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VENUE WATCH34 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukShenzhen Convention and exhibition CentreChina Nine years after becoming a member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), the venue hosted the UFI Asia Open Seminar. The event, held in China for the first time in February, brought together 230 industry experts from 20 countries and territories to discuss exhibitions in the world's fastest growing exhibition market under the heading of 'Asian Exhibitions in the Year of the Dragon'. Since opening in 2004, nearly 300 exhibitions and 1,350 meetings have been held at SZCEC, with more than 20 million visitors passing through the doors. In 2008, 72 exhibitions and more than 500 meetings were held at the centre, with an annual exhibition area of 1.8 million sqm, making it the third biggest in China. According to Lucia Peng, SZCEC's deputy director of marketing and operations, financial subsidies for hall rental and international promotion by the government will be provided to show organisers.Shows held at the venue include CHTF, China's biggest cultural exhibition, China International Cultural Industries Fair, China International Optoelectronic Exhibition, China International Social Public Security Products Expo, Shenzhen International Furniture Exhibition, and the Watch and Jewellery Fair.Later this year, the venue will host the China Public Security Expo, China (Shenzhen) International Finance Expo, and International Printed Circuit and Electronics Assembly Fair.The venue is the biggest single-block building in Shenzhen, with indoor exhibition space of 105,000sqm in nine halls and a total rentable area of 280,000sqm. An accompanying conference centre above the exhibition halls includes 35 meeting rooms.The Korea International Exhibition Center (Kintex) is located in Goyang's West Ilsan district, South Korea. It has two exhibition halls, the most recent of which opened in September 2011, and offers indoor space of 55,000sqm. It also has 24 meeting or conference rooms, and a multi-functional event hall for 6,000 people. The venue's first hall opened in 2005 and offers 54,000sqm, 32 meeting rooms and a grand ballroom that can accommodate 2,000 people. According to Phil Chung, Kintex's international sales and marketing manager, organisers from UK, Singapore, Japan and Germany are now discussing potential joint ventures with the venue.Kintex is Korea's largest fair and conference venue and has permanent parking for 4,200 vehicles. Chung claims the new exhibition space saw the venue host the Korea Industry Fair (KIF) last September. KIF featured six international trade shows: Korea metal week; Korea Machinery Fair; Seoul International Electric Fair; Seoul International Tool exhibition; Korea International Printing Machinery and Equipment Show; and Koplas for the plastic/rubber industries.This year Kintex will host: UBM Korea's Asia Non-Wovens Exhibition and Conference (ANEX) which will span 13,000sqm; The Great India Education Expo, a pioneering Indian exhibition for Korea organised by Afairs; and 12 more international trade shows, each between 30,000sqm to 60,000sqm. Other highlights will include the 17th Korea International Packaging Exhibition, Korea Pharm 2012 and the Afterschool Content Fair 2012.KintexThe Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) aims to be one of the world's best venues by 2020. It offers just over 50,000sqm of exhibition space and hosted 300,000 people for the Bangkok International Motor Show. Last year, it was selected to host Thailand's five core industry events under the campaign 'Better the Best' in 2011 by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). According to BITEC's corporate communications manager Pimpanit Pianvanith, the venue targets potential clients in Europe and North Asia, and works closely with TCEB to help organisers, professional federations and trade associations to bring international events to Bangkok. To enhance its visitor accessibility, biteCwhile also meeting the demands for additional space, BITEC completed a skywalk to connect the venue to the newly extended Sky Train at Bang Na Station last November. This will provide visitor access to a new, air-conditioned Welcome Hall, which has exhibition space of more than 1,700sqm. Its major exhibitions last year included the Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair, Renewable Energy Asi and Metalex, ASEAN's largest international machine tools and metalworking machinery show. Highlights for 2012 include Horti Asia 2012 for the horticultural industry in May and Fastener Fair 2012 in September.BITEC plans to add at least another 20,000sqm of exhibition space in its next phase of expansion. Studies are being conducted to also add a hotel, office building, and park and ride facilities.ThailandSouTh Korea

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