Exhibition World | NewsUK- London organiser Media10 is to re-launch The IdealHome Show in Scotland for2011. The organiser hopes toattract 40,000 visitors to theevent at the Scottish Exhibitionand Conference CentreGlasgow (SECC) between 27and 30 May.Media 10's MD Lee Newtontells EW: "Following the successof the flagship London show atEarls Court earlier this year,which saw an increase on thevisitor gate by 100,000 on theprevious year, we have seen ahuge appetite from exhibitorsand visitors alike to bring thishugely popular show to anotherpart of the UK."USA- Tarsus Group hasacquired the remaining 20 percent interest in medical eventorganiser MCI Opco.Founded by Drs RobertGoldman and Ronald Klatz in2003, MCI organises TheWorld Anti-Aging Congressand Expo in Orlando and LasVegas in April and Decemberrespectively, as well as 21smaller events across theUnited States. The company has expandedworldwide, now organisingevents in Europe, Dubai, SouthAmerica and Asia.The acquisition follows thepurchase of 80 per cent of thecompany by Tarsus in 2006.BRAZIL - United BusinessMedia is to open the doors onits Informex chemical tradeshow brand in Brazil for the firsttime later this month.The show will include aninternational conference,exhibition and networkingprogrammes. Organisers arehoping to attract around 1,500professionals to the event inSão Paulo.In Brazil alone, the chemicalindustry's net sales in 2009 wereUS$103bn, 48 per cent of whichrepresented industrialchemicals, according to theBrazilian Chemical IndustriesAssociation, ABIQUIM."Brazil, with one of the fastest-growing economies in theworld, seemed like a natural fitto launch another show," saysInformex brand director,Jennifer Jessop. "The ability tomake new businessconnections onsite at the eventwill valuable to both theexhibitors and the attendees."Informex Latin America takesplace 23 to 24 August at theAmcham Convention Centre,São Paulo.UK's Ideal Home Show tore-launch in ScotlandTHE MAGAZINE FOR THE GLOBAL EXHIBITION COMMUNITY WWW.EXHIBITION-WORLD.NET| September 2010|9Tarsus acquires anti-ageing expoAUSTRALIA- In a 25-yearundertaking with developerPlenary Group, Wellington-based investor Morrison and Cois taking a 50 per cent stake inthe Melbourne Convention andExhibition Centre (below).Under the terms of theagreement the investment wasfor an unspecified sum, reportsNew Zealand news agency,Topnews.net.nz, which is thefirst investment by the PublicInfrastructure Partnership Fund,since it was established.Morrison has said it also hasintentions to invest in NewZealand's proposed NationalConvention Centre, the locationof which has yet to be decided.Morrison and Co takes50% stake in MCECUBM to launch chemicalshow brand in BrazilSINGAPORE- The Marina BaySands' lawyers and lawyers'group the Inter-Pacific BarAssociation (IPBA) havereached an agreement,suspending legal action.Earlier this year the MarinaBay Sands resort developmentin Singapore issued a writagainst the IPBA, organiser ofone of the first conventions atthe new venue, after it withheldpayment. The IPBA counter-claimed, alleging the venue wasunfinished, resulting inblackout, jammed lifts, andSingapore casino complex settlesits legal gamble with IPBAtoilets that couldn't flush.The negative publicity marredthe June official opening of theUS$5.5bn complex, whichincludes 100,000sqm ofexhibition space. Althoughdetails of the legal deal remainconfidential, a joint statementby both parties said that MarinaBay Sands "regrets theunfortunate incidents thataffected the event held at itsfacilities".Sources close to the casebelieve IPBA is to receive adiscount on its bill.
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