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The 11th edition of the Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo (CBME), organised by UBM China (Hangzhou), closed with record results at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The three-day exhibition covered some 80,500 square meters of exhibition space according to its organiser, while a record-breaking trade visitor crowd of 88,062 from 78 countries and regions were present. The show was held July 20-22. UBM reported a total of 3,700 booths were sold to accommodate 1,043 exhibitors, which consisted of 1,564 brands. Around 470 brands were from… more
UBMsubsidiary, UBM India, announced more than 300 exhibitors and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors will be present at its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fairthis year. The three-day event will be held in December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre(BEC). The Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair will be the third jewellery related trade show for UBM’s portfolio in India following the Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition(GJIIE) in Chennai and the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl & Gem Fair(HJF). The first edition of the jewellery fair will feature international pavilions from… more
The Sri Lanka Expo 2012, organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), is being revived after a 15 year hiatus. Scheduled to run from March 28-30 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo, the three-day trade show will feature a range of “traditional and non-traditional products” under three categories of Agriculture, Fisheries and Industrial Products and Services. The expo will reportedly feature over 300 booths and is expected to attract over 1,000 visitors from overseas. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce,… more
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
Bangkok, 8th September: Also this month, the third edition of Pack Print International received a record 200 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. The four-day trade show, jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, attracted an estimated 17,000 visitors from over 50 countries and regions – a jump of 40% versus the previous edition in 2009. The trade show was held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), and ran from 31st August to 3rd September. Exhibitors at this year’s show… more
U.K.-based trade show organiser, Fresh RM, and Australia’s Single Market Events will jointly organise the Speciality & Fine Food Fair Aug. 27-28, 2012, at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The two-day trade show will feature the latest international fine food and drink products. As an extension of Fresh RM’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London, the new event will feature a Fine Food Forum, Small Business Forum and a Business Mentoring Centre. Tim Etchells, managing director of Single Market Events, said, “We are delighted to be launching Speciality… 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
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
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