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Mar 17, 2016
Suppliers ranging from convention and visitors bureaus to electrical services to display companies either promoted from within or added onto their ranks to mark the beginning of a busy spring season. Claude Molinari has been named by SMG the general manager of Cobo Center, effective immediately. Since SMG assumed operations management of Cobo Center in 2010, Molinari has been the assistant general manager of Cobo under Thom Connors. Connors will continue his corporate role with SMG, including oversight of the Cobo Center account. “This is a natural transition,” Westley said, SMG’s president… more
Mar 15, 2016
The Consumer Technology Association, formerly the Consumer Electronics Association, announced the return of its CES Unveiled event series to France for a fourth consecutive CES Unveiled Paris and a debut event, CES Unveiled Prague. These two events, uniting innovative technology companies, top members of the press, industry analysts, buyers and key consumer technology influencers, will serve as a prelude to the innovation that will be showcased at CES® 2017.  Owned and produced by the CTA, CES is the global stage for innovation and will run Jan. 5-8. This year's CES Unveiled events… more
Mar 15, 2016
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has opened the call for nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional professionals in the exhibitions and events industry. Industry professionals who meet the outlined criteria may be nominated for any of the awards listed below, and recipients will be honored at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held 6-8 December in Anaheim, Calif. The deadline to submit nominations for the following award categories is 10 June 2016: The IAEE Pinnacle Award recognizes… more
Mar 14, 2016
Diversified Communications has sold two of its Australia-based show portfolios - Good Food & Wine Shows and Fitness & Health Expos - to their international director, Matthew Pearce, and finance director, Steve Malbourne. Pearce and Malbourne have stepped down to launch their new company, Talk2 Media & Events. All of the product and support teams that serve the two groups of shows have all been offered roles withTalk2 Media & Events. “This is an exciting and mutually beneficial business decision. We are pleased that our Australia division can now focus on our trade events,… more
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 also was set-up to showcase uncut… more
Mar 08, 2016
Almost 270 delegates from 21 countries and territories gathered in Chiang Mai at the end of February to discuss and debate the future of the exhibition industry. T Technology, and the internet in particular, has long been a potential opportunity as well as a source of concern to business event organizers.  At this year’s UFI Open Seminar in Asia, industry leaders shared their views on the future of the exhibition industry as more and more event-related online platforms and mobile apps come to market. The 11th edition of the seminar was held in the northern Thai city of… more
Mar 08, 2016
U.K.-based dmg events has acquired Pan African exhibition organizer, Exhibition Management Services Pty Ltd (EMS), which is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  “This acquisition is part of our strategy to become key event players in Africa. EMS offers a strategic hub in Africa’s largest economy,” said Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events. EMS adds five shows to the existing portfolio of dmg events: ·  SAITEX – A non-food retail products exhibition ·  Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) – The continent’s biggest food and beverage industry trade… more
Mar 08, 2016
The 2016 edition of the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) ---Southeast Asia's biggest global furniture market - serves as the first pilot event between Alibaba B2B business unit and UBM in their strategic partnership to build the next generation of O2O sourcing experiences. Alibaba B2B's participation at MIFF 2016 also marks the roll out of the Trade Assurance Program to suppliers outside of China - a program aiming to boost trust between buyers and sellers on cross-border trading and now Malaysian furniture and furnishing manufacturers through MIFF can… more
Mar 08, 2016
During the EXHIBITORLive! 2016 show in Las Vegas, EXPOCAD by A.C.T. announced it had acquired Advantage Media, a custom publishing, consulting, advertising and sponsorship sales company. The acquisition will couple EXPOCAD’s leading-edge products with the sales and marketing experience of Advantage Media to create a new class of products and services business unit known as EXPOSNaP. The EXPOSNaP team will work with show organizers and exhibitors to increase visibility utilizing marketing opportunities available in the EXPOCAD® suite of online responsive design products. The burden show… more
Mar 08, 2016
The 12th edition of the Entertainment Expo, organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will open on 14th March and continue through 4th April. The event will be held at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Entertainment Expo will be comprised of 10 events – with seven core events and three founding events, including the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (HKFA). The organiser will also introduce a new standalone event – the TV World… more

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