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Sep 11, 2011
The 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards (T-awards) three-day weekend will kick off Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and, besides a C-level conference and a gala awards dinner, the first ever “Best of Show” award will be presented! The deadline for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Also, early registration for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Please register at T-awards. For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to YOU to tell us why you think your show is the BEST. What made your event so outstanding? Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and… more
Sep 09, 2011
Just a mere 30 years ago, Cancun – on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico -  was an area of virgin forests with few inhabitants, but now, it’s not only been transformed into one of the biggest resort cities in the country, it’s also on the cusp of becoming a go-to place for trade shows. In order to highlight what Cancun - primarily known for its corporate, meeting and incentive business - has to offer the exhibition market, MTO Signature Tours, a division of Tarsus Advon, recently arranged for a group of show organizers to visit the thriving city. Show… more
Sep 06, 2011
Trade Show News Network, a division of Tarsus Advon, is pleased to announce the Top 40 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance and Net Square Footage Growth that will be honored during the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. "These trade shows have been selected for grow and innovation by demonstrating an ability to excel beyond the standards of the marketplace,” said Stephen Nold, president of Tarsus Advon. “I am excited to celebrate with the winners as we recognize their achievements." The winners in… more
Sep 04, 2011
Exhibitions and Events Australia Pty Ltd (EEA) has confirmed that it has acquired two Australian exhibitions, the Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail Home Shows. The events were acquired from Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd. Jane Ford, managing director of Exhibitions and Events Australia, said, “The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail Home Shows are some of Australia’s most highly regarded consumer events with a solid history of achieving success thanks to the many years of expert management by Organisers International. The events are currently in a very strong position and we are… more
Sep 04, 2011
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf’s Asia subsidiary plans to co-organize the Indoprint 2012 show, an event for the printing industry, with Indonesia-based show organizer PT Wahana Kemalaniaga (WAKENI). The six-year-old show – on tap April 11-14 at the Jakarta International Expo - fits neatly into Messe Duesseldorf’s worldwide portfolio that includes drupa - the no. 1 international trade show for the global printing industry, according to Messe Duesseldorf officials. The 2011 Indoprint show drew 173 exhibitors from 15 countries that showcased their products to 11,245… more
Sep 04, 2011
Alibaba organised its first “Big Buyer” Sourcing Event in Hong Kong, which was held on Aug. 18. The event attracted nearly 100 suppliers, most of which were Gold Suppliers on Alibaba.com, with an opportunity to present to 10 buying corporations in one-on-one meetings. The sessions reportedly generated US$50 million in orders for the suppliers. This is the first time Alibaba.com has held such an event in Hong Kong. It also featured key note speeches, a panel discussion and a luncheon. Vincent Wong, senior director of buyer service and development of Alibaba.com, said, “… more
Sep 04, 2011
China’s homeware industry organisation, the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Light Industrial Products and Arts-Crafts (CCCLA), announced an agreement with Reed Exhibitions Greater China’s subsidiary, Reed Huabo Exhibitions, to launch a new homeware show, LUXE HOME. LUXE HOME is scheduled to take place in June next year at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The two organisations are expecting the show to occupy 20,000 square meters of exhibition space with 300 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors. Preecha S. Chen, president of Reed… more
Sep 04, 2011
A record amount of hosted buyers, exhibitors and trade visitors were on hand at Reed Exhibitions’ CIBTM (China, Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) Aug. 30-Sept 1 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, according to show officials. The three-day event focused on the meetings business in China and attracted more than 4,400 hosted buyers and trade visitors who took part in more than 7,500 prescheduled meetings. “The response from the local, regional and international meetings industry to CIBTM this year has driven this event to yet another… more
Sep 04, 2011
More people than ever before attended shows at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during fiscal year 2010-2011, with 5,969,789 coming through the doors of the venue, a 25-percent increase, compared with the prior fiscal year. The big uptick in attendance was attributed to an expanded portfolio of events, 1,235, that were also held during fiscal year 2010-2011, according to HKCEC officials. Of those 1,235 events held at the venue, 116 were exhibitions that utilized an average gross exhibition area of 16,272 square meters. Of the 116 exhibitions, 18 utilized a gross area of 30… more
Sep 04, 2011
UBM Asia named Wolfram Diener as senior vice president, effective Nov. 1, and Zhang Xue Qiang as managing director of Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), effective Sept. 9. As part of his new appointment, Wolfram will join the company’s board of directors and be responsible for driving UBM Asia’s fast-growing business in Shanghai (UBM Sinoexpo and UBM China), Beijing and Hangzhou and will report to Jimé Essink, president and CEO of UBM Asia. Wolfram also will lead the company’s jewelry portfolio that includes exhibitions in Hong… more