Tarsus unveils new Brand Print portfolio

Worldwide, 22nd November: The Tarsus Group announced the launch of a new portfolio of trade shows, Brand Print, targeting the branded print market.


According to Tarsus, there will be four events planned under Brand Print umbrella: Brand Print Thailand – Bangkok, Brand Print Turkey – Istanbul, Brand Print China – Guangzhou, and Brand Print Mexico – Mexico City.


Subcon Indonesia co-located with Manufacturing Indonesia

Jakarta, 21st November: Pamerindo Indonesia, a UBM plc subsidiary, is set to open its Manufacturing Indonesia at Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) next week. It will run from 5th to 8th December 2018. More than 1,600 companies will exhibit at the show and it is expected to draw some 34,000 trade visitors.


Newly launched Subcon Indonesia will be co-located with Manufacturing Indonesia, where local subcontractors will have the opportunity to present their products, services and capabilities to the market in Indonesia.


KLCC hosts nearly 1,200 events in year-to-date

Kuala Lumpur, 28th November: As of 31st October 2018, a total of 1,189 events were held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) featuring more than 1.85 million participants.


The number of association meetings held at KLCC reached a new record high in 2018 – including 11 European association meetings. According to KLCC, the venue contributed RM 788 million (US$188 million) in economic impact to Kuala Lumpur.

Messe Düsseldorf China reports strong results in 2018

China, 27th November: Messe Düsseldorf China (MDC) and Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai (MDS) have reported record show results in 2018.


In China, MDS organised 12 trade shows and conferences in the year resulting in gross area sold of 656,000 m2. That represents a 32% increase year-on-year. A total of 8,761 national and international exhibitors showcased their products at these events, up 20% compared with last year. Some 440,000 visitors and buyers attended these events – that is an increase of 32% year-on-year.

Macau’s MICE attendees up 20% in Q3

Macau, 26th November: Earlier this week, Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) released its MICE statistics for the third quarter of 2018. In the quarter, a total of 311 MICE events were held in Macau, seven events more than the same quarter last year. The total number of participants grew 20% reaching 697,000 in the quarter.


According to DSEC, among the 311 MICE events, a total of 283 were meetings and conferences, four events more than the previous year. However, the total number of participants dropped 20% down to about 48,000.

Japan wins bid to host World Expo 2025

Japan, 26th November: Japan has won the bid to host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka running from 3rd May to 3rd November 2025. The theme of World Expo 2025 will be “Designing a Future Society for Our Lives”.


The 2025 World Expo will be officially known as the Osaka-Kansai Japan Expo, which will showcase advanced technologies – especially focusing on artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology. It will also highlight technologies designed to help meet the United Nations 2030 sustainable development goals in the areas of health and welfare – particularly in ageing societies.