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Jul 08, 2015
Due to increased exhibit space demand, ProWine China 2015 will occupy 2 exhibition halls, increasing the exhibition area by 20 percent, compared with the show’s last staging in 2014. This leading trade fair for wines and spirits in China will take place Nov. 11-13 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. France remains the largest participating country, followed by Italy, Spain and Argentina. The size of the Hungarian pavilion increased by 50 percent, compared with last year. This year, a group stand from Romania will debut at ProWine China. Since wine education is a main approach to… more
Jul 08, 2015
Trade Show News Network will celebrate Britton Jones, president and CEO of Business Journals Inc. (BJI), as the TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree at the 6th annual TSNN Awards Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta. “I am truly honored to be named TSNN’s 2015 Industry Icon Award honoree. I am tremendously blessed to work with incredibility insightful, talented and dedicated people,” Jones said. He added, “We work in an environment that fosters creativity and real innovation. To me, this award is wonderful recognition of the impact and significance of our collective efforts to move the events… more
Jul 08, 2015
UBM Asia promoted Margaret Ma to vice president of UBM Asia, starting July 1, and she will become a UBM Asia board member. Ma joined UBM Asia in April 2009 as managing director of UBM China (Shanghai). She started this subsidiary from scratch and developed it into a company, which will be generating US$65 million in revenue this year. She was the person who sourced and completed one of UBM Asia’s most successful acquisitions in the last 15 years, namely the Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China). To be held July 22-24, CBME China 2015 will cover all the… more
Jul 08, 2015
The organizers of Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) have confirmed they will collaborate with China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA) to launch a new technical fair – Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) this fall. The debut show will be held concurrently with its sister event, SIBT, from Sept. 23-25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai. The two shows are expected to host 280 exhibitors, utilizing 15,000 square meters of exhibition space. In total, 18,000 visitors are expected from a wide range of sectors, including system integrators,… more
Jul 08, 2015
UBM Asia, a subsidiary of UBM plc, has concluded its China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shenzhen (Shenzhen Fair) with more than 10,400 buyers attending the show. Now in its 13th edition, the Shenzhen Fair was held from 20th to 22nd April 2015 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (SZCEC). A total of 10,458 visitors from 66 countries and regions participated and 409 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions showcased their products at the three-day show. The top buyers (excluding those from mainland China and Hong Kong) were India, Taiwan, Russian Federation, the… more
Jul 08, 2015
After launching events in in Ibiza, Los Angeles and Singapore, the International Music Summit (IMS) will launch its first Chinese edition later rthis year. IMS China will be held on 2nd October 2015 in Shanghai. The venue will be announced at a later date. The event, as part of the Budweiser Storm Electronic Music Festival 2015, is expected to be one of the largest electronic music festivals in China. It will include panels, interviews, speeches, workshops and tutorials. Ben Turner, IMS’ co-founder, said: “It’s just one aspect of our push and support of the Asia-Pacific region. IMS Asia-… more
Jul 08, 2015
The WTM Portfolio, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, will launch two mew events in Malaysia and China next year, under the new brand, WTM connect. The new events will serve the growing Asian leisure travel markets and provide a platform for exhibitors to meet with elite hosted buyers. The event in Malaysia, WTM connect Asia, will be held at the Eastern Oriental Hotel in Penang in May 2016 and WTM connect China, will also be held in May 2016 in Sanya, Hainan Island. WTM Portfolio, Director, Craig Moyes, commented, “We are delighted to be able to take the WTM Portfolio to Asia and China, with… more
Jul 08, 2015
The ongoing MERS outbreak in South Korea has resulted in Taiwan’s government issuing a travel advisory covering all of South Korea – not only Seoul. In addition, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister, publicly advised Malaysians not to travel to South Korea. According to a TTG Asia article, flight cancellations to South Korea continue to increase at a double-digit rate. Bookings from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have fallen the fastest. Japan is the only market in Asia that has not recorded a drop in flight bookings. Business and corporate travel numbers are reportedly holding up well compared to leisure… more
Jul 07, 2015
Even with Greece throwing the Eurozone into uncertainty and the China stock market dipping precipitously, the trade show industry in these two regions, and the majority of others worldwide, is reporting positive gains, according to UFI’s 15th Global Barometer survey. An average of 6 companies out of 10 declared increases in their businesses. When compared to 2014, the situation is stable for the Americas and Europe, but it reflects a slight slowdown in Asia/Pacific or Middle East and Africa, who had higher levels of growth in 2014. However, both the United States and China outperform their… more
Jul 06, 2015
The U.S Travel Association’s President and CEO Roger Dow issued a strong statement after an article came out by The Washington Post that said the U.S. Justice Department was launching an investigation into whether some of the top airlines have colluded to keep prices high. The article states that prices were driven up by limiting routes and affordable seats. The article also states that representatives from Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines confirmed they were among those being investigated and said they were complying with Justice Department requests… more