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Oct 25, 2016
The International Association of Venue Managers has named Ronald Melton as the organization’s new COO/CFO. “We are thrilled to have Ron leading vital teams inside our organization.” said Brad Mayne, CFE, IAVM President and CEO. He added, “Ron’s background in our industry, coupled with his operational expertise, gives our members a strong proponent in professional growth and greater success as an association. I personally look forward to working with Ron as we look for new ways to bring more value to our members.” Melton will be joining the staff mid-November and oversee all operational and… more
Oct 25, 2016
Aimed at filling a void and helping smaller, more entrepreneurial organizers, trade show industry veteran Britton Jones, who recently sold not only Business Journals Inc, but also LeftField Media, is back in the business again with the launch of a new event production and digital content company – NXT Events Media Group. “I have never been more excited about a career opportunity,” Britton Jones said. “I look forward to helping to fill a real void in the industry. Up until the launch of NXT Events Media Group, owners of smaller show production companies have primarily had only the industry’s… more
Oct 24, 2016
Earlier this week, NASDAQ-listed Global Sources opened its Mobile Electronics exhibition running from 18th to 21st October at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Featuring some 2,600 booths, the show focused on smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and mobile accessories. President of Global Sources Electronics Group, Tommy Wong, said, “Our show is the world’s largest mobile electronics sourcing event and draws strong attendance from the world’s top buyers. This is because the show focuses on innovative products in emerging and high-growth categories from quality suppliers.” Global Sources’… more
Oct 24, 2016
October is set to be the busiest MICE month at Marina Bay Sands as the integrated resort welcomes 17 major tradeshows and key conferences. It is the highest number of tradeshows and conferences to be held at Marina Bay Sands in a single month since its opening in 2010. More than half of these events at Sands Expo and Convention Centre are repeat shows and they include notable names such as ITB Asia, Singapore International Energy Week and Franchising & Licensing Asia. The biggest airline passenger experience trade show in Asia, comprising Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)… more
Oct 24, 2016
Tarsus Group has appointed Mark Temple-Smith as CEO Asia. Temple-Smith has more than 20 years’ experience in the global exhibitions industry and has led and developed successful businesses in Europe, Africa and Asia. Temple-Smith will be joining Tarsus from ITE Group plc, where he is Regional Director for Asia. During the past four and a half years, he has grown ITE’s Asian business from start-up to some 50 exhibitions and over 400 employees in India, South East Asia and China. Prior to joining ITE in 2012 Temple-Smith was a member of the management team at Canon Communications LLC. He is… more
Oct 24, 2016
Indonesia Dental Exhibition & Conference, billed as the first comprehensive dental event in Jakarta, will be jointly organised by the partnership between Koelnmesse, the Indonesian Dental Association (PDGI – Persatuan Dokter Gigi Indonesia) and PT. Traya Eksibisi Internasional (Three Events).The inaugural edition of the event will take place from 15th to 17th of September 2017. Alternating with the established IDEM Singapore event which will continue to serve as regional meeting place for ASEAN dental industry, Indonesia Dental Exhibition & Conference will be held in odd years and… more
Oct 24, 2016
U.K.-based UBM will bring a licensing expo to Shanghai, China in 2017. Licensing Expo China will be open on 18-20 July at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC), Shanghai, China. Licensing Expo China will feature over 100 brands and properties from China and overseas. The show will connect the most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees and retailers from all product categories across Asia. "China's licensing industry is growing faster than all other… more
Oct 24, 2016
October is set to be the busiest MICE month at Marina Bay Sands as the integrated resort welcomes 17 major tradeshows and key conferences. It is the highest number of tradeshows and conferences to be held at Marina Bay Sands in a single month since its opening in 2010. More than half of these events at Sands Expo and Convention Centre are repeat shows and they include notable names such as ITB Asia, Singapore International Energy Week and Franchising & Licensing Asia. The biggest airline passenger experience trade show in Asia, comprising Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)… more
Oct 24, 2016
GL Events signed a joint venture agreement with the Yuexiu Group to build a new convention centre in Guangzhou. GL Events was represented by Mr. Olivier Ginon and the Yuexiu Group was represented by Mr. Zhang Zhaoxing. The opening of the first phase is planned to be completed in 2019 and will feature a 50,000 m2 convention centre in centre of Guangzhou. The Guangzhou Yuexiu International Congress Centre will be located in the historic Yuexiu district of Guangzhou. GL Events aims to develop the venue into a major facility for large conferences and international corporate events. The two… more
Oct 24, 2016
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) celebrated a major milestone Oct. 14. During the world’s largest electronics fair – the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), the HKCEC welcomed the 100,000,000th visitor since its opening in 1988. Nicholas J McVeigh from the United Kingdom was surprised by a flashmob made up of a group of uniformed staff of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the operating and management company of the HKCEC.  He was then officially welcomed by  Monica Lee-Müller, HML’s managing director,… more

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