The Sinoexpo Era: starting from scratch, rising to fame（1992~1998）
Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd was founded in1992by Mr. Wang Mingliang in the No.3 office building of Shanghai Jinjiang Club and was the first private enterprise in China ever engaged in international exhibitions1992
Sinoexpo and China National Furniture Association jointly hosted the First China International Furniture Expo (Furniture China), with CIDHF concurrently held, which covered an area of8,000 sqm, creating a model for exhibitions specialized in Furniture in China.
The first Edition of China International Boat Show (CIBS) was held in the basement of Portman Ritz Carlton Hotel Shanghai Centre, with 1,000 sqm, setting a historical record of being the China's first boat show.
The company moved its office to Modem Mansion in Xiangyang Road Shanghai, with more than 40 employees on board. The exhibition business involved electronics, communications, industrial equipment, building decoration, furniture, hotels, environmental protection, beauty salons, food processing, packaging, printing, agricultural machinery, computers, automation, yacht, aviation and subway, the total area of exhibition reached 90,000 sqm, with the revenue exceeding30million yuan.
Furniture China expanded and gained rapid growth
The number of domestic exhibitors surpassed 250; The exhibition area reached 30,000 sqm; A tenfold increase compared with the previous exhibition in scale.
In 1998, the founder of Sinoexpo Mr. Wang Mingliang and UBM invested and established the first joint venture exhibition company in China Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo international Exhibition Co., Ltd (BM Sinoexpo) in Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.
Acquired HOTELEX Shanghai
Shanghai was Acquired in this year, which marked UBM Sinoexpo extend to hotel and catering portfolio.