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May 23, 2011

Sydney jumped an impressive 17 spots to snag the No. 10 ranking out of 364 global business destinations on the 2010 International Convention & Congress Association List.

Within the Asia-Pacific region, Sydney is ranked as the No. 2 business events destination, second only to Singapore.

In 2010, Sydney hosted almost half of the total number of meetings attributed to Australian cities.

“The result is a strong indication of the robustness of Sydney’s meetings industry and our ability to deliver world-class meetings, events and conferences,”… more

May 23, 2011

United Business Media Asia recently promoted Michael Duck to executive vice president of UBM Asia, effective June 1.

According to UBM Asia officials, Duck has been instrumental in the company’s growth since its establishment in 1994, particularly in Hong Kong, China and the U.S.

During the past five years, Duck also has played a crucial role in the rapid development of UBM India, helping it to become a sizeable $20 million in revenue business, with a healthy profit margin.

In addition, Duck has been heavily involved in the strong growth of UBM Asia’… more

May 23, 2011

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Management (HML) was presented the Award for Organisation with the Highest Amount of Carbon Footprint Reduction and the Carbon “Less” 14% Certificate of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) in recognition of HML’s efforts in carbon reduction during 2009.

HML had participated in the program for the first time and, according to HML officials, was “glad to have achieved a total of 14% carbon reduction, which is far more than the minimum requirement.”

In addition, HML has received… more

May 22, 2011

The Info Salons Group, an event technology group, celebrated 21 years in the business last week. The company was founded in Australia offering event registration solutions. Info Salons now has 150 staff across offices in Sydney, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai. The company’s first European office is due to open in London later this year. Info Salons now offers services ranging from pre-event registration to social media integration to data management and data security.

Company Co-founder Jo-Anne Kelleway said, “In… more

May 18, 2011

The biannual China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), concluded with a reported 207,000 international visitors - a 5.8-percent increase, compared with more than 2010, setting a new record high. According to the organiser, the fair reportedly facilitated $36.8 billion worth of trade deals.

Organisers claimed trade with the Middle East dropped 11 percent in… more

May 18, 2011

Global Sources has formed a new partnership in order to launch Machinery & Industrial Supplies Fair at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The event will be Global Sources first exhibition aimed at serving the Indian domestic market.

It will be co-hosted by Infocom Network Ltd., the owner and operator of… more

May 18, 2011

MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., a MCH Group subsidiary, announced it will acquire a 60-percent stake in Asian Art Fairs Limited, the organizer of the Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK). The deal will be completed July 1, and the MCH Group has the option of acquiring the remaining 40 percent shares in Asian Art Fairs Limited in 2014. No financial details were disclosed.

ART HK, an annual event launched in 2008, has… more

May 18, 2011

NASDAQ-listed Global Sources recently released its results for the quarter ended 31st March 2011. Revenues were $37.5 million, up 5.6 percent, compared with the $35.5 million recorded in the same quarter in 2010. Net income in the period was $3.5 million – a year-on-year decrease of 4.3 percent from $3.7 million in 2010. Diluted earnings per share in the quarter were $0.10.

 

The Hong Kong-based company generated revenues of $27.2 million from its online business – 73 percent of total revenues… more

May 10, 2011

In April, nine exhibitions focusing on various industries were held and thousands of exhibitors and visitors gathered for business and networking at China’s Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Among the nine exhibitions held last month, three of them were new exhibitions held at the ZZICEC for the first time.

The new shows were the China Zhengzhou Baking Exhibition, China Zhengzhou Food Ingredient, Additive and Equipment Expo and China Zhengzhou Food Preservation, Freezing Technique Exhibition.

“Our strategy is to expand our… more

May 09, 2011

CommunicAsia2011, an exhibition for the global infocomm industry in the Asia-Pacific region, still is a few months away, but there are a lot of first-time exhibitors willing to place their bets on the event on tap June 21-24 at the Marina Bay Sands.


“CommunicAsia provides exhibitors a golden opportunity annually to display their innovative technologies and solutions, in addition to offering visitors from around the world a platform to keep track of the latest technologies and market development trends,” said Jason Wang, vice president of FiberHome… more