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Dec 19, 2016
Pico Thailand has announced its full year financial results ended 31st October 2016. The company reported total revenue of US$40 million, up by 12% year-on-year. The business was driven by growth of event marketing business from new customers and more marketing-budget spending from the existing customers. The company posted a net profit of US$1.02 million in the year, dropped 48% from the previous year. The decrease in profit was due to the increase in cost of rendering services of Exhibition and Museum Exhibit business as well as the increase in expenses the selling and administrative.… more
Dec 19, 2016
International exhibition organiser, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH announced its Chinese subsidiaries, Messe Düsseldorf China and Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, have achieved record breaking year in show results in 2016. In China, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai organised 13 trade shows and conferences in the year, occupying a gross area of 500,000 m2. A total of 7,325 national and international exhibitors showcased their products at these shows, attracting more about 331,000 visitors. Messe Düsseldorf China supported 14 global trade shows hosted by Messe Düsseldorf Group, which help about 2,600 Chinese… more
Dec 19, 2016
History was made today when Hainan Airlines’ first flight from Beijing to Las Vegas touched down at McCarrran International Airport filled with excited Chinese travelers, media and company officials. A traditional water arches salute greeted the aircraft as it taxied to the gate. "We have just made history," said Hou Wei, senior vice president of Hainan Airlines, "flying the first commercial aircraft from Mainland China to Nevada, finally linking the capital of the People's Republic of China with the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas!" With China considered to be one of the… more
Dec 19, 2016
The Appointment Group Asia Pacific has announced the acquisition of a Sydney-based event company, Axis Events, to expand its business in the region. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded by Paul Christie, Axis Events has 28 staff members and operates offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Singapore. Under the acquisition, Axis Events team and The Appointment Group team will remain an integral part of the expanded division. The Appointment Group Asia Pacific managing director, Shane Barr, said, “The acquisition of Axis Events represents an exciting time for all… more
Dec 19, 2016
International exhibition organiser, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH announced its Chinese subsidiaries, Messe Düsseldorf China and Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, have achieved record breaking year in show results in 2016. In China, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai organised 13 trade shows and conferences in the year, occupying a gross area of 500,000 m2. A total of 7,325 national and international exhibitors showcased their products at these shows, attracting more about 331,000 visitors. Messe Düsseldorf China supported 14 global trade shows hosted by Messe Düsseldorf Group, which help about 2,600 Chinese… more
Dec 19, 2016
Based on its successful 2016 edition, Shanghai Hospitality Design & Engineering Expo (HDE) 2017, hosted by UBM Sinoexpo, will expand to over 45,000 sqm of exhibiting space and 90,000 visitors together with the concurrent Hotel Plus Mockup Room Show (Hotel Plus). With four months to go, the preparation work for HDE 2017 is in full swing and the organizers will continue to work closely with all partners concerned to make the April show perfect. A trendy hospitality design event, Hotel Plus attracts more hotel groups and designers to join HDE.… more
Dec 19, 2016
International exhibition organiser, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH announced its Chinese subsidiaries, Messe Düsseldorf China and Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, have achieved record breaking year in show results in 2016. In China, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai organised 13 trade shows and conferences in the year, occupying a gross area of 500,000 m2. A total of 7,325 national and international exhibitors showcased their products at these shows, attracting more about 331,000 visitors. Messe Düsseldorf China supported 14 global trade shows hosted by Messe Düsseldorf Group, which help about 2,600 Chinese… more
Dec 19, 2016
Last week, ITE Group plc’s subsidiary, ITE Asia Exhibitions Limited, announced that the company had received approval from the Chinese Government to complete the acquisition of a 70% stake in Shanghai Gehua. The initial consideration payable for the transaction is £9.2 million (US$11.5 million) – with £5.7 million (US$7.1 million) in cash and about 2.3 million ordinary shares. The deferred consideration will be capped at £2.6 million (US$3.3 million) and is payable in 2017 based on the audited financial performance in the year ending 31st December 2016. Shanghai Gehua, founded in 2001, runs… more
Dec 18, 2016
The International Association of Exhibitions and Event’s Expo! Expo! showfloor was packed with tech companies serving the trade show industry, many of which launched new products to the throngs of show organizers walking the aisles. Convention Data Services launched the company’s new business intelligence tool, Data Sense. CDS’ Data Sense helps show management visualize, analyze and understand all event data by consolidating data across one or more events into a centralized framework. Event managers now will have the ability to not only see the complete picture of their… more
Dec 18, 2016
Imagine packing the power of 14 cell towers inside a single convention facility. That’s exactly what the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has accomplished at the Las Vegas Convention Center.    Continuing its commitment to ensuring the facility is the most technologically-advanced convention center in the United States, the LVCVA has successfully launched one of the nation’s largest Neutral-Host Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) throughout the property.   Through a partnership with Cox Business/Hospitality Network and InSite Wireless Group, LLC… more

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