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Aug 25, 2015
The one-day event, held at the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, will bring hundreds of travel agents and cruise industry leaders together in a day filled with insight from top cruise executives and distribution partners, and networking among attendees, according to show organizers. "We are so pleased to launch CruiseWorld China," said Bob Sullivan, president of the travel group, Northstar Travel Media. He added, "This is an exclusive event in China where travel agents and industry executives can meet to discuss the most important issues affecting today's travel landscape." Among the confirmed… more
Aug 25, 2015
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd will launch a new initiative this year to facilitate nonwovens fabric suppliers’ expansion into China, where imports of such products jumped 128 percent from 2000 to 2013. The German exhibition company’s Asia Pacific branch will launch the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil) from Oct. 14-16, adding one more event to its comprehensive textile portfolio, and complementing the biennial Cinte Techtextil China trade fair. The three-day event, which will be held in Shanghai Mart, combines a trade expo and industry forum.… more
Aug 25, 2015
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has chalked up a busy first half in its 10th year of operation with a recorded 661 events drawing a total 778,414 delegates and visitors and an economic impact contribution of RM264 million Jan. 1-June 30, 2015. The achievement is on the back of a record 2014 performance, when the number of events jumped 11 percent from the 2013 record of 1,565 to 1,759. On the calendar for the remainder of the year, General Manager Alan Pryor said there are “over 25 events with an expected total turnout in excess of 420,000 people. And this does not include… more
Aug 25, 2015
The world's largest LED and LED lighting event will take place Sept. 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The show previously was held in Guangzhou. LED CHINA, together with the 11th LED LIGHTING CHINA and 13th SIGN CHINA, will feature 1,300 domestic and overseas brands over 120,000 square meters. Riding on Shanghai's international status and the huge regional market it serves, the event expects to attract even more high caliber buyers from across the globe.  In 2014, China's LED industry maintained rapid… more
Aug 25, 2015
Following Monday’s shocking terrorist bombing in Bangkok, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) set up a special team to assist MICE organisers, visitors and exhibitors. The initiative includes a temporary TCEB Information Centre at the Bangkok airport. TCEB reports that no major events have been cancelled and it expects more than 76,000 MICE delegates at events to be held in August, September and October. Major MICE events scheduled include the FDI World Dental Congress with 9,300 delegates and the World Congress of Surgery with more than 2,000 delegates. Nopparat… more
Aug 25, 2015
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) hosted an opening ceremony for its new Singapore branch office on 17th August, with over 400 business guests from Hong Kong and Singapore in attendance. The Singapore branch office will offer support to the HKTDC in helping Hong Kong small- and medium-sized enterprises assessing and entering ASEAN markets. Including the new office in Singapore, the HKTDC now has 46 offices around the world – of which 24 are in Asia. Speaking at the event, Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the HKTDC, highlighted the business and investment opportunities… more
Aug 25, 2015
Meet Taiwan, the MICE promotion programme led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, recently conducted a roadshow in Japan, visiting the cities of Osaka and Fukuoka. Targeting corporate meeting planners and key product suppliers in Japan, Meet Taiwan organised business-matching meetings, presentations and networking activities – linking six Taiwanese MICE organisations with Japanese partners. The initiative also resulted in the confirmation of an incentive group which will bring over 1,000 Japanese delegates to Taiwan. Japan is one of Taiwan’s largest MICE visitor source markets. Last year,… more
Aug 25, 2015
Aloysius Arlando, Chief Executive Office of SingEx, the management company of the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre, was elected as vice president of International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) at last month’s APIC Annual Conference. The appointment reflects the increasing influence of Asian venues and growing importance of Asian market. Aloysius was the first Asian to be elected to the APIC board in 2012 and he was also elected as one of the vice chairman of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Aloysius commented, “… more
Aug 24, 2015
Several companies scored new or renewed business contracts as the summer months came to a close, including Convention Data Services, Spargo and ConvExx. The international society for optics and photonics has renewed their contract with Convention Data Services, their preferred registration partner for the past 20 years. The contract calls for CDS to provide registration and lead retrieval services for SPIE’s events: Photonics West, Advanced Lithography, DSS, Optics & Photonics and Optifab. "SPIE is pleased to once again renew our contract with CDS as they provide a commitment to our… more
Aug 23, 2015
The first show to take advantage of all of the extra space at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center was one it long-time clients, UBM Advanstar’s MAGIC, which ran last week in Las Vegas. The $70 million project added 350,000 square feet onto the center, allowing shows like MAGIC to not only expand, but also opening up more space for shows looking in the city. “We have enjoyed working with the professionals at Mandalay Bay throughout the years and appreciate their willingness to help us create the most positive, productive experiences for our customers,” said Tony Calanca, executive vice… more