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May 28, 2015
Metropolitan Exposition Services has forged a partnership agreement with Orlando-based Fan Experiences, which supplies housing services. “We are genuinely excited to add a housing component to our ever expanding portfolio, and are especially thrilled to be working with such a respected industry trendsetter as Fan Experiences,” said Metropolitan General Manager Gina Calderon.   She added, “Continuing on with our plan of strategic diversification, we are now able to offer clients a range of services that is unparalleled in the business.” Metropolitan Exposition Services’ client base… more
May 28, 2015
The month of May has been an unusually busy one for new hires across a wide variety of companies in the trade show industry. The Expo Group hired Lloyd van Meter its new general manager in its Las Vegas offices. Van Meter has extensive freight expertise, as well as 15 years in the trade show industry and strong leadership skills honed in the U.S. Marine Corps. The Expo Group also named Mitchell Gross as the new leader of its growing custom exhibits department. Gross also will continue to lead the Finance department for the company. Prior to becoming operations manager for MC2 Events Exhibits… more
May 27, 2015
After its debut in 2014, the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM will be continued during MEDICA 2015, World Forum for Medicine.  The HEALTHCARE FORUM will be a program highlight in the MEDICA IT section. MEDICA, billed as the world’s largest medical trade show,  will take place Nov. 16-19 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. “From the beginning, the forum was well received and it was a complete success on each day with around 2,000 participants at the presentations that were held in English. On a transnational level, in particular, issues regarding the networking of health… more
May 25, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have agreed to feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage biomedical companies in an expanded Innovation Zone at the 2015 BIO International Convention®, on tap in June in Philadelphia. The Innovation Zone companies, focused on drug discovery, diagnostics and other therapeutic platform technologies, will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO One-on-One Partnering™. “We are thrilled to announce our expanded partnership with… more
May 25, 2015
Last week, Reed Exhibitions’ joint venture subsidiary, Reed Sinopharm, organised the 2015 Health Industry Summit (tHIS) for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai. The mega umbrella show spanned a total exhibition space of 290,000 m2 and drew 210,000 visitors from 150 countries and regions. The first day of tHIS alone reportedly attracted 100,000 visitors. There were media reports of teething problems at the relatively new NECC venue. Visitors reportedly complained about chaotic organisation ranging from poor signage in the venue and parking lot,… more
May 25, 2015
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources released its financial results for the first quarter ended 31st March 2015. Revenues were US$22.2 million, down 36% compared with US$34.5 million last year. In the same period, the company recorded IFRS net loss of US$2.1 million, compared with IFRS net income of US$145,000 in 2014. The drop in revenue was largely due to the shifting of one of the company’s major exhibitions from the first quarter in 2014 to the second quarter in 2015. More than 80% of Global Sources’ revenues were generated from its online business, amounting to US$17.9 million. That is a drop of… more
May 25, 2015
This week, the 6th edition of Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair (Medical Fair) featured more than 250 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions. The three-day fair ran from 18th to 20th May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) welcoming nearly 10,000 buyers. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association, this year’s Medical Fair featured two inaugural pavilions representing Canada and the Taiwan Medical and Biotech Industry Association. Ten sector-… more
May 25, 2015
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) has signed an agreement to become an official Media Partner and member of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Rachel Wimberly, President/Editor-in-chief, and Paul Woodward, Managing Director of UFI signed the agreement that will help disseminate the work carried out by the international body. “TSNN is very excited about this new partnership with UFI," Wimberly said. "UFI's role as the global association for the exhibition industry is the perfect complement to TSNN's broad reach into the industry worldwide." UFI is the premier global… more
May 24, 2015
Human Resource Executive® magazine, the publication focused on strategic HR issues, in partnership with China Star, will launch the HR Technology Conference & Exposition China, taking place April 13-15 at the Zhuhai International Convention & Exhibition Center in Zhuhai, China. “As a country with one of the highest employment growth markets in the world, Human Resource Executive and China Star recognized the tremendous opportunity that the HR Technology Conference & Exposition can bring to HR professionals in China,” said Rebecca McKenna, publisher of Human Resource Executive®… more
May 24, 2015
Groundwork on the purpose-built Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) expansion at the adjacent Lot 91 officially is underway as the Centre celebrates a decade in business this year. “We are thrilled to reveal that groundwork began in late April, and we expect the expansion to be completed in 2018,” said general manager Alan Pryor. Lot 91 will be a mixed commercial development comprising of office tower, convention centre and retail podium. The project has a prime location within KLCC Precinct and has been designed for seamless integration with the existing Centre. When operational… more