Mar 07, 2017
Over 230 delegates from 21 countries and territories gathered in Singapore recently for the UFI Asia Open Seminar to take stock of their industry, which continues to grow, despite plenty of economic and political uncertainties. Seismic changes such as Brexit, the emerging policies of the Trump administration and slow economic growth in key markets all suggest challenging times lay ahead. However, the Asian exhibition industry has proven time after time that it is well-positioned to grow in the face of less than ideal economic and political circumstances. The exhibition industry is changing… more
Mar 07, 2017
Coex in Seoul will welcome the first edition of Comic Con Seoul this summer running from Aug. 4-6. Organized by ReedPOP, Comic Con Seoul will showcase the latest pop culture trends. Comic Con Seoul will feature comics, movies, video games, cosplay, anime, etc. During the three-day event, Korea Championships of Cosplay will also be held, while the Comic Con Seoul Artist Alley will allow visitors to interact with creative writers, illustrators and designers. Other features include demo sessions by professional artists; classroom sessions and behind-the-scenes panels featuring rare looks into… more
Mar 07, 2017
UBM, the organizer of Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 launched the event Feb. 22 at a press conference in Can Tho, Vietnam.   To be held Oct. 25-27 at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre (EFC), Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 will address issues to support the further sustainable development of the Vietnamese aquaculture industry. According to UBM Asia's Group Director - ASEAN, Rungphech (Rose) Chitanuwat, "Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 will cover the whole aquaculture sector value chain, including feed, health and nutrition, genetics, equipment, processing and much more. A… more
Feb 21, 2017
London-listed international exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, has announced plans to expand its Labelexpo Global Series with the launch of Labelexpo Southeast Asia. Labelexpo Southeast Asia will be held May 10-12, 2018, at BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand. The new event will showcase the latest label and packaging solutions, new innovations and will feature some 200 exhibitors. According to Tarsus, Asian delegations are expected from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore as well as Japan, South Korea, Australia and Taiwan. Lisa Milburn, managing director of the… more
Feb 21, 2017
Thailand has won the business to host two prestigious global events in 2017; the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Global Professionals Conference for the Asia-Pacific region will convene for the first time Aug. 28-31 in Southeast Asia in Bangkok and the Union of International Associations (UIA) will host their Round Table Asia Pacific, where approximately 100 association representatives will meet Sept. 21-22 in Chiang Mai. Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of TCEB said Bangkok delivered the strongest bid from Asia to win the PCMA’s prestigious event. “The… more
Feb 21, 2017
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) made several recent appointments of three key senior management positions.   Thomas Tong and Jessica Wong have been promoted to Deputy Managing Director and Director of Venue Operations of HML, respectively with effect Jan. 1, while Dr. Stewart Wan has been appointed as Director of Facilities Planning & Operations on July 20, 2016. Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of HML, said, “I am most delighted with Thomas, Jessica and Stewart… more
Feb 21, 2017
The Consumer Technology Association unveiled that CES AsiaTM 2017 is set for another showstopping, record-smashing year., according to organizers. Four months out from the third annual event, nearly 10,500 net square meters (112,902 net square feet) of exhibit space have been sold, up 10 percent from this time last year. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM and co-produced by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd, CES Asia 2017 will take place June 7-9 in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai  New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). … more
Feb 08, 2017
Taiwan's first comprehensive agriculture technology exhibition, Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2017, will take place Sept. 28-30 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. It is being co-organized by the "Council of Agriculture (COA), Executive Yuan of Taiwan government", and UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch (UBM Taiwan).  Held concurrently with Livestock Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017 and Aquaculture Taiwan Expo & Forum 2017, the event is positioned to be a one-stop comprehensive international B2B trading platform, showcasing innovative, eco-friendly and… more
Feb 08, 2017
In preparation for the Shenyang New World EXPO soft opening on March 1st, EXPO's senior staff completed final training at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in December. EXPO General Manager Diane CHEN said she is confident that the staff is prepared to meet the demand of EXPO’s initial customers. "EXPO’s association with HKCEC as a “sister venue” and our direct access with its senior management teamare enormous benefits to EXPO and Shenyang. Three prestigious exhibitions will be held in March followed by 3 more in April,” Chen said. She added, “This specific… more
Feb 08, 2017
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released the results of its 18th UFI Global Barometer survey. After two years of relatively stable levels of operating profit, majority of interviewed companies indicated that they expect increased turnover in 2017. The survey shows an ongoing expansion in the industry’s business activities globally, both in the survey companies’ home market as well as in new geographical markets. The majority of the companies surveyed plan to develop new activities. About 40% also plan to develop operations in new countries. “Some economists are… more