Nov 27, 2011

Once a year in the United States, people connected to the amusement parks industry come from far and wide to check out what’s new at the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions’ Attractions Expo.

This year’s event ran Nov. 14-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, and it saw a 5-percent increase to 15,300 attendees, compared with 14,600 attendees at the 2010 event.

“The results for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011 surpassed our expectations on several fronts,” said IAAPA President and CEO Chip Cleary.

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Nov 21, 2011

The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) reported results of its biennial economic impact study report.

Compiled by KPMG Transaction Advisory Services, the report shows Hong Kong’s exhibition industry contributed US$4.6 billion towards the local economy in 2010, compared with US$3.9 billion in 2008, or equivalent to 2.1 percent of Hong Kong’s total GDP.

Direct expenditure, which covers expenditure specifically on exhibitions and exhibition-related activities, amounted to US$2.… more

Nov 21, 2011

Malaysia recently booked the 8th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in 2012 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The five-day congress will explore the latest research findings on the relationship between the built environment and human health, wellbeing and quality of life with a focus on the Asian, African and Middle Eastern emerging economies.

Organized by the International Academy for Design and Health headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Congress has never been to Malaysia before.

It is expected to attract 1,000 delegates… more

Nov 21, 2011

When EIBTM kicks off Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Barcelona, Spain, the China Meetings Summit will debut for the first time.

The summit is intended to give EIBTM attendees insight into how China is poised to capture high profile business events. With economists predicting 70-percent growth during the next five years, if businesses expect to grow in the future, China is an important market to pay attention to.

The China Meetings Summit will look at the meetings industry from a first-tier destination perspective and from a meeting planner perspective, bringing an interactive session… more

Nov 21, 2011

The recent Cosmoprof Asia grew in several different areas, including attendance, showfloor size and number of exhibitors, when it ran Nov. 9-11 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The show, jointly organized by UBM Asia and BolognaFiere Group, drew more than 48,500 attendees, a 10-percent increase, compared with last year; 1,780 exhibitors, up 9 percent on 2010, from 42 countries and regions, of which 477 were first-time exhibitors; and had the largest-ever showfloor, with 68,000 square meters of exhibition space, up 18 percent, compared with the 2010 edition.… more

Nov 20, 2011

China Med 2012, International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, which services the fast-growing medical services industry in China, will take place March 23-25 at the China International Exhibition Center in Shanghai.  

The event will be jointly organized by Messe Duesseldorf China, the China World Trade Center Co. Ltd., the China Hui Tong Corporation and the Medical Department of the General Logistics Department of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.

Messe Duesseldorf China is the subsidiary of Messe Duesseldorf in Germany, which also organizes… more

Nov 20, 2011

Mesago Messe Frankfurt, a division of Germany’s Messe Frankfurt that specializes in exhibitions and conferences on various topics of technology, has acquired the ID World portfolio of events from Wise Media.

The ID World Events represent the leading technology and sector spanning conferences with associated trade fairs for the growing automatic identification market. The events’ key themes are RFID, biometrics, which routinely are used in the medical field, smart cards and data collection.

So far, Milan, Abu Dhabi and Rio de Janeiro have hosted the events to… more

Nov 20, 2011

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) signed on with Digitell for a second year to expand their 3-D, Virtual Poster Session Hall.

The ANCC Environment contains more than 60 poster sessions, complete with an audio clip from the presenter, as well as a PDF download of the poster. 

"This was so well received last year by our nurses that we are excited to have expanded it in 2011," said Regina Coll, assistant director of Technology & Conferences for ANCC.

She added, "Not only have we expanded the Posters, but we have added new… more

Nov 20, 2011

Portland, Maine-based Diversified Business Communications has purchased the Pri-Med brand and U.S.-based assets from MC Holdings Corporation.

Founded in 1994, Pri-Med is a primary-care focused media network in the United States with more than 50 annual live medical educational conferences and digital properties.

“This acquisition fulfills two strategic goals by expanding our medical portfolio and growing our U.S. operations,” said Nancy Hasselback, president and CEO of Diversified Communications, the parent company of Diversified Business Communications.… more

Nov 17, 2011

The True Value Company’s True Value Spring Market will be heading to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center in 2013 and 2014, after last being held in the city for its Fall Market in 2008.

“We are excited about returning to Atlanta for our Spring Markets in 2013 and 2014,” said Susan Katz, director of corporate events and travel at True Value Company.

She added, “It has always been a great location for us and popular with our exhibitors and retailers.”

Last year’s Spring Market was ranked No. 96 on TSNN’s Top 250… more