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Sep 04, 2011
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf’s Asia subsidiary plans to co-organize the Indoprint 2012 show, an event for the printing industry, with Indonesia-based show organizer PT Wahana Kemalaniaga (WAKENI). The six-year-old show – on tap April 11-14 at the Jakarta International Expo - fits neatly into Messe Duesseldorf’s worldwide portfolio that includes drupa - the no. 1 international trade show for the global printing industry, according to Messe Duesseldorf officials. The 2011 Indoprint show drew 173 exhibitors from 15 countries that showcased their products to 11,245… more
Sep 04, 2011
A record amount of hosted buyers, exhibitors and trade visitors were on hand at Reed Exhibitions’ CIBTM (China, Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) Aug. 30-Sept 1 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, according to show officials. The three-day event focused on the meetings business in China and attracted more than 4,400 hosted buyers and trade visitors who took part in more than 7,500 prescheduled meetings. “The response from the local, regional and international meetings industry to CIBTM this year has driven this event to yet another… 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
Sep 04, 2011
Exhibitions and Events Australia Pty Ltd (EEA) has confirmed that it has acquired two Australian exhibitions, the Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail Home Shows. The events were acquired from Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd. Jane Ford, managing director of Exhibitions and Events Australia, said, “The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail Home Shows are some of Australia’s most highly regarded consumer events with a solid history of achieving success thanks to the many years of expert management by Organisers International. The events are currently in a very strong position and we are… more
Sep 04, 2011
Alibaba organised its first “Big Buyer” Sourcing Event in Hong Kong, which was held on Aug. 18. The event attracted nearly 100 suppliers, most of which were Gold Suppliers on Alibaba.com, with an opportunity to present to 10 buying corporations in one-on-one meetings. The sessions reportedly generated US$50 million in orders for the suppliers. This is the first time Alibaba.com has held such an event in Hong Kong. It also featured key note speeches, a panel discussion and a luncheon. Vincent Wong, senior director of buyer service and development of Alibaba.com, said, “… more
Sep 04, 2011
China’s homeware industry organisation, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts (CCCLA), announced an agreement with Reed Exhibitions Greater China’s subsidiary, Reed Huabo Exhibitions, to launch a new homeware show, LUXE HOME. LUXE HOME is scheduled to take place in June next year at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The two organisations are expecting the show to occupy 20,000 square meters of exhibition space with 300 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. Preecha S. Chen, president of Reed… more
Aug 23, 2011
Reed Exhibitions’ decision to bring its SinoFoldingCarton show to Beijing for the first time this year paid off with an expanded showfloor spanning 20,000 square meters and 300 exhibiting companies, 22 of which were new. The show was held July 6-8 at the China International Exhibition Center and showcased new equipment, materials and manufacturing solutions for the folding carton industry. Well-known local and international companies exhibited at the event, such as Masterwork Machinery, the Shengding Group, Founder Electronics, Meiguang Machinery, Hongjing, Tokyo Wenhong, Esko-… more
Aug 23, 2011
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Food Expo broke attendance records in its 22nd year, with 380,000 visitors coming to the five-day fair, a 3-percent increase, compared with the 2010 event. The show was held Aug. 11-15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and exhibitor records also were broken at this year’s event, according to HKTDC officials. The Food expo included the new Gourmet Zone, which featured premium food and processing products from around the world. The products included Belgium handmade chocolate, French ice cream, Spanish ham, Indonesian… more
Aug 23, 2011
Now, attendees not only will be able to go to events at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre in person, but they also will be able to visit the event online afterward. The virtual event service is offered by the center, and the first event to be made available online after the live event wrapped up was the Australian Business Events Expo, known as ABEE Online. The ABEE Online event will be the first time an Australian venue has coordinated a virtual event, with the centernow planning to include the service as part of its regular offerings to clients, according to SCEC officials… more
Aug 23, 2011
Booth space at the collocated China Sourcing Fairs: Electronics & Components, Security Products, Solar & Energy Saving Products and Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components, scheduled Oct. 12-15, has been completely sold out. When the show opens its doors, attendees will have the ability to peruse 3,800 booths at Hong Kong-based AsiaWorld-Expo, a 15-percent increase, compared with last year’s event. "Our electronics shows continue to attract the world's top buyers and this is driving demand for exhibitor space at our shows,” said Tommy Wong,… more