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Sarawak running agri-fam trip to promote agriculture growth Asia

Sarawak Convention Bureau is set to spur the Malaysian state’s agriculture sector growth with plans to leverage Business Events through its new platform feeding in to government ministries and agencies – the BESarawak Alliance (BESA).a One of BESA’s first initiatives is an agriculture-based familiarisation trip (Agri-Fam) taking place in conjunction with the inaugural Sarawak AgroFest 2018, 20–28 October 2018. “To realise our goal of becoming...

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Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre partners with Ungerboeck Asia

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre (RICEC) in Saudi Arabia has formed a partnership with event management software company Ungerboeck. RICEC is a newly developed state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facility, owned by the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ungerboeck will be providing venue sales, operation and financial management solutions to the centre. RICEC will streamline their bookings and operational processes with Ungerboeck to provide...

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HKTDC survey at Electronics Fair highlights trade fears from Sino-US political friction Asia

The recently concluded 38th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 22nd electronicAsia attracted 87,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions over a four-day period. Buyer attendance grew from a number of countries and regions including mature markets such as Canada, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan and the UK, and emerging markets such as Brazil, the Chinese mainland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Russia. More than...

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Russia: open to the exhibition world AsiaEuropeFeatures

In this month’s cover feature, EW speaks to three key figures in the Russian events industry, and hears how the country is putting itself on the industry map.   Alexey Kalachev, director of the Russian Convention Bureau, is leading a new strategic push for events in Russia: “The turnover of congresses in the world is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion, of which Russia’s share...

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MITEC signs exclusive international partnership with GICEC Asia

The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center (GICEC) in China have sealed an exclusive collaborative partnership. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was recently signed between MITEC and GICEC marks an official partnership that is expected to increase cooperation and foster greater ties between two trading nations. Signing on behalf of MITEC, CEO Gunther Beissel remarked...

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IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific make big splash in Bangkok Asia

Over 3,000 delegates and 360 exhibiting organisations attended the 26th Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and 21st Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific double bill event in Bangkok, Thailand. They were joined by 500 hosted buyers and media for the three-day event, 18-20 September 2018. The event hosted a record 29 networking functions and 21 knowledge sessions. IT&CMA exhibition stand take up was up...

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Skybridges pave the way for continued growth in Thailand Asia

The 250-metre-long skybridge from ibis Bangkok IMPACT in Thailand, which leads to the venue’s exhibition halls, is now open to serve hotel guests and visitors. The Thai venue also recently completed a second 200-metre-long bridge connecting Cosmo Bazaar Outlet to indoor and outdoor parking lots, helping to accommodate visitors to KCON 2018 Thailand, Miss Universe 2018 and more. The upgraded facilities are recognising the need...

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Energy-saving and green tech set to be centre stage at Eco Expo Asia Asia

The 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia is set to draw 330 exhibitors, when it runs 25-28 October at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, the show is expecting groups from the Chinese mainland’s Hunan, Zhaoqing and Inner...

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ADNEC sails into October events fest with International Boat Show Asia

The inaugural Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS 2018), which comes to Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) 17-20 October, is set to push Abu Dhabi into new waters as a global leisure marine destination. October promises some very busy waters for ADNEC, which will host 10 leading regional and international events across key sectors at its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain venues during the...

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

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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