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Dec 19, 2011
India-based jewellery trade magazine, The Art of Jewellery(AOJ), has acquired 100 percent of the HITEX International Gem and Jewellery Expo. The annual show was first launched in 2005 with the next edition due to be held next year July 20-22 at the HITEX Fair Grounds in Hyderabad. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was reportedly recently signed in Bangalore by Sumesh Wadhera, managing director and chief editor of AOJ and Sanjay Kapoor, COO of Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited. Sanjay Kapoor said, “We found… more
Dec 19, 2011
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre(MCEC) has announced the appointment of its new CEO Peter King. King currently is CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, where during his time he has overseen the Royal Easter Showand has played a part in securing government investment for the construction of a new stadium. MCEC trust chairman, Bob Annells, said, “With his valuable range of skills, Peter will be instrumental in providing higher level strategic planning and management input as the MCEC business grows over the coming years in an increasingly competitive… more
Dec 19, 2011
UBM India, subsidiary of London-listed UBM, concluded its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery and Gems Fair (MJGF) at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) with more than 280 exhibitors. UBM reports some 4,800 visitors attended the trade fair during three days, which ran earlier this month Dec 9-11. The new event brings the total of jewellery trade shows in India to three, which includes two other events in Hyderabad and Chennai, as well as internationally established shows in Hong Kong, China, Japan and Turkey. International pavilions present at this year’s MJGF included countries, such as… more
Dec 19, 2011
Pico Thailand, the Thai-listed subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Pico Far East Holdings, released its results for the financial year ended Oct. 31. The company posted revenues of US$45million, an increase of 52percent,compared with the year before. Pico Thailandrecorded a net profit of US$2.5million this year,also a 52 percent jump, compared with the previous year.Earnings per share in the financial year were Baht 0.646 (US$0.021). In other Pico news, Pico Thailand and Singaporean event organiser MP International have reportedly invested in Asian Exhibition Services (AES), a Bangkok-based… more
Dec 18, 2011
The International Medical Meeting Professional Association named its 2011-2012 officers and directors, who were selected in June at IMMPA’s “Engage, Enlighten, and Educate” Annual Meeting and Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. Scott Graham, president of Excellent Meetings in Chillicothe, Ohio, was inducted as president, succeeding Lisa Keilty, President of The Keilty Group. “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with some of the top leaders in the medical meetings industry,” Graham said. He added, “With such excellent… more
Dec 18, 2011
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf, along with PT Wahana Kemalaniaga Makmur (WAKENI), will launch the indometal 2013, International Metal & Steel Trade Fair Feb. 20-23 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia. The event will be organized through Messe Duesseldorf’s Asia division and is designed as a platform for metal and steel businesses to tap into Indonesia’s markets. “We are proud to announce that we are further expanding our presence in Southeast Asia, offering our customers and partners even more opportunities to widen and strengthen their presence in… more
Dec 18, 2011
In 2012, the 9th edition of Medical Fair Asia, International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies will return Sept. 12-14 to Suntec in Singapore with a 50-percent larger trade show floor. Messe Duesseldorf Asia, the show’s organizer, predicts there will be approximately 500 exhibitors presenting the latest products for the medical sector. “The continually increasing participation and attendance at Medical Fair Asia with record numbers at the last staging in 2010, coupled with the booming medical and health… more
Dec 18, 2011
If someone told show management at the Radiological Society of North America that there was an economic downturn happening worldwide, they likely would say “What recession?” At the association’s recent 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, held Nov. 27-Dec. 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, there were so many positive statistics that the event was a resounding success as a result. Based on audited numbers, the RSNA member attendance was 11,970, more than 4-percent higher than in 2010, and radiologist attendance was 16,272 - a record in the meeting's… more
Dec 15, 2011
December may be a slower month for trade shows, but the executive shuffle was in overdrive, with several companies announcing promotions and new hires. John P. Gallagher will take the reins as as president and CEO of Germany-based Messe Frankfurt's U.S. subsidiary Feb. 1. He will replace outgoing president and CEO David Audrain in the Atlanta office. Gallagher previously was senior vice president at E.J. Krause & Associates, where he oversaw events such as plastimagen in Mexico (plastics), Pap for Russia (paper and pulp) and China Paper. In his new role at Messe Frankfurt, he… more
Dec 14, 2011
U.K.-based Tarsus Group’s biennial Labelexpo Asia broke all previous records and had its largest show ever when it ran Nov. 29–Dec. 2 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The four-day event attracted 18,019 visitors, a 9-percent increase, compared with the 2009 event, as well as 270 exhibitors, up 20 percent, compared with 2009. “We would like to thank everyone involved with Labelexpo Asia for their support and contribution in making 2011’s show the greatest yet,” said Roger Pellow, Labelexpo managing director. He added, “Not only has the… more

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