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ITB Asia focusing on $180bn Muslim travel market AsiaWorld

Asian travel trade show ITB Asia is set to focus on the US$180bn Muslim travel market for its 2018 edition. The show has partnered with CrescentRating and Halal Trip for the Halal in Travel summit, which is now in its third year. Its key theme will be ‘Innovation & Technology in the Muslim Travel Space’. ITB Asia will also be launching a newly dedicated Muslim...

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ART SG is a new art fair coming to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel AsiaWorld

ART SG is a new art fair coming to Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel, from 1-3 November 2019. It is organised by AngusMontgomery Arts, Tim Etchells and the MCH Group, who plan to make it an annual event which engages with established collectors as well as new buyers. The organisers have previous experience of establishing new fairs in Hong Kong, with ART HK and Art...

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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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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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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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Amex M&E are ensuring booming business in China remains compliant Asia

American Express Meetings & Events (Amex M&E) has launched an enhanced solution designed to protect meetings and events organisers against risk in China. Major fines and penalties accrued by multinational organisations conducting meetings and events in China have attracted negative headlines in recent years. Amex M&E’s new solution is designed to maximise control throughout the end-to-end meetings process, and help mitigate key risks such as...

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Malaysia Business Events Week is focused on the future Asia

The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has unveiled the fourth edition of the Malaysia Business Events Week. It will take place from 12-14 August 2018 at the Genting International Convention Centre in Pahang. MBEW is a platform for industry stakeholders to converge, communication and debate issues that impact the future growth and sustainability of the business events industry. The theme of this year’s event is...

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New UFI partnership prepares next generation of eventprofs AsiaWorld

UFI, the global association for the exhibitions industry, has joined a new partnership with SACEOS Singapore. The two groups have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see them collaborating on a programme for talent and executive development. The ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ aims to improve the future-readiness of exhibitions professionals in the region. It will have industry-first recognised certification, and hopes to launch...

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Informa releases half-year financial results for 2018 AsiaWorld

Global B2B information services group Informa PLC has released its six-month financial figures for the period ending 30 June 2018. Revenue during this period was £957m (US$1.26bn). Among the other key findings were improving revenue growth, reported at +4.6%, and increased adjusted operating profit, reported at +3.3% to £294m (US$387m). Informa reported a free cash flow up 4.9% to £119m (US$157m). Their balance sheet showed...

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