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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
Apr 08, 2015
The Shenzhen International Machinery Manufacturing Industry Exhibition (SIMM) opened this week with more than 1,100 exhibitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and 16 other countries and regions. Organised by Shenzhen Xieguang Convention & Exhibition Company, Shenzhen Huanyue Convention & Exhibition Company, and China Shenzhen Machinery Association, SIMM covered 110,000 m2 of exhibition space at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (SZCEC), running from 30th March to 2nd April. Now in its 16th edition, the four-day exhibition included five concurrent shows: Metal… more
Apr 08, 2015
UBM Asia’s Water Philippines Expo was held this week at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. The three-day event ran from the 25th to 27th March and featured the water and wastewater industry’s latest services, technologies and equipment. The event also included a conference, Water Philippines 2015, which featured the theme: “Securing, Shaping and Greening our Water Future Through Innovation”. UBM Asia reported that the exhibition and supporting conference attracted more than 330 companies from 28 countries and territories – an approximately 15% increase over the previous edition. Water… more
Apr 07, 2015
Previously held in California’s Bay Area before growing to 60,000 attendees and moving to Anaheim, WonderCon, sister show to Comic-Con International, will be held March 25-27 at the  Los Angeles Convention Center next year, “Los Angeles is honored to have been selected as the destination for WonderCon 2016. We look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with Comic-Con International, the presenter, and helping them establish a home-base in L.A. We anticipate the show to be highly attended and to set the precedent for future successful Comic-Con events in L.A.,” said Mayor Eric… more
Apr 07, 2015
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ Asian Attractions Expo 2015 will feature high-caliber learning opportunities and presentations by leaders in the global attractions industry, including Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation. Asian Attractions Expo provides six days of educational programs for attractions operators, managers and executives in the world's fastest growing attractions industry marketplace. Asian Attractions Expo is an event for the global attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region and will draw… more
Apr 06, 2015
Earl C. Hargrove, founder of Hargrove, a general service contracting company, passed away at age 86. Hargrove CEO Tim McGill and President Carla Hargrove-McGill issued the following statement: “It is with a very heavy heart that we share the news that Earl C. Hargrove, Jr., an icon of the events industry, passed away peacefully early this morning surrounded by his family. He was 86 years old.” A very proud Marine Corps veteran, he began his career as a window dresser for stores in Washington, DC at the end of World War II.  He was an industry pioneer, able to foresee a future… more
Apr 05, 2015
LRP Conferences, producers of national conferences and professional research services, has acquired several education technology events from 1105 Media. The events include the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), FETC Virtual Conference, Campus Technology Conference and the Campus Technology Forum. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “As LRP grows, we continue to seek out innovative products that can help us transform. We know FETC, FETC Virtual, Campus Technology Conference, and Campus Technology Forum can help us do that. With their addition we saw a great opportunity to… more
Apr 04, 2015
LeftField Media and Tubefilter will launch Stream Con NYC, the first-ever digital content convention in New York City. Founded to engage and connect thousands of fans, creators, brands, platforms and celebrities who are at the forefront of this new era of entertainment, Stream Con NYC will take place from Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. "Stream Con NYC is a reflection of rapidly evolving consumer behavior,” said Greg Topalian, president of LeftField Media. “Industries are all grappling with how best to connect with a new audience, and Stream Con NYC… more
Apr 03, 2015
Bridging the gap between online and brick-and-mortal retail was the theme of GlobalShop 2015, the annual store design and retail marketing event that took place March 24-26 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.   As retailers look for ways to tap into the new consumer shopping preferences, the show is seeing strong growth. Pre-registration was up 25 percent, compared with 2014, which had come in at about 12,000 attendees. The show featured 760 exhibitors, including 200 new, and took up more than 215,000 square feet. “This is the biggest spike across all metrics in 15 years,”… more
Mar 31, 2015
Not only has the American Society of Association Executives and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events expressed concern about the recent passing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana, but also Visit Indy, which represents the city of Indianapolis, is worried about the act’s possible impact. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act prohibits the government from substantially burdening a person's ability to practice his or her religion, but opponents say it opens the door to possible discrimination. “Since February, we have opposed Indiana’s RFRA bill, a bill… more