Oct 24, 2011

Not only did the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) recently launch the first phase of its Web site and a new QR Code at IMEX America, but also it scored record numbers at the Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2011 in July in Kuala Lumpur.

The Web site and QR code initiatives were launched as an integral part of the Bureau's strategic efforts to compete on the international business events arena more effectively, according to MyCEB officials.

“The introduction of our user-friendly Web site and QR Code are crucial for us to… more

Oct 24, 2011

Global Sources' China Sourcing Fairs exhibition brand is expanding to another continent, South America, where the brand will be launched in August in Sao Paolo.

There will be four collocated Fairs, and the events will enable manufacturers from China and other Asian markets to meet and do business with buyers in Brazil and surrounding countries, according to Global Sources’ officials.

 The China Sourcing Fairs in Brazil will be managed by Milton Exhibits, under license from Global Sources.

The collocated events will be held Aug. 14-16 at the… more

Oct 11, 2011

The latest edition of Reed Exhibitions’ NEPCON China, a show for the electronics manufacturing trade, drew 26,374 attendees during the three-day event held recently at the Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center.

Of those visitors, 4,824 were VIPs (17 percent more than in 2010) and 576 were Diamond Club members (a 35-percent jump from the same period).

In addition, 1,232 buyers from high profile electronics firms took part in the show. 

On a 37,500 square meters showfloor, more than 1,000 pieces of electronics manufacturing equipment,… more

Oct 10, 2011

UBM Asia’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, held in September at AsiaWorld-Expo, drew a record number of 3,454 exhibitors from 46 countries, representing a 13-percent increase, compared with 2009.

With the growth of exhibitors, the showfloor also increased from 120,000 square meters in 2009 to 130,000 square meters in 2011. 

“We are very pleased to witness the success of the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair,” said Allen Ha, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.  “This mammoth fair, along with other exhibitions and conferences at… more

Oct 10, 2011

The biennial FoodHotelVietnam2011, organized by Singapore Exhibition Services and co-organized by VCCI Exhibition Service Co Ltd., scored a 26-percent attendance increase, compared with the 2009 show, during its Sept. 26-28 event at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City.

There were a total of 12,075 attendees, which included trade visitors, exhibiting staff, competition judges and participants and members of the media. Of that total, 9.860 were trade visitors.

Besides higher attendance, the show also saw more exhibitors on the showfloor, with… more

Oct 10, 2011

The Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus has changed its membership structure to better serve the MICE industry organizations across the Asian region, according to AACVB officials.

The new membership structure will extend membership opportunities to provincial and city-level CVBs and will be in three membership tiered groups – Full CVB Member, Associate CVB Member and Associate Industry .

With this new structure, membership in AACVB now will be available to MICE destination marketing organizations, venue operators, destination marketing companies,… more

Sep 19, 2011

Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories exhibition still is more than a month away but not only is its showfloor already sold out, but it’s also on track to be 30-percent larger than last year’s show.

"Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world's top fashion buyers," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions.

He added, "This October Fair will be our largest-ever fashion accessories show. Over 800 booths have… more

Sep 19, 2011

TIPREX 2011, Thai International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition drew a record crowd of 10,500 attendees Aug. 31-Sept. 3 to the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre.

The number of attendees, 15 percent of which were from overseas, was a 30-percent increase, compared with the last time the event was held in 2009.

Countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam were strongly represented by the attendees.

There also were 215 exhibitors on the showfloor, including country pavilions from Austria, Singapore and Taiwan.

“… more

Sep 19, 2011

Exhibition and conference events held at AsiaWorld-Expo contributed approximately HK$13.4 billion to the local economy in 2010, according to the Economic Contribution Assessment Report conducted by professional services firm KPMG Transaction Advisory Services Limited.

The results were a 25-percent increase, compared with 2009, and translated into significant job opportunities, with more than 26,000 full-time jobs generated by AsiaWorld-Expo last year. 

“The report’s findings are powerful confirmation that AsiaWorld-Expo plays a valuable role in the… more

Sep 04, 2011

A record amount of hosted buyers, exhibitors and trade visitors were on hand at Reed Exhibitions’ CIBTM (China, Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) Aug. 30-Sept 1 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, according to show officials.

The three-day event focused on the meetings business in China and attracted more than 4,400 hosted buyers and trade visitors who took part in more than 7,500 prescheduled meetings.

“The response from the local, regional and international meetings industry to CIBTM this year has driven this event to yet… more