Friday, October 17, 2014
News this week: Earlier this week, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) held two co-located electronics trade shows at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) with a combined attendance of 4,100 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions.
According to the HKTDC, more than 130 buying missions consisting of 9,900 trade buyers from 68 countries and regions were invited to the twin shows. The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) focuses on finished electronic products with new product zones this year highlighting wearable technology, health monitoring gadgets and 3D printing.
Co-organised with MMI Asia Pte Ltd, electronicAsia showcases electronic components and production technologies including printed circuit boards, display technologies and solar photovoltaic technologies. Both trade shows took place from 13th to 16th October.
News this week: UBM Asia (Thailand) is set to hold the second edition of INTERMACH Myanmar and SUBCON Myanmar from 29th to 31st October 2014 at the Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon. The trade shows will showcase the latest business tools and high-tech machinery products.
According to UBM, the co-located events will feature more than 50 leading industrial part-makers from Thailand, and some 500 pieces of machinery from more than 150 exhibiting companies originating from 16 countries and regions. The shows will host four group pavilions consisting of exhibitors from Japan, Thailand, China and Taiwan.
Mr M Gandhi, managing director (ASEAN Business) of UBM Asia, said, “After the outstanding success of INTERMACH and SUBCON in Thailand, ASEAN's largest international industrial machinery and subcontracting exhibition, INTERMACH Myanmar and SUBCON Myanmar 2014 is set to follow the same road to success. The show’s inaugural event in 2013 proved to be the perfect place for businesses to source new technology and inspect industrial machinery.”
News this week: Earlier this month, trade show organiser, AMB Exhibitions, hosted more than 250 exhibitors at the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh. The co-located trade shows CAMFOOD Expo and CAMHOTEL were held at the Diamond Island Exhibition Centre from 8th to 10th October 2014.
Covering the hotel and food and beverage industries, exhibitor products at the shows included meat, seafood, juices, wine, spirits, beer, coffee, bakery, kitchen equipment and supplies, toiletries and furnishing and beddings. According to AMB, exhibitor products and services originated from 23 countries and regions including Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China and the U.S.
Andrew Siow, director of AMB Events Group, said, “We know how difficult it is to source for hotel and food and beverage supplies in Cambodia. By having the exhibition here, operators and owners will no longer need to travel overseas.”
News this week: UBM Asia (Thailand), a subsidiary of UBM Asia, has announced plans for the third edition of Thai Water in 2015. The biennial trade show focuses on the water and waste water treatment industry and will be held from 10th to 13th June at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Thai Water is supported by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
UBM expects Thai Water to attract exhibitors representing 1,500 brands from 25 countries and regions, and spread over 5,000 m2 of gross exhibition space. The event will feature group pavilions from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Germany. Thai Water will be held concurrently with Pumps & Valves Asia and will feature an extensive seminar programme.
Mr Sanchai Noombunnam, group director at UBM Asia (Thailand), said, “Thailand’s industrial sector has always been growing, but as more organisations have seen trade opportunities in the ASEAN region we are faced with new challenges especially regarding water. By organising Thai Water 2015, our goal is to increase water management efficiency in both industrial and household sectors. We will offer a comprehensive range of technologies that provide answers to intelligent water management across the board.”
News this week: Earlier this week, Nasdaq-listed Global Sources hosted 3,700 booths at its China Sourcing Fair’s fall electronics show at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The show was held from 11th to 14th October including three electronics-focused events: Electronics & Components, Security Products, and the Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components.
The 2014 fall electronics show showcased the latest consumer electronics including a variety of suppliers from Mainland China, Korea and nine other countries – most of whom are private manufacturers. In addition, the show also featured dedicated pavilions for in-car electronics and GPS, computer systems and peripherals as well as the debut of the home electronics pavilion.
Tommy Wong, president of Global Sources Exhibitions, noted, “Future development in the consumer electronics industry will be focusing on home, automotive and office. In adopting these new themes for our Electronics & Components show, we are leading the way in providing buyers with the products and intelligence they need to serve their customers. Products like digital health and fitness, digital imaging and accessories, electronics gaming and accessories, car safety and security products, and smart home products will all be featured at the show to provide buyers a convenient platform accessing to all related products under one roof.”
News this week: The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) unveiled its 2015 marketing campaign “Invent-Clone-Upgrade” to increase the number of trade fairs and exhibitions hosted in Thailand.
In preparation for the formation of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, TCEB’s three-pronged marketing strategy is looking to encourage eligible organisers to “invent” new types of trade fairs; “clone”, or replicate some of the country’s most successful fairs in other zones; and lastly to “upgrade” the standard of existing Thai trade fairs.
According to TCEB, the MICE industry generated revenues of US$2.7 billion in 2013, of which US$424 million came from the exhibition and trade fair sector. Looking ahead, the bureau forecasts MICE revenue in 2014 to increase by 10% reaching US$3 billion, while MICE visitor arrivals are expected to reach 888,210 this year.
Friday, October 10, 2014
News this week: Last week, The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) unveiled a new, major initiative, “Thailand CONNECT The World” at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2014. Thailand is expected to attract more than one million MICE travellers in 2015 adding US$3 billion to the Thai economy. TCEB expects about 70% of the international MICE visitors will come from Asian markets with the rest primarily coming from Europe and the U.S.
The campaign focuses on three pillars of the Thai MICE industry: destinations, businesses and people. The campaign also leverages the upcoming implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 which will put Thailand at the centre of an economic region with 3.4 billion people.
In 2014, Thailand expects to host close to 890,000 international MICE visitors generating total revenues of US$2.9 billion.
News this week: The state of Madhya Pradesh in central India is planning to offer developers a subsidy to build convention centres in a bid to improve on the state’s current MICE infrastructure.
The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (MPTDC) is planning to offer subsidies of up to US$1.6 million and stated that it has land banks at Sanchi, Orchha, Khajuraho and other urban centres to attract developers to invest in tourism projects including convention and exhibition centres.
In the state capital of Bhopal, the new Brilliant Convention Centre opened in 2013, which has a 2,300 m2 convention hall and a similarly sized indoor exhibition hall. According to the MPTDC, there are also plans to develop a second convention centre by the private sector.
News this week: NürnbergMesse’s alliance in India, ExpoNova Exhibitions and Conferences (India) Pvt, will launch a new joint event with German publisher, Verlag für chemische Industrie (SOFW), to focus on the care and cleaning industry. The new event will be held from 4th to 5th March 2015 at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai.
The new event will be held concurrently with the existing HPCI India (Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference India), under the new title of “HPCI India in Cooperation with The Indian Care Chemical Convention”. The event will feature the original categories covering raw materials and ingredients for cosmetics and cleaning products, manufacturing processes and formulation of cosmetic and personal care products, and household cleaning agents. Newly added content will include the “Care Chemical Convention”.
Co-CEOs of the NürnbergMesse Group, Dr Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann, issued a joint statement saying, “The cooperation increases business for the NürnbergMesse Group in two ways. ExpoNova extends its event portfolio with another key trade fair for the Indian market, and NürnbergMesse India takes over the organisation of the event.”
News this week: The 40th edition of Taitronics – Taipei International Electronics Show was held from 6th to 9th October 2014 at the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) Nangang Exhibition Hall.
Co-organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (TEEMA), this year’s TAITRONICS featured more than 500 exhibitors occupying 1,200 booths, which showcased the latest products and technologies at the four-day event. The theme of this year was “Green Electronics, Smart Living” and focused on sustainable development and the growing role of electronics in daily life.
According to TEEMA president David Chen, wearable device shipments are expected to reach 74 million units this year, led by smartwatches. The organisers also estimated the business deals completed during TAITRONICS to value at US$500 million.