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Sponsor Digest Post

September 22- 25, 2016 Tianjin, China

Hosted by China’s Ministry of Land and Resources, Tianjin Municipal Government and China Mining Association, CHINA MINING is the largest mining event in Asia area. It covers the whole mining industry chain including geological survey, exploration and development, mineral rights trade, mining investment and financing, smelting and processing, technology and equipment, mining services and other aspects. CHINA MINING 2016 will be held with over 9,000 delegates from 60 countries and 38,000 sqm exhibition area.


Henry Sapiecha

Foodex Exhibition food and drink processing, packaging England 2016 Video & pics with info

Published on Apr 20, 2016

Highlights from Foodex, the UK’s premier event for the food and drink processing, packaging and logistics industries taking place from 18 — 20 April at the Birmingham NEC.

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Gadget Show Live Jan/Feb.2016 LAS VAGAS NEVADA USA Video report

Published on Feb 19, 2016

Yue is at CES 2016 checking out all the hottest tech coming this year. Including incredible 8k TVs as well as a whole range of VR Tech including the Oculus Rift and Vive.

Future Tec at CES 2016 – The Gadget Show


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Caribbean July Food and Drink Expo 2015 in England on video

Published on Jul 22, 2015

CaribDirect Multi-Media in association with Fairweather Productions and Black Cultural Archives staged the first Caribbean Food and Drink Expo in Windrush Square, Brixton South London on Sunday 12th July 2015.CaribDirect Multi-Media in association with Fairweather Productions and Black Cultural Archives staged the first Caribbean Food and Drink Expo in Windrush Square, Brixton South London on Sunday 12th July 2015.


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Food & Drink Expo, March/April NEC Birmingham England Video

What our visitors say – Food & Drink Expo, 25 – 27 March 2012, NEC Birmingham

Food & Drink Expo 2014 highlights

Highlights from Food & Drink Expo 2016

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Food Expo, Tea Fair and Home Delights Expo Open in August in Hong Kong
Beauty & Wellness Expo set to make a debut alongside

Providing one-stop sourcing platform for trade and public visitors

General Information

The Media Centre is open for press registration and enquiries throughout the fair period

download an application form by clicking here and email the completed form to one week before the fair starts.


Location >> Expo Drive Entrance, HKCEC

Opening Hours >>> 11-14 August  9:30am-9:30pm

                                    15 August   9:30am-5:30pm

Published on Aug 16, 2015

Some of the world’s most nutritional food products have featured at the HKTDC Food Expo 2015, says Gloria Tsang, an internationally-recognised nutritionist and author of three best-selling books on healthy foods. She says it is important for consumers to study a product’s ingredients list and pick natural or organic foods. She says the “food of the year” is coconut, with ingredients being sold by many vendors at the fair. The Food Expo opened with three other concurrently running fairs, including the HKTDC Home Delights Expo 2015.

Henry Sapiecha

Regional Flavours 2016: Celebrity chefs cram Brisbane menu Qld Australia

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SOME of the biggest names in Australian food have converged on Brisbane for this weekend’s Regional Flavours festival.

MasterChef Australia judges George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan and Matt Preston, River Cottage Australia presenter Paul West, The Living Room’s Miguel Maestre and culinary queen Maggie Beer are all part of the exciting line-up fronting Queensland’s largest food event, presented by The Courier-Mail.

MORE INFO: Regional Flavours

The two-day free event, which kicks off today at 10am, features cooking demonstrations by celebrity and local chefs, gourmet stalls from more than 80 of the state’s best producers and providores, plus live music, children’s activities, food trucks, wine tastings, bars and more.

“It’s actually the first time George, Matt and I have been anywhere demoing together and then you pair that with beautiful ingredients, beautiful produce and probably one of the biggest food events on the Australian culinary calendar and boom … you’ve got fireworks,” said Mr Mehigan.

The festival puts the spotlight on Queensland’s great food producing regions, showcasing everything from olives to cured meets, locally breweed beer to fresh fruit and vegetables from as far as North Queensland to the Gold Coast.

“I love the way the visits of the regional producers are underwritten by Brisbane in order to get the best of the state here at South Bank,” Mr Preston said.

“This is the biggest and best line-up ever and it’s a free event.”

More than 85,000 people are expected to attend across the two days.
TOP 10

Here we pick out the top 10 things to see and do at Regional Flavours Presented by The Courier-Mail.

Cuddle a lamb or piglet at Old McDonald’s Farm.

When: Saturday and Sunday 10am — 5pm

Where: Little Farmer’s Day Out, Riverside Green

Pick up tips for easy meals from Maggie Beer.

When: Saturday 10:30—11:15am

Where: EAT-SHOW-TELL stage, The Courier-Mail Piazza

Watch MasterChef George Calombaris whip up a traditional Greek recipe.

When: Saturday 11:45am — 12:30pm

Where: EAT-SHOW-TELL stage, The Courier-Mail Piazza

Sample the best food and wine Queensland has to offer at the Producer Showcase.

When: Saturday and Sunday 10am — 5pm

Where: Little Stanley Street

Eat your greens with Alastair McLeod

When: Saturday 11am — 11:30am; Sunday 3pm — 3:30pm

Where: Queensland Taste stage, Little Stanley Street Lawns

Indulge your sweet tooth with Adriano Zumbo.

When: Sunday 10:30—11.15am and 12.30-1.30pm

Where: EAT-SHOW-TELL stage, The Courier-Mail Piazza; and Sweet Escape, Little Stanley Street Lawns

Hear Matt Preston talk about his MasterChef experience while he cooks up a storm.

When: Saturday 2:15—3pm

Where: EAT-SHOW-TELL stage, The Courier-Mail Piazza

Toast the best of the state’s meat and malt at The Hunting Club.

When: Saturday and Sunday 10am — 8pm

Where: Little Stanley St Lawns

Feed the soul with the sounds of local musicians at River Quay.

When: Saturday and Sunday 10am — 5pm

Where: River Quay Green, South Bank

Reconnect with nature with River Cottage Australia

When: 10:30am — 4:30pm

Where: Epicurious Garden


Henry Sapiecha

Adelaide Writers’ Week turns 55 This Year 2016

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With Adelaide Writers’ Week – Saturday February 27 to Thursday March 3 – celebrating 55 years on the festival circuit, it’s appropriate that a recurrent theme in director Laura Kroetsch’s fifth program is memory, with many works probing the depths and vulnerabilities of arguably our most mysterious and vital brain function.

Best known for her two short story collections, American Laura van den Berg’s dystopian debut novel The Isle of Youth features a memory disease, while compatriot Jesse Ball’s equally unsettling premise in A Cure for Suicide involves characters voluntarily losing their memories in order to avoid bad ones. Along with Canadian Patrick deWitt and New Zealander Anna Smaill (long-listed in the 2015 Man Booker Prize for The Chimes), Kroetsch predicts Ball will rate among the real discoveries for the audience.

“He’s fascinating,” she says, noting in a conspiratorial whisper that Ball also teaches lucid dreaming and the art of lying. “He’s written six novels; they’re incredibly readable and often very funny in spite of the subject matter.”

Despite the thematic thread of failing or manipulated memories, no one’s likely to forget that Adelaide Writers’ Week is entirely free – there are no ticketed events – and for the first time, many sessions will be live-streamed to participating libraries around South Australia.

Says Kroetsch, “About 15 libraries [have signed up], including Ceduna, which is way out there. The libraries will make themselves available either for their own events or as a venue, so book clubs, writers’ groups, the curious, can come along as a group, have picnics, do coffee.”

In collaboration with SA Writers’ Centre, Kroetsch’s team is also sending out writers to participating communities, so audiences will watch live-streamed sessions with a writer on hand to continue the conversation afterwards. It’s a major undertaking, made possible by an Australia Council grant, but entirely in keeping with the festival’s inclusive, democratic character.


Idyllic riverside setting

Those able to attend in person tend to return, in part beguiled by the idyllic setting along the Torrens River, walking distance from downtown Adelaide. The historic Pioneer Women’s Garden is an inviting spread along the riverbank, with Writers’ Week taking place beneath a canopy of tall trees amidst a shaded, grassy wonderland. It’s an A+ for atmosphere before authors even come onstage.

According to Kroetsch, a whopping 54% of attendees have come for 5 years or more; the same number see at least 20 sessions across the week.

She proudly cites writer and poet Kate Llewellyn, who’s been coming since 1960 – “from when she was at university, to being pregnant, to now being a grandmother” – as a typical regular.

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David Marr @ Adelaide Writers Week 2015

“It works best because it’s never gotten bigger,” Kroetsch adds. “It is a boutique festival … people have always been able to come to make discoveries and the audience really likes that. You just sit under the trees, have a coffee or a wine and listen.”

As befitting a mature writers’ festival – it was Australia’s first back when it was inaugurated in 1960 – Adelaide Writers’ Week is welcoming some esteemed Australians: Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Tim Flannery and Kate Grenville are all appearing, and poet novelist Peter Goldsworthy is curating a reading bound to pull local punters:

“Two emerging, two [mid-career] and two senior South Australian poets,” says Kroetsch. “It’s a nice way of recognising the talent that’s here too.”

The strong international guest list includes British charmers Andrew O’Hagan and Simon Winchester, the latter to discuss Pacific, his ‘biography’ of that formidable ocean; French sensation Muriel Barbery, who went into hiding after The Elegance of the Hedgehog and is back now, eight years later, with The Life of Elves; and Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, whose book The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, examines the lives and events leading to the Boston Marathon bombing.

Kroetsch is clearly tickled to welcome a number of Australian debut novelists, such as Lucy Treloar with Salt Creek, plus emerging stars of the short story form, into such elevated company.

“We have a lot of exciting, young fiction writers coming, which makes me really happy,” she says. “People like Fiona McFarlane, and Sonja Dechian, who wrote An Astronaut’s Life. I feel like it’s an exciting time for the young writers here. We have a lot of terrific [new talent].”

Literary sci-fi will resonate with locals at Adelaide Writers’ Week

Both Dechian and McFarlane, whose debut The Night Guest was a critical and commercial success, are attracting acclaim for recently released short story collections; McFarlane neatly dodged the notorious second novel hoodoo by writing a dazzling assortment of stories in The High Places instead. An avowed fan of the form, Kroetsch’s curatorship embraces a number of writers finessing their skills in shorts.

She says: “I’ve just read [The High Places] and it is genius. Etgar Keret, the Israeli writer, is another short story standout. He’s here with a memoir, [The Seven Good Years], but his stories are just mad and huge, huge fun.

“I always say novels are baggy monsters, but stories have to be perfect.”

A number of ‘baggy monsters’ speak to all too real contemporary anxieties: the environment, violence and the corrosion of various social contracts. Kroetsch thinks American writer Paolo Bacigalupi’s literary sci-fi, The Water Knife, speaks loud and clear to an Australian audience.


Henry Sapiecha

Fringe Festival Event Adelaide 2016 is Beyond risqué

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The shows will take over more than 430 venue spaces (up from 376 in 2015).

Even the State Library of South Australia is getting in on the action, hosting what’s expected to be one of the Fringe’s hottest tickets.

The California Crooners Club with Hugh Sheridan features the Adelaide-born, LA-based Packed to the Rafters star singing jazz classics as well as swing versions of chart hits by Justin Timberlake, Sia and Sam Smith.

“We’re asking Adelaide to go pink for Fringe and to light up pink for Fringe. We want to paint the town pink so I thought, ‘Well, I’ll start with my hair’.”

Croall’s hair colour isn’t the only outrageous thing about the Fringe.

Just when you thought it couldn’t become a bigger beast, it’s announced that the next Adelaide Fringe (February 12 – March 14) will feature a record 1100-plus events.

The largest number of events are devoted to comedy (305), followed by music (228), theatre (151), cabaret (112) and art and design exhibitions (111).

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With her hot-pink hair, Adelaide Fringe director Heather Croall is right on brand.

“I’m leading by example,” says Croall with a laugh.

The rest of the program is a mix of circus and physical theatre, dance, film and digital events, kids’ entertainment and special events. Two new genres, magic and interactive events, are also making their debut.

Where will they fit it all in?

Sheridan’s father Denis, a swing singer from way back, will return to Adelaide to perform at a laneway bar called the Lotus Lounge.

Other Fringe musical highlights include shows from reunited American rockers Sleater-Kinney, Colin Hay, Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows, iOTA and Kate Miller-Heidke.

Adelaide Fringe ambassador Julian Clary is bringing the world premiere of his show, The Joy of Mincing, to Adelaide’s Royalty Theatre on February 17 and 18.


City illuminated

In his role as ambassador, Clary is encouraging visitors to take a chance on an unknown show or artist (many of whom take to the streets or roam around the Garden of Unearthly Delights to spruik their own shows before the curtain goes up).

“My motto – in life and at the Fringe – is to take some risks,” he said.

“I’m all for sticking a pin in the program and going to see something random and obscure.”

Among the not-so-obscure comedians on the Fringe roster for 2016 are Dave Hughes, Judith Lucy, Danny Bhoy, Wil Anderson and Hannah Gadsby.

Croall has also listened to the people of Adelaide who wanted to see the return of something like the lighting spectacular that was such a hit in the 2008 Adelaide Festival (Northern Lights ended up being extended for an extra two weeks and was eventually seen by an estimated 300,000 people).

Cue Fringe Illuminations – massive architectural projections that will transform seven North Terrace cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the like – into canvases of light for the Fringe’s first fortnight (February 12-28).

“We want to bring back the promenade along the boulevard,” says Croall. “North Terrace is probably one of the most beautiful cultural boulevards in the world.”

Other Fringe highlights include Canada’s Cirque Alfonse, which is presenting a show called Barbu Electro Trad Cabaret.

“They are one of the most exciting circus groups in the world at the moment,” says Croall. Another circus show, Perhaps There is Hope Yet, shines a light on climate change.

Croall, who has a background in digital technology and documentaries, is also excited to debut the Digital Playground at the State Library of SA.

Australian and international artists have created works designed to be experienced with virtual-reality headsets and the Google Cube (a six-sided moving image).

Adelaide Fringe started in 1960 as a light-hearted, boundary-pushing alternative to the more serious Adelaide Festival, which debuted that year with a program featuring symphony orchestras, a medley of Shakespeare scenes, opera, drama, quartets and the like – with many of them imported from overseas.

Unbridled free for all at Fringe Adelaide 2016

Local artists wanted a platform and so the open-access Fringe was born. No curator vets the Fringe performances.

“We create a brilliant platform and everyone can jump onto that platform,” says Croall. “We create the vibrancy and atmosphere that wraps the festival. You buy a ticket and take the ride.”

Plenty have done just that. Right from the start, there was something about the subversive, naughty, freewheeling nature of the Fringe that appealed to a wide cross-section of people.


Henry Sapiecha