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Nov 07, 2011
In the year leading up to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Leaders’ Meeting, which  kicks off Nov. 12-13 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu, the venue will have hosted nine major international events. The nine events collectively drew more than 50,000 attendees, including medical professionals, science and technology experts, environmental policy makers and cultural scholars from more than 100 countries. “The Hawai‘i Convention Center works proactively with meeting organizers to ensure that they are effectively able to reach global… more
Nov 07, 2011
UBM Asia has opened an office in Shenzhen, which will focus on sales and marketing functions for UBM Asia’s jewelry portfolio comprising exhibitions, publications and Web sites. China has a fast-growing jewelry market and in Shenzhen has become a center for manufacturing, especially in Shuibei, Luohu District, which houses over 1,500 jewelry companies. "We have 14 jewelry fairs: three in mainland China including one in Shenzhen, five in Hong Kong and the rest are in Japan, India and Turkey,” said Jimé Essink, president and CEO of UBM Asia. He added, “Our… more
Nov 07, 2011
More than 2,100 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions – a new exhibitor record at the show – took part in the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), which ran Oct. 27-30 October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors from the Cayman Islands, Finland and Sweden participated for the first time, according to HHKTDC officials.  The fair also welcomed more than 70 buying missions from 60 countries and regions, representing more than 5,530 buyers and companies such as Colinter… more
Nov 07, 2011
When the biennial Dubai Airshow opens Nov. 13-17 at the United Arab Emirates city’s Airport Expo, it will be the biggest show yet, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and nearly 55,000 trade visitors, a 4-percent increase, compared with the 52,978 attendees and 890 exhibitors at the 2009 event. In addition, 100-plus aircraft will be appearing at the show for the first time in the Middle East. Making its Middle East debut is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner , and it will be joined on the static display park, among others, by the Pakistan Air Force’s JF17 Thunder fighter, the Bell/Boeing… more
Nov 07, 2011
The Malaysian government has expressed its interest to expand the number of exhibition venues in order to attract more world-class events. Comments were made by the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, at the launch of KL Metropolis, a US$4.9 billion international trade and exhibition district in Kuala Lumpur developed by Naza TTDI Sdn Bhd. The KL Metropolis site will be home to the US$185 million Matrade Centre – a new venue containing three floors of exhibition space with 11 large-sized exhibition halls, a multi-purpose hall, meeting and… more
Nov 06, 2011
The Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., was the site of a weekend filled with festivities to celebrate the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards (T-awards), with overall winners for fastest-growing net square footage and fastest-growing attendance, as well as other awards, being revealed at a Saturday night gala filled with show organizers and suppliers to the industry. The top overall winner for fastest-growing show for net square footage was True Value Company’s True Value Spring Market, and the fastest-growing show for attendance was IFT – Institute of Food… more
Oct 31, 2011
For the first time, the Craft & Hobby Association is opening up its Winter Conference & Trade Show to exhibitors who are not members of the organization. The strategy behind the decision, according to CHA officials, is to be aligned with the show’s renewed focus on the power of building a creative community and commitment to serving the entire industry. By allowing nonmembers to exhibit at the show, Jan. 29-Feb. 1 at the Anaheim Convention Center, CHA is inviting the entire industry to participate in and experience the craft and hobby community first-hand and participate… more
Oct 29, 2011
The 2011 National District Export Council Conference & Exposition might be small, especially by Las Vegas standards, but the power it yields for exports worldwide is big. The show, hosted by the Nevada DEC Nov. 2-5 at Caesars Palace, is North America’s largest conference and trade show solely dedicated to exporting U.S. goods and services. The conference and expo will host more than 400 attendees involved in global trade, including high-level U.S. government agencies, such as the U.S. Commercial Services that certifies trade shows to be a part of the International Buyer… more
Oct 24, 2011
The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore only has been open for 18 months, and it already has booked an impressive nearly 2,400 events involving more than 1 million participants. “Eighteen months after we first opened our doors, Marina Bay Sands is experiencing solid momentum in our MICE business,” said George Tanasijevich, president and CEO of Marina Bay Sands. He added, “We’re at nearly full capacity for the trade show space and are breaking our own records for the conference floors.  With foreign delegates traveling to attend events at Marina Bay Sands, we… more
Oct 24, 2011
Not only did the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launch the first phase of its Web site and a new QR Code at IMEX America, but also it scored record numbers at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011 in July in Kuala Lumpur. The Web site and QR code initiatives were launched as an integral part of the Bureau's strategic efforts to compete on the international business events arena more effectively, according to MyCEB officials. “The introduction of our user-friendly Web site and QR Code are crucial for us to drive our… more