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WORLD Issue 2 | 201211RUSSIASIBERIA TO HOST NEW ENERGY EXPOA new exhibition on energy effi ciency and lighting is coming to Siberia later this year.Organiser Siberia Expo has joined forces with Fairtrade and Euroindex for the show called Elcom Rossija at the new Novosibirsk Expocentre from 18 to 20 September.The show will focus on renewable and conventional energy, energy effi ciency, electrical engineering, lighting and automation.THAILANDTHAILAND SIGNS DEAL TO BOOST TRADE IN VIETNAM The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The MoU follows TCEB's 'MICE Collaboration' strategic plan, which aims to promote the MICE industry in the ASEAN region. It is expected to pave the way towards establishing a long-term affi liation in fi ve sectors: bilateral trade missions; facilitation in meetings and trade events delegates; support in cross-promotion; exchanging market surveys among ASEAN members and both fi nancial and non-fi nancial support.UAEADNEC TOPS QUARTER OF A MILLION VISITORS IN 2012The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) hosted 64 exhibitions, conferences, meetings and weddings at the venue in the fi rst quarter of the year, attracting more than 125,000 visitors.The venue's three largest events, the World Future Energy Summit, the World Ophthalmology Congress and the Tawdheef Gulf recruitment show, accounted for more than 64,000 visitors. ADNEC's major fi rst quarter milestones included staging the International Security National Resilience Exhibition and Conference in March, which focused on homeland security issues. The event, which also featured a fi re fi ghting championship, attracted close to 9,000 visitors and included exhibitors from 26 countries. Other key events include The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition on 26-28 March and the 22nd edition of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.CHINABPA WIDENS CHINA PRESENCE INTO SHENZHENGlobal media auditor BPA Worldwide has opened a branch in the city of Shenzhen, located in the Guangdong province of China, to support its trade show audit efforts and capitalise on a new partnership with local government in the area.The new branch comes just over a decade after BPA opened its fi rst Asian offi ce in Hong Kong in March 2001.AUSTRALIAINDUSTRY GETS BEHIND EXHIBITION AUDIT RULESReed Exhibitions, Australian Exhibitions and Conferences (AEC) and Sexpo are among the exhibition organisers and events to throw their support behind Australia's landmark new rules for exhibition auditing. The Circulations Audit Board's new rules encompass changes to the reporting of attendance and marketing metrics across trade and consumer events.