Mar 08, 2016

The 3rd Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), was held March 1-5 at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE).

The 33rd Hong Kong International Jewellery Show also was held March 3-7 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The two events featured more than 4,380 exhibitors from 54 countries and regions.

The Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show showcased jewellery raw materials including quality diamonds, previous gems, semi-precious stones and pearls.

A new Rough Stones & Mineral zone… more

Feb 09, 2016

Reed Exhibitions Greater China made its mark in China with successful completion of the nation’s first-ever marketing certification program for exhibition industry professionals.

The Reed Exhibitions Greater China (RXGC) Marketing Certification Program, launched in March 2015, was designed with the specific aim to educate and certify marketers. It supports Reed’s vision to build a strong marketing and digital DNA within the company by developing a pool of marketing talents, and provides recognition for knowledge and skills that are critical to employees’ marketing success.

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Feb 09, 2016

During a specially convened session of the Executive Committee (Committee) Jan. 27, the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) voted unanimously to appoint Stuart Bailey, managing director of Diversified Communications Hong Kong, as the chairman of the association for the remainder of the current term which runs until June 2016. 

Bailey replaces Javed Khan, Mega-Expo, who resigned his position on health grounds earlier this month.

The committee wishes to sincerely thank Javed for all of the time and effort that he gave in discharging his… more

Feb 09, 2016

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) 10th anniversary year in 2015 turned out to be a banner one for international high-profile events at the venue.

These included; the Global Food Safety Conference 2015; 18th Human Genome Meeting 2015; 26th and 27th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits; and the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, to name a few. These contributed to the Centre’s 2015 total of 1,230 events which attracted close to 1.8 million delegates.

Since its opening, the Centre has hosted 11,199… more

Feb 09, 2016

VNU Exhibitions has announced its acquisition of Aquarama and Pet Asia from UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd. Aquarama is a trade show covering fish, invertebrates, plants and related accessories.

Pet Asia was launched in 2007 as a collocated event to extend the show coverage to other pet supplies and services. VNU will be the exhibition organiser of both Pet Asia and Aquarama, beginning with the 2016 edition.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Aquarama has been held in Singapore biennially since 1989. As an immediate effect of the acquisition, Aquarama… more

Jan 25, 2016

The Incheon Convention & Visitors Bureau, located in Incheon, South Korea, has become the latest convention and visitors bureau to be certified to an international sustainability standard for the meetings and event industry.

The Incheon CVB achieved certification to the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Destinations for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows and Conferences.

The Destinations standard is one of the nine standards developed by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events industry to provide event planners… more

Jan 25, 2016

ITE Asia has acquired a 70 percent stake in the organiser of the Fastener Expo in Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Fastener Expo Shanghai is an annual event held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.

Fastener Expo Guangzhou, was launched in 2013 and has just held its third edition at the Guangzhou Poly Trade Expo Center.

The acquisition further expands ITE’s business in Asia where it has growing interests, principally in China, India and Indonesia.

The current management team including Mr Yang Jungfeng, will stay with the business.

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Jan 25, 2016

Coex, the biggest exhibition organizer in Korea, will be expanding its exhibition organizing business in 2016, with the opening of the Stylish Life Show in Chengdu, China.

Scheduled Nov. 5-9 at the New Century Exhibition and Convention Centre, Stylish Life will be co-organized with the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Korea Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises and the Sichuan Bureau of Expo Affairs.

Stylish Life marks Coex’s fourth international expansion, adding to its three shows in Vietnam: the Vietnam Baby Fair, The Vietnam Retail and Franchise Show and… more

Jan 25, 2016

The 2016 edition of Yarn Expo Spring now is less than two months away, and nearly 250 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions, including China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lithuania, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and Uzbekistan, have already confirmed their participation.

The exhibitor number and the scale of the fair have surpassed the organizers’ expectation, and to accommodate the increased size, the fair will now occupy hall 5.1 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) March 16-18.

The gross area of 14,000 square meters is… more

Dec 09, 2015

Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media group based in Hong Kong, has recently reported its financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30.

Revenue from continuing operations was US$23.5 million, down from US$31.7 million in 2014. The company also posted an IFRS net loss of US$4.6 million. In the same quarter last year, Global Sources recorded a net profit of US$1.9 million.

The decline in revenue hit all of Global Sources core businesses. Online revenue fell by 15 percent to US$15.9 million. Exhibition revenue plummeted by 57 percent to US$4.1 million… more