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Nov 27, 2011
Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry have been named by the International Association of Exhibitions & Events and will be feted at the organization’s upcoming Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition Dec. 6-8 in Las Vegas. The IAEE Individual Awards winners includes Gary Sain, president and CEO of Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, who will receive Chariman’s Award, given to someone whose assistance to the IAEE chairman has been meritorious. Recipients are recognized for going… more
Nov 27, 2011
The Virtual Edge Institute’s Virtual Edge Summit 2012, on tap Jan. 9-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, has unveiled a robust education program on everything a show organizer needs to know on virtual and hybrid events, with 80 speakers and 30 sessions. The theme of the summit, “Accelerate: knowledge. strategy. results”, will focus on presenting digital solutions for meetings, events, learning, training and community and feature speakers from companies such as 3M, Cisco Systems, Herbalife, HIMSS, IBM, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, VMWare, and Xerox. The summit runs… more
Nov 21, 2011
Reed Exhibitions Greater China, part of the Reed Elsevier Group, reported a year of growth in 2011 with seven new trade shows launched in six different industry sectors and record levels of participants at its exhibitions. The seven new exhibitions launched by Reed or through joint venture partnerships this year include Industrial Materials China, Gifts & Home Shanghai, Green Lighting Shanghai Expo & Forum, China (Shenzhen) International Maternity, Baby and Children’s Product Exhibition, Green Hospital Solution Expo, China Veterinary Technology & Equipment Exhibitionand… 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 21, 2011
The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) reported results of its biennial economic impact study report. Compiled by KPMG Transaction Advisory Services, the report shows Hong Kong’s exhibition industry contributed US$4.6 billion towards the local economy in 2010, compared with US$3.9 billion in 2008, or equivalent to 2.1 percent of Hong Kong’s total GDP. Direct expenditure, which covers expenditure specifically on exhibitions and exhibition-related activities, amounted to US$2.3 billion or 50 percent of the total expenditure. Business… more
Nov 21, 2011
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources released its third quarter results ended Sept. 30 this week. The company reported revenues were US$47 million, an increase of 19 percent, compared with the same quarter in 2010. Net profit attributable to shareholders was US$3.96 million in the quarter, an impressive growth of 90 percent, compared with the third quarter of 2010. Online revenues of US$30 million were recorded this quarter, an increase of 22 percent, while exhibitions revenues jumped 17 percent to US$9 million. Print revenue grew 9.1 percent to US$6.3 million in the quarter. Revenues from… more
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
Messe München International (MMI) and Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co. Ltd have announced the establishment of a joint venture to operate and expand the environmental technologies trade fair in China, IE expo. IE expo, formerly IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS, will be launched March 7-9 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Organisers of the events are MMI, Shanghai ZM, MMI’s Shanghai subsidiary, MMI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.and the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences. Products and services exhibited at the event will include water & sewage, refuse disposal… more
Nov 21, 2011
Malaysia recently booked the 8th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The five-day congress will explore the latest research findings on the relationship between the built environment and human health, wellbeing and quality of life with a focus on the Asian, African and Middle Eastern emerging economies. Organized by the International Academy for Design and Health headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Congress has never been to Malaysia before. It is expected to attract 1,000 delegates and generate an estimated USD3.5… more
Nov 21, 2011
Hong Kong-based exhibition organiser, Kenfair, and the Fujian Provincial People’s Government of China will co-organise the inaugural Asia Expo-Singapore and Fujian Commodities Expo-Nov. 23-25 Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands’ exhibition centre. The three-day trade show for consumer retail products will reportedly feature around 600 exhibitors from China and other countries and territories across Asia. Split into two events, approximately 200 exhibitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, The Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam will showcase their… more