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Sep 09, 2015
As a key part of the German Convention Bureau’s (GCB) already announced plans to step up its efforts in the international meetings market and specifically in China, the GCB has appointed Henghong Yang to head its new Beijing office, which opened Sept. 1. "Our new team member Mr. Yang brings just the experience we need to solidify our marketing and relationship development work in China. The Chinese market holds great promise and we are delighted to have the office up and running under Mr. Yang’s leadership," added Matthias Schultze, managing director of the GCB. This new China office joins as… more
Sep 09, 2015
Asia’s fair for the home textiles industry recently was held, with new records set for exhibitor, visitor and exhibition space figures. More than 43,000 trade buyers (2014: 43,189) attended Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition 2015, which was held for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) across 170,520 square meters (2014: 150,400). The 1,402 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions (2014: 1,334) that took part was also a new high point in the fair’s 21-year history. “We’re delighted that our first edition in this new venue was such a… more
Sep 09, 2015
Messe Düsseldorf announced that Thomas Schlitt has been appointed as Managing Director in India taking over the role from Udo Schuertzmann, who left the company at the start of the year. After opening their first office in India in 1982, Messe Düsseldorf currently organises eight events in India covering the medical sector, packaging sector and industrial processing sector. With plans to strengthen their current trade fairs on the ground and extend their event portfolio, Thomas Schlitt noted that the market potential focused medical device technologies, packaging and mechanical engineering… more
Sep 09, 2015
Worlddidac Association has announced that Worlddidac Asia, a major educational resource trade show and conference, will return to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in 2016. The show’s seventh edition will be staged at HKCEC on 7th to 9th June. Worlddidac Asia 2015 was previously held in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo. The show attracted nearly 6,000 visitors from 35 countries and featured exhibitors including non-governmental organisations, education organisations as well as public and private schools. Worlddidac 2016 will address three education opportunities in Asia:… more
Sep 09, 2015
Reed Hongda Exhibitions announced that Shanghai International Auto Aftermarket Fair (SIAAF), which was scheduled to be held Sept 23-25 in Shanghai, will be postponed. Reed Hongda did not disclose the reasons for the postponement of SIAAF. The exhibition organiser only pointed out that the challenges of the timing of the event and additional external factors beyond their control were the major reasons behind this postponement. This is turning out to be a turbulent year for Reed in China following the logistical challenges surrounding Reed Sinopharm’s medical exhibitions in May. The co-… more
Sep 08, 2015
Michael Gehrisch’s 15-year tenure as president and CEO of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), the global association representing the destination marketing industry, has ended. “We are thankful and appreciative of the leadership and significant contributions Michael has made during his tenure which have made a positive impact on the growth and respect of the destination marketing industry internationally. We wish him the best as he moves on to a new chapter in his life,” said Bob Lander, chairman of the DMAI Board of Directors and president and CEO of the Austin Convention… more
Sep 05, 2015
Three new #NYNOW social media initiatives - #NYNOW Bloggers Choice Awards, #NYNOW Social Media Lounge and Innovations-Inspired Giveaway – at the NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift trade show helped to spark conversations and connections before and during the recently concluded summer edition, held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.    “We’re delighted that so many bloggers and influencers use NY NOW as the definitive source for new products and the latest must-haves,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director… more
Sep 05, 2015
Three new #NYNOW social media initiatives - #NYNOW Bloggers Choice Awards, #NYNOW Social Media Lounge and Innovations-Inspired Giveaway – at the NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift trade show helped to spark conversations and connections before and during the recently concluded summer edition, held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.    “We’re delighted that so many bloggers and influencers use NY NOW as the definitive source for new products and the latest must-haves,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director… more
Sep 01, 2015
The Professional Convention Management Association Nominating Committee, chaired by Johnnie White, 2014 past Chair of the Board, met Aug. 20 in Chicago and reviewed, in detail, a number of nominee applications for the 2016 open board officers and directions positions.  After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2016 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… more
Sep 01, 2015
After a big increase in the first quarter of this year, the performance of the business-to-business trade show industry, as measured by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Total Index, remained relatively strong during the second quarter of 2015, posting a year-on-year gain of 3.8 percent. This growth is the second highest rate since the second quarter of 2007 and also marked the 20th consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth. "The second-quarter results are very promising,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates. He added… more