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Jun 14, 2012
Reed Exhibition’s The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) launched last year in Baltimore and is on tap for the second time June 19-21 in the Maryland-based city, but will head out of town next year to start a rotation between Chicago and Orlando. Choose Chicago, the Windy City’s convention and visitors bureau, will host AIBTM June 11-13, 2013.   In 2014, the event that pairs suppliers with hosted buyers will move June 10-12 to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. “We want to acknowledge and thank the great city of Baltimore for its… more
Jun 13, 2012
Opening day of the Licensing Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas this week had some added excitement when a special ceremony was held announcing that Advanstar Communications, which runs Licensing, was forming a strategic and operating partnership with Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo presented by POW! Entertainment. The announcement was made in Advanstar’s booth on the showfloor by Chris DeMoulin, executive vice president of customer development and president of licensing for Advanstar, as well as Stan Lee, who gave a video message, and another Comikaze event… more
Jun 13, 2012
Nielsen Expositions’ Interbike International Bike Expo and Health+Fitness Business Expo are leaving their home at the Sands Expo & Convention Center next year to move to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Show officials have signed a three-year agreement with Mandalay to host the collocated events beginning in 2013 and continuing through 2015. Interbike’s OutDoor Demo product testing event, held for the two days preceding the show, will remain at the Bootleg Canyon venue in nearby Boulder City, Nev.  The 2013 Interbike and HFB shows will be held from… more
Jun 11, 2012
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s first quarter 2012 CEIR Index Report indicated yet another quarter of positive growth in the trade show industry, with a 2.7-percent increase, compared with the same period last year. The growth streak is in its seventh quarter straight and also continues to outperform the GDP’s rate of increase by 2 percent in the first quarter of 2012, compared with the same period in 2011. Attendance led the four key metrics that CEIR tracks for the report, and all the metrics, including net square feet, number of exhibitors and real revenues,… more
Jun 10, 2012
Not only will Automechanika Shanghai break records for the size of its showfloor when it opens Dec. 11-14 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China, but show organizers also said they expect a record number of exhibitors and attendees. Automechanika Shanghai , organized byMesse Frankfurt (Shanghai) and the China National Automotive Industry International Corporation, is an exhibition for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services industry. “Many local and international brands launch new products at Automechanika Shanghai to enhance their importance in the… more
Jun 10, 2012
Kuala Lumpur jumped two places in the International Congress & Convention Center Association’s world convention city rankings and three places in the Asia-Pacific region’s ranking based on the number of international association meetings held in 2011, said Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, CEO of the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).   Kuala Lumpur staged 78 international association meetings, finishing 21st in the world and securing the top five position in Asia Pacific. Malaysia ranked 29th in the world overall – down one spot from the 28th world position,… more
Jun 10, 2012
Billed as the world’s largest trade fair, the Canton Fair held biannually in Guangzhou China, closed its doors in early May with numbers that were only slightly up.   Difficult financial and job market conditions in Europe and the United States impacted the show, though less than what was expected, according to organizers.   There were approximately 210,000 buyers from 213 countries, up 0.23 percent and 1.23 percent from the 110th and 109th sessions in 2011, respectively.   Total value of export deals concluded at the Fair also fell to 2.3 percent year-on-year to US$36.03… more
Jun 10, 2012
A new exhibition for the brewing and beverage manufacturing industries, BevTec Asia 2014, will be launched by Germany’s Messe Duesseldorf and Asian Exhibition Services in collaboration with the with the Thailand Beer Industry Guild.   The show, scheduled February 2014 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center, will take advantage of the growth in Thailand’s alcoholic and non-alcoholic manufacturing sectors.   Thebiennial exhibition will be geared toward international and regional manufacturers and suppliers of machinery, technology and materials for… 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, Suntec’s chief commercial officer, explained they are marketing-driven and their strength lies in the company’s global client network managed by around 40… more
Jun 10, 2012
The Gwangju Convention and Visitor Bureau has announced plans to expand the exhibition facilities at the Kimdaejung Convention Center (KDJCC). At a cost of US$60 million, an additional 18,000 square meters of exhibition and convention space will be added to bring the total venue space up to 53,000 square meters. Construction is set to begin in August this year and is scheduled to be completed by April 2013. Facilities will reportedly include 26 conference rooms, several large scale convention halls, 9,072 square meters of exhibition space and a multi-purpose auditorium with capacity for up… more
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