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Sep 22, 2015
Diversified Communications promoted Stuart Bailey to managing director of Diversified Communications Hong Kong LLC from his current position of general manager. Stuart Bailey joined Diversified through an acquisition in April 2009. At that time, the company only had one event – Restaurant & Bar HK, with the Retail Asia Expo launching in late 2009. Today, Diversified Communications HK organizes five trade exhibitions and three conferences, including Natural & Organic Products Asia, Learning & Teaching Expo and HR Summit & Expo Hong Kong. Expansion has come through a combination… more
Sep 22, 2015
Global Sources' 2015 fall trade show series will kick off at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong on Oct. 11. The shows will be staged in three phases, with 4,500 exhibitors showcasing products in around 8,000 booths. President of Global Sources Electronics Group Tommy Wong said: "I am extremely proud that this fall marks our 10th anniversary of hosting trade shows in Hong Kong and these are the largest-ever events since debuting in Hong Kong in 2006.” He added, "Within the past decade, Global Sources trade shows have joined the ranks of the leading sourcing events in the region and have… more
Sep 22, 2015
The most recognized face in weather – The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore – will step away from his reporting on all of the top events for the past 25 years, including Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy, to emcee the TSNN Awards’ gala celebration Nov. 7 in Atlanta. "The Weather Channel's own Jim Cantore, headquartered here in Atlanta, is an excellent choice to emcee the 6th Annual TSNN Awards," said Mark Sussman, director of Trade Show Sales, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.  He added, “Weather plays an important role in the execution of trade shows and… more
Sep 22, 2015
As World Routes draws to a close on the African continent, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, officially has handed the event over to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, China for 2016. Speaking at the close of the 21st World Route Development Forum in Durban today, Huang Ping, minister of Chengdu Municipal Government, said: "Hosting World Routes in Chengdu gives us the opportunity to demonstrate, on a global stage, our success in building a national-level aviation hub serving international and domestic airlines.” He added… more
Sep 22, 2015
The Sunday Times published a report stating that UBM plc is moving ahead with plans to sell its PR Newswire division. The asset disposal is expected to result in UBM netting approximately US$750 million. PR Newswire is a leading global distributor of press releases, publicity material and marketing news. PR Newswire is forecast to post revenues of US$320 million this year and deliver profits of US$87 million. The Sunday Times also reported that U.S.-based investment bank, Evercore, had been appointed to manage the sale and that private equity firm, GTCR was expected to be a leading bidder.
Sep 22, 2015
Mega Expo (formerly Kenfair), a Hong Kong-based exhibition and event organiser, announced its financial results for the year ended 30th June 2015. The company reported total revenues of US$24 million, down 8.5% year-on-year. Despite the drop in revenue, Mega Expo recorded a profit of US$5.9 million, up from US$1.8 million in the previous year. Diluted earnings per share in the year were HK$0.2046 (US$0.026). In the previous financial year, more than 95% of Mega Expo’s revenue came from organising exhibitions (US$23 million). Revenues from exhibitions were down year-on-year 8.1%. The remaining… more
Sep 22, 2015
The 34th edition of Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd., ran from 8th to 12nd September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Watch & Clock Fair featured more than 780 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions, with first time exhibitors from Bermuda, Denmark, Lebanon, Russia and Spain. The five-day event attracted over 19,600 buyers, up about 2% compared with the previous year. Encouraging… more
Sep 20, 2015
There are likely hundreds of conference directory mobile apps on the market. While making apples-to-apples comparisons of these products should include a close examination of the price ranges, feature sets, and value propositions, there is another element to consider heavily during the purchasing process: the provider. Responsiveness When there are lots of choices (in any industry), products sometimes start to look the same and buyers look for ways to narrow down the field. Excellent customer service, immediate and helpful responses (not just automatically generated emails), and a genuinely… more
Sep 20, 2015
There are likely hundreds of conference directory mobile apps on the market. While making apples-to-apples comparisons of these products should include a close examination of the price ranges, feature sets, and value propositions, there is another element to consider heavily during the purchasing process: the provider. Responsiveness When there are lots of choices (in any industry), products sometimes start to look the same and buyers look for ways to narrow down the field. Excellent customer service, immediate and helpful responses (not just automatically generated emails), and a genuinely… more
Sep 18, 2015
Fall is a busy time in more ways than one in the trade show industry and several companies recently added to their ranks. The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed Doug Bennett as senior vice president of Convention Development. He replaces Jennifer Barnett who retired from the position after 22 years of service.            Bennett’s responsibilities include managing the convention sales team to achieve annual room night goals, developing and implementing the convention sales and marketing plan, outlining specific sales objectives and priorities for… more