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Mother of all Expos - The World's Fair

  The World’s Fair (also known as world fair, world exposition, universal exposition, or just expo for short) is, in a way, exactly what it sounds like: a magical place where all nations from all across the globe can come together and share their best products, services, ideas or trends. It’s a large-scale cultural exchange, with thousands of performances, influential speakers and charity initiatives open to the public. We all live on the same planet and an international platform to share our world’s achievements, problems or goals is a brilliant way to unite all efforts and strengths. The idea can be…

The People You Meet on Trade Shows

  Entering the Times Education Expo in New Delhi, I can’t help but to feel like a student. I am surrounded by thousands of university representatives and potential candidates asking all sorts of questions about courses and possibilities. There are high-school graduates looking for some last-minute options, current university students searching for fun exchange programs and I even spot a few famous professors among the young crowd. Naturally, this is a wonderful feeling and I can only imagine how fun it would be, had I actually been a potential student. But I remind myself that I am there to network,…

Behind the glamorous: fashion and textile exhibitions

  The world of fashion is more than champagne parties, scandalous models and designers of worldwide fame. It is also a world of smaller brands searching for the perfect fabric, investors observing cultural trends and less conventional creators. Although one could imagine that such events consist solely of cat-walks, that certainly isn’t the case. Fashion and textile exhibitions, similarly to other trade shows, offer plenty of educational opportunities or discussion panels, where attendees can discuss the latest hits. It is worth to notice, nonetheless, that fashion trade shows are not traditional in the sense that they “reach out” to people…

Where healing meets business. Medical and pharmaceutical trade shows

  Medical trade shows are, without doubt, very significant events - not only because they provide companies from the industry with networking platforms to exchange the latest medical products and services, but also because they serve as a base for discussing potentially revolutionary concepts. These are the places where specialists meet to explore new solutions to the inevitable problems that lay before the medical world. These are the spots where engineers and company managers gain inspiration for fascinatingly futuristic ideas such as a "Smart Hospital". Moreover, these are the events that physicians and scientists often visit in order to contribute…

How to become an efficient visitor: Do’s and Don’ts of trade fairs

  There are hundreds of reasons for visiting a professional trade show. You might go out of pure curiosity and an eager need to learn more on the given topic. You might be a so-called “professional hobbyist” – an individual related to the industry, but not directly exhibiting at the event. You might also be a freelance journalist, searching for inspiration. As a hobbyist, your visit might be less structured, since it is less likely that you will have specified goals for the event – simply because your genuine interest in the subject does not require you to analyse what…

Chocolate, wine and something more... Food and agriculture trade shows

  Not only are food and agriculture expos an ideal opportunity to try something like an Ackee or Algae milk – they provide plenty of inspiration for restaurant managers, chefs, hotels or catering companies. Some are strictly corporate events, while other allure the hungry public with celebrity chefs and free samples. These events enable those in the industry to freshen up their menus with delicious, international specialties and ensure that the attendees are up to date with current trends. Needless to say, they are a vital part of the food industry and offer something to fit all tastes. The largest…

They run the business: the most influential global trade show organizers

  With hundreds of annual trade shows and millions of professional visitors, they are known as the global leaders within the industry. Over the years, the following companies have accumulated immense profits, providing the necessary budget required to host first-class business events. They also own some of the largest and most prestigious trade show venues in the world, offering more than just corporate expositions. In other words, these trade show organizers have the necessary resources and reputation to brand them the key players in the game. Reed exhibitions. This British trade fair organizer stands out by having the highest turnover…

Expo Real and other Property Trade Shows

  Note that before reading this report, you may wish to get familiar with an excellent article on real estate trade shows. The article entitled International Real Estate Fairs. Where Business, Investments and Tourism meet covers similar issues and has also been published on Expochart.com.   Real estate is an international industry. Individual homes in suburban communities, multi-family urban dwellings, industrial and corporate structures, resorts and vacation homes, and land – all are property, real estate. Property is inherited; more often it is marketed, sold, or traded. And sometimes, property/real estate transactions take place at property trade shows. In major…

Acids, oil and electricity. The mysterious world of chemistry and energy expos

  Trade shows are one of the best ways for companies to come together, swap ideas, learn about new trends, and network. They allow the media an opportunity to be the first to know about new product launches and planned innovations. For the seemingly mysterious industries of chemicals and energy, trade fairs are also a chance to give the general public some information and a chance to ask questions and learn about new technologies. The fact is that most people, even those somehow related to the trade shows industry, have very little knowledge about such subjects. To help spread the…
  From concept to production to your driveway, an auto has a long life before it ever hits the road. For many people, the first introduction they have to a new vehicle or product line is at an auto show. Some vehicles at the shows are the cream of the crop – beautiful luxury cars that most people can only dream of owning. But many are much more practical – vehicles like trucks that serve their owners every day, or comfortable sedans that take the family from soccer games to grandma’s house for a Sunday dinner. Auto trade shows give…
  As a symposium of organizations within an industry that showcase their latest goods and services, the trade show continues to serve as forum for enterprises to advertise their products as well as evaluate the work of their competitors. From its early beginnings in Medieval Europe in which guilds would convene upon a continental trade post to present their artisan crafts and through its modern transformation during the Industrial Revolution as an exhibition of mass produced merchandise for the multitudes, the trade fairs of the 21st century span the entire globe with companies and institutions introducing different products and services…

How-To Guide for the Organizers of International Trade Shows

  Expochart.com Guides -02- Expochart.com Guides are a series of digests on particular subjects, in one way or another, connected to the world of international trade shows, fairs and exhibitions. The series intends to provide detailed information and instructions that can be useful for almost everyone interested in this subject matter. We intend our guides to be as easy to understand and as precise as possible, which is why their form is very different from the articles published on our website. Would you like to suggest a topic for our next guide? Would you like to create one? Feel free…

How-To Guide for the Participants of International Trade Shows

Expochart.com Guides -01- Expochart.com Guides are a series of digests on particular subjects, in one way or another, connected to the world of international trade shows, fairs and exhibitions. The series intends to provide detailed information and instructions that can be useful for almost everyone interested in this subject matter. We intend our guides to be as easy to understand and as precise as possible, which is why their form is very different from the articles published on our website. Would you like to suggest a topic for our next guide? Would you like to create one? Feel free to…

Trade shows you've never visited. The most extraordinary venues in the world.

Take a look at the map of significant trade shows of the most well known industries as seen on the main page of Expochart.com. The obvious can be quickly spotted. The irregular pattern of locations of the events - represented by red dots - are so apparent that it can't be missed. There are places where a dozen of trade fair take place and there are large empty areas with no such events. Isn't it strange? I mean apart from oceans and large inhabited areas (like deserts or mountains) the dots should be evenly spread out everywhere... Of course, we…

Virtual Trade Shows - a Death Blow for Real Events?

  Recently, we have been observing the considerable growth of social media and other web-based networking in general. The forethoughtful entrepreneurs had to develop a multifaceted strategy in order not to be excluded from fast-growing new fields of activities. This phenomenon also affected traditional trade fairs. It seems that a new form of event, virtual trade shows, emerged for good. They are very much praised by many branch professionals and bloggers who leave plenty of enthusiastic comments about them on the Internet, criticizing traditional trade fair for being overpriced, elite and upscale. On the other hand, “veterans” point out this…

Entertainment events. What they really are?

  Providing that you are a frequent trade show visitor or just a hobbyist, you very likely seek information on this subject on the Web. This is the case that most of professional sites, such as Expochart.com, provide visitors with elaborated categorizing system dividing the magnitude of events on classes in order to make navigation easier. Yet plenty of shows are extremely wide ranged so that we are often forced to go through many pages until we find what we were searching for.    The Definition Entertainment is the category being notably obscure. Mostly this is because its definition has…

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Government export promotion and trade shows. Is it worth playing?

  Whether you believe in the market's invisible hand or you're in favor of state's intervention in economy, the mere fact is that nowadays export is widely subsidized by most governments. The extent and kind of public aid for the companies that sell goods and provide services abroad varies much from country to country. Some governments use direct financial incentives to support their exporters, while others prefer tax exemptions or allowances. However, one of the most popular way to stimulate domestic enterprises which send products overseas is their promotion during international trade shows and exhibitions. Of course, this promotion is…

After hours: Nightlife and Entertainment During International Trade Events

  At a big trade show, it seems there will always be two vastly different ways to do business. When it comes to the world of international trade events, the first and foremost thought on everyone’s minds in business usually is how to attract investors. After that, they begin to wonder what profits there are to make, which high profile contacts they will be able to interact with, and how they’ll be able to fit in everything work-related during the light of day. After the sun goes down, however, it is an entirely different ball game, and quite often a…

More Than Just a Business: International trade fairs and ethical issues

In an ever-changing world, the issue of how to approach ethics in business is becoming a much more pressing one. Even in the world of trade fairs, proceedings no longer focus solely on business, with social responsibility having been placed front and centre at many a different convention. This shift of promoting ethical business practices leads one to question just what the best ways are to achieve such a tricky equilibrium between profiting from trade while still performing the necessary social responsibilities. Furthermore, the question of how to proceed and with what types of platforms is equally pressing. There are…
When it comes to trade fairs, almost every imaginable sector has its own offerings. From real estate to aviation and from automobiles to IT and telecommunication, these sectors are often considered to be some of the most booming markets. Tourism, on the other hand, may be seen to be more of a natural by-product of trade fairs, and is seldom considered to be as influential a convention of and by itself. While this may prompt the occasional doubt as to whether or not the tourism sector requires its own conventions, one needs only look at the figures to realize just…

How to attract potential investors through big trade shows?

Trade shows are aimed at specific sectors. Countless defense, tourism, pharmaceutical, medical or real estate fairs, which take place every year across the globe, bring together hundreds of representatives within these industries. These representatives showcase their products, offer services, give lectures, assess their competitors, talk privately, and sometimes sign contracts - everything that is typical for such events. One may ask then whether large trade shows and exhibitions are the right place for those whose main concern is seeking investors. What about companies or other entities that seek capital for specific projects or general development: should they broadly attend big…

Defense Industry Shows: Spectacular and Secret

The vast majority of products and services offered and exhibited during defense industry trade fairs are aimed at professionals associated with the air forces, land forces and navy. However, there is also a huge civilian sector that makes use of equipment and solutions primarily designed for military purposes. A number of useful inventions that are a major part of our everyday lives were originally developed for military use, including remote controls, mobile phones and the Internet. The defense industry plays a bigger role in our daily lives than we can possibly imagine. As such, defense industry shows and exhibitions are…

Small revolutions happen every year: IT exhibitions and their prospects

  With each passing year international information technology trade fairs get bigger and better. While the developments being produced in the IT sector alone are astounding, the exhibition business itself is also seeing significant changes. With innovations ranging from emergent use of cloud technology to an increased number of business-driven presentations, the prospects of IT exhibitions are entering entirely unchartered waters. These small revolutions in product innovation that occur each year see to it that IT fairs are a booming industry, with both exhibitors and consumers greatly benefitting from the technological advancements on display. Trade expos are extremely popular with…

International Real Estate Fairs. Where Business, Investments and Tourism meet

  In recent years, the phenomenon of professional real estate fairs has seen increasing popularity in global climates. These fairs offer the opportunity for professionals to convene, share, observe and speculate on emerging market trends. As a result of globalization, these meetings are often able to attract diverse investors from across the globe, seeking new marketing innovations and greater financial prospects. These real estate global exhibitions, however, are more than just an opportunity for a select few to purchase fancy houses. Rather, the fairs have become known as major trade exhibitions which encourage economic growth through knowledge exchange, and usually…

Investor Assistance Centers - for everyone, not only tycoons

Would you like to invest a few billion dollars? Or maybe just a couple of thousand? Are you looking for a reliable business partner in a certain country? Do you think of buying or selling a land designated for an industrial production or services? And finally, maybe you just want to promote your brand, your company or your product? In each case the institution of InvestorAssistanceCenter should be of a great help for you. What exactly are InvestorAssistanceCenters or InvestorServiceCenters (as names may vary depending on the country)? In general, IAC (a commonly used abbreviation) are units usually founded by…

How to cover quantum mechanics; or a journalist on specialist trade fairs

Most people think it is easy to be a journalist during trade fairs. Just like an ordinary visitor, a member of the press can roam freely, admire exhibits, play with gadgets (computer fairs especially offer big opportunities here), read brochures, eat, drink, meet new people and socialize in general. The only thing that he has to do is to produce some outcome, typically an article, report, sometimes a documentary or radio podcast. Well, often it is true: a number of journalists have a nice time being assigned by their editorial offices to cover international trade fairs, in particular when they…

Medical tourism. Between the business and promotion

As the global economy opens up its doors to information technology, business and social media, so too does it open itself to the concept of medical tourism, a term coined by the travel industry and mass media referring to international travel for the purpose of seeking healthcare. Increasingly, patients are looking abroad in search of affordable medical services from highly respected and reputable medical professionals. As the length of waiting times grow and waiting lists become longer and longer in countries such as The United States, Canada and The United Kingdom, the need for reliable medical services and timely surgery…

International science and education fairs 2012/13

Internationalization – this is the term used worldwide to reflect current tendencies in postsecondary education. Young people who finish secondary schools think of themselves more as citizens of the world than as people of a particular nation. From this perspective, higher studies in an international environment seem to be a fruitful investment and can guarantee satisfaction in the future. The mobility of students is constantly growing  which results in changes in the educational provision from the organizations offering education  at university level. This also applies  to Polish universities and colleges which are adjusting to current trends through giving lectures in…