Aug 23, 2011
IT and electronics trade show, CEATEC Japan, has agreed to collaborate with the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show this year in an effort to provide a strong message regarding Japan’s recovery following the earthquake-tsunami disaster in March 2011. The collaboration sees two of Japan’s largest and most influential industries (IT & electronics and automobile) combining to highlight the resilience of Japan’s manufacturing industry. The partnership involves collaboration designed to increase media coverage as well as visitor numbers. The partnership has branded itself as ‘… more
Aug 22, 2011
Private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired George Little Management for $173 million from the Daily Mail and General Trust, parent company of dmg world media. The acquisition will be made through a new holding company headed by Charles G. McCurdy, who previously was CEO of Canon Communications. The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. handled the sale for DMGT, and the sale is expected to close by the end of September, pending customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. “GLM has a proven track record in exceeding the expectations of exhibitors and attendees… more
Aug 19, 2011
For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to you to tell us why you think your show is the BEST. This is the first year for this special award that will debut at the 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. There is no specific criterion for the award. Be creative! What made your event so outstanding? Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and obtain the most leads ever? Did you have the best sessions, games, music, food or networking environment? Was your show filled with best dressed or friendliest… more
Aug 10, 2011
This year’s Society of Independent Show Organizers’ Executive Conference - “Digital Declaration” - wrapped up Aug. 11 after not only covering various aspects of technology impacting the trade show industry, but also drawing more attendees. In all, 180 show organizers and suppliers came to the event held at Philadelphia’s newly expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, compared with 150 attendees at last year’s conference in Boston. The event kicked off Tuesday night with a reception at the Franklin Institute, and Jack Ferguson, president and CEO of the… more
Aug 08, 2011
UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair drew an 18-percent increase of attendees at its recent June event at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, with a record 22,452 visitors coming from 104 countries and regions, according to company officials. Of the 22,452 visitors, 42 percent were Hong Kong-based visitors, while 58 percent were from overseas, a growth of 30 percent, compared with last year’s June event. The largest group of visitors came from outside Hong Kong came from mainland China, with a total of 5,372, followed by India, Taiwan, the Philippines… more
Aug 08, 2011
Reed Exhibitions’ Aluminium China broke all previous attendance records at its recent show, with 11,282 visitors from 83 countries and regions, a 25-percent jump from the 2010 edition. Of the visitors, 1,244 were international – 76 percent more than last year. In addition, 420 exhibitors were on the exhibit floor in July at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. For the first time, Aluminium China, which represents the complete industry supply chain for Aluminium, was collocated with Industrial Materials China, featuring copper, magnesium, green processing methods and… more
Aug 08, 2011
New buyers at Global Sources’ Private Sourcing Events more than doubled for the first half of this year, according to company officials. Among new buyers were AEON, E.Leclerc, Forever 21, Fujitsu, J.C. Penney and Lidl. "As product costs increase, we are looking for ways to reduce expenses in other areas. Private Sourcing Events save us time and money by short-listing quality suppliers who meet our strict requirements before any meetings take place,” said Jacqueline Au, buying manager for AEON Hong Kong.   She added, “This has freed our sourcing teams to spend… more
Aug 08, 2011
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) reported the attendance of 950,000 visitors at its recently concluded 22nd edition of the Hong Kong Book Fair, an increase of 3 percent, compared with 2010. One of the largest events of its kind in Asia, the week-long event was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and ran July 18-24. The fair is a public event with exhibiting categories ranging from books and publications, e-Books and software to stationary. A record 526 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions featured at this year’s fair. The large visiting… more
Aug 08, 2011
Companies across the Asia-Pacific region recently made executive management changes, including United Business Media Asia, Messe Duesseldorf, Marina Bay Sands and SKYCITY Entertainment Group: Here are several announcements: United Business Media Asia promoted Mike Tan to the position of senior vice president Aug. 1. Tan began his career in print publishing and joined UBM Asia in 1995 as a magazine publisher. Since then, he has undertaken a wide variety of management tasks, including as general manager for UBM Asia's China business based in Shanghai, general manager for the trade… more
Aug 08, 2011
The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that Hong Kong’s overnight MICE arrivals increased by 10 percent year-on-year to 725,779 in the first six months of 2011. According to HKTB, the growth of MICE arrivals can be attributed to record-breaking numbers of participants at large-scale conventions and exhibition during the period. Of those 725,779 arrivals, 43 percent or 310,913 were from mainland China, which grew 15 percent year-on-year. South and south-east Asia arrivals also recorded significant growth, rising 11 percent to 116,788. European, African and the Middle Eastern… more