International Tradeshow Directory
Release Date: Feb. 2013
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m+a and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, report on the latest news from the exhibition community.
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Postponed for one year
The Fitness & Muscle Festival Fibo Power Russia scheduled for October 19 to 21, 2013 at the Crocus Expo Moscow Exhibition Centre has been postponed for one year, according to an announcement from its organiser Reed Exhibitions Germany. Reed cites insufficient preparation time, primarily with regard to licensing and obtaining import licences for products for the Russian market, as the reason for the delay. ank
Back to the roots
The 17th edition of MITM Euromed, Meetings and Incentive Travel Market, will take place this December 2 to 4 in the Spanish city of Seville, sponsored by Seville Convention Bureau. Back in 1997, Seville was the venue of MITM Euromed’s first edition and then hosted the show for the second time in 2000. ankRead now
Bauma 2013: new partner countryAt Conbuild Mining Indonesia, Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia, Messe München, and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) signed a memorandum of understanding, making Indonesia the official partner country of Bauma 2013 from April 15 to 21 in Munich. It is an opportunity for the country to make new contacts to expand the infrastructure at Bauma, the world’s largest platform. In 2011, the building industry of the country was able to grow 7%. It is the most dynamic sector of Indonesian industry.
Investing more in fairsHans Joachim Boekstegers is confident: “The German trade fair industry has made a full recovery.” This is reflected in the expectations of the sector for the coming year. For 2012, he forecasts a slight increase in exhibitor and visitor figures in the range of 2%. “But stand floor areas will hardly grow”, the chairman of the German Trade Fair Industry (Auma) is convinced. Although domestic participation is likely to fall, foreign exhibitors are still very much interested in the German market, and by extension in German fairs, due to the relatively healthy state of the German economy, he forecasts, drawing on the results of the Auma Trade Fair Trends, a representative survey of German companies by TNS Emnid.
According to that survey, which the association presented in December 2011, a large number of German companies plan to increase their trade fair budgets for 2012/2013 despite growing uncertainty about how the economy will develop. Statistics show that 30% of exhibiting companies aim to spend more on exhibitions, 55% just as much, while 15% intend to reduce their budget...read more!
Next to Gdansk’s football stadium
In time for the start of the UEFA European Football Championship in Poland and Ukraine, the new AmberExpo trade fair and conference centre has been completed right next to Gdansk’s football stadium, the “PGE Arena”. The new building provides 12,000m² of exhibition space in three multiple divisible halls; the conference area, four auditoria for up to 1,130 delegates with a capacity of 600. To this are added, six VIP meeting rooms for 15 to 20 people each.
Video on EC European Coatings Show at MesseNuernberg