J.D. Power recognizes GES National Servicenter

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global, full-service provider for live events, announced that the GES National Servicenter has been recognized by J.D.

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.

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I&D Series

Top Story

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?

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.



Top Story

J.D. Power recognizes GES National Servicenter

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global, full-service provider for live events, announced that the GES National Servicenter has been recognized by J.D.

Clarion Events acquires a share of Urban Expositions

Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the UK has become a majority partner in the company.

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.



Top Story

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.



Top Story

Thailand on the path to recovery following explosion

Following the explosion incident in Bangkok on Aug. 17, global and national tourism authorities have stepped up to support Thailand’s continuing appeal as one of the world’s premier tourist and business event destinations.

Church House accredited as Living Wage employer

Church House Conference Centre, one of London’s most versatile conference and event venues, has achieved accreditation as a Living Wage employer. 

TCEB becomes global partner for ibtm events

ibtm events, the world’s leading showcase for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is to become the official ibtm events Global Partner across its portfolio of events on five continents.

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.



Top Story

Armodilo adds director of sales and marketing

Armodilo Display Solutions announces a new Director of Sales and Marketing.

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.

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