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Dec 27, 2014
At the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) 2015 conference and expo, industry leaders will collaboratively discuss the Ebola outbreak that has plagued primarily West Africa and other pressing health care challenges, lessons learned and breakthrough innovations they can implement immediately. “MWA 2015 is convening experts who are on the front line of transforming how we practice medicine,” said Robert Robbins, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Medical Center and Chairman of the MWA Executive Committee. He added, “From the man who led the response to the Ebola outbreak in Texas, to… more
Dec 27, 2014
U.K.-based ITE Group has announced the acquisition of the Breakbulk series of exhibitions and media from AXIO Data in a deal brokered by Mayfield Media Strategies. Breakbulk events serve the transport and logistics market for large-scale project equipment. They are held annually in Houston, Antwerp, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Istanbul and Sao Paulo.  The acquisition also includes a print and digital magazine with expanded industry coverage along with exhibition websites that serve the global breakbulk community. "ITE is continuing to build businesses in… more
Dec 27, 2014
Global Sources renewed its contract to host its trade shows at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) in Hong Kong in 2017 and 2018 for approximately US$23.1 million. The company will retain the right to host its events twice a year -  in April and October - at AWE. In 2014, these shows attracted nearly 143,000 buyers and featured more than 14,200 booths. "Since 2006, we've hosted all of our primary shows in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo and it has proven to be a popular venue for overseas buyers and suppliers across Asia to meet and do business," said Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources. He added, "For… more
Dec 27, 2014
Indometal 2014, international metal & steel trade fair for Southeast Asia held in Jakarta, confirmed its strategic position as the country’s only dedicated exhibition for the metal and steel industries, with a high-level of international participation. A total of 296 exhibitors from 26 countries, including five country pavilions and groups, showcased their products and technologies to 6,484 trade visitors from around the region. According to Mr. Harjanto, director general for manufacturing-based industry, Ministry of Industry, indometal 2014 exceeded expectations as an event that “… more
Dec 27, 2014
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) was named the ‘World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Centre’ at the Grand Final of the 2014 World Travel Awards (WTA). At the awards, held at the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the Caribbean island of Anguilla, Suntec Singapore emerged tops in the Meetings and Conventions category. The World Travel Awards has been rewarding and celebrating excellence across the travel and tourism industry globally since 1993. It has been accredited as ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’ and is recognized all around the world as the… more
Dec 27, 2014
International exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, announced plans to launch GESS Indonesia. Tarsus’ subsidiary, F&E Education is the organiser of Global Educational Supplies & Solutions Exhibition (GESS) in Dubai. That event attracts a reported 9,000 visitors from more than 75 countries. The inaugural GESS Indonesia will open on 30th September next year and run for three days. The event will be held at the Jakarta Convention Center, Indonesia. Douglas Emslie, group managing director of Tarsus, commented, “GESS Dubai has already established itself as the major player in the Middle East… more
Dec 27, 2014
Last week, the Thai Exhibition Association (TEA) signed an MoU with Singapore’s SACEOS agreeing to cooperate to improve opportunities for organisers and increase visitors to events in both countries. The MoU is designed to increase collaboration including exchanging information to promote products, services and joint offerings as well as reciprocal links of each association’s website. Thailand hosted some 77 trade fairs in 2013 and generated an estimated revenue of about US$174 million at which Singaporeans accounted for 8% of the total international trade visitors at Thai… more
Dec 27, 2014
Construction work on the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) venue in Jakarta is reportedly 80% complete. The venue is scheduled to open for business in January when it will host a Michael Bublé concert with 10,000 fans. The venue cost is close to US$320 million and it will feature 50,000 m2 across ten halls as well as an additional 50,000 m2 of outdoor space and a 4,000 m2 convention hall. Located in Jakarta’s BSC (Bumi Serpong Damai) district, ICE will also feature more than 30 meeting rooms, in-house F&B facilities, third-party F&B outlets, a carpark with a capacity of 3,000 and… more
Dec 26, 2014
By Benjamin Rabe and Alexa Newman Partnering with the right anchor exhibitor for your trade show can set the tone for your entire event. Dynamic sponsors bring excitement to the show floor. They attract other exhibitors and, most importantly, they engage attendees. Plus, the non-dues revenue streams boost your organization’s bottom line. To grow your relationship with an anchor exhibitor, you’ll have to be willing to try new tactics, even take a few risks. We saw this recently when three of our client organizations set out to change their approaches. By thinking creatively, being flexible and… more
Dec 21, 2014
An important high-tech industry exposition and conference is taking place in Dallas, Texas this week.  We have taken a snapshot of three busy attendees and their use of the event’s mobile app. Meet Bob: Sr. Purchasing Manager with a global organization, Running Enthusiast Bob is at the airport waiting to board his flight to Dallas, TX. He has been touring the company’s plants across the region and hasn’t been able to find the time to plan for his time at the event. He decides to download the event’s mobile app just before the boarding announcement is made. He… more