Bangkok, 8th September: Also this month, the third edition of Pack Print International received a record 200 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. The four-day trade show, jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, The Thai Packaging Association and The Thai Printing Association, attracted an estimated 17,000 visitors from over 50 countries and regions – a jump of… more

Mar 24, 2012

Germany-based international exhibition organiser, Messe Frankfurt, is exploring ways to expand its business in Asia, particularly in the Philippines. Senior management of Messe Frankfurt met officials from the Philippines Government’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) during a private meeting to discuss forming a partnership to support the country’s export and other industries.


According to the Philippine Star,… 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