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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
Oct 24, 2011
Two Hong Kong-based electronics trade shows organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council- the 31st Hong Kong Electronics Fairs Autumn Edition and the 15th electronicAsia – both had increases in visitor numbers when they were held Oct. 13-16 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Hong Kong Electronics Fairs Autumn Edition had 61,399 attendees, a 6-percent increase, compared with last year’s show, and electronicAsia had 34,23 visitors, a 4-percent increase, compared with last year’s show. Besides Hong Kong, buyers mainly came from the Chinese… more
Oct 24, 2011
B2B media company UBM, released its interim results for the nine months ended Sept. 30. The company posted revenues of £706 million in the first three quarters, a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent. Revenues from events during the period were £279 million, up 26.6 percent from 2010. Adjusted operating profits of events were £86 million this year compared with £60 million in the first nine months of 2010. UBM reported that major events in Asia, which includes the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair and Furniture China Fair, saw strong double-digit… more
Oct 24, 2011
The 37th edition of the Taipei International Electronics Show (TAITRONICS) recently concluded at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) forecasting US$300 million worth of business orders fulfilled at the four-day trade show held Oct. 10-13. Co-organised by TAITRA and the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), approximately 3,500 trade visitors were expected to attend the show, which featured 800 exhibitors at 1,450 booths. TAITRONICS was collocated with Broadband Taiwan 2011, and together featured… more
Oct 24, 2011
Germany-based trade fair organiser, Koelnmesse, will advise Beijing Huahong Jiye Investment on the construction of a new exhibition venue in China’s north-eastern city of Harbin. An agreement was signed by both parties Oct. 7 The venue is set to consist of a 100,000 square meters complex, where Beijing Huahong Jiye Investment is looking to utilise the venue planning experience of Koelnmesse. Koelnmesse will offer the Chinese company consultancy and support on the venue construction from the initial layout to technical and logistical requirements, through to a centre management… more
Oct 23, 2011
The Pharmaceutical Pavilion, which debuted at the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s Pack Expo Las Vegas Sept. 26-28 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, was given high marks all the way around. The pavilion, containing the Rx Lounge, was home to pharmaceutical and medical device packaging solutions and brought together not only nearly 50 manufacturers, but also the Innovation Stage where six pharma-specific conference programs were held and a networking lounge that served as a gathering place for the pharmaceutical community throughout the week. “The new… more
Oct 23, 2011
Messe Duesseldorf’s Medical Fair India, 18th International Exhibition and Conference on Diagnostic, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation, Medical Equipment and Components will head from Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, where it was held last year, to the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center in Mumbai March 2-4. Messe Duesseldorf, which is known for its Medica trade show in Duesseldorf, Germany, will also have the support the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) for the Mumbai event. More than 260 exhibitors from 17 countries are expected to showcase the newest… more
Oct 23, 2011
UBM Live’s annual CPhI Worldwide event for pharmaceutical ingredients is expected to break attendance records with more than 29,000 attendees, as well as a 13-percent increase in exhibitors onsite. The show, along with collocated events ICSE, for contract and outsourced services and logistics, P-MEC, for pharmaceutical technology and machinery, and the new InnoPack show, for pharmaceutical packaging needs, will be held Oct. 25-27 at Messe Frankfurt in Germany. "As CPhI Worldwide, ICSE, P-MEC and InnoPack are quickly approaching, we are pleased to have such positive… more
Oct 23, 2011
The Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, launched a new video for industry planners and influencers – people who help bring meetings and conventions to Philadelphia. This sales and marketing tool is meant to further position the Greater Philadelphia region as a premier life sciences meetings destination, according to PVB officials, and is narrated by Philadelphia singer/songwriter and cancer survivor Lauren Hart. The video was unveiled during a reception at the Independence Visitor Center attended by life… more