Thursday, April 17, 2014

Interstoff Asia in Hong Kong attracts 221 exhibitors

News this week: Messe Frankfurt’s spring edition of Interstoff Asia Essential, which took place from 19th to 21st March 2014, attracted 221 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions – including Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Macau, mainland China, Taiwan and Thailand.

Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), more than 7,000 visitors from 41 countries and regions attended the three-day trade show. According to Messe Frankfurt, visitors from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the U.S., Macau, India, Australia and the U.K. made up the top ten countries and regions.

Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK), said, “While the visitor number remained stable compared to last year, we are happy with the quality of buyers, so are our exhibitors. The textile and garment industry in Hong Kong has formed a Garment Development Committee, led by the Honourable Felix Chung – a government lawmaker, to figure out a way to further boost the garment retail and wholesale market in the city.”

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New space unveiled at Sydney Showground

News this week: Last week, the Sydney Showground launched a new brand campaign to reflect the official opening of its new multi-purpose building, which is now operational for the first time since its completion in early March. The newly opened Halls 6 and 7 will provide an additional 10,000 m2 of pillar-less indoor exhibition space bringing the total to 32,000 m2 for the venue.

Peter Thorpe, general manager of Sydney Showground, said, “Big is what differentiates us in the market place and we want to ensure that all of our customers, their customers and most importantly, their visitors have a ‘Big Experience’ each and every time they attend an event at Sydney Showground.”

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Suntec signs contract extension with IDEM Singapore

News this week: The Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre has announced a contract extension with Koelnmesse to host the next two editions of its dental trade show, IDEM Singapore in 2016 and 2018.

IDEM Singapore was recently held at Suntec from 4th to 6th April 2014 attracting 500 exhibitors from 38 countries – a 20% rise over 2012. The dental trade show and conference increased its floor space by 30% this year to cover more than 16,000 m2, and featured pavilions from eleven countries. According to Koelnmesse, a total of 7,842 attendees from 61 countries attended the show and conference.

Michael Dreyer, Asia Pacific vice president of Koelnmesse, commented “We will continue to strengthen IDEM Singapore’s position as the preferred platform for companies looking to launch new dental solutions into Asia, by continuing to bring in the key buyers from the region. We hope that IDEM Singapore will grow to become not only a gateway to Asian markets but also a portal to the rest of the world.”

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New venue opens in Kaohsiung as Fastener Fair opens

News this week: Earlier this week, the Taiwan International Fastener Show (Fastener Taiwan) was the inaugural event at the official opening of the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC). The Fastener Show attracted 350 exhibitors and was held from 14th to 15th April. Organisers estimate 2,000 overseas visitors attended the two-day trade show. The KEC features gross indoor space of 18,000 m2 across two halls as well as 7,200 m2 of outdoor space.

There were 850 (standard) exhibitor booths, double the number recorded in the previous edition in 2012, featuring fastener services, production, equipment, tools, testing instruments and raw material.

According to the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), which organised the show, more than 1,500 international buyers applied through its global branches to participate at the show this year – an increase of 30% compared with the 2012 edition.

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UBM’s MIFF attracts nearly 20,000 visitors, 500 exhibitors

News this week: UBM Asia’s Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) recently concluded its 20th edition and reported attendance of 19,472 visitors from 141 countries and regions – a 6% increase from last year’s 18,397 visitors. The show featured over 500 exhibitors this year from 13 countries and regions.

The five-day show was held from 4th to 8th March at two venues - Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC). According to UBM, 6,171 international buyers were drawn to this year’s show which covered a gross area of 80,000 m2. Buyers included a first-time delegation from the Belgium Furniture Manufacturers Association and trade groups from Japan and South Korea.

Datuk Dr Tan Chin Huat, chairman of MIFF, commented, “Within the global furniture trade network, MIFF is commonly known for our type of ‘home-style service and atmosphere meets serious furniture buyers.’  The entire team is pleased that our 20th anniversary event continued to embody our philosophy of serving our customers and industry well and with style.”

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3,300 exhibitors at HKTDC Spring Electronics Fair & ICT Expo

News this week: The Hong Kong Trade and Development Council (HKTDC) attracted more than 3,300 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions to its concurrent events: the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and International ICT Expo both held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The trade fairs were held from 13th to 16th April showcasing a wide range of products and services in the electronics and ICT industries. The Electronics Fair attracted 2,760 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions this year including first-time exhibitors from Brazil, France, Indonesia, Portugal and Thailand. Two new zones were featured this year offering the latest 3D printers and smart devices and accessories.

The ICT Expo featured more than 600 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions. Eight major pavilions from Australia, Russia, China, India, Canada, Taiwan, Korea and New Zealand participated in the show. Two new zones featured at the ICT Expo were Telecom, Network & Data Centre as well as the Mobile & Digital Marketing zone.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Messe Frankfurt partners to organise 2 fairs in Guangzhou

News this week: Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt (HK), and the Guangdong Toy Association (GDTA) have signed a Letter of Intent to confirm Messe Frankfurt’s role in organising the Guangzhou International Toy and Hobby Fair and the Guangzhou International Stroller and Baby Product Fair beginning in 2015. Both shows are jointly organised by GDTA and the Guangzhou Litong Exhibition Company.

The Guangzhou International Toy & Hobby Fair and the Guangzhou International Stroller & Baby Product Fair are currently in their 26th and 5th editions, respectively. Both shows were held from 8th to 10th April 2014 at Guangzhou’s Poly World Trade Center Expo (PWTC).

Mr Li Zhuo Ming, executive vice chairman of GDTA, commented, “Messe Frankfurt has an extensive global network and is a highly-regarded exhibition organisation. I have no doubt that our core competences will benefit both organisations and help us to build a stronger international profile for the Guangzhou International Toy and Hobby Fair. I look forward to working closely with Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd to map out the direction of our potential partnership.”

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Food & Hotel Asia in Singapore draws 3,000+ exhibitors

News this week: Earlier this week, the 2014 edition of Food&HotelAsia (FHA) and concurrently held Wine&SpiritsAsia (WSA) opened at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre covering a total exhibition space of 102,000 m2 – up 10% over the previous edition in 2012.

Organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), a member company of Allworld Exhibitions, the trade shows were held from 8th to 11th April and attracted more than 3,000 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions. SES expects around 45,000 trade visitors to attend FHA and WSA.

FHA is made up of six specialty shows, including Bakery&Pastry, FoodAsia, HospitalityStyleAsia, HospitalityTechnology, HotelAsia, and the newly added SpecialtyCoffee&Tea. FHA featured a total of 63 international group pavilions. Organised as a separate event since 2010, WSA featured 168 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions this year.

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Record number of exhibitors at HKTDC’s spring lighting fair

News this week: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) closed the sixth edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) earlier this week with a new record of nearly 1,100 exhibitors – up 6% over last year.

The show ran from 6th to 9th April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). First-time exhibitors featured this year originated from Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Italy, Malaysia and New Zealand. Malaysian exhibitors were also featured in a group pavilion. More than 18,000 buyers attended the four-day show, with buyers from the U.S., Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand and Poland posting double-digit growth.

This year’s highlights included the Avenue of Inspiration, a new zone featuring new designers and design start-ups. Other speciality zones at the show included the Hall of Aurora, World of LED & Green Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Display World, Lighting Accessories, Parts & Components, Technical & Outdoor Lighting, and World of Chandeliers.

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400 exhibitors join UBM’s inaugural IFEX

News this week: UBM Asia has recently concluded the inaugural edition of its Indonesia International Furniture Expo (IFEX) which hosted 400 exhibiting companies at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center (JIExpo). Running from 11th to 14th March, the event showcased various types of furniture, decorations and handicraft items covering all available space at JIExpo.

According to UBM, the three trade days attracted 6,113 buyers from 108 countries and regions, of which 2,021 originated from overseas. The top 10 visiting countries were Australia, China, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the U.K. IFEX also hosted several official buyer delegations including groups from Belgium and Turkey.

Christopher Eve, senior vice president of UBM Asia, commented, “We expect IFEX to increasingly become one of the leading furniture exhibitions in the region as more venue capacity becomes available for expansion of the exhibition… By coordinating the dates of IFEX with those of our Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF), we can offer international furniture buyers with convenient one-trip, two-stop access to two of Asia’s leading sources of furniture – Malaysia and Indonesia.”

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