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London-based, UBM plc has reported its interim results for the six months ended 30th June 30. Revenues were up 7.3 percent from £474 million last year to £508.7 million in the first half this year. Adjusted group operating profit rose 12.5 percent from £91.9 million to £103.4 million. Online and print revenue combined dropped 16 percent from £101.5 million to £85.6 million. Overall revenues from business in emerging markets jumped 21 percent to £93.1 million, equivalent to 18 percent of total. On the company’s events business, operating profit… more
After announcing a partnership agreement last month, Reed Exhibitions and Manch Communications announced a further extension to their partnership in India – a new trade show, the India Composites Show, will be launched later this year. The India Composites Show will be held from 1st to 3rd November 2012 at the Pragati Maidan venue in New Delhi and it is expected to attract more than 100 exhibitors at its inaugural edition. The composites market serves many high growth industries including medical, aerospace, defence, automotive, electrical, renewable energy and mass transportation… more
Exhibition organiser, Diversified Exhibitions Australia, will launch a new event for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry in the western Australian city of Perth. Entitled the Australian Gas Technology Conference and Exhibition (AGT), Diversified is expecting the attendance of around 150 exhibitors and 5,000 visitors at the inaugural event. AGT will take place at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, and will run from July 25-27. Supported by the West Australian Government, major categories and themes covered at AGT will include gas processing and the construction and operation… more
A total of US$326 million will be spent on upgrades to the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) and Suntec City Mall. Funded by ARA Trust Management, the managers of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, a US$142 million of the total sum will be allocated to Suntec Singapore. Upgrades planned for the 16-year-old venue will begin in June 2012, and include a two-storey interactive digital wall, a modernised façade and “a slight increase in meetings spaces.” More than 18,000 events have been hosted at Suntec Singapore since its… more
The inaugural China Xiamen International Kitchen & Bathroom Fair will be held at the Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Centre Nov. 5-8. The event is organised by Xiamen Jinhongxin Exhibition Co., Ltd, a local exhibitions organiser in Xiamen, and will occupy 35,000 square meters of exhibition space with 1,500 booths and more than 60,000 visitors. The event will also be collocated with the China Xiamen International Win-Door & Wood Fair. Product categories to be exhibited at the fair will include kitchen & bathroom electronic appliances and hardware fittings,… more
Event organiser UBM Live, a subsidiary of UBM, unveiled the new CPhI South East Asia to take place in Jakarta next year. The debut exhibition is the latest geo-clone of UBM’s pharmaceutical exhibitions CPhI, which also includes CPhI India, Japan, China, South America and Worldwide. CPhI South East Asia will be hosted at the Jakarta International Expo and run from May 10-12. UBM reports that Indonesia’s pharmaceutical market grew 10 percent last year and was valued at approximately US$3.9 billion. Exhibitor categories at the inaugural show will range from APIs, natural extracts… more
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council opened its fourth Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair earlier this month at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. According to the HKTDC, a record 934 exhibitors from 37 different countries and regions attended the show to make it Asia’s biggest wine show by number of exhibitors. The HKTDC reported exhibitor numbers up 37 percent from the previous edition, which saw first time exhibitor participation from Georgia, Israel, Latvia, Malta, the Slovak Republic and Sweden. The three-day trade show Nov. 3-5. The wine fair this… more
UBMsubsidiary, UBM India, announced more than 300 exhibitors and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors will be present at its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fairthis year. The three-day event will be held in December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre(BEC). The Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair will be the third jewellery related trade show for UBM’s portfolio in India following the Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition(GJIIE) in Chennai and the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl & Gem Fair(HJF). The first edition of the jewellery fair will feature international pavilions from… more
The 11th edition of the Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo (CBME), organised by UBM China (Hangzhou), closed with record results at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The three-day exhibition covered some 80,500 square meters of exhibition space according to its organiser, while a record-breaking trade visitor crowd of 88,062 from 78 countries and regions were present. The show was held July 20-22. UBM reported a total of 3,700 booths were sold to accommodate 1,043 exhibitors, which consisted of 1,564 brands. Around 470 brands were from… more
Bangkok, 8th September: Also this month, the third edition of Pack Print International received a record 200 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. The four-day trade show, jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, attracted an estimated 17,000 visitors from over 50 countries and regions – a jump of 40% versus the previous edition in 2009. The trade show was held at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), and ran from 31st August to 3rd September. Exhibitors at this year’s show… more