the German TK health insurance (Techniker Krankenkasse). The new forum will be geared towards decision-makers’ needs in the health sector. “Cost-benefit assessments and the introduction of innovations are increasingly gaining importance,” said Joachim Schäfer, managing director of Messe Duesseldorf. He added, “By sharpening the profile of their service portfolio and increasingly concluding… more
May 21, 2012
When the American Psychiatric Association Heart Rhythm Society recently held their annual meetings, they decided to leave a lasting impact and give back to the local host communities. The APA’s meeting was held May 5-9 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center and the association made a pledge to make a group donation to the Philadelphia Mental Health Center at the culmination of the event. Donations were made throughout the convention, and the APA matched every dollar that was donated by attendees. The APA 2012 Meeting also featured host Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. as the… more
When the American Psychiatric Association Heart Rhythm Society recently held their annual meetings, they decided to leave a lasting impact and give back to the local host communities. The APA’s meeting was held May 5-9 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center and the association made a pledge to make a group donation to the Philadelphia Mental Health Center at the culmination of the event. Donations were made throughout the convention, and the APA matched every dollar that was donated by attendees. The APA 2012 Meeting also featured host Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. as the… more