Wednesday, May 09, 2007

China-India ties blossom in F2F

One of the more interesting trends we've been noticing in face-to-face of late is the emergence of China as the next big exporter of events. No surprise, you may say; they've cleaned up in exporting everything from sports shoes to alarm clocks. So, why not own the exhibitions at which they sell these things? Food for thought for the traditional giants of the exhibitions industry.

The latest such initiative to come across the BSG radar screen is a note on Bhupesh Trivedi's excellent Indian Media Observer. The post reports:

China National Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corporation (CMEC), in collaboration with India’s Worldex GEC, is holding an engineering exposition, “International Machinery & Equipment Exhibition”
It goes on to to note that this Mumbai event will be a "China-only" show.

Expect to see more of these events in India, elsewhere in Asia and even in other parts of the world. The textiles division of CCPIT has already been running its own show in New York for a couple of years.

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