Nov 03, 2012

This is the fourth part of a six-part series on WiFi at events. Our next “C” of good wireless network design is congestion. Because radio frequency waves are not visible and they don’t take up physical space, it seems logical that there would be no limit to the number of signals that can effectively fly around at the same time. 


Unfortunately, this is not the case. WiFi has a distinct number of channels, very similar to the different channels on the radio you listen to in your car. If you have ever brought a MiFi device into a crowded trade show… more

A total of US$326 million will be spent on upgrades to the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) and Suntec City Mall. Funded by ARA Trust Management, the managers of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, a US$142 million of the total sum will be allocated to Suntec Singapore. Upgrades planned for the 16-year-old venue will begin in June 2012, and include a two-storey interactive digital wall, a modernised façade and “a slight… more

Feb 14, 2012

The popular video gaming convention PAX East has decided to make Boston its home for 10 more years, signing a deal with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to keep the show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through 2023.


PAX East, operated in partnership with PAX East and Reed Exhibitions, has attracted more than 70,000 attendees each year to Boston since the show launched in 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Last year, the show moved to the BCEC, where it will run again in April.


This year was the final one on PAX East… more

Mar 19, 2012

In step with its plan to derive 50 percent of its revenues from emerging markets by 2013 (Project 50/13), U.K.-based Tarsus Group bought a 70-percent stake in Turkish Exhibition Company Life Media (Lifemedia Fuarcilik).


“Life Media’s exhibitions are the market leaders, not only in the domestic Turkish market, but in the wider region,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group’s managing director.


He added, “Given Turkey's unique geographic position on the crossroads between East and West, we believe there is a significant… more

Apr 22, 2012

UBM continues to expand its worldwide portfolio adding to UBM Live’s Pharma division a new show, CPhI Southeast Asia 2012, which will focus on the pharmaceutical ingredient sector in the ASEAN region.


The show will debut May 10-12 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia.


"The ASEAN pharma market represents huge potential for companies looking to expand operations. Notably, there is strong interest in R&D for generics in this region, which are expected to grow from 8.3 percent of the total market in 2010 to 12.8 percent by 2015… more

Jun 05, 2012

E3 Expo has made its home in Los Angeles for the majority of its 18-year existence, but with a construction project looming and concerns of how it may or may not impact existing shows, the video game convention has yet to resign a contract to bring the show back next year.


"We are in negotiations to ensure E3 continues to be a best-in-class and invaluable experience for our members, exhibitors and attendees,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of Communications and Industry Affairs for the Entertainment Software Association, the show’s owner.… more

Jun 25, 2012

Clarion Events North America will launch its first new show in the United States – the Atlanta Foodservice Expo – which will serve the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries in Georgia and the Southeast.


The annual show will debut Oct. 20-22, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center.


“We are excited about the opportunity to bring a focused show to a major market that will not only bring buyers and sellers together, but will also deliver a unique package of services and value,” said David Audrain, Clarion N.A.… more

Sep 09, 2012

Earlier this month, the inaugural Australian edition of food and beverage trade show, lunch!, attracted the attendance of around 120 exhibitors and 3,674 trade buyers to the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney. The two-day trade show is organised by Diversified Business Communications and took place from 6th to 7th August 2012.


The lunch! series of trade shows serves… more

UBM Asia (Thailand) has announced the launch of the inaugural Food processing and Packaging Asia 2011 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center to take place alongside the 7th edition of Food ingredients Asia (Fi Asia). Both events will run Sept. 21-23. Fi Asia will be co-organised with the Food Science and Technology Association of Thailand, National Food Institute, the Federation of Thai Industries and Thai Food Processors’… more