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Mar 24, 2012
International Associational of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ Asian Attractions Expo 2012 will kick off June 3-8 and is expected to draw 4,500 attendees. The showfloor is open June 5-8 and education programming will span June 3-8. The event takes place in Hong Kong and features five days of education programming and networking activities, such as Leadership Breakfasts, the IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers, a daylong IAAPA Safety Institute and networking events at world-famous area attractions. “IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo is the attractions industry’s… 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, will cause closure of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre (SCEC) during some phases of the redevelopment. According to EEAA,… 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, Messe Frankfurt has been represented locally by Worldwide Exhibitions Linkage Services (WE-Link) since the beginning of this year. In… more
Mar 24, 2012
The inaugural edition of the Asia Apparel Expo-Berlin, organized by Kenfair International, concluded with the attendance of 171 Asian exhibitors from mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh and Indonesia –over 70 percent of exhibitors were from Hong Kong and mainland China. The three-day event was held at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds Feb. 21-23 and it featured 212 exhibition booths covering nearly 1,900 square meters of total space. Running under the theme “Asian Fashion Delights in Europe”, the trade show focused on Asian-made apparels and fashion accessories… more
Mar 24, 2012
Reed Exhibitions announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Australia’s clean energy event, All-Energy Australia, for an undisclosed amount. All-Energy Australia, launched in 2009, is a two-day event held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The 2011 edition attracted over 3,600 participants and 230 exhibiting companies to the event. The event features companies supplying, or able to supply, the large range of equipment, components and specialist services that will be needed by the clean energy industries across the Asia Pacific region for clean coal… more
Mar 22, 2012
Sue Deveaux has been named group vice president, Healthcare Sector for J. Spargo & Associates. Deveaux and her team will provide exposition sales and management services to some of the country's largest medical meetings, according to company officials.   "Sue's 20 years of industry experience, including her 15 years at Pri-Med, where she played a pivotal role in the growth of the organization, made her an outstanding candidate for this position," said Susan Bracken, president and COO of J. Spargo & Associates. Deveaux will work with J. Spargo’s… more
Mar 22, 2012
The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, which owns the massive SEMA Show for the automotive specialty products sector, bought Performance Racing Industry, producers of the motorsports business magazine and PRI Trade Show. The transaction is set to close in late March. John Kilroy, who has 20-plus years of publishing and management experience at PRI, will serve as vice president/general manager of PRI and assume day-to-day operations for the group. "Steve Lewis launched the PRI concept a quarter-of-a-century ago, as an organization totally dedicated solely to the racing industry… more
Mar 22, 2012
With its deep background in working with medical and pharma association sand trade shows, Ascend Integrated Media was a natural fit for the American Heart Association when it needed an exclusive exhibit sales representative for its Scientific Sessions 2012 Annual Meeting. The meeting is scheduled Nov. 3-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is expected to attract more than 22,000 attendees. “We selected Ascend to be our exclusive partner for exhibitor sales because of the expertise and tenure of their sales team,” said Laura Gossett, senior manager, exhibits for American… more
Mar 22, 2012
When the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society recently wrapped up its annual meeting Feb. 20-24 at the Sand Expo & Convention Center, show officials had a lot to celebrate, with the show breaking previous attendance records. HIMSS12 reached 37,032 attendees, surpassing the HIMSS11 attendance figure of 31,500 attendees.   The four-day event featured sessions on stage 1 and stage 2, as well as events and happenings such as ICD-10, mobile health and mHIMSS. HIMSS12 also included HIT X.0 and Leading from the Future, two conferences within a conference that were… 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 opportunity to develop the… more
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