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News| Exhibition WorldCANADA- The VancouverConvention Centre (right) hassigned a partnership contractwith Suntec International inSingapore.Under the agreement, SuntecInternational, the internationalbusiness arm of the SuntecSingapore exhibition venuebecomes the exclusive salesand marketing representative indrawing more meetings andevents from Asia to Vancouver.As well as pitching theCanadian city as a destination topotential clients, the partnershipprovides a platform for servicesincluding in-depth research,feasibility studies, recomm-endations and formulated salesand marketing strategies."This representation agreementis one of Vancouver ConventionCentre's strategies to expandits global footprint and to tapinto new areas of potentialgrowth, particularly in Asia,"says Claire Smith.Reality TV expo planned for 2011Reporter, who said fans will beable to interact with contestants,judges, hosts and other realityTV personalities. The conventionwill also include autographsessions, performances and anawards show. The event'shonorary advisory committeeincludes 'American Idol' judgeRandy Jackson and 'TheBiggest Loser' executiveproducer J.D. Roth.USA- Fans of reality televisionare getting their ownconvention in Los Angeles.Billed as "the ultimate realityTV fan experience", the thethree-day Reality Rocks Expoat the Los Angeles ConventionCenter next April will celebrateall forms of non-scripted TV.The event is being organisedby E5 Global Media, owner ofBillboard and The Hollywood10| September 2010| THE MAGAZINE FOR THE GLOBAL EXHIBITION COMMUNITY WWW.EXHIBITION-WORLD.NETruns from 21 to 25 September2010.Attendees can expect to hearabout the latest developmentsin sports arena construction,including steps needed tomodernise the CzechRepublic's existing sportingvenues.There will also be an updateon the latest plans for SummerOlympic Games 2020 and2024 venues.CZECH REPUBLIC - Thelatest plans for venues to beused in the 2020 and 2024Olympic Games will be onshow at this month's SportTech exhibition at the PragueExhibition Centre.The exhibition, targeted atprofessionals involved in theconstruction and design ofsports-related venues includingstadiums, multifunction arenasand facilities for public use,Vancouver CC and Suntec Singapore form partnershipCHINA- The Chinesegovernment is keen to hold aninternational green industryexpo later this year. The statedaim is to encourage co-operation between domesticand overseas companies indeveloping a green economy.According to vice-minister ofcommerce, Jiang Yaoping, theexpo will run from November 24to 27 in Beijing and will displaydevelopments in greentechnology from within Chinaand internationally."The expo would also provideprecious opportunities forforeign companies to get toknow and explore Chinesegreen markets," added Jiang.Jiang claims more than 600companies including Siemens,GE, Bombardier and First Solarhave expressed interest in thegreen show.The exact venue or eventname has not yet beenconfirmed.China Government keen to host green expoEUROPE- Mobile technologyevent organiser GSMA hasannounced six cities arecompeting to host the GSMAMobile World Congress from2013 through 2017.Amsterdam, Barcelona,Cologne, Milan, Munich andParis have been namedcandidate cities.The next Mobile WorldCongress will take place inBarcelona from 14 to 17February 2011. The four-dayexhibition and conference hasbeen held in Barcelona since2006, and will remain therethrough 2012 when its contractexpires."We evaluated 30 cities for thisproject and have selected thesesix to move forward to the nextphase," says GSMA CEO JohnHoffman. "This was a verydifficult process and we believethat these candidates reflect ourvision for the future of MobileWorld Congress."The host city is expected to beannounced in mid-2011.Six cities vie for mobile technology expoCzech construction fair topresent plans for 2020 and2024 Olympic venues