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Nov 27, 2015
Leading into the end of 2015, there still are plenty of deals taking place, with companies such as Experient, Convention Data Services and SmithBucklin signing contracts recently. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Experient have renewed their partnership for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the largest show in North America for the construction industries. Experient will be the official housing, registration and lead retrieval provider. At the show, Experient will be implementing eventBit, its newest addition to a suite of unified event technologies (registration, housing, mobile app and… more
Nov 27, 2015
The 2017 International Buyer Program (IBP) and International Buyer Program SELECT www.export.gov/ibp application period now is open. Interested shows have until Jan. 8, 2016, to apply. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program is a joint government-industry effort designed to increase U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major U.S. industry exhibitions. Exhibitors always are looking to connect with qualified buyers. If your show has exhibitors who are interested in exporting their goods and connecting with pre-screened buyers from… more
Nov 24, 2015
Messe Frankfurt’s new nonwovens event, the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil), concluded last month with positive results. The three-day event was held in Shanghai Mart Oct. 14-16 and featured nearly 100 exhibitors covering an area of 6,000 square meters, which attracted nearly 5,000 visitors from 29 countries and regions. Products featured included machinery and ancillaries for nonwovens, nonwovens and nonwoven products, raw materials and chemicals for nonwovens, and industry-related services, while the concurrent forum addressed the latest issues… more
Nov 24, 2015
Organized by UBM Trust, a joint venture with UBM Asia Ltd, SIGN CHINA, LED CHINA and LED LIGHTING CHINA 2015 successfully concluded Sept. 19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC), having received visitors from 154 different countries and regions. Making its debut in the new host city Shanghai, the four-day event reaffirmed its world-leading status with 120,000 sqm of exhibition space and recording 82,523 visitor entries.  "We have participated in the show since 2005. We followed the organizer to Shanghai because we are… more
Nov 24, 2015
The unveiling of the new logo and brand for the Shanghai New International Expo Centre was held Nov. 20 at Shanghai Grand Ballroom, Kerry Hotel Pudong. More than 200 guests from government and industry were on hand to help SNIEC celebrate a new era. The new logo combines the world famous SNIEC name along with two triangles representing the shape of the venue. SNIEC provides a platform to foster the exchange of knowledge, commerce, and cultures. The dynamic combination of triangles expresses the spirit of cooperation, sharing, and innovation. Lastly, the red and grey colors symbolize vitality… more
Nov 24, 2015
Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2015, organised by the Tarsus Group, was held from 4th to 6th November at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). The three-day show featured 266 exhibitors, up by 29% compared to last year. Over 13,620 visitors attended this year’s event, representing an increase of 32%. In addition to the exhibition, Tarsus launched a Global Meetings Programme, through which visitors and exhibitors pre-arrange meetings online before the event opens. Over 600 attendees took part in the service. Tarsus also hosted a tailored programme for 50 leading investors and 50 top CTOs. Next… more
Nov 24, 2015
Reed Exhibitions Greater China will hold its 8th annual Reed Exhibitions Greater China Scholarship Program award ceremony Nov. 21. The Reed Exhibitions Greater China Scholarship program was created to attract young minds into the industry, while supporting the continual development and success of Reed Exhibitions Greater China and China’s exhibition industry as a whole. Each year, the company awards grants to outstanding young talents who endeavor to serve China’s MICE trade through the exhibition industry.  This year’s 38 recipients, selected from a final pool of 188 candidates,… more
Nov 24, 2015
SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, organised by Koelnmesse, was held from 2nd to 5th November at the Kobe Convention Center. The four-day event, which combines both exhibition and conferences, brought together over 500 keynote speakers and 7,000 trade visitors from 49 countries around the world. SIGGRAPH Asia this year featured the latest hardware, software, technologies and inventions from around the world. Presentations, panel discussion and talks during the event generated robust discussions and deep insights on current and future developments in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques… more
Nov 24, 2015
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has concluded its autumn fairs – 9,100 exhibitors from 56 countries were featured in the trade fairs held in October and November, up by 3.9% year-on-year (excluding the inaugural World of Outdoor Lighting & Lighting Accessories). The fairs also welcomed over 204,000 local and overseas buyers. According to the HKTDC, the eight events combined made an economic contribution of over US$155 million to Hong Kong’s economy. Buyers from emerging markets and ASEAN countries including India, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines recorded a double-… more
Nov 24, 2015
  Cosmoprof Asia 2015, organised by UBM Asia, was held from 11th to 13th November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The three-day show featured 2,504 exhibitors, up by 6 percent compared to last year. Exhibition space sold also rose by 3 percent to 84,000 m2. UBM pointed to the largest-ever Korean pavilion, showcasing 212 exhibitors in 2,696 m2 as a highlight of the event. Cosmoprof Asia 2015 also recorded its highest-ever visitor numbers. 63,241 visitors from 119 countries and regions attended the event, up 5.5 percent compared to the previous edition.… more
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One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here. New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, drawing inspiration from the award-winning chef’s childhood in Egypt and with flavors and décor inspired by the spices found in markets common to coastal Mediterranean towns, as well as Caramá by Wolfgang Puck, bringing the essence of Italy and spirit of Wolfgang into one concept, are recent additions. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also experienced a recent remodel of all 424 rooms. Swingers, a high-end, adults-only golf and entertainment concept will debut in Fall 2024. Enhanced Technology Creating a truly effective conference venue requires careful thought into what a business needs: the right technology, capacity, and inspiration to bring ideas to the next level. As part of the resort’s refresh, Mandalay Bay implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, installing cutting-edge Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the convention center. This advancement doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling lightning-fast speeds up to 9400% faster. The convention center now boasts 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24' x 13', strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging. Additionally, attendees can benefit from 20 double-sided 55" mobile flexible display units, facilitating effortless navigation to meeting rooms and events. RFID locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and over 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space. Refreshing New Design & Fine Art The newly remodeled convention space provides a bright and vibrant atmosphere that complements Mandalay Bay's tropical-inspired brand. Featuring white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, the space is complemented by warm walnut accent walls. In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay's 1 million square feet of exhibit space has undergone a rejuvenation, including new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights. Sustainable Spectacles Mandalay Bay is committed to Focused on What Matters and creating more responsible meetings. Refillable water stations all available around the resort, cutting unnecessary plastic usage from single-use bottles. The Mandalay Bay campus’ recent upgrades represent a bold step forward in redefining the Las Vegas experience. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled service, Mandalay Bay sets a new standard for excellence in business hospitality. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge conference facilities, world-class dining options, or simply a luxurious retreat, an unparalleled meeting experience awaits.