Jan 11, 2012
In order to support small businesses looking to exhibit overseas, Hannover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Germany-based Deutsche Messe, has partnered with the State of California to offera series of financial State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grants. These grants are geared toward product export and international marketing services to all small businesses in the state’s information technology and manufacturing sectors in hopes to increase exports or export initiatives, according to HFUSA officials. The STEP program is rolling out through other states as well, and HFUSA will be… more
Jan 09, 2012
Thailand-based Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will host several new MICE events in 2012, with a focus on specialized trade fairs, meetings and world congresses that have never been held in the country before. “Since the beginning of the year 2012 till second quarter, BITEC has many new trade fairs, meetings and congress(es) at BITEC,” said Sarnit Karunyavanij, business development director of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre. He added, “Starting with the consumer fair of Thailand Game Show 2012, the only fair for all true gamers… more
Jan 09, 2012
SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, a business platform for industrial automation solutions, will feature more than 350 leading companies from 15 countries and regions when it opens March 7-9 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The show is sponsored by the China Foreign Trade Centre and Germany-based Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. In addition, SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is organized by the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe… more
Jan 09, 2012
Food&HotelAsia, on tap April 17-20 at the Singapore Expo, will once again collocate with HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 to showcase a strong line-up of the newest and hottest technology solutions and unique concepts to Asia. “With the hospitality and foodservice industry expanding rapidly in Asia, HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 function as excellent platforms for hospitality and restaurant operators to network, source and showcase new solutions and trends which will enhance and improve their establishments’ functionality and… more
Jan 08, 2012
The Consumer Electronic Association’s 2012 International CES is tapped to be the second largest one in the organization's history, squarely leaving behind any sign of economic doldrums that may have impacted the show’s size in the past few years.   This year’s event, Jan. 10-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other citywide venues, is boasting a 1.851 million net square feet showfloor, as more than 2,700 companies unveil their products across all sectors of the consumer electronics industry. The largest CES was held in 2008, spanning a record-breaking 1… more
Jan 08, 2012
Tarsus Group has promoted Trade Show News Network Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly to president of the division, effective immediately. Wimberly will be taking over for Stephen Nold, who will be leaving TSNN and Tarsus Advon to pursue other business interests. Tarsus Group has best wishes to Stephen in his new endeavors. Wimberly joined TSNN in May 2010 after the closing of Reed Business Information’s Tradeshow Week magazine, which previously served the industry as the leading print trade show publication. At TSNN, Wimberly has been tasked with positioning the online publication… more
Jan 05, 2012
U.K.-based Tarsus Group recently released its 2011 full-year trading update, with not only 8-percent growth in revenue, but also the company’s board expects adjusted pre-tax profits for the year ending Dec. 31 to be in line with its expectations. “The year ended well, resulting in record revenue and profitability,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group managing director. He added, “Cash flow was strong, with net debt halving.” Highlights for 2011 in the company’s U.S. division include the February and August editions of the Off-Price Shows in Las Vegas… more
Jan 05, 2012
The Madison, Wis.-based World Dairy Expo, annually held at the Alliant Energy Center, has so much pent-up demand for indoor exhibition space, a new, temporary Trade Center will be erected that will house an additional 130 booths. The show has been at capacity for several years, according to World Dairy Expo show management. “World Dairy Expo management is optimistic that the Alliant Energy Center will expand over time,” said John Rozum, the show’s sales manager. He added, “The demand for indoor space has become so high that it was decided to take action and add… more
Jan 04, 2012
Graeme Selby, a 36-year veteran of the exhibition industry, has stepped down from his post as chairman of Diversified Exhibitions Australia, according to its parent company, Diversified Business Communications. Selby was managing director of Australian Exhibition Services (AES) from 1982 until 2005, when he became chairman, and focused on spearheading business development opportunities in Australia, India, Hong Kong and China. “When Diversified had the good fortune to acquire AES in 2000, we were even more fortunate to have Graeme Selby join our team,” said Nancy Hasselback… more
Jan 02, 2012
When the Professional Convention Management Association’s annual meeting kicks off Jan. 8-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, there’s plenty in store – from The Learning Lounge to the collocated Virtual Edge Summit to innovative keynotes, educations sessions and networking opportunities. This year, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting is working with PCMA once again to organize part of the 2012 Convening Leaders Learning Lounge. There will be more than 100-plus education opportunities from Big Ideas TED-style presentations to “How To” iPad sessions to “Bring… more