Ten times in Erbil

Pyramids Group, the 22-year-old trade fair organizer, is about to open a 10th trade fair in Erbil, Iraq. Erbil International Fairgroundwill host the 10th

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Back to Marrakesh

The clothing and sourcing trade fairs Maroc in Mode & Maroc Sourcing are returning to Marrakesh this year from Casablanca and will start a day later but last one day longer than in previous years. The new date is set for November 4 to 6, whereas these platforms always ran over two days at the end of October in the past. The exhibition organiser AMITH, the Moroccan Association of Textile

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All about denim

Two trade fairs in Bangladesh will focus on the denim market: from October 7 to 8, the fourth meeting of Denims and Jeans will take place at the Radisson hotel in Dhaka. The trade fair is part of a series of events organised by the Indian online denim platform denimsandjeans.com launched in 2007 by the founder Sandeep Argawal. From November 11 to 12, the third meeting of the

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Growing activity

Just last month, Fira Barcelona announced a new partnership between its leading food show Alimentaria and ANTAD, the largest point-of-sale network in Mexico. Together they will launch ExpoANTAD & Alimentaria Mexico in March 2016. Since the majority of significant international players are already established in the country and with the Mexican industry looking to internationalise, UFI

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AAXO: a new voice for exhibitors and organisers

To achieve a more successful relationship between exhibitors and exhibition organisers, a credible governing body is required. In response to this need, the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO) was recently founded. It arose from a collaboration between some the largest, most successful and most experienced event organisers across a range of trade, consumer and conference

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Lawson Hockman

CEM, Vice President Industry Relations, IMN Solutions, was chosen as ?Legend of the Industry\" by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). After 45 years in the exhibitions and events industry, Hockman\'s experience covers both the non-profit and for-profit arenas spanning all areas of management and development with a strong emphasis on association operations and

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Updates on Bangkok situation from TCEB

On August 17, 2015 at approximately 1900 hours, an improvised explosive device (IED) went off at the Rachaprasong intersection in central Bangkok, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries including foreign nationals. TCEB and the Royal Thai Government express their deep condolences to the victims and families of this tragedy. International stakeholders are advised that Thailand?s MICE

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Debut edition starts in October

Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd is launching a new initiative this year to facilitate the expansion of nonwoven fabric suppliers into China. Imports of these fabrics jumped 128% from 2000 to 2013. The German exhibition company?s Asia Pacific branch will host the first China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE ? supported by Techtextil) from October 14 to 16. This extends its current

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Diversified Communications continues to grow

Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Accountex ? the United Kingdom?s only national exhibition for accountants and finance directors. The acquisition continues Diversified?s rapid expansion of its business community portfolio, a group of products that provide membership, certification and face-to-face events for the business management professionals. ?With the

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ICE grand opening

Indonesian Minister President Joko Widodo recently opened the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) in BSD City (Jakarta). PT. IIE (Indonesia International Expo), a joint venture between Sinar Mas Land, one of the largest and renowned property developers in Indonesia, and the media company Kompas Gramedia Group was responsible for the realisation of the project. The prestigious and elevated

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Koelnmesse acquires Interfeiras Eventos Ltda.

With the takeover of the Brazilian exhibition organiser Interfeiras Eventos Ltda. by Koelnmesse?s subsidiary, Koelnmesse Organização de Feiras Ltda., the Cologne exhibition company is increasing its involvement in Brazil. As a result, the children?s fashion fair FIT 0/16 in São Paulo now joins Koelnmesse?s international trade fair portfolio. The show has been organised for 22 years by

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HKCEC welcomes record breaking 6.4 million visitors

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) continues to be the preferred venue for international organisers staging world-class exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong. During the fiscal year 2014-2015 (July 2014 to June 2015), a total of 1,113 events were held at the HKCEC, including 111 exhibitions and 38 conferences, along with hundreds of corporate meetings, banquets and

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Global Sources reports second quarter 2015 results

Global Sources? executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrich, reports that: ?In the second quarter, total revenue was $ 68.5 million, with our exhibition business revenue growing 42 percent year over year, driven primarily by the performance of our large electronics international tradeshows held in Hong Kong in April and the move of our SIMM machinery shows from the first quarter of 2014 to the

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Under one roof

The International Carwash Association (ICA) and Automotive Oil Change Association (AOCA) have announced their decision to colocate AOCA?s annual convention and tradeshow with The Car Wash Show, beginning next year. The Car Wash Show, the world?s largest car wash convention and tradeshow, attracted nearly 7,000 car-wash and related business professionals this year ? a 22% increase in

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