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Date of Publication : 2-3/ April/ 2016 Date pf Posting : 4-5/ April/ 2016
Business Tourism is shaping up in India. Tourism plays a critical role in shaping up an economy and Business tourism is becoming increasingly relevant because of its tremendous impact. For instance, 1 Rs. Spent on this industry generates 7 Rs. of economic impact. Also, business tourist spends about 3 to 4 times more than a general tourist. On this note, India for Mice – Meet in India conclave was held at Hitex, Hyderabad, this month that deliberated on the signicance of MICE Industry. Power packed panel discussions and high content deliberations were witnessed at the two day event. This event was a part of 3 industry events lined up back to back. Another two being the 1st IESA India Expo Shop in IEML and then the 6th IEIA Open Seminar at BIEC, Bangalore. IESA has collaborated with CII – Global Exhibition on Services for their inaugural show – India Expo Shop. India Expo Shop will now be a part of CII GES in this edition. I think this is a good move and will help our industry to catch relevant eyeballs. There will be a separate hall for India Expo Shop and this will also generate lot of awareness about the service aspect of our industry. Moreover, every corporate requires event services at some point or another so the exhibitors will get good exposure for sure. Results from a recent global Destination Index, compiled by the leading Global DMC and Event Management Companies, Pacic World and ACCESS Destination Services, have identied the top destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States for meetings and incentives. Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore were recognised as the top countries in Asia for meetings and incentives, with Bangkok and Bali voted as the most popular cities, and meetings and incentives being the most requested event types in Singapore. The month of march was fascinating indeed. This issue contains the latest developments in our industry. There are some informative bits and the calendar of upcoming events has also been included. If you wish to reach me then write to me at email@example.com
Top Stories This Month NEWS
IFAT India is India's Leading Environmental Trade Fair
HKTB to Receive US$30M Funding Injection
The Media Ant
MESSE FRANKFURT INDIA : Medai Expo, Chennai
Child, Baby and Maternity Expo 2016
Don’t Let Fire From Your Show!
IESA’s IES Marges with CII Global Exhibition on Services
Meet In India Conclave held at Hyderabad
ACREX INDIA 2016
MEDICAL FAIR ASIA to HOST 1st ASIAN EDITION
VNU Exhibitions Europe
Steel Globe 2016
ITF April 2016
ICE Becomes UFI Diamond Sponsor
Auma_messetrend 2016/2017 Survey
Top Global MICE Destinations
ICC SYDNEY: An Eventful 2017 Exhibition Season
Trade Fair For Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling
FAT India is India's leading environmental trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling. The last event, covering approximately 5,000 sqm of exhibition space, attracted 136 exhibitors from 11 countries. More than 4,100 trade visitors benefited from this ideal platform for successful networking with representatives from the industries and municipal sectors. Exhibitors and visitors were equally satisfied and confirmed the importance of this trade fair for the highly promising market. The next IFAT India will take place in Mumbai from September 28 â€“ 30, 2016 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. Once again, it will showcase a high-class supporting program including workshops, panel discussions and live demonstrations held by national and international experts from the industries, environmental associations and municipal sectors.
HKTB to RECEIVE US$30M FUNDING INJECTION
Section 31 of the 20162017 budget outlines the importance of Hong Kong's business events industry with additional funding allocated to the promotion of meetings, incentive travel and conventions and exhibitions, and to assist local traders in participating in international trade shows.
ong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), has welcomed proposed additional funding of HK$240 million (US$30 million), as announced by Hong Kong's financial secretary, John Tsang, as part of the 2016-2017 budget announcement Peter Lam, HKTB chairman says: “We appreciate the support from the government on tourism promotion. The HKTB plans to use the additional funding to elevate the marketing initiatives stated in our proposed 2016-17 work plan. We will also cooperate with travel and related trade in driving further development of the industry.” Section 31 of the 2016-2017 budget outlines the importance of Hong Kong's business events industry with additional funding allocated to the
promotion of meetings, incentive travel and conventions and exhibitions, and to assist local traders in participating in international trade shows. Kenneth Wong, HKTB general manager, MICE and cruise, says: “This new funding definitely offers us a large amount of support to promote our MICE business to our key markets. We are now working on the details of how we will use the money, and promoting Hong Kong's MICE business will be a part of that. “Since the funding has only just been announced, we are currently busy with the plans and finalising the details, but in due course we will be able to release more details about how the funding will be allocated.”
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First E-commerce Platform
for Media Buying The future plan is to get all media in India listed on their site and showcase it in an easily discoverable manner. We are halfway there, says Samir.
n an era where everything is being bought online, buying advertising space online has hitherto remained untouched. So when the founders of The Media Ant were looking for advertising options for their earlier start-up, they could not find anything online. In their personal problem, they saw an opportunity and started The Media Ant. India's first and perhaps the world's too, the company has rates and availability for more than two lakh media options spread across verticals like television, newspaper, radio, digital and 5 others. Founded in 2012 through Power of Ideas accelerator program, The Media Ant has served more than 1 million small and large advertisers till date. As per Samir Chaudhary, CEO
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and Founder, The Media Ant, â€œWe are not only an e-commerce company, but more of a discovery platform. We help our advertisers not only buy media online, but also discover what media is right for you, discover the lowest price and discover the right people to execute your work.â€? The future plan is to get all media in India listed on their site and showcase it in an easily discoverable manner. We are halfway there, says Samir. Whether you are a shoe seller from Agra or an app-based service provider in Bangalore, The Media Ant should be able to solve your basic question of 'What is the best advertising option for my product and how to go about it?' In Dec 2015, The Media Ant also launched 12th Cross, a marketing
services marketplace and Chakra, a marketing forum targeted only to advertisers and marketers. The idea behind launching 12th Cross and Chakra is to let the marketers have a single platform to enable them to perform all their marketing activities. ABOUT THE MEDIA ANT: The Media Ant, founded in June 2012, is a market place for media. Media owners list the details of their media on the site for advertisers to discover and execute. This is a free service both to the media owners and the advertisers. The Media Ant has information for more than 2,00,000 advertising touch points across various offline and online media verticals.
Exhibition to cover prime business hubs in north, west and south India starting 2016
MESSE FRANKFURT INDIA
Announces the Launch of Media Expo in Chennai Exhibition to cover prime business hubs in north, west and south India starting 2016 Covering the realm of modern advertising under one roof, Media Expo has long established its position as a qualified platform for marketing professionals to source indoor and outdoor advertising, printing and signage solutions. With 38 editions in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata and the success of its recent edition having set new visitor records in Mumbai, the organisers have decided to additionally take this renowned exhibition to the south to create a hub for innovations in the field of printing, indoor and outdoor advertising and digital signage. Representing a premier business platform for the South Indian
advertising and media industry, Media Expo will mark its launch in Chennai, this year, from 18 â€“ 20 November at the Chennai Trade Centre. India's advertising investment is estimated to see healthy growth in 2016. Overall advertising revenues are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13%, exceeding Rs. 81,600 crore (USD 12.29 billion) in 2019 from Rs. 41,400 crore (USD 6.24 billion) in 2014. This growth trend is also reflected in the South Indian media and entertainment industry which is expected to achieve a CAGR of 14% to reach Rs. 36,005 crore (USD 53.22 million) by the fiscal year 2015-16. Dominated by television which constitutes the largest segment of the southern media and entertainment industry, this growth will be supported by print which is the second largest. Sectors such as new media, signage and radio, with their collective power
of engagement will also continue to grow at rates higher than the industry average. Signage, display and billboards are fast getting a techno-lift in metropolitan cities. â€œTechnology has prompted tremendous change in the advertising industry. With the consumer base becoming even more segmented, a specialised show like Media Expo covering varied advertising and promotion mediums can provide expansive reach within key target segments in the South Indian market,â€? explained Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd. Together with this new edition, Media Expo's reach will expand over all the prime business hubs in north, west and south of India starting 2016, reaffirming its position as a truly national platform for India's indoor and outdoor advertising, signage and print industries. Exhibition Showcase I April 2016 19
Over 300 Indian and
Global Brands to Showcase at Child, Baby and Maternity Expo 2016 “The domestic baby and childcare market is set for a big boom and global players are making a beeline to the lucrative Indian market. With CBME India 2016 we aim to fuel the growing awareness of baby and child care while successfully getting the entire buyer and seller community on one platform.” India's Largest International Children's Products Business Expo by UBM India
fter 3 successful editions, UBM India has announced the 4th edition of Child, Baby and Maternity Expo India (CBME India) in a unique style. CBME India 2016 which is scheduled to open its doors at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 20th to 22nd April, 2016, is India's largest children and maternity product business expo which will offer a networking platform for the business fraternity to join hands, share new ideas, and launch new products under one roof. The success of CBME India 2015, which witnessed over 80 exhibitors, 150 global and Indian brands and over 4000 visitors, has raised industry's expectations for its fourth edition. The current edition of CBME India promises to be larger in scale amongst over 100 exhibitors showcasing 300 brands to the retail and trade industry. The exhibition, spread over 3 days, would facilitate interactive forums like seminars, workshops and panel discussions on topics such as
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Ecommerce and supply chain management and help establish strategic business alliances. Key world-renowned brands like J L Morrison, Mother Care, Me and Moms Pvt Ltd., Little's (India), Bonny Products, TOONZ Retail, Chicco, Lovi and Smitten Baby amongst others will provide a wide spectrum of quality international products and technology. The trade fair will see participation from countries such as China, Hong Kong, Belgium, Italy, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, USA amongst others. Children represent 39% of the total population of India making it a favourable market for a platform like CBME which will provide opportunities to industry stakeholders such as retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, Importer & exporters, wholesalers, Influencers, decision makers and merchandise heads from modern retail businesses, e-Commerce portals , Catalogue Retailers and many more. This year's edition includes the launch of Cool Kids Fashion India, a
first of its kind event which will highlight premium kids fashion from both wellknown & emerging designers, brands and manufacturers. It is a signature affair to position India on the map of the kids fashion industry. Cool Kids Fashion India will include a complete overview of children's clothing and accessories (age 0-14) and will showcase features such as Premium Exhibition, A Fashion Design contest for kids, trend forum launch pad, Kids fashion gallery and workshops on merchandising and styling. The expo is supported by the All India Association of Industries. Speaking on the launch, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The domestic baby and childcare market is set for a big boom and global players are making a beeline to the lucrative Indian market. With CBME India 2016 we aim to fuel the growing awareness of baby and child care while successfully getting the entire buyer and seller community on one platform.”
Don't Let Fire Burn Your Show! B
We learn from history that we do not learn from history." George Hegel
e it a congressional meeting or a successful conference or a spectacular exhibition; all the efforts and hard work put together by the organisers and participants, can burn down to ashes by a small act of negligence. The event organiser, whether an individual, collective or local authority, has prime responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of everyone working at, or attending the event. Causes of accidents during events can be categorised into 6 categories, namely- structural, electrical/fire, crowd control, crowd behaviour, security and lack of coordination. Full of glamour, culture and tradition, the starry 'Maharashtra Night' event, organised by CII and managed by Wizcraft International Ltd., as a part of Make In India Week 2016, was running smoothly till a backstage fire led to emergency evacuations, chaos and heavy loss of property eventually.
The entire temporary erected stage and temporary erected structure, electrical wirings, mural statue on stage, sound systems, LED cameras, acrylic sheets and many other things were damaged. The overall damage is estimated to be of INR 18.54 crore. According to a report submitted by Mumbai Fire Brigade to Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehra, the likely cause of fire is stated as â€œDefective Electric Circuitâ€? (electric spark from the electrical wirings came in contact with the combustible materials underneath the stage) contributed by negligence of the organizers/ event management company by storing highly combustible materials below the stage that aggravated the fire. Fire spread rapidly due to: Heavy fire load, the large stock of combustible materials used for the construction of the stage and temporary structures such as various types of curtains, wooden planks, plywood sheets, acrylic sheets, etc. L.P Gas cylinders were brought in for creating an image of Lord Ganesha by flames. The MFB, in its NOC, had stated that LPG cylinders are not to be used. However, in spite of such instructions, the cylinders were brought in and the same got involved in fire and heat that subsequently led to L.P.G cylinder explosions.
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Some of the causes of fire accidents are • Narrow and very few entry/exits • Absence of emergency exits • Wooden structure/quick burning acrylic catching fire • Illegal structure • Non-availability of fire extinguishers • Unauthorised fireworks in enclosed places • Buildings and fire code violations • Inappropriate firings such as MCB, Aluminium wires instead of copper wires, etc • Reliance on one major exit/entry route • A collision between large inward flows and outward flows • Tussle to catching a glimpse/ autograph of a celebrity • Scramble to get event tickets • Underestimation of audience, staffing, services
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Sudden mass evacuation because of any mishap • Under deployment of security personnel to regulate to control crowd • Coordination gap between agencies, communication delays In order to avoid the recurrence of such a mishap, here are some points for the new organisers to consider, regarding event safety • Understand the type of event and the visitors • Various elements of crowd management-capacity planning (long term and short term), understanding crowd behaviour, crowd control and stakeholder approach. • Arrangement for media personnel • Enforce fire safety standards
There should be safe and clearly labelled storage of fuel, after taking an NOC from the concerned authority. Ensure that there is sufficient number of fire extinguishers at critical control points Establish the load bearing capacity of the structures. Ensure that all the structures and electrical wiring/ appliances are certified for safety by technically qualified personnel
Don't learn safety by accident. Plan your event well, assess the risk factors and make sure to have a line of action prepared, in case of an emergency.
INVITATION TO INDIA ITME-2016 Hello Readers, Greetings from India ITME Society! It is our pleasure to invite you to visit the 10th edition of India International Textile Machinery Exhibition 2016, the largest textile machinery and accessory exhibition in India. This mega event is to be held from 3rd to 8th December 2016 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. The exhibition will be spread over 1,00,000 sq. mtrs, with participation from 93 countries and strength of 1000 exhibitors from across the globe. The exhibits will have 17 chapters from raw material to nished products. India ITME, which is held in India once in 4 years is supported by Dept. of Heavy Industry, Government of India and Textile Ministry, Government of India. This mega event is organized by India ITME Society, a non prot industry body, having senior IAS ofcer from Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) as Vice Chairman. The latest machinery and technology accessories and components for spinning, weaving, processing and garmenting is showcased in India ITME 2016. Fibre and Yarn, dyes and chemicals, testing instrumentations and cad design services also form key exhibits in this mega business event. Thus, India ITME 2016 in December will facilitate so many cost effective and conveniently accessible technology and also will be ideal opportunity to identify and meet investors, business partners, agents, dealers, distributors and service providers for textile industry.
As such, we invite you to visit India ITME 2016 and participate in this once in 4 years textile event. Click here to register as a visitor http://itme2016.indiaitme.com/visitor-services/visitor-registration/registered-visitor/ The detailed information about the event is available at http://itme2016.indiaitme.com/. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further assistance or information in this regard. Look forward to your presence at INDIA ITME - 2016 - The Mega Event for Textile Engineering. With Regards, Seema Srivastava Executive Director India ITME Society 1210/1211 Dalamal Tower, A wing, 12th Floor, Plot No.211, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021, Tel: 91-22-22020032/22828138/22851579 Fax: 91-22-22851578 E-mail: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.india-itme.com
IESA's India Expo Shop Merges with CII Global Exhibition on Services The show will now be held along GES at India Expo Mart, Gr. Noida from 21 – 23 May 2016. India Expo Shop was earlier scheduled to be held at Okhla NSIC complex.
he Indian Exhibition Services Association took a bold step and collaborated its maiden edition of India Expo Shop show with the upcoming 2nd edition of CII's Global Exhibition on Services. The show will now be held along GES at India Expo Mart, Gr. Noida from 21 – 23 May 2016. India Expo Shop was earlier scheduled to be held at Okhla NSIC complex. India Expo Shop envisions to bring together the event suppliers across different categories like Structure suppliers, design agencies, venues, audio visual suppliers, carpet agencies, caterers and other wide array of event services, all under one roof and provide a host of options to event organizers. India Expo Shop is set to become INDIA'S PREMIER PLATFORM FOR EXHIBITION, EVENT & RETAIL DESIGN INDUSTRY. IESA organized a road show at Zorba Farms on 2nd April to spread awareness about its event. The road show saw good participation and networking and IESA received lot of enquiries for stall space at the event. IESA plans to do more of such road shows in different cities in the coming days to promote its event. ABOUT CII – GES 2015: The first edition of GES explored ways to take Indian Services to the global market place.
Participation by • • • • • •
12 International Ministers 60 Countries 18 Indian States 350 Exhibitors in Diverse Sectors 500 Foreign Delegates 3000 B2B Meetings
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& Now Meet in India
Make in India
As a part of 'Make in India' campaign by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the two-day event focussed on bringing business tourism from foreign countries and also building strong relations with them.
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The 2nd edition of India for MICE International Conclave saw the Industry coming together at Hitex Convention Centre in Hyderabad. Organised by the Hitex Exhibition Center on March 31 and April 01 this year, the 'Meet in India' event witnessed good International participation. As a part of 'Make in India' campaign by Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the two-day event focussed on bringing business tourism from foreign countries and also building strong relations with them. Hyderabad has always been a vibrant city when it comes to MICEMeetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events and Exhibitions . This is what reflected at Hitex in the power-packed interactive sessions and the wonderful hospitality. High Voltage Panel Discussions deliberated on topics like: • Meet-in-India - Promoting India to the world – Destination Marketing • MICE Mean Business • Synergizing – Business MICE and Leisure Tourism • Investment Opportunities in MICE sector • Media and MICE - Synergies and Collaborations • Importance of Connecting the last mile – Infrastructure, Hotels, Venues, Travel and Aviation
Specialized Education and Skill Development – for MICE Industry • Te c h n o l o g y a n d M I C E – advantages and outlook Mr. David Dubois, President and CEO, International Association of Exhibitions and Events, feels that India has become more attractive from a show organiser's perspective on improved infrastructure and economic development. He further added, “I am delighted to be back in India. IAEE has huge belief in India and that is the reason we have today announced the launch of IAEE India Chapter. I am thrilled to witness the 1st Batch of CEM professionals from India.” The Chief Operating Officer of Hitex Convention Centre K.V. Nagendra Prasad and the President of Indian Exhibition Industry Association, said that 'India For MICE' is the only truly inbound MICE tourism event created to promote India to the world as a potential destination for Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions and Events. He said, “This time evident delegation constituted IEIA core committee and some international organizers. IAEE, IEIA conducted their respective board meetings alongside and we also witnessed ICPB Road Show to promote their activities in India. So lots of build up happened at the event and I am very happy about it.”
1st Batch of IAEE's CEM Program rolls out at Hyderabad The concluding part of day 1 at the India for MICE conclave witnessed the convocation ceremony of the first batch of 30 CEM professionals from India. Certification in Exhibition Management is a internationally renowned program for serious executives who want to enhance their knowledge and core competencies in the Exhibition Industry. IAEE offers CEM in India via its associate IEIA. CEM involves classroom sessions, online study and assessments.
Mr. Dharampal Singh Malhotra, CEM & CEO Namdhari Events said, “ It was a great learning experience for me. I got to learn so many things from the international perspective.”
Mr. Sambit Mund, CEM & Sr. Marketing Manager at Hitex said, “This feels wonderful. I am delighted to have passed all the assessments and happy to receive this honour by IAEE president himself.”
Mr. Somnath Dutta, CEM & GM at Buhariwala Logistics said, “This is a great platform to build some serious talent in the Indian Exhibition Industry. The course provided me valuable insights about the dynamics of this trade globally”.
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INDIA FOR MICE CONCLAVE IN PICS
Held at Hitex Exhibition Centre. 31st March 2016
ACREX INDIA 2016 Held Successfully in Mumbai 路
South Asia's largest exhibition on Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Refrigerating and Building services was held in Mumbai from 25th-27th Feb 2016 路 Positive growth trend in the Domestic HVAC -R industry, approximately 16% cumulative year on year. 路 GVK Group of companies: Winner of the ACREX Hall of Fame Award, recognized for their outstanding contribution to the creation of a Masterpiece - Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd South Asia's largest exhibition on air conditioning, ventilation, refrigerating and building services once again, successfully showcased the manufacturing potential of the domestic HVAC&R industry through ACREX INDIA 2016. The exhibition spread over three days at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), witnessed a record more than 400 exhibitors and 34,597 visitors. Guests & exhibitors alike benefited by participating through networking & knowledge sharing which spread over a display area of 35,000 sq.mts. The largest ever for ACREX India. ACREX INDIA 2016 kicked off with a panel discussion on "Importance of Design and Architecture for Sustainability- Big Savings and Performance in the Long Run". The discussion was designed to Promote ACREX INDIA's vision of energy sustainability. The distinguished panelist included Mr. Arun Bhatia. Managing Director, UTC - Climate
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Controls & Security; Mr. Anuj Agarwal, Head, Infrastructure Management & Service Group, ICICI Bank Ltd. Mr. Rajan Rawat, Executive Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy, Mr. T. David Underwood, P. Eng, Fellow A S H A R E L i f e M e m b e r, M r. P R P Ramakrishanan, Area Director of Engineering- South Asia, Marriot International, Mr. Pankaj Dharkar, Chair, Steering Committee of ACREX India 2016. Primary discussions revolved around Building managment, performance & the related technology innovations, challenges in end to end mergers. The event witnessed an increase in global participation by major players. Special designated areas called "country pavilions" were created to accommodate participants from Germany, USA, China and Turkey. These pavilions provided great
opportunity for domestic manufacturers & SME's to ideate, network & get an understanding of current worldwide trends in designing, energy sustainability & the related product innovations primarily developed around air quality & refrigeration. Overall ACREX INDIA 2016 witnessed further participation from countries w h i c h i n c l u d e d Ko r e a , J a p a n , England, UK, France, Cananda, Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Malaysia, Vietnam and many more. For the first time this year ACREX INDIA 2016 organized an important evening event - ACREX Hall of Fame Awards. The event recognized key initiatives by the industry around energy sustainability & Green initiatives.
MEDICAL FAIR ASIA TO HOST 1st ASIAN EDITION OF MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE
First ever MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE ASIA is to bring greater focus on Southeast Asia, bringing together sports medicine experts, healthcare providers, physicians, fitness trainers and industry players to discuss innovations in sports medicine and pertinent healthcare challenges in the region. The inaugural MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE ASIA will be held on 1 September 2016 during MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016 at a new venue, the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The conference is jointly organized by Messe D端sseldorf Asia and Navispace AG, with the support from founding cooperation partners namely; Sports Medical Association Singapore (SMAS), Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EiMS), FIMS (International Sports Medicine Association) and WT Wearable Technologies Group. Founded in 2013 at the largest medical trade show MEDICA, the
internationally established MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE has repetitively attracted great speakers and high-level attendees from around the world. The inaugural Asian edition will feature eminent speakers on topics such as physical activity as a key to disease prevention, defining health and fitness guidelines, creating the right activity programs for athletes and non-athletes, vital data and performance monitoring, digital systems in elite and recreational sports as well as new digital solutions such as new activity trackers, monitoring devices and other health gadgets. The conference also aims to feature a greater focus on the pertinent healthcare challenges in the Southeast Asia region, using the opportunity provided by MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, with relevant industry participation and attendance of quality trade buyers and decision makers, to generate highlevel exchanges and discussions. MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016, organized
by Messe D端sseldorf Asia, will be held from 31 August to 2 September 2016 at a new venue, the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands Singapore. As a testament to the significance of the event for the medical and healthcare industry, 1,000 exhibitors from 45 countries, 20 national pavilion and country groups and 15,000 qualified trade buyers and decision makers are expected to participate in this 11th edition. The 3rd edition of MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA in 2016 will also co-locate with MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016 to offer synergistic opportunities for specialists sourcing diversified solutions for the healthcare and medtech industries. Focused on the medical technology and medical manufacturing sector, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA is jointly organized by Messe D端sseldorf Asia and the Singapore Precision E n g i n e e r i n g & Te c h n o l o g y Association (SPETA).
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Event Calander Conference
2-3 International Conference on Mechanical, Aerospace and Production Engineering Goa
The Kidtown Fair Exhibition Mumbai
02 India E-commerce Expo- Delhi (IEE)
International Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences Chennai
8-10 Kolkata Jewellery & Gem Fair
21-22 Nassoc Gic Conclave
Hyderabad Fashionista Exhibiton
5-6 Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) New Delhi
15-17 Personal Care Expo Rajkot
4-8 India Water Week New Delhi
21-23 Global Exhibition on Services Noida
20-21 International Conference on Computation of Power, Energy, Information and Communication (ICCPEIC) Kanchipuram
15-18 Lifestyle Exivision Ludhiana
15 Conference on Financing for Growth Chandigarh
Event Calander Conference
4-6 Healthcare IT India Summit
Waptema Water Expo (WWE2016)
6-8 LTE India
Supply Chain Management & Logistics
Led Expo Mumbai
14-15 IEIA Open Seminar
National Conference on Potential of Plasticulture in India
Renewable Energy World India New Delhi
16-17 FICCI Hospitality Supply Chain Expo New Delhi
Fastener Fair India New Delhi
19-21 Global MICE Travel Mart
Hi Tech Agri Fair
6-7 Global Mojo Summit New Delhi
Event Calander Conference
1-3 Global IOT Conclave
Global Water Tech Expo
Conference on Defence Manufacturing Technologies Chennai
Non Woven Tech Asia Mumbai
4-5 India Investor Conference
Times Education Boutique Expo-Kolkata
International Conference on Business and Finance (ICBF) Hyderabad
Famdent Show Mumbai Mumbai
3-5 Business Technology
Fashionista - Coimbatore
15-17 GreenCo Summi Hyderabad
Fashion Jalsa Mumbai
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Educatus Expo Delhi
26-28 3D Print India Bangalore
has announced its acquisition of
AQUARAMA AND PET ASIA from UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd
Aquarama 2016 will be held Sept. 22-25 at China Import & Export Fair Complex. The show is expected to feature more than 300 exhibitors.
VNU Exhibitions has announced its acquisition of Aquarama and Pet Asia from UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte. Ltd. Aquarama is a trade show covering fish, invertebrates, plants and related accessories. Pet Asia was launched in 2007 as a collocated event to extend the show coverage to other pet supplies and services. VNU will be the exhibition organiser of both Pet Asia and Aquarama, beginning with the 2016 edition. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Aquarama has been held in Singapore biennially since 1989. As
an immediate effect of the acquisition, Aquarama will become an annual event and will be relocated to Guangzhou, where VNU aims to tap into the fast-growing China market, a strong network of aquarium accessories suppliers and the rising role of China in the ornamental fish trade industry. Aquarama 2016 will be held Sept. 2225 at China Import & Export Fair Complex. The show is expected to feature more than 300 exhibitors. Aquarama 2016 will be collocated with Aqua Fair Asia and Pet Fair South-China, two events introduced in 2015 by VNU in south China.
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FIRST CONCEPTUALISED EVENT FOR STEEL SECTOR GROWTH & MOTIVATION STEEL GLOBE 22, 23,24 APRIL 2016 IZED COGN
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mmortal info Group is an organization dedicated to introducing players of steel industries to the unlimited opportunities. Our core objective is to promote steel industries in India. To fulfill our objective, this is the first time ever initiative through Steel Globe 2016 event where Ministry of Steel, Government of India and Government of Gujarat have come together to boost entire steel sector. The core objective of the event is to motivate Steel sector industries by bringing an enormous business opportunities, Extend industry's Voice (issues & Demand) to
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Government, Meeting with Thousands of Infrastructure Projects Leaders and showcase the glory of Steel Sector Growth in INDIA. This grand event is expecting 100+ Participants (exhibitors) from PAN India, 50+ Overseas Participants & Representative, 20,000+ industrial visitors footfall during 3 Days Exhibition along with 500+ Delegates attendance at Conference and Award Function. STEEL GLOBE 2016 IS UNIQUELY ORGANIZED TO ASSIST STEEL SECTOR TO REACH FUTURE GOALS AND OVERCOME INTERNAL FACTORS.
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INTERNATIONAL Textile Fair! April 2016 ABU DHABI NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTER, 16- 17 APRIL, 2016
fter 3 successful editions, INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE FAIR is Back; Bigger & Better. The two-day fair hosted participants from more than 20 countries, in 2014 as well as 2015. Exhibitors are mainly from Europe, India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Turkey and various other high-end manufacturers from around the world. ITF will provide manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers on the UAE fashion scene. Principally a “TRADE O N LY ” e v e n t , p r o v i d e s a professional and conducive
atmosphere to business and networking. In response to the need for a dedicated trade exhibition in UAE, the show has been designed for a quality event for the Fashion Fabrics Business in the UAE. WHY EXHIBIT ITF UAE aims to be UAE’s premier platform for fashion and home textile, fabrics and garments. The International Textile Fair is an exclusive TRADE ONLY event that will showcase pre-collection Spring/ Summer 2017 and Autumn Winter highlights. ITF UAE is one of the Middle East’s most exclusive platforms, allowing exhibitors to
grow their business within the MENA REGION. LOOKING FOR MILL? ITF UAE is an attractive platform for agents within the industry looking to interact and network with wide range of international suppliers. ITF serves as a platform for agents to conduct B2B meetings with textile traders all across the world and create better business relations. VISIT ITF UAE The majority of visitors at the ITFUAE will be from the UAE, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and other GCC countrie
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Indonesia Convention Exhibition becomes UFI Diamond Sponsor
We are delighted to welcome ICE as the newest UFI Diamond Sponsor.
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Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) has signed an agreement with UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry to become its Diamond Sponsor. Located in South of Jakarta, newlyopened ICE is the largest exhibition and convention centre in Indonesia with 50,000 m² indoor exhibition space, a 4,000 m² convention centre, 33 meeting rooms and an adjacent 284-room hotel. ICE is operated by Deutsche Messe Venue Operations and aims to provide world-class services to exhibition organisers, exhibitors and visitors. Aage Hansen, President Director of ICE says: “Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) is the largest convention and exhibition centre in Indonesia which has already in its short operating period shown a positive growth impact on the region as a whole thus far. With the industry both growing and changing rapidly
we need to pro-actively identify key platforms to showcase our unique venue and product offering. We believe that this partnership with UFI will be the catalyst not only to ensure our positioning as an industry leader but to continue with our brand awareness drive through one of the most progressive international associations, UFI." Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director of UFI, added: "We are delighted to welcome ICE as the newest UFI Diamond Sponsor. In the coming years our industry is expected to go through major changes, and it is our mission to support our global members in adapting to these changing industry conditions. It is through partnerships like this with ICE that we are able to 'go the extra mile' and jointly serve exhibition organisers, venues, service providers, and industry associations even better."
German Exhibitors Have Eight Objectives on Average ; Auma_messetrend 2016/2017 Survey The study, which has recently been published, was carried out by TNS Emnid on behalf of AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry
rade fair exhibitors pursue a wide range of objectives. First and foremost, they want to come into personal contact with their customers. Customer-oriented objectives are the focus of nearly every trade fair participation. This was a major finding of the AUMA_Messe Trend 2016/2017 survey, a representative poll of 500 selected German companies exhibiting at fairs that are directed at trade visitors. The study, which has recently been published, was carried out by TNS Emnid on behalf of AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. On average, German exhibitors set eight different objectives that they pursue at a trade fair. The five most important objectives are increasing corporate and product awareness (86%), maintaining
contacts with regular customers (85%), customer acquisition (84%), presenting new products and services (82%) and improving the corporate or brand image (80%). For exhibitors, trade fairs are still important for closing deals and making sales both during the trade fair and in terms of follow-up business. Six out of ten companies exhibit at trade fairs with this objective. Forty-four percent utilise trade fairs to conduct inexpensive market research and test customers' acceptance of new products. Fourteen percent of trade fair exhibitors have the objective of acquiring new employees, saving expensive personnel recruiting c o s t s , i n p a r t a t l e a s t . Fo r companies with annual turnover of more than 50 million euros, this number rises to 26%.
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Pacific World and ACCESS Global Destination index report identifies Top destinations for Meetings, Incentives and Conferences The UAE was recognised as the most popular destination for incentives and conferences in the Middle East, with the UK, Saudi Arabia and India identified as the key source markets placing inbound business into the destination.
esults from a recent global Destination Index, compiled by the leading Global DMC and Event Management Companies, Pacific World and ACCESS Destination Services ( w w w. a c c e s s d m c . c o m ) , h a v e identified the top destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States for meetings and incentives. Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore were recognised as the top countries in Asia for meetings and incentives, with Bangkok and Bali voted as the most popular cities, and meetings and incentives being the most requested event types in Singapore. Governmental stability, attractive exchange rates and improved flight connections were factors contributing 44 Exhibition Showcase I April 2016
to the increased attention from source markets including North America, Australia and other Asian regions. In Europe, France and Italy were identified as the top countries for meetings and incentives. Improved transport links and investment in infrastructure resulting in the opening of a number of new hotels and venues were factors accountable for the fact that Milan and Paris have both been voted as the most popular European cities for Meetings and Incentives, with increased interest from source markets such as the Middle East, USA, UK, Germany, and Brazil. The UAE was recognised as the most popular destination for incentives and conferences in the Middle East, with the UK, Saudi Arabia and India identified as the key source markets
placing inbound business into the destination. Accessible flight routes, new hotels, and an investment of time and resources in the latest technology and set-ups to facilitate large-scale events have pushed the UAE to the top of the list. Texas topped the list as the most popular destination for meeting and events in the USA, followed by Florida a n d L a s Ve g a s . N e w v e n u e s , restaurants and an increase in international and regional flights have boosted the popularity of these destinations while the abundance of available VIP experiences have established Dallas, San Antonio, Miami, and Las Vegas as key cities for conference and incentives in the U.S.
ICC SYDNEY READY TO OPEN WITH AN EVENTFUL 2017 EXHIBITION SEASON
Exhibitions are critical to the business mix of a global city. When ICC Sydney opens Sydney will have an international business events venue to suit its status as Australia's centre of business and innovation.
pening in December 2016, ICC Sydney has confirmed 35 exhibition events to launch its 2017 business events season. ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy is delighted with the response from the exhibition industry, and is looking forward to welcoming both long standing and new concepts to the world's most anticipated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct after its opening in December this year. “Exhibitions are critical to the business mix of a global city. When ICC Sydney opens Sydney will have an international business events venue to suit its status as Australia's centre of business and innovation”, Mr Donaghy said. Events have been secured with all of the major exhibition operators in Australia, including Reed Exhibitions,
Diversified Communications Australia, Expertise Events, Australasian Gaming Expo and Boating Industry Association, which runs the iconic and much loved Sydney International Boat Show. Gary Fitz Roy, Managing Director of Expertise Events said both he and his exhibitors were looking forward to returning to a rejuvenated precinct at Darling Harbour. “From what I've seen of ICC Sydney, I know our exhibitors are going to love doing business there. The high calibre venue and supportive operations team are enhanced by a variety of options available for follow up meetings and business networking locations in and around the building,” Mr Fitz Roy said. ICC Sydney is being delivered by the NSW Government and is operated by venue management group AEG Ogden.
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