ICC Sydney hosts 66 exhibitions in 2017

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.

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MyCEB announces promotions in marketing & communications team

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.

Pico forms “Imaginators”

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.

Tarsus to launch Intertraffic Indonesia

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 secures large events

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.

Wall Street Journal to stop print editions in Europe & 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.

TCEB unveils 2018 marketing campaign

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.

HKECIA survey: Positive trends for Hong Kong

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.

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Mega Expo reduces its loss

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.

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