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  1. UFI’s survey: contrasting perspectives in key exhibition markets
  2. TCEB wins new events for Thailand
  3. HKTDC’s book fair hits record numbers
  4. 15,000 visitors at Malaysian F&B packaging, labelling expo
  5. Venue in Penang collects 2015 bookings
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UFI’s survey: contrasting perspectives in key exhibition markets

News this week: Earlier this week, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, announced the results of its 13th Global Exhibition Barometer Survey, with a majority of respondents reporting a continual increase in revenues since 2011 which is expected to continue in the coming year. The survey was answered by 201 companies from 63 countries.

According to the survey, an average of 70% of companies in all regions declared an increase in revenue in 2014. However, 56% of the respondents declared that the impact of the “economic crisis” on their business is still ongoing with most anticipating its end in 2015. At a national level, a relative slowdown is expected in China where 25% of respondents declared an increase of 10% of their annual profit for 2014, compare to 52% for 2013.

Paul Woodward, UFI’s managing director, commented, “Our survey confirms that the exhibition media remains globally strong despite continuing economic challenges. UFI’s Global Barometer has become an important indicator for the industry and its stakeholders. Building on these encouraging results, we are planning to further develop the national insights that we introduced for the first time in this edition of the report.”

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TCEB wins new events for Thailand

News this week: The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced the securing of a host of major international MICE events scheduled for the second half of 2014 and into 2015.

Recent major trade shows secured include Food & Hotel Thailand 2014, Intermach 2015 and ProPak Asia 2015. A long list of international conventions and congresses include the 10thInternational Mycological Congress, IT&CMA Asia, CTW Asia Pacific Corporate Travel World 2014, 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 delegates, and the Harmony World Puppet Carnival, which is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees. Another event, the Unicity Global Convention is expected to attract more than 50,000 business travellers.

Mr Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, president of TCEB, commented, “Winning major bids for international MICE events of this calibre, which will take place in Thailand from the second half of 2014, reflects the strong international confidence business communities around the globe have in Thailand. We look forward to extending our famous warm Thai hospitality and world-class MICE services to 157,930 high quality business travellers during the final quarter of the 2014 fiscal year.”

This post is excerpted from BSG's weekly e-newsletter which is part of our subscription research service, BSG Tracker. Visit our websiteto find out more about this service. You can also follow us on Twitterfor all the latest updates.
    

HKTDC’s book fair hits record numbers

News this week: Earlier this week, the 25th edition of the Hong Kong Book Fair opened at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The week-long event runs through to next Tuesday, 22ndJuly.

The organiser, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), expects a record 570 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions. Beyond the exhibition itself, the HKTDC states that there are some 300 culture-related events being held during the book fair’s run.

The exhibition was opened on 16th July by Carrie Lam, the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Chief Secretary for Administration – along with HKTDC’s Executive Director Fred Lam.

This post is excerpted from BSG's weekly e-newsletter which is part of our subscription research service, BSG Tracker. Visit our websiteto find out more about this service. You can also follow us on Twitterfor all the latest updates.
    


15,000 visitors at Malaysian F&B packaging, labelling expo

News this week: The 25th edition of the (extensively named) “Malaysia International Packaging and Labeling, Food Processing and Bakery Equipment and Plastic, Mould and Die Exhibition” was held in Kuala Lumpur last week.

Organised by ES Event Management, the exhibition was expected to attract 15,000 trade visitors from Malaysia and across Asia. In addition, more than 400 companies occupied some 800 booths at the Putra World Trade Centre.

Speaking at the exhibition, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong pushed Malaysian businesses to be more competitive and internationally-focused. He was quoted as stating, “It is very important for the local players to grow and become globally competitive, through product innovation and improved productivity, as well as venturing into the global market.”

This post is excerpted from BSG's weekly e-newsletter which is part of our subscription research service, BSG Tracker. Visit our websiteto find out more about this service. You can also follow us on Twitterfor all the latest updates.
    

Venue in Penang collects 2015 bookings

News this week: The refurbished sPICE venue in Penang has been operating as an exhibition hall despite the fact that construction continues on some of the facilities. Formerly known as the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), it is now known as the Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre (sPICE).

The SPICE venue is managed by S P Setia Berhap Group and it currently offers 3,100 m2 of exhibition space. The completed complex will offer convention space, retail shops, restaurants and hotels.

Kheng Ho Yeoh, senior manager of sPICE, commented, “sPICE Convention Centre is the main convention and exhibition hall, spanning 4,500 m2 and able to accommodate 450 banquet tables, 260 exhibition booths and 8,000 people for theatre style seating… The completion of the main Spice Convention Centre is estimated to be in the third quarter of 2016, followed by the business-class hotel a year later.”

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