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Apr 10, 2015
Up until a few weeks ago if you typed Meerkat into a Google search you would see images of small mongooses. When searching the term periscope, you would get pages and pages of references to an optical instrument. Today, those same Google searches provide pages and pages of content  referring to two much-talked about apps that let users stream live video from their mobile phone. Meerkat was the first to flood news feeds when attendees at SXSW started using it. John Shinal writing for USA Today said, “the most popular uses of the app was using Meerkat to stream others using Meerkat.… more
Apr 10, 2015
Up until a few weeks ago if you typed Meerkat into a Google search you would see images of small mongooses. When searching the term periscope, you would get pages and pages of references to an optical instrument. Today, those same Google searches provide pages and pages of content  referring to two much-talked about apps that let users stream live video from their mobile phone. Meerkat was the first to flood news feeds when attendees at SXSW started using it. John Shinal writing for USA Today said, “the most popular uses of the app was using Meerkat to stream others using Meerkat.… more
Apr 09, 2015
When the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum kicks off May 27 in Washington, D.C., there will be 200 CEOs, executive directors, presidents, vice presidents and other C-level executives from associations and for-profit organizers taking in a full-day of six sessions with 12 presenters. The event was founded and is run by Sam Lippman from Lippman Connects who said, “Executives from associations and independents look forward to ECEF for executive level networking and peer-to-peer information exchange.” He added, “Many of them come back each year for fresh ideas from vetted speakers and… more
Apr 09, 2015
This past month has been a busy one with several long-time industry figures switching jobs, being promoted or returning to prior places of employment. In addition, there was the sad news that Earl C. Hargrove, founder of general service contracting firm Hargrove Inc., passed away at the age of 86. A celebration of his life is planned for April 11, beginning 11 a.m. at St. James’ Church, 5757 Solomons Island Road, Lothian, Md. 20711, followed by internment. Family and friends may visit April 10, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at his home, Holly Springs Farm, 571 West… more
Apr 09, 2015
Editor’s Note: Every year, Trade Show News Network strives to release a comprehensive list of the Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. As one can imagine, it is a massive undertaking and takes several months and many, many reach outs since all of the information is submitted only by show management for each show and then vetted by TSNN. I wish I could say the list is 100 percent perfection every, single time, but after many years of compiling this information, there always are a few shows that are missed or other situations that arise that TSNN has to address. This year, Penton submitted… more
Apr 08, 2015
This week, NASDAQ-listed Global Sources reported its full-year revenues for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014. Revenues in 2014 were US$198.2 million – similar to the US$197.5 million recorded in 2013. IFRS net income in 2014 was US$18.3 million down from US$32.7 million – representing a 44 percent decline in profits. Revenues from its online platforms dropped nearly 11 percent, falling from US$104.6 million in 2013 down to US$93.3 million last year. On the positive side of things, revenues from exhibitions increased from US$85.6 million to US$97 million. The company has no debt and US$98.5… more
Apr 08, 2015
The highest-ever attended Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2015 concluded in March with huge increases in both exhibitor and visitor figures as the fair took place for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai). More than 62,000 trade visitors (including buyers from the concurrent CHIC and Yarn Expo Spring fairs that attended Intertextile Shanghai) from 88 countries and regions came to source the latest apparel fabrics and accessories from 2,637 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions. This compares to 40,214 and 1,469 buyers and… more
Apr 08, 2015
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) plans to hold a road show in Japan later this month. The “Thailand Connect the World: Japan Business Events Road Show 2015” will be held April 21 at the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo. Through the campaign, TCEB will promote Thailand’s MICE industry and introduce its new brand communication campaign – Thailand Connect the World – to the Japanese market. The event will bring together more than 200 buyers, suppliers, international media and industry experts in a series of concurrent events – including a press conference, Thailand’s MICE… more
Apr 08, 2015
furniPRO Asia, a regional exhibition for the woodworking, furniture and panel production industries, will be co-located with next edition of the International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) to be held in 2016. furniPRO is organised by Koelnmesse. While MP International (a Pico Far East subsidiary) is a 40% owner of IFFS. The co-located exhibitions will run March 10-12, 2016, at the Singapore EXPO. furniPRO Asia will feature the latest furniture production technologies, key segment includes panel production & primary processing; furniture production & secondary processing;… more
Apr 08, 2015
UBM India held the 11th edition of its three-day, Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition (GJIIE). The exhibition was held in Chennai at the Chennai Trade Centre. It ran from 20th to 22nd March and attracted nearly 300 exhibitors including retailers, wholesalers and designers. The event featured categories covering gold, diamonds, pearls, gemstones, silver and a variety of other jewellery products. The trade show attracted visitors from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Hyderabad. International visitors came from Turkey, Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Italy and… more