Sep 25, 2011
The United States Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will be held for the first time outside of the U.S. in Toronto. The show, on tap Oct. 4-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, includes programming, workshops and an exhibition floor that provides attendees an “unrivaled opportunity to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products and network with other professionals,” according to MTCC officials. Because it’s a green building show, it only makes sense it would have high standards for any venue… more
Sep 24, 2011
Despite the fact Libyan revolutionary forces still are in the grips of trying to completely take back the country and remove its long-time leader, Moammar Gadhafi, U.K.-based Montgomery Worldwide has monitored developments and decided to reenter the trade show market with two events through its Montgomery Libya Ltd. (MLL) division. The two shows - ReBuild Libya 2012 and Oil & Gas Libya 2012 – tentatively are scheduled to be held in the first quarter of 2012, according to MLL officials. MLL is working with the Ministries of the Libyan National Transitional Council (LNTC) to… more
Sep 22, 2011
The American Beverage Association sold its biennial InterBev show, an event for the U.S. beverage industry, to NürnbergMesse North America. “We acquired InterBev from the American Beverage Association,” said Dirk Ebener, CEO and director of NürnbergMesse North America, which is based in Atlanta. “They will support InterBev with their industry knowledge.” He added. “A major partner with deep industry knowledge plus the trade show expertise of NürnbergMesse North America give this strategic development of InterBev great potential for success.… more
Sep 19, 2011
TIPREX 2011, Thai International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition drew a record crowd of 10,500 attendees Aug. 31-Sept. 3 to the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre. The number of attendees, 15 percent of which were from overseas, was a 30-percent increase, compared with the last time the event was held in 2009. Countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam were strongly represented by the attendees. There also were 215 exhibitors on the showfloor, including country pavilions from Austria, Singapore and Taiwan. “TIPREX 2011 has exceeded… more
Sep 19, 2011
Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories exhibition still is more than a month away but not only is its showfloor already sold out, but it’s also on track to be 30-percent larger than last year’s show. "Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world's top fashion buyers," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions. He added, "This October Fair will be our largest-ever fashion accessories show. Over 800 booths have been sold out… more
Sep 19, 2011
Exhibition and conference events held at AsiaWorld-Expo contributed approximately HK$13.4 billion to the local economy in 2010, according to the Economic Contribution Assessment Report conducted by professional services firm KPMG Transaction Advisory Services Limited. The results were a 25-percent increase, compared with 2009, and translated into significant job opportunities, with more than 26,000 full-time jobs generated by AsiaWorld-Expo last year.  “The report’s findings are powerful confirmation that AsiaWorld-Expo plays a valuable role in the success of Hong Kong… more
Sep 19, 2011
The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is looking to build on the growth recorded from MICE last year and is aiming to grow Malaysia’s business travel arrivals from the current 5% of total arrivals to 8 percent by 2020. MyCEB reportedly supported 28 convention bids worth US$146 million in 2010. Through MyCEB’s recent campaign, a further 16 events have already been confirmed for this year, with a further 33 in the pipeline. The bureau has also launched a new international events unit along with an industry partnership programme to encourage local associations to… 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 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 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

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