Public-private partnership thrives at Anaheim Convention Center

Tweet As two city departments in California, Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Public Utilities found it easy to work together to implement sustainability programs at the more than 1.1 million square-foot venue.  

The Expo Group announces 2014 SMOTY winners

Since 2000, The Expo Group, the Single Source general contractor, has honored elite tradeshow professionals, a tradition that continues with a new class of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Award honorees.

CIC’s 2014 Hall of Leaders Gala ‘rocked’

On Oct. 12, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) rolled out the red carpet in Las Vegas for more than 500 of the nation’s leading meetings professionals.

EDPA Norcal to host Exhibit Shark Tank

What does French Chinese cuisine, design, price and profitability have in common? The Exhibit Shark Tank!

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MG Design earns EDPA RFP Certification

MG Design, an exhibit design firm, received the EDPA RFP Certification for meeting the industry association’s stringent standards for business practices.

Pennsylvania Convention Center approves ESCA badge usage

Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) will allow Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) National Worker Identification Systems (WIS) ID badge holders to enter its facility.

MPI launches inaugural hosted buyer program in Poland

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is launching a hosted buyer program at the 2015 edition of its European Meeting and Event Conference (EMEC).

The Expo Group announces 2014 SMOTY winners

Since 2000, The Expo Group, the Single Source general contractor, has honored elite tradeshow professionals, a tradition that continues with a new class of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Award honorees.

PRMconnect offers new lead capturing solution

Tradeshow exhibitors can say goodbye to badges, scanners and Internet requirements with Leadature|Snap! from PRMconnect, a provider of lead and data management solutions.

CIC’s 2014 Hall of Leaders Gala ‘rocked’

On Oct. 12, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) rolled out the red carpet in Las Vegas for more than 500 of the nation’s leading meetings professionals.

Ace Exhibits earns third Inner City 100 win

Ace Exhibits ranked 76th on the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S., according to Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE.

DS&L introduces new LED lighting system

Display Supply & Lighting Inc. (DS&L), a leader in lighting, supply products and product selection and installation oversight services, introduced an LED Modular Strip lighting system designed to back light graphics as thin as 2 inches deep.

Survey Results: Issues and Trends in Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Sales

Exhibit Surveys Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, and Lippman Connects, producer of exclusive events for exhibition and convention professionals, announced Oct. 16 the results of their second annual

EDPA resurrects Northeast Chapter

The Exhibit Designers and Producer Association (EDPA) announced the revival and re-launch of its Northeast chapter in September 2014.

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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.

Out on the farm

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.

Remembering an industry legend

Andreas Messerli founded Andreas Messerli AG in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1954, and it became one of the largest tradeshow and exhibition companies in Europe and the world.

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Are You Peddling Hotdogs?

I was talking to a good friend yesterday about our changing industry.  He is a new partner in an exhibit house that has been around for about 35 years.

How to use hiring to reinforce your brand

Employees who share your values are not only great to work with – they stay longer in your company. 

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

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Illinois convention property scheduled for $11.6M renovation

Schaumburg Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, a property owned by the Village of Schaumburg in Illinois but ran by Marriott, will see $11.6 million worth of upgrades in the coming years. Scheduled to occur in two phases over three years,

New event space coming to Amsterdam

On Nov. 4, a new event and conference location will be launched in Amsterdam — ijVENUES.

Spa and wellness tradeshow opens in Slovenia

The sixth SPA-CE, tradeshow of Spa & Wellness tourism of Central Europe, commenced Oct. 23 in Slovenia.

EDPA Midwest chapter hosts 2014 Design Challenge

Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) Midwest chapter is hosting its most popular event, the 2014 Design Challenge!

Event attendees at ExCeL London receive ‘Luggage Freedom’

Portr(.com), the London airport focused Luggage Concierge company, partnered with ExCeL London, a flexible event space in the UK.

EIBTM association initiative attracts buyers worldwide

A new initiative launched for the association sector by European Incentives and Business Travel Meeting (EIBTM) garnered support from the industry across the world and attracted a global representation of buyers who are now registered to attend EIBTM 2014.

Wonderful Copenhagen CVB becomes multiple ICCA awards finalist

For the second consecutive year, Wonderful Copenhagen Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in Denmark is a finalist for International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Best PR Award.

Urban Expositions brings craft beverage area to NY restaurant show

International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, owned and produced by Urban Expositions, introduced a new feature for the 2015 event called “The Pub.”

Satisfied customer returns to Philly due to work-rule changes

After completing its successful 2014 show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, THE NBM SHOW rebooked for next year based on a positive experience with trade unions, improved customer service and the facility’s expanded rules for exhibitors.

Public-private partnership thrives at Anaheim Convention Center

Tweet As two city departments in California, Anaheim Convention Center and Anaheim Public Utilities found it easy to work together to implement sustainability programs at the more than 1.1 million square-foot venue.  

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Willwork Las Vegas team builds for the future

Willwork is taking a major step forward in solidifying a Las Vegas presence that will underscore its business plan for growth in the Vegas market.

Brumark elevates several employees as division directors

Brumark, a total flooring solutions specialist, promoted three senior account managers to division director roles, effective immediately.

QuickMobile appoints Silicon Valley enterprise veteran

QuickMobile, a provider of mobile event apps, appointed a Silicon Valley enterprise veteran as its new chairman of the board.

Donald E. McNabb adds employees to Trade Show division

Donald E. McNabb Co., a provider of flooring solutions, hired two new employees for its Trade Show division.

ISES recognizes July/August CSEP earners

International Special Events Society (ISES) proudly recognizes the 17 event professionals below who earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation in July and August 2014.

MG Design adds new corporate account director

MG Design, an exhibit design firm, welcomed a corporate account director to its San Francisco office.

Wilmington and Beaches CVB builds sports market sales team

Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization of New Hanover County in North Carolina, welcomed a new addition to its sales department.

World Class Graphics & Displays brings on veteran

World Class Graphics & Displays, a manufacturer of innovative, state-of-the-art tradeshow displays, named its director of production and client services.

Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau names director

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) has named a director of sports marketing.

Two new appointments at Dimensional Communications

Dimensional Communications Inc. (DCI), a designer and builder of integrated structures for tradeshows and events, welcomed two new employees to its multifaceted team of display professionals.

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