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May 18, 2011
The biannual China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair), organized by the China Foreign Trade Centre and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), concluded with a reported 207,000 international visitors - a 5.8-percent increase, compared with more than 2010, setting a new record high. According to the organiser, the fair reportedly facilitated $36.8 billion worth of trade deals. Organisers claimed trade with the Middle East dropped 11 percent in terms of volume due to the political unrest in that region. Visitor numbers from Libya plummeted 80 percent and numbers from Egypt and Tunisia also were… more
May 18, 2011
Global Sources has formed a new partnership in order to launch Machinery & Industrial Supplies Fair at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The event will be Global Sources first exhibition aimed at serving the Indian domestic market. It will be co-hosted by Infocom Network Ltd., the owner and operator of Tradeindia.com and will be collocated with the Mumbai edition of the China Sourcing Fairs running from Nov. 23-25. Targeting Indian buyers and suppliers, products categories at show will include conveyor belts, gear boxes and gear cutting products, engineering goods and equipment,… more
May 18, 2011
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., a MCH Group subsidiary, announced it will acquire a 60-percent stake in Asian Art Fairs Limited, the organizer of the Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK). The deal will be completed July 1, and the MCH Group has the option of acquiring the remaining 40 percent shares in Asian Art Fairs Limited in 2014. No financial details were disclosed. ART HK, an annual event launched in 2008, has grown into one of the largest art fairs in Asia, attracting international galleries, collectors, curators and museum directors. ART HK 2011 will be held May 26-29 at… more
May 10, 2011
In April, nine exhibitions focusing on various industries were held and thousands of exhibitors and visitors gathered for business and networking at China’s Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Among the nine exhibitions held last month, three of them were new exhibitions held at the ZZICEC for the first time. The new shows were the China Zhengzhou Baking Exhibition, China Zhengzhou Food Ingredient, Additive and Equipment Expo and China Zhengzhou Food Preservation, Freezing Technique Exhibition. “Our strategy is to expand our event portfolio by… more
May 09, 2011
It’s a busy time at South Korea’s BEXCO, the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center, with visits by international inspection teams of large conventions that are scheduled to be held there. The inspection teams consist of not only the working-level staff, but also high-level officials, such as the presidents of world federations and the presidents of the organizing committees. There are several large convention teams who have had recent site inspections at BEXCO, including the 95th Lions Club International Conference in 2012; the 27th IUSSP International Population… more
May 09, 2011
When the 9th edition of Glasstech Asia opens its doors Nov. 23-25 at Indonesia’s Jakarta International Expo, the show is poised to continue the growth streak it’s been on for the past few years. The event is jointly organized by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Singapore, the Singapore Glass Association and the Indonesia Flat & Safety Glass Association and has the support of glass associations from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, U.S. and Italy. “Glasstech Asia has seen increasing number of exhibitors and visitors… more
May 09, 2011
CommunicAsia2011, an exhibition for the global infocomm industry in the Asia-Pacific region, still is a few months away, but there are a lot of first-time exhibitors willing to place their bets on the event on tap June 21-24 at the Marina Bay Sands. “CommunicAsia provides exhibitors a golden opportunity annually to display their innovative technologies and solutions, in addition to offering visitors from around the world a platform to keep track of the latest technologies and market development trends,” said Jason Wang, vice president of FiberHome international technology,… more
May 09, 2011
The 109th edition of the China Import and Export Fair – also known as the Canton Fair – recently concluded its first session that ran April 15-19, with reported transactions worth more than $23 billion, according to the organiser. Approximately, 102,000 visitors were recorded - up 9 percent from the same session last year. The first session of the Canton Fair focuses on electrical, lighting, hardware, chemicals and building products.   Visitors from Japan were reportedly 1,804, up 9.8 percent; Europe 10,614, up 2.1 percent; and U.S. 2,566, up 3.9 percent from the same… more
May 09, 2011
The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has elected Rosalind Ng as its new president to succeed the outgoing Edward Liu. With more than 28 years of experience in exhibitions, Ng, who also is the managing director in Asia of IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd, aims to market Singapore as one of Asia’s premier MICE destinations through partnerships with various associations and organisations serving the industry. SACEOS provides continuing education and training to its members and the MICE industry through Professional Exhibition Management,… more
May 09, 2011
UBM India will launch a new event next month - the inaugural IFSEC South India will take place June 1-3 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre. The event will showcase new developments, products and technologies in the fire and security equipment industry, and it is supported by the Indian chapter of the Asian professional Security Association (APSA). A variety of product categories will be on show, including access control, intruder alarms and CCTVs. The company reports that more than 120 exhibitors will participate in the trade show, including a significant number from… more