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Jun 21, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association partnered with a local charity at the site of their Annual Meeting, which was held June 20-23 in Denver. Urban Peak helps youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk for becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community. Their goal is to empower them to become self-sufficient adults. HCEA Annual Meeting attendees had the opportunity to help Urban Peak in a number of ways, including a community service project, “Chip for Charity” golf outing and “Dots for… more
Jun 21, 2015
ibtm world, previously EIBTM, an event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award). Graeme Barnett, senior exhibition director, ibtm world, who announced the opening of the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 at the Event Tech Lab, which took place as part of London Tech Week, said, “This new all-encompassing name for this award illustrates its evolution, recognising the importance of both innovation and technology within the industry.” The… more
Jun 21, 2015
The battlefield of news publishing on mobile devices is heating up. After Google and Facebook, Apple is the next tech giant to enter the business of serving trending news to mobile audiences. Launched recently at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's all-new News app has been designed to deliver a rich news reading experience to users. According to Apple, 'News' will be available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, and it'll combine the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. Media organizations including Guardian… more
Jun 21, 2015
The 2015 edition of Imabari Maritime Fair (Bari-Ship) recorded growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers. Organised by UBM Japan, a subsidiary of UBM plc, the show hosted 313 exhibiting companies from 17 countries and regions, an increase of 33% from the previous edition. Bari-Ship was held from 21st to 23rd May 2015 at Texport Imabari in Imabari City, Japan. UBM reported the addition of a new exhibition area this year to welcome the attendance of 9,042 trade visitors. Bari-Ship focuses on shipbuilding technology, marine equipment and related products and services for the commercial… more
Jun 21, 2015
This year’s ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Sanitation, Heating, Ventilation & Air-Conditioning – concluded last month drawing a record-breaking 1,119 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions – an increase of 12% from 2014. The three-day show ran from 13th to 15th May at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC). Co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) and Beijing B & D Tiger Exhibition Co Ltd, ISH China & CIHE welcomed 46,836 visitors from 50 countries and regions, an increase of around 14% over last year’s show. The organisers… more
Jun 21, 2015
International exhibition organiser, Koelnmesse, concluded its THAIFEX – World of Food Asia 2015 last month, with record number of visitors. Running from 20th to 24th May at IMPACT Exhibition Center, the five-day trade show attracted more than 35,000 trade visitors, of those, 7,274 were from overseas. Among the 1,675 exhibitors from 16 sectors, 811 were international exhibitors. This year, a total of 24 country and provincial groups attended the show, including three new national pavilions representing Germany, Mexico and Turkey. Three supporting shows including World of Seafood, World of… more
Jun 21, 2015
The inaugural edition of Seatrade Cruise Asia has been postponed to a later date as a result of the MERS virus outbreak in Korea according to the organiser and UBM subsidiary, Seatrade Communications. The two-day trade show was scheduled to take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11th to 12th June. Seatrade received an increasing number of withdrawal notifications from its key stakeholders including delegates, speakers and cruise lines. The organiser says its planned conference programme can no longer be delivered as scheduled as regional travel restrictions have been… more
Jun 21, 2015
The battlefield of news publishing on mobile devices is heating up. After Google and Facebook, Apple is the next tech giant to enter the business of serving trending news to mobile audiences. Launched recently at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple's all-new News app has been designed to deliver a rich news reading experience to users. According to Apple, 'News' will be available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, and it'll combine the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. Media organizations including Guardian… more
Jun 21, 2015
ibtm world, previously EIBTM, an event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award). Graeme Barnett, senior exhibition director, ibtm world, who announced the opening of the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 at the Event Tech Lab, which took place as part of London Tech Week, said, “This new all-encompassing name for this award illustrates its evolution, recognising the importance of both innovation and technology within the industry.” The… more
Jun 20, 2015
The 2015 BIO International Convention, for global biotech community, recently was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and hosted 29,279 partnering meetings, a new record for the event.  Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, which changed its name to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, the event drew 15,858 industry leaders from 69 countries and 47 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. “This year’s BIO International Convention was a tremendous success, bringing to Philadelphia leaders in industry, government and… more