ITE’ revenues up 11% in FY2018, Chinacoat up 20%

London, 4th December: International event organiser, ITE Group plc, recently released its financial results for the year ended 30th September 2018. Revenues for the year were £175.7 million (US$229 million), representing growth of 11% on a like-for-like basis. Profit before tax was £35.4 million (US$46 million), compared to £31.6 million (US$43 million) in 2017. In addition, the company’s forward bookings for FY2019 were up 11% on a like-for-like basic.

In Asia, ITE generated revenues of £25.7 million (US$33 million) in the current financial year, which represents an increase of 10% on a like-for-like basis. The company organised a total of 29 events in the region during the year. Overall, ITE had a stronger biennial year with three new launches, which offset the disposal of TradeLink in Malaysia.

In China, ITE continues to maintain offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Its flagship event, Chinacoat/Surface Finishing China (SFCHINA), was held in November 2017 in Shanghai recording 20% growth reaching sales of over 48,000 m2.

3,350 exhibitors at bauma China 2018

Shanghai, 30th November: The latest edition of bauma China 2018 – an international trade fair serving the construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles sectors concluded last week, posting record numbers. The biennial event was held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), running from 27th to 30th November.

A total of 3,350 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions showcased their products and services at the show representing an increase of 13% compared with the previous edition held in 2016. The exhibition covered an area of 330,000 m2 including two new halls and outdoor areas. Approximately, 212,500 visitors attended the show representing a 25% increase over the last edition.

Largest ever Labelexpo India

India, 4th December: International exhibition organiser, Tarsus Group, recently concluded the 6th edition of its Labelexpo India, which was its largest edition to date, according to the organiser.

Running from 22nd to 25th November, the biennial show took place at the India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Nodia. A total of 250 exhibitors were showcased at the event covering an exhibition area of 7,073 m2 compared with 200 exhibitors occupying 5,900 m2 at the previous edition in 2016.

UBM to launch OSH in Bangladesh in 2019

Mumbai, 29th November: UBM India, a UBM plc company, opened its Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) India on 29th November at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai.

During the show, the organiser announced plans to launch a preview show of OSH in Dhaka, Bangladesh next year. OSH will expand to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region next year, with the preview edition of OSH Bangladesh in Dhaka running from 18th to 20th April 2019.

ITB China launches the ITB China Buyers Circle

Shanghai, 28th November: A leading event serving China’s travel industry, ITB China, plans to launch a new event targeting professional Chinese travel buyers. The ITB China Buyers Circle will be held from 12th to 15th December at Wanning in Hainan Province.

The Buyers Circle will feature a custom networking, content-exchange and procurement platform exclusively available for professional Chinese travel product procurement managers. It is expected that approximately 50 leading Chinese travel agencies will participate the inaugural event to discuss topics such as the development opportunities in island adventure travel for Chinese travellers.

IE expo expands portfolio in Chengdu

Chengdu, 29th November: Messe München has announced plans to expand its event portfolio focused on the environmental technology industry by adding a new event, IE expo Chengdu in 2019 running from 27th to 29th June at the Western China International Expo City.

According to the organiser, the new event will focus on the market in China’s western provinces. The Chengdu Municipal People’s Government, the Chengdu Environmental Protection Bureau and the Chengdu Expo Bureau have agreed to partner with Messe München and support the show.