E3 Gamer Show Opens to the Public This Summer

Entertainment Software Association officials have announced that for the first time, 15,000 members of the public will be able to attend E3 2017, an annual show geared towards the gaming industry. In the past, only industry professionals and members of

McCormick Place to Get Tri-branded Hotel

Hilton Worldwide and First Hospitality Group Inc. have announced a partnership that will result in a triple-branded hotel adjacent to McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. The property, which will be named the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Center, the Hampton

RSMGC Announces 3rd Annual Las Vegas Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic at ExhibitorLive

The Board of Directors of the Randy Smith Memorial Foundation today announced that the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Randy, presented by EACA, the EDPA Foundation and ExhibitorLive, will take place at the Painted Desert Golf Course on Sunday March 12,

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group Partners with UPS on Carbon Neutral Shipping Program

Above, the Big River Forest, one of several Conservation Fund projects supported by UPS’s Carbon Neutral Shipping Program Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce

EXHIBITORLIVE Conference to Feature 169 Educational Sessions March 12-16, 2017

Exhibitor Media Group, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, announces that registration is now open for EXHIBITORLIVE, the 29th Annual Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Professionals, to be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention

 

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Uniting a Fragmented Industry – By Lesley Martin

Two Associations with Renewed Visions and How it Affects the I&D Supplier Segment Pictured at right, the exhibit hall from EDPA ACCESS 2016. EDPA ACCESS 2016 Photo by Padgett & Company Inc. More than any other marketing tactic, the trade

Exhibit City News Announces “Shop to Showfloor” I&D Series for Labor Industry Beginning January 2017

Exhibit City News (ECN), a trade publication serving the meeting, tradeshow and convention industries, announced today the magazine’s new upcoming, dedicated and permanent section focusing on event labor and installation and dismantle services (I&D). Beginning in its January 2017 edition,

I&D Workers’ Health Risks Over Time – ECN Feature By Lesley Martin

Part-time work for full-time pay Ask someone on your install and dismantle (I&D) crew why he’s in the business, and you might get that answer. A hard worker who consistently works overtime and double-time can earn $100,000 or more for

Five Costly Trade Shows Mistakes – By Eric Dyson

Five common trade show mistakes and how to avoid them Trade shows are tremendous investments in both time and resources, so making sure you minimize mistakes and maximize your results is crucial. Below are five of the most common and

Derse’s ShowPoint Online Tool is Now Available

Derse today released ShowPoint, an online scorecard that helps marketers confidently evaluate their trade show schedule. ShowPoint is the company’s first direct-to-consumer online product. Derse has helped their clients save hundreds of thousands of dollars and achieve KPIs by recommending the

Emerald Expositions Acquires Nat’l Pavement Expo

Emerald Expositions, one of the largest show organizers in the world, just became a little bigger with the acquisition of the National Pavement Expo, a 30-year-old show designed for paving and pavement maintenance professionals next scheduled for Nashville, Tennessee, Feb.,

J.D. Power Recognizes GES National Servicenter for Providing Outstanding Customer Service Experience

GES has earned this prestigious certification for the eighth year in a row GES, a global, full-service provider for live events, has announced that GES has been recognized for contact center operation customer satisfaction excellence for an eighth consecutive year

MC² Selected for the 2016 Fab 50

Annual editorial listing recognizes the top exhibit builders in North America MC²  (“MC-squared”), an exhibit, event and environment design and production agency, was named by Event Marketer as one of its 2016 Fab 50, the only editorial listing of top exhibit builders

Fabric Images, Inc. Adds New 16 Foot Dye-Sublimation Print Technology

Fabric Images, Inc., a global manufacturer of printed and non-printed tension fabric architectural solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of their Superwide XL dye sublimation print offerings with the addition of a new 16 foot wide Black Widow dye

Finding the Future I&D Workforce for Local 510 – By Lesley Martin

A decade without newcomers The events that took place on September 11, 2001, shook the world and nearly destroyed the trade show industry. As trade shows across the United States were canceled, thousands of people were suddenly out of work,

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LACC Breaks Record for Waste Diversion Rate for Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

The Los Angeles Convention Center, managed by AEG Facilities, is proud to have partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Exhibitions for a record-breaking 90.3 percent waste diversion rate at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Creative

Access TCA Wins at North American Veterinary Community Vettys Awards Ceremony

Access TCA took home the grand prize at this year’s North American Veterinary Community meeting for the Abaxis exhibit (at right). They also took home the gold—and the silver—and the bronze. The awards, called the Vettys, celebrate creative excellence in

UFI: Businesses Fear Negative Impact from Politics

According to research conducted by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, more than half of the exhibition-related companies surveyed in the United States believe recent political events will have a negative impact on upcoming business dealings, and industry

Derse Releases Findings from Lead Capture Study at HIMSS Feb. 19-23

There’s a prominent yet overlooked attendee population at trade shows that exhibitors aren’t talking about: attendees who show up as part of a group. One of the main benefits of exhibiting at a trade show is direct access to engage

Romance on the Tradeshow Road – Valentine Special

For the Love of Trucking, Tradeshows and Each Other By Arthur Bloberger Shaunda Peck and Johnny Bates met in 2008 when they were both working for a refrigerator carrier out of Springfield, Missouri. But, having recently created a bookkeeping program

Experient and SMG Renew Partnership

Pictured at right, L to R, are: Michael Guerriero, division president, Experient; Gregg Caren, executive vice president, convention center division, SMG; and David Peckinpaugh, president, Maritz Global Events. Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company, and SMG, the world’s largest convention center

SPARGO Managed Expositions Take Nine Spots in the Fastest 50 Circle

SPARGO, Inc. is pleased to announce that nine of their exposition sales and management clients have been honored with the Trade Show Executives “Fastest 50” tradeshows designation for their 2016 shows. In addition, TSE has named the 2016 FAST TRACKERS

2017 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show to Host ‘Monetizing Cannabis’ Panel Discussion Mar. 28

With marijuana legalization growing in the United States, including the recent legalization in several new states, this year’s Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas will host a special Monetizing Cannabis panel discussion open to all attendees,

Orbus Exhibit and Display Group Introduces New 2017 Catalog, Products and Pricing

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is proud to announce the addition of 88 new portable and modular displays and several new exhibit lines to its extensive offering

HCEA and Freeman Reveal Top Challenges and Opportunities Facing Healthcare Marketers

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association together with Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, unveiled findings from recent qualitative research in a new white paper titled, “Brand Experience and The Healthcare Marketplace: Top Challenges and Opportunities.” To better understand

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2017 Green Resource Guide – By Haley Freeman

I frequently find myself looking for green resources and feeling frustrated by dead web links or sites of questionable provenance. Wouldn’t it be great to have a list of trusted purveyors of green right at your fingertips? I thought so,

Beer, Pizza and Stories – By Jim Obermeyer

It was the third day in on a 10-day trip. It was my favorite show of the year – the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show. I’ve worked this show for a wide variety of clients since 1999, and have

Expect Your Salesforce to Follow-Up Leads After Tradeshows? FAGETABOUTIT! – By Richard Erschik

Phot right: THIS is NOT a tradeshow LEAD. People who only want swag are not a good lead. Why won’t YOUR salesforce follow-up? Because they can’t… so they won’t…and don’t. And you should not expect them to or blame them

2017, New Year, New Outlook – By Calanit Atia

New Year, new possibilities. 2016 has passed, cheers to 2017. Recently, I visited a Holland America Line cruise ship in San Diego and it reminded me of something my father taught me. He served in the Navy, traveled the world,

In Interviewing … When Should I Talk About Money? – By Philip H. Kemper

This is a tough question, but with a little bit of thought and preparation, you can get over this hurdle successfully. Salary negotiation is certainly one of the toughest parts of interviewing for a new position, Interviewing is full of

City by Nature – By Haley Freeman

When someone says, “Minneapolis,” what comes to mind? I’ll bet it isn’t the Mississippi River. The Mighty Mississippi is a shining ribbon that unfurls from a glacial lake in Northern Minnesota, winds through the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint

The Island of Misfit Toys – By Jim Obermeyer

I cannot count the number of times over the years that I have been in conversations and in meetings where someone is talking about how they ‘stumbled’ into this industry, how they ‘got yanked in sideways’ or how they ‘just

Larry Kulchawik’s ‘Trade Shows from One Country to the Next’ Receives 2016 MarCom e-Book Gold Award

Larry Kulchawik’s new book, Trade Shows from One Country to the Next, has been given a Gold Award in the e-Book category for the 2016 MarCom Awards competition. The book outlines the venues, regulations, labor issues, design styles, and cultural

Working with Family – By Calanit Atia

Very often in the trade show and exhibition industry, you will find family members working together. We ask, recruit or drag our families to help us with setting up booths or assisting at the office, especially if we are shorthanded,

Greetings to Readers Everywhere! – By Don Svehla, Publisher, Exhibit City News

Hard to believe its November already…and soon the holidays will be upon us! Meanwhile, the continuous cycle of tradeshows and events help blur the passing weeks and months into memories. As with each edition, ECN transports you, the reader, to

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Mission: Possible – Construction Industry’s Premium Event Seeks to Build Bridges Mar. 19-22

Ironworkers, contractors and owners will gather at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, March 19 – 22, for the North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Conference. They will have the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of sessions designed

Supreme Court Sides With San Diego Convention Center Expansion

In what has been a tumultuous road towards gaining a major expansion to its convention center, San Diego was given a glimmer of hope for the plan’s survival after a California Supreme Court judge tossed out a lower court’s ruling

E3 Gamer Show Opens to the Public This Summer

Entertainment Software Association officials have announced that for the first time, 15,000 members of the public will be able to attend E3 2017, an annual show geared towards the gaming industry. In the past, only industry professionals and members of

New Anime Event Planned for 2017: Crunchyroll Expo

Crunchyroll, Inc., a digital anime and manga powerhouse that just surpassed one million premium subscribers, has announced that it will launch the first ever Crunchyroll Expo in 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The event,

GES Releases Annual Trend Tracker Guide

GES releases its sixth annual list of the top trends that attract, engage and excite – Trend Tracker 2017: The Year of the Intelligent Event GES, a global experiential marketing partner producing live events, announced the launch of the 2017

SAVOR…Chicago and Brickstone Brewery Launch McCormick Place Everyday Ale at Chicago Auto Show

FIRST OF ITS KIND BRANDED BREW FOR NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST CONVENTION CENTER Brewed including hops grown in the rooftop garden atop McCormick Place’s West Building, McCormick Place Everyday Ale is a refreshing Session Ale with a light malt backbone and

CORT Trade Show and Events Opens New Chicago-Area Warehouse

New Facility Provides Customers Greater Product Availability and Increased Flexibility CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings, the nation’s leading furniture and accessories rental company, today announced the opening of a new distribution center in the Chicago metro-area. The new facility

Hyatt Regency Expands with Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan in Southern China

Hyatt Regency has expended its brand in southern China, opening a new property in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen to serve the city’s convention center. Named the Hyatt Regency Xiamen Wuyuanwan  (at right), the venue has 300 guest rooms, 27,000

Scottish Exhibition & Conference Center Undergoes Rebranding

To reflect development of the venue over time, the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (at right) facility in Glasgow, Scotland, has been renamed the Scottish Event Campus, officials announced. Chief executive Peter Duthie said the rebrand was necessary for the

UFI Research Suggests Uptick in Industry Revenue and Growth for 2017

The Global Barometer for UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, indicates that 2017 will be a year of continued growth for the industry, though the degree of growth will vary from one region to the next. South Africa

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Connections Housing Names Mark Sussman Vice President of Business Development

Atlanta based meeting management, convention housing and travel services leader Connections Housing kicks off its 30th year by naming Mark Sussman as VP of Business Development.  As part of a continued growth strategy focused on further strengthening  and enhancing In this

Church House Westminster Welcomes Rianne Baker as New Event Coordinator

Church House Westminster has welcomed Rianne Baker to its events team. The University of Hertfordshire graduate has joined the venue as an event coordinator, having previously worked at 99 City Road Conference Centre. Of her appointment, Baker said: “I’m excited to

Carroll, Cabrera, Jacobson Named 2017 San Diego Convention Center Board Officers

Candace Carroll (photo left), a highly-regarded appellate attorney with more than 30 years of experience handling appeals in the federal, state and bankruptcy appellate courts, has been named the 2017 Chair of the San Diego Convention Center Board of Directors.

New Orleans Business and Convention Officials Host Slovak Ambassador Peter Kmec

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was pleased to welcome Slovak Ambasador Peter Kmec and associates for a tour of the Convention Center. Pictured: Dr. Zoltan Gombos; Kristian Sonnier, Vice President of the New Orleans CVB; Ambassador Kmec and Convention

MG Grows New Business Development Team with Addition of Ambrose and Vollmer

MG is pleased to announce that Amanda Ambrose (top photo) and Kristi Vollmer (below) have joined its New Business Development team based in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. As NBD Associates reporting to Jodi Potirala, Ambrose and Vollmer will be a part of

Association for Women in Events Announces 2017 Board of Directors

The Association for Women in Events, a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has announced its 2017 board members. The association received a significant number of applications for 11 available board positions. Founders

PA CC Board Re-Elects Gregory J. Fox as Chair; Elects Heather A. Steinmiller as New Vice-Chair

 The board of directors of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority voted unanimously to re-elect Gregory J. Fox, Esquire (at left), as chair of the board of directors and to elect Heather A. Steinmiller, Esquire (at right), as its vice chair. 

etouches to Hire 100+ People by End of 2017

Innovative event management software set to grow across all regions etouches, a top global provider of cloud event management software, today announced plans to hire more than 100 people globally in 2017. Headquartered in downtown Norwalk, CT and with global

GES Eyes Further Growth in Middle East, Appoints Patrick Lukan as COO

GES has appointed Patrick Lukan as chief operating officer for the Middle East as the company prepares for significant growth in the region in 2017 and beyond. Lukan joins GES from CityJet, where he held the position of VP sales

The Trade Group’s Dollie Bodin, New Member of The San Antonio Manufacturer’s Association 2017 BOD

If you hang out with the manufacturing community in South Central Texas, you’ve probably met Dollie Bodin. Bodin, a Senior Design Consultant at The Trade Group’s San Antonio office, has been involved with the San Antonio Manufacturers Association since the

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