News

Mar 11, 2015
Going to ExhibitorLive, the annual gathering of trade show and event industry pros and rebranded from EXHIBITOR, is like going to a candy shop. With so much talent, ingenuity and innovation on display, it’s easy to remember why you fell in love with trade shows in the first place and stayed with them even after swearing off them more than once. This year was no exception. Though the industry as a whole has been showing only modest growth since the recession and the spending sprees of mid 2000’s are a thing of the past, there were plenty of ideas to create meaningful engagement in the world… more
Mar 10, 2015
The second edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show was held recently at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) with a record number of exhibitors, three new group pavilions and a debut zone dedicated to precious pearls. The fair, which ran March 2-6, previously was part of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which ran March 4-8 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. "Building on the success of the inaugural 'two shows, two venues' format introduced last year, this Show returns with another dazzling array of precious stones, pearls and raw… more
Mar 10, 2015
The 15th Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME China 2015) will welcome local and international brands to showcase their latest products July 22-24 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The event will feature more than1,900 suppliers representing 2,650 brands across 200,000 square meters of exhibition space, a 20-percent increase in exhibition scale, compared with 2014. More than 80,000 children and baby products trade buyers are expected to attend, according to show management. "This July, CBME China, celebrates its 15th anniversary. The… more
Mar 10, 2015
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) will welcome more than 7,000 participants from 65 countries June 16-19 to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre for Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2015, an international event in the Asia-Pacific attractions industry. "Asian Attractions Expo 2015 is a one-stop-shop for new and expanding theme parks and attractions in the Asia-Pacific region," said IAAPA president and CEO Paul Noland. He added, "AAE is the best marketplace in the region to connect suppliers developing the next groundbreaking products and services… more
Mar 10, 2015
The second edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show was held recently at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) with a record number of exhibitors, three new group pavilions and a debut zone dedicated to precious pearls. The fair, which ran March 2-6, previously was part of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which ran March 4-8 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. "Building on the success of the inaugural 'two shows, two venues' format introduced last year, this Show returns with another dazzling array of precious stones, pearls and raw… more
Mar 10, 2015
London-listed RELX Group (formerly Reed Elsevier) reported its results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014. The group’s revenues were £5.8 billion (US$9.0 billion), while excluding for biennial exhibition cycling, revenues were up by 3 percent.  Adjusted operating profit in the period was £1.7 billion (US$2.7 billion), an increase of 5 percent. The group’s exhibitions business generated revenues of £890 million (US$1.4 billion) were up 3 percent year-on-year. While excluding for biennial cycling effect, revenues grew 7 percent. Adjusted operating profit in the year rose by 9 percent,… more
Mar 10, 2015
UBM Malaysia, a subsidiary of UBM Asia, in conjunction with the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) and World Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Malaysia branch, will launch a new meat industry-focused event, ASIA MEATEC, alongside Livestock Asia and the WVPA-WPSA Scientific Conference. The co-located events will run from 21st to 23rd September 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). The three-day show will cover the feed, livestock, and meat value chain industries. UBM reported the decision to launch the new event was decided after the successful soft launch of ASIA MEATEC and… more
Mar 10, 2015
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has revealed Thailand’s business events industry in 2014 was driven by significant growth in visitors originating from the Australia and Oceania region. For the financial year ended September 2014, Thailand received a total of 919,614 business events travellers generating more than US$2.1 billion. In particular, TCEB highlighted Australia’s position as a top six source market for Thailand’s MICE industry, as Australian business events travellers jumped 137% year-on-year to reach 37,947 generating an estimated US$91.3 million. For the… more
Mar 10, 2015
A new cruise industry trade show, Seatrade Cruise Asia, will be launched at the Korean port city of Busan this year as a result of combining Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and the Seatrade All Asia Cruise Convention. The two-day show will take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre from 11th to 12th June 2015. Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Korea Marine Leisure Network, Seatrade Cruise Asia will feature an exhibition, conferences and a travel agent training programme. The show’s organiser, Seatrade Communications Ltd,… more
Mar 10, 2015
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently reported results of the Malaysian business events sector in 2014. A total of 261 business events were supported by the bureau which accounted for 131,936 international delegates generating an estimated US$411 million in economic impact to the country. The 261 supported events include 130 association conferences, 112 corporate meetings/incentives and 19 exhibitions. MyCEB also announced securing 152 event bids with its industry partners during 2014, which will bring an estimated 100,754 delegates to Malaysia between 2014 and 2021… more

Partner Voices

The Schaumburg Convention Center is the powerhouse meeting facility in the Midwest with abundant free parking. This sophisticated 100,000 square foot state-of-the-art Convention Center features column-free space, 30-foot ceilings, 120 feet of covered dock space and 750 MB Wi-Fi access through-out. Adjacent is an additional 48,000 square feet of meeting space including a 27,500 square-foot ballroom.