PCHi 2019 New Conference Framework Unveiled
Nov 14, 2018

Beijing, 13 November 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) today announces a new structure for its education program at Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) 2019. Widely regarded as China’s choice sourcing platform for the global personal care industry, PCHi will return to Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center from 26 – 28 February 2019, along with the PCHi Annual Industry Conference 2019.

Presented in a brand-new format, the Conference will cover a comprehensive range of topics in a mix of keynote and break-out sessions. This announcement comes as RSE moves in response to the industry’s demand for learning at trade events, where attendees seek out the latest market trends and technology offerings to help shape their business activities for the year.

As the first trade event of the calendar year for the cosmetics industry, PCHi is an innovation-led platform that offers trade professionals the opportunity to uncover predictive market development trends. The definitive event receives the industry’s attention globally, and it takes the lead in communicating the latest business information, market updates, regulatory framework, and technological advancements.

Peter LIU, PCHi Project Manager, said, “Under the direction of PCHi’s Cosmetics Science and Technology Innovation Committee (CSTIC), we’ve developed a robust education program that offers delegates the resources they need for their various functional roles — whether technical, marketing, or regulatory — to name a few. With the new framework, we’re making the conference more accessible and we hope that attendees will make full use of these learning opportunities.”

Complimentary Plenary Talks: Varied Topics, Simultaneous Translations

Next year, for the first time ever, RSE will present a curated collection of keynote presentations in a series titled ‘PCHi Conference Plenary Talks: Trend-driven Innovations for a Smart Future’ on 26 February.

Open to all PCHi participants, these sessions are designed to provide attendees with a quick overview of the global personal care market covering a broad range of highly sought-after conference topics. These include overviews on market trends for cosmetics, color cosmetics, R&D, packaging, and more. The Plenary will be delivered in both Chinese and English (through simultaneous translation), and will feature some of the world’s most authoritative consultants, industry experts, and formulators.

Break-out Sessions: Deeper Insights for Specific Topics

The spotlight then turns onto the break-out sessions, which allows delegates to delve deeper into separate, elective conference tracks. More themes are in the pipeline and will be announced later.

1. Cosmetics Formulation Conference
2. Cosmetics Efficacy Evaluation and Testing Technology Conference
3. Dermo-cosmetics Clinical Research & Skin Care Products Foundation Conference
4. Rules & Regulations Conference
5. Market Trends Conference

The all-rounded education program offers PCHi visitors the opportunity to uncover new technologies and fresh perspectives through in-depth and interactive discussions with industry experts, including formulators, researchers, clinical physicians, regulatory advisors, and market research specialists.

For more information about the PCHi Annual Industry Conference 2019, visit http://www.pchi-china.com/en/Conference/PCHi-Conference-Preview. Early-bird pricing and bulk discounts are available till 18 January 2019. Industry professionals who wish to secure tickets for the conference may contact Ms. Serena Liu at yujia.liu@reedsinopharm.com.

To sign-up to attend PCHi 2019, please visit www.pchi-china.com/en/visitors/visitor-register.


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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Taiwan Jewellery Show 2018: Changes in jewellery sector could open new opportunities for players
Nov 13, 2018

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Nov. 13, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Taiwan premiere jewellery international exhibition, Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair 2018, has concluded on 5th November at Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 1. The trade show attracted 9,407 visits from 22 regions and countries, including USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Malaysia and Philippines. The 2019 edition will be held from 15-18 November, 2019, announced the organiser UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch.

The jewellery industry is facing a significant shift and suffering from its impact after De Beers disclosed its expansion on lab-grown diamond business. It has triggered a tense atmosphere in the diamond market and moreover, the spill-over effect caused by the US-China trade war dented consumption and dragging down the jewellery industry in Asia, remarked Ms. Sabine Liu, General Manager of UBM Taiwan. "The re-conversion and a big change amid jewellery supply chains can be foreseen, while most of the loose stone vendors also showcased jewellery pieces to reach a 'win-win' solution. This bilateral intention is obvious and believed to be a normal state in the recent years," she highlighted.

Investment Outlook

A rare 124.00-carat no oil emerald displayed by Jurassic Inc., a Taiwan renowned colour diamond company, is the most attention-grabbing piece amongst all. It is a limited edition, weighted second to the one with 169.00-carat auctioned in 2015. The rate of discovering a blue diamond remained one in 200,000. Not only the source of new mining is not yet discovered, but also the yields of global gemstone mining are steeply declining, stated Richard Li, General Manager of Jurassic Inc.

He also encouraged the connoisseur collectors to invest on Argyle pink diamonds, brown diamonds and grey diamonds while offering prices are still friendly, since they have boomed in popularity for international auction houses in recent years. "We don't worry synthetic diamonds will seriously impact consumptions of colour diamonds. After all, they are targeting two different markets," said Richard Li. A 3.00-carat fancy vivid pink diamond was sold for the highest price during the exhibition period, exceeded US$140,000, and had been confirmed to break the record last year.

On the other hand, the collection of 'Koi Carps and Lotus' brooch and 'Swimming Koi' ring presented by Liangher, an 80-year founded art jewellery corporate, displayed a remarkable craftsmanship creation and technique. The showpieces adopted basic machine theory to allow the adjustment of the koi carps swimming towards and backwards. This brilliant artwork has attracted international auction company and will open the bid in the middle of 2019. Meanwhile, Liangher also debuted the latest collection 'Tiger Diamond' during the show to drive aggressive buying.

Red Waves

According to the post-show report, the suppliers of loose stone grew 35% this year and over 70% of them came from ASEAN countries. Customization has become the ongoing trends and many tourists from Greater China are mostly interested in ruby and red spinel, which buoyed the vendors' exploration in Taiwan business opportunities, commented by exhibitors SP Gems and Thida Gems from Myanmar. A 10.45-carat Burma non-treated star ruby, exhibited by Thida Gems, had received the most enquiries at the show.

This year, coral is bejewelled as a main gemstone in many showpieces that can be seen at the area of contemporary jewellery designers, such as Wang Chin Lin, Bunrei Umehara and Chang Hsiu Jan. The designers urged the legality of using coral jewellery and coral reef conservation by retaining its original shape to design the jewellery pieces. In addition, new designers, Huang Wei Lin, Chang Chun Ting and Fancy Chang, presented their artworks with delicate inspiration in pave and setting techniques, which had also won a great reputation.

With the Taipei Jewellery Workshop Union's support, the 4th edition of Craftsmanship Competition Award Ceremony was held at Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair 2018. The contest theme was "Treasure Taiwan" and the goldsmith winner of the year went to Mr. Su Yu Chang. Yu-Shieh Hsu, Department of Labor, Taipei City Government Commissioner attended the ceremony to award the certificate to the winners.

In comparison to 2017 exhibition, the sixth edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair has shown a 10% increase in the number of foreign visitors and 38% growth of local buyers collectively. There are 27 domestic and overseas companies signing the rebooking contract and 50 booths were sold out before the show closed, in which they came from Taiwan, Japan, Poland, and Hong Kong.

About UBM Asia

Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world. Please visit -www.ubm.com/asia for more information about our presence in Asia.

About news release, please contact
UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Ms. Joy Chou

For exhibitor or visiting inquiry, please contact
Ms. Rita Hung

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​Design legend Zandra Rhodes is coming to Formex
Nov 09, 2018

Zandra Rhodes is a legend in the design world. Her colorful, flowing clothes have been worn by royalty and celebrity rock stars. At 78, she remains as relevant as ever – with new collections and her own museum. Zandra Rhodes will be the Formex Guest Influencer for the fair in January 2019.

Zandra Rhodes will be celebrating 50 years as a designer next year. It all started with studies at the Royal Arts College in London in the 1960s. She has now founded a fashion and textile museum in the same city.

“Zandra Rhodes is a superstar and iconic in her design. A real influencer in the true meaning of the word, known for her colorful design. She was trained as a textile designer, and she has been making clothes for years for celebrities like Princess Diana of Wales, Debbie Harry, Kylie Minogue, Paris Hilton, Helen Mirren and others. She was punk before punk existed,” says Lotta Ahlvar, Event Manager at Formex.

Zandra Rhodes will be the Formex Guest Influencer for the fair January 15-18, 2019. Visitors will be able to draw inspiration from her interior design solutions.

“I'm very excited to be coming to Formex and being part of such a fabulous exhibition,” says Zandra Rhodes.

She is interested in Scandinavian design and interiors.

“I admire so much about Scandinavian design. I admire Marimekko for its purity, originality and distinctiveness. Ikea is another inspiration for how that amazing company answers so many questions on what is essential yet practical and needed in life – sheer brilliance,” says Zandra Rhodes.

Zandra Rhodes’s Fashion and Textile Museum in London is a colorful building that used to be a warehouse. Read more about Zandra Rhodes and see her current collections at www.zandrarhodes.com. Read more about the museum: www.ftmlondon.org

Press photos at Stockholmsmässan

For more information, visit www.formex.se or contact:
Christina Olsson, +46 8 749 44 28, christina.olsson@stockholmsmassan.se
Lotta Ahlvar, +46 8 749 41 52, lotta.ahlvar@stockholmsmassan.se

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Medtec China 2018 was successfully held in Shanghai
Nov 08, 2018

SHANGHAI, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Medtec China 2018 was successfully held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center September 26-28th, 2018. The three-day event succeeded in bringing together 354 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions of the world, serving as a premium quality forum for medical device R&D, production technology, materials, components, manufacturing devices, testing equipment, and regulation service and support for multinational medical device manufacturers to set up production and R&D bases in China.

Numbers of visitors and exhibitors reaches a new high

As a medical device design and manufacturing industry annual grand gathering, Medtec China 2018 received 21,583 visits from 4,643 companies, representing a 17.5% increase compared with 2017. Click here to check the "Post Show Report 2018".

354 exhibitors were represented and the exhibition scale increased by 17%. Exhibitors were mostly satisfied with their exhibiting experience -- more than 85% of exhibitors rebooked booths for the 2019 show. So far, almost 90% of the booth area has already been booked. To secure a booth at Medtec China 2019, please click here.

Assembling the best brands of MedTech in China

As the world-leading exhibition dedicated to the Medical Device Design and Manufacturing Industry in China, Medtec China gathers together both international and domestic brands at the show to meet all kinds of needs from visitors.

Medtec China boasts strong resources in Medical Automation, for example, through the presence of Mickron, Kahle Automation, TP Concept, Leedon, Maider, Shenzhen City North Credibility, and Chongzhan Intelligent.

Medical Materials and Components are also some of Medtec China's strong fields. 3M, Eastman, DSM, and Covestro, as leading companies in the medical materials field, have been attending Medtec China for many years. Furthermore, Furukawa Techno, Suzhou Bank Valley, Teknor Apex, and Wynca have also joined Medtec China over the years as the new generation of exhibitors. With regards to precision components, home suppliers such as Starpoint, Rapid Manufacturing, Shenzhen Sinowares, Changzhou Aron, and Ningbo OULAIKE have also provided various choices to visitors.

The newly-launched REGULATORY STREET appealed to visitors. REGULATORY STREET provides comprehensive regulatory consultant services. Exhibitors knoell Germany GmbH, WuXi AppTec, and NAMSA were present in this zone at Medtec China 2018. The "Regulation Lecture" also took place in this zone.

Germany and Singapore Pavilions upgraded. This year 11 companies exhibited at the German pavilion, while the Singapore pavilion welcomed 8 exhibitors. These exhibitors showed specialty cables, automation, sealing detection equipment, plastic welding technology, dialyzer assembling equipment, software encryption services, and non-standard precision components.

Concurrent Conference and Onsite activities grasp industry trends

Medtec China 2018 invited 49 keynote speakers from the government, enterprises and agencies to talk about hot topics including Regulation, Quality, Technology, Markets and Investment. 900 conference delegates participated in more than 61 sessions. Topics included: Chinese Regulatory Updates and Compliance, MDSAP updates and FDA Inspection, Concepts and Ways of Medical Device Design, and Pack&Ster Hub.

Concurrent activities provided an efficient interaction platform for exhibitors and visitors. The Exhibitor Theatre, the 4th Market Report Track of Medical Device Industry, the Elkem Silicones Healthcare Seminar, the Wuxi AppTec Medical Device Testing Business China Launch Event, the MicroPort technology seminar, the Quality Expo and the MDEA global medical design excellence awards all provided more take-aways for exhibitors and visitors.

Medtec China 2019 will be held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center September 25-27th, 2019. To obtain more information, please visit our website: www.medtecchina.com.

Media\Exhibit\Visit\Conference Contact:

Sophia XU
UBM China
T: +86 10 5730 6095
E: Sophia.xu@ubm.com

Source: Medtec China

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11th Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Fair Opens
Nov 08, 2018

8 November 2018 – The 11th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair opened today and will continue through 10 Nov (Saturday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fair welcomed James Lau, Acting Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), as the guest of honour at the opening ceremony held this morning.

HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong introduced the fair’s highlights at the opening ceremony. “Gathering 1,075 exhibitors from 33 countries and regions, the 11th edition of the fair showcases an extraordinary variety of wines and spirits from around the world. We are particularly pleased to welcome new exhibitors and pavilions from New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Sweden and Switzerland,” Ms Fong said.

Group pavilions joining the fair for the first time include the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council, the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province, Ningxia’s General Office of Administrative Committee of Grape Industry Zong of Helan Mountain’s East Foothill Wine Region, the Czech Grape and Wine Producer Association, Gifu Prefecture and the Niigata Sake Brewers’ Association from Japan, and Peru.

Following the HKSAR Government’s decision to eliminate all duty-related customs and administrative controls on wine in 2008, wine imports have seen a seven-fold leap – from HK$1.6 billion in 2007 to HK$12 billion in 2017. During this period, Hong Kong developed rapidly as a wine trading and distribution centre, serving as a gateway for wines entering the Chinese mainland. Hong Kong has many advantages as a wine trading hub, with wine-related businesses – including auctions, retailing, warehousing, catering and logistics – developing alongside wine trading and distribution. Since 2009, Hong Kong has become one of the world’s largest wine auction centres, with sales topping US$98 million in 2017.

World of Olive Oil & Organic Wine and Spirits Corner Make Fair Debut
This year’s fair sees the launch of the World of Olive Oil at the Vinitaly Pavilion to promote various kinds of premium olive oils, where visitors can enrich their knowledge and sample a selection of olive oils. The Organic Wine and Spirits Corner features a range of organically produced beverages for visitors to try.

Global exhibitors are showcasing an array of wines and exhibits at the fair. Some of the highlights include:

  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley from the famous United States winery Castello di Amorosa, which resembles a medieval castle. The wine was awarded 93 points by renowned wine critic James Suckling;
  • Junmai Daiginjo “ZENITH Dewasansan” from the TATENOKAWA brewery in Japan’s Yamagata Prefecture, which is the world’s first and only brewery to accomplish a rice polishing ratio of 1%, demonstrating its excellence in sake-brewing procedures. Only 150 bottles of this sake have been produced;
  • Clos Du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Clos Du Val, the oldest winery in Napa Valley, which changed the world’s view on California’s Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 “Judgment of Paris” wine tasting;
  • Gustav Dill Vodka, made using aroma distillation at a 160-year-old distillery in Finland. It was awarded the International Wine and Spirits Competition Trophy for the best vodka and tonic as well as IWSC Gold in 2017;
  • Wheat Blanc from Sweden - an organic beer that uses champagne yeast during the brewing process to give a fruity tone and a unique taste.

    The fair also features Liquor & Beverage Products, Whisky and Spirits and Beer zones, together with zones that promote the industry’s all-round development, including Wine Education, Wine Investment, and Wine Accessories, Equipment and Services, at which Tmall, the well-known Chinese mainland online shopping platform, joins the fair for the first time. Food-pairing products are showcased at the Friends of Wine zone.

    Asia Wine Academy Returns
    Following a successful debut in 2017, the Asia Wine Academy, co-organised by the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Hotel and Tourism Management, returns this year. On the theme of “Seeking Greatness: Decoding Wine Quality”, Masters of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee and Sarah Heller will share their insights on Italian and French wines, exploring how wine style, region and production method will affect wine quality and assessment methods. Participants who complete the courses will be awarded a certificate. Public visitors can also enrol in the Asia Wine Academy at a special price of HK$880 (original price: HK$990) at the fairground. The price includes a complimentary Wine & Spirits Fair admission ticket (valid for 10 Nov) and a Lucaris crystal wine glass (to be redeemed on 10 Nov only) on a first-come, first-served basis and while stocks last. The package has a total value of HK$1,300.

    The Wine Industry Conference was held today under the theme “Driving Growth: The Flourishing Asia Wine Market”. The 10th Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition Award Ceremony will be held during this evening’s cocktail reception. The Gala Wine Dinner, with the theme “Forest of Delights”, follows the cocktail reception. Guests will enjoy a menu crafted by Amerigo Tito Sesti, Head Chef at J’AIME by Jean-Michel Lorain, a one-Michelin-star French restaurant in Bangkok, paired with fine wines sponsored by the fair’s exhibitors. Seminars held tomorrow will discuss hot industry issues including “Go beyond 42 Customs Districts: Leap on the Wine Express to the Mainland Market” and “Think Like an Insider: Secrets of Wine Sourcing”.

    Public Day: Wine Tasting Experience
    The last day of the Wine & Spirits Fair (10 Nov) will be open to members of the public aged 18 and above. Regular tickets will be priced at HK$200* and each ticketholder will receive a Lucaris crystal wine glass on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.

    Events on Public Day include “Discovery of Key French Wine Regions”, featuring Master of Wine Debra Meiburg; “An Introduction to Key Sake Styles”, where visitors will learn more about sakes; “West-meeting-East: Comparing Wine & Sake”; and whisky-tasting seminars featuring popular whisky brands such as “Highland Park Presents: ‘The Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’”. The fairground also features a wine-pairing station hosted by the International Culinary Institute to help the public learn more about enjoying wine with different delicacies.

    This year, the HKTDC is once again organising the Hong Kong Wine Journey citywide promotion, putting together around 90 wine-related activities in November. In addition to enjoying free corkage at selected restaurants, the public can take part in a series of wine tastings, themed tours and wine-pairing events, among others, to enjoy an amazing fine wine experience. For details, please refer to the Hong Kong Wine Journey map or the event website.

    * Ticket Details

    Public Day tickets are available at the fairground at HK$200. From now until 9 Nov, members of the public can purchase Public Day tickets at a special price of HK$99 through Clink Digital Media, Tap & Go wallet, HKTVmall, HOKOBUY, the Octopus App (Octopus card or O! ePay), Price.com, Ticketflap, and Yahoo. Participants will receive a Lucaris crystal wine glass on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.

    Fair website: www.hktdc.com/hkwinefair/
    Hong Kong Wine Journey: www.hktdc.com/hkwinejourney
    Asia Wine Academy: http://hkwinefair.hktdc.com/dm/2018/asia_wine/index_en.html
    Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition: http://www.hkiwsc.com/

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

    Katherine Chan Tel: (852) 2584 4537 Email: katherine.cm.chan@hktdc.org
    Iris Chow Tel: (852) 2584 4241 Email: iris.cc.chow@hktdc.org

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    Indonesia's Premiere Plastics & Rubber Exhibition to Drive Innovative Packaging for Sustainable Business
    Nov 05, 2018

    JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Plastics & Rubber Indonesia 2018, the Indonesia's premiere exhibition of global traders in plastics, rubber machinery, processing, and materials, is set to kick off on November 14, 2018, at the JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. In conjunction with Drinktech Indonesia, Plaspak Indonesia, Mould & Die Indonesia featuring Printech Indonesia, the four-day expo will present key trends in plastic industry, beverage processing, packaging technologies and solutions. It connects more than 470 exhibiting companies with over 13,000 potential buyers, professionals, and industry leaders through the most-comprehensive showcase of plastic and rubber technology, including knowledge-sharing seminars with leading minds in the industry.

    "Through this expo, we will bring together hundreds of exhibition industry professionals, spanning from plastic and rubber processing from raw materials to beverage packaging. They are coming from up to 20 countries, including China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Germany, giving hundreds of buyers and suppliers wider options to remain competitive in the international market," said Wiwiek Roberto, Project Director of Pamerindo Indonesia, organizer of the exhibitions.

    According to a research by Euromonitor International, plastic pouches in Indonesia have gained more popularity in food and packages of consumer goods. Furthermore rubber industry in Indonesia now remains the world's second-largest rubber producer and key supplier to global market, as stated in a report by Indonesia Investment.

    "Not only are the products easier to maintain, packaging will optimize the marketing efforts to ensure your brand stand out from the crowd. To keep up with the latest packaging trends, we need to leverage high-performance workforce that is focused on new skills development and increase the eco-friendly packaging for sustainable business," said Triyono Prijosoesilo, Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Soft Drink Producers (ASRIM).

    The expo is fully supported by key industry associations, such as Indonesian Packaging Federation (IPF), The Soft Drink Industry Association (ASRIM), and Indonesian Plastics Recyclers (IPR). During the trade shows, they will also share expertise and knowledge on how to adapt the latest technology for sustainable packaging method.

    "Global sustainability issues have become a common concern. Thus, we have to innovate new packaging based on 4R's (reduce, reuse, recycle, recover) approach, but at the same time, increase machine productivity through automatization as we're shifting our product to new generation that is quick to try new technologies," said Henky Wibawa, Executive Director of IPF.

    However, recycling technology in Indonesia is now lagging far behind, keeping the gap to reach industry 4.0. "We must continue to build on this progress and strengthen the connection between recyclers and business owners. Thus, we will not only repair the ecosystem, but also open new business opportunity for information technology service providers," said Ahmad Nuzuluddin, Business Development Director of IPR.

    Being held from November 14-17, 2018, the events will also converge key technologies of processing machines, pre-processing, and packaging, that includes the most-advanced equipment for plastic and rubber, as well as recycling and moulding methods.

    About Pamerindo Indonesia:

    PT Pamerindo Indonesia was established with the sole purpose of organising specialised trade exhibitions for the Indonesian market. The company has grown considerably and now organises over 20 trade exhibitions in the Building & Construction, Electric, Food & Hotel, Manufacturing, Mining, Packaging, Plastics & Rubber, Oil & Gas sectors. PT Pamerindo Indonesia is the leading trade fair organiser in Indonesia. Since its inception PT Pamerindo Indonesia has organised over 180 international trade exhibitions in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

    Media contact:

    Leonarita Hutama
    Marketing Communication Manager
    +(6221) 2525 320

    Source: PT Pamerindo Indonesia

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    First China International Import Expo Opens Nov. 5 with Focus on Smart Manufacturing
    Oct 31, 2018

    SHANGHAI, Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The first China International Import Expo (CIIE or the "Expo"), an important platform to promote bilateral trade relations between China and the world, will take place from November 5 to 10 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai. The Expo, along with a series of related forums and activities, is poised to welcome over 3,000 firms from more than 130 countries and regions, including about 200 industrial leading companies, and attract over 150,000 domestic and foreign buyers.

    Jointly hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, CIIE will feature more than 100 new products, technologies and cutting-edge solutions across a total of 270,000m2.

    Under the theme of "New Era, Shared Future" and to support the country's "Made in China 2025" program, the Expo will set up a smart and high-end equipment exhibition area to provide the world's leading technical equipment and smart manufacturing enterprises with a platform to showcase their advanced technology and solicit cooperation agreements.

    The Expo will showcase China's status as a global manufacturing powerhouse whose output accounts for 20% of the world's total, as well as the fact that it is one of the world's largest equipment consumer markets.

    Exhibitors from a variety of fields will be in attendance, such as artificial intelligence, industrial automation and robotics, digital factories, the Internet of Things, material processing and molding equipment, industrial parts, information and communication technology devices, energy-saving and environmental protection equipment, new energy power electrical equipment, aerospace technology equipment, power transmission and control technology equipment, and 3D printing, among others. Many products will also make world debut at the Expo.

    Covering an area of 60,000m2, the smart and high-end equipment exhibition area will host exhibitors from over 60 leading corporates, mostly from Europe, the U.S. and Japan. Exhibitors include eight of the top 10 machine tool companies with the best sales in the sector, and four of the top five cutting tool companies that top the chart in sales. More than 10 machine tool equipment will be displayed for the first time in China, Asia, or around the world. According to statics of China International Import Export Bureau, the smart and high-end equipment exhibition has received widespread attention from buyers.

    World-leading technology firms are also poised to release new products at the Expo. Philips, for example, will release a new product powered by visible light communication technology. The technology can achieve a high-speed broadband connection of 30 megabits per second, which is equivalent to watching two movies at the same time while making video calls. At present, this technology has been used in some places where WIFI cannot be deployed.

    GF from Switzerland will display six pieces of innovative equipment, including a high-precision five-axis machining center designed to produce precision parts, and a femtosecond laser light powered by micron processing technology.

    The Expo will also organize a series of relevant activities for exhibitors and buyers, including economic and trade forums, business matchmaking meetings, industry seminars, new technology and product launches, among others.

    About the China International Import Expo

    The China International Import Expo (CIIE), organized by the China International Import Expo bureau and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, is jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. It is the first exhibition of its kind is supported by international organizations including the WTO, UNCTAD, and UNIDO.

    For more information, visit: https://www.ciie.org/zbh/en/

    Source: China International Import Expo

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    Oct 30, 2018


    Food Week Korea, the international food and beverage exhibition is to be held from this November 28th – December 1st when the 13th Food Week Korea will open its doors. More than 1,000 companies are expected to join the international food and beverage festival at Coex Food Week Korea in the Coex exhibition center’s Halls A-D. Coex Food Week Korea, a UFI approved exhibition, is the Korea’s leading trade show entirely dedicated to professionals in the food service industry. With collocated shows including “Dessert Show”, “Kitchen Fair”, and “HMR Fair’, the event is undergoing a major reconstruction, including the diversification of the events and expansion of the entire exhibition hall.


    The four-day exhibition is a one-stop-destination for industry stakeholders to build network and to get updated on new market trends and business opportunities. The 1:1 Pre-arranged Business Matching Program is managed by the Food Week Korea Secretariat and the team is committed to helping domestic and international exhibitors and buyers find potential business partners at Food Week Korea. An easy-to-use online platform is made available to support exhibitors and buyers in arranging B2B meetings with new and existing clients. Coex Team is ready to offer individual assistance to all participants to achieve their business goals! The Official 1:1 Pre-arranged Business Matching Program will run for two days from November 28th – 29th at the Buyer’s Lounge.


    With more than 1,000 companies from over 30 countries participating in the trade show, the smell of delicacies brought from all around the world is expected to fill exhibition halls of Coex and Seoul. The exhibition halls is divided into sections by theme and categories. The first-floor Halls A and B is Local Food Zone and Food Business Trend Zone, including exhibit items such as Korean traditional food, HMR and food packaging. The third-floor Halls C and D will host the GLOBAL market, DESSERT Market, Culinary fair and more. The Overseas Pavilion will be sub-divided into zones including, “ASEAN PAVILION”, “Indian Festival”, and “Italian Culinary Zone”. The Korea Dessert Show, the concurrent show, is to present the best premium dessert show in Korea including various segments, such as Mariage Lounge, Dessert Collection and Sweets & Snack Pavilion and there will be ample amount of emphasis on new dessert trends and developments in form of conference, demonstration and presentation.

    Date: November 28th – December 1st, 2018
    Venue: Halls A-D, Coex, Seoul, South Korea

    Coex Food Week Korea Secretariat
    T. +82-2-6000-8160(ENG), 8155(CHN)
    E. foodweek.info@coex.co.kr / foodweekcoex@gmail.com
    W. www.koreafoodweek.com

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    Eco Expo Asia Opens
    Oct 26, 2018

    25 October 2018 – The 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo. The four-day expo runs from 25-28 Oct and features some 340 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions. The final day of the expo (Sunday, 28 Oct) will open to the public to promote waste-reduction awareness. Meanwhile, the concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo returns for its third edition, also at AsiaWorld-Expo. Featuring 420 exhibitors, the fair showcases the latest lighting systems and solutions to meet market demand for energy-efficient and cost-saving technologies.

    The opening ceremony for the expo was officiated by Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR. Mr Wong said: “The development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area will bring the cities in the region together to strengthen the economic cooperation as well as develop a quality living circle. On green environment the Greater Bay Area development will open up new horizons. It not only helps cities in the region work together to clean up air and water as well as protect the flora and fauna, it also opens up new opportunities for innovations and collaborative efforts to pursue low-carbon development as well as circular economy for the Greater Bay Area.” Mr Wong noted that waste management has critical climate implications, and the government has adopted different policies and action plans with a view to achieving both waste- and carbon-reduction targets, including the Producer Responsibility Scheme on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, launched in August.

    HKTDC Executive Director Margaret Fong said: “In recent years, as more environmental issues emerge around the world, we have seen the green industry becoming an increasingly important sector in the global economy. From waste reduction and energy saving to green transportation, the market has launched many products and technologies that incorporate green concepts. As an important event for the green industry in Asia, the expo gathers a wide range of innovative products and technologies under the theme of ‘Waste Less, Save More for a Low-Carbon Future’ to provide the latest solutions for various businesses and drive the green industry’s development in the region.”

    The latest Policy Address given by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR featured various environmental policies, including a provision of HK$300-400 million to step up waste reduction, promote recovery and recycling, and develop renewable energies. Ms Fong said these new measures will help drive the development of the local green industry, while the expo provides a comprehensive platform for local and international buyers to search for suitable products and technologies that match the market’s needs.

    The expo this year features 14 international group pavilions as well as the launch of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Zone to present green opportunities in various Greater Bay Area cities. The event also features nine thematic zones to present a wide variety of green products and technologies, including Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency, Green Transportation, Waste Management and Recycling, and the Startup Zone. Some 97 buying missions, comprising more than 2,300 corporate representatives from 25 countries and regions, have been organised to visit the expo.

    Startup Zone Showcases Innovative Green Technologies

    Twenty Hong Kong start-up companies showcase the latest green technologies at the Startup Zone. They include:

  • Akmon Limited (Booth: 3-G28) highlights a high-quality fashionable air pollution mask, designed in France and engineered in Germany. The mask can block germs, gases, dust, odours and the smallest harmful airborne viruses carried by PM2.5.
  • GRN Consultant (Hong Kong) Limited (Booth: 3-F27) has developed a patented atomised ozone water capable of deodorising, disinfecting the air and breaking down poisonous gases. It also has agricultural uses, helping to reduce insecticide usage.
  • Solartility (Booth: 3-E28), responding to the government’s Feed-in Tariff Policy, has designed a solar system for residential and commercial use. By connecting the system to the grid, users can sell the green power generated by the system to the two major power companies.
    Global Green Products and Technologies Match Market Needs

    Eco Expo Asia is showcasing various projects, technologies and green concepts from environmental enterprises worldwide, including the following:

    ir Quality

    • Developed by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Booth: 6-B24), the Monitoring System for Urban Tree Management can perform large-scale monitoring of tree stability using smart sensor technology and geological data to make sure trees are appropriately cared for and able to improve the city’s air quality.
    • Anhui Yuanchen Environmental Protection Polytron Technologies (Booth: 6-A25) is an integrated service provider for atmospheric pollution regulation, providing solutions to treat air pollutants.

    Eco-friendly Products

    • Taiwan company Zen Zhou Social Enterprise (Booth: 3-H28) designs plastic-free products that are both stylish and practical, such as a beeswax food wrap that replaces plastic wrap and bags, and a palm plate that replaces plastic plates.
    • Charankattu Coir – India (Booth: 3-H28) produces and exports coir fibre cloths and sutured blankets that can control soil erosion, while the coir helps to retain soil moisture in gardens and seed ranches.

    Green Transportation

    • Nissan’s latest e-NV200 100% electric MPV (Booth: 3-E30) is equipped with a 40kWh lithium battery which takes only 40 minutes to charge up to 80%.
    • Hyundai (Booth: 3-C30) showcases its second-generation commercialised FCEV NEXO, the first hydrogen-powered SUV shown in Hong Kong with an estimated driving range of more than 600 kilometers and a refueling time of five minutes.

    Waste Management and Recycling

    • Ergo Global (Booth: 3-B21) provides a new vertical waste transfer system that uses fewer containers, compactors and transportation trucks, making it a more efficient solid-waste transfer solution.
    • Canada company Pyrowave (Booth: 6-B12) highlights its patented catalytic microwave depolymerisation (CMD) process that unzips plastics back into their initial constituents, depolymerising directly onsite at recycling facilities and at producers of plastic waste.

    Eco Excellence

    • Developed by Hong Kong company Lap Energy HK Ltd (Booth: 3-E02), the photovoltaic power system can effectively convert solar energy into electricity power and convert DC to AC power through an inverter. The system can be installed on rooftops or in spare open space for self-use or sold to the power company under the Feed-in Tariff Policy.

    Green Mart

    • NovaTech Company Limited (Booth: 3-SG21) showcases “Smart CARA”, a high-performance food waste decomposer. Food waste can be dehydrated to reduce the volume to 1/10 of its original. The patented activated carbon filter device completely absorbs the smell of the food waste decomposition.

    Eco Asia Conference Explores Green Issues
    The Eco Asia Conference (25-27 Oct) features nearly 40 government officials and experts from eight countries and regions to share insights on a range of topics that include the Chinese mainland’s latest green policies, waste management and recycling, smart water management solutions, green building, as well as renewable energies and their usage. Speakers include Mr Wong; Wang Shancheng, Deputy Director-General, Department of Resource Conservation and Environmental Protection, National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China; and Xie Pengfei, China Chief Representative, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

    The Greater Bay Area Forum on 26 Oct will investigate the latest green business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and the innovative technologies being deployed in regional environmental initiatives. The Hong Kong Construction Association and Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics will organise the “Smart Construction for Quiet Symposium”, where internationally renowned experts from the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore will discuss the latest policy developments and innovative quiet-construction methods. The Green Transportation Forum also returns to explore trends in electric vehicles and green public transport.

    Public Day Promotes Green Living, New Eco Careers Forum

    Eco Expo Asia will open its doors to the public on the last day of the event (28 Oct) to promote green living. At the “Dialogue with the Secretary for the Environment” session, Mr Wong will meet with primary and secondary school students to talk about waste reduction measures and promote the importance of environmental protection. The Start Small, Start Now documentary, which highlights Hong Kong’s plastic-waste problem, will also premiere on Public Day. Launching this year, the Eco Careers Forum will feature representatives from the Hong Kong Green Building Council, the Environmental Protection Department, Hong Kong EV Power Limited and CMA Testing and Certification Laboratories to provide tips for visitors looking to enter the green industry as well as conducting on-site recruiting.

    Visitors can shop for innovative environmentally friendly and health products at the Green Mart, and join sustainable workshops to make frosted glass jar lamps. At the Public Day Forum, Sham Fu-cheung, Chief Experimental Officer, Hong Kong Observatory, and Lin Tang-tai, Senior Engineer at the Water Supplies Department, will discuss how Hong Kong may be affected by a warming world and offer smart water tips. Visitors can enjoy a test drive or test ride of the electric vehicles at the expo. For registration, please visit the expo’s website (https://bit.ly/2RsVGJK) or enrol on-site.

    Synergy for More Business Opportunities

    Held concurrently with Eco Expo Asia, the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo (26-29 Oct) gathers 420 exhibitors from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Korea, Taiwan and Slovakia to showcase a variety of outdoor and industrial lighting products and systems for construction sites, factories, advertisements, stadiums and studios. The expo also features a new Horticultural Lighting zone to showcase a range of grow lights. Meanwhile, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) runs from 27-30 Oct at the HKCEC. Running the fairs in parallel creates synergies by gathering more global buyers in Hong Kong and offering more opportunities for industry players.

    Media Enquiries

    Please contact the HKTDC’s Communication and Public Affairs Department:

    Christine Kam Tel: (852) 2584 4514 Email: christine.kam@hktdc.org

    3 October 1948 – the starting point on the road to becoming a global player
    Oct 22, 2018

    Trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt for the last 800 years or so. The roots of the modern-day Messe Frankfurt can be found in the Export Fair that was held in Frankfurt in 1948. This event, which will have taken place 70 years ago on 3 October of this year, was also a pioneering force behind the company’s sustainable international development. From an economic and psychological perspective, the effects of this autumn trade fair – the first to be held after the Second World War – were enormous when it came to stimulating German foreign trade and reconstructing and expanding the exhibition grounds. And in helping Messe Frankfurt to develop into a market leader in the international trade fair sector.

    3 October 1948 saw the official opening of the Autumn Fair, and therefore the first event following the end of the Second World War. Some 2,000 exhibitors from 32 industrial sectors from Germany and Europe presented an international range that included all kinds of goods. One exhibitor at the very first event that is still a fixture at consumer goods fairs today is Koziol, a German company that produces awardwinning, high-quality design objects for kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms. Stephan Koziol, CEO of the family company, says: “Our company has made very successful use of the international consumer goods fair in Frankfurt, from the very first event in 1948 right up to the present day. The trade fair is indispensable, particularly when it comes to securing new international customer contacts and cultivating existing ones.”

    Messe Frankfurt’s final report on its 1948 Autumn Fair counted 300,000 visitors, some 1,500 of whom were buyers from Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Iran and India. Two visitors came from China. Orders in the amount of DM 600 million were placed, equivalent to at least ten percent of the economic output of the three western zones of occupation at the time. Export orders were received from all over Western Europe, the USA and Canada, South America, Iran, South Africa, India, China and Afghanistan. This paved the way for Messe Frankfurt’s rise to become one of the world’s leading trade fair companies.

    In summer 1945, plans for rapidly rebuilding the exhibition grounds and introducing new trade fairs and exhibitions were already being discussed in Frankfurt, pushed ahead by mayor Walter Kolb. On 4 December 1946, Kolb took over as chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board. The concrete plan for an Autumn Fair had already been finalised. Following a Supervisory Board resolution, the first post-war Frankfurt trade fair was scheduled for autumn 1948. The interim time was used to rebuild the exhibition grounds, 95 percent of which had been destroyed during the war.

    Working closely with the city and its people, 12,000 beds were viewed and inspected in private accommodations and new employees taken on. In 1948, the trade fair company had two managing directors and 35 employees.

    As a result of the rapid economic growth and the importance of trade fairs as a reliable means of stimulating business, the increasing diversity of the products on offer created a trend towards greater specialisation of trade fairs. As Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, sums up: “The ‘Frankfurt principle’ that had been established in the 1920s – whereby individual events were organised based on product groups – was developed systematically further. Product areas were able to support themselves and associations sought out independent platforms. Deliberately separating and focusing on strong industry sector themes brought new and independent trade fairs onto the market.” The trend was set in motion in 1959 by Interstoff, a trade fair for apparel fabrics, with the first ISH (Sanitation and Heating) following suit in 1960. With Heimtextil, home and household textiles received their own trade fair in 1971, spun off from the 1971 Spring Fair. When the IAA was cancelled in 1971, the Automechanika event for automotive workshops and suppliers was put together within a few short weeks. Musikmesse followed in 1980. In 1982, the company was renamed Messe Frankfurt GmbH. The 1990s saw major developments in consumer goods fairs. Light + Building came into being in 2000. While Messe Frankfurt Group events profiled themselves as the flagship events of their respective industry sectors, the guest event business also went from strength to strength at the Group’s Frankfurt base. Today, Messe Frankfurt is an established partner for some 240 guest events per year.

    As Wolfgang Marzin emphasises: “With courage and foresight and with the support of our shareholders, Messe Frankfurt was – in the wake of 1980s globalisation – the first trade fair company to resolutely expand its internationalisation and globalisation strategy.” In 1987, Messe Frankfurt organised its first ever foreign trade fair: Interstoff Asia in Hong Kong. This early move into global growth markets paved the way for a development to which the company owes its leading international position. Today, Messe Frankfurt is the world’s highest-grossing trade fair company with its own exhibition grounds. With its high sector knowhow, the company covers a wide brand portfolio with over 140 leading trade fair formats at some 50 locations worldwide. Messe Frankfurt invests successfully in developing new worldwide events and services – both physical and digital – and enhancing existing ones. The Frankfurt exhibition grounds are among the best in the world. Between 1998 and the current day alone, the company has invested more than a billion euros in its halls and infrastructure.

    Background information on Messe Frankfurt Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of some €669 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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    Tel. +49 69 75 75-59 05

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