BlueHive Media Management goes live

On June 23, BlueHive Strategic Environments became the first and only exhibit house to launch a media management agency.

When the tradeshow industry meets academia

Nearly 80 participants from 13 countries gathered at the International Summer University for Trade Fair Management (ISU) to mark the biggest education event for UFI, the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organizers and exhibition center operators.

IAPCO contributes multi-billion euros impact to meetings industry

International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO), a non-profit organization representing meeting and event organizers, released key facts highlighting the continual growth of its members and the economic impact of the meetings they organize. 

Advocating Exhibitions Day on two fronts

By this point, most event and exhibition professionals have at least a general knowledge of the key issues that were brought to the forefront by Exhibitions Mean Business’ Exhibitions Day on June 9 in Washington, D.C.

People on the Move

Soon you will be at the Exhibit City News People on the Move page. In the meantime, do you recognize anyone?             Many tradeshow professionals have changed positions, been promoted or joined a new company.

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CDS partners with Craft & Hobby Association

Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) has signed a three-year contract with Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide full registration services, a customer service contact center, exhibitor services and onsite support for the CHA MEGA Show.

Audit confirms record attendance at 2015 International CES

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), owner and producer of International CES, announced that the independent audit of the 2015 International CES, performed by Veris Consultingis now available on

3D Exhibits recognized for booth design at GlobalShop

The new Lamin-Art tradeshow exhibit, designed by 3D Exhibits, was honored with an Outstanding Booth Award at GlobalShop 2015.

BlueHive Media Management goes live

On June 23, BlueHive Strategic Environments became the first and only exhibit house to launch a media management agency.

10 Reasons Your City Needs More Meetings and Conventions

As tourism numbers continue to grow and local resistance to the resulting impacts becomes more of a factor in many destinations, thoughts turn to how best to high-grade the visitor traffic in order to get the most benefit with the

PCMA gears up for biannual medical summit

Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) biannual Global Medical Meetings Summit will be held Nov. 13-16, 2015, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SourceOne Events expands partnership with West Park Productions

SourceOne Events, an exhibition services contractor, partnered with event management company, West Park Productions.

What color is your conference location?

Meeting and event planners’ days consist of making countless decisions from venue and equipment to decorations and team building activities. Now at the top of their list of considerations is environmental sustainability.

UBM EMEA honored with UFI Marketing Award

UBM EMEA, a leading B2B Events, Publications and Digital Media, won this year’s UFI Marketing Award with its entry for “personalized marketing.” The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) is the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organizers and

Association of Women in Events selects founding board members

Association of Women in Events, which launched in March 2015, has announced its founding board of directors.



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‘We don’t like their sound’

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” Decca recording company rejecting the Beatles, 1962

Green Take on a Great Lake

When people think of the most desirable convention cities, they often think of beachy destinations offering a variety of visitor attractions – places like LA and Orlando.

It’s Summer Intern Time Again—Be Careful

School’s out for the summer nearly everywhere, and millions of college students are flocking to a variety of businesses, large and small, for those coveted summer internships.

Exhibit City News Announces I&D Series for Labor Industry

Exhibit City News (ECN), a trade publication serving the meeting, tradeshow and convention industries, announced today its upcoming series focusing on event labor and installation and dismantle services, or I&D.

Together everyone achieves more

My first exposure to the phrase ‘together everyone achieves more’ came in 1985. 

Do I have to ask for a raise?

What an awful thought—asking for a raise.

2015 World’s Fair is a showcase for sustainability

It is fitting that only days after people around the globe came together for Earth Day (April 22), the world’s fair, Expo Milano 2015, opened in Milan, Italy with the theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

How to Change the World in Seven Days

What rhymes with “heavenly” and has the power to inspire great change right here on planet earth in only one week? The answer is Sevenly – a small company with a big reach.

The Last Five Percent

On a recent morning, I stopped at my local bakery-café for breakfast. I ordered the same breakfast sandwich I order almost every time I am in there. When I received my order, my wife caught me just staring at my

Need to Hire A Recruiter?

When companies begin, no matter how small and on how many “shoestrings” – if they begin in mother-in-law’s garage or basement family room – money and funding are in short supply.



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Buyers granted one-badge access to Las Vegas Market and ASD

Las Vegas Market and ASD Marketweek announced a first-ever collaboration called TWO FOR TUESDAY, bringing together the collective resources of two major tradeshows and thousands of resources.

Hargrove contracted for event at the White House

Hargrove Inc., creator of world-class experiential environments for events, tradeshows and exhibits, will once again support the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) Fourth of July concert and festivities.

IMEX America 2015 expands education program

IMEX America, now in its fifth year, will once again offer a wide range of valuable and inspiring new ideas, knowledge and experiences through its education program when it takes place in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and The

We Come from the Land Down Under: A glimpse of Australia

A few fun facts about Australia: The Tasmanian Devil actually exists and it has the jaw strength of a crocodile, no part of Australia is more than 1,000 kilometers from the ocean and a beach, Melbourne has the second largest

St. Charles Convention Center named a Top Workplace

St. Charles Convention Center was named one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces, according to the June 28, 2015 publication.

The Freight Dude opens new Atlanta area facility

The Freight Dude, a transportation broker specializing in tradeshow and exhibit freight, opened a new office near Atlanta on June 15.

Upcoming Liverpool venue books 15 tradeshows

UK’s newest events venue – Exhibition Centre Liverpool – has confirmed 15 exhibitions as part of its launch program, generating millions in economic benefit for the region.

When the tradeshow industry meets academia

Nearly 80 participants from 13 countries gathered at the International Summer University for Trade Fair Management (ISU) to mark the biggest education event for UFI, the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organizers and exhibition center operators.

JEC Asia 2015 to highlight $31.8B Asian composites market

The event for Asia composites industry will hold its 8th annual session at the SUNTEC Center in Singapore from Oct. 20-22. Business Opportunities in Asia is the event theme.

ShowNets named exclusive Internet provider for Pittsburgh convention center

ShowNets, a provider of custom Internet services for tradeshows and events, announced it will be the exclusive provider of Internet and Wi-Fi services for David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.



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Andaz Wall Street appoints sales & marketing director

Andaz Wall Street, the only hotel situated on Wall Street in New York, welcomed a new director of sales and marketing who will generate revenue for the hotel through room bookings, meetings, weddings and events.

Louisiana convention and tourism bureau appoints sales assistant

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, the official visitor information center for visitors to the Shreveport-Bossier metro area in Louisiana, hired a convention and tourism sales assistant.

Pasadena facility manager hires three employees

Three new employees joined the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC) last month to fill vital roles with the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) and at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Louisville CVB Commission welcomes new member

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the appointment of a new member to the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission.

Mirror Show Management increases staff by five

Mirror Show Management, a woman-owned exhibit design and customer experience firm located in Webster, N.Y., hired five new employees.

GES announces promotions of U.S. Sales team

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced the promotions of several experienced leaders on its U.S Exhibition Sales team.

MG Design hires global tradeshow executive

MG Design, which offers exhibit design and event management services, added a new senior global business development executive.

Florida hotel-convention center adds event meeting manager

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center, the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, has added a social catering specialist and event meeting manager.

Former LVCC chef opens global-themed restaurant

Chef Jesus Cibrian and Pastry Chef Leslie Cibrian, both of whom formerly worked at Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), are hosting a Grand Opening Launch of La Rue Marché Café restaurant and market.

HCEA elects officers and directors

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) announced its officers and directors at the 2015 HCEA Annual Meeting, June 20-23, in Denver, Colo.

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