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May 14, 2015
Spurred on by the tremendous response to the recycle program at this year’s NPE2015, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association decided to launch a new show next year – re|Focus: Recycling Summit and Expo. The goal of the show, according to organizers, is to assist brand owners, processors and the plastics supply chain to take their environmental goals from aspirational to operational. At NPE2015, which was held in April at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, 82 exhibitors participated in the program to recycle processing scrap generated on the showfloor, twice as many as at NPE2012… more
May 13, 2015
After conducting an official attendance audit, the Consumer Electronics Association released final numbers for the 2015 International CES, with a record-breaking 176,176 attendees flocking to the show in January in Las Vegas. At the same time, the association also unveiled plans to institute measures to cap next year’s show at 176,000 attendees in “an effort to ensure that attendees continue to have a quality experience,” according to show officials.   “With the growth of the consumer technology industry and the parallel growth of the International CES comes an increase in the… more
May 12, 2015
Pacific World recently formed a strategic alliance with JTB Global Marketing & Travel Japan’s leading Destination Management Company, starting May 1.   Through this partnership, Pacific World will leverage the strength of JTB Global Marketing & Travels’ incoming business and align themselves to provide leading meetings & events services in Japan.   The strategic alliance will enable Pacific World to showcase Japan as a meetings and incentive destination - to their network of corporate and agency meeting planners worldwide.   Herve Joseph-Antoine, global… more
May 12, 2015
Global Sources has launched its full suite of services for the fashion industry. The fashion industry ecosystem connects a specialized community of buyers and suppliers through content, communication and five media channels -- an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and trade shows. Four China Sourcing Fairs, which offer fashion buyers and suppliers high-level networking and sourcing opportunities, will be held April 27-30 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. These are Fashion Accessories, Garments & Textiles, Underwear & Swimwear and the India Sourcing Fair: Garments… more
May 12, 2015
As part of an ongoing series, TSNN Reporter Traci Browne has been profiling trade show executives and asking them probing questions like it’s the day before your show and there’s a zombie apocalypse – what would your first thought be? She got Mike Blackman to play along this month in our interview series. Traci met Mike at the SISO Executive Conference in Atlantic City, and said, “I knew right away he would be the perfect interview subject.” Mike Blackman Managing Director Integrated Systems Events 30 Years In Industry   Traci Browne: Where did you grow up? What was your adolescent… more
May 12, 2015
The 30th edition of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair closes today. The exhibition attracted a record number of more than 4,200 exhibitors from 38 countries and territories at the HKCEC venue in Hong Kong’s Wanchai district. To recognise the 30th edition of the event, the HKTDC set-up a special display charting the evolution of the exhibition over the past 30 years. This year’s event also featured “premium zones” covering topics such as beauty products & accessories, fine porcelain gifts, health & wellness, etc. The exhibition also… more
May 12, 2015
Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and Asian Exhibition Services (AES), the inaugural edition of Bevtec Asia attracted more than 150 exhibiting companies from 24 countries and regions to showcase the latest in the drink manufacturing industry. The three-day trade show was held from 6th to 8th May 2015 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). The biennial show hosted exhibitors ranging from water and soft-drink manufacturer, to breweries, wineries and spirit producers. Exhibitor products included laboratory equipment, ingredients, bottling and marketing… more
May 12, 2015
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council’s (TAITRA) flagship MICE promotional programme, MEET TAIWAN, recently introduced the “Taiwan Value Go” and “Taiwan Meeting and Incentive Rewards Program” to serve overseas MICE visitors. The “Taiwan Value Go” program features the cultural experiences that overseas MICE visitors can enjoy during itineraries which are centred around nine international exhibitions around Taiwan. TAITRA aims to attract meetings and incentives groups by providing local event organisers and partners sponsorships ranging from US$326 to US$3,260 depending on the size of… more
May 12, 2015
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) introduced its two brand communication campaigns – Thailand Connect the World and Thailand’s MICE United II – to the Japanese MICE market during its recent roadshow in Tokyo. The bureau also unveiled targeted initiatives for Japan including special financial subsidies and support for mega events. TCEB announced special financial subsidies of up to around US$30,000 for large corporate meeting groups. There was also a per head incentive for groups engaging in business matching activities. For exhibitions, TCEB unveiled the J-Privilege… more
May 11, 2015
Reed Exhibitions’ flagship electronics manufacturing event, NEPCON China, was recently held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Spanning an exhibition area of 25,000 square meters, more than 450 leading brands from 22 countries and regions exhibited at the show. The three-day show ran April 21-23. NEPCON China covers the entire surface-mount technology (SMT) sector and electronics manufacturing industry chain. This year’s supporting activities included forums and seminars covering automotive electronics, new electronics materials, telecommunication electronics,… more