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Oct 22, 2011
Global Experience Specialist’s parent company, Viad, recently released its third-quarter earnings, and while numbers for the Marketing & Events Group, of which GES is a part of, were down because of negative show rotation, base same-show numbers scored a nearly 11-percent increase, compared with last year’s Q3 numbers.  Viad’s overall revenues saw a 1-percent increase in the third quarter to $216.2 million, compared with the same period last year, as well as $1.2 million in net income. The Travel & Recreation Group also saw growth in the third quarter, with… more
Oct 11, 2011
The latest edition of Reed Exhibitions’ NEPCON China, a show for the electronics manufacturing trade, drew 26,374 attendees during the three-day event held recently at the Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center. Of those visitors, 4,824 were VIPs (17 percent more than in 2010) and 576 were Diamond Club members (a 35-percent jump from the same period). In addition, 1,232 buyers from high profile electronics firms took part in the show.  On a 37,500 square meters showfloor, more than 1,000 pieces of electronics manufacturing equipment, including test and… more
Oct 10, 2011
The biennial FoodHotelVietnam2011, organized by Singapore Exhibition Services and co-organized by VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd., scored a 26-percent attendance increase, compared with the 2009 show, during its Sept. 26-28 event at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City. There were a total of 12,075 attendees, which included trade visitors, exhibiting staff, competition judges and participants and members of the media. Of that total, 9.860 were trade visitors. Besides higher attendance, the show also saw more exhibitors on the showfloor, with 373, 74 percent of… more
Oct 10, 2011
UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, held in September at AsiaWorld-Expo, drew a record number of 3,454 exhibitors from 46 countries, representing a 13-percent increase, compared with 2009. With the growth of exhibitors, the showfloor also increased from 120,000 square meters in 2009 to 130,000 square meters in 2011.  “We are very pleased to witness the success of the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair,” said Allen Ha, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.  “This mammoth fair, along with other exhibitions and conferences at AsiaWorld-Expo,… more
Oct 10, 2011
The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus has changed its membership structure to better serve the MICE industry organizations across the Asian region, according to AACVB officials. The new membership structure will extend membership opportunities to provincial and city-level CVBs and will be in three membership tiered groups – Full CVB Member, Associate CVB Member and Associate Industry . With this new structure, membership in AACVB now will be available to MICE destination marketing organizations, venue operators, destination marketing companies, professional… more
Oct 10, 2011
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched “The Next Best Shows” as part of its five-year plan to drive growth in the country’s MICE industry. The campaign is a three-year project which began in August 2011 and will run until September 2014. It aims to support existing international trade fairs in Thailand and to help these trade fairs to compete at an ASEAN level. To be eligible for benefits that the campaign provides, an applying Thai trade fair must meet five key criteria which in clued factors such as number of consecutive editions, percentage of international… more
Oct 10, 2011
UBM subsidiary, UBM India, announced more than 300 exhibitors and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors will be present at its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair this year. The three-day event will be held in December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC). The Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair will be the third jewellery related trade show for UBM’s portfolio in India following the Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition (GJIIE) in Chennai and the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl & Gem Fair (HJF). The first edition of the jewellery fair will feature international pavilions… more
Oct 10, 2011
AIMEX, Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, saw a record of more than 17,000 visitors attend this year – a 40-percent increase, compared with its previous edition in 2007. Organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia, the event was held Sept. 6-9 at the Sydney Showground. According to Reed Exhibitions, AIMEX 2011 is the largest mining exhibition ever held in Australia, and hosted more than 600 exhibitors on more than 50,000 square meters of exhibition space. The event is held once every four years and saw the attendance of 1,288 international visitors from 49 countries… more
Oct 10, 2011
Earlier this week, UBM Asia announced the appointment of Paul Wan as the managing director of UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd in Singapore, effective Nov. 1. Paul Wan has been with UBM Asia since September 2005, when he joined the company to lead its jewellery sales network as deputy jewellery fairs manager. Prior joining UBM Asia, he was general manager of Pico Hong Kong and Chongqing Pico Exhibition Service Company Ltd. Wan will succeed Michiel Kruse, who decided to leave UBM Asia after serving in the same role for the past two years.
Oct 08, 2011
We were so thrilled to receive several amazing submissions that we decided to choose FIVE nominees for TSNN’s inaugural “Best of Show” award. It’s pretty simple – Please fill out the form located HERE. One vote per e-mail is allowed. Voting closes Oct. 25 at 12:00 a.m. EST. The winner will be announced at the 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C. For more info please visit www.T-awards.com. Here are the five nominees: AIBTM - The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition European and Asian markets, but they decided to take a chance on launching in the… more