SIGGRAPH Asia 2018: the largest in its history

Tokyo, 13th December: SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, the “ACM SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies in Asia,” posted new record numbers at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan. Close to 10,000 participants from 60 countries and regions attended SIGGRAPH. Visitors included computer graphics professionals, researchers, consumer enthusiasts and various trade visitors. According to the organiser, this 11th edition of the conference was the largest event in its history.

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HKTDC opens three fairs in January

Hong Kong, 2nd January: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open three concurrent shows later this month at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). These events are expected to feature nearly 3,000 exhibitors. Running from 7th to 10th January, the three shows are: Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and Hong Kong International Stationery Fair.

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Providence acquires CloserStill for US$431m

London, 20th December: Global asset management firm, Providence Equity Partners, announced that the company has signed an agreement to acquire CloserStill Media, a U.K.-based trade show and event organiser, for £340 million (US$431 million). Providence has experience owning exhibition businesses. Previously, Providence held stakes in Clarion Events and George Little Management in the U.S.

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