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Sri Lanka Tourism unveils exhibition with traditional dance and music Asia

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has announced it will officially open the Travel Industry Exhibition with a celebration of traditional dance, music and authentic Sri Lankan food. The two-day exhibition will be launched by a media event, which will take place in the Gold Room, Dockside Darling Harbour, Wharf 3 in Sydney. It will include a number of special guest speakers from both Sri...

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A statement from San Diego Convention Center CEO regarding failed expansion Americas

Clifford Rippetoe (pictured), CEO of the San Diego Convention Center, has issued a statement regarding the expansion to the site, after its planned funding fell through: “I am proud to be the President and CEO of the world-class San Diego Convention Center. “While all of us here are disappointed that the current funding initiative will not be on the ballot this November, we will continue...

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Madrid fair promotes cine-tourism to famous film and TV locations Europe

IFEMA, the trade fair institution of Madrid, has announced it will be bringing a new tourism campaign to FITUR, its international tourism trade fair. FITUR will be held in Madrid from 23-27 January 2019, and will feature the FITUR-cine/screen tourism section. This will be dedicated to promoting tourism to areas which have featured in popular films and TV shows. IFEMA says this is a growing...

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New UFI Asian trade fair report shows growth in China, India and more AsiaWorld

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has released the 14th edition of its ‘Trade Fair Industry in Asia’ annual report. The report covers 17 markets, including Greater China and Southeast Asian markets, Japan, Korea, India, Pakistan, Australia, Combodia and Myanmar. It provides complete data on these regions up to 31 December 2017, with additional figures and commentary on likely trends for 2018. Looking at...

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Five tips to attract more visitors to your exhibition booth Expert OpinionWorld

Melissa Colton, project manager at DD Exhibitions, provides her top five tips for attracting more visitors to your exhibitions booth. _________________ The world of exhibitions is an exciting and stimulating one, full of competing sights and sounds. It’s no wonder you’ve been left scratching your head, contemplating how you can possibly stay ahead of the pack and get noticed. The main key here is effort...

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Sydney is hosting a robot World Cup in 2019 AustralasiaWorld

Following the excitement of the recent FIFA World Cup in Russia, Sydney is about to host its own version using robots. RoboCup 2019 will be held at the ICC Sydney from 1-8 July 2019. Over 30 soccer pitches will be built to accommodate the 2,000 participants and 20,000 spectators. The robots are powered by artificial intelligence rather than by remote control. Over 100 teams from...

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The innovative tech behind Fast & Furious Live Europe

Real-time motion tracking system BlackTrax has been used to help bring arena show Fast & Furious Live to venues across the UK and Europe. The show features a mix of real vehicles and professional drivers with state-of-the-art projections, set design and stunts, recreating some of the series most iconic moments. The show featured creative art direction from Kate Dawkins Studio, in collaboration with projection design...

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Two upcoming shows put Thailand’s construction industry on the road to greatness Asia

INTERMAT ASEAN 2018 and Concrete Asia 2018 are two upcoming trade shows taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 6-8 September. The shows will focus on the construction, infrastructure and concrete sectors in the region, and are organised by IMPACT Exhibition Management Co Ltd. At a pre-show press conference, the Ministry of Transport shared their investment plans for the construction industry, which includes building and upgrading...

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This state-funded literary festival is championing freedom in Malaysia Asia

The George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) returns to Penang, Malaysia later this year, from 22-25 November. Funded by the State Government of Penang and is produced by Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB). It will feature over 80 writers, poets, thinkers and performers from more than 20 countries. The festival, which is celebrating its eighth edition this year, attracted more than 4,500 attendees in 2017,...

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Joe Manby partners with renewable energy expo OOE 2018 Europe

Event services specialist Joe Manby Limited has been appointed to provide services to Ocean Energy Europe (OOE) 2018. OOE is an annual specialist conference and exhibition focused on renewable energy ocean technologies. Joe Manby will provide integrated event services to the event, which is being staged at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) from 30-31 October. OEE 2018 is organised by Ocean Energy Europe, the...

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