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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
Mar 08, 2016
The Appointment Group (TAG), an independent travel management company, has appointed Brandon Chan as the general manager of its Singapore office. Chan joins TAG Singapore after a long career in the hospitality, travel and events industry under a number of leadership positions, including director of sales and marketing at Design hotels for the Asia Pacific region and a stint at Rosenbluth International, a privately owned independent travel company. In his new role, spearheading the Singapore operation, Chan will be supported by Jodie Hobday, who takes on the position of operations manager of… 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
Mega Expo, formerly known as Kenfair, a Hong Kong based exhibition organiser, reported its interim results for the six months ended on 31st December 2015. The company reported revenues of US$19.7 million, down by 15%. The large drop pushed Mega Expo into a net loss position. The company reported a loss of US$2.2 million, down from a profit of US$5.6 million in the same period last year. The majority of its income came from exhibition organising which fell by 11% to US$19.6 million. Revenue from exhibition services dropped by almost 90% to US$354,000.
Mar 08, 2016
Messe Frankfurt, will partner with Shanghai Pudong International Exhibition Company to launch the first edition of Smart Industry Solution Shanghai (SISS). The event will be held from 28th to 30th June 2016 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The show will be added to the umbrella of SPS IPS Drives events worldwide. It is a sister event of SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou in China. The inaugural fair will focus on three major areas including cyber technologies, manufacturing and resources. In addition to the exhibition, the organiser has prepared a line-up… more
Mar 08, 2016
Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2016 (GITF 2016), organised by Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd, was held from 25th to 27th February in China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. This year’s fair featured 956 exhibitors from 45 countries and regions, with 63% of the exhibitors coming from overseas. The show covered 28,600 m2 of gross space. Sri Lanka was GITF’s partner country this year. Sri Lanka brought 32 local companies, covering over 200 m2. The theme of this year’s event was “Internet+Tourism.” GITF 2016 aimed to show the impact of digital tools and platforms on tourism.… more
Mar 07, 2016
The Expo Group has named Randy Pekowski president of the company, of which he already serves as COO. Founder and former President Ray Pekowski will remain CEO and chairman of the business. The promotion is part of the strategic succession plan the company has put in place for the next generation of leadership. “It has become clear Randy is the right person to lead The Expo Group into the next 25 years,” said Ray Pekowski. He added, “In his role as COO, he has been leading our day-to-day operations, gaining extensive experience and showing his great passion for this business. I am looking… more