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  1. Automotive show attracts 1,500 exhibitors to NECC Shanghai
  2. Record number of exhibitors joins Messe Düsseldorf’s wire & Tube China
  3. Alibaba.com partners Australia’s Bigcommerce
  4. Global Sources holds gifts and home show at AWE
  5. UBM signs long-term agreement with SNIEC, releases Q3 results
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Automotive show attracts 1,500 exhibitors to NECC Shanghai

News this week: Earlier this week, the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) – NECC Shanghai – successfully concluded its inaugural event attracting some 1,500 exhibitors. Previously held in Beijing, the China International Auto Products Expo (CIAPE) ran from 19th to 21stOctober 2014.

NECC Shanghai is Asia’s largest purpose-built exhibition centre. CIAPE utilised the venue’s entire north hall covering 106,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor exhibition space in total. CIAPE was divided into 10 product segments covering the likes of finished vehicles, auto parts, tuning products, motorcycles and accessories. According to NECC Shanghai, the three-day show attracted some 130,000 visitors.

NECC Shanghai is situated in Hongqiao district on the west side of Shanghai. The Shanghai Metro opened two exits at the East Xujing station to cater to the travelling public. NECC Shanghai is expected to be fully operational by 2015, and will provide 400,000 m2 of indoor exhibition space over 13 large halls (28,800 m2 each) and three smaller-scaled halls (10,000 m2 each).

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Record number of exhibitors joins Messe Düsseldorf’s wire & Tube China

News this week: German trade show organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, reported the participation of 1,461 exhibitors from the wire, cable and tube processing industries at the wire & Tube China in Shanghai. The twin shows took place from 24th to 27thSeptember 2014 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) and the Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute, more than 38,000 trade visitors attended the shows. The organisers reported strong participation from China and other overseas regions including Germany, Austria, France, Italy and North America.

Werner M. Dornscheidt, CEO of Messe Düsseldorf, said, “Messe Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf China and their local partner MC-CCPIT and SECRI are very satisfied with the outcome of the fair. With the rapid growth of wire & Tube China, we managed to not only exceed the visitor and exhibitor results from 2012 but to also strengthen our position as Asia’s leading wire, cable and tube trade fair.”

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.
    

Alibaba.com partners Australia’s Bigcommerce

News this week: Alibaba Group’s B2B e-commerce platform, Alibaba.com, has teamed up with Sydney-based Bigcommerce to launch an integrated sourcing service. Vendors on Bigcommerce will now have direct access to Alibaba’s suppliers from its own platform.

Bigcommerce vendors will also be able to access other Alibaba.com services including its payment protection program and quality control inspection. Bigcommerce is an e-commerce platform serving small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and operates offices in Sydney, San Francisco and Austin. According to the company, it currently has a user base of more than 55,000 retailers.

Michael Lee, director of global marketing and business development at Alibaba.com, commented, “We are partnering with Bigcommerce to make it easy for our customers to do business anywhere in the world. Alibaba.com and Bigcommerce together are building an integrated ecommerce ecosystem and helping introduce more small- and medium-sized merchants and online stores to the global market.”

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Global Sources holds gifts and home show at AWE

News this week: Earlier this week, B2B media company Global Sources held two co-located China Sourcing Fairs: Gifts & Premiums and Home Products at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 19thto 22nd October. A new “Olympic Sourcing Zone” featuring sports-related merchandise was launched at the Gifts & Premiums event this year.

Separately, Global Sources announced the completed launch of its new industry vertical – “Mobile Electronics”. Global Sources launched its China Sourcing Fairs: Mobile Electronics in 2014, which is complement by other industry-specific content offered through its online marketplace, magazine, sourcing alerts and mobile app. The inaugural April 2014 Mobile Electronics trade fair featured 1,050 booths.

Spenser Au, CEO of Global Sources, said “Mobile electronics is a multi-billion dollar with strong growth across all categories and geographies – nearly 2 billion mobile phones will be sold during 2014. Meanwhile, the wearables category is set to explode reaching US$8 billion by 2018. Our services were developed to help buyers in this industry make the right decision – at the right time – by delivering products, suppliers and intelligence through the channels of their choice.”

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.
    

UBM signs long-term agreement with SNIEC, releases Q3 results

News this week: One of UBM Asia’s joint venture companies in China, Shanghai-based UBM Sinoexpo, has signed a ten-year strategic cooperation agreement with the Shanghai New International Expo Centre(SNIEC) effective from 2014 to 2023.

UBM reports UBM Sinoexpo’s operations have grown by an average of 10% annually – with exceptionally high growth rates of 23% and 38% recorded in 2007 and 2011 respectively. In 2014, UBM Sinoexpo rented a total of 880,000 m2 of exhibition venue space across China versus total net space sold of 433,451 m2 from trade fairs – for an average utilisation rate of 49.3% during the year.

Separately, UBM plc reported its third quarter interim results ended 30 September 2014. Management expects underlying performance to remain on track for the full year, and highlighted the strong performances of several Greater China-based trade shows. During the quarter, UBM invested US$11.9 million in its events business, which included the acquisition of U.K.-based Seatrade Communications earlier this year.

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