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Apr 26, 2016
MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2016, India's No. 1 Trade Fair for Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics, will return to the Pragati Maidan exhibition center April 6-8 in New Delhi. Held every year alternately in New Delhi or Mumbai, the event presents the latest developments specifically geared towards the Indian medical sector, ranging from medical, diagnostics, laboratory and rehabilitation equipment to hospital/clinic furnishings and products as well as communication/information technology. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd., the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, MEDICAL FAIR… more
Apr 26, 2016
Preparation for Messe Frankfurt’s Music China 2016 is in full swing, with 90 percent of the exhibition area reserved. The 2016 edition will be expanded to 10 halls, occupying 113,000 square meters of the exhibition area Oct. 26-29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. “The demand for musical instruments in China is enjoying substantial growth, mainly driven by an expanding market and enhanced aesthetic appreciation of quality musical instruments,” said Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. She added, “The increasing importance of music… more
Apr 26, 2016
Mobile Electronics, second phase of Global Sources Electronics, was held April 18-21 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), with a strong focus on smartphone, tablets, wearable devices and mobile accessories. “In just two years, the event has grown by more than 100% to become the world’s largest mobile electronics sourcing show,” said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources. Key highlight of this year’s event is the Startup Launchpad, which is an integrated B2B sourcing platform and conference program, aiming to showcase the latest tech products from startups. The conference program is… more
Apr 26, 2016
On the heels of buying U.S.-based fashion trade show portfolio, Business Journals Inc. last week, U.K.-based UBM now will launch IFF MAGIC Japan, a new joint venture between MAGIC and JFW-International Fashion Fair, Japan’s longest running, bi-annual fashion business tradeshow organized by publisher Senken Shimbun.  The two fashion powerhouses will join forces to launch the first IFF MAGIC Japan event April 26-28, 2017, at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center. “Fashion is a truly global industry, and we are thrilled for MAGIC’s upcoming expansion into the Japan market in… more
Apr 26, 2016
Messe Frankfurt and NürnbergMesse, two large-scale international exhibition organisers, will incorporate “ISH India hosted by the Indian Plumbing Association (IPA)” as part of their newly established “Build Fair Alliance” in India. It will include existing fairs, organised by NürnbergMesse, targeting building technologies such as ACREX India, FENSTERBAU FRONTALE INDIA and FIRE & SECURITY INDIA. “ISH India powered by IPA is another important step in our internationalization strategy,” said Wolfgang Marzin, President and CEO of Messe Frankfurt. “With our ISH Brand we have been active in… more
Apr 26, 2016
Beijing moves to grant greater autonomy to trade associations that will likely spur growth in China’s MICE industry. The Chinese government continues to relax its control over the formation and management of trade associations. Last year, Beijing announced a trial programme to grant autonomy to 148 selected associations. At end of 2014, there were approximately 307,000 associations registered in China, and over 18,000 were managed or operated by the Chinese Government. These associations held the vast majority of their meetings in China. The associations with increased autonomy are looking to… more
Apr 26, 2016
Food&HotelAsia2016 (FHA2016), organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), was held April 12-15 at Singapore Expo. The 2018 edition will be held across two venues at Singapore Expo and Suntec Singapore making FHA Singapore’s largest trade show. AT the 2016 edition, nearly 3,200 exhibitors were featured at the four-day show and it drew over 72,000 attendees – including 45 percent from overseas. The show featured exhibitors from a wide range of related sectors, including food ingredients and products, food service equipment, hotel amenities and software solutions. The Japan Pavilion,… more
Apr 24, 2016
Lew Shomer, chairman of 5NET4 Productions and Abilities Expos, found his way into the trade show industry like many others when he was vice president of marketing for a modem manufacturer in the 1980’s. In order to stand out from others at one of the early Comdex show, Shomer engaged a former Miss Louisiana model and her partner to perform a live song and dance skit. After the second or third performance, word got around to the attendees that “you had to see this girl!" Next thing that happened was Sheldon Adelson came to the booth and said that we were making too much noise and drawing all… more
Apr 24, 2016
Audience response has been around for thousands of years. Remember the movie Gladiator? Thumbs up or thumbs down was the ancient audience response system (or ARS). Clapping or booing is another form of it. Technology has done a great job taming ARS in recent years. Colleges and conferences often use clickers that attendees can interact with to give their opinion or answer to yes-no or multiple choice questions. The problem is that conferences are by nature social environments. Audience response, then, would be social too. With all the fun social media tools now available, you'd think… more
Apr 24, 2016
Audience response has been around for thousands of years. Remember the movie Gladiator? Thumbs up or thumbs down was the ancient audience response system (or ARS). Clapping or booing is another form of it. Technology has done a great job taming ARS in recent years. Colleges and conferences often use clickers that attendees can interact with to give their opinion or answer to yes-no or multiple choice questions. The problem is that conferences are by nature social environments. Audience response, then, would be social too. With all the fun social media tools now available, you'd think… more

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