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  1. Alibaba signs MOU with CII
  2. UBM launches new Indian event, concludes 2nd Kolkata jewellery show
  3. 1,800+ exhibitors join HKTDC’s fashion events
  4. Construction on schedule for Sydney’s ICC venue
  5. KLCC sets new record in 2014
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Alibaba signs MOU with CII

News this week: China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, has signed an MOU with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to collaborate on trade and e-commerce opportunities between Indian and Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through its B2B arm – Alibaba.com.

Under the MOU, Alibaba will work with CII to run e-certificates programmes in India and help Indian SMEs to develop their business by engaging in partnerships with overseas businesses. The MOU will also help Indian SMEs to build brand image at both B2B and B2C levels through collaborations on promotional, training and educational activities.

Head of Global Business Development for Alibaba, Timothy Leung, said, “India is one of the key markets for Alibaba.com. We are confident that the CII and Alibaba.com partnership will support greater business engagement between Indian SMEs to the rest of the world.”

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UBM launches new Indian event, concludes 2nd Kolkata jewellery show

News this week: Last week, UBM India announced the launch of Personal Care India Expo 2015, a new trade show focusing on personal care, cosmetic and home care ingredients, and the machinery and packaging industries. The three-day show will take place at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan from 19th to 21st August.

UBM expects the inaugural show to attract around 150 exhibitors and 4,000 participants from around the world. Personal Care India Expo is supported by various industry bodies including the Chemexcil – Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics Export Promotion Council, Indian Home and Personal Care Industry Association (IHPCIA), Fragrances and Flavours Association of India (FAFAI), EU Chamber of Commerce, Oil Technologists’ Association of India (OTAI), and the All India Cosmetic Manufacturers' Association (AICMA).

Separately, UBM India concluded the second edition of Kolkata Jewellery & Gem Fair (KJGF ‘15) hosting more than 200 exhibitors and 6,000 trade visitors. KJGF ’15 was held at the Milan Mela Exhibition Complex from 10th to 12thJanuary, and hosted in association with the Calcutta Gems & Jewellery Association.

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1,800+ exhibitors join HKTDC’s fashion events

News this week: Billed as Asia’s largest fashion event, the HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter opened earlier this week concurrently with co-located event, HKTDC World Boutique, Hong Kong. The trade events were held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 19th to 22nd January.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council(HKTDC), the two fashion events together reported an exhibitor number of more than 1,800. The 46th edition of Fashion Week attracted some 1,500 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, with first-time participants originating from Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal and the Netherlands.

More than 600 brands were exhibited at the 13th World Boutique, where more than 300 first time participants from Finland, Nepal, New Zealand, South Africa and the U.S. exhibited this year. A new feature at this year’s show was the Fashionally Pavilion, which focused on designs from local designers.

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Construction on schedule for Sydney’s ICC venue

News this week: The acting premier of New South Wales and Minister for Trade and Investment, Troy Grant, has announced construction of the new exhibition, convention and entertainment facilities at Sydney’s Darling Harbour is on schedule for its planned opening in December 2016.

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) has welcomed the news and claims the site has been completely transformed over the past 12 months which now shows evidence of the new structures rising since demolition began. According to Sydney’s CVB, Business Events Sydney (BESydney), 19 major international business events have already been secured for the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

Joyce DiMascio, chief executive of EEAA, commented, “With a redevelopment of this scale it’s good to know that construction by Lend Lease is progressing well and according to the timetable shared with industry. EEAA members are major users of the exhibition and convention centre precinct and so it’s very pleasing to know that at this stage we can look forward to an on-time return to the site.”

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KLCC sets new record in 2014

News this week: The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) celebrated its 10th year in operation by setting a new record in 2014. During the year, a total of 1,759 events were held at the venue attracting more than 1.97 million delegates. The number of events increased from 1,565 in 2013, while delegates were up from the 1.96 million recorded in 2013.

According to KLCC, the Entertainment segment grew the most by 40%, followed by the TenOnCall segment’s 14% increase, the Banqueting & Functions segment and Exhibitions segment both rose by 9%. Since its opening in June 2005, KLCC has reportedly served more than 17.6 million visitors through the hosting of 9,969 events, and contributed RM 5.5 billion (US$1.5 billion) in economic impact towards the Malaysian economy.


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