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More than 150 delegates from 14 countries and territories gathered in India for UFI’s, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, 9th edition of the UFI Open Seminar in Asia. This is the first time the event has been held in India, which was held in Bangalore and hosted by the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC). UFI’s two-day seminar in Bangalore featured a line-up of speakers including industry veterans such as well-known industry consultant, Jochen Witt, R.E. Rogers’ Ravinder Sethi, UBM Asia’s Executive Vice President, Michael Duck and Adsale… more
The triennial Foodpro 2011, which ran July 10-13 in Sydney, has recorded its largest ever numbers in terms of exhibitors, visitors and space utilized. Reportedly the largest trade show for the food and beverage processing and manufacturing industries in the Asia-Pacific region, the show featured 328 exhibitors – an 18-percent increase from the previous edition in 2008. Foodpro is managed by Diversified Exhibitions Australia and was collocated with the 44th annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Conference for the first time this year. The increase in… more
Global Sources’ fall edition of its Gifts & Home show  opened on 18th October, 2015 and concluded on the 21st. The exhibition was held at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). It featured over 3,200 booths of gifts, premiums and home products. This year’s theme was focused on moving towards smart, creative and eco-friendly products that are in-demand from a wide variety of consumer markets. The Gifts & Home show was co-located with the Global Sources Mobile Electronics show at AWE. The mobile electronics event followed the first phase of Global Sources’ Electronics which was held… more
According to various media reports, the Wuhan International Expo Center is set to open its doors on Oct. 15 in Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province, China. The new venue will feature 190,000 square meters of indoor exhibition space. The reported size will rank the Wuhan International Expo Center third largest in China, behind the Pazhou Complex of the Chinese Export & Import Commodities Fair Ground in Guangzhou and the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). It also would make the Wuhan International Expo Center the largest in central China. The exhibition centre will be… more
Global Sources opened its inaugural China Sourcing Fairs in Miami this week. The three-day trade show ran July 11-13 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and was jointly organised with China’s Trade Development Bureau, which is a part of the Ministry of Commerce. Product categories covered in the show includes Electronics, Baby & Children’s Products, Home Products, Gifts & Premiums, Fashion Accessories and Garments & Textiles. The first edition of the Miami China Sourcing Fairs was also co-located with the India Sourcing Fair, which featured home products and gift… more
The 38th edition of the Taipei International Sporting Goods Show (TaiSPO) was held April 27-30 at Taipei’s Nangang Exhibition Hall and featured a record 362 exhibitors. The event, which is organised by TAITRA, also hit a new high in terms of international exhibitors. Nearly 70 overseas exhibitors participated in TaiSPO, including sporting equipment firms from Germany, the U.K., South Korea and Hong Kong. International exhibitors were up an impressive 83 percent, compared with the 2010 edition. The largest categories were fitness equipment (150 exhibitors) and sportswear and… more
Four show managers have been selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities. Since 2000, The Expo Group has honored unsung heroes committed innovation and service. “The Expo Group SMOTY awards program is one way we give back to the industry, and we are proud to honor people adopting new ideas and creating change,” said President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski. He added, “These honorees are not our clients, they are simply show managers doing great work that should be recognized.” 2017 The… more
UBMsubsidiary, UBM India, announced more than 300 exhibitors and between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors will be present at its inaugural Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fairthis year. The three-day event will be held in December at the Bombay Exhibition Centre(BEC). The Mumbai Jewellery & Gem Fair will be the third jewellery related trade show for UBM’s portfolio in India following the Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition(GJIIE) in Chennai and the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl & Gem Fair(HJF). The first edition of the jewellery fair will feature international pavilions from… more
A total of US$326 million will be spent on upgrades to the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) and Suntec City Mall. Funded by ARA Trust Management, the managers of Suntec Real Estate Investment Trust, a US$142 million of the total sum will be allocated to Suntec Singapore. Upgrades planned for the 16-year-old venue will begin in June 2012, and include a two-storey interactive digital wall, a modernised façade and “a slight increase in meetings spaces.” More than 18,000 events have been hosted at Suntec Singapore since its… more