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Oct 10, 2011
UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, held in September at AsiaWorld-Expo, drew a record number of 3,454 exhibitors from 46 countries, representing a 13-percent increase, compared with 2009. With the growth of exhibitors, the showfloor also increased from 120,000 square meters in 2009 to 130,000 square meters in 2011.  “We are very pleased to witness the success of the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair,” said Allen Ha, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.  “This mammoth fair, along with other exhibitions and conferences at AsiaWorld-Expo,… more
Oct 10, 2011
The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus has changed its membership structure to better serve the MICE industry organizations across the Asian region, according to AACVB officials. The new membership structure will extend membership opportunities to provincial and city-level CVBs and will be in three membership tiered groups – Full CVB Member, Associate CVB Member and Associate Industry . With this new structure, membership in AACVB now will be available to MICE destination marketing organizations, venue operators, destination marketing companies, professional… more
Oct 10, 2011
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has launched “The Next Best Shows” as part of its five-year plan to drive growth in the country’s MICE industry. The campaign is a three-year project which began in August 2011 and will run until September 2014. It aims to support existing international trade fairs in Thailand and to help these trade fairs to compete at an ASEAN level. To be eligible for benefits that the campaign provides, an applying Thai trade fair must meet five key criteria which in clued factors such as number of consecutive editions, percentage of international… more
Oct 10, 2011
UBM subsidiary, UBM India, announced more than 300 exhibitors and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors will be present at its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair this 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… more
Oct 10, 2011
AIMEX, Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, saw a record of more than 17,000 visitors attend this year – a 40-percent increase, compared with its previous edition in 2007. Organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia, the event was held Sept. 6-9 at the Sydney Showground. According to Reed Exhibitions, AIMEX 2011 is the largest mining exhibition ever held in Australia, and hosted more than 600 exhibitors on more than 50,000 square meters of exhibition space. The event is held once every four years and saw the attendance of 1,288 international visitors from 49 countries… more
Oct 10, 2011
Earlier this week, UBM Asia announced the appointment of Paul Wan as the managing director of UBM Asia Trade Fairs Pte Ltd in Singapore, effective Nov. 1. Paul Wan has been with UBM Asia since September 2005, when he joined the company to lead its jewellery sales network as deputy jewellery fairs manager. Prior joining UBM Asia, he was general manager of Pico Hong Kong and Chongqing Pico Exhibition Service Company Ltd. Wan will succeed Michiel Kruse, who decided to leave UBM Asia after serving in the same role for the past two years.
Oct 08, 2011
We were so thrilled to receive several amazing submissions that we decided to choose FIVE nominees for TSNN’s inaugural “Best of Show” award. It’s pretty simple – Please fill out the form located HERE. One vote per e-mail is allowed. Voting closes Oct. 25 at 12:00 a.m. EST. The winner will be announced at the 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in D.C. For more info please visit www.T-awards.com. Here are the five nominees: AIBTM - The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition European and Asian markets, but they decided to take a chance on launching in the… more
Oct 08, 2011
The 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards, Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., promises to be a stand-out event with thought-provoking keynotes, valuable educational sessions and the naming this year’s Industry Icon Award Honoree, Jason McGraw. McGraw is the senior vice president of expositions for InfoComm International and a 24-year veteran of the trade show industry. Besides InfoComm, he also has worked on some of the biggest shows, such as CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Builders Show. He also has managed international shows held in China, Europe, Japan,… more
Oct 07, 2011
Although you might think that a trade show dedicated to gambling wouldn’t be a very optimistic place to be these days, participants at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) appeared to have something to smile about. Held Oct. 4-6 in its new home at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the world’s largest trade show and conference for the gaming entertainment industry attracted nearly 26,000 attendees and 440 exhibitors spanning 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. In 2010, the event attracted 24,941 attendees and 520 exhibitors occupying 250,000 sq. ft. According to… more
Oct 05, 2011
U.K.-based Tarsus Group sold its 51-percent stake in its French joint venture ModAmont SAS to joint venture partner Premiere Vision SAS for €6.1 million ($8.04 million). ModAmont takes place biannually in February and September in Paris and is the leading exhibition for fashion accessories in France. “The disposal of ModAmont will materially reduce our exposure to the lower growth European market and less than 10 percent of Group profits will now be generated from France. Tarsus France will continue to focus on its remaining wholly owned portfolio of exhibitions,” said… more

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