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Page 38 • MICEBTN - AUGUST 2015 Fair to promote China’s aquarium industry growth THE AQUARIUM industry in China is expe- riencing a period of rapid development in China, both for export and for its domes- tic market. Now Aqua Fair Asia (AFA), an exhibition and comprehensive business accelerator ecosystem to be held in Guangzhou, will combine conferences, trade match-mak- ing, factory tours and educational pro- grams. Aquarium industry leaders, including Hailea, Minjiang Aquarium, Boyu, Resun, SunSun and Lenyo Aquatics all have ex- pressed support. Overseas buyers will be able to learn more about the Chinese aquarium indus- try, better identify their future suppliers and develop their businesses. Major buyers are encouraged to contact the organisers for details on the hosted buyer program and for specialist factory tours. Jointly hosted by VNU Exhibitions Asia and the Guangdong Aquarium Industry Association, Aqua Fair Asia will take place on October 08-11, 2015 at Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center Expo (PTWC – Next to the Canton Fair Pazhou Complex). The show is expected to attract 300 ex- hibitors and over 12000 aquarium profes- sional visitors from China and overseas. More at www.aquafairasia.com/en True North offers ‘floating boutique hotel’ base for a PNG snorkelling and diving tour A FLOATING boutique hotel will be home for tourists who join a private jet in Cairns on December 13, heading out on True North’s Archipelago Adventure. The five-night tour features some of the best snorkelling and diving in Paua New Guinea - around the rarely-visited Louisiade Archipelago - and is accom- panied by award-winning underwater photographer Darren Jew. Highlights include snorkelling over WWII wrecks, swimming with manta rays, drifting amidst huge schools of trevally and visiting island beaches as well as scenic walks, fishing, diving, picnics, cultural events and flights in the ship’s helicopter. The ‘True North’ is able to visit areas that larger ships cannot access. Guests experience high-quality off-ship expe- riences courtesy of the ship’s biologist and a team of naturalists, the helicopter and six dedicated expedition boats. On board, spacious cabins are complemented by modern Australian cuisine, locally-sourced ingredients and Western Australian wines. A panoramic lower deck dining room, an alfresco bar, an observation lounge and a dedicated sports deck add to passengers’ enjoy- ment. Bookings: Contact North Star Cruis- es on 08 9192 1829 or email cruise@ northstarcruises.com.au True North offers ‘floating boutique hotel’ base for a PNG snorkelling and diving tour Busy year for KLCC MAlAysiA’s Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) has reported a busy first half year, with 661 events generating a total 778,414 delegates and visitors and an economic impact of MYR264 million. The performance is on the back of record 2014 sales, when the number of events jumped 11 per cent from the 2013 record of 1,565 to 1,759. Alan Pryor, general manager KLCC says the strong growth is set to continue with more than 25 events and an expected total turnout in excess of 420,000 people scheduled for the next six months. This does not include banquets and entertainment activities or events held at TenonCall, which services the short-lead or just-in-time corporate meetings sector.