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Apr 22, 2012
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong Houseware Fair attracted more than 2,000 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors, an 8.5-percent increase compared with last year, when it recently was held at the Hong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors were from 32 countries and regions, including first-time participation from Sri Lanka. Fifteen group pavilions also took part, with the new ASEAN Select Pavilion featuring 85 exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Other group pavilions represented were Bangladesh, Brazil, the Chinese mainland… more
Apr 22, 2012
With the opening of the Cleveland Medical Mart & Convention Center just more than a year away (July 2013), the venue is keeping up the momentum by adding more members to its senior management team.  Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., the partner with Ohio’s Cuyahoga County on the $450 million project, named Jim Bennett as senior vice president and Brian Milner as Director of operations. Bennett and Milner will begin their duties immediately. Bennett, who has been a resident of Cleveland since 1982, will bring his more than 40 years of experience as a management consultant… more
Apr 22, 2012
UBM continues to expand its worldwide portfolio adding to UBM Live’s Pharma division a new show, CPhI Southeast Asia 2012, which will focus on the pharmaceutical ingredient sector in the ASEAN region.   The show will debut May 10-12 at the Jakarta International Expo in Indonesia.   "The ASEAN pharma market represents huge potential for companies looking to expand operations. Notably, there is strong interest in R&D for generics in this region, which are expected to grow from 8.3 percent of the total market in 2010 to 12.8 percent by 2015, when they will be worth USD $… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX), organised by Reed Exhibitions Australia, announced a change in frequency of the show. AIMEX will be held every two years instead of four starting from 2013 in response to the support and feedback from the show’s exhibitors and visitors.   AIMEX was first launched in the 1970s, and is reportedly the largest mining trade show in the Asia-Pacific region. The previous edition was held at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park in September 2011, with a record attendance of 17,382 visitors and 638 exhibitors over four… more
Apr 22, 2012
When the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Annual Meeting kicks off June 23-26 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, the focus will be on new technologies. Mobile applications, tablets, e-detailing, virtual event mapping are just a few items on the list of technologies altering the medical meetings landscape for healthcare exhibit marketing professionals and medical meeting organizers for the future. The annual meeting is set to tackle not only these technologies, but also many more with a curriculum targeted specifically to pharmaceutical and medical device… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF) completed its first edition after the shows’ acquisition by UBM plc earlier this year. MIFF was held March 6-19 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre (MECC). A record of 6,605 overseas buyers attended the fair. During the five-day fair, 433 exhibitors from 11 countries occupied 75,000 square meters of exhibition space. Exhibitors came from Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Australia and the United States. MIFF Chairman Datuk Dr… more
Apr 22, 2012
China Med 2012, 24th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, was a mirror for the rapid growth of the Chinese medical device industry, with 515 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions displaying their latest technologies on more than 322,900 square feet of exhibit space. The show attracted a total of 44,474 visits, including 3,318 visits to the high-level forums and workshops, during the three-day event. China Med 2012 was jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf China, the China World Trade Center Co. Ltd., the China Hui Tong Corporationand the… more
Apr 22, 2012
Debuting at the center’s largest show – Reed Gift Fair in February - the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre gave exhibitors the opportunity to tap into a new sustainable practice at the center. In a move designed to reduce power consumption and exhibitor costs, the center installed dedicated electricity outlets for cleaning in its main exhibition halls, enabling exhibition organisers to switch off all other power overnight. The new system played a major role in reducing power consumption at the Reed Gift Fair event by 12 percent, according to SCEC officials. Centre Chief… more
Apr 22, 2012
Last week, NASDAQ-listed B2B media company Global Sources released an update on its first half revenue forecast. Revenue forecast has been revised down from the previous range of US$108 million to US$110 million to the range of US$104 million to US$106 million. Company management also expects EPS to drop from the range of US$0.36 to US$0.38, to the range of US$0.31 to US$0.34. Merle A. Hinrichs, executive chairman of Global Sources, said “Our customers have become increasingly conservative with their marketing budgets and as such we are now revising our revenue and net income… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Las Vegas Sands Corp announced plans to further expand its portfolio of integrated resorts (IR) across Asia, where company chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, specifically highlighted South Korea, Japan and Vietnam for two IRs in each destination. Cities currently earmarked for development include Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Taipei, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In Asia, LVS currently operates the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Plaza Macao, Sands Macao, and the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore, in addition to the newly opened Sands Cotai Central in Macau. Sands Cotai Central reportedly features… 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