Reclaiming Glory

Sydney’s conventions industry makes a comeback

The Snapshot: George R. Brown Convention Center

During a past trip to Houston, Texas, I witnessed George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC) Director of Operations David Osterhout proudly proclaim “Flexibility is our theme.”

Budding designers chase exhibit careers after FIT

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what 13 graduate exhibit design students from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presented at their 2015 Thesis Capstone Event in New York City on May 15 expressed more than a

BlueHive Media Management goes live

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

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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SmartCrowdz launches branded event app

SmartCrowdz, an event website and mobile app company, launched its new branded event app offering July 1. With a branded mobile app, event planners can provide a custom event experience in the palm of each attendee’s hand.

Using Swag Effectively

Do you ever get frustrated manning a booth at a tradeshow because so many “trick or treaters” walk by, looking for what free giveaways they can get from you? Often they have absolutely no interest in your product or service.

Road Rules

Government-enacted regulations on the trucking industry

Imagine This…

Steel Space Concepts dispenses with tradition

Getting the Show on the Road

Case study on BlueHive’s mobile trailer project with Levitronix

CIC unveils new format for annual awards celebration

On Oct. 13, Convention Industry Council (CIC) will be illuminating the night brighter than the Las Vegas Strip as it unveils the new format for the Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards celebration at LIGHT Night Club at Mandalay Bay

Salary survey reveals marketers losing ground

Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, announced the results of its 29th Annual Salary Survey, finding that compensation hasn’t kept pace with the increasing cost of living.

First Impressions Matter: Creating a visual impact

When it comes to tradeshow displays, the first impression is a lasting one. The design of a booth is critical for any exhibitor, and every little detail counts.

5 Ways to Attract Big Crowds to Your Booth

In the tradeshow industry, to establish yourself as an innovative commodity, you must make your company stand out. The basics of a good exhibit are straightforward – offer some freebies, make your services clear, display visuals and have a knowledgeable

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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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Comic-Con re-signs with San Diego Convention Center

Comic-Con International, the pop-culture mega convention that has called San Diego home since it was founded 45 years ago, will be staying in San Diego through 2018.  San Diego’s largest convention, which attracts more than 130,000 attendees to the San

Aviation community heads to Routes Silk Road

The second Routes Silk Road — the route development forum that connects Asia, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East — will open this weekend in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Event Planner Expo returns for second year

AichG, an events branding and consulting firm, announced that it will be working with The Event Planner Expo once again this year. Presented by EMRG Media, the exposition will take place Oct. 7 at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center expansion on track

Announced April 7, expansion of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas is on time, adding 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, more carpeted ballroom space and 900 underground parking spaces for a total of more than 2 million

ProExhibits Increases Capabilities in New Facility

ProExhibits, an award-winning design and production team of exhibit, event and environment experts, moved to its new 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, located in Silicon Valley. The custom structure, designed by Mauk Design Principal Mitchell Mauk will house ProExhibits’ expanded manufacturing

Philly Laborers Rack up RICO Charges

On May 1, 2014, Carpenters Union Local 8 and Teamsters Local 107 picketed outside SMG-managed Pennsylvania Convention Center (PACC) over failed contract renegotiations. This shakedown would shake up the exhibition industry, leading to an ensuing legal battle that over a

Reclaiming Glory

Sydney’s conventions industry makes a comeback

Hyderabad in India wins bid to host SciGenom Congress

Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) CEO Jalil (Gary) Khan announced that Hyderabad, a city located in India’s Telangana state, has won the bid to host SciGenom Congress in October 2015.

LVCVA joins Nevada Gov eMarketplace

The purchasing department at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has joined other government agencies in using Nevada Gov eMarketplace (NGEM.)

ExCeL London named Venue of the Year

ExCeL London won the coveted ‘Venue of the Year’ award at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards on June 26 at London’s Grosvenor House.

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Amy Sondrup named to two year term on HCEA Board

Amy Sondrup, managing director, Access TCA has been named to the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) board of directors.

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.

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