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  1. Interstoff Asia in Hong Kong attracts 221 exhibitors
  2. New space unveiled at Sydney Showground
  3. Suntec signs contract extension with IDEM Singapore
  4. New venue opens in Kaohsiung as Fastener Fair opens
  5. UBM’s MIFF attracts nearly 20,000 visitors, 500 exhibitors
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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 21stMarch 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 m2of pillar-less indoor exhibition space bringing the total to 32,000 m2for 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 14thto 15th April. Organisers estimate 2,000 overseas visitors attended the two-day trade show. The KEC features gross indoor space of 18,000 m2across 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 20thedition 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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