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Nov 11, 2015
Reed Exhibitions has partnered deal with the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation to co-produce Pollutec China, a major international environment protection trade event set to debut in South China next year. The agreement is an important development following Reed's successful strategic agreement with the China Foreign Trade Centre (CFTC) in January of 2015. Starting in 2016, Pollutec China will debut as a show focused on industrial environment protection, treatment and resource optimization in China, Asia’s biggest market. By bringing together policy makers and… more
Nov 11, 2015
The third edition of UBM's annual Concrete Show South East Asia was successfully held Oct. 28-30 at the Jakarta International Expo. The trade show attracted a record number of exhibitors and visitors, with 200 exhibiting companies from 28 countries and 6,223 visitors. Indonesia and other countries in the South East Asia region have huge demand for advanced concrete technologies and products in order to meet their ambitious infrastructure and development targets. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Christopher Eve, president director of PT UBM Pameran Niaga Indonesia, the… more
Nov 11, 2015
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) has recently revamped its website, (www.hkcec.com), adopting the new ‘Responsive’ technology.  It is now fully available for desktop as well as mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices with different screen sizes and configurations. More than 70 percent of the 20,000 daily visitors use their mobile devices to visit the HKCEC website. The revamp provides them with user friendly navigation, along with enhanced services and easy to access information. The design… more
Nov 11, 2015
The 11th MEDTEC China (Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Exhibition), an annual industrial event focusing on medical-grade raw materials, parts and processing technology, successfully was held in Shanghai recently. MEDTEC China 2015’s attendance has reached 11,610. More than 70 medical device manufacturers organized delegations to visit the exhibition, including TUOREN Group, Covidien, Stryker, Shangdong Weihaiweixin, Shanghai Endo View, Hangzhou BrosMed, Shanghai Kangge, MicroPort, Suzhou andtosi, and Shenzhen salubris, etc., which showed the professional visitor'… more
Nov 11, 2015
Fi & Hi India 2015, organised by UBM India, was held from 19th to 21st October 2015, at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai. Fi & Hi India, which has already been on for 10 years, is the only B2B platform for the Indian food and health industry. This year’s show featured over 160 exhibitors and drew over 6,500 visitors. It has been confirmed that Fi & Hi India 2016 will be held from 22th to 24th August 2016, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The show will return Mumbai in 2017. Fi & Hi India 2017 will be held Oct. 3-5, 2017, at BCEC. Yogesh Mudras, acting… more
Nov 11, 2015
Reed Exhibitions has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with COEX to co-organise the Franchise Seoul through the project-based joint venture (JV), which is expected to be concluded by end of this year. It is a bold leap forward for Reed Exhibitions in South Korea, following its successful JV partnership with K. Fairs Ltd., a local event organiser, to host Kormarine, the second largest maritime industry event in Asia. Franchise Seoul 2016, will be held from 3rd to 5th March 2016, at COEX Center. Franchise Seoul recorded a steady annual growth of 8% since 2012. The show drew 10,739 trade visitors… more
Nov 11, 2015
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) launched 2016 Fiscal Year Kick Off, announced its plan to bring in regional media conferences of global scale. The first event to note is the 14th CNBC Asia Business Leader Award 2015, which will take place from 28th to 29th October 2015, at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Over 200 foreign business leaders and another 100 local guests are expected to join the event. Another prominent event to note is the Bloomberg ASEAN Business Summit 2015, which will be held from 3rd to 4th December 2015, at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Over 300… more
Nov 11, 2015
Airgate Holdings, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITE Group, has acquired an additional 31.7% share of Mumbai-based ABEC Exhibitions for around £14 million (US$21 million). Including the 28.3% share acquired in December 2012, ITE Group now holds up to 60% share of ABEC. ABEC Exhibitions is a leading exhibition organiser in India, running over 20 events across industries from building & interiors, oil & gas to fashion. Holding the remaining 40% of the company shares, Sumit Gandhi, Chairman, and Manish Grandhi, COO, will retain their roles at ABEC. The new acquisition was financed out of… more
Nov 10, 2015
Laying the foundation for the eventual departure of Joe Loggia, CEO of UBM Advanstar, at the end of the year, UBM Americas has made several new appointments to its U.S.-based Fashion Group, including bringing Chris DeMoulin back into the fold. DeMoulin, who previously oversaw Advanstar's fashion business, serving as president of the biannual MAGIC  series of shows from 2008–2012, was named managing director of Fashion for UBM Americas, reporting directly to Simon Foster, CEO of UBM Americas. DeMoulin most recently served as president of Licensing and executive vice president, Customer… more
Nov 09, 2015
More than 180 attendees, including fastest-growing show winners representing the top 50 shows, as well as their guests and sponsors, all came together to celebrate at the 2015 TSNN Awards Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta. Awards were given onstage at the AmericasMart during a gala celebration emceed by The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, with The American Coatings Show scoring the overall fastest-growing award for attendance and the ICSC New York National Conference snagging the overall fastest-growing award for net square footage. “Thank you for awarding the ICSC,” said Tim McGuinness, vice president of… more
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Overview: The award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) goes the extra mile to make every day extraordinary by offering customer service excellence and industry-leading partnerships. From their dedicated in-house Rigging team to their robust Exhibitor Services, The Center of Hospitality brings your imagination to life by helping you host unforgettable meetings and events. With more than 2 million square feet of exhibit space, world-class services and a dream destination, we are committed to making even the most ambitious conventions a reality. In October 2023, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve allocating Tourist Development Tax funding for the $560 million Phase 5A completion of the OCCC. The Convention Way Grand Concourse project will include enhancements to the North-South Building, featuring an additional 60,000 square feet of meeting space, an 80,000- square-foot ballroom and new entry to the North-South Building along Convention Way. “We are thrilled to begin work on completing our North-South Building which will allow us to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said OCCC Executive Director Mark Tester. “As an economic driver for the community, this project will provide the Center with connectivity and meeting space to host more events and continue to infuse the local economy with new money and expanding business opportunities.” Amenities: The Center of Hospitality goes above and beyond by offering world-class customer service and industry-leading partnerships. From the largest convention center Wi-Fi network to custom LAN/WAN design, the Center takes pride in enhancing exhibitor and customer experience.  The OCCC is the exclusive provider of electricity (24-hour power at no additional cost), aerial rigging and lighting, water, natural gas and propane, compressed air, and cable TV services. Convenience The Center is at the epicenter of the destination, with an abundance of hotels, restaurants, and attractions within walking distance. Pedestrian bridges connect both buildings to more than 5,200 rooms and is within a 15-minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. The convenience of the location goes hand-in-hand with top notch service to help meet an event’s every need. Gold Key Members The OCCC’s Gold Key Members represent the best of the best when it comes to exceptional service and exclusive benefits for clients, exhibitors and guests. The Center’s Gold Key memberships with Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and Walt Disney World greatly enhance meeting planner and attendee experiences offering world-renowned venues, immersive experiences and creative resources for their events. OCCC Events: This fiscal year, the OCCC is projected to host 168 events, 1.7 million attendees, and $2.9 billion in economic impact.  The Center’s top five events during their 2022-2023 fiscal year included:  AAU Jr. National Volleyball Championships 2023 200,000 Attendees $257 Million in Economic Impact MEGACON 2023 160,000 Attendees $205 Million in Economic Impact Open Championship Series 2023 69,500 Attendees $89 Million in Economic Impact Sunshine Classic 2023 42,000 Attendees $54 Million in Economic Impact Premiere Orlando 2023 42,000 Attendees $108 Million in Economic Impact