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Jun 14, 2015
This past fortnight, we have seen some interesting and potentially game-changing announcements from the biggest players in the Search Engine and Social Media tech community. Read below to tune in: Twitter is expanding its character limit for Direct Messages to a whopping 10,000 characters. This is being done to enable users to report their issues to brands in detail without being bogged down by the character limit. https://twittercommunity.com/t/removing-the-140-character-limit-from-direct-messages/41348 Facebook's News Feed algorithm will now factor the type of content being actively… more
Jun 13, 2015
Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. “Meeting Planners are seeing their role influenced more and more by technology, not just for the meeting itself, but in researching and booking venues, how planners interact onsite and how they communicate following the meeting,” said Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO. He added, “The balance between technology and… more
Jun 13, 2015
Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. “Meeting Planners are seeing their role influenced more and more by technology, not just for the meeting itself, but in researching and booking venues, how planners interact onsite and how they communicate following the meeting,” said Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO. He added, “The balance between technology and… more
Jun 09, 2015
In April, China’s State Council released an official directive with the aim of boosting the development of the country’s exhibition industry. According to the lengthy guidelines, a ministerial joint conference, including multiple central government departments, will be established to coordinate the formulation and implementation of new market rules. UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has arranged for a full translation of the guidelines available on the UFI website. TSNN asked Mark Cochrane, BSG Asia Managing Director and UFI Regional Manger Asia/Pacific… more
Jun 09, 2015
The sold-out inaugural edition of CES Asia drew more than 200 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions to the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). The three-day show ran May 25-27, occupying more than 20,000 square meters of gross exhibition space. CES Asia reportedly welcomed more than 20,000 attendees, which included more than 1,200 members of the press. Around 40 percent of the showfloor was represented by exhibitors headquartered outside of mainland China. The show’s organisers expect to release officially audited numbers within six weeks. Produced by the Consumer… more
Jun 09, 2015
It seems like people’s inboxes are getting more and more jammed every day with emails coming from all directions. Even with the ‘email fatigue’ most people complain about, it’s still the most effective form of communication before, during and after a show – the key is being heard through all of the clutter. The latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Guru Report – "Separating Signal from the Noise – How to Make Your Emails Better" - written by digital strategist Jason Falls, examines a few ways that emails can be better. The first thing Falls advises people to do is throw out the… more
Jun 09, 2015
The HUB, billed as Asia's leading fashion trade show, is moving Oct. 13-15 to Shanghai, during the same time period as Shanghai Fashion Week. The HUB will be held at Central Studios, near Fashion Week happenings in the Xintiandi area of Shanghai.  This first venture into mainland China will be a curated showcase of around 40 international brands and a selection of the top Chinese designers with specific appeal to the burgeoning multi-brand retail scene in the country. “From the outset just two years ago we knew that at some point we would take The HUB to Mainland China and now is the… more
Jun 09, 2015
With 112 exhibitors and visitors representing 890 beverage producers, suppliers and industry-related companies from 30 countries, the inaugural staging of Bevtec Asia 2015, Asia’s Biennial International Drink Manufacturing Exhibition and Conference, in Bangkok was established the event as the largest dedicated drink manufacturing platform for Southeast Asia. Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Asian Exhibition Services Ltd., Bevtec Asia 2015 showcased the complete scope of technology, products and equipment for beverage production in Asia - from laboratory to ingredients,… more
Jun 09, 2015
Reed Exhibitions Japan’s 24th edition of the Japan IT Week Spring show recently closed at the Tokyo Big Sight venue recording 10% growth in total exhibition space over its previous edition. A total of 1,487 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions were hosted across 12 specialised exhibitions. According to Reed, 83,683 trade visitors from the IT industry attended the umbrella show, which included the launch of the inaugural CONSUMER IT PRODUCTS EXPO (C-PEX). Other specialised exhibitions highlighted by Reed on size growth include the IoT/M2M EXPO, INFORMATION SECURITY EXPO, WEB & DIGITAL… more
Jun 09, 2015
The 2015 edition of Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia), co-organised by Reed Exhibitions Greater China and the American Gaming Association (AGA), featured 180 exhibitors covering 8,500 m2 of exhibition space. In its 9th edition this year, G2E Asia was held from 19th to 21st May at the Venetian Macao. Reed expects an increase in visitor attendance this year, recording an increase of 39% and 18% on the first and second day of the show respectively compared to last year’s show. G2E Asia’s conference programme this year focused on gaming updates from existing and emerging markets across the… more