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.

NADA Convention heading for Las Vegas every other year

National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) board of directors announced that the NADA and ATD Convention and Expo, considered the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year,” will be held in Las Vegas every two years instead of once every four years.

Canadian government to invest in International Trade Centre

The City of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, may be welcoming a 150,000 square-foot International Trade Centre, announced July 23.

SISO Event Innovation Battlefield selects finalists

This is the third year for Society of Independent Show Organizers’ (SISO) Event Innovation Battlefield, and this year, the nominating committee has chosen four finalists from more than 50 organizations that applied.

FreemanXP creates interactive exhibit for drupa 2016

Visitors to drupa 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will experience an exciting new approach to innovation in print when they stop by the drupa cube.

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I&D Series

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History of Tradeshows and I&D

America’s Tradeshow Roots Installation labor traces its roots to the 1930s, when the latest fashions and styles were promoted in department store windows in New York and Chicago.

Evolution of Exhibit Booths and Buyer Behavior

Big Budgets, Big Demands In the 1980s, convention centers were in existence across the country, tradeshows had grown, and it seemed that there would be enough work for everyone.

GCs & EACs

What’s the difference between the GC and EAC? Both the general contractors and the exhibitor-appointed contractors hire from a region’s local labor pool.


Installation and dismantle (I&D) companies are some of the most vital suppliers to the tradeshow exhibit industry. For every tradeshow, there is a labor crew that laid out the show, divvied up the booth spaces, delivered the components, installed the



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Alliance Tech launches eventBreeze

Alliance Tech, a leading provider of event technology solutions for tradeshows, conferences and events, announced eventBreeze, an all-in-one solution for event organizers who manage onsite event activities for small and recurring events with 350 or fewer attendees.

Tradeshows and Displays launches new website

Tradeshows and Displays, A Plum Grove Company, launched a new, more helpful, functional company website.

CIC names #CMP30 Influencer Award winners

Convention Industry Council (CIC) is proud to announce the recipients of its first peer-nominated influencers campaign, launched in honor of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program’s 30th anniversary.

Future MPI WEC host destinations announced

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the future locations and dates for its annual conference, the World Education Congress (WEC).

Informa releases 2014 Greenbuild Sustainability Report

Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate, one of the world’s leading business intelligence, knowledge and events businesses, along with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released the 2014 Greenbuild Sustainability Report, highlighting valuable metrics and key benchmarks regarding the

Highlights from E2MA’s 2015 Red Diamond Congress

From July 19-22, approximately 150 exhibit industry professionals, including exhibit marketers, vendors and suppliers, gathered at Boston Marriott Quincy for education and collaboration during Exhibit and Event Marketers Association’s (E2MA) Red Diamond Congress.

E2MA 2015 board members elected

At the Red Diamond Congress held July 20-22 near Boston, Mass., Exhibit & Event Marketer Association (E2MA), an organization for corporate marketers and their suppliers in the face-to-face marketing medium, elected its 2015 officers and welcomed several new members to

First Time and Inexperienced Exhibitors

Welcome to the last part of the 3-part series. If you didn’t read Part 1 or Part 2, go read them!

CEIR reveals landmark study on exhibitor ROI and metrics

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), an organization that serves to advance the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events, announced a new landmark study that provides an in-depth look at how exhibitors evaluate the

IAEE partners with Malaysia-based MACEOS

International Association of Exhibitions and Event (IAEE) and the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (MACEOS) have entered into an agreement to extend their offerings to members of both organizations in the interest of advancing the exhibitions



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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.

Together everyone achieves more

My first exposure to the phrase ‘together everyone achieves more’ came in 1985. 

Do I have to ask for a raise?

What an awful thought—asking for a raise.

2015 World’s Fair is a showcase for sustainability

It is fitting that only days after people around the globe came together for Earth Day (April 22), the world’s fair, Expo Milano 2015, opened in Milan, Italy with the theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

How to Change the World in Seven Days

What rhymes with “heavenly” and has the power to inspire great change right here on planet earth in only one week? The answer is Sevenly – a small company with a big reach.



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CONVENE partners with tmf for second year

Launched by the Vilnius Convention Bureau, CONVENE is an annual two-day B2B, fully hosted buyer program for the meetings industry of the Baltic countries.

it-sa 2015 to discuss IT security for global players and start-ups

Half of all companies have been affected by digital economic espionage, sabotage or data theft in the past two years.

Messe Stuttgart partners with Balluun

Balluun, the global leader in social commerce technology, has announced its partnership with Messe Stuttgart and thereby starts its expansion toward Europe.

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.

VisitPITTSBURGH recognized with Excellence Award

VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County, received the 2015 Pennsylvania Excellence Award from the US Commerce & Trade Research Institute (USCTRI).

San Diego Convention Center signs Smart City Networks for 10 years

Smart City Networks, the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology services for the convention industry, announced it was awarded a new contract with the San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC), which manages, markets and operates the 2.6 million

Meet Taiwan roadshows to strengthen MICE presence

MEET TAIWAN, an organization promoting the development of MICE industry in Taiwan, will launch a series of Southeast Asian roadshows in Bangkok, Thailand (July 27); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (July 29); and Singapore (July 31) to raise their level of engagement,

World Routes brings aviation leaders to South Africa

The 21st World Route Development Forum will converge Sept. 19-22 in Durban, South Africa, bringing senior leaders from aviation and tourism to address growth issues for an industry that generates nearly 10 percent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

dmg events launches 2 new coatings shows

dmg events, an international exhibitions company, announced the launch of two new shows, East African Coatings Congress in Kenya and Central Asian Coatings Show in Kazakhstan.

French Tech at SIGGRAPH 2015

The 42nd edition of SIGGRAPH, the top annual global exhibition dedicated to computer graphics, digital image and interactivity technologies, will be held Aug. 9-13 in Los Angeles.



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Ashfield Meetings & Events restructures leadership team

Ashfield Meetings & Events, a full service global event management company specializing in serving the healthcare sector, announced several key changes to their U.S. Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

Momentum Management welcomes new account coordinator

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, welcomes a new account coordinator.

ELITeXPO adds new account executive

ELITeXPO, a single source, full-service provider of tradeshow logistics and management, announced the hiring of its new account executive.

Walt Disney convention hotel names Midwest account director

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fl., has appointed a group sales account director.

Beyond Exhibit Logistics expands exponentially

Beyond Exhibit Logistics (Beyond), a provider of install, dismantle, warehouse and support services, added a significant number of staff to its team in locations around the country.

Nth Degree’s account director to expand global reach

Nth Degree, a full-service global event marketing and labor management company, strengthened its global presence by adding a new account director to its London office.

OCTANORM names West Coast regional sales manager

OCTANORM USA Inc., a provider of structural building systems used worldwide in the design and fabrication of custom exhibits and displays, announced its Western United States Regional Sales Manager.

ESA appoints new executive director

Event Safety Alliance, a non-profit safety trade organization serving the needs of the live event industry, announced the appointment its executive director.

Association of Women in Events holds inaugural board meeting

The Association of Women in Events (AWE) officially announced its Inaugural Board of Directors, and held the first board meeting on July 23 at Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

MG Design adds new account director

MG Design, a provider of exhibit and event services, announced the promotion of an employee to Account Director.

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