Hong Kong, 11th October: Earlier this week, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, delivered her first policy address in which she announced plans for a new exhibition venue to be built near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in the Wan Chai district on Hong Kong Island.Read More
Tokyo, 12th October: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s (TMG) plan to close Tokyo’s largest purpose-built exhibition venue, Tokyo Big Sight (TBS), during the 2020 Summer Olympics has led to street protests by Japan’s exhibition industry association.Read More
Sydney, September: International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) reports that the new venue is off to a strong start. In 2017, ICC Sydney secured 66 trade and consumer exhibitions – of which 42% are new to market and new to Darling Harbour. The remainder are returning shows serving industries such as healthcare, retail, food & beverage, and tourism & travel.Read More
Bangkok, 28th September: International optical fair, Silmo, has announced plans to expand to Bangkok next year. Silmo Bangkok will be held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center from 20th to 22nd June 2018.Read More
Kuala Lumpur, 2nd October: Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has announced two promotions, Ms. Tan Mei Phing as Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications, and Mr. Izad Ismail Abdullah as Manager, PR & Communications.
In her new position, Ms. Mei Phing will be responsible for the Marketing & Communications Division, including Marketing & Branding, Industry & Product Development, PR & Communications, and Market Research. She will report directly to CEO of MyCEB, Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif. While, Mr. Izad will manage PR & Communication activities for MyCEB’s Business Events and Malaysia Major Events divisions.
Hong Kong, 28th September: Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings Limited has formed a new company, “Imaginators”. The new company will support the “Pico+” offerings.
The new company offers services such as strategic audits and analysis, customer intelligence, the creation of IP events and live experiences, and communications strategies and tactics.
Indonesia, 3rd October: Earlier this week, Tarsus Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding with RAI Amsterdam agreeing to launch Intertraffic Indonesia 2018.
Intertraffic Indonesia 2018, running from 31st October to 2nd November at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo), will be co-located with Indonesia Infrastructure Week (IIW) and Konstruksi Indonesia and The Big 5 Construct Indonesia. The new event will feature road infrastructure, traffic management, road safety, parking and smart mobility technologies. It is expected to attract visitors including road infrastructure project owners, public transport and toll road operators, transportation operators.
Singapore, 29th September: According to media reports, Singapore secured several large-scale events in the first half of 2017 ranging from world congresses to regional exhibitions to conferences. Some of the events will be held for the first time in Southeast Asia bringing Singapore an additional 20,000 visitors.
Recently confirmed congresses include: International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) Annual Meeting to be held in 2021 featuring some 1,200 healthcare professionals; the 20th International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE) in 2022 with more than 4,000 endocrinologists; and the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA) in 2024, targeting 8,000 delegates. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) will bring two events, the 46th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) in 2020 featuring 1,300 overseas attendees; and IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing in 2022 with about 2,000 attendees. The two congresses will be held for the first time in Southeast Asia.
Asia & Europe, 28th September: The Wall Street Journal has announced plans to end print editions in both Europe and Asia due to increasing costs and decreasing advertising revenues. The European edition was launched in 1983, while the Asia edition was launched in 1976. Both editions will end later this month.
As a result of the decline in advertising revenues, The Wall Street Journal has introduced “WSJ 2020” which is a three-year plan to encourage news consumers to access The Journal via their mobile phones. According to The Wall Street Journal, ad revenue fell 12% in the most recent quarter, but the publication has 1.3 million digital-only subscribers.
Bangkok, 27th September: Last week, at the Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) and the Corporate Travel World Asia-Pacific (CTW Asia-Pacific), the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced its marketing and communications campaign for 2018.
Entitled “THAILAND CONNECT Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success, decoded with chapters of possibilities,” the 2018 campaign will focus on three key pillars: 1) Fascinating Destination – Explore vibrant destinations brimming with captivating inspirations; 2) Business Empowerment – Resourceful Thailand offers essential collaborations for international opportunities; and 3) Professional Passion – Meet passionate professionals with a touch of Thai vibrancy.
Hangzhou, 25th September: China’s largest e-commerce company, the Alibaba Group, has announced plans to invest RMB 5.3 billion (US$807 million) in Cainiao Smart Logistics Network Limited, Alibaba’s logistics affiliate. This will raise Alibaba’s stake in the business from 47% to a majority position of 51%.Read More
Hong Kong, 27th September: Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) released the results of its annual exhibition survey. A total of 83 exhibition organisers responded including both “trade” and “trade and consumer” event organisers. To quality, the organisers must have hosted an event with a minimum size 2,000 m2 held during the previous year.Read More
Kuala Lumpur, 21st September: International exhibition organiser, UBM plc, announced at its security, fire and safety event, IFSEC Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur that future editions of the event will alternate between Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur beginning next year.Read More
Hong Kong, 22nd September: Mega Expo (formerly known as Kenfair), a Hong Kong-based exhibition and event organiser, announced its financial results for the year ended 30th June 2017. The company reported total revenues of US$13 million – down 36% compared to the previous year. The company reduced its net loss to US$5.03 million compared with a loss of US$8.7 million in 2016.Read More