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According to various media reports, the Wuhan International Expo Center is set to open its doors on Oct. 15 in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province, China. The new venue will feature 190,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space. The reported size will rank the Wuhan International Expo Center third largest in China, behind the Pazhou Complex of the Chinese Export & Import Commodities Fair Ground in Guangzhou and the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). It also would make the Wuhan International Expo Center the largest in central China. The exhibition centre will be… more
Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced plans to launch a new Thailand edition of its Fastener Fair at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Sept. 6-8, 2012. This latest addition follows the launch of Fastener Fair Mumbai and Fastener Fair São Paolo earlier in the year as part of Mack Brooks’ expansion into growth markets in Asia and South America. A total of 90 exhibitors, of which 45 were from overseas, attended the Mumbai event this April. Mack Brooks officials said Thailand posted its highest GDP growth rate in 2010 over a fifteen-year period, while… more
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
The triennial Foodpro 2011, which ran July 10-13 in Sydney, has recorded its largest ever numbers in terms of exhibitors, visitors and space utilized. Reportedly the largest trade show for the food and beverage processing and manufacturing industries in the Asia-Pacific region, the show featured 328 exhibitors – an 18-percent increase from the previous edition in 2008. Foodpro is managed by Diversified Exhibitions Australia and was collocated with the 44th annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Conference for the first time this year. The increase in… 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
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
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
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