CES Unveiled series adds European location in 2016

The Consumer Technology Association, a trade association representing the U.S. consumer technology industry, is expanding its popular CES Unveiled series in 2016 with an additional location in Europe. CES Unveiled will return to France for a fourth consecutive CES Unveiled

New virtual reality app launches at ITB Berlin

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless you are visiting from the comfort of your living room. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which markets the City of Lights and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman

Record delegates return to M&I Forums in Dubai

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, together with Meeting & Incentive Forums (M&I Forums) have collaborated for the second year running, bringing the 2016 Europe Spring edition back to Dubai. The first time an M&I Forum has

Global changes determine business climate at wire and tube 2016

At the recent concurrent staging of wire 2016, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2016, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, more than 2,600 international exhibitors presented their innovations to 69,500 trade visitors from 130

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available in Enercare Centre

Exhibition Place announces the installation of four new electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) in the Enercare Centre underground parking garage in Toronto, Canada. The activation of the electric vehicle charging stations is a joint initiative with Exhibition Place’s naming partner

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Training Sets Chicago Regional Council Carpenters Apart From Competition

With the economic recession thankfully becoming more of a distant memory and as the Chicagoland construction market has picked up steam, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters (CRCC) has been one step ahead in preparation for current and projected growth.

The Willwork Difference

ENGAGED EMPLOYEES.

I&D and Event Labor Series Conclusion

Joe Toback, president of Local 510, is a world traveler and likens the transient nature of trade show work to the Tibetan artistic tradition of dul-tson-kyil-khor, or “mandala of colored powders,” in which millions of grains of sand are painstakingly

The Practice of Engagement

THE PRACTICE OF ENAGAGEMENT IS THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS – AND THE KEY TO MORE PRODUCTIVITY AND MORE PROFITABILITY

Re-examining the drayage model

The word “drayage” is defined as transporting goods a short distance via ground freight or the charge for such a transport.

Environmental concerns & the rising cost of resources

Trade shows are reputed to be the second biggest source of commercial waste in the United States.1  The wastefulness of the trade show industry and its harm to the environment is nothing new, but the talk that we should do

Tech companies as trade show organizers

Tech trade shows often spin off from one another to create their own show.

Increased need for audiovisual technology

From hottest new gadgets on the show floor at CES, to the exhibitor whose budget is too tight for a luxury like audiovisual technology, the spectrum for technical services at trade shows is huge.

Private corporate events off the trade show floor

“Shows are growing with the economy, which remains the core of the industry for I&D,” said Rick Bellerjeau, General Manager at Momentum Management.

Positive trends for trade shows

  Statistics from the 2015 CEIR Index Overview of Economy and Exhibition Industry show a positive outlook for the trade show industry.

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CES Unveiled series adds European location in 2016

The Consumer Technology Association, a trade association representing the U.S. consumer technology industry, is expanding its popular CES Unveiled series in 2016 with an additional location in Europe. CES Unveiled will return to France for a fourth consecutive CES Unveiled

New virtual reality app launches at ITB Berlin

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless you are visiting from the comfort of your living room. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which markets the City of Lights and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman

Record delegates return to M&I Forums in Dubai

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, together with Meeting & Incentive Forums (M&I Forums) have collaborated for the second year running, bringing the 2016 Europe Spring edition back to Dubai. The first time an M&I Forum has

Global changes determine business climate at wire and tube 2016

At the recent concurrent staging of wire 2016, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2016, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, more than 2,600 international exhibitors presented their innovations to 69,500 trade visitors from 130

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available in Enercare Centre

Exhibition Place announces the installation of four new electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) in the Enercare Centre underground parking garage in Toronto, Canada. The activation of the electric vehicle charging stations is a joint initiative with Exhibition Place’s naming partner

International Association of Exhibitions and Events Adds New Chapter in India

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announces the addition of its latest chapter in Asia, the IAEE India Chapter. The IAEE Board of Directors approved the creation of this new chapter during its meeting held March 31, 2016,

CIC and GMIC Plan United Front at IMEX Frankfurt

The recent strategic merging of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) with the Convention Industry Council (CIC) will be in full effect at IMEX Frankfurt on April 19-21, 2016, as the exhibition represents the first time the two member organizations

First South Africa Shot Show 2017 in Johannesburg

From October 21-23, 2017, the first South African Shot Show will take place in Johannesburg. Tactical and firearms industry professionals will display their latest innovations at the Sandton Convention Centre. Sunny South Africa is the ideal place to hold this

Derse Partners With Operation Gratitude

Thanks to a donation by face-to-face marketing firm Derse, Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit provider of military care packages, has new branding that creates a more cohesive message and identity for the organization. The rebranding was unveiled at the grand opening

New Industry Glossary Available

The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has released an updated version of the CIC Industry Glossary and has made the terminology guide available for purchase on its website. “As the industry evolves, so does the terminology. Updating the Glossary was a necessary

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I&D in Reverse

In January of this year, my wife and I moved out of a home where we had lived for the last 18 years. A home where our two kids have been raised. A home where a lot of family and

Grooming Creative Exhibit Design Talent for the Future

Meetings, events and tradeshows in North America reportedly represent a $100 billion industry. The meeting and expo industry is ranked 22nd in contribution to the U.S. gross national product. That’s larger than the auto, agriculture and printing industries. Yet very

Follow the Leads

Everyone knows that capitalizing on leads after a tradeshow is essential. But knowing and doing are two different things. Most companies can do better at following up. When I first started my company A to Z Events, we exhibited at

5 Budget Busting Habits Exhibitors Should Avoid

It is an unfortunate fact that tradeshows are places of extreme excess. Multiple resources, hundreds of man hours and millions of dollars are wasted on show floors across the country every day. You are paying for plenty of it. Maybe

Finding the Right Hire Is Only the First Step

I read a recent article by Philip Kemper of Kemper Associates, a successful search firm located here in Chicago. In the article, Philip gave some tremendous insight into his interview style and technique, designed to help any business choose the

Interviewing Style Can Be a Deal Breaker

We all admire people who have life goals—a vision of their career objective, and the ability to stay firm on that target, allowing no distraction. If these are the types of candidates you want to hire for your team, I

The Mother of Invention

Who is more innovative, a better problem solver or kinder to the environment than Mother Nature herself? When it comes to designing products and formulating policies for industry applications, there is no better teacher. Biomimetics, or biomimicry, is a term

Airline Pilots and Tradeshow Junkies

A friend sent me an article from Aviation Week last month and the title caught my interest. After reading it, I started thinking about it in terms of our industry. Here is the introduction: “Making timely and correct decisions is

Life Changes and True Friends

They say that some of the most stressful events in life are things like changing jobs, buying or selling a home, moving to a different city and getting married. 

Green Jewel of the Crown City

The Hotel Del Coronado is not your average event destination.

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CES Unveiled series adds European location in 2016

The Consumer Technology Association, a trade association representing the U.S. consumer technology industry, is expanding its popular CES Unveiled series in 2016 with an additional location in Europe. CES Unveiled will return to France for a fourth consecutive CES Unveiled

New virtual reality app launches at ITB Berlin

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless you are visiting from the comfort of your living room. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which markets the City of Lights and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman

Record delegates return to M&I Forums in Dubai

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, together with Meeting & Incentive Forums (M&I Forums) have collaborated for the second year running, bringing the 2016 Europe Spring edition back to Dubai. The first time an M&I Forum has

Global changes determine business climate at wire and tube 2016

At the recent concurrent staging of wire 2016, International Wire and Cable Trade Fair, and Tube 2016, International Tube and Pipe Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany, more than 2,600 international exhibitors presented their innovations to 69,500 trade visitors from 130

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available in Enercare Centre

Exhibition Place announces the installation of four new electric vehicle charging stations (EVCS) in the Enercare Centre underground parking garage in Toronto, Canada. The activation of the electric vehicle charging stations is a joint initiative with Exhibition Place’s naming partner

International Association of Exhibitions and Events Adds New Chapter in India

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announces the addition of its latest chapter in Asia, the IAEE India Chapter. The IAEE Board of Directors approved the creation of this new chapter during its meeting held March 31, 2016,

CIC and GMIC Plan United Front at IMEX Frankfurt

The recent strategic merging of the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) with the Convention Industry Council (CIC) will be in full effect at IMEX Frankfurt on April 19-21, 2016, as the exhibition represents the first time the two member organizations

First South Africa Shot Show 2017 in Johannesburg

From October 21-23, 2017, the first South African Shot Show will take place in Johannesburg. Tactical and firearms industry professionals will display their latest innovations at the Sandton Convention Centre. Sunny South Africa is the ideal place to hold this

UFI Calls for Marketing Award Submissions

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, is seeking submissions for the 2016 Marketing Award, which recognizes outstanding success stories in the branding of new shows and trade fairs. The competition is open to UFI members and non-members. Participation

Storage West Updates Its Identity With New Branding

“We’re not in the storage business—we’re in the trauma or life events business,” says Don Willis, director of sales and marketing, Storage West. It’s a bold comment for a company whose livelihood relies on storing people’s possessions, but Storage West

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MG Announces New VP of Operations

MG announced the promotion of Kelli Steckbauer to vice president of operations. In her new position, Steckbauer will oversee all aspects of exhibit production and logistics, as well as continuing to manage MG’s account service and global account teams. Steckbauer

Sho-Link Names Employee of the Year, Outstanding Employee Service Award

I&D service provider Sho-Link named its Employee of the Year in January. The award went to Jesse Reyna, the company’s city manager in San Antonio.

New Biz Dev Director at McRae Imaging

Wayne Laube has joined McRae Imaging as director of business development for McRae Retail. Laube comes to McRae after 17 years with Octanorm USA.

New Account Coordinating Team Member at Momentum

Momentum Management added Sonya Edwards to its growing account coordinating team. Edwards has a background in customer relations and account management.

Comexposium Appoints Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific

Paul Lee joined the Comexposium Group in January 2016 to accelerate the company’s growth plans and activities in Asia-Pacific.

Access Welcomes New West Coast Manager

Aimee Donovan has joined Access TCA’s West Coast team as manager, client services. Aimee’s background in face-to-face marketing spans almost two decades and includes everything from Silicon Valley product launches and the Salt Lake City Olympics to event logistics and

MCCA Names New Deputy Director and General Counsel

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s (MCCA) newly minted executive director David Gibbons made two key senior executive decisions by naming Fred Peterson as the new deputy director and Dennis Callahan as the general counsel for the organization. Peterson served as

LMG Taps New Business Development Manager

LMG announced the hiring of Kaci Whisenhunt as business development manager based in its Dallas office. Whisenhunt’s role will include building relationships with new clients to help meet company revenue goals, as well as strengthen LMG’s exposure in local and

San Diego CC Corp Names New Board Members

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation announced its 2016 Board of Director’s Officers in January. Rabbi Laurie Coskey has been elected to chair; Candace M. Carroll will serve as vice chair and Gil Cabrera will serve as the board’s secretary.

New Ownership at Nimlok Gulf Coast

Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit and Display Group, is proud to announce that Brian Aikman, owner of Nimlok Cincinnati since 2006, has taken over ownership of Nimlok Gulf Coast effective January 1, 2016.

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