Sep 21, 2016

In an increasingly competitive environment, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre continues to perform strongly, securing 140 new conventions for Brisbane during the 2015/16 Financial Year.

International specialists in immunology, world trauma, wound management, drug resistant infections and vertebrate palaeontology are among those who will head to Brisbane as a result of the 140 strong line-up of conference wins by BCEC and its convention partners over the last 12 months.

More than 71,235 delegates from Australia and across the globe will deliver some… more

Sep 21, 2016

Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural CENTRESTAGE concluded recently, with close to 8,300 buyers from 71 countries and regions attending the show, in which about 40% were from Asia – excluding Hong Kong.

CENTRESTAGE took place Sept. 7-10, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), showcasing 200 fashion brands from 20 countries and regions. The four-day show also included seminars focused on fashion industry trends.

HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau, commented, “CENTRESTAGE is an ideal promotion and launch platform… more

Sep 13, 2016

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named SingEx Exhibitions as winner of its UFI Marketing Award.

This year’s UFI Marketing Award recognizes success stories in the branding of new trade shows. Launching a new brand for an event and establishing it in the market requires a strong marketing strategy, with active cooperation from a wide range of people.

The Singapore-based trade exhibition and conference company was selected for its marketing of IoT Asia, which has grown to become Asia’s top event for latest developments in the Internet of Things.

Sep 06, 2016

For the past 15 years, Messe Frankfurt has established a strong foothold in the thriving Chinese market and now is widely represented in a number of subsidiaries and joint ventures in Greater China.

One such division is Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, Messe Frankfurt’s first branch in Mainland China established in 2002. T

he Shanghai office has expanded in scale in recent years to employ more than 130 employees, with 40 more in its Beijing auxiliary office.

To accommodate this growing number of staff, the Shanghai office moved to a new premises in June 2016. The new… more

Sep 06, 2016

Despite the global exhibitions market experiencing a slowdown in 2015, the Indonesian tradeshow market continues to accelerate, offering lucrative opportunities for international organizers and investors, as reported in Globex 2016: the global exhibition organizing market: assessment and forecast to 2020, produced annually by AMR International.

“For the first time we dedicated an entire chapter on the Indonesian exhibitions market

because it’s an underserved market that shows no signs of slowing,” said Diana Gineva, editor of Globex 2016.

Since 2011, Indonesia has… more

Sep 06, 2016

The Shenyang New World EXPO (EXPO) is only days from its special opening. The new venue will host China’s Annual National Planning Conference 2016 (ANPC) Sept. 24-26.

Current advance registrations ensure that more than 7,000 delegates will attend the event from throughout China.

Cliff Wallace, chairman of the EXPO’s private management and operating company said, “To host this prestigious event as EXPO’s opening event while celebrating the 60th anniversary Urban Planning Society of China (UPSC) as a part of the event is very special for our professional… more

Sep 06, 2016

The 4th edition of Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (MITE) was held Sept. 2-4 at Hall D, Cotai Expo of the Venetian Macao.

Organized by Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and other co-organisers include Macao Chamber of Commerce, Macao Federation of Trade Unions, the General Union of Neighbors Association of Macau and Women’s General Association of Macau, the show’s purpose was to highlight Macau’s competitiveness as an international travel destination for overseas tourists.

The three-day event also was supported by the China National Tourism Administration.… more

Aug 23, 2016

Despite a string of bombings two weeks ago, the calendar of events taking place in Thailand for the rest of this year remain full and cover everything from meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions and mega events, with total of 154 business events scheduled to be held between now until the December 2016, according to the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

Among the big events coming up in Thailand August and September 2016 are two meetings and incentives events in Phuket – Phuket is also popular with big conventions and meetings.

Planned Aug. 18-21is the… more

Aug 23, 2016

Committing to venue and event sustainability, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is the first organization in Hong Kong to attain the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification.  

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) took a further step to launch the LoveGreen Meeting Package, which can help event organizers to meet their corporate responsibility goals.

In the package, HML aims to offer green meeting experiences to event organizers and delegates from event setting, menu options to… more

Aug 23, 2016

Hainan Airlines recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Mainland China. The service will begin Dec. 2 and will initially operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Chinese tourists are one of the fastest-growing and largest-spending groups of international visitors to Las Vegas. With the reciprocal 10-year tourist visas and the introduction of hotels, programming and… more