International Tradeshow Directory
Implement tradeshows onto your website - for free
Choose whether you want to list tradeshows by industry + country or by country + city or by individual search criteria.
m+a and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, report on the latest news from the exhibition community.
A weekly must-read for organisers, exhibition centre managers and service partners.
Order a sample copy
Back in November 2013 at the tenth edition of Modatex major changes were still being heralded, but now it’s all over. Ocean Media, London, the organisers of Modatex and White Gallery in Germany, have axed the show planned for May at Messe Essen, explaining that the existence of two events revolving around the same theme on the German market – namely Modatex and Interbride, which is scheduled this June at Messe Düsseldorf – had divided both exhibitors and visitors. The result, said Ocean Media Group Ltd. CEO Dave Moran, was that neither trade fair would be attended. This has prompted the Ocean Media Group to exit the German market. The British firm is now placing its international focus on The London Bridal Show, which takes place April 6 to 8, 2014 at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre. ank
3D Print at Lyon EurexpoAt a time when 3D printing and other rapid manufacturing techniques have made a highly successful debut in the industry, it was about time that stakeholders had their own business platform exclusively focused on industrial needs. 3D Print is the first B2B exhibition devoted to additive manufacturing in France and will be held from June 17 to 20, 2014 at Lyon Eurexpo. Organised by Idice SAS, the Read 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!