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Jun 09, 2015
Taiwan will hold its first metal industry exhibition, International Metal Technology Taiwan, at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC) from 2nd to 4th December 2015. The new show will be support by the Kaohsiung City Government and is organised by Kaigo Co., Ltd. International Metal Technology Taiwan will feature exhibitors from the entire supply chain of the metal technology sector and focus on technological innovations, foundry technology, surface treatment, heat treatment, castings, forging, molding, joint and cut technology, raw materials, wires and tubes, finished and semi-finished… more
Jun 09, 2015
International exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, announced the 2016 edition of its Labelexpo India will relocate to another venue, the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida. The four-day show will run from 17th to 20th November. The previous edition of the biennial Labelexpo India took place at Pragati Maidan from 29th October to 1st November 2014 occupying 4,663 m2. The 2014 event also featured 147 exhibitors and 7,927 visitors. According to Tarsus, India Expo Centre is a modern open plan exhibition space situated in a good location, which will benefit both Labelexpo’s exhibitors and visitors… more
Jun 08, 2015
U.K.-based UBM has named Simon Foster, current CEO of UBM EMEA, as CEO of UBM Americas. Foster takes over for Sally Shankland, who stepped down a few weeks ago and has a new position with McGraw-Hill Education. “We feel Simon is very well placed to lead the UBM Americas business,” said UBM CEO Tim Cobbold. “He has extensive experience in managing integrations and has deep knowledge of our products, key customers and people in the region, having previously had responsibility for many of these business units.” Foster will step into his new post June 29 and his focus will be on continuing the… more
Jun 08, 2015
SmithBucklin acquired The Townsend Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales and management organization for associations. The announcement was made by Henry Givray, president and CEO of SmithBucklin, and Holly Townsend, founder and CEO of The Townsend Group. The addition of The Townsend Group will provide associations with more opportunities for non-dues revenue generation. The Townsend Group will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of SmithBucklin and Holly Townsend will continue as president, reporting to James McNeil, senior vice president at… more
Jun 03, 2015
For the sixth year in row, Trade Show News Network is holding its prestigious and original TSNN Awards program that honors the top fastest-growing shows in attendance and net square footage Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta. The list of 50 shows that will be feted during the three-day, celebration-filled weekend can be found below and HERE.   “The Top 50 fastest-growing show winners were chosen by their show’s growth rate between 2012-2014 in attendance and net square footage,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly. She added, “We are really excited to fete all of the… more
Jun 03, 2015
UBM has bought the largest health care show in Latin America – Hospitalar – from SPFC Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  "We are delighted to have acquired Hospitalar.  It is a "must-attend" show with an increasingly international customer base and will further strengthen our position in Brazil. It also fits very neatly with the wider UBM portfolio and we are excited about the opportunity to leverage UBM's strong position in the Medical Device and Manufacturing sector,” said UBM CEO Tim Cobbold.  He added, “We are already planning to collocate a MD&M show… more
Jun 02, 2015
The 2015 Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum, held May 27 in Washington, D.C., drew more than 200 trade show organizers and suppliers to a packed room at the J.W. Marriott to take part in a day filled with engaging sessions.  In its 14th year, ECEF drew not only a record number of registrants, but also a record number of sponsors and participating publications, according to ECEF Founder Sam Lippman. “This year has been a great year,” he added.  The full day kicked off bright and early with a keynote by Scott Schenker, general manager, Events and Production Studio,… more
Jun 01, 2015
The severe winter weather in much of the U.S. didn’t put a damper on the trade show industry, with the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s quarterly CEIR Index Report tracking growth to be 4.6 percent in Q1 2015, compared with the same time period in 2014. It is the highest increase since the second quarter of 2007, in other words, before the recession hit. "The performance in the first quarter was remarkable considering that the east coast was frequently paralyzed under severe winter weather," said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting… more
Jun 01, 2015
2015 will be considered a watershed year in the history of mobile devices. This is the year when mobile adoption finally has surpassed PC adoption, something experts had been predicting since at least 2010. This also is the year when leading search engines have made serving mobile users their official priority. Web and app design teams now are putting in special effort in adopting emerging best practices to ensure that the needs of the ever growing number of mobile users are catered to. However, there still is a lot of confusion about what mobile users really want. It also doesn’t help… more
Jun 01, 2015
2015 will be considered a watershed year in the history of mobile devices. This is the year when mobile adoption finally has surpassed PC adoption, something experts had been predicting since at least 2010. This also is the year when leading search engines have made serving mobile users their official priority. Web and app design teams now are putting in special effort in adopting emerging best practices to ensure that the needs of the ever growing number of mobile users are catered to. However, there still is a lot of confusion about what mobile users really want. It also doesn’t help… more