HCEA Association Roundtable becomes stand-alone event

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) will hold an Association Roundtable on Nov. 20, at the Intercontinental Chicago – Miracle Mile, for healthcare association show organizers and exhibition managers.

Pasadena selected to host largest scientific convention

Acclaimed for its influential contributions to space science, technology and innovation, Pasadena, Calif., will be the site of one of the most prominent scientific meetings in the world when it hosts the 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly in July 2018.

Hanley Wood Exhibitions sold to UK-based Informa

Hanley Wood Exhibitions, formerly part of the diversified enterprise Hanley Wood, was sold to the UK- based publishing and events company Informa PLC for $375 million.

Feds seize counterfeit booth at SEMA

In a federal complaint filed Nov. 4, Toyo Tire and Rubber Co. Ltd. (Toyo), a manufacturer and distributor of tires, believed Chinese-based Toyomoto Tire Corp. (Toyomoto) depicted itself as a Japanese tire manufacturer and set up a counterfeit booth at

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CIC board meeting discusses meeting industry issues

The Convention Industry Council (CIC), an organization representing the meetings and event profession, welcomed the leadership of 33 member organizations and industry partners for their Nov. 3-4 Council and Board Meeting where they shared industry insights with short education sessions.

HCEA Association Roundtable becomes stand-alone event

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) will hold an Association Roundtable on Nov. 20, at the Intercontinental Chicago – Miracle Mile, for healthcare association show organizers and exhibition managers.

Reed Travel Exhibitions rebrands ‘ibtm events’

Reed Travel Exhibitions, a travel and tourism events organizer, rebranded its IBTM portfolio, which will now become “ibtm events – connections mean everything.”

Hanley Wood Exhibitions sold to UK-based Informa

Hanley Wood Exhibitions, formerly part of the diversified enterprise Hanley Wood, was sold to the UK- based publishing and events company Informa PLC for $375 million.

QuickMobile issues 2015 predictions for meetings and events

In 2015, the single mobile event app will cede passage to the multi-event app platform as large organizations consolidate travel and meeting departments, work to control spend and more strategically manage and use assets and resources.

Orbus recertified to G7 IDEAlliance Master Print specification

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group (Orbus), a leading trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, announced Nov. 14 that it has been recertified to the G7 IDEAlliance Master Print Specification through June 2015.

5 factors to consider marketing at a trade show

There is always pressure on businesses to do everything possible to generate leads and attract new customers.

MPI predicts 2015 in Meetings Outlook Fall 2014

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), an organization for meeting and event professionals, published its Meetings Outlook, 2014 Fall Edition.

Reveal earns EDPA Certification

Reveal Inc., a St. Louis-based tradeshow and event marketing firm, received the EDPA RFP Certification for meeting the industry association’s stringent standards for business practices in the exhibit industry.

SISO and SACEOS partner to advance global tradeshow industry

Singapore Association of Conventions, Exhibitions and Suppliers (SACEOS) and Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) jointly signed an agreement to share knowledge and information among their respective exhibition industry members.

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Here’s to old friends and new

If you’ve been in this business for very long, and have traveled to the same convention cities numerous times, you probably have your favorite hangouts. And if you’ve been one of the ‘regulars’ there, no doubt you have folks who

Ecopreneurs flourishing from coast to coast

Growing cultural awareness about the environment and the attending increase in corporate social responsibility standards have contributed to a niche market for boutique, sustainable businesses.

Some thoughts on improving your interviews

Strangely enough, from my earliest days in business to my current role as CEO/owner of a national search firm, my feelings about job interviews have never changed.

Starry, Starry Night

What is more magical than spending an evening out-of-doors in gentle weather, as coolness descends, scents of earth sharpen and night luminaries emerge from the twilight?

Lessons from an old car salesman

Many, many years ago, I sold cars for one summer.

How to write an effective job description

Most employers, hiring authorities, department heads and HR department personnel deal with job descriptions in some form or other nearly every day.

Coming together on global climate change

As a resident of Las Vegas for nearly 30 years, I watched it grow from a small city of 200,000 to a thriving metropolis of 2 million.

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I am sitting at the desk in my hotel room in Kearney, Neb.

It’s time to look for top talent again

As we move slowly out of our recession, companies have a big job on their hands.

Five tactics to rock your next tradeshow event

We all know that marketing your business at a tradeshow is a significant investment. Factors like budget concerns, economic conditions and even technology can impact whether or not people are attending tradeshows.

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Thanksgiving meal delivery at Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Safeway Inc. and Events DC partner to celebrate the season of giving at the 15th Annual Safeway Feast of Sharing.

Annual Humanity Rocks at Expo! Expo! to benefit L.A. charity

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) gears up for its sixth annual Humanity Rocks: A Celebration with a Cause to be held Dec. 10 during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2014 in Los Angeles.

C-TOUCH to be jointly organized by Reed Exhibitions and Shanghai Kuozhan in 2015

Reed Exhibitions Greater China, the world’s leading event organizer, has reached agreement with Shanghai Kuozhan Exhibitions to jointly organize the China International Touchscreen Exhibition (C-TOUCH), a world-leading touchscreen event from 2015 onwards.

Owensboro Convention Center to promote locally sourced foods

In cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Global Spectrum, operators of the Owensboro Convention Center, are partnering with Kentucky Proud to feature locally sourced food items in menus.

Ibtm america unveils ‘meeting pod’ for 2015

Ibtm america has unveiled the design impression of its new exhibitor “meeting pods” for the transformation of the event, previously known as AIBTM, which takes place for the first time in the exclusive Skyline Ballroom, located in McCormick Place West

TCT Show + Personalize 2015 to celebrate 20 years

TCT Show + Personalize (TCT), the world’s leading annual event dedicated to 3D printing, additive manufacturing and product development, will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015 at NEC in Birmingham, UK.

SpaceCom to unite space industry in 2015

SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, unveiled Nov. 24 a ground-breaking initiative uniting space and business industry leaders for a new event convening Nov. 17-19, 2015, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. 

Las Vegas’ largest tradeshows return in 2015/2016 

Four of the largest tradeshows held in Las Vegas, including No. 1 International CES, No. 2 SEMA Show, No. 8 World of Concrete Exposition and No. 9 ASD LV, will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services to serve Thanksgiving Day meal

Ovations Food Services, food and beverage provider for the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, will give back to the local community this Thanksgiving holiday.

NACE names Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino as 2014 Meeting Venue of the Year

The Las Vegas chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) named PICNIC at Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino its 2014 meeting venue of the year.

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Canada’s Algonquin Resort names general manager

Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, a leading hotel owner, operator and developer, named its general manager of the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, ranked among Canada’s Top 10 hotels by Conde Nast Traveler.

PMMI appoints VP of marketing and communications

PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows, is pleased to welcome a vice president of marketing and communications.

Mirror Show Management hires seven new employees

Mirror Show Management, an exhibit design and customer experience firm located in Webster, N.Y., expanded its team by seven new employees.

MG Design hires expert detailer for rental division

MG Design, an exhibit design firm, welcomed a detailer into its rental division.

MG Design expands new business development team

MG Design, an exhibit firm, welcomed three employees to its New Business Development Team in Wisconsin.

IAEE leader appointed to CIC board of directors

The president and CEO of International Association of Exhibitions and Event (IAEE) was appointed as chairman of the board of directors for Convention Industry Council (CIC), effective Nov. 1.

Experient adds strategic account manager

Experient, the source for integrated meeting and event solutions, appointed a strategic account manager, association market.

Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority expands executive team

An attorney who concentrated her practice on employment discrimination and higher education and the former executive director of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs joined the staff of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority this November.

Louisville CVB makes several employee changes

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) named three new members to its staff and promoted two others. 

Atlanta CVB expands staff by two

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) hired two new employees.

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