GSC Economics 101

The never-ending cycle of tradeshows on the West Coast has increased business opportunities for exhibition companies.

J.D. Power recognizes GES National Servicenter

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global, full-service provider for live events, announced that the GES National Servicenter has been recognized by J.D.

Wis. hotelier breaks ground on AC Hotel Madison

North Central Group (NCG), a Midwest owner, developer and operator of hotels, broke ground on the AC Hotel Madison in downtown Madison, Wis.

San Diego Convention Center wins court battle against cleaning contractor

United District Court Judge Anthony J. Battaglia issued an order Aug. 20 granting summary judgment in favor of San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) on an interference with contract claim brought by United National Maintenance (UNM).

Growth fuels expansion of LMG in Orlando

LMG LLC, a national provider of video, audio, LED and lighting support, announced plans to expand its headquarters by 50,000 square feet.

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Building up Boston’s oldest independent contractor

Around the Boston area, the name Bob Dobinski is synonymous with I&D, or installation and dismantle.

A Different Approach to Partnerships

Momentum Management crafts a customer-committed culture

Eagle Management Group Soars to the Top

It all began in the summer of 1987.

Safety

Protecting people and business

Quality of Life

Who is attracted to the tradeshow labor?

Training — Developing and Growing Talent

The current and future workforce

Women in I&D

Traditionally male dominated industry

Union Roots

Unions, a controversial topic

Introduction to I&D Series Part II

The I&D industry has a long history deeply rooted in America, with ties to the union labor movements across the U.S.

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A Glimpse of Tradeshow History (September 2015)

1925: The significance of “UFI”

Experient adds Airbnb lodging for event clients

Experient, the source for integrated meeting and event solutions, partnered with Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company.

Balluun launches purchase order taking app

Balluun, which helps organizers to digitize their tradeshows, launched the “Orders Pro” app. This tool allows vendors and sales reps to take orders on site, in meetings and in person with buyers on an iPad.

GSC Economics 101

The never-ending cycle of tradeshows on the West Coast has increased business opportunities for exhibition companies.

Non-union labor calls increase beyond tradeshows

The need for non-union labor has always existed, especially for companies that diversified beyond supplying to tradeshows.

Insuring your Show Investment

As Murphy’s Law goes, “If anything can go wrong, it will.”

Ace Exhibits introduces 3-day printing and shipping service

Ace Exhibits, a resource for portable tradeshow displays in the U.S. and Canada, announced 3Day: Order to Show Floor, a new three-day printing and shipping tradeshow beta service that will be tested during the month of September.

Event Guidance introduces technology for event analytics

Event Guidance, a leader in behavioral analytics for touring events, has launched Express Data Export (EDE), a proprietary data visualization technology that presents consumer behavioral analytics in clear, simple graphics in near real-time.

Sole Searching: Pressure-sensitive technology amplifies tradeshow flooring

As a byproduct of the digital age, you no longer have to envision walking a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand them.

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Green Venue Report 2015 Soon to be Released

In 2013, two organizations joined forces to produce the Green Venue Report, a comprehensive industry study examining the sustainability standards practiced by convention venues in the U.S. and Canada.

Corporate Wisdom?

The other day I was reading through some old articles that I had stashed in a ‘management’ folder in my file cabinet.

Greetings to Readers Everywhere!

With the beginning of September starts our four-month look into tradeshow and event labor.

Your Interview Style Needs Sprucing Up

Our interview style—the way we present ourselves to the candidate, is vital to making a good hire.

Make the Most of your Summer

Summer is here. My son is spending every free moment on his boat at the lake. My daughter is a counselor at a summer camp in Maine for two months.

How to sell your position to the candidate

Let’s face it; many parts of the job market today are mainly candidate dominated. (Sales is certainly one.) The candidate is “in the driver’s seat.”

‘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.

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Top nuclear fusion experts to meet in Korea

Korea will host the upcoming 12th International Nuclear Fusion Symposium (ISFNT12), taking place in Jeju from Sept. 14-18.

IMEX America offers opportunity packed Association Focus

Increasing revenues, designing better meetings and using mobile technologies in meetings are among the engaging subjects to be explored at Association Focus, a key part of IMEX America’s Smart Monday education program on Oct. 12 in Las Vegas.

United Nations’ tourism conference scheduled for Korea

Korea is to host the 2nd United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Euro-Asian Mountain Resorts Conference from Oct. 14-16.

New $20M meeting space coming to Central Florida

Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, one of Orlando’s iconic condominium-style resorts, is expanding its meeting offerings with the development of 20,000 square feet of new meeting and banquet space.

Top Tips for Managing International Projects

There is no universal way to manage a project from country to country.

IoT to take PACK EXPO Las Vegas by storm

In Europe, they call it Internet 4.0. In the U.S., the buzzword is “Internet of Things (IoT).”

Sheraton OKC debuts upgraded meeting space

Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown, operated by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, introduced its newest meeting room that offers more than 2,600 square feet of flexible and versatile meeting space.

Hill & Partners helps clients stand out at outdoor sports show

Hill & Partners’ team of branded environment specialists are coming off another performance at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on behalf of longtime client and leader of high-performance fabric and material, Polartec. The 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was held in

ibtm world 2015 expands reach

ibtm world, formerly EIBTM, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that 2015 will see the largest number of new exhibitors to date.

NAB Show calls on speakers for 2016

Speaking proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 NAB Show, to be held April 16-21, 2016, in Las Vegas.

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Large Virginia conference center appoints F&B director

The National Conference Center and West Belmont Place, one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the nation, hired a food & beverage director.

Q&A: Thomas Grater, managing director, OCTANORM

Q&A: Thomas Grater, managing director/general manager, OCTANORM

Dimension Design restructures leadership

Dimension Design, a producer of branded environments for the event and exhibit industry, announced leadership changes to sustain its growth and to address new, dynamic markets for branded experiences.

Armodilo adds director of sales and marketing

Armodilo Display Solutions announces a new Director of Sales and Marketing.

Teamwork Event Specialists appoints VP, national sales

Teamwork Event Specialists, a nationwide, full-service event contractor specializing in private and corporate events as well as user group meetings and tradeshows, announces the newest member of its team.

Willwork welcomes new manager to NorCal team

Willwork, Inc. Exhibit and Event Services, the nation’s premier event contracting, labor and technology provider, announced the newest member to join their Northern California management team as Assistant City Manager.

Mirror Show Management introduces four new hires

Mirror Show Management, a premier exhibit design and customer experience firm located in Webster, N.Y., has hired four new employees.

imago elevates employee to marketing manager

imago, which unifies conference and events venues at Loughborough University in England, has promoted an employee to marketing manager.

FreemanXP taps industry luminary as vice president

Brand experience agency FreemanXP has hired a vice president of special events to lead its expanded global practice.

Freeman names new chief digital officer and CIO

Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced two promotions.

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