Dec 31, 2012
As part of National Association of Tobacco Outlet’s 12th Anniversary and Trade Show in Las Vegas, the organization will launch the first Meetings with a Mission (MWM) event. The MWM event is a community engagement initiative for attendees to serve at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission April 22, the first day of the show, which runs through April 24. NATO Show attendees registered for the NATO MWM event will serve for a half-day at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission in the areas of preparing and serving meals, assembling hygiene kits and performing light property maintenance.  On the NATO… more
Dec 25, 2012
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau has decided to court MICE by business in France by hosting its first Paris Roadshow Nov. 22. Leading a delegation representing both public and private sectors, TCEB will showcase Thailand as an ideal and cost-effective platform for French MICE professionals to extend their reach and penetrate the lucrative ASEAN market. TCEB’s Thailand Paris Road Show 2012 aims to increase French participation in Thailand’s MICE market through the TCEB “MEGA MICE” tactic approach, which will help French MICE professionals use Thailand… more
Dec 25, 2012
The biannual South China Label Show 2012, owned by U.K.-based Tarsus Group, attracted 5,098 visitors as its second edition was held Dec. 4-6 at the Pazhou Exhibition Center in Guangzhou. The show exceeded previous statistics in attendee and exhibitor numbers and many senior executives visited, confirming the fast growing importance of the event and the market in the region. Overall attendance was up by 26.8 percent, compared with 2010’s figure of 4,021. Exhibitor numbers increased from 90 to 150, with 26 new companies exhibiting for the very first time. Before the show closed its… more
Dec 25, 2012
Recently closed in Shanghai , the biannual wire China 2012, the 5th All China - International Wire and Cable Industry Trade Fair, and Tube China 2012, the 4th All China - International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, wrapped up with record results - 1,399 exhibitors presented the latest machinery and products from the wire, cable and tube processing industries to 33,469 visitors. The event was organized by Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf China and their local partners Metallurgical Council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (MC-CCPIT) and Shanghai Electric Cable… more
Dec 25, 2012
Water Expo China + Water Membrane China broke its previous record for exhibitor and visitor attendance when it was held Oct. 29-31 at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.  A new record of 398 exhibitors, from 21 countries and regions, a 21-percent increase, compared last year, including national groups and pavilions from Austria, Germany, Korea and Taiwan region, was set at this year’s 22,000 square meters show. The visitor number was 23,816 from 36 countries and regions, boosted by 50 domestic and international delegations, which was a 29-percent increase, compared… more
Dec 25, 2012
The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau’s Board of Directors has named Jay Burress the new president of the bureau, replacing long-time industry veteran Charles Ahlers. “We are confident that Anaheim and Orange County will move forward under Burress’ leadership as a major leisure and convention destination,” said Steve Arnold, AOCVCB Chairman of the Board. He added, “Our destination and partners will benefit substantially from his expertise, collaborative style and drive to succeed.” In his new position, Burress will lead the… more
Dec 17, 2012
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events named Scott Craighead, vice president of Exhibitions and Events, and Rick Jennings, vice president of Partnership Relations. "These promotions are natural steps as IAEE enhances its strategic plan," said IAEE President David DuBois. He added, "This year's meetings have been very successful and we have a very busy year planned for 2013, in which we will continue to raise the bar for our members and our industry partners." Craighead has been with IAEE for four years and is responsible for the overall planning… more
Dec 17, 2012
All Baby & Child, owner of the ABC Kids Expo held earlier this year in Louisville, Ky., decided to team up with two other baby and maternity product-related trade shows – the China-based Children’s Baby Maternity Expo and the U.K.-based the Harrogate Nursery Fair/Baby Products Association. The strategic alliance includes mutual cooperation and reciprocal pavilions in each other’s shows. The annual ABC Kids Expo is the largest North American baby, maternity and juvenile products exhibition, UBM Asia’s CBME is the largest Chinese exhibition in this sector and the… more
Dec 17, 2012
PMMI, the owner and producer of the launch event EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2013, has secured AMEE, the Mexican Packaging Association,to provide education with a two-day, six-session conference program designed especially to meet the needs of businesses in Western Mexico. “AMEE created the program to address changing trends and to strengthen Mexican firms with training and technological updates,” said Hiram Cruz Cortes, the newly-appointed director general of AMEE. The goal of bringing the AMEE program to the event is “to further strengthen the commitment and enthusiasm AMEE… more
Dec 16, 2012
The Radiological Society of North America’s 98th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting (RSNA 2012), one of the largest medical meetings in the United States, drew nearly 54,000 attendees Nov. 25-30 to Chicago’s McCormick Place. “The RSNA annual meeting is the world's premier scientific and educational forum in radiology, bringing together more radiology and medical imaging professionals than any other venue,” said Mark Watson, RSNA’s executive director. RSNA 2011 ranked No. 42 on the 2011 TSNN Top 250 trade shows list. At the weeklong 2012 meeting,… more