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Feb 22, 2012
The Face2Face Series is sponsored by MarketArt. Ask Susan Newman about where she sees herself in 20 years, and she doesn’t miss a beat. “In the next 20 years, I will be coordinating Retail’s Big Show 2032,” she said. “I can’t see a better place to work. I am very grateful for where I am and what I get to do.” Although Newman has entertained starry-eyed notions of going to Hollywood and becoming an entertainment TV show hostess, the senior vice president of conferences for the National Retail Federation said she couldn’t imagine working in… more
Feb 21, 2012
Last year was a strong one for Reed Exhibitions Greater China, but the company has its eye on the future, with a focus on ensuring they have trained personnel to fill the ranks. China is in need of more trained professionals to work in the exhibition industry, and Reed China has made skill-building a priority. The company’s Reed Exhibitions China University opened six years ago, and the university’s goal is to inspire learning and teach exhibition industry professionals how to achieve greater effectiveness in their work, according to Reed officials. The university has four… more
Feb 21, 2012
The Hawai‘i Convention Center will host the seventh International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) in December 2015. PACIFICHEM has been held in Honolulu almost every five years since its founding in 1984 with 3,871 attendees. “Hawai‘i has exceeded our expectations every year, and we are excited to bring PACIFICHEM back to Honolulu in 2015,” said Nancy Todd, CMP, manager of American Chemical Society Meetings & Expositions Attendee Services & Contracts. She added, “We have seen continued growth at each congress, now attracting… more
Feb 21, 2012
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) reported record results for the financial year ended 31st December 2011. The number of events held at KLCC in 2011 increased 15% year-on-year rising from 1,167 events to 1,346. A total of 1.7 million delegates and visitors attended events at KLCC last year, which the venue estimates created an economic impact of US$217 million in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia last year. General manager of KLCC, Datuk Peter Brokenshire, said, “In its seventh year of operations, the Centre has become not only a venue of choice in Malaysia and also internationally.… more
Feb 21, 2012
GSMA, organiser of the annual Mobile Asia Congress, will expand the event to hold the first GSMA Mobile Asia Expo. The three-day event will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 20th to 22nd June 2012. Aspects of the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2012 will include an exhibition, a conference, an app planet and a deal hub. The exhibition will showcase cutting-edge technology, products, devices and apps to mobile professionals and mobile-passionate consumers. The topics of the conference include Applications, Devices, Embedded Mobile, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Broadband,… more
Feb 21, 2012
The Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centreposted a record number of events and visitors in 2011. Suntec Singapore hosted 1,600 events last year, a 5% increase over the 2010 figure. In terms of visitor number, a year-on-year growth of 4% was recorded, reaching 7.1 million. The venue also recorded occupancy rates of over 90% in the months of June, July, October and November in 2011. Pieter Idenburg, Chief Executive Officer, Suntec Singapore, said, “2011 has been an interesting year. The team has worked extremely hard on all counts to successfully execute and… more
Feb 21, 2012
The New South Wales (NSW) Government has shortlisted three separate consortia for the contract bid to build the new 120,000 square metre Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour. The bidding consortia will reportedly include Australian and international players with backgrounds ranging from construction to event management. The three consortia named are: 1) ‘Destination Sydney’ – made up of AEG Ogden, Lend Lease Project Management and Construction, Spotless Facility Services, Lend Lease Developments, Capella Capital… more
Feb 21, 2012
Exhibition organisers, VNU Exhibitions Asia and MMI (Shanghai), subsidiary of Messe München International, have signed an agreement to cooperate on the hosting of Green Building China (GBC 2012). MMI Shanghai will act in a supporting role to GBC, a flagship event of VNU, and will be held from 26th to 29th March at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. GBC attracted over 2,000 exhibitors in its 2011 edition, and is expected to cover around 200,000 m2 of exhibition space. The show is supported by the Shanghai Urban Construction and Communications Commission, China Real Estate… more
Feb 20, 2012
When the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show opens its doors March 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, there will be a Japan Pavilion for the first time that will feature 10 exhibitors who directly were impacted by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami last year. The timing of the International Housewares Association's show has special significance since the second day of the four-day event marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating events that occurred March 11 in Japan. The Japan Pavilion Tohoku is a special initiative by JETRO, Japan’s governmental arm for external… more
Feb 20, 2012
UBM’s medical device event portfolio, which includes the MD&M West show that just wrapped in Anaheim last week, just grew a little bigger, with the addition of the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference. The new conference is on tap March 14-15 in Fort Worth, Texas. The MD&M Texas Conference is designed to provide an innovative, holistic approach to medical device design and development presented by experienced medtech industry experts, according to conference organizers. "Texas has enormous potential to become one of the leading centers for medical innovation.… more

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