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Apr 15, 2012
In 2008, European show organizer EUROVET bought a 30-percent stake in CURVExpo, a show for designer lingerie, men's underwear and swimwear In North America, and more recently, it sealed the deal by buying the other 70-percent stake of the company.   CURVE xpo was launched in 2007 by co-founders Jean-Luc Teinturier and Laurence Teinturier and is held in New York and Las Vegas.   Since its inception, the show has grown so fast there now are four shows annually, two each for the West and East Coast markets.   "CURVExpo and Jean-Luc and Laurence have been very strong… more
Apr 11, 2012
A few years ago, fed up with high labor rates and working conditions in Chicago at the time, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association took a big gamble and decided to move its triennial show, NPE2012, which had been in the Windy City for 40 years, to the untested waters of Orlando.   There were several unknowns in taking a chance on Orlando, according to William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI, the biggest one being the city had never had hosted a heavy machinery show of this magnitude before.   Even though labor costs were going to be lower than in Chicago, there were… more
Apr 10, 2012
FSI already produces one of the largest pet shows in the U.S., Super Pet Expo, in Edison, N.J., so it was a natural fit for the company to buy another Edison-based consumer show, the New Jersey Home Show. “As a public show producer, we were already in the market producing the pet shows,” said Eric Udler, FSI president. He added, “There actually is a lot of crossover attendance with the home show as well. Most pet owners own homes.” The New Jersey Home Show is held annually at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison and is billed as the largest home show in the… more
Apr 10, 2012
Tarsus Group’s Trade Show News Network is excited to announce the venues that will be hosting not only the Nov. 2-4 TSNN Awards guests for the weekend and Saturday night gala celebration and all day C-level executive conference in Louisville, Ky., but also the offsite venues chosen for the opening Friday night reception and closing Sunday brunch for this incredible three-day weekend event. The TSNN Awards will honor the 50 fastest-growing shows in attendance and in net square footage, as well as feature the “TSNN Best of Show”award and return of The Expo Group’s Show… more
Apr 09, 2012
With a change in ownership structure and the recession starting to finally recede, Hanley Wood has decided old is new again and brought back Peter Goldstone as CEO of the company. Goldstone, who previously was president of the company before he departed in 2010, will step into Frank Anton’s shoes, who will transition into a chairman role. Both changes will take place in early May.  "After spending over 20 great years with Hanley Wood in positions of increasing operational responsibility and following the successful completion of our recent balance sheet recapitalization, I… more
Apr 09, 2012
In an effort to secure more business events for the country and make it Asia’s events hub, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently announced two key appointments to its corporate sales and industry services team. Tan Lay Teng joined the team as sales manager of corporate and incentive sales team and Jennifer Ong Jan-Ni as Industry Services Manager. Tan has an established background of twelve years in developing international business in the meetings, incentives, conventions and events industry. At MyCEB, she will lead her team to generate more sales leads and… more
Apr 09, 2012
When the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring) opened its doors this week at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre it already was off to a good start with a record-breaking 950 exhibitors. The show, scheduled April 6-9, is in its fourth year and attracted exhibitors from not only the Chinese mainland, but also France, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, the Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States. Vietnam also had exhibitors on the showfloor for the first time. Fair highlights included three new dedicated product… more
Apr 09, 2012
The recent SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, held March 7-9 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou – drew a record number of exhibitors and visitors. There were 22,189 visitors from 60 countries and regions, an increase of 14 percent, compared with last year. Chinese visitors numbered 21,312 and 877 were international visitors. Exhibitors represented 438 companies from 15 countries and regions, up 24 percent, compared with last year. Some of the exhibitors included Siemens, Lenze, Phoenix Contact, Harting, Weidmueller, Beckhoff, Pilz, ifm, Pepperl+Fuchs,… more
Apr 09, 2012
After an earthquake struck Japan last year, followed by a devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis, there were several events that were canceled. But, despite the adversity, the International Congress on Thrombosis and Haemostasis went forward with their event and, as a result, the organization recently was awarded the 2011 International Association of Professional Congress Organizers International Client Award. The statue was given March 9 to Yasuo Ikeda, chairman of the Japanese Organization Committee of the 23rd International Congress on Thrombosis and Haemostasis. Other participants in… more
Apr 09, 2012
The 16th edition of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), saw a record 640 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions attend the four-day event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).   FILMART covers film, television, digital entertainment and music, and is one of 10 events in total that makes up the month-long Entertainment Expo Hong Kong. Country pavilions that took part at FILMART this year included France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore,… more

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