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Mar 10, 2015
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has revealed Thailand’s business events industry in 2014 was driven by significant growth in visitors originating from the Australia and Oceania region. For the financial year ended September 2014, Thailand received a total of 919,614 business events travellers generating more than US$2.1 billion. In particular, TCEB highlighted Australia’s position as a top six source market for Thailand’s MICE industry, as Australian business events travellers jumped 137% year-on-year to reach 37,947 generating an estimated US$91.3 million. For the… more
Mar 10, 2015
A new cruise industry trade show, Seatrade Cruise Asia, will be launched at the Korean port city of Busan this year as a result of combining Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and the Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention. The two-day show will take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11th to 12th June 2015. Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Korea Marine Leisure Network, Seatrade Cruise Asia will feature an exhibition, conferences and a travel agent training programme. The show’s organiser, Seatrade Communications Ltd,… more
Mar 10, 2015
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently reported results of the Malaysian business events sector in 2014. A total of 261 business events were supported by the bureau which accounted for 131,936 international delegates generating an estimated US$411 million in economic impact to the country. The 261 supported events include 130 association conferences, 112 corporate meetings/incentives and 19 exhibitions. MyCEB also announced securing 152 event bids with its industry partners during 2014, which will bring an estimated 100,754 delegates to Malaysia between 2014 and 2021… more
Mar 09, 2015
For the first time in the show’s 30-year history, the Sensors Expo & Conference will rotate to the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center from its traditional Midwest home in Rosemont, Ill. The show, owned by Questex and on tap June 9-11, is going to the West Coast to so “attendees can have easy access to Silicon Valley and the cutting-edge markets of Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Entertainment, and more,” according to show management. The three-day event - “Sensing Technologies Driving Tomorrow’s Solutions” - serves the fast-growing sensors market that is predicted to grow to $15… more
Mar 08, 2015
If you are attending an event and you see Michael Robinson, cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator, walking toward you, it’s likely not going to end well for you.   Cyber security was the topic of Michelle Bruno’s interview with Michael Robinson on the TSNN Webinar, “Securing Your Event’s Digital Data.”   What does Robinson think about the safety of our event data and what do we have to worry about? “Events, just by their very setup because they are so open and they have so many people attending, they are not very secure,”… more
Mar 08, 2015
If you are attending an event and you see Michael Robinson, cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator, walking toward you, it’s likely not going to end well for you.   Cyber security was the topic of Michelle Bruno’s interview with Michael Robinson on the TSNN Webinar, “Securing Your Event’s Digital Data.”   What does Robinson think about the safety of our event data and what do we have to worry about? “Events, just by their very setup because they are so open and they have so many people attending, they are not very secure,”… more
Mar 07, 2015
If you are attending an event and you see Michael Robinson, cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator, walking toward you, it’s likely not going to end well for you. Cyber security was the topic of Michelle Bruno’s interview with Michael Robinson on the TSNN Webinar, “Securing Your Event’s Digital Data.” What does Robinson think about the safety of our event data and what do we have to worry about? “Events, just by their very setup because they are so open and they have so many people attending, they are not very secure,” Robinson said. He added that data security doesn’t happen by… more
Mar 06, 2015
Informa Exhibitions’ 2015 International Roofing Expo had its largest showfloor since 2000 and attracted 9,337 roofing construction professionals Feb. 24-26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. "The tradeshow floor was the largest since the 2000 show,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE show director. “Exhibitors enjoyed steady traffic as they introduced hundreds of new and innovative products to high-caliber decision-makers.” Attendees came from all segments of the roofing industry, including commercial and residential contractors, builders, remodelers, building owners, facility… more
Mar 04, 2015
Even though Tarsus Group’s biggest shows were not held last year, the company still saw not only an 18 percent increase in revenues, compared with 2012 when similar shows ran, but also like-for-like revenue growth of 10 percent. Total 2014 revenues were £60.6 million ($92.5 million), compared with same off-year 2012 revenues of £51.5 ($78.6 million) million. Revenues for 2013 were £75.9 million ($115.9 million), when the company’s two largest shows were held. Overall attendance at Tarsus’ 2014 shows also saw positive signs, with and an average high single-digit increase. "Our ‘Quickening the… more
Mar 04, 2015
For the 18th quarter in a row, the trade show industry saw an overall uptick in growth in the fourth quarter of last year of 1.7 percent, compared with the same quarter in 2013, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Index Report. Although the trend still was positive, the growth was lower than the 2.3 percent that had occurred in the third quarter of 2014. "With the fourth quarter's results and 18 consecutive quarters of growth and our predictions closely matching outcomes, we are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry," said CEIR's economist Allen… more