Melbourne Convention Bureau posts record results

Melbourne, 10th October: This week, the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) released a report outlining strong results for the financial year 2018-19. According to MCB, 229 events were secured in the financial year, generating an economic impact of $507 million (US$356 million), bringing over 136,000 visitors to the state and generating over 226,000 room nights along with A$45 million (US$32 million) in direct revenues for the accommodation sector.

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HKTDC’s Electronics Fair features 3,800 exhibitors

Hong Kong, 13th October: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) opened the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicAsia earlier this week at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The co-located shows ran from 13th to 16th October drawing more than 67,000 buyers from 141 countries and regions.

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HKTDC to open electronics & lighting fairs

Hong Kong, 3rd October: Despite the ongoing protests, Hong Kong’s autumn peak trade show season is now well underway. The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open four trade shows later this month, including Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), electronicAsia, Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo.

Positioned as the world’s largest electronics marketplace, the concurrent Electronics Fair and electronicAsia will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) running from 13th to 16th October. About 4,300 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions are expected to showcase their products at the concurrent shows. The Electronics Fair is organised by the HKTDC, while electronicAsia is jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Limited.

The Lighting Fair will run from 27th to 30th October, also at HKCEC, while the Outdoor and Tech Light Expo will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 29th October to 1st November. The two fairs will present some 3,100 exhibitors.

Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Acting Executive Director, stated, “The four upcoming fairs have attracted about 7,430 exhibitors in total, a figure on a par with last year, showing that the recent social unrest in Hong Kong has not affected global exhibitors’ confidence in relation to attending trade fairs in the city, and that Hong Kong remains attractive as a global marketplace.”

Sources: HKTDC press release, Exhibition World article

Interfilière Shanghai concludes with record visitor numbers

Shanghai, 9th October: Comexposium’s Eurovet Asia concluded the 15th edition of its event, Interfilière Shanghai last month posting record attendance numbers.

Running from 26th to 27th September at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, the two-day trade fair showcased 150 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions presenting products including fibres, fabrics, lace, accessories, embroidery, OEM & ODM, machinery as well as textile designers, trend agencies and certification institutions. The organiser stated that the event recorded a 15% increase in the number of visitors. The top 12 countries and regions for trade visitors at the event were China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.S., Russia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Poland and India.

Yvette Hu, Managing Director, Eurovet Asia, said, “This highly anticipated edition celebrated great success. The show was immersed in a very dynamic and business-driven ambience, where we’ve seen booths being fully occupied across 2 days, visitors actively hopping from hall to hall for sourcing and seeking for inspirations. The high contentment and involvement of our industry stakeholders has once again proven Interfilière Shanghai to be the most professional and quality B2B sourcing and networking event of the year in Asia.”

Source: Comexposium press release

Informa Markets holds successful beautyexpo Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 4th October: International exhibition organiser, Informa Markets, opened its beautyexpo in Malaysia running from 4th to 7th October at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

The show featured six dedicated zones: Beauty Salon, Hair Salon, Make-up & Education, Nail Salon, OEM/ODM, and Halal Beauty. The organiser expects the show to attracted nearly 16,000 visitors.

A seminar programme, business matching platform, and workshop were held during the exhibition. The seminar programme featured sessions on industry insights and the latest topical trends in various geographic markets. The business-matching service aimed to provide an “efficient and personalised platform for exhibitors and visitors.” Finally, a hair workshop was conducted by leading stylists from around the region.

Source: PR Newswire article

400 exhibitors at Cloud Expo in Singapore

Singapore, 8th October: The 7th edition of Cloud Expo Asia was held on 9th and 10th October at Marina Bay Sands and it showcased some 400 global exhibitors.

The organiser, CloserStill Media, expected the event to draw some 18,000 senior decision-makers from across the Asia Pacific region. Exhibitors offered products and services covering cloud computing, cyber security, big data, data centres, e-commerce and digital marketing.

Cloud Expo Asia was co-located with other enterprise technology events including Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data World, Smart IoT Singapore, Data Centre World, eCommerce Expo Asia, and Technology for Marketing Asia.

Separately, CloserStill Media unveiled plans launch a new veterinary conference and exhibition, Singapore Vet, together with The Royal Veterinary College and the Singapore Veterinary Association running from 11th to 12th October at Suntec Singapore. The exhibition will reportedly feature more than 100 exhibitors and target veterinary professionals in Southeast Asia.

Source: Exhibition World article

450+ brands at Medtec China 2019

Shanghai, 26th September: London-based Informa Markets opened its Medtec China 2019 on 25th September bringing more than 450 brands to the show, which was held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. In its 15th edition, Medtec China 2019 ran until 27th September. It attracted more than 25,000 professional visitors will attend the three-day show.

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Galaxy officially announces new venue in Macau

Macau, 25th September: Earlier this week, the Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), a Macau-based integrated resort, hospitality and entertainment group, officially unveiled its latest planned development – the Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) and Galaxy Arena which scheduled to open in the first half of 2021.

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9,000+ booths at Global Sources’ autumn shows

Hong Kong, 26th September: Global Sources will host its autumn series of trade shows in October at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) featuring more than 9,000 booths of electronics, lifestyle and fashion products. The series includes Global Sources Electronics, Global Sources Lifestyle, and Global Sources Fashion.

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