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Jun 25, 2012
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, in cooperation with international exhibition and event bodies, recently held the Thailand MICE International Forum (TMIF) 2012 in Bangkok. The Forum brought together expertise from TCEB, the Asian Federation for Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) and the U.S.-based International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). With the theme, “Connecting Asia, Connecting Success,” the Forum had two goals. The first goal was to domestically enhance the appreciation among Thailand’s MICE operators of the importance and… more
Jun 25, 2012
Clarion Events North America will launch its first new show in the United States – the Atlanta Foodservice Expo – which will serve the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries in Georgia and the Southeast.   The annual show will debut Oct. 20-22, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center.   “We are excited about the opportunity to bring a focused show to a major market that will not only bring buyers and sellers together, but will also deliver a unique package of services and value,” said David Audrain, Clarion N.A.’s president.   He… more
Jun 25, 2012
 EasyFairs’ StocExpo, Europe’s top event for the tank terminal industry, has joined forces with Singapore-based Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions specialist, Singex, to enhance the development of its bulk liquid storage event in Asia – Tank Storage Asia.   The collaboration between StocExpo and Singex will establish a business platform to support industry professionals from within this and associated sectors.   The first edition of Tank Storage Asia to benefit from this new partnership takes place Dec. 11-12.   Comprised of a two-day… more
Jun 25, 2012
Other regions of the world may be experiencing economic troubles, but according to a recent survey released by the HongKong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association, the exhibition industry in Hong Kong is thriving. The survey tracked exhibitions in Hong Kong last year and the numbers of companies coming to Hong Kong to exhibit, the amount of exhibition space they occupied and the numbers of visitors coming from overseas to exhibitions all grew year over year, in some cases posting double-digit growth. “This is another effective testimony to the importance of the exhibition… more
Jun 25, 2012
Last week, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) organised a business forum in Taiwan to promote international Thai exhibitions to Taiwanese trade visitors. TCEB took the opportunity to share information on bilateral trade and business opportunities in ASEAN.   Attending officials from Thailand and Taiwan included the executive director of Thailand Trade & Economic Office – Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, secretary general of Bureau of Foreign Trade Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan – Chiang Wen-Juo and executive vice president of Taiwan External Trade… more
Jun 25, 2012
Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centrehas appointed Arun Madhok as acting Chief Executive Officer, effective 18th June 2012. Madhok joined Suntec Singapore as Chief Operating Officer in 2009, and has been credited with the development of strategies and modernisation programme that is currently in progress. Former CEO, Pieter Idenburg, has left the company after seven years to explore other opportunities.
Jun 25, 2012
The Thai Government is looking to private companies to manage the new Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center. The venue is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter this year after several months of delay due to construction problems. The government reportedly has the budget allocated to hire a professional management company for the venue. The management selection process will be supervised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). In a separate development, the TAT announced development plans to merge the Thailand Travel Fair (TTF) and the Thailand Travel Mart (TTM Plus… more
Jun 24, 2012
Even if you couldn’t be at the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s annual meeting June 23-26 in Orlando, Ascend Integrated Media introduced AscendStreaming – live streaming video – of sessions held during the event. “During this year’s annual meeting, we are pleased to showcase this technology that HCEA believes will prove valuable for members,” said Jackie Beaulieu, executive vice president of HCEA. She added, “Video-streaming allows members who are unable to attend the event to experience the great presentations. It… more
Jun 24, 2012
Monica Lee-Müller will step into the role as managing director of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s  management and operating company, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd (”HML“), effective July 1. She will replace Cliff Wallace, who will focus his attention on NWS Holding’s venue development in China and will maintain his chairmanship of the group’s venue management and operating companies in Zhengzhou and Shenyang. Lee-Müller held the position of deputy managing director since 2007 and formerly was the HML… more
Jun 24, 2012
U.K.-based Reed Exhibitions and Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf continue to expand their global portfolios by partnering with trade show companies in India and Russia.   Reed Exhibitions signed a joint venture agreement with Manch Communications to form Reed Manch Exhibitions based in New Delhi.   Manch Communications is the leading organizer of warehousing and logistics related events in India, according to Reed Exhibitions officials.   In addition to the existing warehousing and transport and logistics events currently organized and managed by both partners, Reed Manch… more
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