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Oct 09, 2014
With business booming in the U.S., Portland, Maine-based Diversified Communications has reorganized its management structure into two leadership teams - one to support Diversified Communications’ global divisions, and another to lead Diversified Communications US. “These organizational moves will enable Diversified US to grow in the important and reliable North American market and create additional career path opportunities, while also improving corporate governance across all our divisions,” said Ted Wirth, president and CEO.  He added, “This new structure will provide additional… more
Oct 08, 2014
The 15th edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, which will be held Jan. 12-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, has confirmed returning pavilions from Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), it also has signed exhibitors from the Chinese mainland, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia and the USA.   Fiona Chiew, deputy general manager for Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said of the continuous support from overseas companies, “The Hong Kong International Stationery… more
Oct 08, 2014
Global Experience Specialists has acquired two housing services companies – onPeak, with headquarters in Chicago, and Travel Planners, which is headquartered in New York City. The combined business will serve clients under the name onPeak, a GES Global Company (onPeak | GES). “Our clients told us that they want GES to create unique, integrated experiences delivered by just one trusted partner for their most critical event needs,” said Steve Moster, GES’ president.   He added, “We are honored to have earned our clients’ trust and are really excited to offer a complete event experience to… more
Oct 08, 2014
INDOPLAS, INDOPACK (incorporating INDOPROCESS) and INDOPRINT 2014, held recently in Jakarta, attracted more than 22,000 trade professionals from Indonesia and the surrounding region, a 20 percent increase compared to the last event held in 2012. A total of 362 exhibitors from 19 countries participated – 30 percent more than in 2012. The three exhibitions showcased a range of the latest technology and equipment for the plastics, packaging, processing and printing sectors. “It is very encouraging to see such a notable increase in exhibitors and visitors at the three exhibitions. This is a clear… more
Oct 08, 2014
With less than a month to go until Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2014, more than 3,500 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions already have been confirmed to take part in the fair’s 20th anniversary edition.   To meet the strong demand in the industry for eco-friendly and sustainable products, technology and services, the All About Sustainability zone returns to the fair again, expanding this year by 148 percent, with a total of 32 exhibitors taking part. The zone has been split into two sections: an Educational Zone and ecoBoutique display area. The former… more
Oct 08, 2014
More than a week after students took to the Hong Kong streets demanding that Chief Executive C.Y. Leung step down from his post, as well as for full democracy and voting rights, the protest groups are much smaller and have not impacted the exhibition industry in the city, according to the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association. The protests began when three pro-democracy student leaders were arrested after a class boycott and their supporters were tear gassed. Tens of thousands of protestors flooded the streets as a result.  “HKECIA wishes to confirm to all… more
Oct 08, 2014
Reed Exhibitions has joined forces with Korea-based K.Fairs Ltd. on Kormarine, Korea’s largest international maritime industry event that has attracted more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors from 70-plus countries. “As the third largest economy in Asia, we recognize that Korea houses huge market potential. Kormarine is Reed’s debut into the nation’s burgeoning maritime industry,” said Mike Rusbridge, chairman and CEO of Reed Exhibitions. He added, “Reed is optimistic we will rapidly expand our Korean presence even further in future.” Kormarine, an international marine… more
Oct 08, 2014
With Global Experience Specialists acquisition of two housing services companies – onPeak and Travel Planners - its clients now have an entire suite of services provided by one company. The combined businesses will serve clients under the name onPeak, a GES Global Company (onPeak | GES). GES President Steve Moster and Michael Howe, formerly president of onPeak and now executive vice president of onPeak | GES, took a few moments to talk with TSNN President Rachel Wimberly about the big news today and what it means for their clients and the industry overall. TSNN: What made this an attractive… more
Oct 08, 2014
Hong Kong-listed exhibition organiser, Mega Expo, reported its financial results for the year ended 30th June 2014. Revenues in the year were US$27 million, a year-on-year decrease of 6.7%. Profit dropped 46% within the year, down to US$1.8 million. Diluted earnings per share in the year were HK$0.0774 (US$0.001). The majority of Mega Expo’s revenues were generated from the exhibition organising business, amounting to US$25 million. The remaining revenues were generated from exhibition related services (US$1.3 million) and ancillary services (just US$10,000). In the reported financial year,… more
Oct 08, 2014
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) announced the promotion of former deputy executive director, Margaret Fong, as its newly appointed executive director. She had replaced the recently departed Fred Lam with effect from 1st October 2014. Fong joined the HKTDC in 2010. She has served as HKTDC’s deputy executive director since 2010, overseeing the international promotion of Hong Kong’s product and service industries and the HKTDC’s network of more than 40 offices worldwide. Chairman of HKTDC, Jack So, said, “Since joining us, Margaret has achieved significant success in leading our… more