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.

Police Security Expo extends stay in Atlantic City

Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, is pleased to announce and welcome back the Police Security Expo who signed a three-year contract extension to remain in Atlantic City for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Summer 2015 opening set for Exhibition Centre Liverpool

The final preparations are underway on Exhibition Centre Liverpool in England ahead of its opening in August 2015.

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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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Increased group and convention bookings in Puerto Rico

Meet Puerto Rico began the new fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 on strong footing with more than 20 groups holding their meetings in Puerto Rico in August and September 2015.

CEIR launches insightful new report series

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), which advances the exhibition industry through research, launched the Industry Insight Series.

PCMA names the proposed 2016 officers and directors

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee, chaired by Johnnie White, 2014 past chair of the Board, met on Aug. 20, in Chicago and reviewed a number of nominee applications for the 2016 open board officers and directions positions.

CIC announces new APEX Committee members

Convention Industry Council (CIC) formally named who’ll be joining the leadership of its Accepted Practice Exchange Standards Committee (APEX), the council’s initiative to develop and implement industry-wide accepted practices.

SLAS2016 will kick off with CDS as its new partner

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has just signed a new multi-year contract with Convention Data Services (CDS) to provide full registration services, exhibitor lead management services and onsite support for their international conference and exhibition.

ISES announces 2015 Esprit Award winners

International Special Events Society (ISES) is proud to announce the 2015 ISES Esprit Award winners.

Moss Inc. acquires German supplier Marx+Moschner

Continuing its strategic growth, Moss Inc. acquired Marx+Moschner, a leading European environmental branding supplier headquartered in Lennestadt, Germany.

Tech companies partner for event management solution

Planning and managing flawless events is seamless now thanks to new product capabilities announced by tech companies Zentila and Certain Inc.

Creative Banner Displays recognized for ongoing growth

Creative Banner Displays, a domestic manufacturer and supplier of portable displays, signs and banners, was recognized as one of this year’s fastest growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine.

IMEX America raises the ‘green’ bar

Hosted buyers, visitors and exhibitors alike can all enjoy a greener IMEX America this year thanks to a host of sustainability initiatives focusing on waste reduction and education.

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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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Connections Housing opens Washington, D.C. office

As the next step in a long-term growth strategy for the full-service sourcing, housing and event management company, Connections Housing announces the opening of its new office in Washington, D.C.

Emirates inks deal with congress organizer MCI

Emirates, a large international airline, and MCI, a professional congress organizer (PCO), announced a global alliance that will see Emirates becoming the official airline of its large and international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred PCO for Emirates.

CSL study supports contiguous expansion of SDCC

A contiguous expansion of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) is preferred by the center’s clients and stakeholders and also provides the greatest return on investment for the City of San Diego, according to a new study by Conventions, Sports

Community Engagement is Key to Aligning Expectations

By any measure, convention centers are generally very big factors in both the life and the built form of a city.

Exhibitions beyond the Tradeshow Floor

Doors open and a stream of visitors flow in.

Western Massachusetts sees unique conventions

This past June, Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) and Western Massachusetts hosted the 64th National Square Dance Convention (NSDC).

ExCeL hosts London’s largest congress yet

On Aug. 29, ExCeL London will open its doors for London’s biggest ever congress — European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2015.

Freeman contact center recognized for service excellence

Freeman has been recognized for contact center operation customer service excellence with its live phone channel for a sixth consecutive year under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program.

SommCon to launch in San Diego

The glass is half-full for oenophiles with the debut of SommCon in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 18-21at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

Urban Expositions purchases Womenswear in Nevada show

Urban Expositions, which produces and manages a portfolio of 40 events serving nine industry sectors, acquired Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) tradeshow from Specialty Trade Shows Inc.

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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.

GES executive appointed to BPA Worldwide board, committee

David Saef, executive vice president, strategy & MarketWorks, Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full-service provider for live events, has been appointed to BPA Worldwide’s Board of Directors. Saef will also join BPA’s Sustainability Committee.

Sho-Link appoints national project manager

Sho-Link Inc., a nationwide I&D provider for designers and builders, announced the appointment of a national project manager on Aug. 24.

New director to oversee Annual Convention and Traffic Expo

A convention, tradeshow and meetings industry veteran was named director of meetings and conventions and director of The Foundation for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) headquartered in Fredericksburg, Va.

Sho-Link hires a show foreman in Las Vegas

Sho-Link Inc., a nationwide I&D provider for designers and builders, appointed a show foreman on Aug. 3.

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