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Jun 07, 2016
The inaugural edition of WTM Connect Asia was held from 18th to 20th May 2016 at Straits Quay Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia, and featured 50 exhibitors and more than 70 hosted buyers from 25 countries. Organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions, WTM Connect Asia also received support from the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Penang Global Tourism. More than 1,800 meetings were held on 19th and 20th May between hosted buyers and suppliers. Charlie Cracknell, Senior Exhibition Director for Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, “We have been delighted with the feedback from… more
Jun 07, 2016
Messe Düsseldorf, organiser of ProWein, a leading trade fair for wine and spirits worldwide, announced plans to launch ProWine Asia in Hong Kong in 2017. The annual event will alternate between Singapore and Hong Kong. In 2013, ProWein was first introduced in Asia as ProWine China, held in Shanghai, and co-organised with China International Exhibitions Ltd, a member of Allworld Exhibitions. ProWine Asia was launched in Singapore in April 2016, with initial plans for it to be a biennial event. However, the organiser has now changed its approach and ProWine Asia will be held annually –… more
Jun 07, 2016
UBM India, a UBM Asia company, held its 4th edition of Concrete Show India from 19th to 21st May 2016, at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai. The three-day event featured more than 150 Indian and global suppliers and manufacturers from a wide variety of categories including concrete & construction, construction equipments, IT systems and construction chemicals. Speaking at the opening of the Concrete Show India 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India commented, “Concrete Show India 2016, provides an unrivalled business opportunity for commercial &… more
Jun 07, 2016
According to International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), there were more than 12,000 regularly occurring association events in 2015, 571 more compared to 2014. The top two ranked countries in 2015 are the same as in 2014: the USA (925 meetings) and Germany (667 meetings), the U.K. moved up one place to third, having 582 meetings. In Asia, Japan (7th worldwide) ranked first in the region with 355 meetings in 2015, while China (8th worldwide) held 333 meetings. In terms of city rankings, Berlin placed first worldwide with 195 meetings. Singapore, ranked first in Asia, was 7th… more
Jun 06, 2016
Meeting and convention-goers holding events in Cleveland just received a nice boost, with a new 600-room Hilton opening adjacent to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. To celebrate the opening, Hilton Worldwide executives, Hilton Cleveland Downtown management and employees, city and county officials, community representatives and invited guests gathered last week for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. “The opening of Hilton Cleveland Downtown signifies not only a historic occasion for the city of Cleveland, but for Hilton Hotels & Resorts,” said Shawn McAteer, vice… more
Jun 04, 2016
For any trade show company considering taking a show overseas, one of the first people that comes to mind time after time is Cherif Moujabber, who has been involved in the industry for more than 30 years. Moujabber is Creative Expos and Conferences' founder and joined the trade show business of Horizon House (a Dedham, Mass.-based company) by organizing communications equipment shows in the U.S., Brazil and Egypt for 5 years. In 1981, he joined Cahners Expo Group (now known as Reed Exhibitions, an Anglo-Dutch company), where he was successively posted in Boston, Los Angeles, Stamford,… more
Jun 04, 2016
Trade Show Internet (TSI) has launched its proprietary MG Mega Internet Kit, the world’s first multi-carrier 4G-to-WiFi hotspot, giving event organizers and technical producers the ability to connect 100 WiFi users in a hotel ballroom without having to purchase any corresponding services from the hotel. TSI will debut its Mega Kit in the Innovations Showcase at the InfoComm trade show June 8-10, demoing it for event industry pros looking for a more stable and affordable solution for their clients. “Very rarely does a product come along which is both less expensive and… more
Jun 04, 2016
Trade Show Internet (TSI) has launched its proprietary MG Mega Internet Kit, the world’s first multi-carrier 4G-to-WiFi hotspot, giving event organizers and technical producers the ability to connect 100 WiFi users in a hotel ballroom without having to purchase any corresponding services from the hotel. TSI will debut its Mega Kit in the Innovations Showcase at the InfoComm trade show June 8-10, demoing it for event industry pros looking for a more stable and affordable solution for their clients. “Very rarely does a product come along which is both less expensive and… more
May 29, 2016
The first-ever Global Exhibitions Day, which will take place June 8, will bring together the global exhibition industry to raise awareness about the value of exhibitions, celebrate the professionals working in the industry and make a new generation of leaders aware of the opportunities the exhibition industry has to offer. Launched by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, together with association partners from all around the world, Global Exhibitions Day is a combination of efforts from across the exhibition industry. UFI is coordinating all global efforts from a GED… more
May 25, 2016
By Elizabeth Johnson If you’ve lost sleep worrying about filling your hotel room block and avoiding attrition charges, you’re not alone. It’s a major concern for many meeting and event planners. According to the Event Room Demand Study (jointly released by the American Society of Association Executives, Center for Exhibition Industry Research, Destination & Travel Foundation, Meeting Professionals International and Professional Convention Management Association Education Foundation), an average of 34.1 percent of rooms are booked outside of the block. For some events, that number is as… more

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