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May 10, 2016
Korean venue and organiser, Coex, announced plans to launch its first premium lifestyle show in China, Stylish Life China to be held from 5th to 9th November 2016 at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention Center. Organised by Coex and the Sichuan International Exhibition Company, Stylish Life China will cover a wide range of topics including living design, wedding and beauty, fashion retail, baby and kids, coffee and bakery, and retail and franchise. The event will also be co-located with the Western China International Fair (WCIF) which the organiser hopes will serve to… more
May 10, 2016
South Korea’s MICE industry was significantly affected by MERS last year. According to the Busan Tourism Organization (BTO), in Busan, from May to July 2015, incentive events dropped from 54 to 26, seven international business events were cancelled and 200 domestic business events were cancelled or delayed. After the South Korean government issued an official all-clear declaration in October last year, Busan’s inbound business events posted a significant recovery. Busan has subsequently hosted several high profile business events, such as the 2015 International Union of Pure and Applied… more
May 10, 2016
The 25th Shanghai International Hospitality Equipment & Supply Expo (HOTELEX Shanghai 2016) ran from 29th March to 1st April at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). UBM reports that the four-day show attracted more than 126,000 professional visitors from 116 countries and regions which is an increase of 30% compared with the previous edition. Organised by the China Tourist Hotels Association, China Cuisine Association and Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd, a UBM Asia company, HOTELEX Shanghai 2016 covered 15 major sectors. This year’s show filled an… more
May 09, 2016
Mark Shashoua, who currently is CEO of London-based i2i Events Group, now will be stepping back into a familiar place, as CEO of ITE Group, also based in London. Shashoua was one of the original founders of ITE Group in the early 1990’s. Shashoua will succeed Russell Taylor, who will stand down Sept. 1 from the Board and as the Group’s CEO, following thirteen years at the company. “On behalf of the Board and all of our employees I would like to welcome Mark Shashoua to ITE. Mark has been a key figure in the international events industry for over 20 years and inherits a robust platform,” said… more
May 08, 2016
In April 1951, a couple dozen exhibitors and about 200 attendees gathered in Columbus, Ohio, for the first table-top show of the Produce PrePackaging Association (now known as the Produce Marketing Association). Because many women were joining the workforce in those post-war years, the demand for packaged fruits and vegetables was rising. Self-service supermarkets were spreading across the country and frozen foods were gaining popularity. “The suppliers of fresh produce realized they had to up their game to improve the quality of packaged produce – especially delicate items like… more
May 08, 2016
In the last two decades, technology has radically transformed how tradeshows are organized and managed. Though the changes are more exponential than linear in nature, a quick review can reveal how the many technology solutions you use through the year are closely integrated links in an unbroken chain that runs parallel to your show cycle. Operations – Smart event management and efficiency tools are helping to significantly reduce paperwork and errors, increasing your team’s productivity multifold in the process. Business Intelligence – Because operations have been… more
May 08, 2016
In the last two decades, technology has radically transformed how tradeshows are organized and managed. Though the changes are more exponential than linear in nature, a quick review can reveal how the many technology solutions you use through the year are closely integrated links in an unbroken chain that runs parallel to your show cycle. Operations – Smart event management and efficiency tools are helping to significantly reduce paperwork and errors, increasing your team’s productivity multifold in the process. Business Intelligence – Because operations have been… more
May 07, 2016
Convention Data Services added a Lead Retrieval Dashboard to the CDS X·Press Reports event management tool. The new dashboard provides show management with a deeper understanding of exhibit hall activity and charts important data on exhibitor and attendee behavior.  The product, which analyzes data collected from scans on all CDS lead retrieval devices, provides a unique display of the aggregated data. This data can be accessed during the show or post-show by all onsite and remotely located show management staff to monitor the activity and progress of the event. The dashboard… more
May 07, 2016
Convention Data Services added a Lead Retrieval Dashboard to the CDS X·Press Reports event management tool. The new dashboard provides show management with a deeper understanding of exhibit hall activity and charts important data on exhibitor and attendee behavior.  The product, which analyzes data collected from scans on all CDS lead retrieval devices, provides a unique display of the aggregated data. This data can be accessed during the show or post-show by all onsite and remotely located show management staff to monitor the activity and progress of the event. The dashboard… more
May 06, 2016
With a couple of decades in the trade show industry, Philip McKay definitely has learned a lot of things along the way. McKay currently is the founder and CEO of nGage Events, which owns or partners with the industry’s leading publications in 10 annual hosted buyer events in cutting-edge markets such as; Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Enterprise HPC, Big Data, InkJet Printing, Digital Packaging, Design in Healthcare and Education. These invitation-only events host the true decision-makers in each market, where the content is provided by the leading analysts in the globe.   Before founding… more

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