Las Vegas taxi drivers plan strike to protest Uber

Taxi drivers employed by Yellow Checker Star (YCS) in Las Vegas plan on conducting a work stoppage along Las Vegas Boulevard on May 29 from 2-5 p.m.

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre revealed in 3D

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), the Sultanate’s landmark business events hub, revealed its latest 3D structures and aerial drone images in the lead up to the opening in 2016 at a press conference held in IMEX Frankfurt 2015.

Successful first edition of C-star

May 15 saw the closing day of the inaugural edition of C-star, Shanghai’s International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail. On May 13-15, retail professionals from all around the world came to the Shanghai New International Expo

ACC Liverpool to host Lung Health conference in 2016

Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool in Liverpool, UK, has been chosen to host the 47th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2016.

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Soon you will be at the Exhibit City News People on the Move page. In the meantime, do you recognize anyone?             Many tradeshow professionals have changed positions, been promoted or joined a new company.

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Exploring Inc. acquires Chisel 3D

Exploring Inc., the parent company of Brumark, ID3 GROUP and Shelmarc Carpets, acquired the assets of Chisel Productions Inc. (Chisel 3D), a scenic fabrication and themed design company.

Trade Show & Go debuts MyCrate

Trade Show and Go, a manufacturer of the first pallet and table system in one, announced a new product to complement the popular MyPal – pallet system: The MyCrate.

FIT graduates next generation of storytellers

SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City has developed a reputation for turning many of its graduates into leaders capable of successfully operating as designers in the exhibit and event industry.

UFI names new media partner

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, signed an agreement with Trade Show News Network (TSNN), which will become an official media partner and member.

Marina Bay Sands earns Green Supplier Award

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore was awarded the IMEX/GMIC (Green Meeting Industry Council) Green Supplier Award at the IMEX Gala Dinner on May 20.

PCMA’s expansion in Asia forms in Singapore

Signing a new two-year partnership agreement, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB) renewed their commitment to further grow conference management education in Asia.

JMIC conference advances broader industry value proposition

Over 50 meetings industry leaders, academics, research organizations and related resources met May 14-15 in Paris under the auspices of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC).

SPARGO clients make ‘Fastest 50’ list

Trade Show Executive magazine announced its 2014 “Fastest 50” of the fastest growing tradeshows of 2014. Included were four clients of SPARGO, a provider of convention and tradeshow services.

Access TCA celebrates 30 years with 30 causes

On May 1, 1985, the state of Delaware notified Mike Yag that his application to incorporate Access TCA, Inc. had been approved.

ICCA launches redesigned Association Database

The International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) Association Database enables ICCA members – the main suppliers in the international meetings industry – to find potential association meetings business. The redesigned online version of the database provides simpler, smarter and faster



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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.

The Last Five Percent

On a recent morning, I stopped at my local bakery-café for breakfast. I ordered the same breakfast sandwich I order almost every time I am in there. When I received my order, my wife caught me just staring at my

Need to Hire A Recruiter?

When companies begin, no matter how small and on how many “shoestrings” – if they begin in mother-in-law’s garage or basement family room – money and funding are in short supply.

Personal Branding

I was at the Exhibitor show, standing at the bar talking to a couple of industry friends about why we come to this event, and what we – and our companies – get out of being here.

Good food meets good deeds

Sometimes, making environmentally conscientious business choices means shopping in your own back yard.

Concerned about responses to your resume?

Even though there is some “recovery” in the air, so many resumes still come in for a single job opening that companies have trouble finding the best candidate.

Who will be the leader?

That’s the question I kept asking last night as I was watching my favorite college basketball team struggle to win a game.

Tech support for the carbon conscious

In our efforts to be kinder to the planet, it is nice to have some help in managing resources and keeping industry guidelines straight. That help exists in the form of technological tools designed to make us more efficiently green.



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Las Vegas taxi drivers plan strike to protest Uber

Taxi drivers employed by Yellow Checker Star (YCS) in Las Vegas plan on conducting a work stoppage along Las Vegas Boulevard on May 29 from 2-5 p.m.

SURTEX reports successful 2015 edition

The 29th annual edition of SURTEX, North America’s premier exposition and conference for the selling and licensing of original art and design, ran May 17-19 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

Water activities splash down at Tampa Convention Center

Set along the Hillsborough River, the 600,000 square-foot Tampa Convention Center (TCC) is making waves by adding activities that complement its waterfront views.

Inaugural Routes Middle East & Africa to open in Bahrain

The inaugural Routes Middle East & Africa will open from May 31 – June 2 in Manama, capital city of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Sold-out ECEF 2015 captivates executives

Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF), held May 27 in Washington, D.C., is the world’s only one-day forum exclusively for independent and association executives. Exhibition and convention industry leaders focus on ways to increase revenues and the relevance of their

Uptick in Licensing Expo’s Global Partner Program

Licensing Expo, the world’s largest licensing industry event, announced significant growth of the Global Partner Program.

National Hardware Show reveals impact of 2015 show

The numbers are in, and the National Hardware Show, which was held May 5-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, saw thousands of attendees and vendors from more than 100 countries, truly making it the “must-see” event in the home

Montréal venue snags $121M in convention business

Between now and year’s end, the Palais des congrès de Montréal will host 10 major national and 18 international conventions that will generate nearly $121,000,000 in estimated economic benefits for Montréal and the province.

Hong Kong’s Langham Place installs advanced technology

Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong introduced multiple technology advancements throughout the hotel and its 11 function rooms to offer an elevated meeting and event experience for planners and delegates.

Record year for St. Charles Convention Center

Global Spectrum, operators of the Saint Charles Convention Center in Missouri, recorded the highest grossing first quarter in the facility’s 10-year history following its record-breaking, highest grossing year in 2014.



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GES recruits events expert to grow live events business

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced the joining of a senior vice president to its U.S. Events team.

The Expo Group adds Las Vegas General Manager

The Expo Group, the Single Source general contractor, announced the hire of a General Manager, Las Vegas.

Employco USA names new vice president

A human resource and employment solutions firm, Employco USA promoted an employee to vice president of Human Resources.

Employco USA hires recruiter to lead new division

Employco USA, a human resource and employment solutions firm, has hired a new recruiter.

The Expo Group’s exhibits team gains a new leader

The Expo Group, the single source general contractor, is pleased to announce a new leader for its growing custom exhibits department.

UBM Americas CEO steps down

UBM plc, an event organizer, announced that the CEO of UBM Americas will step down at the end of June. Sally Shankland will pursue an opportunity in a different industry.

IAEE honors ‘The Exhibition Man’ for international excellence

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) congratulated this year’s recipient of the IAEE International Excellence Award.

MC2 hires 7 employees across Northeast division

MC2 expanded its Northeast division with seven new hires located in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y., Detroit, and Pen Argyl, Penn.

Group Delphi names newly minted CFO

Group Delphi, an exhibit design and production house, announced the promotion of its Fort Wayne, Ind., general manager as the company’s chief financial officer.

CDS employee earns 40 Under 40 Award

The registration manager for Convention Data Services (CDS) has been honored and recognized as a recipient of the 2015 Cape & Plymouth Business 40 Under 40 Awards.

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