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UBM Acquires Global Sources’ Stake in eMedia Asia

100% ownership of the business adds attractive China International Optoelectronic Expo to UBM’s portfolio of events inChina  UBM plc (LSE: UBM) announced that it has acquired Global Sources Ltd.’s 60.1% interest in eMedia Asia Limited (“eMedia Asia”).  Following this transaction, UBM will own 100% of eMedia Asia.  The consideration for Global Sources’ 60.1% stake will be approximately USD $9.0m in cash, subject to adjustments ... Read More »

UFI selects Andreas Gruchow President 2016/2017 Term

Andreas Gruchow of Deutsche Messe AG, was elected last week as the 2017 UFI President. Hailing from Germany, Gruchow is a current member of the UFI Executive Committee.  Upon election, Andreas will join Andrés Lopez-Valderama, who is the Outgoing President, and Sergey Alexeev, who is the 2015-16 Incoming President, to form The Presidential Trio. According the UFI website, The Presidential ... Read More »

Global Sources Launches Two New Verticals

Global Sources officially announced the launch of its fashion vertical as well as a gifts & home vertical. The verticals connect buyers and suppliers across what Global Sources refers to as five media channels: an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and their series of trade shows. Several co-located shows close today at AsiaWorld-Expo including Fashion Accessories, Garments ... Read More »

China’s State Council Releases Latest Directive on Exhibitions Industry

China’s State Council, headed by Premier Li Keqiang, has release an official directive which aims to boost development of the country’s exhibition industry.  According to the lengthy guidelines, a ministerial joint conference, including a dozen central government departments, will be established to coordinate the formulation and implementation of new market rules. The Chinese government has set a target to turn ... Read More »

Global Sources Launches Gifts & Home Products Vertical

Global Sources has now fully launched its suite of services for the gifts and home products industries. The services connect a specialized community of buyers and suppliers through content, communication and five media channels — an online marketplace, a magazine, alerts, a mobile app and trade shows. Running from April 27 to 30 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, three co-located shows offer gift and home products ... Read More »

Reed Exhibitions Reveals Acquisition of new Joint Venture

Further to an announcement made in November 2014, Reed Exhibitions Greater China has revealed its partnership agreement with Shanghai Kuozhan Exhibitions, the organiser of C-TOUCH, resulted in the formation of a new joint venture (JV) – Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan. Reed Exhibitions did not previously acknowledge this, but it appears that the partnership is in fact an acquisition. Financial details of ... Read More »

Penton Acquires iNET Interactive

Penton announced that it has acquired iNET Interactive, a leading event and digital information company that focuses on the booming Cloud, Hosting and Data Center segments of the technology sector.  Industry sources expect these segments to experience annual growth of 25-30% in the years ahead.  “A core element of our strategy is creating scaled positions in advantaged sectors.  This acquisition doubles ... Read More »

LendIt – Conference Series for the Online Lending Community

About LendIt LendIt is the largest conference series dedicated to connecting the global online lending community. LendIt hosts three conferences per year in the USA, Europe, and China. LendIt USA is the industry’s annual flagship conference and brings together every major online lending platform from around the world. LendIt Europe and LendIt China are regional conferences that allow attendees to ... Read More »

Penton: Transforming into Business Information – From Print to Digital

Penton Marks Evolution to an Information Services Business, Rolls Out New Branding to Reflect Transformation.  Events Key Revenue Stream, Followed Closely by Digital and Marketing Services, Collectively Seeing Double Digit Growth David Kieselstein, CEO of Penton, announced at the Business Information Management Summit (c-level event for business information ecosystem), the launch of the Company’s new branding and website (penton.com), which marks the ... Read More »

Hong Kong:  It Is Business as Usual for the Exhibition Industry

The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) issued a statement to reassure all participants, visitors and exhibitors that despite the on-going student protests in Hong Kong, events are still running smoothly and largely without interruption. Public transport links to Hong Kong’s two major venues, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), are running close ... Read More »

UBM Reaches for Trade Show Rival Advanstar

British communications and events company UBM Plc (UBM.L) is in advanced talks to acquire privately-held U.S. trade show organizer Advanstar for around $900 million, according to people familiar with the matter.  UBM, which also owns PR Newswire and has a market capitalization of 1.48 billion pounds ($2.4 billion), is in the final stages of negotiating a deal and could announce ... Read More »

Senior Management Changes at Reed Exhibitions

International exhibition organiser, Reed Exhibitions, has recently announced several changes at top level management. Chet Burchett was appointed as CEO of Reed Exhibitions and will report to executive chairman Mike Rusbridge, who will continue in the role as executive chairman. Burchett’s new role will be based in the U.K. and officially begin in January 2015. Burchett will be succeeded by ... Read More »