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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
May 09, 2011
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced plans to promote five events in key industries to boost the country’s MICE status in the region. The events will be promoted under a new marketing campaign “Better the Best.” TCEB officials said VIV Asia, BIG & BIH, Renewable Energy Asia, ProPak Asia and Metalex were ranked as top five shows in 2010 in terms of highest visitor count or other key metrics.   TCEB’s latest campaign will focus on Thailand’s core industries of gifts & decorative items, renewable energy, machine tools… more
May 08, 2011
The Houston-based Offshore Technology Conference boasted a 29-year attendance high for its recent show held at Reliant Park. The show, held May 2-5, had 78,150 attendees, which was up 8 percent from last year and surpassed the 2010 total of 72,025. The sold out trade show also was the largest since 1982 at 603,000 square feet, up from 568,000 square feet in 2010. The event had 2,520 companies from 40 countries, including 306 new exhibitors this year and added exhibitors from Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines. New this year was the OTC Parkway, spanning from Reliant… more
Apr 27, 2011
The first part of this year has started off on a bright note for the Minneapolis Convention Center, with several consumer shows scoring increases in attendance, compared with last year. The shows ranged from a 6-percent increase all the way to a 26-percent increase in attendance. The shows that reported higher attendance were the Minneapolis Boat Show, Minneapolis RV, Vacation & Camping Show, Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, Twin Cities Auto Show and Northwest Sportshow. Besides more people at the shows, they also opened their wallets once they were there on the showfloor and… more
Feb 13, 2011
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Dec 13, 2010
Just a year and a half after Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. bought the semiannual California Gift Show from dmg world media, MMPI has breathed new life into a show that had seen declines in recent years. On the show’s opening day, held Jan. 21-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Jan. 18-24 at MMPI’s nearby L.A. Mart permanent and temporary showrooms, the showfloor at the LACC was bustling with buyers looking for new products and exhibitors eager to shake off the gloom of tough recessionary times. Exhibitor Jamie Ferling, owner of San Fernando, Calif.-based resort t-shirt company… more
Nov 30, 2010
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