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Reed Elsevier recently reported its interim results for the six months ended June 30. The group’s exhibitions organising arm, Reed Exhibitions, reported revenues down 4 percent year-on-year at £368 million. Adjusted operating profits were £113 million, down 8 percent, compared with last year. Reed Business Information’s (RBI) revenues dropped 8 percent to £344 million, while RBI’s adjusted operating profits were up 33 percent to £53 million. The company’s management reported that excluding the impact of biennial show cycling, underlying… more
Singapore trade shows BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia are set to expand beyond its previous edition in 2010 as organiser, Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), expects more than 2,000 exhibitors to attend the shows. This year’s edition of CommunicAsia will be relocated to the Marina Bay Sands, while BroadcastAsia remains at Suntec Singapore in a split venue format. A free shuttle service will be organised for transportation between the venues. More than 650 exhibitors from 43 countries were registered for BroadcastAsia, up 7 percent, compared with last year’s edition. Both… more
Computex Taipei, Asia’s largest and the world’s second largest ICT show, was held May 31-June 4 at the Taipei World Trade Center, Nangang Exhibition Hall and the Taipei International Convention Center. Organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the event reported a total of 120,000 visitors. Computex hit a new high in terms of international visitors – just more than 36,000, up 3.1 percent compared with last year’s edition. The top five visiting countries/regions were the U.S., Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea. According to TAITRA, the… more
The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), an annual trade show held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Pudong, is expecting to fill an additional exhibition hall this year during its 13th edition. The event is jointly organised by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and APLF, a joint venture between UBM Asia and SIC Group. ACLE will run Sept. 6-8, and organisers are expecting a crowd that includes 1,000 exhibitors to occupy one additional exhibition hall over the 2010 edition – a total of 80,500 square meters. The event will feature exhibitors ranging from… more
UBM Asia (Thailand) has announced the launch of the inaugural Food processing and Packaging Asia 2011 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center to take place alongside the 7th edition of Food ingredients Asia (Fi Asia). Both events will run Sept. 21-23. Fi Asia will be co-organised with the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand, National Food Institute, the Federation of Thai Industries and Thai Food Processors’ Association. UBM has reported a 70-percent growth for Fi Asia since its 2009 edition in Thailand, and the company is expecting more than 10,000 visitors… more
Reed Exhibitions India has set opening dates for its inaugural event, SITL India 2012, Feb. 23-25 next year. Serving the transport and logistics industry, SITL India will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The event will be split into five sectors that will cover transport and logistics services, logistics infrastructure, logistics real estate, transport and logistics information systems and technologies and materials handling equipment and systems. Managing director of Reed Exhibitions India, Ms. Delphine Lemaire, said, “The transport and logistics sector, though… more
Hong Kong-based business-to-business media group Global Sources has announced a new partnership in India. Global Sources will partner with Infocom Network Limited, which operates a leading Indian online sourcing platform, TradeIndia.com. The two companies jointly will host the Global Sources Machinery & Industrial Supplies Fair at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The event will be held Nov. 23-25 and will target domestic Indian buyers and suppliers across a wide range of categories including engineering goods & equipment, machinery, pumping equipment, testing &… more
The 38th edition of the Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO) was held April 27-30 at Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Hall and featured a record 362 exhibitors. The event, which is organised by TAITRA, also hit a new high in terms of international exhibitors. Nearly 70 overseas exhibitors participated in TaiSPO, including sporting equipment firms from Germany, the U.K., South Korea and Hong Kong. International exhibitors were up an impressive 83 percent, compared with the 2010 edition. The largest categories were fitness equipment (150 exhibitors) and sportswear and… more
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s 26th edition of the Hong Kong Gifts Premium Fair recorded attendance of more than 4,000 exhibitors during the event, which was held April 27-30 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day event, the largest of its kind in the industry, was held concurrently with the Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair at AsiaWorld-Expo. Vice chairman of the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association, Benson Pau, said, “Hong Kong’s gift exports jumped 17 percent to HK$155.7 billion last year. …… more
More than 150 delegates from 14 countries and territories gathered in India for UFI’s, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, 9th edition of the UFI Open Seminar in Asia. This is the first time the event has been held in India, which was held in Bangalore and hosted by the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). UFI’s two-day seminar in Bangalore featured a line-up of speakers including industry veterans such as well-known industry consultant, Jochen Witt, R.E. Rogers’ Ravinder Sethi, UBM Asia’s Executive Vice President, Michael Duck and Adsale… more