Orbus anticipates summer opening of Ill. facility

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, a leading trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, announced an update on the construction of the company’s new 350,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Woodridge, Ill.

Expotechnik wins a Best of Show award at EXHIBITOR

Expotechnik, a leading service provider for three-dimensional brand presentations, was selected as Best of Show small booth at EXHIBITOR2014.

Las Vegas ranked No. 1 for 20th year

Named the No. 1 tradeshow destination for the 20th consecutive year, LVCC received top honors from Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) “2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States” list for hosting 53 of the largest shows.

MG Design names 2014 scholarship recipient

MG Design, a provider of exhibit design and other event services, chose the winner of its second annual scholarship, which drew applications from exhibit design students.

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ECN Live! Week of Apr. 14-18, 2014

MPI Canada results on economic impact released and Skip Cox authors white paper on evolving trends. 

PACK EXPO East producer selects CDS as registration partner

PMMI, the sponsor and producer of PACK EXPO tradeshows, chose Convention Data Services (CDS) as its registration partner for the 2015 launch of PACK EXPO East.  

SalesForce.com partners with Attend.com’s event management software

Allowing for new ways of capturing customer relationship data, Attend.com’s event management software has been integrated into SalesForce.com and The Raiser’s Edge from Blackbaud.

IAEE launches inaugural Exhibitions Day

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) launched the first-ever Exhibitions Day, an industry-wide effort to educate federal legislators, helping them to understand the impact of regulatory decisions on the exhibitions and events industry.

AIBTM partners with RecertTrack to bolster career development

Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM), a leading global exhibition for the U.S. meetings and events industry, has teamed with RecertTrack to support meeting professionals in continuing their career education.

UFI names 2014 Education Award winner

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, asked for entries dedicated to education programs on the topic “best in-house education initiative of the year” during its Education Award competition.

IAEE calls for individual award nominations

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) called for nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional professionals in the exhibitions and events industry.

Exhibit Surveys president pens white paper on evolving trends

Exhibit Surveys Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, announced that a white paper, “Evolving Exhibitor Trends and their Impacts on Exhibition Organizers” is now available on its website.

ECN Live! Week of Apr. 7-11, 2014

Republicans narrow list for 2016 convention city and Dick Swanby exhibition research efforts recognized. 

When is a trend a trend?

In early March, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) issued a very encouraging report for the tradeshow industry.

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Las Vegas’ Container Park – A place of being green

Former mayor Oscar Goodman imagined a downtown Las Vegas for locals and local businesses.

March madness

By the time you read this, it will most likely be over.

How you can avoid a major hiring pitfall

When you are in the market to add to your staff, timing and confidence can become most important factors in avoiding the pitfall of a prolonged search.

Big Events – Big sustainability challenges

February 2014 saw a month of mega sporting events, including the XXII Olympic Winter Games and Super Bowl XLVIII. Such globally watched events are prone to scrutiny as expectations about the sustainability of large venues and the events they host

Working together for a better result

Centers and their clients are both facing bigger challenges these days as they are often having to deal with ever more complex events and higher delegate expectations in a time of reduced resources.

GREETING TO READERS EVERYWHERE!

Having just returned from EuroShop in Düsseldorf, Germany (held every three years), I will barely have time to get over the jetlag before playing host city for The EXHIBITOR Show and GlobalShop.

Sometimes we do know what we’re talking about

Most of the time, our clients listen to – and follow – our advice on tradeshow logistics planning. But sometimes they don’t.

Is your candidate a “gem” or an imitation?

Having started my recruiting career years ago, I have weathered numerous recessions.

Who needs a rest?

It’s early January, a Sunday evening, and I’m sitting in a hotel room writing this column, wishing I was somewhere else.

The Green Scene in 2014

This is a good time to examine a few of the noteworthy green happenings that we can look forward to in the coming year, including the adoption of the new APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standard and this year’s top 10

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Orbus anticipates summer opening of Ill. facility

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, a leading trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, announced an update on the construction of the company’s new 350,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Woodridge, Ill.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts opens new property in Mexico

Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe, a 260-room new-build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property, opened and now forms part of Samara – one of the five largest mixed-use complexes in Mexico.

China Dental Show exemplifies dental business growth

China is considered a hotbed of growth for the global dental business.

Georgia Expo introduces upgraded website

Georgia Expo, the largest manufacturer of pipe and drape in the U.S., launched a new and improved website.

Retail design took center stage at GlobalShop 2014

Show organizers with GlobalShop 2014, the world’s largest annual event for retail design and shopper marketing, reported a largely successful show in terms of attendees and exhibitors. About 12,000 attendees from 64 countries were present for the 2014 show.

Boston aims to be a top 5 U.S. convention destination

Boston looks to improve its U.S. convention destination ranking with a proposed billion-dollar 1.3-million-square-foot expansion at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, according to Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA).

New York Restaurant Show a success

Recognized as an influential event making an impact in New York, organizers with the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, also known as the New York Restaurant Show, tout the 2014 show as a success.

Cleveland rebrands itself in tourism campaign

An innovative tourism campaign is promoting the city of Cleveland as a destination point for convention and meeting planners.

IFES networking in action

The value and importance of international tradeshow marketing continues to evolve as a strong topic of interest for corporate marketing managers as well as for their exhibit suppliers.

Third year 3D Exhibits donates to Ronald McDonald House

3D Exhibits, a privately held firm that designs, fabricates and manage exhibits and events, continued a three-year tradition by concluding EXHIBITOR2014 with a $15,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas.

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Experience welcomes event production veteran

Experience, a global event production company, expanded its brand reach by adding a vice president of business development to its board.

Sustainable Business Council names an award finalist

Sustainable Business Council (SBC) of Los Angeles, an organization geared toward sustainable business professionals, named a finalist for its third annual Sustainable Business Award.

CSR new hire serving Cleveland Convention Center

CSR (Colortone Staging and Rentals), a full-service audio-visual company, appointed an operations manager for the Cleveland Convention Center.

Executive director named for Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona’s premier meetings and events facility, will welcome a new executive director.

Mirror Show Management expands by 8 employees

Mirror Show Management, an exhibit design and customer experience firm, hired eight employees.

Momentum Management appoints Atlanta city manager

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, announced the arrival of a new Atlanta city manager.

Malaysian women advance career in Kuala Lumpur venue

The Malaysia-based Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre practices a flat corporate structure to facilitate career advancement and development opportunities regardless of gender.

MG Design names 2014 scholarship recipient

MG Design, a provider of exhibit design and other event services, chose the winner of its second annual scholarship, which drew applications from exhibit design students.

Duke Energy CC promotes long-time employee

Duke Energy Convention Center, offering 200,000 square feet of exhibit space in Cincinnati, Ohio, and its Global Spectrum management promoted an employee to a newly created role.

Moss Inc. recruits presidential successor

Moss, Inc., a provider of tension fabric manufacturing and large-format graphics, appointed a president and CEO.

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