UFI 2015 Congress returns to Milan after 67 years

International Association of Trade Fair Organizers (UFI), The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, was founded in Milan in 1925 to promote cooperation between exhibition organizers in order to revitalize the sector at the end of the First World War.

Orbus raises nearly $4K for charity supporting Haiti

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, held a month-long “FUN-draiser” in August benefitting the Andrew Grene Foundation (AGF).

Kentucky ICC unveils renovation and expansion renderings

Gov. Steve Beshear joined officials of the Kentucky International Convention Center and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to unveil the design and renderings for the convention center’s expansion on Sept. 29.

PACC transformed during World Meeting of Families

A replica of Michelangelo’s famed The Pietà from Rome, a soaring stained glass entrance on Broad Street, and halls draped for religious celebrations are part of the changes in the flexible spaces of the Pennsylvania Convention Center for 2015 World

The Meetings Industry Fund launches to give back

With a mission to help meetings industry people in crisis, several prominent meetings industry leaders have launched The Meetings Industry Fund, a new 501(c)(3) foundation.

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Here & There


I&D Series Part 3 Introduction – I&D and Geography

Tradeshows are the most physical of marketing and sales initiatives.

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.


Protecting people and business

Quality of Life

Who is attracted to the tradeshow labor?



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CORT partners with AllSeated

Just in time for the holiday party season, the fastest growing network for the event industry, AllSeated, has partnered with CORT Event Furnishings, the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, to provide event planners, venues, vendors and hosts

New CEIR report illustrates 99 reasons companies exhibit

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released a new Industry Insight Series report, Managing Results: Benchmarks for Exhibit Growth.

New class of CMM recipients graduate

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 26 more meeting and travel professionals, increasing the total number of

Three ways to increase buyer interest at tradeshows

Center for Exhibition Industry Research reported that 81 percent of tradeshow attendees have buying authority.

Seven Myths and Misconceptions about Event Attendee Tracking Technology

Behavioral analytics is the science (and also the art) of understanding when, where, why and how people do what they do.

Group interaction key to success of face to face meetings

The key to the success of face to face meetings is group interaction, according to research conducted by imago in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution.

More than 20 organizations promote UK as a meetings destination

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) was announced as the latest supporter to join the fast-growing Britain for Events campaign.

ICCA announces Best Marketing Award 2015 finalists

ICCA announced the finalists for this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award competition, taking place at the 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 2015 ICCA Best Marketing Award finalist-campaigns are:

5 Social Media Tips for Event Marketers

Social media networks, like radio and television before them, have opened the world to marketers, allowing them to disseminate branded messaging to an ever-increasing audience.

Zenith LaborNet joins the fight against Breast Cancer

Zenith LaborNet, a nationwide installation and dismantle service provider based in Tucker, Ga., will be recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink “Z” shirts across the U.S. throughout the month.



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The Wedding Planner

My wife and I just spent the weekend with my son and future daughter-in-law.

Green Festival Celebrates the Best in Sustainability

Imagine a place where the latest innovations in green products, services, food, lifestyle and business are gathered together under a single roof – a place where environmentally sound policies are put into practice by a large community of people with

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.



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International CES lauded as fastest growing among other honors

The 2014 CES was named this week by Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit as the Largest Annual Show (for the eighth consecutive year), Fastest Growing Show and Show with Strongest Global Participation.

WorldFood Moscow attendance rises despite sanctions

This year, WorldFood Moscow took place during a period of import substitution. Russia banned $25 billion worth of food imports from the EU, U.S. and other countries last year.

IMEX Frankfurt 2016 to meet strong industry demand

New educational initiatives, new exhibitors and high demand from across the industry are already laying down strong foundations for IMEX in Frankfurt 2016, taking place at Messe Frankfurt on April 19 – 21, 2016, one month earlier than usual.

UFI 2015 Congress returns to Milan after 67 years

International Association of Trade Fair Organizers (UFI), The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, was founded in Milan in 1925 to promote cooperation between exhibition organizers in order to revitalize the sector at the end of the First World War.

Columbus venue welcomes guests to renovated event space

The first section of renovated meeting space at the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center has been completed and already hosted events for both the Minor League Baseball Promotional Seminar 2015 and the Materials Science & Technology (M S & T)

C Space returns to CES 2016 twice the size and scope

After a successful inaugural year, C Space will return to International CES 2016 with twice the exhibit space to tell the story of how content, creativity, technology and influencers come together to discover new ways to elevate their industry, business

EuroCIS 2016 expects further growth

After record results in 2015, further growth is already anticipated for the next staging of EuroCIS, The Leading Trade Fair for Retail Technology, to be held from Feb. 23 – 25, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The O2 attracts large scale corporate events

The InterContinental London – The O2 – opening on the Greenwich Peninsula winter 2015, is attracting large scale award ceremonies and corporate events to its colossal Arora Ballroom, underlining its position as one of the most anticipated new London banqueting

Croke Park unveils major renovation of meeting spaces

Croke Park Stadium has completed a major renovation of its meeting and event spaces, which includes the full refurbishment of the stadium’s two flagship suites in the Hogan Stand and the development of four new luxury All-Star Suites.

Event Tech Live announces main stage content

With just five weeks to go until Event Tech Live opens its doors for the second time on Nov. 11, at the Old Truman Brewery in London, organizer AMP Events has revealed the speaker line-up for the main stage.



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Event Safety Alliance appoints two board members

Responding to its growing influence within the global event space, Event Safety Alliance announced the addition of two industry veterans to the group’s Board of Directors.

Hargrove promotes two senior employees

Hargrove, the world-class creator of experiential environments that bring brands to life for events, tradeshows and exhibits, announced the promotion of two veteran employees to senior director positions in the tradeshows division.

TradeTec welcomes senior exhibit consultant

The tradeshow industry recently reported their highest quarterly growth in eight years, which comes with little surprise.

Teamwork Event Specialists adds director of customer service

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

MG Design creates new position for in-house employee

MG Design has promoted its new business development specialist to the new position of new business development training and call center operations.

DoubleDutch appoints new CFO

DoubleDutch, the global leading provider of mobile event technology and event performance analytics, announced the expansion of its executive team.

American Traffic Safety Services Assoc. appoints convention sales manager

William A. Dallas, who has a background of nearly two decades in the D.C.-area national association industry, was named convention sales manager for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) in Fredericksburg, Va.

Hargrove promotes senior sales executive

Hargrove, the world-class creator of experiential environments that bring brands to life for events, trade shows and exhibits, announced the promotion of Ron Nicynski, a member of the Hargrove team for more than seven years, to Senior Director, XM Events

Tectonics names executive vice president

Tectonics, a manufacturer of tension fabric structures, exhibits and displays, has named an executive vice president.

TradeTec welcomes specialized exhibit designer

Companies count on exhibit experts like TradeTec, a full-service exhibit studio in Lombard, Ill., to design their tradeshow presence from concept through installation on the show floor.

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