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Sep 19, 2011
Pico Thailand, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Pico Far East Holdings, announced its financial results for the quarter ended July 31. In the quarter, Pico Thailand’s revenues were US$7.9 million – that is a 28 percent increase, compared with the same period in 2010. The company’s net profit in the period was US$424,000 – up 100 percent, compared with the same quarter last year. Pico Thailand also announced its results for the nine months ended July 31. The company posted revenues of US$30 million, a rise of 58 percent, compared with the same period in 2010. Net… more
Sep 19, 2011
This week, the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), an annual international event for the leather industry, concluded at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event is jointly organised by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and APLF, a joint venture between UBM Asia and SIC Group. ACLE is concurrently held with the China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) and Moda Shanghai. Held from Sept. 6-8, the three fairs were spread across seven exhibition halls and featured 1,200 exhibitors in total – up 24 percent, compared with last year’s edition. Categories… more
Sep 17, 2011
Even with the overall economic doldrums continuing – high unemployment, the collapse of the Eurozone and the unstable stock market, to name a few – the majority of show management executives who gathered at the inaugural Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Predict conference, Sept. 15 in New York City, said their businesses not only were doing well this year, but they also expected a positive trend into 2012. The one-day program drew a C-level crowd from for-profit and non-profit trade show companies, as well as economists, investment bankers and press to discuss… more
Sep 15, 2011
While some trade shows limp along in this economic climate, those representing high growth industries are walking tall – and wagging their tails. Case in point is SuperZoo, an annual trade show and conference for the $46 billion pet industry. Held Sept. 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the event boasted a 15 percent increase in attendance, with 13,000 attendees and 795 exhibitors spanning 137,000 square feet of exhibit space, according to show officials. In 2010, SuperZoo drew over 10,000 attendees and 690 exhibitors occupying 120,000 sq. ft. So why is… more
Sep 14, 2011
Steven Hacker, president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, will leave his long-time post when his contract ends Sept. 30, 2012. "Having served IAEE since 1992 has been a remarkably rewarding experience,” Hacker said. “IAEE's leadership will now turn its attention to the very important task of finding a staff leader for the next phase of IAEEs' future.” He added, “Allowing a full year for the process assures members that a very deliberative process will take place, that there will be no disruption to operations and that an… more
Sep 12, 2011
David Audrain, president and CEO of the U.S. division of Germany-based Messe Frankfurt, will step down from his post when his contract expires Dec. 31. “The last six years here in Atlanta have been a tremendous experience for me, building a remarkable team here that has delivered outstanding results in a most challenging economic climate,” Audrain said. He added, “We have launched many new successful shows and built a portfolio that in 2012 will deliver the best year in Messe Frankfurt’s history in North America.” Audrain said he does not have another… more
Sep 11, 2011
The 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards (T-awards) three-day weekend will kick off Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and, besides a C-level conference and a gala awards dinner, the first ever “Best of Show” award will be presented! The deadline for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Also, early registration for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Please register at T-awards. For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to YOU to tell us why you think your show is the BEST. What made your event so outstanding? Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and… more
Sep 09, 2011
Just a mere 30 years ago, Cancun – on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico -  was an area of virgin forests with few inhabitants, but now, it’s not only been transformed into one of the biggest resort cities in the country, it’s also on the cusp of becoming a go-to place for trade shows. In order to highlight what Cancun - primarily known for its corporate, meeting and incentive business - has to offer the exhibition market, MTO Signature Tours, a division of Tarsus Advon, recently arranged for a group of show organizers to visit the thriving city. Show… more
Sep 06, 2011
Trade Show News Network, a division of Tarsus Advon, is pleased to announce the Top 40 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance and Net Square Footage Growth that will be honored during the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. "These trade shows have been selected for grow and innovation by demonstrating an ability to excel beyond the standards of the marketplace,” said Stephen Nold, president of Tarsus Advon. “I am excited to celebrate with the winners as we recognize their achievements." The winners in… more
Sep 04, 2011
More people than ever before attended shows at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during fiscal year 2010-2011, with 5,969,789 coming through the doors of the venue, a 25-percent increase, compared with the prior fiscal year. The big uptick in attendance was attributed to an expanded portfolio of events, 1,235, that were also held during fiscal year 2010-2011, according to HKCEC officials. Of those 1,235 events held at the venue, 116 were exhibitions that utilized an average gross exhibition area of 16,272 square meters. Of the 116 exhibitions, 18 utilized a gross area of 30… more