Hong Kong - The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre MD Cliff Wallace, CFE, has been honoured with the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Convention Center/Exhibit Hall Committee of the International Association of Assembly Manager
China - Tourism officials from the Shanghai 2010 World Expo are visiting Taiwan in October to promote the event to the Taiwanese people.
Australia - In conjunction with its new brand campaign â€˜Got a Passionâ€™, the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia has launched a free series of information booklets to aid new exhibiting companies.
USA - Total Solutions Marketing for the Exhibit and Event Professional opens 20 July in McCormick Place, Chicago, and has announced a record sponsorship and preferred partner programme.
Germany - Italy remains the largest exhibitor at German trade fairs, according to an AUMA report out this week.
Switzerland - Logistics association IELA is moving its base from Switzerland to the UK and reforming as a not-for-profit company following a successful challenge to the board.
Germany - Fespa is introducing a VIP visitor marketing service to help secure key buyers at Fespa 2010 in Munich.
Bahrain - ArenaLea, a partnership formed by UK-based companies Arena Group and Lea International, has won the â‚¬20 million (US$27.7 million) contract for the construction of the buildings and interiors for the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow.
UK - British Airways is offering US executives free travel to Europe to promote their companies from today.
US - UBM now owns and controls RISI after acquiring the remaining 48 per cent of the company from Pegasus Partners II for $14.3m.