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Sep 09, 2015
ibtm events (www.ibtmevents.com), an event that brings together hosted buyers and  suppliers for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau is to become the official ibtm events Global Partner across its portfolio of events on five continents.   As a result of the partnership, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau will benefit from global visibility, access to business and a powerful network of connections to support their positioning as a leading destination for meetings, conventions, incentives and events.   The… more
Sep 09, 2015
As a key part of the German Convention Bureau’s (GCB) already announced plans to step up its efforts in the international meetings market and specifically in China, the GCB has appointed Henghong Yang to head its new Beijing office, which opened Sept. 1. "Our new team member Mr. Yang brings just the experience we need to solidify our marketing and relationship development work in China. The Chinese market holds great promise and we are delighted to have the office up and running under Mr. Yang’s leadership," added Matthias Schultze, managing director of the GCB. This new China office joins as… more
Sep 09, 2015
Asia’s fair for the home textiles industry recently was held, with new records set for exhibitor, visitor and exhibition space figures. More than 43,000 trade buyers (2014: 43,189) attended Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition 2015, which was held for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) across 170,520 square meters (2014: 150,400). The 1,402 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions (2014: 1,334) that took part was also a new high point in the fair’s 21-year history. “We’re delighted that our first edition in this new venue was such a… more
Sep 09, 2015
The inaugural China Homelife and China Machinex shows recently kicked off in South Africa.  Chairman of Meorient International Exhibition, Eric Pan, welcomed all Chinese exhibitors and Southern African buyers to the inaugural shows saying, “Meorient International Exhibition is thrilled to be bringing the shows to South African soil for the first time.” He added, :Fairs such as China Homelife and China Machinex create opportunity for buyers to source quality products directly from Chinese suppliers and manufacturers, further increasing trade between South Africa and China.” The two… more
Sep 09, 2015
Messe Düsseldorf announced that Thomas Schlitt has been appointed as Managing Director in India taking over the role from Udo Schuertzmann, who left the company at the start of the year. After opening their first office in India in 1982, Messe Düsseldorf currently organises eight events in India covering the medical sector, packaging sector and industrial processing sector. With plans to strengthen their current trade fairs on the ground and extend their event portfolio, Thomas Schlitt noted that the market potential focused medical device technologies, packaging and mechanical engineering… more
Sep 09, 2015
Worlddidac Association has announced that Worlddidac Asia, a major educational resource trade show and conference, will return to Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in 2016. The show’s seventh edition will be staged at HKCEC on 7th to 9th June. Worlddidac Asia 2015 was previously held in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo. The show attracted nearly 6,000 visitors from 35 countries and featured exhibitors including non-governmental organisations, education organisations as well as public and private schools. Worlddidac 2016 will address three education opportunities in Asia:… more
Sep 09, 2015
Reed Hongda Exhibitions announced that Shanghai International Auto Aftermarket Fair (SIAAF), which was scheduled to be held Sept 23-25 in Shanghai, will be postponed. Reed Hongda did not disclose the reasons for the postponement of SIAAF. The exhibition organiser only pointed out that the challenges of the timing of the event and additional external factors beyond their control were the major reasons behind this postponement. This is turning out to be a turbulent year for Reed in China following the logistical challenges surrounding Reed Sinopharm’s medical exhibitions in May. The co-… more
Sep 08, 2015
Michael Gehrisch’s 15-year tenure as president and CEO of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), the global association representing the destination marketing industry, has ended. “We are thankful and appreciative of the leadership and significant contributions Michael has made during his tenure which have made a positive impact on the growth and respect of the destination marketing industry internationally. We wish him the best as he moves on to a new chapter in his life,” said Bob Lander, chairman of the DMAI Board of Directors and president and CEO of the Austin Convention… more
Sep 05, 2015
Three new #NYNOW social media initiatives - #NYNOW Bloggers Choice Awards, #NYNOW Social Media Lounge and Innovations-Inspired Giveaway – at the NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift trade show helped to spark conversations and connections before and during the recently concluded summer edition, held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.    “We’re delighted that so many bloggers and influencers use NY NOW as the definitive source for new products and the latest must-haves,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director… more
Sep 05, 2015
Three new #NYNOW social media initiatives - #NYNOW Bloggers Choice Awards, #NYNOW Social Media Lounge and Innovations-Inspired Giveaway – at the NY NOW, the Market for Home, Lifestyle + Gift trade show helped to spark conversations and connections before and during the recently concluded summer edition, held Aug. 15-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.    “We’re delighted that so many bloggers and influencers use NY NOW as the definitive source for new products and the latest must-haves,” said Scott Kramer, NY NOW co-director… more

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