Pico’s revenues up 5.5% in first half

Hong Kong, 19th June: Earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings announced its interim results for the six months ended 30th April 2019. Revenues were US$315 million, representing year-on-year growth of 8%. Profit from core operations in the first half increased by 5.5%, amounting to US$24 million. Diluted earnings per share in the six-month period were HK$0.0995 (US$0.013).

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Global Exhibitions Day 2019 celebrated around the world

Paris, 6th June: The fourth edition of Global Exhibition Day (GED) was held on 5th June 2019. GED aims to highlight the exhibition industry’s value and role as a driver of economic growth.

GED 2019 promoted four core advocacy messages, including UFI’s recently released global and regional data related to the economic impact of exhibitions, which underscores how important exhibitions are in contributing to total economic output, job creation and GDP growth. GED activities were held in some 90 countries and regions on 5th June. A total of 41 GED partner associations supported and joined the celebrations.

Questex Asia closes media and publication division

Asia, 30th May: Media and events company, Questex Asia, announced the closure of its Asia media and publication division, including publications based in Singapore and Hong Kong.

According to media reports, Questex’s shuttered the titles at the end of May. However, Questex’s Asian event business, managed out of its Singapore office, will continue to operate, while the Hong Kong office will be closed. Catherine Wong, senior vice president, will continue to lead the Questex Asia team.

Deutsche Messe expands portfolio in Indonesia

Hannover/Jakarta, May: International exhibition organiser, Deutsche Messe, will join forces with Indonesian tradeshow company Wakeni, to organise a woodworking machinery and components event, IFMAC – International Furniture Manufacturing Component Exhibition.

The two companies will jointly organise the 8th edition of IFMAC for the first time running from 9th to 12th October 2019 at the Jakarta International Expo. According to Deutsche Messe, IFMAC 2018 featured over 300 exhibitors from 23 countries and attracted more than 13,000 visitors from 37 countries and regions.

67,000 visitors at THAIFEX 2019

Bangkok, 28th May: Organised by Koelnmesse, the 16th edition of THAIFEX-World of Food Asia concluded recently attracting over 67,000 trade visitors from 134 countries. THAIFEX was held at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center.

Running from 28th May to 1st June, the five-day show occupied an exhibition area of 107,000 m2, occupying all 11 halls at IMPACT. A total of 2,745 exhibitors from 42 countries and regions participated in the show – including 28 start-up companies.

ILTM Asia Pacific 2019 features 570+ suppliers

Singapore, 4th June: The second edition of ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) Asia Pacific was held from 27th to 30th May 2019 featuring 572 suppliers from across the region. According to organiser, Reed Travel Exhibitions, the 2019 edition was 10% larger than the edition in 2018.

ILTM portfolio events introduce luxury travel brands to visitors and ILTM Asia Pacific targets on various geographic markets in the region. According to ILTM Asia Pacific, there were significant increases in trade buyers from Australia (9%), Korea (21%), Malaysia (33%), New Zealand (133%) and the Philippines (38%). In addition, visitors from Bangladesh, Moldova, Armenia, and Belarus attended the show for the first time.

UBM opens inaugural edition of Cosmoprof India

Mumbai, 12th June: The inaugural edition of Cosmoprof India opened on 12th June at the Bombay Exhibition Center (BEC). A total of 232 companies from 23 countries participated in the event – covering an exhibition area of 10,260 m2.

Organised by BolognaFiere and UBM India, the show ran until 14th June and it focused on the future of the beauty industry in India. Cosmoprof India exhibitors featured a wide range of products including ingredients/raw materials, machinery and equipment, primary and secondary packaging services and finished products. Trade visitors included wholesalers, distributors, sales agents, manufacturers, packaging and machinery specialists and suppliers, salon owners and retailers.

CPhI China to draw 50,000+ visitors

Shanghai, 23rd May: CPhI & P-MEC China 2019 will run from 18th to 20th June, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). It is expected to attract more than 50,000 visitors from over 120 countries. It is co-organised by Informa Markets, the China Chamber of Commerce of Medicines & Health Products Importers & Exporters (CCCMHPIE), and Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets.

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Agritechnica Asia launches new editions in Thailand and Myanmar

Thailand/Myanmar, 5th June: Agritechnica Asia, positioned as the leading platform in South East Asia for agricultural machinery solutions, will launch two new events, “Agritechnica Conference & Exhibition – Prepare Yourself for Tomorrow’s Agri-Business” in Thailand and “Agritechnica Asia live – Field Demonstrations of Agricultural Machinery” in Myanmar later this year.

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