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Jun 19, 2011
The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) announced the extension of the “Strategic MICE Stimulation Program” until the end of 2011. The program, originally due to end this month, received wide support from local MICE industry players according to the Macau Convention and Exhibition Association (MCEA). Launched in May 2009, the program has supported 246 events in total, of which 95 were meetings and conventions, 47 were exhibitions and 104 incentive programs. An estimated budget of $3.4 million will be added to the program during the extension period. Additionally, the… more
Jun 19, 2011
Everything Channel, a UBM subsidiary, organised its first Indian virtual show, the CRN Virtual Channel Show, May 17-18. The virtual event was presented in UBM Studio’s Virtual Seminar Center. The online event reportedly attracted more than 600 attendees from across India. UBM reports more than 4,300 videos, documents and whitepapers were downloaded in total and more than 140 attendees on average took part in each live conference session. Dhaval Valia, associate publisher & executive editor at CRN India edition, said, “The first CRN Virtual Channel Show received an… more
Jun 18, 2011
Hainan's largest exhibition venue, the Hainan International Convention and Exhibition Center (HICEC) will be completed June 28 after a 17-month construction period. HICEC is made up of a 77,000 square meter exhibition centre, as well as a 42,000 sq. m. convention centre. The venue will reportedly host nine exhibitions and four conferences within this year and will host the Pan-PRD Regional Cooperation and Development Forum in 2012. The Hainan Provincial government has stated that it will lend financial support to large-scale exhibitions held on the island-province according to its… more
Jun 06, 2011
UBM China, a subsidiary of U.K-based UBM plc, has announced a strategic agreement to cooperate with eZEN. The two organisations will jointly organise the eCommerce Expo Sept. 26-27 in Shanghai. The event will be held the ShanghaiMart venue. The annual event was launched in the U.K. four years ago. The most recent edition attracted more than 140 exhibitors covering a variety of categories such as online retail, digital marketing, e-payments and logistics. The inaugural Shanghai edition of the eCommerce Expo will be co-located with Technology for Marketing & Advertising China (TFM&A… more
Jun 06, 2011
More than 100,000 art and antique lovers, collectors and professionals from across Asia, Europe and the United States congregated at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for two events - ART HK – Hong Kong International Art Fair and Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions. This year’s ART HK, held May 26-29, expanded by almost 40 percent, compared with 2010, and presented a record-breaking 260 galleries from 38 countries. Thousands of visitors and buyers visited the HKCEC to see an array of works by approximately 1,000 artists - ranging from modern… more
Jun 06, 2011
The inaugural Industrial Sourcing and subcontracting Expo (INDUSS) will debut at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) Nov. 23-26. Organised by the Bangalore International Exhibition Services, the four-day trade show will feature elements from sourcing solutions to various industries ranging from the automotive and rail industries to mechanical engineering to telecommunications. INDUSS is expecting around 150 exhibitors and 4,000 visitors and also will coincide with India’s largest construction machinery and equipment show Excon held at the BIEC. Excon is organised by… more
Jun 06, 2011
Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DESC) has released its statistics on the MICE industry for the first quarter of 2011. The number of MICE participants in the quarter increased an impressive 42 percent, rising from 89,000 in the first quarter of 2010 to 127,000 in the first quarter of this year. The number of events, however, dropped from 331 in the first quarter of last year to 267 this year – a 19-percent decrease. Amongst all MICE events held in the quarter, 257 were meetings, down 20 percent from last year’s 322, while the number of participants at meetings… more
Jun 06, 2011
Thailand is directly targeting the luxury MICE market with a new initiative that’s part of the Thailand Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Believe in Thailand” campaign. The initiative is designed both to extend market penetration in the existing luxury MICE market and also to increase the size of this niche market. TCEB has selected five “chic and charming” destinations – one each in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Samui - to offer a “captivating experience and unrivalled standards to the most discerning MICE groups,”… more
Jun 06, 2011
Bangkok Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (BITEC) announced the signing of a multi-year contract with exhibition organiser Reed Tradex. The deal will anchor Reed’s flagship Asian event Manufacturing Expo to the venue for three years until 2013. Manufacturing Expo is an umbrella show consisting of InterPlas Thailand, InterMold Thailand, Automotive Manufacturing and Assembly Technology. The show is scheduled to run June 23-26 and also is collocated with NEPCON Thailand, Industrial Components & Subcontracting and Industrial Energy & Environment. In the 2010 edition, the… more
Jun 06, 2011
Messe München International has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Bangkok’s IMPACT Exhibition Management Company. IMPACT is the organiser of Thai construction machinery trade fair CONSTECH. Messe München will partner with IMPACT, as it looks to further expand its portfolio outside of Germany. CONSTECH is held each year at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok. In its most recent edition, it featured 100 exhibitors covering some 5,000 square meters of exhibition space and attracted 12,000 visitors. The next edition runs from Sept. 22-24.… more