Jan 09, 2012

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s HongKong International Jewellery Show 2012has booked new dates, Feb. 16-20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and is expected to not only draw 3,000 exhibitors from 46 regions and countries, but also expand the “Hall of Extraordinary” by 25 percent.

The “Hall of Extraordinary” features high-endjewellery pieces with high quality stones set in unique designs.The diamonds and precious stones section also hasincreased by 15 percent.

In the hall will be gems, as well as classic pieces,… more

Mar 24, 2012

The Exhibition & Event Association of Australia (EEAA) announced the second project update on the redevelopment of Darling Harbour will take place March 23. The project update is intended to communicate the latest news, keys issues related to the timetable, impacts during construction and strategies for business continuity of the redevelopment.


The project, managed by Infrastructure NSW (INSW) on behalf of the New South Wales (NSW) Government… more

Apr 11, 2012

A few years ago, fed up with high labor rates and working conditions in Chicago at the time, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association took a big gamble and decided to move its triennial show, NPE2012, which had been in the Windy City for 40 years, to the untested waters of Orlando.


There were several unknowns in taking a chance on Orlando, according to William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI, the biggest one being the city had never had hosted a heavy machinery show of this magnitude before.


Even though labor costs were going to be lower… more

Apr 22, 2012

The Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia, announced a change in frequency of the show. AIMEX will be held every two years instead of four starting from 2013 in response to the support and feedback from the show’s exhibitors and visitors.


AIMEX was first launched in the 1970s, and is reportedly the largest mining trade show in the Asia-Pacific region. The previous edition was held at the… more

May 20, 2012

The Face2Face Series is sponsored by MarketArt.

Imagine your typical trade show executive and you’ll most likely picture a high-powered, type-A individual with a commanding persona, not someone as easy-going and down-to-earth as Sandy Voss.

If anything, she seems more like the kind of person you’d envision running a small organic farm or… more

Jun 10, 2012

Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Services is part of the ‘VeNuSW’ consortium bidding to design, build and operate the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour. Suntec believes their strong Asian network will provide the edge needed to win the bid over their biggest competitor ‘Destination Sydney’ led by AEG Ogden.


Ong Wee Min,… more

Jun 23, 2012

I recently read a post on trend spotting in terms of catering your next show/event from Key Events.  Now you may ask, so how do the newest drinks really translate to my booth?  Well, let me do some explaining and see if you agree.


First trend:  more hard alcohol. I honed in on this trend first. Hard alcohol is being offered at more events versus the standard beer and wine. What that means to the trade… more

Aug 08, 2012

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the Society of Plastics Engineers have teamed up on the next three annual SPE ANTEC conferences in an effort to attract more corporate exhibitors and sponsors, as well as increase attendance.


ANTEC’s annual conference was collocated with SPI’s triennial NPE2012, but there wasn’t the ANTEC trade show, which traditionally is held every year alongside the conference.


The new agreement between SPE and SPI combines SPE’s expertise as the organizer of plastics technical conferences… more

Sep 17, 2012

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events recently unveiled this year’s recipients of the IAEE Individual Awards.


IAEE’s awards program recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry.


The winners will be honored at the IAEE Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation to be held during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition Dec. 4-6 in Orlando.

"The IAEE Awards Committee looks forward to recognizing these… more