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  1. Messe Frankfurt partners to organise 2 fairs in Guangzhou
  2. Food & Hotel Asia in Singapore draws 3,000+ exhibitors
  3. Record number of exhibitors at HKTDC’s spring lighting fair
  4. 400 exhibitors join UBM’s inaugural IFEX
  5. Global Sources’ spring sourcing shows to host 6,800 booths
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Messe Frankfurt partners to organise 2 fairs in Guangzhou

News this week: Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary, Messe Frankfurt (HK), and the Guangdong Toy Association (GDTA) have signed a Letter of Intent to confirm Messe Frankfurt’s role in organising the Guangzhou International Toy and Hobby Fair and the Guangzhou International Stroller and Baby Product Fair beginning in 2015. Both shows are jointly organised by GDTA and the Guangzhou Litong Exhibition Company.

The Guangzhou International Toy & Hobby Fair and the Guangzhou International Stroller & Baby Product Fair are currently in their 26th and 5theditions, respectively. Both shows were held from 8th to 10thApril 2014 at Guangzhou’s Poly World Trade Center Expo (PWTC).

Mr Li Zhuo Ming, executive vice chairman of GDTA, commented, “Messe Frankfurt has an extensive global network and is a highly-regarded exhibition organisation. I have no doubt that our core competences will benefit both organisations and help us to build a stronger international profile for the Guangzhou International Toy and Hobby Fair. I look forward to working closely with Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd to map out the direction of our potential partnership.”

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Food & Hotel Asia in Singapore draws 3,000+ exhibitors

News this week: Earlier this week, the 2014 edition of Food&HotelAsia (FHA) and concurrently held Wine&SpiritsAsia (WSA) opened at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre covering a total exhibition space of 102,000 m2 – up 10% over the previous edition in 2012.

Organised by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), a member company of Allworld Exhibitions, the trade shows were held from 8thto 11th April and attracted more than 3,000 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions. SES expects around 45,000 trade visitors to attend FHA and WSA.

FHA is made up of six specialty shows, including Bakery&Pastry, FoodAsia, HospitalityStyleAsia, HospitalityTechnology, HotelAsia, and the newly added SpecialtyCoffee&Tea. FHA featured a total of 63 international group pavilions. Organised as a separate event since 2010, WSA featured 168 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions this 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. 
    

Record number of exhibitors at HKTDC’s spring lighting fair

News this week: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) closed the sixth edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) earlier this week with a new record of nearly 1,100 exhibitors – up 6% over last year.

The show ran from 6th to 9th April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). First-time exhibitors featured this year originated from Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Italy, Malaysia and New Zealand. Malaysian exhibitors were also featured in a group pavilion. More than 18,000 buyers attended the four-day show, with buyers from the U.S., Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand and Poland posting double-digit growth.

This year’s highlights included the Avenue of Inspiration, a new zone featuring new designers and design start-ups. Other speciality zones at the show included the Hall of Aurora, World of LED & Green Lighting, Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Display World, Lighting Accessories, Parts & Components, Technical & Outdoor Lighting, and World of Chandeliers.

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.
    


400 exhibitors join UBM’s inaugural IFEX

News this week: UBM Asia has recently concluded the inaugural edition of its Indonesia International Furniture Expo(IFEX) which hosted 400 exhibiting companies at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center(JIExpo). Running from 11th to 14th March, the event showcased various types of furniture, decorations and handicraft items covering all available space at JIExpo.

According to UBM, the three trade days attracted 6,113 buyers from 108 countries and regions, of which 2,021 originated from overseas. The top 10 visiting countries were Australia, China, the U.S., Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the U.K. IFEX also hosted several official buyer delegations including groups from Belgium and Turkey.

Christopher Eve, senior vice president of UBM Asia, commented, “We expect IFEX to increasingly become one of the leading furniture exhibitions in the region as more venue capacity becomes available for expansion of the exhibition… By coordinating the dates of IFEX with those of our Malaysia International Furniture Fair (MIFF), we can offer international furniture buyers with convenient one-trip, two-stop access to two of Asia’s leading sources of furniture – Malaysia and Indonesia.”

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.
    

Global Sources’ spring sourcing shows to host 6,800 booths

News this week: Global Sources’ spring edition of China Sourcing Fairs will be hosting a total of 6,800 exhibitor booths during the month of April. The first shows will take place from 12thto 15th April at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), including four electronics-focused events: Electronics & Components, Security Products, the inaugural edition of Mobile & Wireless, and the Korea Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components.


According to Global Sources, this year’s spring electronics series will host a show record of more than 4,200 booths – up 7% from last year’s edition. The electronics series was sold out two months in advance and the new mobile and wireless co-located show will feature more than 1,050 booths.

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.
    


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