Gaming Scholars Project Hottest Trends & Topics for Global Gaming Expo Oct. 2-5 in Las Vegas

Professors Across the Country Forecast What’s to Come for the Casino Gaming Industry With potential groundbreaking sports betting legislation on the horizon and pioneering technology opening new doors every day, industry leaders will dive into the hottest emerging topics and

LA Convention Center Generates Record Breaking $781 Million in Economic Impact for Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Convention Center, professionally managed by AEG Facilities, reported generating a record-breaking economic impact of $781 million for the City of Los Angeles in fiscal 2016/2017 with $478 million attributed to convention attendees direct spending. An additional $26.4

2017 EDPA ACCESS: Registration is Now Open

The 64th Annual EDPA ACCESS full conference agenda has been announced. Sign up for the only executive conference for designers, builders and suppliers of exhibits and experiences. This year’s theme, “The Evolution of Engagement,” will position you ahead of the curve on best practices and growth

Keynotes Christian McMahan and Tom Flanagan at Craft Beverage Expo Nov. 7-9, Portland, Ore.

Craft Beverage Expo  is pleased to announce that industry and marketing experts Christian McMahan (pictured left), president of Wachusett Brewing Company, and Tom Flanagan (right), founder of the new Dive Bar Beverage Company, will lead the events keynote sessions. CBExpo attendees

PCMA Launches Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Professional Convention Management Association and PCMA Education Foundation launched their Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on August 30. The fund will provide assistance to members in the meetings and events industry who have been impacted by the storm. A number of convention


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Content Marketing World 2017 Wraps Up Its Seventh & Most Successful Event Yet

Content Marketing World Conference and Expo, the largest content event in the world, just wrapped up its seventh and most successful event yet. More than 3,500 attendees from over 50 countries spent the week learning from and networking with the best

11th Annual EDPA Southeast Chapter Bowling Event Wins Again for RSMGC Recipients

First place winners from Nth Degree (from left to right) Bob Stone, Gary Skenes, Jim Evans & Keenan Jung. The Southeast chapter of the EDPA sponsored the 11th annual “Get Out Of The Gutter…For A Good Cause” charity bowling competition and

Forum Discussion at the IELA Congress & Partnering Event in Prague

The 2017 ILEA edition of the must attend industry event held recently attracted a record of 400 delegates from 58 countries to Prague, underlining its position as source of knowledge and important networking platform of the Exhibition & Event Logistics Industry.

HCEA Announces 2017/2018 Board of Directors and a New Partnership

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association is pleased to announce its 2017/2018 Board of Directors.  The 2017/2018 HCEA Board, which officially took office on August 15, was formally presented during HCEAConnect, v’s annual conference for a time of learning and networking. 

Nimlok Dealers Recognized As Top 50 Exhibit Fabricators In The U.S.

Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, is proud to announce that two of its expert Nimlok distributors – The Rogers Company and Group Delphi – were included in Event Marketers’ Fab 50 list, which recognizes the industry’s

Las Vegas Market Raises Record $15,735 For Gift For Life at “Up On The Roof” Fundraiser

7th Charity Gala Draws Record 500+ Supporters, Special Guest Auctioneer and Raffle Donor Donny Osmond Las Vegas Market announced today that its seventh annual “Up on the Roof” fundraiser netted a record-breaking $15,735 to benefit Gift for Life, the gift,

mg Announces Enhanced Permanent Environments Division with Tack Roberts and Paul Kloeckner

As part of mg’s Single Source Simplicity promise to client brands environments, mg is pleased to announce its Permanent Environments division. While many clients have enjoyed mg’s strategy, design, production and installation capabilities on various permanent branded environments, the addition

UFI Global Barometer Shows Positive Outlook

According to research conducted by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, show organizers around the globe have a generally positive outlook for the industry, though that is not universally the case as a handful of regions express pronounced

IAEE Congratulates the 2017 KLI Legend of the Industry Jonathan “Skip” Cox

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events recently announced the selection of Jonathan “Skip” Cox as the 2017 KLI Legend of the Industry Each year IAEE selects a KLI “Legend of the Industry” whose contributions, innovation and leadership have been truly



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MPI’s 2017 World Education Congress Wins Big in Las Vegas – By Calanit Atia

Paul Van Deventer, right, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), speaks at the opening press conference for the MPI World Education Congress 2017 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas on June 20. Meeting Professionals International,

Indonesia – Unity in Diversity – By Larry Kulchawik

The International Trade Association recently conducted a trade seminar that focused on doing business in Indonesia. The event was held at the Indonesian Trade Center – Chicago, a part of a global trade network supervised by the Ministry of Trade

The Power of One – By Haley Freeman

I was a kid in the 1970s, and I remember watching the Keep America Beautiful ads on television featuring Iron Eyes Cody, the “Crying Indian.” (Millennials – refer to YouTube.) He cried silently while observing a landscape of fouled waterways

Logic and Innovation – By Jim Obermeyer

Ever wonder why some industries seem to be constantly innovating and improving and changing while others seem completely stagnant and stuck in a rut? I spend a fair amount of time behind a windshield, and that gives me a fair

Reference Checks Could Spell Disaster if Not Done – By Philip H. Kemper

This time, we are going to take a look at reference checks — a difficult, and often unpleasant, subject for many companies. As unbelievable as this sounds, many companies – large and small – never bother to check candidate references. Perhaps it

MPI launches Women in Leadership: Executive Leadership Skills Course – By Calanit Atia

Meeting Professionals International is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the

The Mixed Economy and the IFES Concept for International Harmony – By Larry Kulchawik

The Mixed Economy is a US social institution, but the concept is shared by many other free trade countries. The Mixed Economy is a human solution to human problems. Trade shows are also a human solution to human problems/ challenges.

Take a Walk on the Boardwalk – By Haley Freeman

Las Vegas may be one of the nation’s greatest meeting destinations, with its millions of square feet of convention space, glamorous hotel-casinos and endless entertainment choices. But you have to admit that the desert has one drawback: all beach; no

Leaving Your Legacy – By Jim Obermeyer

It is interesting to me how our chosen careers build upon themselves; how each experience adds to the wisdom base, which then allows you to be able to succeed at the next level. I could not do the job I

What You Need To Consider Before Hiring a Summer Intern – By Philip H. Kemper

Once again, school’s soon 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. In times gone by, those internships were considered to be cheap



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NAEC 68th Annual Convention & 2017 Exposition Moves From Orlando to Atlantic City

The National Association of Elevator Contractors is proud to host the 68th Annual Convention & 2017 Exposition, the largest vertical transportation show in North America. Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, this year’s Convention and Exposition has changed its location

SECO Moves 2019 Conference to New Orleans

SECO International is pleased to announce that SECO, the world’s leading annual conference providing the optometry industry outstanding educational opportunities since 1924, will be moving the 2019 event to New Orleans, returning to Atlanta in 2020. This move marks the

CEIR Predict 2017 Examines the Future of Exhibitions

Predict: The Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook conference drew more than 125 top level executives who gathered on September 14-15 in Washington, D.C., to learn about the disruptors to the traditional exhibitions model and how to

PacMin Produces Full-Size Boeing T-X Trainer Mock-Up for Air, Space & Cyber Conference

PacMin, a world leader in custom scale models and visually dynamic large scale displays, joins Boeing Defense, Space & Security in unveiling a full-size T-X Trainer mock-up at the annual Air, Space & Cyber Conference hosted by the Air Force

Association of British Professional Conference Organizers 2017 Excellence Awards Nominees

The Association of British Professional Conference Organizers has revealed the shortlist for their 2017 Excellence Awards. Last year’s winners (pictured right) included Royal Society of Medicine (BeyondBORDERS), Conference Partners (EuroScience Open Forum 2016) and SECC (RCN Congress). This year’s nominees: Best

Basketball Legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving to Give Keynote Address at 2018 International Roofing Expo

Legendary NBA star Julius “Dr. J” Erving will present the keynote address during the 2018 International Roofing Expo, February 6-8, in New Orleans, La. Known as one of the greatest players of all time, Erving will reveal his strategy for overcoming

IMEX America Announces Dates Up to 2025, Confirms Move to September in 2019 and 2020

(pictured right, Ray Bloom, Chairman, IMEX Group) The IMEX Group – organizers of IMEX America – have announced the dates and locations for their industry leading Las Vegas show through 2025.   Ray Bloom, chairman of the IMEX Group said, “We

Germany Sees Uptick in Exhibition Industry Visitors

According to a report released by the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, approximately 3.2 million people traveled from other countries to Germany in 2016 to either attend or exhibit at trade fairs. Officials say it is the highest

Informa Cancels Two Fall Shows in Brazil

Citing concerns over its ability to maintain the quality and level of service participants expect, Informa Exhibitions has announced it will cancel two events originally planned to take place in Brazil this November. The events are the co-located ABF Franchising

Thailand to Host New Seafood Expo

Thailand, which holds a position as one of the world’s largest seafood markets, will be the home of a new seafood show this fall when the ASEAN Seafood Expo & Conference launches in November in Bangkok. The seafood exhibition and



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Orbus Reaches 400 Full-Time Employees Milestone

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions is pleased to announce that the company has reached a milestone of 400 full-time employees between its Woodridge, Ill., and Las Vegas,

Ory Brochet Joins LMG as Account Executive

LMG, LLC, a national provider of video, audio, lighting, and LED support based in Orlando, Fla., is pleased to announce the hiring of Ory Brochet as account executive on the firm’s show team in the Nashville office. With more than

Sanchita Tucker Joins mg’s Design Staff

mg is pleased to announce Sanchita Tucker has joined mg’s design staff in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. A recent graduate of FIT’s graduate program in exhibit design, Tucker is originally from New Delhi, India, and brings a diverse design background that

Exhibit Systems Adds Mark Rognsvoog and Amber Racey to Project Management, Administrative Teams

Exhibit Systems has strengthened its project management and administrative teams with the addition of two professionals who bring in-depth industry expertise and strong commitments to customer service. Mark Rognsvoog, a new project manager at Exhibit Systems, is a U.S. Army

LMG Wins Contract as Onsite AV Provider at WSCC; Adds Jill Hashimoto and Josh Highland to Team

LMG, LLC, a national provider of video, audio and lighting support, was recently awarded the contract as the onsite, preferred audiovisual supplier for the Washington State Convention Center  in Seattle, Wash. The contract will officially commence on October 1. LMG

Edlen Congratulates California Team on Promotion of Brittany Cordova

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation’s largest independent electrical contractor to the convention and trade show industry, is pleased to announce a promotion in its Anaheim office.   Congratulations to Brittany Cordova, who has recently been promoted to assistant general manager.

Colonel Brett Clark, Former Dobbins Commander, Joins the Ranks at Blue Sky Exhibits

Blue Sky Exhibits announced that it has hired Colonel Brett Clark, USAF, Retired, as production manager based in their Atlanta facility. Col. Clark will oversee all aspects of production for trade show and other corporate environments. Blue Sky Exhibits is

Melissa Richter-Piraino Joins Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau As National Sales Manager

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to welcome Melissa Richter-Piraino to the role of national sales manager in the convention sales division. In this position, Richter-Piraino will report to Tim Haggerty, vice president of sales, and will be responsible

mg’s West Coast Team Promotes Linda Lang and Adds Karin Laragan

mg is pleased to announce a promotion and an addition to their West Coast team in response to client need and the region’s growing biotech industry. Linda Pang (Lee) has been promoted to a senior account director from senior account

Nimlok Michigan/VizCom Media Adds Digital Print Operator Dylan Friar To Its Team

Nimlok Michigan/VizCom Media, a leading exclusive, expert Nimlok exhibit and display distributor and grand format printer in Mich.,  announces the addition of Dylan Friar, digital print operator, to its team of printing and exhibit and display professionals. Friar joins Nimlok

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