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The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) was officially signed to support for ProPak Philippines 2019
in Asia, News

UBM launches ProPak in the Philippines

Global exhibition organiser UBM is to launch ProPak in the Philippines in January 2019. The launch follows the successful 27th edition of the big regional ProPak Asia 2018 trade show  held in Bangkok in June and attended by 48,799 visitors. Over, 1,160 delegates went to Bangkok from the Philippines, including 450 delegates led by the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). A ProPak Philippines Investment Forum...

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04 Oct 2018
Belgian start-up’s new app addition brings virtual trade show a step closer
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Belgian start-up’s new app addition brings virtual trade show a step closer

ShowSourcing, the Brussels-based company behind a universal app to provide trade show buyers with a self-contained sourcing environment for exhibitions, has announced additions to its services, including streamlining trade show product sourcing for buyers and sellers, and bringing the entire process under a single roof. The new product, the company says, leads to more supplier-side collaboration, including built-in exhibitor details for trade fairs, and real...

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04 Oct 2018
Sky’s the limit for expanded CTICC in Cape Town
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Sky’s the limit for expanded CTICC in Cape Town

The Cape Town International Convention Centre’s sky bridge is taking shape over Heerengracht Avenue. The steel-and-glass design will connect the CTICC’s two buildings. “We are very excited about our sky bridge which we believe is both beautiful and functional. The sky bridge is being constructed to connect CTICC 1 and CTICC  2 and will allow for the seamless movement of delegates between the two buildings....

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03 Oct 2018
IEG acquires controlling stake in Prostand and Colorcom
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IEG acquires controlling stake in Prostand and Colorcom

The Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), which acquired 51% of US stand contractor FB International Inc. in March, has continued on the acquisition trail, with the purchase of 60% of Rimini-based stand contractor Prostand. The deal also brings IEG 100% control of Colorcom Allestimenti Fieristici (which has branches in Vicenza and Milan). The acquisition means the formation of a new platform in the stand fitting sector,...

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02 Oct 2018
New NürnbergMesse Board chair underscores trade shows’ economic impact
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New NürnbergMesse Board chair underscores trade shows’ economic impact

Bavarian finance minister Albert Füracker (pictured) has taken over as chair of NürnbergMesse Supervisory Board from Nuremberg Lord Mayor Dr Ulrich Maly. Füracker said of the planned change, effective 1 October: “NürnbergMesse has risen to the Champions League of exhibition companies over the past few decades. Its current investment initiative shows that this success story is also going to continue with panache over the next...

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01 Oct 2018
KLCC strengthens ties with North American market
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KLCC strengthens ties with North American market

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has announced a new partnership with New York-based Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), a global destination marketing organisation for meetings and conventions. The partnership is designed to help drive the venue’s presence and business opportunities in the North American market. The Centre’s general manager, Alan Pryor explained: “We are excited to be working closely with MCIntl’s managing partners Michel...

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14 Sep 2018
HKCEC reports record attendance and plots further advances
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HKCEC reports record attendance and plots further advances

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) reports that its fiscal year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018) saw 1,061 events take place at the venue, including 166 international and local conferences and 118 exhibitions. Total attendances at all events totalled 8.2m and conference topics covered topics including start-up, franchising, diving and resorts, technology for the elderly, finance, medical science, cloud technology, amusement and...

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12 Sep 2018
Record numbers for 8th Expo Project Fair in Hangzhou
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Record numbers for 8th Expo Project Fair in Hangzhou

The Expo Project Fair for International Co-operation (EPFIC 2018), a key B2B event in China for promoting co-operation in the global exhibition industry, reports record visitor numbers for its 8th edition in Hangzhou International Expo Center, eastern China, recently. The event, which drew 1,200 participants (including 150 trade visitors), was co-organised by Hangzhou MICE Industry Coordination Office and China International Conference and Exhibition Magazine Agency....

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10 Jul 2018
Ex-UBM man Simon Mills appointed executive director at ExCeL London
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Ex-UBM man Simon Mills appointed executive director at ExCeL London

Former UBM group director Simon Mills is to join ExCeL London in the UK as executive director. He will have commercial responsibility for Exhibitions, Media and Food & Beverage. Mills has spent the past 17 years at global event and conference organiser UBM. His most recent role was group director of the Brand, Design and Protection Portfolio, overseeing a portfolio of 17 products. During that...

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26 Jun 2018
SITE’s new CITP certification exam to be offered at IMEX America
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SITE’s new CITP certification exam to be offered at IMEX America

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP), a new, designation for mid to senior level incentive travel professionals offered by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is to be offered at IMEX America later this year. Since its launch at IMEX Frankfurt last month, the programme has seen 25 incentive professionals already earning their CITP designation. Registration is open for the Vegas public sitting of the CITP exam,...

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22 Jun 2018
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