IBTM China 2018 closed on a high, with over 6,600 pre-planned meetings happening during the two day-long event, which took place from 12–13 September at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing. Over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than 280 Hosted Buyers and 3,400 visitors for two days of meetings, networking and educational sessions.
Out of 901 events held in the first eight month of the year, 237 or 26 percent were new events choosing the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) for the first time.
Earlier this week, the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) announced it acquired the rights and equity in AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) held by IEC Investments Limited, as well as the ownership of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited, for HK$900 million (US $115 million).
This deal reduces the shareholders of AWE to just two – the Hong Kong Government and AA.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is pleased to have received two major awards from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
With the help of a newly launched exhibitor co-marketing solution, VIP Guest Invites, some major U.S. trade shows are seeing a significant spike in invited guest attendance.
Some of the construction in downtown San Francisco will be ending soon, with a positive impact for event planners and attendees. The $551 million Moscone Center expansion project is due to be completed at the end of 2018.
TSNN is thrilled to announce that the 10th Annual 2019 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence will head Nov. 15-17 to Dallas to celebrate the top U.S. fastest-growing trade shows in net square footage and attendance (www.T-awards.com)
Exhibiting at trade shows – how hard can it be? You just show up and talk to people, right? Actually, exhibiting is surprisingly harder than it looks. That said, trade shows still remain very popular (and even keep growing) because they can produce great results when done right.
Two large U.S. footwear trade show operators are teaming up to better meet the evolving needs of the industries they represent.
The National Restaurant Association and Winsight, an information services company in the foodservice industry that publishes “Restaurant Business”, have announced the formation of an equity partnership through which the National Restaurant Association will become an equity partner of Winsight, and Winsight will assume operational ownership and execution of the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.