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London-based, UBM plc has reported its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 30. Revenues were up 7.3 percent from £474 million last year to £508.7 million in the first half this year. Adjusted group operating profit rose 12.5 percent from £91.9 million to £103.4 million. Online and print revenue combined dropped 16 percent from £101.5 million to £85.6 million. Overall revenues from business in emerging markets jumped 21 percent to £93.1 million, equivalent to 18 percent of total. On the company’s events business, operating profit… more
The New South Wales State Government has recently released an initial concept plan to build a US$968 million convention and entertainment centre at Darling Harbour. First announced in December last year, the venue will be named the Sydney International Convention and Entertainment Centre. According to media reports, the venue includes seating for up to 12,000 people, and a “multi-function exhibit hall” of up to 12,000 m2. The reported building cost of the venue in the announced plan is around US$601 million. Reported events to be held at the centre will range from banquets and… more
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer and the concurrent Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware & Toys reported a total attendance of 1,700 exhibitors at the opening of the four-day trade shows. The show was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre July 4-7. Of the total, 1,300 exhibitors were attending the Hong Kong Fashion Week. The HKTDC reported exhibitors from 24 countries and regions, which included seven group pavilions from mainland China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan. For the… more
Global Sources opened its inaugural China Sourcing Fairs in Miami this week. The three-day trade show ran July 11-13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and was jointly organised with China’s Trade Development Bureau, which is a part of the Ministry of Commerce. Product categories covered in the show includes Electronics, Baby & Children’s Products, Home Products, Gifts & Premiums, Fashion Accessories and Garments & Textiles. The first edition of the Miami China Sourcing Fairs was also co-located with the India Sourcing Fair, which featured home products and gift… more
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has reported a total attendance of 113,488 visitors at its collocated Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition), International ITC Expo and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in April. That represents a 6.4 percent increase, compared with last year’s edition. More than 3,670 exhibitors also participated in the shows that ran April 13-16. The HKTDC also noted that the number of international visitors was 68,899 - traveling from overseas or mainland China.… more
After announcing a partnership agreement last month, Reed Exhibitions and Manch Communications announced a further extension to their partnership in India – a new trade show, the India Composites Show, will be launched later this year. The India Composites Show will be held from 1st to 3rd November 2012 at the Pragati Maidan venue in New Delhi and it is expected to attract more than 100 exhibitors at its inaugural edition. The composites market serves many high growth industries including medical, aerospace, defence, automotive, electrical, renewable energy and mass transportation… more
A total of US$326 million will be spent on upgrades to the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) and Suntec City Mall. Funded by ARA Trust Management, the managers of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, a US$142 million of the total sum will be allocated to Suntec Singapore. Upgrades planned for the 16-year-old venue will begin in June 2012, and include a two-storey interactive digital wall, a modernised façade and “a slight increase in meetings spaces.” More than 18,000 events have been hosted at Suntec Singapore since its… more
The inaugural China Xiamen International Kitchen & Bathroom Fair will be held at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Centre Nov. 5-8. The event is organised by Xiamen Jinhongxin Exhibition Co., Ltd, a local exhibitions organiser in Xiamen, and will occupy 35,000 square meters of exhibition space with 1,500 booths and more than 60,000 visitors. The event will also be collocated with the China Xiamen International Win-Door & Wood Fair. Product categories to be exhibited at the fair will include kitchen & bathroom electronic appliances and hardware fittings,… more
Event organiser UBM Live, a subsidiary of UBM, unveiled the new CPhI South East Asia to take place in Jakarta next year. The debut exhibition is the latest geo-clone of UBM’s pharmaceutical exhibitions CPhI, which also includes CPhI India, Japan, China, South America and Worldwide. CPhI South East Asia will be hosted at the Jakarta International Expo and run from May 10-12. UBM reports that Indonesia’s pharmaceutical market grew 10 percent last year and was valued at approximately US$3.9 billion. Exhibitor categories at the inaugural show will range from APIs, natural extracts… more
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council opened its fourth Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair earlier this month at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. According to the HKTDC, a record 934 exhibitors from 37 different countries and regions attended the show to make it Asia’s biggest wine show by number of exhibitors. The HKTDC reported exhibitor numbers up 37 percent from the previous edition, which saw first time exhibitor participation from Georgia, Israel, Latvia, Malta, the Slovak Republic and Sweden. The three-day trade show Nov. 3-5. The wine fair this… more