Group Delphi doubles in size and precision

Twenty-five years ago, Group Delphi was a small operation with its CEO and Founder Justin Hersh envisioning what it could become.

Coastal International loses one of its own

A nearly 20-year employee with Coastal International Orlando, Erik “Rik” Williams sadly passed away from cancer on Aug. 26.

Industry associations disapprove San Diego Convention Center ruling

While San Diego Convention Center may be celebrating its victory on Aug. 15 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its right to retain exclusive in-house cleaning services, leading industry associations are voicing their condemnation of the decision.

Date change for 2015 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York announced new dates for the 2015 event. To ensure enough days to move the show in, show producer Urban Expositions shifted the show dates by one week to March 8-10, 2015,

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Group Delphi doubles in size and precision

Twenty-five years ago, Group Delphi was a small operation with its CEO and Founder Justin Hersh envisioning what it could become.

Classic Rental Solutions meets new challenges every day

When toy maker Cepia LLC – famous for brands such as Zhu Zhu Pets, The Happy’s and Gloe – approached ELITeXPO to design its tradeshow booth in June 2014, the event logistics and exhibit management services firm was tasked to

FWR Rental Haus splashes color with stylish furnishings

Offering unique, colorful furnishings that brighten up to 100 events or tradeshows a year, FWR Rental Haus does it all.

Successful events demand a joint effort

One of the new realities both convention centers and meeting planners need to address these days is the rapid evolution in event content and formats.

20th anniversary preview: Presence of aluminum grows on tradeshow floor

In 1935, Pabst was the first major brewer to begin selling beer in aluminum cans in America, and soon the move became a big hit. Not long after that, other brewers and soda companies quickly caught on, making the cylindrical

ShowNets’ business practices further growth

In 1997, like-minded executives, formerly of International Business Machines (IBM) and later Virtual Resources, founded ShowNets, a provider of custom Internet services.

7 must-have features to ensure a successful event app

By Tahira Endean, CMP, BHM, manager of events, QuickMobile Mobile event apps are an increasingly necessary piece of any event strategy.

The new age of exhibiting is about the brand experience

By Chad McNeal, vice president of innovation, Dimension Design As the economic downturn in the early 2000s caused brands to re-think their tradeshow and event strategy, a new era in large-scale exhibits was dawning.

Trumari markets eco-friendly instant foldable retail displays

Growing demand doubled sales of Lama instant foldable, three-dimensional display systems by Trumari in 2013, a leading U.S. manufacturer and distributing source of floor and countertop displays.

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Remembering an industry legend

Andreas Messerli founded Andreas Messerli AG in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1954, and it became one of the largest tradeshow and exhibition companies in Europe and the world.

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Are You Peddling Hotdogs?

I was talking to a good friend yesterday about our changing industry.  He is a new partner in an exhibit house that has been around for about 35 years.

How to use hiring to reinforce your brand

Employees who share your values are not only great to work with – they stay longer in your company. 

Glimpsing the world of tomorrow

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke is famous for observing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For over 150 years, World’s Fairs have provided a glimpse of technological advancements and ideas that may have felt more like

Twenty years of caring

It’s an interesting thing, this tradeshow industry. We’ve had lots of conversations about how we all seem to fall into this business, from all walks of life, and once we get in, it’s hard to get out. All you have

Time to review your interview process

What can you do when the interview process you’ve used for decades fails you? When it doesn’t make it easy enough to assess each candidate accurately, or when the candidate you chose turns out to not be the best one

GREETINGS TO READERS EVERYWHERE!

This July 2014 edition pays tribute to the many people involved in moving F-R-E-I-G-H-T. The definition of freight as it relates to the tradeshow & event industry is very similar to the standard definition, but when applied directly to our

Abandoning ship

I had lunch a few weeks ago with an old college friend. He is retired from the army and has worked for a defense contractor for the last 20 years. He is planning on building a retirement villa for himself

The ARTIC emerges in Southern California

No, we are not talking about polar ice caps here, but the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, touted as “A Gateway to the Future.” This LEED Platinum Center will be an unprecedented nexus for transit of all kinds in Southern

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Interview: Alejandro Blitstein, owner, Dodecaedro S.A.

What is Dodecaedro and what is the story behind the company?

Exhibiting growing pains in India

By Kate Simms and Kelli Steckbauer

Surf expo returns to Typhoon Lagoon

Surf Expo announced the return of the industry party at Typhoon Lagoon, presented by Sanuk, Sept.5.

Freeman golf outing raises money for American Heart Association

Nearly 200 industry golfers played a scramble-style round at Cascata Golf Course in Boulder City, Nev., Aug. 25, the ninth annual tournament of its kind to benefit the American Heart Association.

Adelaide Convention Centre sees upgrades

In light of redevelopment at Adelaide Convention Centre, new and existing facilities have been brought to life with an interactive tool for planning, presentation and collaboration that allows users to navigate and visualize all three levels of the Centre.

Surf Expo featuring all-star boards and shapers

For nearly 40 years, Surf Expo has played a vital role in the global surf hardgoods market, and the show will once again pay homage to the craftsmen at the roots of surfing heritage from Sept. 4-6.

Beauty show renews with Orange County Convention Center

Beauty is on the minds of executives this week as the Premier Orlando International Beauty Show renewed its contract with the Orange County Convention Center through 2019.  

Phoenix venue receiving tech upgrade by 2015 Super Bowl

Smart City Networks, an event technology provider for convention centers and hospitality venues, is constructing a distributed antenna system (DAS) at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Los Angeles Convention Center boosts sustainable initiatives

In January, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency.

Industry associations disapprove San Diego Convention Center ruling

While San Diego Convention Center may be celebrating its victory on Aug. 15 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its right to retain exclusive in-house cleaning services, leading industry associations are voicing their condemnation of the decision.

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TISOH grad named president of ISES Las Vegas Chapter

A graduate from The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has been named president of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Las Vegas Chapter.

The Expo Group VP of Products and Services continues on E2MA board

The Expo Group, a general contractor for the exhibitions industry, announced that its vice president of Products and Services continues to serve on the Event and Exhibit Marketing Association (E2MA) board of directors.

Owensboro Convention Center welcomes executive chef

Global Spectrum, a venue management company, welcomed an award-winning chef to the Owensboro Convention Center family

National Conference Center hires interim GM

The National Conference Center, one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the U.S., named a new vice president and general manager.  

PMMI appoints EXPO PACK event director

PMMI, the owner and producer of the PACK EXPO tradeshows, hired a director of EXPO PACK Events.

Momentum Management builds accounting team with new hire

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, continues to grow with the return of a former Momentum employee to the accounting department.

Origin Event Planning hires global event logistics professional

Origin Event Planning, a Las Vegas-based event management and production company, brought on a global ME&I travel manager.

Global Spectrum welcomes F&B director to Ky. venue

Global Spectrum, a venue management company, welcomed a new director of food and beverage to Owensboro Convention Center in Kentucky.

Florida boutique hotel appoints new GM

The Alfond Inn, a112-room boutique hotel in Winter Park, Fla., appointed a new general manager.

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa hires 30-year F&B pro

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, a 473-room resort and expo center in St. Charles, Ill., selected a food and beverage director.

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