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Sep 26, 2011
New Hope Natural Media’s Natural Products Expo East saw significant growth with a move back to its long-time home this year at the Baltimore Convention Center. The 2011 show, held Sept. 21-24, drew more than 20,000 attendees to a 150,000 net square foot showfloor with 1,500 exhibits, compared with a similar number of attendees, but a smaller 137,000 net sq. ft. showfloor with 1,300 exhibits at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center last year. Attendees to the recent Baltimore show represented 80 countries and Natural Products Expo East was collocated with All Things Organic… more
Sep 26, 2011
Fifteen thousand attendees gathered for the National Society for Histotechnology’s 37th Annual Symposium and Convention Sept. 16-21 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The attendees also used nearly 5,000 hotel room nights, according to the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau officials. Before the convention kicked off, Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB, said, “Our region has worked hard to create a welcoming destination where visitors can not only enjoy themselves, but also engage in important work and exchange of ideas for the greater… more
Sep 26, 2011
Messe Düsseldorf ‘s REHACARE 2011, International Trade Fair and Congress for Self-Determined Living, recently was held in Düsseldorf, Germany, and attracted more than 47,000 attendees and 747 exhibitors from 29 countries. “REHACARE Düsseldorf is the right venue for addressing the current challenges for rehabilitation and care and for presenting means for people with disabilities (and) special care needs, as well as age-related restrictions to cope with their everyday routines as independently as possible,” said Joachim Schäfer, managing director of… more
Sep 25, 2011
The United States Green Building Council’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo will be held for the first time outside of the U.S. in Toronto. The show, on tap Oct. 4-7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, includes programming, workshops and an exhibition floor that provides attendees an “unrivaled opportunity to learn about the latest technological innovations, explore new products and network with other professionals,” according to MTCC officials. Because it’s a green building show, it only makes sense it would have high standards for any venue… more
Sep 24, 2011
Despite the fact Libyan revolutionary forces still are in the grips of trying to completely take back the country and remove its long-time leader, Moammar Gadhafi, U.K.-based Montgomery Worldwide has monitored developments and decided to reenter the trade show market with two events through its Montgomery Libya Ltd. (MLL) division. The two shows - ReBuild Libya 2012 and Oil & Gas Libya 2012 – tentatively are scheduled to be held in the first quarter of 2012, according to MLL officials. MLL is working with the Ministries of the Libyan National Transitional Council (LNTC) to… more
Sep 22, 2011
The American Beverage Association sold its biennial InterBev show, an event for the U.S. beverage industry, to NürnbergMesse North America. “We acquired InterBev from the American Beverage Association,” said Dirk Ebener, CEO and director of NürnbergMesse North America, which is based in Atlanta. “They will support InterBev with their industry knowledge.” He added. “A major partner with deep industry knowledge plus the trade show expertise of NürnbergMesse North America give this strategic development of InterBev great potential for success.… more
Sep 19, 2011
Global Sources' China Sourcing Fair: Fashion Accessories exhibition still is more than a month away but not only is its showfloor already sold out, but it’s also on track to be 30-percent larger than last year’s show. "Quality suppliers in the Greater China region continue to see our show as a unique and highly effective platform for trading with the world's top fashion buyers," said Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions. He added, "This October Fair will be our largest-ever fashion accessories show. Over 800 booths have been sold out… more
Sep 19, 2011
Exhibition and conference events held at AsiaWorld-Expo contributed approximately HK$13.4 billion to the local economy in 2010, according to the Economic Contribution Assessment Report conducted by professional services firm KPMG Transaction Advisory Services Limited. The results were a 25-percent increase, compared with 2009, and translated into significant job opportunities, with more than 26,000 full-time jobs generated by AsiaWorld-Expo last year.  “The report’s findings are powerful confirmation that AsiaWorld-Expo plays a valuable role in the success of Hong Kong… more
Sep 19, 2011
TIPREX 2011, Thai International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition drew a record crowd of 10,500 attendees Aug. 31-Sept. 3 to the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre. The number of attendees, 15 percent of which were from overseas, was a 30-percent increase, compared with the last time the event was held in 2009. Countries such as India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam were strongly represented by the attendees. There also were 215 exhibitors on the showfloor, including country pavilions from Austria, Singapore and Taiwan. “TIPREX 2011 has exceeded… more
Sep 19, 2011
The Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is looking to build on the growth recorded from MICE last year and is aiming to grow Malaysia’s business travel arrivals from the current 5% of total arrivals to 8 percent by 2020. MyCEB reportedly supported 28 convention bids worth US$146 million in 2010. Through MyCEB’s recent campaign, a further 16 events have already been confirmed for this year, with a further 33 in the pipeline. The bureau has also launched a new international events unit along with an industry partnership programme to encourage local associations to… more
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