Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair – a growing force on the international design scene
Feb 16, 2019

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which came to a close this past weekend, continues to grow and strengthen its position as the world’s leading event for Scandinavian design. Of the visitors to this year’s fair, 31.5 % came from abroad, representing 99 different countries. Interest and participation in Stockholm Design Week are also continuing to grow, and this year a record-breaking 427 events were arranged throughout the city.

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is strengthening its position on the international design scene. The percentage of international visits reached 31.5 percent, which is an increase of 0.5 percent compared to last year. Visitors came from 99 different countries, led by Norway, Finland, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

“It is fun to see that we are continuing to grow within international design. We are also very pleased about all the positive signals we have received from both national and international visitors and exhibitors. Many have commented on the high quality level at the fair and the open and pleasant atmosphere. It is a meeting place for business, but we also fulfill an important social function. Our efforts to establish Stockholm Design Week – to add content to the visit to the fair and strengthen Stockholm has a design destination – has generated fantastic results. There were over 400 events during the week this year, which is twice as many as last year,” says Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager for Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair and Stockholm Design Week.

Comments about the fair:

”It´s the one and only interesting fair in Scandinavia and I have a lot of clients here that I want to meet. I really like Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, it´s compact and nice and the quality level is really high. The atmosphere is very good so it´s always a pleasure being here.” Richard Hutten, designer, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

”We are here because we have most of our customers here. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is still the best fair in Europe and definitely the place to see Scandinavian design. And it´s the most social fair in the world.” Ove Rogne, CEO Northern, Norway

”I think I´ve been here basically every year since the mid 80ies. The best of being here is meeting all the people, you never know which kind of contact you pick up here. For me this is the one time of the year when you can be sure to meet all your friends and colleagues. It´s an amazing place to be, we take all our customers here and everybody is also exited of everything and it´s a lot of gossip and things going on. So it´s really, really a social event.” Gert Wingårdh, architect, Göteborg, Sweden

The next Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair will be held February 4–8, 2020, at Stockholmsmässan.

For more information, please visit or contact:
Cecilia Nyberg, Project Area Manager, +46 8 749 43 86,
Lotta Signeul, PR Manager, +46 8 749 43 36,

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world’s leading event for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design. Domestic and international visitors will find the most comprehensive selection of Scandinavian furniture, office furnishings, design, textiles, lighting and other interior furnishings for both homes and public spaces. Stockholm Design Week is also running parallel to Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair.

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Middle East refining and petrochemical producers to gather in Abu Dhabi for major downstream event
Feb 13, 2019

A major downstream event is set to take place in Abu Dhabi this month. Companies involved in the oil refining and petrochemicals sectors will gather at the prestigious Middle East technology forum for refining and petrochemicals (ME-TECH) where high ranking officials and decision makers will attend, including the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), BAPCO, Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Industries Company, KPC, KNPC, KIPIC, ORPIC, Saudi Aramco and SABIC amongst others. The event taking place in February, will welcome a large delegation from the Middle East, Europe, North America, Far East and South East Asia.

“We are honoured and privileged to welcome ADNOC as strategic partner for ME-TECH 2019. We look forward to hearing from senior representatives of regional refiners and petrochemicals producers as well as almost all of the leading licensors and technology providers active in the GCC. The event will include several high level panel discussions focused on key issues in the downstream sector, which will be moderated by Süleyman Özmen, leading independent expert consultant” said Stefan Chapman, vice president at Euro Petroleum Consultants.

Many key oil and gas players are taking part to discuss their latest technical achievements as well as trends in the downstream sectors. Daniel Carter, director, global consultancy, at industry heavy weight Wood, who is a major sponsor of the event shared his views on some of these trends. “The changes in bunker fuel sulphur through the IMO legislation are rapidly approaching. We see a number of customers looking at how to tackle this challenge through residue upgrading projects. Many national oil companies are also looking to diversify their portfolio across the refining and petrochemical value chains to balance crude oil exports as economic drivers. There remains to be large incentives to improve profitability in the Middle East, as well as driving the best practice in operations and maintenance.”

Since ME-TECH was launched by leading oil consultancy Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC) in February 2011 the oil and gas industry, not to mention the economy in general, has experienced many changes. Fluctuations in the oil price had a knock-on effect on budgets affecting service providers involved in the provision of training and conferences. However throughout this time, the ME-TECH conference has managed to retain its high standard, size and loyal following - never veering from its objective of presenting the latest technology developments in order to help refiners and petrochemical companies keep up-to-date with the latest technology developments that can assist them to remain competitive and produce higher quality products.

Tamimah Dhaher, general manager of EPC in the Middle East the organiser explained how the ME-TECH event has managed to achieve this. "Our key differentiator is that EPC is primarily a technical consultancy. We have always said that ME-TECH is a conference designed by chemical engineers for chemical engineers. We work hard to drive the quality of our events in terms of knowledge sharing and information exchange and to ensure a positive experience for our attendees by creating a platform for technology companies and other service providers to engage meaningfully with their target audience".

ME-TECH 2019 is being held at the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, UAE from the 26th to 28th February. For further information on the conference and exhibition, log onto the ME-TECH website at

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The Latest Innovation to be Showcased at StocExpo Europe 2019
Feb 13, 2019

Over 200 companies will join under one roof to showcase the latest innovations and developments in the tank terminal industry when StocExpo Europe returns to the Ahoy in Rotterdam on 26-28 March 2019. Organisations from all over the world, including Siemens, Verwater, CTS Group, Emerson Automation Solutions and J. de Jonge, are among the exhibitors presenting their industry-leading products and services at the show.

After receiving the Tank Storage Award for the ‘Best Terminal Supplier’ last year, Implico will return to StocExpo Europe 2019 to introduce its newest software solutions, data services and cloud technologies for storage and distribution networks, all of which boost automation and digital transformation in the downstream oil and gas industry. The oil and gas specialist will present the latest stage in the evolution of its OpenTAS terminal management system, demonstrate the SAP downstream solutions SAP Secondary Distribution Management for Oil & Gas and SAP Retail Fuel Network Operations, and showcase devices that help storage terminals to go digital without the need to replace their complete IT landscape.

Lucas Ribeiro, Sales Representative & Downstream IT Expert at Implico, explains: “StocExpo is the place to be for the tank storage sector. Implico will attend the conference for the 14th time in a row this year, promoting digital transformation with the motto ‘Start your digital journey’. As everyone from oil majors to start-ups will be there, we are looking forward to a vivid exchange with partners, peers and other inspiring people. We are eager to discuss the latest trends, meet the who is who of the terminal industry and, of course, present our newest software solutions and data services. If you want to know what keeps the industry on its toes you have to join StocExpo.”

Agidens will launch its patented (pending) ATALK safety technology, a new automated safety solution that allows an automated flow of critical alarm notifications immediately to the relevant people at the tank terminal or chemical plant thus improving reaction time and, in turn, reduce on-site risk and cost. Arnoud den Hoedt, Divisional Manager Oil & Gas at Agidens Process Automation, says: “StocExpo is the ideal location to launch this new innovation since it has been specifically designed for ATEX zones in tank terminals and in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.”

Federico LaMontagne, CEO at Innova, agrees: “As the largest exhibition of its kind, StocExpo is the exhibition where we see the most of our existing and potential customers”. The provider of tank storage equipment will use the show as a platform to showcase a new emergency vent, new models within the company’s modular design breather valves range, plus further developments in the Tornado range of flame arresters.
Automated oil tank cleaning and oil recovery specialist, Oreco, is also planning to introduce a new Roof Leg Nozzle to improve tank cleaning, as well as exhibiting the BLABOÒ, MoCleanÒ, MoClean®-ATS and SLOPO® at the show. These solutions can be used in a range of petroleum and petrochemical product applications, including on crude oil tanks.

In addition to the growing number of launches due to take place at the show, StocExpo will also provide a platform for companies to demonstrate their already market-leading products and services. DUMAG GmbH will demonstrate its tailor-made burner solutions, modular combustion systems and combination processes for the treatment of exhaust air, waste gas and waste streams. Mueller will be exhibiting its range of fire hydrants, butterfly valves and iron gate valves, while Siemens will be demonstrating how customers can optimise the performance of critical oil and gas assets and equipment through its extensive software portfolio, including Tank Storage 4.0. These represent just a snapshot of the companies that will be accessible to all visitors on the show floor.

Mark Rimmer, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Divisional Director, concludes: “StocExpo Europe is the place where over 200 of the leading companies from along the whole tank storage supply chain come to showcase their latest developments - and this year is no exception. In addition to the major players in the industry, the show also provides visitors with the opportunity to meet with highly innovative smaller companies that have signed up to showcase a diverse range of products on the show floor. It’s an opportunity to see a supply base that visitors may otherwise not have the opportunity to see.”

StocExpo Europe takes place on 26-28 March 2019 at Ahoy in Rotterdam. For more information on visiting the exhibition, booking as a delegate for the conference or exhibiting, please call +44 (0)20 3196 4300 or visit
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Forthcoming Tank Storage Events
StocExpo Europe 2019 is the world’s leading international event for the bulk liquid storage industry. The event will be celebrating 15 years of success when it returns to the Ahoy in Rotterdam on 26-28 March 2019. The 3-day exhibition and conference is renowned for attracting the largest global representation of industry professionals due to its strategic positioning within the ARA region.

StocExpo Europe 2019
26 - 28 March 2019

Tank Storage Asia 2019
25 & 26 September 2019
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

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 over 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 event 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 €157 million for its financial year 2017-2018.

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. Find out more on

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Leon Lai Returns as Entertainment Expo Ambassador
Feb 11, 2019

Celebrity Calls on Public to Support Local Entertainment Industry

11 February 2019 – Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai has once again accepted the invitation of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to be the Ambassador for the annual Entertainment Expo (EE), which celebrates its 15th edition in 2019.

Following a viral tongue-twister promotional video, Mr Lai decided to take up the challenge again by introducing a video showing the EE’s eight events in reverse. The video ends with the slogan “Be Sure to Know the Schedule by Heart” as Mr Lai invites the public to take part in this annual industry extravaganza and give their support to Hong Kong’s entertainment industry.

“As a long-standing member of the local entertainment industry, I’m happy to serve as the Entertainment Expo’s Ambassador once again,” said Mr Lai. “The expo is a great annual event and I encourage everyone to join me in supporting all the different activities this year.”

The promotional video for the 2019 EE began showing at more than 50 cinemas across Hong Kong on the first day of Chinese New Year (5 Feb). The video has also been uploaded to the HKTDC Facebook page, with lucky draws to follow. Please stay tuned to the Facebook page for details.

The EE will be held from 18 March to 14 April and comprises eight events covering a global mix of film, TV, music and digital entertainment. The events include the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA), Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF), ifva Festival, the Digital Entertainment Summit, and the TV World International Forum.

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Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 Hub for Digital Industry Players in Shaping the Future of Digital Economy in Indonesia
Feb 08, 2019

A two-day exhibition and conference that connects players in the digital industry or companies to move to the digital economy in finding ways and strategies to stay ahead in business.

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest digital event in Indonesia Future Commerce Indonesia 2019, previously known as Internet Retailing Expo, was held once again on January 29-30, 2019 at Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta. With the theme "Shaping the Future of Commerce", Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 brought together leading brands and retails from cross-industry, cross-technology, with innovative tech enablers and start-ups to disrupt and shape the future of commerce in the current digital economy.

Organized by Clarion Events, one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK since 1974, Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 presented 100+ technology breakthrough from local and global brands and start-ups such as Accenture, Gilkor, Grab, SiCepat, Tokopedia, Lenovo and Google to share knowledge through the inspirational topics, led renowned speakers and innovative exhibition, showcasing the latest digital technologies to reflect the new economy in Indonesia.

Asia Managing Director of Clarion Events, Richard Ireland says: "We believe innovation technology will have a huge role in current and future business growth in Indonesia, considering that we are facing the digital economy era. Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 is present as a place to exchange ideas and showcase technological innovations from various local and global digital industry players who are ready to support the development of the digital economy through this event."

A variety of topics were covered during the conference, including Digital, Mobile, Payment technologies, eLogistic, Cyber Security, Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, Advertising, and Marketing in sectors such as Media, Finance, Retail, and eCommerce, Travel & Hospitality, Education, Fashion & Beauty, and Food & Beverage.

"Indonesia has become one of the biggest markets in digital innovation, and we hope Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 can support the growth of Indonesia's digital economy to grow bigger and also be recognized internationally," added Richard.

As the knowledge partner, Accenture in Indonesia showcased its latest innovation on managing e-commerce based on in-depth research into digital commerce to help APAC businesses understand the likely impact of this quantum leap, including how to manage the workforce due to incremental changes in the organization.

"This quantum growth is being driven by digital commerce -- the new ways of buying, selling and marketing goods and services through digital channels that are largely replacing the old ways of doing business online," said Mohammed Sirajudeen, Managing Director for Digital Commerce and Customer Insights & Growth. "Companies will need to have digital transformation agenda, digitisizing suppy chain and aligning human capital."

Future Commerce Indonesia 2019 has gained full support from KADIN Indonesia (Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), Indonesia R&D International, Indonesian Logistic Association (ALI), Association of Cloud Computing Indonesia (ACCI), Association of Big Data and AI Indonesia (ABDI), Indonesian Retail Merchants Association (APRINDO) and many more.

The launch of Future Commerce Awards was also held at the conference as the latest platform to recognize the best potential in the industry from players through the best digital, retail, and technology campaigns.

For further information, please visit

About Future Commerce Indonesia

Originally known as Internet Retailing Expo Indonesia, it is the largest digital event in Indonesia which connects leading brands and retailers from cross-industry, cross-technology during past 3 years. Attended by more than 5,000 attendees, 300 speakers worldwide, 200+ exhibitors and sponsors at 150 conference sessions, numerous networking activities and countless business meetings on the exhibition floor.

In 2019, Internet Retailing Expo Indonesia is now rebranded to be known as Future Commerce Indonesia with main focus to disrupt and shape the future of commerce in the current digital economy.

The details can be found at

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions -- underpinned by the world's largest delivery network -- Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

About Accenture Digital

Accenture Digital helps businesses and governments redefine how they serve connected customers and operate connected enterprises. We offer complete, integrated digital business and technology services - digital marketing, mobility, analytics, social and cloud. Our offerings support every phase of the digital journey - from developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on their behalf. Our end-to-end services span everything from strategy, business process, people, organizational change and technology -- coupled with our world-class industry expertise.

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Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is Coming Back
Feb 05, 2019

World's leading manufacturing show with 1,530 exhibitors & 80,000 visitors expected

TOKYO, Jan. 28, 2019 - Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd., the largest trade show organiser in Japan announced that Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is coming back at Tokyo Big Sight from February 6 - 8, 2019.

Feature 1: Covering the Whole Manufacturing Industry!

Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is the world's leading trade show for the whole manufacturing industry. This year 80,000 professional visitors and 1,530 exhibitors are expected across 7 shows including 4 NEW ones. Here you can see all kinds of materials/components & technologies for manufacturing, subcontracting services & motion/motor technologies, "AI/IoT" & 3D/VR technologies/solutions for manufacturing industry, 3D printing technologies & additive manufacturing, etc. For more details:

Feature 2: Best platform to experience the world's latest and cutting-edge technologies!

The requirements for quality from Japanese manufacturers are well known as extremely high, all exhibitors will exhibit their latest products/technologies/solutions with all their efforts. If you would like to see the finest skills of metal processing/micro fabrication, or have a trouble with your production which you have been struggling for a long time to fix, you should not miss this show.

Feature 3: World's Major Companies Gather under One Roof!

Many major companies from all around the world are exhibiting in Manufacturing World Japan 2019. They are unveiling the world's latest technologies/products which are "Must-See" for all professionals working in manufacturing industry. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up with the world's latest solutions for manufacturing!

Feature 4: Conference by Top Leaders!

Keynotes & Special Sessions will be held concurrently during the show. Top industry leaders from global leading companies such as MAZDA MOTOR, OLYMPUS, HONDA, BOSCH, NIKON, FUJI XEROX, KONICA MINOLTA, SUBARU MOTOR, PANASONIC, FUJITSU, IBM JAPAN etc. will reveal their latest topics for manufacturing innovation, IoT technology, smart factory, IT strategy for manufacturing industry, etc.

Manufacturing World Japan 2019 is inarguably a must-attend show for every person working in manufacturing industry!

For visitor ticket or more information about Manufacturing World Japan 2019, please visit official website:


Organiser: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Manufacturing World Show Management
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Beijing InfoComm China 2019 Rescheduled to 17 – 19 July
Feb 01, 2019

Beijing, 1 February 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- InfoCommAsia, the organizer of Beijing InfoComm China, today announced that the 2019 Show, to be held at the China National Convention Center (CNCC), has been rescheduled to take place from 17 – 19 July 2019, with opening hours as follows:

17 July 2019 (Wednesday) 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
18 July 2019 (Thursday) 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
19 July 2019 (Friday) 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Citing force majeure, venue provider CNCC is unable to host the annual Show at its premises in the usual mid-April period. The key aspect of the event remains – Come July, Beijing InfoComm China 2019 will be a sold-out show of new and innovative Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience technologies.

In spite of this unforeseen development, InfoCommAsia has the confidence and expertise to address and overcome the logistical challenges. “We will be rolling out an extensive marketing and promotional campaign to reach out to pre-registered visitors as well as the broader audience across industries to drive top-of-mind awareness and strengthen interest in the Show. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors for their trust and support upon receiving news on the change of dates. Their loyalty is an encouragement to the team as we work on producing yet another successful Show this July and in the years to come.”

“This is an unprecedented challenge that we are facing since staging the first InfoComm China more than 10 years ago,” said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia. “We are deeply sorry about this disruption, and are working closely with our exhibitors and partners to ease any issues they encounter. We are heartened by their understanding and support during this transition. Together with our partners and stakeholders, we will rise above the challenge to deliver another superb show, featuring the best Pro-AV and Integrated Experience technologies for forward-thinking AV and IT professionals as well as business end-users in various vertical markets.”

Visitors who wish to attend Beijing InfoComm China 2019 this July can pre-register their interest online. Visitors who have previously signed up need not re-register. Pre-register or find out more about the Show at or



InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd is the region’s preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience industries. Through industry-leading shows in China, India and Thailand, InfoCommAsia connects global and regional Pro-AV and Integrated Experience purveyors as well as end-users across industries with the most important markets of Asia Pacific. Additional information is available at,, and


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Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme
Feb 01, 2019

With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors to enhance their industry knowledge and technical skills, grow business networks and explore the most up-to-date market trends.

As Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City enters into its third edition, visitors will not only be able to explore the latest products and services across the fairground, but will also have the opportunity to attend the show’s popular fringe programme. As a result of overwhelmingly positive feedback from last year’s events, the programme will delve even deeper into the industry’s latest developments through a number of conferences, workshops, matchmaking events and more.

For instance, the highly-awaited Fleet Management Conference will shine a light on the rising trends in the commercial vehicle sector throughout the region, and pinpoint some of the challenges and prospects that businesses are currently facing. Industry leaders from Liqui Moly and the Vietnam Automobile Transportation Association (VATA) will discuss solutions for improving cost efficiency and safety, as well as fleet maintenance for tyres, lubricants and fluids. Fleet and procurement managers, suppliers, vehicle manufacturers and public transport, leasing and rental companies are all encouraged to join this talk.

The fair will also be hosting a Collision Repair Training and Maintenance Workshop to help attendees enhance their technical capabilities. Experts from I-CAR and the Vietnam Automotive Technicians Network (OTO-HUI) will build upon last year’s programme and hold a set of advanced training sessions to help attendees further refine their skills. This unique session is set to explore trends in the commercial and passenger vehicle sectors, and will offer updates from the collision repair market as well as the use of measuring, ADAS, on board diagnostic and autotronics for auto repair services. Those who attend will also receive a certificate of attendance.

Elsewhere at the fairground, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will be holding its first ever Drift Show for cars and motorcycles in 2019. Not only will visitors get to enjoy a fun and entertaining event, but they will also witness the most forward-thinking trends in customisation. Sponsored by Hasaki Lubricants, Karuna Canopies and Liqui Moly, the event is set to take place on 1 March in the afternoon, as well as during the whole day on 2 March.

Forge new business connections through the show’s extended networking events

This year, the fair will introduce the One-to-One Matchmaking Programme to help exhibitors maximise their exhibiting results. Organisers will match pre-registered exhibiting companies and professional buyers according to their specific requirements. This means only the right type of exhibitor will be paired with the right kind of buyer, to help nurture a more meaningful business exchange. To create an even more seamless experience, a dedicated team from the organising committee will help to facilitate the appointment. Organisers have already received enquiries from over 55 buyers and exhibitors from countries including Iran, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam.

Mr Hyoil Kim, CEO of the Korean-based company Sangsin Brake, said: “We are participating at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City for the sole purpose of connecting with local buyers. My company has watched Vietnam’s automotive industry continue to develop over recent years, and so we believe it is the right time to explore the potential opportunities in the market. The matchmaking programme provides a direct line of communication with businesses that match our objectives. ”

Meanwhile, a local buyer representing Tung Viet has also signed up for the matchmaking service. Mr Ngo Tung Huy, Director said, “I applied for the matchmaking event as it is the most efficient way to have productive conversations with other businesses who supply the tyres and lubricants that I need. Exhibitors at the show have a strong representation in the automotive aftermarket. The application process has been very straightforward, and I am excited to see what the exhibitors have to offer.”

Away from the exhibition area, organisers are also launching The After Show Party. Hosted by the famous local DJ, Trang Moon, the event offers a fun networking event with a variety of entertainment. Held at the fairground, the exclusive party aims to provide a more relaxed setting for exhibitors, premium buyers and car enthusiasts to have even more connecting opportunities. It will take place directly after the Drift Show on 1 March from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Other events that are also running concurrently and aim to examine many of the themes and upcoming trends across the show floor include:

* Automechanika Academy
* Vietnam’s Automotive Market – strategies for market entry and office setup
* Hands-on Tips for Car Repair and Maintenance

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 will take place from 28 February – 2 March, gathering approximately 380 local and international exhibitors at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

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3rd Trade Fair for Deburring Technologies and Precision Surface Finishing
Jan 27, 2019

Perfect Surfaces – Burr-Free, Clean and Precise

Neuffen, 24 January 2019: Whether they’re required for downstream manufacturing steps or for error-free functioning, surface characteristics are decisive with regard to part and product quality. Processes such as deburring and precision surface finishing are becoming more and more significant as a result – regardless of whether the parts are produced by means of erosion, forming, primary forming or additive manufacturing. DeburringEXPO, the world’s only trade fair which deals exclusively with the removal of burrs and the production of precision surface finishes, will be held at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from the 8th through the 10th of October, 2019. Beyond this, the supplementary program including theme parks covering the issues of the “Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence”, “AM Parts Finishing” and “Cleaning After Deburring”, as well as the bilingual expert forum, will offer specialised knowledge and know-how that’s unavailable anywhere else in such a compact form.

Surface and edge zone characteristics are decisive with regard to further processing and the functionality of the respective components. Amongst others, these characteristics include coatability and bondability, friction, resistance to wear, sealing performance, noise, smoothness, roughness, improved performance, appearance and risk of injury. “Available manufacturing processes don’t make it possible to produce the required workpiece surfaces entirely without burrs. This makes intermediate and downstream processing operations such as deburring, rounding and precision surface finishing more and more important as a requirement for parts manufacturers which decisively influences value creation and product quality,” explains Hartmut Herdin, managing director of fairXperts GmbH & Co. KG, promoters of DeburringEXPO. At the same time, manufacturing companies are faced with new challenges resulting from ever stricter specifications and heightened requirements for process reliability and economic efficiency.

As a unique information, communication and procurement platform for deburring, rounding and precision surface finishing, DeburringEXPO will provide a complete overview of current and new solutions and development trends from the 8th through the 10th of October, 2019.

Cross-Industry, Cross-Technology Portfolio
“As of mid-January 2019, more than 100 exhibitors from ten countries had already made firm bookings for their booth locations. The solutions offered by the exhibiting companies are designed to efficiently and reproducibly fulfil current and future requirements for deburring, rounding and precision surface finishing in a great variety of industry sectors,” reports Hartmut Herdin. The exhibitor presentations will be supplemented by DeburringEXPO’s multifaceted supplementary program which is continuously updated to the ever-changing market.

Theme Park: Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence
The “Sheet Metal Deburring Process Sequence” theme park, initiated together with market leaders and experts from the industry sector, will present the deburring step of the manufacturing process live in action, as well as up and downstream processes such as straightening, measuring and coating of sheet metal parts. Visitors will be able to feed a reference part (made available to them for this purpose) to the individual processing steps such as deburring, rounding and edging. Beyond this, information will also be provided on issues such as the relationship between edge rounding and corrosion protection, methods for measuring radii on rounded sheet metal components, development trends where tools for sheet metal deburring are concerned, automated surface finishing and much more.

Theme Park: AM Parts Finishing
Industry is focusing more and more attention on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing offers creative opportunities in parts production with regard to shaping, flexibility and individuality. In particular additively manufactured metal components have in many cases already achieved levels equivalent to those of industrial manufacturing, and are now able to compete with conventional processes. Requirements for the surface quality of 3D printed parts are increasing as a result. Required post-processing steps such as cleaning, deburring and coating are thus a significant cost factor and are crucially decisive for industrial use of additively manufactured parts.

DeburringEXPO’s exhibitors will present solutions for perfect surfaces in accordance with the specified requirements at, amongst other platforms, the “AM Parts Finishing” theme park.

Theme Park: Cleaning After Deburring
Oil, grease, emulsions, chips, grinding dust or lapping paste from the production processes still adhere to the component, even if it’s been ideally deburred, rounded or polished. Cleaning is thus absolutely indispensable because component cleanliness has a decisive influence on the intended function, as well as on the quality of downstream processes such as bonding, welding, coating and assembly.

Experts will present solutions and the necessary knowledge at the “Cleaning After Deburring” theme park in order to layout and optimise cleaning processes economically and in accordance with actual requirements.

Bilingual Expert Forum
As an integral part of DeburringEXPO, the 3-day expert forum has established itself as a highly popular source of knowledge thanks to its character as a an advanced training event. The simultaneously interpreted presentations (German <> English) provide visitors with comprehensive knowledge from the fields of deburring and rounding, as well as precision surface finishing, and concerning the special content of the theme parks. Practical examples and benchmark solutions make it possible to gather ideas and inspiration for optimising one’s own processes.

Further information, the entire exhibition programme and a preliminary exhibitor list are available at

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Dubai International Content Market 2019 to consolidate its position as the main hub for content buying and selling in MENA Region
Jan 27, 2019

Dubai | 25 January 2019: Dubai International Content Market- the main event for media professionals and executives who aim to take advantage of lucrative business opportunities in the UAE and the MENA region- returns with a brand-new edition on the 9th & 10th of December 2019 at the iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel Conference Centre.

Record turnout with new and returning clients on the market floor.

The 2018 edition featured the participation of more than 78 exhibitors, 600 buyers and 20 speakers engaged in 850+ meetings during the two days. Some of the participants represented top names in the industry, such as, all3media, Flame Distribution, DHX Media, Etihad Airways, Dubai TV, and Abu Dhabi Media.

The interest in the content was diverse with some categories stood out with 85.7% for Films and Series followed by 52.4% for Animation and 47.6% for Factual category.

The Next Edition of DICM will include some of the unique features of last year such as, the ‘plug & work’ exhibiting package - a turnkey, cost effective solution for content sellers and distributors. Our pre-arranged meeting service will also be available to selected TV Stations, Pay-TV Channels, VoD, In-Flight Entertainment, Cable & Satellite Operators, IPTV, Production, Distribution and other specialists connected with the TV Industry.

Commenting on the event, Vlad Borovina, Project Manager for Dubai International Content Market, said: “Continuing our strategic partnerships, built with the likes of Dubai Media City, Dubai Film and TV Commission and, will help the forthcoming edition of DICM achieve its target of becoming the capital of the media industry in the region.”

He added: “Dubai is a world-class destination and is home to majority of key players. Therefore, we made the decision to embrace the benefits of the city and become a platform for the local and regional content industry.”

With the perfect timing in December, DICM will allow producers, distributors and buyers to also look into the importance of the Holy Month of Ramadan, which is set for May 2019.

About DICM

Dubai International Content Market is the region’s best content marketplace focused on buying, selling, financing and co-producing content across a variety of platforms. Through its cost-effectiveness and productivity, it’s becoming a “go-to market” for local, regional and international executives.

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About INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions

Established in 1991, INDEX Conferences & Exhibitions, is a leading UAE national company based in Dubai and highly specialized in organizing world class events and high-profile exhibitions and conferences in the UAE and abroad. With branches across various countries in Asia and Europe, INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions is a trusted event management solutions company showing great resilience and commitment in delivering a memorable experience to all attendees, visitors and participants.

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