New opportunities in Brazil

On September 15, 2014, UBRAFE (Uniao Brasileira dos Promotores de Feiras) members, exhibition organisers, venue management and suppliers will meet in Sao Paolo, Brazil, at the Imigrantes Exhibition & Convention Center. Participants will learn more about the Brazilian market, UFI?s plans in the region and have the opportunity to meet

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WORLD SPA AND WELL-BEING CONVENTION 2014 ANTICIPATES 50% VISITOR RISE

ASIA - The Thai Spa Association will host the World Spa and Well-being Convention 2014 alongside Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok 2014 for the first time this September.

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Key player in the plastics market

Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2014, the 24th International ?stanbul Plastics Industry Fair, organised by Tüyap Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. in cooperation with Pagev (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation), will be held from December 4 to 7, 2014 at Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center. Turkey is the key player in the plastics market of the Eurasia region with its strong

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REED MIDEM LAUNCHES MIP CANCUN

EUROPE - Reed MIDEM, organiser of MIPTV/MIPCOM, has launched a regional Latam TV Buyers Summit, MIP Cancun, to take place at the JW Marriott Cancun Hotel on 19-21 November.

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New smelters boost revenues

The Middle East aluminium industry will come under the global spotlight with the fourth edition of the Aluminium Middle East exhibition, which will be held from April 14 to 16, 2015 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). Expected to attract over 200 exhibitors from 25 countries, the event will bring together top regional and international producers, suppliers and

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BIOFACH INDIA RELOCATES TO ADLUX INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE

ASIA - Messe Nuremburg is moving its Biofach India event to the ADLUX International Convention Centre, Kochi this November.

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New needs create new shows

Japan?s first Wearable Expo - wearable device technology expo - takes place from January 14 to 16, 2015 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo. Organised by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd, the show will run concurrently with Nepcon Japan, Automotive World and Lighting Japan. The show is aimed at manufacturers from different businesses, for example, smart glasses, powered exoskeletons, healthcare devices, smart

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DUBAI EXPO 2020 SITE "PROGRESSING WELL"

MIDDLE EAST - The next phase of the master planning for the Dubai Expo 2020 site is said to be progressing well ahead of the 2020 event.

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New segmentation

The new team behind Motortec Automechanika Madrid (March 11 to 14, 2015), Spain?s leading international trade fair for the automotive industry at Feria de Madrid, has announced its new plans to further boost the sector and create yet more business opportunities for professionals, companies and associations. Initial talks with the sector forecast further growth of the fair in terms of those

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REED EXHIBITIONS JAPAN PREPARES FOR SECOND WORLD SMART ENERGY WEEK OSAKA

ASIA - Reed Exhibitions Japan is expecting more than 20,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors at the second World Smart Energy Week Osaka on 3-5 September.

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Global Sources reports six month revenue of $92.8 million

Global Sources Ltd. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrich, said: \"In the second quarter, our export trade shows in Hong Kong performed very well and featured our largest-ever electronics series, including the inaugural Mobile Electronics show. Our fully integrated offering of online marketplaces and trade shows provides a

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MESSE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AND ZHUHAI AIRSHOW LAUNCH AERO ASIA

ASIA - Messe Friedrichshafen has partnered with the organiser of Airshow China, Zhuhai Airshow, to launch general aviation trade show, AERO Asia, in 2015.

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Aero Asia is landing in China

The organisers of Airshow China, Zhuhai Airshow Co., Ltd., and Messe Friedrichshafen, organisers of the international aviation fair Aero, are jointly planning a general aviation exhibition in China to be named Aero Asia and hosted every two years. The first edition of the air show will take place October 28 to November 1, 2015 on the exhibition grounds of Zhuhai Airport. The next Aero

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LOS ANGELES CC CONTINUES ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY DRIVE

AMERICAS - The Los Angeles Convention Center has replaced 80 per cent of its sprinklers located throughout the facility's outdoor areas, in an ongoing effort to promote environmental sustainability.

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Samantha Taranto

AEG Ogden announced the appointment of Samantha Taranto as the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) communications director. A senior communications and public relations professional, Samantha?s 14 years of experience spans communications consulting and in-house corporate affairs with companies including AMP Capital, the GPT Group and Weber Shandwick. Opening

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Gillian Taylor

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) general manager, Trevor McCartney announced the appointment of Gillian Taylor as OCEC?s director of business development. Taylor joins the centre after having worked for the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority for the past eight years. Another appointment is John Burke as

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Jaime Rosov

Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced management changes for IBTM America 2015 (renamed following AIBTM 2014) with Jaime Rosov appointed as Event Director. Michael J. Lyons, who has been at the helm of AIBTM for the past two years, is leaving to pursue other personal career interests. Rosov has worked on several of Reed Exhibitions? large-scale events in

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State-of-the-art event destination in Nigeria

Construction is going on at the new Calabar International Convention Centre (CICC) in Calabar, Nigeria. Opening in February 2015, the state-of-the-art, multifunctional convention centre will host events for national and global audiences comprising business, government and international associations. Total floor space will be 35,000 m², the main hall will have 2,000 seats. The total capacity of

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Inaugural edition of SPS Automation Shanghai officially announced

Messe Frankfurt has confirmed the launch of SPS Automation Shanghai in 2015 as the latest member under the umbrella of the worldwide SPS IPC Drives series. The show will be held concurrently with PCIM Asia from June 24 to 26, 2015 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition Center. The fair is jointly organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH and Shanghai Pudong

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