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Sep 06, 2016
Despite the global exhibitions market experiencing a slowdown in 2015, the Indonesian tradeshow market continues to accelerate, offering lucrative opportunities for international organizers and investors, as reported in Globex 2016: the global exhibition organizing market: assessment and forecast to 2020, produced annually by AMR International. “For the first time we dedicated an entire chapter on the Indonesian exhibitions market because it’s an underserved market that shows no signs of slowing,” said Diana Gineva, editor of Globex 2016. Since 2011, Indonesia has grown at close to 13 person… more
Sep 06, 2016
The Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) under the Government of Macao Special Administrative Region released its MICE statistics in Macao for the quarter ended 30th June 2016.  A total of 318 MICE events were held in the quarter, including 292 meetings & conferences, 18 exhibitions and 8 incentive events. The total number of MICE participants was 451,000. The 18 exhibitions attracted a total of 392,000 attendees, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.1%. The average duration of the exhibitions was 3.4 days and the total floor area used was 85,000 m2 – up by 27.4% respectively… more
Sep 06, 2016
The Thailand Incentive and Meeting Exchange (TIME) 2016, organised by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), took place in Bangkok and Phuket from 16th to 21st August. Focused on the Chinese market, the inaugural event consisted of three activities: a knowledge exchange, a business exchange and an experience exchange. The TIME Knowledge Exchange was an educational forum held in Bangkok where Chinese industry players were invited to talk about conducting MICE business activities in China. More than 150 Thai MICE industry professionals attended the forum including representatives… more
Sep 06, 2016
The Brisbane Boat Show was held from 19th to 21st August at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Displaying water craft and other accessories, more than 70 organisations covering boats and boat activities such as fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, personal water craft and canoeing are participating in the three-day show. Representatives from Maritime Safety Queensland, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA), Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Queensland Water Police and the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard set-up a counter to educate visitors about boating… more
Sep 06, 2016
UBM India has launched the 11th edition of Food ingredients India and Health ingredients (Fi India & Hi) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 22nd to 24th August. After being held in Western India since 2006, the 2016 edition was held in New Delhi for the first time. The show will now rotate between Mumbai and New Delhi annually. With over 200 exhibitors from 12 participating countries, the trade show targeted at the food and health ingredients, processing and packaging industry. The Managing Director of UBM India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras stated, “In the 11th edition of Fi India and Hi, UBM India… more
Aug 30, 2016
UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association have signed on to continue their partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis.  The event takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is collocated with five UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis. MD&M Minneapolis has showcased medtech innovation in the Midwest for more than 20… more
Aug 30, 2016
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee met on Aug. 23 in Chicago and reviewed, in detail, a number of nominee applications for the 2017 open board officers and directors positions. After due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2017 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership by Oct. 1. The nominating process, according to the Bylaws (Article XII, Section 1(d)), allows for… more
Aug 30, 2016
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association recently announced its 2016/2017 Board of Directors.  The 2016/2017 HCEA Board, which officially took office Aug. 16, formally was presented during HCEAConnect, HCEA’s annual gathering for a time of learning and networking.  Don Schmid with Pfizer was installed as the new president of this nearly 100 year-old organization.   “HCEA has assembled a Board of accomplished volunteer leaders representing all facets of our industry,” Schmid said. He added, “I am excited to work with this esteemed group of industry experts in… more
Aug 30, 2016
Next year’s CES 2017 will mark the show’s 50th anniversary. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products. These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards released (2002), as well as more recent technologies - consumer 3D printers, tablets and 4K Ultra HD Television. CES also has driven the market growth in pioneering technologies such as autonomous cars and drones. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the 50th anniversary of CES will… more
Aug 30, 2016
UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association have signed on to continue their partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis.  The event takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is collocated with five UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis. MD&M Minneapolis has showcased medtech innovation in the Midwest for more than 20… more

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