May 10, 2016

Last week, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) concluded its 31st Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), and the 11th Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE).

Both fairs ran April 27-30, attracting a total of more than 64,000 buyers from 134 countries and regions.

Co-organised with the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association (HKEA), the Gifts & Premium Fair featured a record of more than 4,300 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions, with first time participants from Estonia and… more

Apr 26, 2016

Mobile Electronics, second phase of Global Sources Electronics, was held April 18-21 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), with a strong focus on smartphone, tablets, wearable devices and mobile accessories.

“In just two years, the event has grown by more than 100% to become the world’s largest mobile electronics sourcing show,” said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources.

Key highlight of this year’s event is the Startup Launchpad, which is an integrated B2B sourcing platform and conference program, aiming to showcase the latest tech products from startups.

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Apr 26, 2016

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2016, India's No. 1 Trade Fair for Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics, will return to the Pragati Maidan exhibition center April 6-8 in New Delhi.

Held every year alternately in New Delhi or Mumbai, the event presents the latest developments specifically geared towards the Indian medical sector, ranging from medical, diagnostics, laboratory and rehabilitation equipment to hospital/clinic furnishings and products as well as communication/information technology.

Organized by Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd., the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in… more

Apr 26, 2016

On the heels of buying U.S.-based fashion trade show portfolio, Business Journals Inc. last week, U.K.-based UBM now will launch IFF MAGIC Japan, a new joint venture between MAGIC and JFW-International Fashion Fair, Japan’s longest running, bi-annual fashion business tradeshow organized by publisher Senken Shimbun. 

The two fashion powerhouses will join forces to launch the first IFF MAGIC Japan event April 26-28, 2017, at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center.

“Fashion is a truly global industry, and we are thrilled for MAGIC’s upcoming expansion into the… more

Apr 26, 2016

Preparation for Messe Frankfurt’s Music China 2016 is in full swing, with 90 percent of the exhibition area reserved. The 2016 edition will be expanded to 10 halls, occupying 113,000 square meters of the exhibition area Oct. 26-29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China.

“The demand for musical instruments in China is enjoying substantial growth, mainly driven by an expanding market and enhanced aesthetic appreciation of quality musical instruments,” said Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd.

She added, “The increasing… more

Mar 22, 2016

The Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), has revealed Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group for Intel Corporation, as the speaker who will deliver a keynote address at the upcoming CES Asia™ 2016.

Owned and produced by CTA, and co-produced by Intex Shanghai, CES Asia 2016 will run May 11-13 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC).

Skaugen's keynote will take place on May 11 at the Kerry Hotel, Shanghai Ballrooms 2-3. He… more

Mar 22, 2016

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently became the first facility in Malaysia to install the 6500 ANSI Lumens laser technology projector as part of her RM3.1 million investment to upgrade the audio-visual (AV) capabilities in the venue’s 21 meeting rooms.

According to the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, the Centre is currently regarded as the most technologically-advanced facility in Malaysia, and the investment “reflects our commitment to continuously upgrade and improve the quality of service delivery for the Centre’s delegates and visitors.”

He added… more

Mar 22, 2016

Global Sources released its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. Revenues from continuing operations in 2015 were US$171.0 million, down 4.6 percent, compared with the US$179.3 million recorded in 2014.

Adjusted EBITDA fell to US$30.5 million from US$37.3 million in 2014. Net profits slipped to US$18.8 million in 2015 – down from US$22.5 million in the previous year. IFRS net profit, however, jumped 63 percent year-on-year to US$29.9 million from US$18.3 million in 2014.

More than half of the revenues were generated from the company’s exhibitions business –… more

Mar 08, 2016

Almost 270 delegates from 21 countries and territories gathered in Chiang Mai at the end of February to discuss and debate the future of the exhibition industry. T

Technology, and the internet in particular, has long been a potential opportunity as well as a source of concern to business event organizers. 

At this year’s UFI Open Seminar in Asia, industry leaders shared their views on the future of the exhibition industry as more and more event-related online platforms and mobile apps come to market.

The 11th edition of the seminar was held in the… more

Mar 08, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) ---Southeast Asia's biggest global furniture market - serves as the first pilot event between Alibaba B2B business unit and UBM in their strategic partnership to build the next generation of O2O sourcing experiences.

Alibaba B2B's participation at MIFF 2016 also marks the roll out of the Trade Assurance Program to suppliers outside of China - a program aiming to boost trust between buyers and sellers on cross-border trading and now Malaysian furniture and furnishing manufacturers through… more