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May 12, 2015
As part of an ongoing series, TSNN Reporter Traci Browne has been profiling trade show executives and asking them probing questions like it’s the day before your show and there’s a zombie apocalypse – what would your first thought be? She got Mike Blackman to play along this month in our interview series. Traci met Mike at the SISO Executive Conference in Atlantic City, and said, “I knew right away he would be the perfect interview subject.” Mike Blackman Managing Director Integrated Systems Events 30 Years In Industry   Traci Browne: Where did you grow up? What was your adolescent… more
May 12, 2015
The 30th edition of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair closes today. The exhibition attracted a record number of more than 4,200 exhibitors from 38 countries and territories at the HKCEC venue in Hong Kong’s Wanchai district. To recognise the 30th edition of the event, the HKTDC set-up a special display charting the evolution of the exhibition over the past 30 years. This year’s event also featured “premium zones” covering topics such as beauty products & accessories, fine porcelain gifts, health & wellness, etc. The exhibition also… more
May 12, 2015
Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Asian Exhibition Services (AES), the inaugural edition of Bevtec Asia attracted more than 150 exhibiting companies from 24 countries and regions to showcase the latest in the drink manufacturing industry. The three-day trade show was held from 6th to 8th May 2015 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The biennial show hosted exhibitors ranging from water and soft-drink manufacturer, to breweries, wineries and spirit producers. Exhibitor products included laboratory equipment, ingredients, bottling and marketing… more
May 12, 2015
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council’s (TAITRA) flagship MICE promotional programme, MEET TAIWAN, recently introduced the “Taiwan Value Go” and “Taiwan Meeting and Incentive Rewards Program” to serve overseas MICE visitors. The “Taiwan Value Go” program features the cultural experiences that overseas MICE visitors can enjoy during itineraries which are centred around nine international exhibitions around Taiwan. TAITRA aims to attract meetings and incentives groups by providing local event organisers and partners sponsorships ranging from US$326 to US$3,260 depending on the size of… more
May 12, 2015
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) introduced its two brand communication campaigns – Thailand Connect the World and Thailand’s MICE United II – to the Japanese MICE market during its recent roadshow in Tokyo. The bureau also unveiled targeted initiatives for Japan including special financial subsidies and support for mega events. TCEB announced special financial subsidies of up to around US$30,000 for large corporate meeting groups. There was also a per head incentive for groups engaging in business matching activities. For exhibitions, TCEB unveiled the J-Privilege… more
May 11, 2015
Reed Exhibitions’ flagship electronics manufacturing event, NEPCON China, was recently held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Spanning an exhibition area of 25,000 square meters, more than 450 leading brands from 22 countries and regions exhibited at the show. The three-day show ran April 21-23. NEPCON China covers the entire surface-mount technology (SMT) sector and electronics manufacturing industry chain. This year’s supporting activities included forums and seminars covering automotive electronics, new electronics materials, telecommunication electronics,… more
May 11, 2015
PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015, The 5th International Packaging and Printing Exhibition for Asia, will again offer the regional packaging and printing market a sourcing and buying platform Aug. 26-29 at BITEC in Bangkok. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL 2015 is driven by the world’s leading trade shows for the sectors – drupa and interpack. Participants can look forward to a multifaceted showcase, including the latest machinery and technology for the entire packaging and printing supply chain… more
May 10, 2015
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and CEO Alan Steel unveiled the launch of free wireless service – up to 256K of bandwidth – for all customers and visitors at the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States. With free wireless service throughout the facility, visitors can experience online access on their mobile devices while in and around the iconic structure on Manhattan’s West Side. Customers who prefer greater connectivity for larger data downloads will be charged at specific rates per day. The wireless service is part of a… more
May 10, 2015
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and CEO Alan Steel unveiled the launch of free wireless service – up to 256K of bandwidth – for all customers and visitors at the Javits Center, the busiest convention center in the United States. With free wireless service throughout the facility, visitors can experience online access on their mobile devices while in and around the iconic structure on Manhattan’s West Side. Customers who prefer greater connectivity for larger data downloads will be charged at specific rates per day. The wireless service is part of a… more
May 08, 2015
Experient and MGM Resorts International, in partnership with The Association of Equipment Manufacturers have released the whitepaper explaining why dynamic housing models work for the meetings and events industry. The whitepaper, “Modernize Your Room Block Pricing Model,” can be downloaded for free at http://info.experient-inc.com/modernize-room-block-pricing. The challenge for all meeting planners and event organizers is to sell the right rooms to the right customer at the right time for the right price. Planners and organizers need to obtain as many rooms as possible for the lowest… more