Jun 06, 2011

Thailand is directly targeting the luxury MICE market with a new initiative that’s part of the Thailand Convention & Visitors Bureau’s “Believe in Thailand” campaign.

The initiative is designed both to extend market penetration in the existing luxury MICE market and also to increase the size of this niche market.

TCEB has selected five “chic and charming” destinations – one each in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Samui - to offer a “captivating experience and unrivalled standards to the most discerning MICE… more

Jun 06, 2011

More than 100,000 art and antique lovers, collectors and professionals from across Asia, Europe and the United States congregated at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for two events - ART HK – Hong Kong International Art Fair and Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions.

This year’s ART HK, held May 26-29, expanded by almost 40 percent, compared with 2010, and presented a record-breaking 260 galleries from 38 countries.

Thousands of visitors and buyers visited the HKCEC to see an array of works by approximately 1,000 artists - ranging… more

May 23, 2011

United Business Media Asia recently promoted Michael Duck to executive vice president of UBM Asia, effective June 1.

According to UBM Asia officials, Duck has been instrumental in the company’s growth since its establishment in 1994, particularly in Hong Kong, China and the U.S.

During the past five years, Duck also has played a crucial role in the rapid development of UBM India, helping it to become a sizeable $20 million in revenue business, with a healthy profit margin.

In addition, Duck has been heavily involved in the strong growth of UBM Asia’… 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.


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… 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,”… more

May 10, 2011

In April, nine exhibitions focusing on various industries were held and thousands of exhibitors and visitors gathered for business and networking at China’s Zhengzhou International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Among the nine exhibitions held last month, three of them were new exhibitions held at the ZZICEC for the first time.

The new shows were the China Zhengzhou Baking Exhibition, China Zhengzhou Food Ingredient, Additive and Equipment Expo and China Zhengzhou Food Preservation, Freezing Technique Exhibition.

“Our strategy is to expand our… more

May 09, 2011

CommunicAsia2011, an exhibition for the global infocomm industry in the Asia-Pacific region, still is a few months away, but there are a lot of first-time exhibitors willing to place their bets on the event on tap June 21-24 at the Marina Bay Sands.

“CommunicAsia provides exhibitors a golden opportunity annually to display their innovative technologies and solutions, in addition to offering visitors from around the world a platform to keep track of the latest technologies and market development trends,” said Jason Wang, vice president of FiberHome… more

May 09, 2011

When the 9th edition of Glasstech Asia opens its doors Nov. 23-25 at Indonesia’s Jakarta International Expo, the show is poised to continue the growth streak it’s been on for the past few years.

The event is jointly organized by Conference & Exhibition Management Services Singapore, the Singapore Glass Association and the Indonesia Flat & Safety Glass Association and has the support of glass associations from Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, U.S. and Italy.

“Glasstech Asia has seen increasing number of… more

May 09, 2011

It’s a busy time at South Korea’s BEXCO, the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center, with visits by international inspection teams of large conventions that are scheduled to be held there.

The inspection teams consist of not only the working-level staff, but also high-level officials, such as the presidents of world federations and the presidents of the organizing committees.

There are several large convention teams who have had recent site inspections at BEXCO, including the 95th Lions Club International Conference in 2012; the 27th IUSSP… more