OKC CVB rebrands and reveals new campaign

Not only selling Oklahoma City as a visitor and meetings destination, the Oklahoma Convention and Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) has also stepped up promotion of itself.

San Diego Convention Center Corp. wins court appeal from vendor

United National Maintenance (UNM) brought a lawsuit against San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC), is a public benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to exclusively manage and operate the 2.6 million square-foot waterfront facility. UNM, a vendor

The Freight Dude takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On Aug. 19, employees of The Freight Dude took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at a local truck stop.

DSL Group takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies, which includes Display Supply & Lighting Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution Inc., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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DSL Group takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies, which includes Display Supply & Lighting Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution Inc., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Freeman receives fifth customer service recognition

Freeman has been recognized for contact center operation customer service excellence with its live phone channel for a fifth consecutive year under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center ProgramSM.

Seven ways to maximize your ROI at tradeshows

In the age of smart phones and social media, tradeshows are still one of the most effective marketing channels your company’s services and products can utilize to drive brand awareness and gain new customers. After paying for booth space, your

CDS Displays twice re-launches website due to great results

Corporate Display Specialties (CDS Displays), a Stratford, Conn.-based provider of custom, portable and modular tradeshow displays, once again re-launched its website CDSdisplays.com after seeing two years of national growth from its previous re-launch in 2012.

Corporate exhibitors ‘Take the Pledge’ at RDC 2014

The Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) Red Diamond Congress is an event for the entire community of exhibit and event industry professionals specifically designed to build bridges of connection and opportunity through education and networking.

Orbus announces new exhibitors catalog

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group announced a new rental exhibit program and more than 100 rental display solutions in a new catalog.

Bizzabo announces significant investor funding

With participants including Kaedan Capital, AfterDox and Gigi Levy, Bizzabo – a networking platform and event app – announced a recent multi-million dollar funding investment.

CEIR offers insight into the minds of young attendees

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), which oversees research on the exhibitions industry, teamed with Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) to produce “2014 Young Professional Attendee Needs and Preferences Study.”

Minneapolis Convention Center earns IAVM award

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), the largest indoor venue in the Upper Midwest, won the Venue Excellence Award at the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., from July 26-29.

Three cities vie for DNC bid

Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, must battle against New York City as the top three contenders to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). Being reviewed by a committee of 18, the decision is expected to be announced late this year

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Glimpsing the world of tomorrow

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke is famous for observing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For over 150 years, World’s Fairs have provided a glimpse of technological advancements and ideas that may have felt more like

Twenty years of caring

It’s an interesting thing, this tradeshow industry. We’ve had lots of conversations about how we all seem to fall into this business, from all walks of life, and once we get in, it’s hard to get out. All you have

Time to review your interview process

What can you do when the interview process you’ve used for decades fails you? When it doesn’t make it easy enough to assess each candidate accurately, or when the candidate you chose turns out to not be the best one

GREETINGS TO READERS EVERYWHERE!

This July 2014 edition pays tribute to the many people involved in moving F-R-E-I-G-H-T. The definition of freight as it relates to the tradeshow & event industry is very similar to the standard definition, but when applied directly to our

Abandoning ship

I had lunch a few weeks ago with an old college friend. He is retired from the army and has worked for a defense contractor for the last 20 years. He is planning on building a retirement villa for himself

The ARTIC emerges in Southern California

No, we are not talking about polar ice caps here, but the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, touted as “A Gateway to the Future.” This LEED Platinum Center will be an unprecedented nexus for transit of all kinds in Southern

The right way to build a sales force

While placing top sales people continues to be one of our top efforts, I am particularly concerned when I see clients more interested in shortcuts to ”buying” business than in growing their own sales force, and developing healthy sales they can call

The price of beauty

As a die-hard fashionista, I hated to learn that fashion is the world’s third most environmentally damaging industry.

Changing the rules

I remember sitting down to play the Shoots and Ladders games with my daughter many years ago.

The most important success word in your sales force’s vocabulary

Today we are going to talk about a quality – a simple word.

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OKC CVB rebrands and reveals new campaign

Not only selling Oklahoma City as a visitor and meetings destination, the Oklahoma Convention and Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) has also stepped up promotion of itself.

San Diego Convention Center Corp. wins court appeal from vendor

United National Maintenance (UNM) brought a lawsuit against San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC), is a public benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to exclusively manage and operate the 2.6 million square-foot waterfront facility. UNM, a vendor

ESA holds safety summit to address event risk

The Event Safety Alliance announced the inaugural Event Safety Summit, a four-day symposium and hands-on workshop designed to increase awareness of the safety risks at events and how to address those risks more effectively Dec. 2-5 in Lilitz, Penn.

IMEX America adds more co-located events and venues

Always looking to deliver fresh value, IMEX America, from Oct. 13-16 in Las Vegas, will build on its reputation for delivering high-quality, co-located events.

WorldFood Moscow still on target despite import bans

Following Russia’s recent food import bans imposed on European countries, the national group stands of Egypt, China, Brazil and Argentina have substantially increased their exhibiting space at WorldFood Moscow.

Cox doubles Internet speed at Las Vegas Convention Center

Doubling the speed of three tiers of its wired Internet packages available to exhibitors, show management and other users at the Las Vegas Convention Center is Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a provider of telecommunications to the commercial services and gaming-resort verticals.

Funding scheme interrupted for planned Texas convention hotel

Originally scheduled to open in Irving, Texas by 2015, a $90-million interconnected convention center hotel seems to have stalled due to lack of funding.

New Jersey Chamber spearheads new convention center

Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce is spearheading the development of a more than $1 billion multi-entertainment complex in Northeastern New Jersey’s Meadowlands.

The Freight Dude takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On Aug. 19, employees of The Freight Dude took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at a local truck stop.

Convention center pitched for Williston

A Midwest real estate developer based in Chicago is proposing a $150 million convention center complex in Williston, N.D., complete with office, hotel and retail offerings.

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Origin Event Planning hires global event logistics professional

Origin Event Planning, a Las Vegas-based event management and production company, brought on a global ME&I travel manager.

Global Spectrum welcomes F&B director to Ky. venue

Global Spectrum, a venue management company, welcomed a new director of food and beverage to Owensboro Convention Center in Kentucky.

Florida boutique hotel appoints new GM

The Alfond Inn, a112-room boutique hotel in Winter Park, Fla., appointed a new general manager.

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa hires 30-year F&B pro

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, a 473-room resort and expo center in St. Charles, Ill., selected a food and beverage director.

MGM produced Hall of Leaders Gala becomes awards finalist

Convention Industry Council’s 2013 Hall of Leaders Gala, which was produced by Lenny Talarico, CSEP and his team at MGM Resorts Event Productions, is a finalist for an ISES Espirit Award in the Best Event with a Legacy category.

MPI heralds hiring of business development veteran

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest association for meeting and event professionals, selected an industry veteran as its new chief business development officer.

ISES names 2014-2015 international leadership

International Special Events Society (ISES), a global association with more than 5,000 members, named its 2014-2015 international board of governors, international affiliate chairs and U.S. regional vice presidents.

CORT promotes more than 16-year employee

CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings, a furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, promoted a long-time employee to group vice president.

International Market Centers adds veteran to LV Market team

International Market Centers (IMC), the owner of the furnishings and decor gathering — Las Vegas Market, appointed a 17-year tradeshow industry veteran.

DS&L appoints national sales manager

Display Supply & Lighting Inc. (DS&L), a supply product and lighting service provider, proudly appointed an industry veteran to its sales team.

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