Mar 05, 2018
Featuring more than 4,550 exhibitors, the fifth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show (Feb. 27-March 3) and the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (March 1-5) concluded with participation from about 87,000 buyers from 145 countries and regions, representing a 2 percent increase from last year. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), more than 33,700 buyers visited the Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, while about 53,000 visitors attended the Jewellery Show."With improving global economic conditions, Hong Kong's exports of precious jewellery rose 3.6… more
Feb 13, 2018
Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd has acquired Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to expand the worldwide portfolio of its Light + Building brand of trade fairs. Powered by Messe Frankfurt since their inception in 2015, the two fairs now will officially form part of the Light + Building family that totals 14 fairs around the globe. “The Light + Building brand of shows is well-recognised around the world for its high quality event format and its power to attract the best in the industry. Adding the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to this growing… more
Feb 13, 2018
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) opened a new regional office in Shanghai, expanding and enhancing the association's programs and services in the Asia-Pacific region. The opening of the new Shanghai office is IAAPA's first Mainland China Representative Office, and its second office in the Asia-Pacific region. "China has been experiencing tremendous growth in the attractions industry and we are excited to open a regional office in Shanghai. This will allow us to further support our local participants and connect them with our global participants,"… more
Feb 13, 2018
Exhibition research consultancy, Explori has opened a regional headquarters in Hong Kong as the company prepares for significant growth in the region throughout 2018 and beyond. The business will be led by new appointment, Joann Chan, as associate director of Research, Asia Pacific. Chan joins Explori from leading research agency YouGov. She is a multi-lingual research professional with years of experience in project management and delivery of international research projects. She previously has held senior roles with TNS and Ipsos. "I’m delighted to be joining Explori at such an exciting… more
Feb 13, 2018
Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East announced its annual results, for the year ended Oct. 31, 2017. The company reported total revenues of US$510 million, down by 4 percent year-on-year. The company attributed the decline to the end of two non-recurring mega projects in the previous year. The company’s net profit fell 6.3 percent during the year, down to US$36 million. Diluted earnings per share for the year were HK$0.2286 (US$0.029). More than 80 percent of Pico’s revenues were generated from its exhibition & event marketing services, amounting to US$409 million. This represents year-on-… more
Jan 23, 2018
In conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s seventh Environment Day, 35 of its team members, led by the Centre’s Safety, Health and Environment Department and Orang Asli (indigenous) volunteers from Sungai Buloh, spent a day protecting and conserving 160 endangered trees at Taman Tugu Negara (National Monument Park). Elaborating on the Centre’s seventh Environment Day, Alan Pryor, the centre’s general manager said, “We are delighted to contribute to positive environmental initiatives that assist to protect mother nature and the sustainability of our environment.  It was great to… more
Jan 23, 2018
As a specialist exhibition on manufacturing processes for medical technology, the 4th edition of MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA, Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference, will focus on new manufacturing technology and automation which play vital roles in driving innovation and operations. The event will highlight companies covering the spectrum of additive manufacturing, 3D printing technologies, imaging and diagnostic imaging solutions as well as nano manufacturing and automated solutions. MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA will take place from August 29 - 31, 2018 at the… more
Jan 23, 2018
Moss’s global footprint has expanded with the opening of Moss Changzhou in eastern China. The newly-built facility, at more than 7,700 square meters, is Moss’s fourth tension fabric production center servicing the global trade show, retail, event and corporate environment markets. Located in Jiangsu province, Moss Changzhou is less than 200 km west of Shanghai. “The establishment of Moss Changzhou allows us to serve our existing customers and new Asia customers with a truly seamless global print platform. It comes amid growing demand from exhibition and retail organizations for Moss's… more
Jan 23, 2018
U.S.-based LRP Publications has added Singapore-based HRM Asia, a business unit of Diversified Communications, to its human resources-focused portfolio.  The new entity complements LRP’s Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine and HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, an event dedicated to HR technology.  HRM Asia is a multi-platform network providing an array of thought-leading HR discussion and information to HR professionals of all ranks in Asia-Pacific. The acquisition will expand LRP’s portfolio of HRE to the region beyond its annual HR Tech China Conference. Assets attained… more
Dec 12, 2017
The 13th edition of the China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair - Shanghai (Shanghai Jewellery Fair) drew 6,522 unique visitors, up 36 percent, compared with the show's 2016 edition. The increase in visitor numbers proves that the fair – East China's leading jewellery event – is growing in the right direction and steadily expanding its international reach. Held from Nov. 17-20, in conjunction with the second annual Asia-Pacific Jewellery & Watch Expo at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, the fair featured 304 exhibitors of classic and trendy… more