Jul 11, 2011
After growing through the global recession in both 2008 and 2009, the trade fair industry in Asia expanded yet again in 2010, according to the recently released “The Trade Fair Industry in Asia” UFI/BSG report. Across the region, 15.5 million square meters were sold by organisers at 1,833 events. China leads the region by every measure including space sold. Approximately, 55 percent of the total was sold in China – 8.5 million square meters at more than 500 business-to-business exhibitions. This is particularly significant given that in 2005, space sold in all of… more
Jul 11, 2011
Clean Energy Expo China 2011 recently wrapped up in Beijing and attracted nearly 17,000 attendees to the China National Convention Center. CEEC 2011 featured 320 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, including national representations from Germany (led by the German Industry & Commerce), Canada (led by the Ontario Investment and Trade Services, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade) and the Netherlands. There also were several big-name industry sponsors and exhibitors on hand, such as SSB/Emerson, BASF, Siemens, Bachmann electronic, CSR Zhuzhou, LDK, State Grid, Longyuan… more
Jul 11, 2011
In its sixth year, United Business Media’s Renewable Energy Asia drew approximately 17,000 attendees June 1-4 to the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, according to UBM Asia (Thailand) officials The event was collocated with Entech Pollutec and Pumps and Valves Asia and is one of five events supported by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau’s “Better the Best” campaign. In addition, 150 global companies took part in the show and generated more than 10 billion baht in transactions. “The event was an enormous success and saw… more
Jun 20, 2011
The Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre capitalized on the fact one of the world’s leading technology exhibitions – CeBIT Australia – recently was held at the venue by announcing the Federal Government’s National Digital Economic Strategy via the venue’s high speed Digital Video Network (DVN) link to a major rural telehealth conference in Cairns. The SCEC’s technical production and design team also coordinated a simultaneous 30-minute webcast of the launch by Federal Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen… more
Jun 20, 2011
The New Zealand government chose SKYCITY Entertainment to develop the New Zealand International Convention Centre on a three acre site. SKYCITY Chief Executive Nigel Morrison said this is an important and long anticipated development for both Auckland and the New Zealand convention and tourism industries. “SKYCITY is excited to be involved in this development, and we welcome the opportunity,” said SKYCITY CEO Nigel Morrison. “We envisage that the New Zealand International Convention Centre on this site will be an iconic building in the heart of Auckland, central to… more
Jun 20, 2011
UBM Asia’s INTERMACH, SUBCON Thailand and Sheet Metal Asia 2011 drew 33,016 attendees to this year’s show, a 20-percent increase, compared with the previous show. In addition, international attendance also saw a huge jump this year, with a 25-percent increase, compared with the previous show. All three collocated events, held May 19-21 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre, are now considered a “driving force behind dozens of new business partnerships, which are making a significant contribution to the booming Thai economy,” according to UBM… more
Jun 20, 2011
The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association had good news to announce during its June 17 Annual General Meeting: the number of trade exhibitions, visitors, exhibiting companies and showfloor space all showed increases, some with double-digit percentages. In 2010, more than 648,000 visitors from outside of Hong Kong attended trade exhibitions, representing an increase of more than 13 percent from 2009. This significant leap was fueled by a strong comeback of international visitors, a jump of 18 percent to 214,000, surpassing the pre-financial crisis level. Visitors… more
Jun 06, 2011
Marina Bay Sands Singapore now offers MICE clients a state-of-the-art reservation system, Passkey GroupMAX, which allows guests to book, review and modify their hotel reservations via a personalized Web site at any time. Organizers are able track room block and reservation trends throughout the event, enabling them to optimize their room blocks. Meeting planners also are able to import room lists in any format to a secure Web location, as well as easily manage room list modifications. In addition, the system allows them to capture guest information, such as meal preferences and… more
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 groups,”… 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 from modern… more