Asia


GL events takes controlling stake in China’s CIEC Union Asia

GL events, the integrated event industry group, has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in China state-owned CIEC (China International Exhibition Center Group) Union. The acquisition sets the stage for significant inroads by GL events into China’s promising exhibition market. The deal is subject to MOFCOM1 approval and is for 55% of CIEC Union. CIEC is a subsidiary of CCPIT2, which will retain 39%...

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Why cutting-edge Busan is on the rise in South Korea AsiaFeatures

EW investigates how South Korea’s southern port powerhouse is layering the country’s leading technology, sectoral strengths and new venue capacity to strengthen its place as a key Asian trade and exhibition hub.   Vogue, vogue… South Korea’s second city, Busan, centre of the country’s film industry and key port, is increasingly leveraging its sectoral strengths to power its exhibition and events destination credentials. A vibrant...

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Comexposium moves up a gear with Indonesia Motorcycle Show Asia

Global event organiser Comexposium has announced the addition of Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS is the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia and will take a new route under the direction of Seven Event, Indonesian professional exhibition organiser (PEO), the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API. Previously organised by API, IMOS was a biennial since...

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SACEOS announces Aloysius Arlando as its 9th President Asia

The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has announced that Aloysius Arlando has succeeded Janet Tan-Collis as President. Since 2010, Mr Arlando has been the Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, with business interests in the management of the award-winning Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. The industry veteran previously helmed various leadership positions in Singapore’s public sector...

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre delivers RM888 million to Malaysia Asia

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Malaysia delivered RM888 million of economic impact to Malaysia in 2018, according to the venue. It welcomed 2.18 million visitors throughout the year, an increase of 45% from 2017. It also played host to 1,485 events in the year, 17% more than 2017. The Centre’s General Manager Alan Pryor commented: “We are delighted with our performance last year,...

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tfconnect opens Asia office Asia

International exhibitions industry recruitment company tfconnect has opened a regional office in Singapore, designed to serve the Asian and wider region. tfconnect Asia is led by its Managing Partner, Andrew Lee, who has many years’ experience in the events industry, having worked at companies including Reed Exhibitions, AsiaWorld Expo, Pico Group, International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, and Six Flags Entertainment. Joining the Asia...

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MACEOS appoints Ping as new Executive Director Asia

The Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS) has appointed Ms Ho Yoke Ping, as its new Executive Director (ED), effective 1 January 2019. Ms Ho or better known by the industry as Ping, has been charged with injecting fresh perspectives into the long-standing association of 29 years and coming up with strategic plans, including communications, government relations as well as partnership...

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UBM Malaysia appoints new Country GM Asia

UBM Malaysia has announced a new Country General Manager – Gerard Leeuwenburgh. The appointment was effective 2 January and he is now leading UBM Malaysia’s effort to accelerate growth and reporting to Ian Roberts, Regional Executive Director of ASEAN. Leeuwenburgh has been in the MICE industry for over 25 years and has worked for Jaarbeurs, VNU Exhibitions in various leadership roles. Prior to joining UBM,...

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First ever Brand USA Pavilion® set for ITB China 2019 AmericasAsia

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation of the United States, has announced its support for business travel fair ITB China by conducting a Brand USA Pavilion® in 2019. Positive feedback from US exhibitors at ITB China 2018 prompted the move by Brand USA to include ITB China 2019, 15-17 May, in Shanghai, in its global Brand USA Pavilion® Program and is recognition of the show’s...

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ITB China and China Tourism Association extend their strategic partnership Asia

Travel exhibition ITB China and China Tourism Association have extended their strategic partnerships. The move comes ahead of the next edition of ITB China, which is set to take place from 15-17 May in Shanghai. David Axiotis, General Manager of ITB China and Rungang Zhang, Secretary General & Vice President of China Tourism Association, signed a corresponding partnership agreement on 10 January. CTA’s engagement in...

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