Category Archives: Exhibitions

Indian trade fair market space sold surges to 7.8 %

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India is the fastest growing trade fair market in Asia, with its space sold surging to 7.8 per cent last year, according to 12th edition of UFI annual report on the Trade Fair Industry in Asia. The score for Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam grew above the regional average of 5.6 per cent. Taiwan grew by 2.2 per cent, while  Japan recorded  a weak  1.2 per cent growth, it stated. Asia’s venue capacity is expected to exceed 7.8 million sq. m. by the end of 2016. Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director, said, “This research serves as a strategic resource for organisers, venues and a variety of exhibition industry stakeholders operating in Asia, as it provides sound and neutral data.”

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UBM to host PharmaLytica from Aug 5-6 at Hyderabad


The 3rd edition of PharmaLytica will be held on August 5-6, 2016, at the HITEX Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. Organised by UBM India, the two-day show will feature over 150 exhibitors from India showcasing the latest in drug technologies. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director of UBM, India said: “PharmaLytica will not only enable the exhibitors and visitors to network and connect but will also help the Pharma community to pick up the latest industry trends and inventions pertaining to the analytical, laboratory, pharma machinery, biotechnology and outsourcing services sectors.”

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ABEC signs MoU to facilitate B2B expo

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ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd (ABEC) and Pune Construction Engineering Research Foundation (PCERF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the growth of B2B exhibitions focused on the construction industry in the country. According to the MoU, Constro, a biennial fair by PCERF will support WorldBuild India 2017, an international trade show organised by ABEC and ITE (International Trade and Exhibitions) Group. “This association will help us deliver greater benefits to the construction Industry,” said Shrikant Nivasarkar, President of PCERF.

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Saudi to invest SAR6bn on MICE industry


The Saudi Government is planning to invest SAR6 billion to become the leading destination for the MICE industry by 2020. It is estimated that its MICE visitors spending was 20 per cent of the total tourism revenue, recording SAR10 billion annually. This trend is expected to surge in the coming year. Riyadh Exhibitions Company offers the highest level of trade shows like the Riyadh Motor Show, the Saudi Print & Pack and Plastics & Petrochemical, Saudi Build, Saudi Agriculture, Saudi Health, which are vital to the sector.

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Exponential growth for trade industry: UFI


According to the 17th Global Exhibition Association Barometer (UFI), the overall worldwide exhibition industry expects continued growth by 2017. The survey showed 60 per cent of companies have had additional security measures at their events. “As pleasing as it is to see that globally the exhibition industry continues to grow, we also see a separation between regions with strong growth and those with challenges and uncertainties,” said Kai Hattendorf, UFI Managing Director.

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e-visas for MICE delegates likely: Mahesh Sharma

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Tourism and Culture Minister

In an effort to bring India on a par with the US, Germany, Spain, the UK and France, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is likely to approve e-visas for the MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences Exhibition) segment soon. Tourism and Culture Minister, Dr Mahesh Sharma said, “We have made a proposal to allow e-visa for the corporates from the world over, who want to hold short-term meets and conferences in India, for just the duration of the conference. The segment is a big revenue-generator since most of these people club business with sight-seeing and shopping. We are likely to get a nod soon.”

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Hyderabad TTF exhibits 20 per cent growth


The  TTF (Travel & Tourism Fair), Hyderabad, held at the Hitex Exhibition Centre, provided a lot of business to the 150 stalls from 18 Indian states, Union Territories and eight countries globally. “Keeping with the positive sentiments in the tourism industry, the show is expected to grow by over 20 per cent, compared to last year,” said Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman and CEO, Fairfest Media, the organiser of TTF.

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Hotel Show Africa 2017 in June

Christine Davidson, Vice President, dmg ems Africa.

dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa, has announced the Hotel Show Africa 2017 will be held from June 25-27, 2017. The show will focus on the new trends in the hospitality sector. The continent is expected to attract 85 million people a year by 2020. “Africa offers huge opportunities for hospitality providers on a continent forecast to enjoy some of the highest economic growth rates in the world,” said Christine Davidson, Vice President, dmg ems Africa.

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FIA congregates event associations

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UKTI (UK Trade & Investment), APPG (All Party Parliamentary Groups) for Events, ILEA (International Live Events Association) and the Events Industry Alliance conglomerated at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) to witness the new Farnborough facility in England. The area features  a purpose-built space to cater to any kind of exhibition, conference, meeting, dinner or launch event. Spanning an area of  12,500sqm, the hall can accommodate 2,500sqm conference seats and 14 function rooms.

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São Paulo expo opens door for string of shows

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The São Paulo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the opening of São Paulo Expo and a string of shows for 2016. The venue will be the largest exhibition centre in Latin America, with an area of 100,000sqm. The bureau stated that it had spend an enormous amount of US$123,178,637 (R$410m) for the expo, its largest ever investment. The venue space showcases a multi-functional architectural complex capable of hosting trade fairs and public conferences and national corporate events, and international, cultural, social, sporting and entertainment events.

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