News

Jul 08, 2015
The organizers of Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) have confirmed they will collaborate with China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA) to launch a new technical fair – Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) this fall. The debut show will be held concurrently with its sister event, SIBT, from Sept. 23-25 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai. The two shows are expected to host 280 exhibitors, utilizing 15,000 square meters of exhibition space. In total, 18,000 visitors are expected from a wide range of sectors, including system integrators,… more
Jul 08, 2015
UBM Asia, a subsidiary of UBM plc, has concluded its China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shenzhen (Shenzhen Fair) with more than 10,400 buyers attending the show. Now in its 13th edition, the Shenzhen Fair was held from 20th to 22nd April 2015 at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (SZCEC). A total of 10,458 visitors from 66 countries and regions participated and 409 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions showcased their products at the three-day show. The top buyers (excluding those from mainland China and Hong Kong) were India, Taiwan, Russian Federation, the… more
Jul 08, 2015
After launching events in in Ibiza, Los Angeles and Singapore, the International Music Summit (IMS) will launch its first Chinese edition later rthis year. IMS China will be held on 2nd October 2015 in Shanghai. The venue will be announced at a later date. The event, as part of the Budweiser Storm Electronic Music Festival 2015, is expected to be one of the largest electronic music festivals in China. It will include panels, interviews, speeches, workshops and tutorials. Ben Turner, IMS’ co-founder, said: “It’s just one aspect of our push and support of the Asia-Pacific region. IMS Asia-… more
Jul 08, 2015
The WTM Portfolio, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, will launch two mew events in Malaysia and China next year, under the new brand, WTM connect. The new events will serve the growing Asian leisure travel markets and provide a platform for exhibitors to meet with elite hosted buyers. The event in Malaysia, WTM connect Asia, will be held at the Eastern Oriental Hotel in Penang in May 2016 and WTM connect China, will also be held in May 2016 in Sanya, Hainan Island. WTM Portfolio, Director, Craig Moyes, commented, “We are delighted to be able to take the WTM Portfolio to Asia and China, with… more
Jul 08, 2015
The ongoing MERS outbreak in South Korea has resulted in Taiwan’s government issuing a travel advisory covering all of South Korea – not only Seoul. In addition, Malaysia’s Deputy Minister, publicly advised Malaysians not to travel to South Korea. According to a TTG Asia article, flight cancellations to South Korea continue to increase at a double-digit rate. Bookings from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have fallen the fastest. Japan is the only market in Asia that has not recorded a drop in flight bookings. Business and corporate travel numbers are reportedly holding up well compared to leisure… more
Jul 07, 2015
Even with Greece throwing the Eurozone into uncertainty and the China stock market dipping precipitously, the trade show industry in these two regions, and the majority of others worldwide, is reporting positive gains, according to UFI’s 15th Global Barometer survey. An average of 6 companies out of 10 declared increases in their businesses. When compared to 2014, the situation is stable for the Americas and Europe, but it reflects a slight slowdown in Asia/Pacific or Middle East and Africa, who had higher levels of growth in 2014. However, both the United States and China outperform their… more
Jul 06, 2015
The U.S Travel Association’s President and CEO Roger Dow issued a strong statement after an article came out by The Washington Post that said the U.S. Justice Department was launching an investigation into whether some of the top airlines have colluded to keep prices high. The article states that prices were driven up by limiting routes and affordable seats. The article also states that representatives from Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines confirmed they were among those being investigated and said they were complying with Justice Department requests… more
Jul 05, 2015
MeetingMetrics now is offering a set of tools that will help corporate and association training programs with their testing and certification programs. This new knowledge testing and certification program (T&C) services will allow organizations to create a formal or informal knowledge testing and achievement certification program based on their organization’s specific requirements. MeetingMetrics describes their offering as a lower-cost alternative to large, complex LMS services for clients who need testing and certification services while managing their training scheduling and… more
Jul 05, 2015
In the old days, your event management software sat on one side of the “house” and your website sat on the other. The event management application came from one supplier. Websites, on the other hand, were built by a third-party website development company. It’s different today. One company and one platform can manage both sides of the house and make it so much easier for event planners. 1.      Data synchronization. One of the obvious advantages of keeping everything “under one roof” is the automatic synchronization of data. In other… more
Jul 05, 2015
In the old days, your event management software sat on one side of the “house” and your website sat on the other. The event management application came from one supplier. Websites, on the other hand, were built by a third-party website development company. It’s different today. One company and one platform can manage both sides of the house and make it so much easier for event planners. 1.      Data synchronization. One of the obvious advantages of keeping everything “under one roof” is the automatic synchronization of data. In other… more