Orchestrated for Excellence – CEMS and RAS launch dedicated show for the restaurant industry
Jul 20, 2018

Singapore, 19 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS) and the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) announced the launch of Restaurant Asia Singapore 2019 this afternoon to key members of the food and beverage industry. The event was also graced by members of the diplomatic corp.

Organised by RAS in partnership with CEMS, the inaugural exhibition will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore from 21 to 23 March 2019.

In line with the association’s mission to promote industry development and excellence through championing, promoting and advancing the common needs, interests and aspirations of Singapore’s food and beverage community, Restaurant Asia Singapore (RAS) 2019 will present a dedicated showcase of the latest in cutting-edge restaurant, kitchen and culinary equipment, as well as solutions and supplies that will address the needs of restaurant owners, from front of house reception to the back of house operations.

“We are confident that the show will grow to become the hub for its sourcing needs and for latest solutions, said Vincent Tan, PBM, President of RAS. “The industry will also recognise that the show will present business development and networking opportunities among our members, industry leaders and government agencies.”

Mr Tan added: “The show is the first of its kind spearheaded by industry leaders for the industry here in Singapore. We also hope that this exhibition will help elevate Singapore’s vibrant culinary scene and bring the industry to new epicurean heights on a regional and global scale.”

RAS is the pioneer and largest F&B association in Singapore, with more than 400 members, representing close to 700 brands that operate over 3,600 outlets ranging from restaurants,caterers, fast foods and food courts across various cuisines. Since its inception in 1980, RAS has been the voice of the F&B industry, working towards developing closer relationships between businesses and government agencies. It has also worked tirelessly to give due recognition and award excellence to drive business success.

“This venture with RAS is timely and relevant. Like many industries, advancements in the restaurant world are contingent on the changes the rest of the world is experiencing,” said Edward Liu, PBM, Group Managing Director of CEMS.

“We hope to bring technology and other solutions to the fore to address some of the key concerns of restauranteurs including engaging new customers, increasing spend and driving frequency of visits,” he added.

“The food and beverage industry in Singapore is worth close to $4 billion, making it a sizeable sector which contributes to the Singapore economy. We hope that the show will also be a launch pad for restaurants and related businesses to position themselves for growth here and abroad and possibly for franchise opportunities,” said Mr Liu.

The inaugural RAS 2019 will also be held in conjunction with the highly successful 7th Café Asia 2019, 7th International Coffee & Tea Expo and 6th Sweets & Bakes Asia 2019, all longstanding exhibitions organised by CEMS. Together, these events will gather over 200 exhibitors and industry players from more than 30 countries under one roof, across 8,000 square metres in gross exhibition space and aims to welcome at least 6,000 trade visitors and professionals and over 7,000 public visitors over three days.

Photo Credits: CEMS

Restaurant Asia Singapore 2019
Marina Bay Sands Singapore
Expo and Convention Centre Halls B & C
Thursday, 21 March to Saturday, 23 March 2019
10am to 6pm (March 21 & 22)
10am to 5pm (March 23)

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About CEMS Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd
Established in 1980, CEMS is a regional organizer with a global perspective. A key player in the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) industry in Singapore, CEMS has vast knowledge and experience in organizing and managing exhibitions, conferences and other special events for government agencies, associations and private enterprises, with business activities spanning across many countries in ASEAN including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, China in North Asia, and India, Sri Lanka,Bangladesh and Pakistan in the South Asia. In October 1997, CEMS achieved the distinction of being the first professional conference and exhibition organiser in Singapore to obtain the ISO 9002 certification. For the past decade, CEMS has formed strategic partnerships with both local and international players to achieve mutually desirable goals in the MICE industry.

About Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS)
Established in 1980, the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) was formerly known as the Singapore Hotel and Restaurant Association, catering to the distinctive needs of restaurant and hotel operators then. As tourism flourished, it prompted restaurants and hotels to create separate representative bodies to better focus and service the needs of the respective individual sectors. Started with only 20 members, RAS had since grown its membership base to more than 400 members, accounting for over 3,600 restaurant outlets. It also works closely with various Government bodies and F&B related associations overseas to develop and propel the local F&B industry.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid was attended by around 41,000 people at its July 18 edition
Jul 20, 2018

Madrid, 18 July 2018. –Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, an event organised by IFEMA, had a great turnout for its 68th edition held from 6 to 11 July, at IFEMA-Feria de Madrid and other venues in the city. The grand Spanish fashion show assembled 47 outstanding Spanish creators and brands and, like last January's edition, was held on new dates, two months earlier than usual, kicking off the international calendar to boost the event's international projection.

At this edition, the first in its history held in July, the event recorded an attendance of 40,870. 36,217 of attendees visited hall 14.1 of IFEMA-Feria de Madrid - fashion show attendees, press and visitors to Cibelespacio-, and a further 4,653 people attended the shows and presentations held at various venues in the city.

These new dates gave the event greater international projection for its fashion shows, one of its priority objectives, and avoided coinciding with other fashion shows, thus attracting the interest of a greater number of buyers and foreign press. Specifically, this edition of the fashion show was attended by 40 international trade guests, representatives from top fashion outlets and distributors, and prestigious media representatives from Europe, America and Asia.

Samsung EGOs emerging talent opened the fashion show
As a new development, young talents from Samsung EGO were responsible for kicking off the fashion show programme in hall 14.1 on Saturday the 7th, with the presentation of Constanza+Lab, winner of the tenth edition of the Samsung EGO Innovation Project, which was followed by the creations of another eight young designers.

Other new features of this edition included the première of La Condesa in hall 14.1; the return to the general programme of the fashion parade of Roberto Torretta and Menchén Tomás; the return of Pedro del Hierro to IFEMA; the Palomo Spain parade after recently receiving the 2018 Who's on Next VOGUE award, and the Duarte and Juan Vidal fashion parades at the headquarters of the Madrid Regional Government.

Furthermore, MBFWMadrid presented an interesting off programme, which included the talk given by the prestigious journalist Jessica Michault, aimed at designers taking part in the fashion show, on the importance of digitisation in fashion to boost business and the internationalisation of its brands.

Furthermore, MBFWMadrid and IFEMA paid tribute to the journalist Jesus María Montes-Fernández, celebrating his 25 years in the fashion world supporting Spanish design and helping
spread the Spanish brand throughout the world. More than 40 Spanish designers attended this famous professional's silver jubilee in the business.

MBFWMadrid's Sustainability Commitment
In this edition, MBFWMadrid went one step further in its commitment to Fashion with Sustainability by presenting, with the collaboration of its environmental sponsor Ecoembes, the first parade held within the parameters of the circular economy, by the designer Juanjo Oliva. With his brand Oliva, the designer presented the OLIVA COLLECTION show. III by Ecoembes, a collection made of fabrics made from recycled materials, mainly plastic bottles (PET).

Institutional support
Also, with the support of Madrid Regional Council and the City Council, the city saw the holding of different activities concerning fashion creation and new trends. The Madrid Regional Government contributed on this occasion by supporting the designers Juan Vidal and Darte, who exhibited their creations at the Real Casa de Correos de Puerta del Sol, headquarters of Madrid Regional Government. Meanwhile, within the framework of the Madrid Capital de Moda (MCDM) programme, the city Council of Madrid set up a screen in Plaza Margaret Thatcher, near Paseo de la Castellana, where people could watch the 68th edition of MBFWMadrid live. In addition, a new free bus service was made available to visitors of MBFWMadrid, connecting IFEMA with Plaza de Colón, everyday.

For its part, ACME put on various activities in the city coinciding with MBFWMadrid, within the framework of its Madrid es Moda programme.

Awards for the best collection, best model and best look
MBFWMadrid 2018 was once again the platform chosen by major brands such as Mercedes-Benz, L'Oreal Paris and Samsung, to reward the new and outstanding designers of Spanish fashion. With the sponsorship of L’Oréal Paris, Jorge Vázquez was voted best established designer, Afrodita Dorado best model, and Agatha Ruiz de la Prada best beauty look, at an awards ceremony presented by Sara Carbonero. Mercedes-Benz awarded the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Talent prize to Outsiders Division, as best emerging company at this edition.

This edition of MBFWMadrid again had the significant support of the sponsoring brands. In total, 20 outstanding companies sponsored this event. Mercedes-Benz, L’Oréal Paris and Inditex were its main sponsors. Samsung, Iberia, Font Vella, Ciroc, Royal Bliss, sponsors; Facebook and Instagram, Dyson, Only You Hotels, Kaiku Caffe Latte and ESNE , collaborators and Ecoembes , environmental partner of the event. In addition,Bestway, ESDEN, IED Madrid, Lord Wilmore, Anaconda , Xyon Revolution - which provided the shoes for the fashion show's attendants team, - and Blover, who created an exclusive leather design for the staff and attendants of MBFWMadrid. Fashion TV was once again this edition's official international television channel.

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29th Book Fair Opens with Record Exhibitor Numbers
Jul 18, 2018

18 July 2018- The 29th Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today and runs until 24 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai. This year’s fair welcomes a record number of 680 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions, showcased across 14 thematic zones, including the “General Books Pavilion”, “English Avenue”, “International Cultural Village”, “Children’s Paradise” and “E-books & e-Learning Resource”. These zones display a variety of high-quality reading materials. Meanwhile, precious manuscripts of renowned writers are exhibited at the Art Gallery located at Hall 3 Concourse of the HKCEC. About 310 cultural events catering to different ages and interests are being held during the fair period including seminars, cultural performances and story-telling sessions.

“The theme for this year’s Book Fair is ‘Romance Literature’, with the tag line ‘Reading the World ・ What on Earth is Love?’” said HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong. “Distinguished works of romance literature have deeply touched uncountable booklovers through the years. Writers of different times have led readers to explore and appreciate love through reading. Hong Kong authors have made significant contributions to the development of romance literature, while their writings also reflect social changes through time. We hope that through the theme of the year, readers will be able to discover more high-calibre romance writers and literature of different styles.”

Exploring Love through Romance Literature

Echoing the theme of the year, a dedicated zone named “Love between the Lines” introduces romance writers representing the pre- and post-1990s eras respectively. These include Eileen Chang, Su Xu, Yi Shu, Johnny Yip and Eunice Lam who launched their writing careers before the 1990s, as well as Zita Law, Lam Wing Sum, Sirena Cheng, Tin Hong and Middle, who started during or after the 1990s. The exhibition area displays a range of the writer’s precious items, including out-of-print novels and manuscripts. Selected film and theatre performance clips of their adapted works are also shown, offering an additional means to appreciate romance literature.

“Theme of the Year” Seminar Series

A number of prominent romance writers are spotlighted in the “Theme of the Year: Romance Literature” seminar series. Among the speakers, Eileen Chang's estate executor Roland Soong and literary critic Tom Fung will discuss Eileen Chang’s classics; Professor Wong Nim-yan and writer Peter Dunn will examine how 1960s Hong Kong shaped the works of Yi Shu and Johnny Yip. At a seminar today, Writer Chip Tsao had a dialogue with media veteran Kam Kwok-leung and columnist April Lam on Eunice Lam’s 1970s viewpoints on the culture of love.

Meanwhile, new-generation romance writers will share their thoughts about writing at the fair. Zita Law and spiritual practitioner Jenny Suen will explore reality and spirituality in relation to love. Sirena Cheng will discuss the relationship between love and writing, making reference to a newly published book co-written by her and Lin Xi (Albert Leung). Tin Hong will join Yu Er and Kenneth Wong in sharing experience of writing about love, while Middle will offer a new take on “the meaning of missing out”.

Photos of Silk Road

At the Art Gallery, the “Photo Gallery of Silk Road” exhibition is co-organised by the HKTDC and National Geographic to exhibit award-winning photographs that capture the culture and landscape along the Silk Road. With the support of media and organisations from Zhejiang Province, another exhibition, “A Journey to Zhejiang”, features paintings by the province’s renowned painters and cartoonists including Feng Zikai, Huang Binhong and Pan Tianshou. Zhejiang Yue Opera, as well as demonstrations of woodblock printing and bamboo paper production, will be performed. Jointly presented by the HKTDC and the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, another Art Gallery exhibition entitled “A Gem of Chinese Culture – Cantonese Opera” displays a diverse collection of exhibits such as costumes, special magazine issues and promotion leaflets. Cantonese opera performances will also be staged to showcase this cultural heritage of Guangdong and Hong Kong.

World-renowned Chinese-language Writers

The HKTDC collaborates with Ming Pao and Yazhou Zhoukan to co-organise the Renowned Writers Seminar Series, with notable Chinese-language writers from around the globe sharing their literary experience and insight. The series opened today with Ye Fu sharing his decade-long writing experience. Renowned Taiwanese writer Lung Yingtai will present her new book and share her views on Sunday (22 July). Other renowned speakers participating in the series include Chinese mainland writers Zhang Kangkang, Beidao, Mangke, A Yi, Yu Xiuhua, Duo Yu and Li Xin. Among other speakers are Luo Yijun, Jimmy, Hu Chingfang, Cai Zhiheng and Lee Kan from Taiwan, Leo Lee Oufan, Li Yukying, Ma Kafei and Zhou Jieru from Hong Kong, Li Changsheng from Japan, as well as Dai Xiaohua from Malaysia.Reading the world from Hong Kong

Apart from Chinese literary works, the Book Fair also encourages the public to read books in other languages to broaden their horizons. Supported by an international online bookstore Book Depository, English-language authors featuring in the English Reading and Creative Writing Seminar Series will share their creative thoughts. These include Indian-born Singaporean writer Balli Kaur Jaswal, who is attracting much attention in English literary circles. Also in the line-up are best-selling campus novel writer M. A. Bennett from the United Kingdom, and Singaporean writer Sharlene Teo, who has been commended by best-selling author Ian McEwan. Denise Y. Ho, Assistant Professor of History at Yale University and locally based writer Mark O' Neill will also introduce their new works.

International Cultural Village

The Book Fair promotes cultural exchanges through the International Culture Village, which features 33 countries and regions, including France, Germany and Italy, together with new participants from Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece and Ireland. Exhibitors showcase their cultures through books also offer a wide range of events for the public to experience different cultures. The popular Japan Pavilion returns with the largest number of participants ever. Exhibitors from 17 cities and prefectures including Iwate, Kansai, Shikoku and Okinawa are teaming up with the Japan National Tourism Organisation and KADOKAWA Corporation to showcase local books, cultural products and virtual-reality tours of spots featured in anime and manga.

The World of Knowledge Seminar Series aims to enrich readers’ world knowledge. With support from the Consulate General of Spain, writers Diana Coronado, María José Pareja Lopez and Nashua Gallagher hosted a seminar and guided readers to explore Spanish love poetry and prose today. Meanwhile, with the support of the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, acclaimed French writer Chantal Thomas will give a talk on the social status and power of women in the 18th century. The European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau has also invited Latvian writer Janis Jonevs, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature, to share his advice on writing.

Children’s Paradise

Located on the third level of the HKCEC, the Children’s Paradise features more than 200 exhibitors showcasing a diverse range of books and educational materials for children of different ages. The “Children and Youth Reading Seminar Series” covers such topics as parent-child reading and children’s education. Distinguished speakers including former Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang and children’s writer Mimi Zhou will share tips on how to guide children to develop interest in reading.

Other seminar series being held during the Book Fair include the “Personal Development and Spiritual Growth Seminar Series” where Joseph Sung and Ambrose King, both former Vice-Chancellors of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as comic artist Ma Wing-shing and cross-media creator Erica Li will speak. Also on the schedule are the “Lifestyle Seminar Series” and the “Hong Kong Cultural and Historical Seminar Series” covering a wide range of topics catering to different interests. For more details and registration for the seminars, please refer to the Hong Kong Book Fair website or mobile app. Visitors who are not pre-registered for a seminar may still try to gain admission by arriving early. “Green Tips” are listed on the Book Fair website and mobile app, encouraging visitors to support the event’s green initiatives and help protect the environment.

One Ticket, Two Fairs

The second edition of the Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo is being held concurrently on Level 5 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Sports and Leisure Expo features more than 130 exhibitors and over 160 brands, as well as more than 50 on-site events and activities. These include HADO, an emerging e-sport from Japan that combines augmented reality and wearable technology. Facilities and games available for free trials include a six-metre-high rock-climbing wall, lawn bowls, a golf simulator, a dragon-boat rowing machine, augmented-reality war games and photography workshops. Furthermore, the Hong Kong Tourism Board provides visitors with the opportunity to try a variety of e-sports, such as football and basketball.

A number of star athletes are also participating. Chan Yuen-ting, the first female coach of a professional men's football team in Hong Kong; Steve Lo, Hong Kong’s first Marathon Grand Slam winner; and Wong Hiu-ying, the first Hong Kong gymnast to create an internationally recognised gymnastic move, will share their stories. In the next few days, Ada Tsang, the first Hong Kong woman to conquer Mount Everest, Fung Wah-tim, a renowned Hong Kong marathon coach, Chan Ka-ho and Christy Yiu, members of the Hong Kong Athletics Team, as well as rock climber Lisa Cheng Lai-sa will host sharing sessions. Visitors can visit the Sports and Leisure Expo with a valid Book Fair ticket for the same day.

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Media enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Sunny Ng Tel: (852) 2584 4357 Email: sunny.sl.ng@hktdc.org
Angel Leong Tel :(852) 2584 4194 Email: angel.lw.leong@hktdc.org
Joshua Cheng Tel: (852) 2584 4395 Email: joshua.cp.cheng@hktdc.org

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Smart City Ideas at Art in MTR Exhibition
Jul 11, 2018

HONG KONG --( ASIA TODAY )-- Public space with greening and art not only offers members of the community some much-needed breathing space, but also provides a sense of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle in Hong Kong. These were among some of the creative concepts to make better use of public space that were explored by a group of students from secondary schools and tertiary institutions who participated in the “Social Innovation Inventor - Smart City Design Competition”. Their suggestions included adding elderly- and environmentally friendly features to enhance walkability as well as using art and history to make the pedestrian experience more enjoyable. Winning designs from the competition, organised and sponsored by the World Green Organisation and MTR Corporation respectively, are on display in an “Art in MTR” exhibition at MTR Sheung Wan and Sai Wan Ho stations starting from today (5 July 2018) until 2 October 2018.

“Apart from the issue of land scarcity, Hong Kong also faces challenges from having an aging population. This competition has guided students to use their creativity to help tackle these social issues while raising their awareness about environmental protection and encouraging them to adopt a healthy and low-carbon lifestyle,” said Dr William Yu, Chief Executive Officer of World Green Organisation.

“As a company committed to contributing to environmental protection by providing low carbon transport and creating a more vibrant and vivid travelling experience for everyone to enjoy, MTR Corporation is happy to share the students’ interesting and thoughtful urban design concepts with the wider community,” said Ms Linda So, Corporate Affairs Director of MTR Corporation.

MTR Corporation offers space at different MTR stations for art exhibitions under the “Art in MTR” programme to promote artistic talent and the public’s appreciation for art. Interested artists and organisations may call the MTR Hotline at 2881 8888 for enquiry or submit their proposals to the MTR Corporation.

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Venus Chui
MTR Corporation

Omanexpo taps growth potential in East Africa’s utilities and waste management sectors
Jul 08, 2018

Muscat, Oman, 04 July 2018—While opportunities are emerging in East Africa as a result of the region’s strong economic performance and increase in public and private infrastructure investment in power, water and wastewater projects, there is massive potential for growth in these sectors.

In the first edition of East Africa Utilities Expo, which will be held from 25-27 September at the Kenyatta International Convention Center, Oman’s biggest exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo will bring in top utilities and waste management experts and policy makers whose presentations will cover efficient and effective waste management strategies and solutions towards a zero-waste society, recycling, electronic waste management, upcoming power and wastewater projects in East Africa, developing applicable water and wastewater technologies, public-private partnerships in delivering infrastructure projects, digital business models, and more.

Accompanying the conference is the exhibition, aimed at providing a venue for trade professionals, companies, and stakeholders to learn and understand the growth potentials of the countries in the East Africa region and showcase related products, services and technologies of companies while presenting business opportunities to prospective investors.

Indrajeet Kumar, exhibition director, East Africa Utilities Expo, says “The potential and new opportunities presented by the region’s booming utilities industry are encouraging. Kenya, especially, is fast-emerging as a business and investment hub, with a multi-million project pipeline that includes a US$ 5 billion nuclear power plant, US$ 14 million worth of independent power plant (IPP) projects, and water and sewerage projects valued at US$ 220 million. A total of US$ 56.8 billion worth of projects are expected to be executed between 2018 and 2028.”

“We are inviting companies to participate and increase their products, services and technologies’ exposure to regional and international markets,” he adds.

To ensure that exhibiting companies are properly connected to targeted and qualified industry buyers and get their return on investment, Omanexpo is organizing a hosted buyers program, further boosting the show’s value.

East Africa Utilities Expo will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development and the Embassy of Kenya. It enjoys the support of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (Kenya), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), KenInvest, Kenya Green Building Society, National Construction Authority and Town & County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK).


Contact: Melissa Daleja
T:+968 24660122 / Mobile: +968 99471704
Email: melissa.daleja@omanexpo.com

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PCHi Technology Summit Returns for Second Edition
Jul 05, 2018

Beijing, 5 July 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) today announces the details of the second edition of PCHi Technology Summit. Slated to take place in Guangzhou from 27 – 28 August 2018 at W Hotel, the Summit is presented with the support of PCHi’s Cosmetics Science & Technology Innovation Committee (CSTIC).

“The inaugural run of our Summit was very well-received — with over 380 industry professionals in attendance and 11,000 online views,” shared Peter LIU, PCHi Project Manager. “We are excited to continue offering this unique platform to the industry, designed for in-depth exploration of key industry trends, knowledge exchange, and professional networking — an extension of the innovative and excellent discussions that takes place during the annual PCHi trade event in Spring.”

The Summit program includes a conference, product showcase, and an awards ceremony where PCHi recognizes its distinguished partners and their outstanding contributions to the global personal care and home care industry.

This year’s Summit will explore industry trends and regulations as the main theme, and the break-out sessions will tackle two key topics of concerns: aging and sensitive skin. Curated by the CSTIC, the agenda will address the whole industry chain, covering aspects of rules and regulations, manufacturing technology, product formulation, efficacy evaluation, testing, and more.

Featuring an impressive panel of industry experts and participating companies, the Summit is expected to attract close to 600 industry professionals, including manufacturers and suppliers of personal care ingredients; OEMs and ODMs; management personnel from cosmetics companies; research and development, testing, packaging, and regulatory affairs personnel; and representatives from industry associations, educational institutions, and government bodies.

LIU concludes, “Through the Summit, we hope to provide attendees with a better grasp of market dynamics, greater understanding of industry trends, and more technical insights. I believe that the agenda, pulled together by the esteemed CSTIC, has us poised to deliver the most enriching and comprehensive program, tailored to the needs of the industry and the attendees’ business objectives.”

Registration for the Summit is now open. From now till 10 August, early registrants stand to enjoy 20% off booking fees, while past attendees of PCHi Conference 2016 – 2018 and PCHi Technology Summit 2017 are entitled to a 30% discount. Interested parties can obtain more details from Ms. Serena Liu at yujia.liu@reedsinopharm.com.

For more information, please visit www.pchi-china.com/en, or connect with PCHi on social media.


About PCHi

The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show is China's #1 Sourcing Platform for the Global Personal Care Industry. As an innovation-led event, PCHi provides cosmetics, home and personal care manufacturers, ingredients suppliers, cosmetics packaging, machinery and product testing providers from all over the world with a quality platform for ingredients sourcing, gaining insight into global trends, and networking with world-class experts.

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10-year Challenging Journey, GTI Invites You to Continue Its Streak!
Jul 05, 2018

Hand in hand with 600+ exhibitors, the 10th edition of GTI Asia China Expo (GTI GZ Expo), an international games & amusement show, will be grandly held on 12-14 September at Area A, Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou.

Organized by Game Time International (GTI), Haw Ji Co., Ltd and GZCESC since 2009, GTI GZ Expo wholeheartedly drives the development of China-made games equipment and builds up an international trade platform for the games & amusement industry. After nearly a decade’s development, GTI GZ Expo has turned into a leading annual games & amusement trade show in Asia. As an integrated, diversified and international expo, it has maintained and will in future maintain its original intention while forging ahead with building a bridge for the home games & amusement market to connect China with foreign countries.

Since 2009, GTI GZ Expo has been growing rapidly. Its exhibition space has become larger and larger from 9,300 sq.ms to 80,000sq.ms and from one hall to 8 halls--a rise of 760%. Furthermore, visitor numbers have increased from 12,510 to 130,000--a growth of 939%. And while global buyers came from 23 countries and regions in the first edition, there were 65 countries and regions covering 5 continents in 2017. This year, featuring 80,000sq.ms, the expo is expected to attract 600+ exhibitors and 100,000 visitors to welcome and celebrate its first glorious decade.

Global buyers can get the chance to negotiate with manufacturers and find their desired products and reliable partners at GTI GZ Expo, which will gather not only dozens of professional buyers from 65 countries and regions but also top manufacturers from the games & amusement industry. Meanwhile, buyers can also communicate or even cooperate with China and overseas manufacturers to get more information about the market and learn of the latest developing trends.

GTI Asia China Expo is coming! We sincerely invite you to come to Area A, Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou on September 12-14 to acquaint with the latest industrial products and discuss the development with industrial leaders and insiders from home and abroad, as well as seek newer and better industrial opportunities.

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Asia's future energy needs on the agenda at Tank Storage Asia 2018
Jul 05, 2018

Visitor registration now open for event on 26 & 27 September

London (28 June) --( ASIA TODAY )-- South East Asia’s bulk liquid storage market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.22% until 2024 as the region continues to be a key market despite previously turbulent market conditions in the oil and gas industry globally. Singapore in particular has seen record bunker fuel sales of 50.6 million tons in the last year and remains Asia’s top petrochemical hub.

Singapore will host industry leaders at Tank Storage Asia, as the exhibition and conference returns to the Marina Bay Sands on the 26th & 27th September, following last year’s successful event.

Tank Storage Asia is the only dedicated exhibition and conference in the region for the bulk liquid storage industry. It brings together the entire supply chain, from terminal suppliers and manufacturers through to tank storage operators, terminal owners, traders and analysts.

The event is supported and attended by major terminals across the region, including Stolthaven Terminals, Vopak, Oiltanking, VTTI and Horizon Terminals. Also supporting the event is the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, the Independent Power Producers’ Forum, RVB Tank Storage Solutions and the Corrosion Association Singapore.

Mark Lim, Assistant Commercial Manager at Stolthaven Singapore, comments: “The show is an excellent platform for networking, getting to know new suppliers and learning about updates within the industry. We’re very much looking forward to attending this year and supporting the event once again.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the exhibition where more than 80 local and international suppliers will showcase the latest equipment and state-of-the-art technologies. Exhibitors will include CTS Far East, Endress + Hauser, Kanon Loading Equipment, Krohne, OPW Engineered Systems, Concrete Canvas, BIOex, Larco, Protego, Emerson Automation Solutions and Emco Wheaton to name just a few. These span the entire supply chain, from tank design, construction and maintenance, through to innovations in metering and measuring, pumps and valves, automation and loading equipment, and inspection and certification services.

The exhibition will also include a dedicated Singapore Pavilion and Technology Start-Up Zone where local companies will be exhibiting, with financial backing from the Singapore Manufacturing Federation and iMAP funding initiative.

To register to attend, view the exhibitor line up and sign up for show news and information, please visit the event www.tankstorageasia.com

About Easyfairs

Easyfairs enables communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.

The group currently organises 218 events in 17 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States). Easyfairs also manages 10 events venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Antwerp, Ghent, Mechelen-Brussels North, Namur, Gorinchem, Hardenberg, Venray, Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm).

The group employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €160 million for its financial year 2016-2017.

Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Easyfairs.

For more information, visit our website http://www.easyfairs.com

Contact Easyfairs

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Head of Marketing, StocExpo & Tank Storage Events
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IFEMA celebrates global exhibitions day with sectors and partners
Jun 08, 2018

The ceremony was held to thank the companies, suppliers, media and other professionals for the contribution and support to holding more than 100 fairs every year. Guest of honour Carlos Soria gave an inspirational talk about the challenges he has faced during his career in sport

Almost 80 countries celebrated Global Exhibitions Day today, to recognise an industry with an annual economic impact of around €98 billion, with a convening power that mobilises 4.4 million exhibiting companies and more than 260 million visitors around the world. The trade fair sector creates more than 680,000 direct and 1.8 million induced jobs

Madrid. 6 June 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- This is the third consecutive year that IFEMA has celebrated Global Exhibitions Day with trade fair institutions from around 80 countries, with a programme dedicated to everyone who contributes to its operation and helps it to stage more than 100 trade fairs and congresses every year, in which more than 33 companies and more than 3.5 million visitors take part. This activity which generates around €2,600 million every year for Madrid's economy, and more than 44,000 jobs. These figures will rise in the next five years according to growth forecasts in the IFEMA Strategic Plan, which predicts that the organisation will double its turnover to €203 million by 2022, according to Clemente González Soler, president of IFEMA, at the presentation of the event.

On a global scale, the industry achieves some extremely impressive figures, with €98 billion generated by the 31,000 fairs that take place every year, which are attended by 4.4 million exhibitor companies and more than 260 million visitors around the world. In this regard, hosting more than 400 fairs a year, our country is ranked fourth in the world, according to the Spanish Exhibition and Trade Fair Association.

This is a day for highlighting the value of the exhibitions industry, which employs 680,000 people, creates 1.8 million induced jobs, and fosters sector development, by providing proper conditions and projects to nourish businesses, promoting international expansion, and encouraging innovation and knowledge transfer. Aspects which, according to the president of IFEMA, trigger growth and expansion in sectors served by fairs, stimulating national economies. What’s more, trade fair organisations do all this while prioritising social responsibility, committed to having a positive impact on local communities and the environment.

INSPIRATIONAL TALK - Carlos Soria. To this end, IFEMA invited the most international Spanish mountaineer on the occasion of his last attempt to reach the Dhaulagiri summit, in Nepal, with the sponsorship of IFEMA. During his talk, he shared his life experience and the values needed for his activity, such as hard work, perseverance, the quest to share objectives and the struggle to achieve them. The experience accumulated during his last years has given him the satisfaction of reaching the top of 12 of the world's 14 eight - thousanders , and of remaining active and eager to reach the challenge of completing, at his 79 years of age, the two great mountains left to add to his curriculum. IFEMA sponsored the IFEMA-CARLOS SORIA Expedition to Dhaulagiri.

OPEN DOORS DAY: Today, IFEMA also held an Open Doors Day for Business and Protocol schools, with guided tours of the Feria de Madrid site. The objective is to raise awareness of the valuable activity carried out by IFEMA in different groups, and to draw attention to the impact of fairs on the economy and related sectors, as well as being genuine innovation and knowledge platforms.

The event was broadcast live from the IFEMA website -www.ifema.es and from the Global Exhibitions Day Microsite -http://www.ifema.es/web/diamudialferias/index.html where a commemorative video will be available to mark the Global Exhibitions Day ceremony and Carlos Soria’s talk, with testimonials from the ten presidents and members of the Organisers’ Committees from IFEMA's main trade fairs who took part in the celebration.

For further information:

Marta Cacho | IFEMA Communication and Press Manager | mcacho@ifema.es

Where East meets West: Silk Road theme announced for second INDEX design event of 2018
Jun 02, 2018

INDEX – the Middle East’s largest interiors exhibition – is set to host a compact edition of its design showcase in September, where a Silk Road theme will bring value-driven products and premium brands together in Dubai.

Following on from March’s annual flagship event, autumn’s INDEX will offer a show different to its usual buyer experience as it explores one of the most significant historical design routes of all time.

With a focus on East meets West, the show is presenting itself as a modern-day Silk Road; the famous cross-continental design pathway that opened-up new markets for Asian and European design philosophies.

It is set to welcome 400 furniture and décor design and supply companies from across the continents, all specialising in fit-out and interior products for commercial, hospitality, retail and residential design projects.

Samantha Macdonald, INDEX Event Director explained: “The Silk Road started over 2,000 years ago, and through its many routes became the first way that Europe and the West was introduced to the likes of silk, dyes, precious stones, porcelain, spices and perfumes. In return, the route took western goods like glassware, woollen textiles, rugs, carpets animal firs and skins to a new market in the East, making it the world’s first and then premiere trade route – at the heart of which was design and creativity.

“Its path ventured through the deserts of the Middle East. Two millennia on and the region – the UAE especially – plays equally as central a role now as being the hub between the two continents.

“INDEX September will focus on individual designs and value driven products from Asia, sat alongside premium products from Europe. Together, they will allow the show to present a wide selection of interior products to suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering every buyer’s needs as the design industry heads into the final quarter of the year.”

On site, the show will come alive with the colours, patterns and textures that encapsulated The Silk Road when it was its most densely trodden.

This more compact INDEX, which takes place alongside organiser dmg events’ latest exhibition, FIM – dedicated to showcasing materials, fittings and technology used to manufacture interior products – follows March’s lead event, which gathered more than 27,000 creative minds together for four-days of interior design exhibiting and networking.
That full inspirational INDEX experience will return in September 2019 as the show in its entirety sits alongside The Hotel Show Dubai, together offering a complete insight into the Middle East’s surging design and hospitality industry.

To find out more about September's INDEX, taking place from the 16th – 18th, visit www.indexexhibition.com


For more information, contact Euan McLelland, PR Manager at INDEX on +971-4-445-3720, or email euanmclelland@dmgevents.com

About dmg events
dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines. We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 350,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as the Big 5 construction shows and the ADIPEC and GASTECH energy events.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

About DMGT
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange. DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.5bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment.

DMGT is also a founding investor and the largest shareholder of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and ZPG PLC.