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Feb 26, 2017
Using freelance or contract labor isn’t new to the trade show industry. Contract floor managers, for example, have been a staple of the show business for decades. But as freelance work becomes a more popular option and a go-to resource for companies in the general economy, it’s likely to be a more acceptable and accessible option for both organizers and suppliers in the exhibition industry. In this week’s #Expochat, Michelle Bruno will lead a discussion on the challenges and opportunities associated with freelance workers. Here are the questions: How do you define a freelancer/contract worker… more
Feb 26, 2017
Kaizen is a business philosophy of Japanese origin whose key principle is that great success can come from a lot of people making gradual and incremental improvements in their processes within an organization. During the last few decades, many corporations across the globe have seen the effectiveness of this approach and have adopted Kaizen to improve everything from cross-team collaboration to employee productivity and manufacturing output. Kaizen makes it easier to bring positive transformations by removing the uncertainties and resistance that inevitably accompany sudden and drastic… more
Feb 24, 2017
Netherlands-based Geomares and U.S.-based Diversified Communications have formed a partnership that will place Geomares’ Geo-matching.com product database as the official supplier directory for Diversified’s geospatial-related trade shows and e-media sites, including SPAR3D Expo & Conference; SPAR3D.com; International LiDAR Mapping Forum; Commercial UAV News; Commercial UAV Expo Europe and Commercial UAV Expo Americas. As an international media company for specialized trade information specifically focused on geomatics, hydrography, marine navigation and related industries,… more
Feb 21, 2017
The Consumer Technology Association unveiled that CES AsiaTM 2017 is set for another showstopping, record-smashing year., according to organizers. Four months out from the third annual event, nearly 10,500 net square meters (112,902 net square feet) of exhibit space have been sold, up 10 percent from this time last year. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd, CES Asia 2017 will take place June 7-9 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai  New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). … more
Feb 21, 2017
London-listed international exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, has announced plans to expand its Labelexpo Global Series with the launch of Labelexpo Southeast Asia. Labelexpo Southeast Asia will be held May 10-12, 2018, at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. The new event will showcase the latest label and packaging solutions, new innovations and will feature some 200 exhibitors. According to Tarsus, Asian delegations are expected from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore as well as Japan, South Korea, Australia and Taiwan. Lisa Milburn, managing director of the… more
Feb 21, 2017
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) made several recent appointments of three key senior management positions.   Thomas Tong and Jessica Wong have been promoted to Deputy Managing Director and Director of Venue Operations of HML, respectively with effect Jan. 1, while Dr. Stewart Wan has been appointed as Director of Facilities Planning & Operations on July 20, 2016. Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of HML, said, “I am most delighted with Thomas, Jessica and Stewart… more
Feb 21, 2017
Thailand has won the business to host two prestigious global events in 2017; the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Global Professionals Conference for the Asia-Pacific region will convene for the first time Aug. 28-31 in Southeast Asia in Bangkok and the Union of International Associations (UIA) will host their Round Table Asia Pacific, where approximately 100 association representatives will meet Sept. 21-22 in Chiang Mai. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of TCEB said Bangkok delivered the strongest bid from Asia to win the PCMA’s prestigious event. “The… more
Feb 21, 2017
The third edition of the retail, e-commerce, logistics and parcel tradeshow, Last Mile Fulfilment Asia (LMFAsia), will be held from 2nd to 3rd March 2017 at Singapore Expo. Organised by SingEx Exhibitions, the two-day conference and exhibition will feature a new theme this year, “Go Global, Deliver Local”. The conference will focus on evolutionary topics such as turning fulfilment challenges into opportunities, designing cross-border fulfilment solution across Asia. The exhibition will also offer a business-matching platform and feature three thematic zones dedicated to specific solution… more
Feb 21, 2017
According to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Singapore’s business events sector posted 15% year-on-year growth in 2016. With more than 410 business events supported by STB in 2016, close to 33,000 visitor arrivals were recorded. This represents a 20% increase compared with 2015. Approximately related revenues of S$611 million (US$430 million) were generated as a result of these visits, representing a year-on-year 28% increase. STB deputy chief executive, Melissa Ow, stated, “We’ve seen good gains on the business visitor front in 2016, especially business events. The increase in both the… more
Feb 21, 2017
Positioned as the Philippines’ leading international water supply, sanitation, industrial wastewater treatment and purification event, Water Philippines 2017 will expand in its next edition. With the co-location of four specialized events including Pumps and Valves (P&V), Pipes and Tubing (P&T), and the launch of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Philippines 2017, Water Philippines 2017 will run from 22nd to 24th March at SMX Convention Center. Organised by UBM Asia, the biennial Water Philippines 2017 is now in its 4th edition, since its launch in 2011. According to… more

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