Mar 17, 2013
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has chosen Galen Poss, COO of dmg :: events, as the 2013 "Legend of the Industry" for this year’s IAEE Krakoff Leadership Institute, as well as recently formed a strategic partnership with the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition, on tap June 11-13 in Chicago, to produce educational content. The IAEE Krakoff Leadership Institute, which provides professional development for a group of industry professionals who were selected by the Krakoff Leadership Institute Committee as the industry’s future leaders based on… more
Mar 17, 2013
There’s no question that people love their pets, especially taking into account the record-breaking show numbers that recently were revealed for the American Pet Products Association’s  and the Pet Industry Distributors Association’s Global Pet Expo 2013. The show, held Feb. 20-22 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, attracted 5,327 buyers, a 5-percent increase, compared with last year. There also more than 3,000 new pet product launches, 964 exhibitors and 2,686 booths sold – the highest post-show numbers reported in Global Pet Expo’s nine-… more
Mar 12, 2013
Military spending is running the gamut of so many issues right now that some conferences and shows already have canceled and others are seeing drops in exhibit floor spend. Fortunately, though, some still seem to be weathering the storm.   The Department of Defense is faced with not only the possible impact of nearly $500 billion in cuts over the next decade as part of the sequestration recently signed into law, but also compounding the problem is the absence of proper appropriation bills that has led to stop-gap funding called ‘Continuing Resolution’, as well as scrutiny… more
Mar 12, 2013
Association management company Naylor has bought Global Exchange Events – a producer of appointment-based events “exchange events”, which includes 10 events that were produced last year and another 13 that are planned for this year. "Adding exchange event expertise and capability is a logical extension of the Naylor menu of print, digital and event offerings, and we now have market-leading expertise in what is a rapidly emerging type of event," said Alex DeBarr, Naylor president and CEO. He added, "Exchange events can be a high value offering for… more
Mar 11, 2013
The 8th UFI Open Seminar in Asia has successfully concluded with nearly 230 delegates from over 20 countries and territories in Jakarta this year. The two-day exhibition industry event was held Feb. 28-March 1 at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)  and was hosted by the Indonesia Exhibition Companies Association (IECA). Paul Woodward, UFI’s managing director, said, “The growth of the exhibition industry in Asia over the past decade has been remarkable and UFI is proud to continue to play a role in supporting the industry’s growth in the region. There are now 202 UFI… more
Mar 11, 2013
In its 30th year, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show just keeps growing, with 42,000 buyers from some 140 countries and regions, an 11 percent increase, compared with last year. The emerging markets saw an even bigger boost in buyer attendance, with an 18-percent increase, compared with last year. “The number of buyers from the Chinese mainland was up 24 per cent over last year, while Indian and Russian buyers both increased by 16 per cent; ASEAN buyers were up 11 percent,” said HKTDC’s Deputy Executive Director… more
Mar 11, 2013
Messe Muenchen’s ISPO Beijing 2013, for the retail sports industry, broke several records when it recently ran at the China National Convention Center in Beijing "ISPO BEIJING 2013 has confirmed that this emerging market has a consumer that desires quality products reflecting the modern Asian lifestyle,” said Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe Muenchen. We are proud to be contributing to this dynamic future by providing such a successful business and trend platform." The show broke all of its previous records, with more than 27,800 industry professionalsm, a 14… more
Mar 11, 2013
ITE Group has acquired Australian-based Baird Maritime's exhibition business and also will launch a new event - TransAsia - a trade exhibition for transport and logistics in Southeast Asia. Baird Maritime's events include Asian Workboat and China Maritime, which are hosted in Singapore and Hong Kong. Baird Maritime, led by industry veteran Neil Baird, connects the community of work boat owners in Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Baird will stay involved in the business for two years, while ITE will move the operational management of these events to its offices in Hong Kong,… more
Mar 11, 2013
Aisles still were bustling and talk of new contracts was in the air on the closing day of the Heli-Expo 2013 that took place March 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Produced by Helicopter Association International, the annual show for the helicopter industry featured 736 exhibitors on nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space and attracted 20,393 attendees, many of whom were here to check out 60 beautiful choppers. “Las Vegas has been a great city for us,” said Chris Dancy, director of communications and public relations for HAI. “We’ve set records in just… more
Mar 10, 2013
The natural and organic products industry continues to boom, as evidenced by Penton Media’s record-breaking show, Natural Products Expo West, held March 7-10 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More than 63,000 attendees were able to check out the latest natural and organic products ranging from veggie burgers to lip balm being offered by 2,428 exhibitors spread out on a 393,000 net square foot showfloor. Last year’s show drew approximately 60,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors. “You truly had to be present at this year’s event to experience the energy felt on the… more