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Mar 24, 2015
Nat Wong, current president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, will be succeeded April 16 by Hu Wei. Wei came on board March 16 to understudy Womng and be orientated to the business. “We owe a lot to Nat for his contributions,” aaid Paul Beh, regional president of Reed Exhibitions Asia-Pacific. He added, “Over this period of time, he has been instrumental in growing the business and we have seen RXGC scaling greater heights with expansion into new markets through acquisitions and launches of which I am fully appreciative and proud of.” Describing his tenure in RXGC, Wong said, “My time at… more
Mar 24, 2015
Last year, children from the Palabra Viva church in Las Vegas drew pictures of their dream playground, and this week, hundreds of orthopaedic surgeons and other volunteers attending the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) 2015 Annual Meeting joined forces with KaBOOM! and members of the community to bring those designs to life. Since 2000, the Academy has sponsored a one-day Safe and Accessible Playground Build as a gift to the AAOS Annual Meeting host community. This will be the Academy’s 16th playground build and the second in the Las Vegas area.   “The Safe and… more
Mar 24, 2015
A few weeks ago, Messe Frankfurt opened the relocated Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition for the first time at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring is co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd; the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre. A show record of more than 2,600 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions was hosted – up 77 percent from 2014’s 1,469. The three-day show runs from 18th to 20th March occupying more than 100,000 m2 of gross exhibition space. Messe… more
Mar 24, 2015
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has launched a Professional Development Grant aimed at growing the next generation of local meetings industry leaders. The grant will provide three young local association executives the opportunity to attend the  ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Congress 2016, which will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, to engage with leading international industry professionals and expand their knowledge and capabilities in association management at the same time,  familiarise themselves with the global meetings industry and the… more
Mar 24, 2015
The NPE2015: International Plastics Showcase, which was held March 23-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, was not only the largest in its 69-year history, but also drew the highest attendance ever, especially from overseas. SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which owns the show, projected the number of exhibitors to match and possibly exceed the record of 2,009 set at NPE2000 and attendance likely reached 60,000, well above the total for the successful 2012 show. The amount of exhibit space taken exceeded the previous record set at NPE2000 and was expected to… more
Mar 24, 2015
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced its strategic plan to further develop the international and mega events sector. The three-pronged strategic plan includes: the Win Strategy, Promote Strategy and Develop Strategy. Under the Win Strategy, TCEB will provide support to international festivals and mega events, and also encourage MICE-friendly cities to organise regular large-scale events. While the Promote Strategy involves organizing international roadshows in key overseas markets, TCEB will facilitate collaboration between the public and private sectors as part… more
Mar 24, 2015
Reportedly Indonesia’s largest furniture trade show, Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) 2015, ran for four days from 12th to 15th March at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo). Organised by PT Dyandra UBM International, a joint venture company of UBM Asia and Dyandra, IFEX utilised all halls at JIExpo as well as several large temporary halls. More than 470 exhibitors showcased a wide range of contemporary and traditional furniture products, with a special focus on wooden and rattan furniture products. Highlighting the importance of the furniture industry and furniture exports for… more
Mar 24, 2015
French-based hotel group, Accor, has been appointed as the venue operator of the new Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC). JECC, which opened in November 2014 is located in the industrial-focused area of Sitapura, and sits 5km away from the Jaipur International Airport. The venue was jointly developed by the Dangayach Group and Derewala Group. JECC houses two exhibition halls with a combined indoor exhibition space of 20,000 m2 and another 10,000 m2 of outdoor space. The venue’s convention centre can cater up to 1,200 seated delegates. A 241-room Novotel is located on-site and… more
Mar 24, 2015
Earlier this month, Global Security Asia (GSA) concluded its 6th edition with nearly 200 exhibitors from 32 countries, and welcomed more than 5,000 visitors. GSA 2015 was held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3rd to 5th March. Showcasing the latest trends and technologies in homeland security, the event also included a conference titled “The New Asian Threat Landscape”, which addressed key issues surrounding the ISIS threat to the region. Andrew Marriott, managing director of GSA Exhibitions Pte Ltd, said, “Our exhibitors and delegates were very positive about… more
Mar 23, 2015
AHC Media, a medical media and publishing company, will launch the Emergency Medicine Reports’ Summit, an interactive seminar highlighting the key issues emergency medicine providers face every day. The two-day summit will be held Aug. 28-29 at Wynn’s Encore in Las Vegas and will focus on the top 10 matters affecting emergency medicine right now. “For more than 30 years, emergency physicians have counted on our bi-weekly Emergency Medicine Reports for concise and reliable coverage of the most up-to-date information,” states David Fournier, CEO and Publisher of AHC Media. He added, “With the… more