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Jul 13, 2016
Would you want to know what hundreds of other show organizers running all sizes of association and for-profit shows are doing to lure attendees to their events? What’s working for them and what’s not? For the first time, TSNN is developing a series of unique research and benchmark reports tailored to the needs of convention and exhibition management leaders being offered through the new TSNN Research Division. The studies analyze attendance marketing – which is the first report available: Attendee Marketing & Audience Development Trends & Best Practices Study – as well as… more
Jul 13, 2016
Industrial Automation Shenzhen 2016 (IA Shenzhen) recently ran June 29-July 1 and held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Centre (SZCEC). The three-day show attracted nearly 450 industrial automation enterprises from 13 countries and regions, approximately 30 robot brands showcased products covering some 30,000 square meters. More than 120 VIP buyer groups have confirmed their participation in the show. To facilitate visitors, the organizers have invited nearly 40 professional buyers to arrange more than 80 matchmaking events between exhibitors and visitors. The show displayed… more
Jul 13, 2016
Hannover Fairs (Canada) Inc., the subsidiary to Germany-based Deutsche Messe, has acquired a 50-percent stake in Truck World, the largest commercial vehicle trade show in Canada, from the event’s owner - Newcom Business Media. Truck World will be organized and managed jointly by Hannover Fairs and Newcom in the even years through the Truck World Show Partnership. The next Truck World Show takes place in Toronto on April 19-21, 2018. “This partnership is a strategic business initiative for Hannover Fairs and Deutsche Messe in the North American commercial vehicle space,” said Hannover… more
Jul 13, 2016
ibtm china 2016, scheduled Sept. 7-8 at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), is set to deliver an impressive line-up of international speakers, who will host sessions on sustainability, best practice, social media strategy, tools and insight in the delivery of successful events.    Putting sustainability back on the agenda, Roger Simmons – Sustainability Director (APAC) for MCI will look at what's driving change in sustainability in China, as well as what the future holds for event professionals. Attendees can learn from practical case studies using events… more
Jul 13, 2016
Reed Exhibitions recently named JB Son Country as general manager of its South Korea operations. Son is based in the Reed Seoul office and reports to the president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China. Son holds a Bachelor of Communications degree from Busan National University, as well as an MBA from Seoul National University, Korea.  He brings with him nearly two decades of high-level experience in Korea’s pharmaceutical industry at MSD and Novartis.  Most recently he was head of commercial in Asia-Pacific for Novartis Vaccines’ Korea cluster, which includes Taiwan, Hong Kong and… more
Jul 13, 2016
Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) published its annual report for the financial year ended 31st March 2016. Revenues generated from exhibitions and mission were US$246 million, representing moderate growth of 1.7% over the previous year. The HKTDC’s total revenues, including the government subvention of US$51 million, posted a year-on-year decrease of 1.9%, amounting to US$355 million. Revenues from product magazines and its online marketplace slipped 5.4% compared to 2015, down to US$24 million. The operations of the HKTDC-owned Hong Kong Convention and… more
Jul 13, 2016
Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) opened its 23rd Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer. The theme of this year’s edition was “Garden Breeze.” Running from 4th to 7th July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the four-day event featured more than 1,200 exhibitors from 18 countries and region, showcasing the latest fashions, international brands, garments, fabrics and accessories. First time exhibitors this year were from Bangladesh, Italy, the Netherlands and the Philippines. This year’s Fashion Week featured some new themes and zones… more
Jul 13, 2016
The 24th edition of ProPak Asia was held from 15th to 18th June at Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The exhibition attracts 1,976 exhibiting companies from 48 countries to showcase a variety of food, drinks, pharmaceutical processing & packaging technology.   Organised by Bangkok Exhibition Services (BES) Ltd, a total of 17 international pavilions, including ones from China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, UK, USA and new pavilions from Australia and Denmark, were featured at the show. The four-day show attracted nearly 41,000… more
Jul 13, 2016
Diane Chen has been promoted to the position of General Manager of the Shenyang New World EXPO (EXPO). It is a new venue located in northeast China offering 24,000 m2 of indoor exhibition space and an additional 4,000 m2 of convention, meeting and banquet space.   Chen previously worked with Ernst & Young in China. She joined EXPO in June 2012 as the Director of Business Development and was promoted to Deputy General Manager in September 2015.  In response to her new position, she stated “I am confident in leading the EXPO team to reach EXPO’s vision and mission using my… more
Jul 10, 2016
Detroit’s Cobo Center, which is managed by SMG, recently launched a new Technology Services Department. Thanks to the venue’s recent $279 million renovation, a new broadcast studio, digital signage, Internet and Wi-Fi upgrades, and an extensive fiber network represent meaningful change in the business model for providing Internet services to attendees, exhibitors and show management. The new Technology Services department at Cobo Center now in place to provide customers with state-of-the-art technology supported by a dedicated in-house team. "The creation of Cobo Center… more

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