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May 21, 2012
George Little Management has partnered with ST Media Group to launch SPACE (Strategy, Product and Architecture for Consumer Environments) New York, a new show for retail interiors that will be collocated with GLM’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City. SPACE New York will feature 150 exhibitors and serve as an opportunity for visual merchandisers and store designers to discover the latest in unique and innovative design-driven products for retail environments, according to show organizers. “We are thrilled to launch this innovative new fair in New York… more
May 21, 2012
Global Sources ended 2011 with positive revenue results, but the beginning of 2012 wasn’t as upbeat, with first-quarter exhibition revenue dropping to $2.2 million, compared with $4.4 million the first quarter in 2011. Global Sources’ management stated the decrease in Q1 exhibition revenues resulted from the rescheduling of one trade show from January 2012 to December 2011. Print revenue also declined to $4.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, compared with $4.7 million in the same quarter last year. Online revenue was a bright note, however, with $30.9 million in the first… more
May 21, 2012
Market Center Management’s Nashville Medical Trade Center has signed up several new exhibitors for the new venue to be built in the downtown area of the city. “We began this project in the midst of uncertainty about the economy and questions about the viability of a global marketplace for healthcare. But companies have had the time to recognize the cost benefits and business opportunities of a center of innovation attracting visitors from around the world,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Market Center Management Company. He added, “As the economy continues to… more
May 21, 2012
Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, along with China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Branch and Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd, will launch the Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology fair Sept. 20-22 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center. According to organizers, the event will meet the growing demand from China’s intelligent building market. Focused on the theme “Intelligent Building“, the fair will occupy approximately 6,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors will be offering… more
May 21, 2012
When the American Psychiatric Association Heart Rhythm Society recently held their annual meetings, they decided to leave a lasting impact and give back to the local host communities. The APA’s meeting was held May 5-9 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center and the association made a pledge to make a group donation to the Philadelphia Mental Health Center at the culmination of the event. Donations were made throughout the convention, and the APA matched every dollar that was donated by attendees. The APA 2012 Meeting also featured host Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. as the… more
May 21, 2012
The newest premiere jewellery event will be held in Eastern China Oct. 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Hangzhou. Hangzhou is the capital city and political, economic and cultural center of Zhejiang province. Organized by UBM China, the International Colored Gemstone Association and the Jewelry Jade Industry Association of Zhejiang, the three-day event will give the province’s sophisticated jewellery consumers, private collectors and high-end jewellery retailers the opportunity to admire and purchase jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls and jadeite from esteemed international jewelers.… more
May 21, 2012
The Exhibition and Events Association of Australasia (EEAA) will seek additional funding from the State Government of Victoria for the expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The EEAA has been critical of the state’s latest budget plan, which overlooked funding for the exhibition industry.   Industry players hoped the US$1 billion redevelopment of Darling Harbour in Sydney, which includes 40,000 sq. m. of exhibition space, would spur further expansion activities. According to the EEAA, expanding the MCEC will increase business tourism spend by an… more
May 21, 2012
According to the Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS), the under-construction US$62 million Chiang Mai convention centre is now more than 99 percent complete and will reportedly open by December this year. The project has come under criticism for delays in its completion and not finding a suitable management company before its opening. The MoTS has appointed Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as interim management of the convention centre until a long-term management solution is found, with the involvement of Thai or foreign partners reportedly being considered. Meanwhile, NCC… more
May 21, 2012
Trade show organiser Reed Exhibitions Japan announced the launch of two new trade events in Tokyo – COSME TOKYO and Wind Expo 2013. COSME TOKYO – International Cosmetics Trade Fair, held concurrently with COSME INNOVATION, INTERPHEX JAPAN and PHARMA JAPAN, will run June 27-29 at Tokyo Big Sight. Five hundred exhibitors are expected to showcase products ranging from ingredients, OEM, packaging to finished products for the cosmetics industry. Part of the World Smart Energy Week, the 1st edition of Wind Expo – International Wind Energy Expo & Conference will launch in… more
May 21, 2012
CIFF is jointly organised by the China National Furniture Association, China Foreign Trade Centre (Group), Guangdong Furniture Association, and the Hong Kong Furniture & Decoration Trade Association. Held at the China Import & Export Fair Complex, phase one of CIFF received 1,600 exhibitors and occupied more than 350,000 sq. m. from Matrch 18-21 this year. The show included the events of CIFF-Home Furniture, Homedecor & Housewares China, Intertextile Guangzhou-Hometextile China and Outdoor & Leisure Guangzhou. Phase two of CIFF, which ran March 27-30, included the CIFF-Office… 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