News

Jun 06, 2011
Messe München International has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Bangkok’s IMPACT Exhibition Management Company. IMPACT is the organiser of Thai construction machinery trade fair CONSTECH. Messe München will partner with IMPACT, as it looks to further expand its portfolio outside of Germany. CONSTECH is held each year at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Bangkok. In its most recent edition, it featured 100 exhibitors covering some 5,000 square meters of exhibition space and attracted 12,000 visitors. The next edition runs from Sept. 22-24.… more
Jun 06, 2011
Marina Bay Sands Singapore now offers MICE clients a state-of-the-art reservation system, Passkey GroupMAX, which allows guests to book, review and modify their hotel reservations via a personalized Web site at any time. Organizers are able track room block and reservation trends throughout the event, enabling them to optimize their room blocks. Meeting planners also are able to import room lists in any format to a secure Web location, as well as easily manage room list modifications. In addition, the system allows them to capture guest information, such as meal preferences and… more
Jun 06, 2011
UBM China, a subsidiary of U.K-based UBM plc, has announced a strategic agreement to cooperate with eZEN. The two organisations will jointly organise the eCommerce Expo Sept. 26-27 in Shanghai. The event will be held the ShanghaiMart venue. The annual event was launched in the U.K. four years ago. The most recent edition attracted more than 140 exhibitors covering a variety of categories such as online retail, digital marketing, e-payments and logistics. The inaugural Shanghai edition of the eCommerce Expo will be co-located with Technology for Marketing & Advertising China (TFM&A… more
Jun 05, 2011
Andhra Pradesh has become the first state in India to establish a convention and visitors bureau – the Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB). HCVB is an initiative of the Andhra Pradesh state government, with funding from both the state and private sectors. A non-profit association, HCVB has been registered under India’s society’s act with an elected executive board of governors. The bureau’s appointed CEO, Jalil (Gary) Khan, is a former 23-year veteran with United Airlines based in California. HCVB’s first elected president, Paul Archer, is the Andhra… more
Jun 05, 2011
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources announced several key changes to take place at senior management level. Chief information officer Bill Georgiou will retire from his post at the end of January 2012 and is expected to take on a consultant role for the company. Georgiou will be replaced by current chief operating officer Peter Zapf, and the company’s general manager of content & community development, Brent Barnes, will take over the role of COO effective Feb. 1. Merle Hinrichs, chairman and CEO of Global Sources, said, “During Peter’s 10-year tenure with Global Sources, he… more
Jun 05, 2011
According to various media reports, exhibition space in Jakarta is set to double by 2014, as an extra 150,000 square meters of exhibition space will be added through the addition of three to four newly-built venues. The largest addition, named the Alam Sutera International Exhibition and Convention Center, will contribute an expected 100,000 sq. m. of exhibition space, as well as a plenary hall, which will seat 10,000 for conventions. The venue reportedly will be situated in Tangerang which is approximately half an hour away from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta’s main… more
Jun 05, 2011
The Malaysian government has allocated $3.3 million to support international and home-grown sporting, arts and culture and lifestyle events under its new Economic Transformation Programme. The subvention funds will be channelled through the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau. The new funds are allocated are in addition to the recent $8.3 million set aside to support business tourism – through which 16 international association meetings have been approved for subsidies in the last five months. In order to qualify for the latest subsidies, applying events will be evaluated… more
May 23, 2011
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Management (HML) was presented the Award for Organisation with the Highest Amount of Carbon Footprint Reduction and the Carbon “Less” 14% Certificate of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) in recognition of HML’s efforts in carbon reduction during 2009. HML had participated in the program for the first time and, according to HML officials, was “glad to have achieved a total of 14% carbon reduction, which is far more than the minimum requirement.” In addition, HML has received the “Award… more
May 23, 2011
There was a notable increase in the number of international pavilions coming from a total of 10 countries and regions at the IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS 2011 events organized by Messe München International and Shanghai ZM International Exhibition. The combined shows were held May 5-7 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse, Recycling and Natural Energy Sources has strengthened its prevailing position as the largest and most important environmental trade show in Asia, according to show organizers. "This year’s… more
May 23, 2011
Sydney jumped an impressive 17 spots to snag the No. 10 ranking out of 364 global business destinations on the 2010 International Convention & Congress Association List. Within the Asia-Pacific region, Sydney is ranked as the No. 2 business events destination, second only to Singapore. In 2010, Sydney hosted almost half of the total number of meetings attributed to Australian cities. “The result is a strong indication of the robustness of Sydney’s meetings industry and our ability to deliver world-class meetings, events and conferences,” said Jon Hutchison, CEO… more

Partner Voices

An all-in-one technology partner Going hybrid using Swapcard's platform means you can do everything in one place. Registration, communication, live streaming, networking for on-site and online attendees, audience engagement tools and full analytical tracking are just some of the hybrid features that'll make your event a success. Authentic meeting opportunities