Bemidji State University hosts inaugural TAD Talks

Bemidji State University’s Department of Technology, Art and Design, based in Minnesota, will feature 11 presentations from U.S. business and industry leaders in its first-ever TAD Talks event.

Global Spectrum rebranding as Spectra

Comcast-Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company, announced April 27 that effective June 2, 2015, three of its business units, Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan, as well as its newest business, Digital Services, will operate under a singular,

Association of Women in Events launches

The Association of Women in Events (AWE) launched March 31 to connect and empower women in the meetings and events industry. The association serves as a collaborative community for women to share innovative ideas, build powerful professional relationships and advance

PCMA selects 2018 Convening Leaders host

Nashville, Tennessee, was selected to host the 2018 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders annual meeting.

People on the Move

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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SISO appoints new executive director

On Jan. 1, 2016, Lew Shomer, president and CEO, Shomex Productions, will hand over the reins to David Audrain, CEO, Exposition Development Company Inc. (ExpoDevCo), as executive director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), the premier organization for

SPARGO contracted by American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) appointed SPARGO Inc. as its housing management company for its 2015, 2016, and 2017 annual ASN Kidney Week meetings.

Liquid Courage: The glass half full approach to designing with water

Water features are some of the most purposely used elements in exhibit design.

Continental Shifts

“If you build it, he will come.” In the 1989 film “Field of Dreams,” this quote represented the protagonist’s overwhelming desire to construct a baseball field.

UFI names new event media partner

Radar Communications Group and its corresponding media outlets signed an agreement to become an official media partner and member of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry.

Shepard upgrades in-house technology

Shepard Exposition Services acquired an in-house fabric printer and CNC digital cutter.

Welcome to the Tradeshow Family

Judged by the products’ level of innovation and helpfulness on the job, among other pre-determined criteria, a panel of corporate marketers and exhibit/event managers evaluated submissions to the New Product Showcase at EXHIBITORLIVE, held March 1-5, 2015, at Mandalay Bay

The rallying cry of #NAMID

With 60 events organized to illustrate the value of meetings and conventions, the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) united meeting professionals across the continent on April 16.

Whitepaper promotes dynamic housing models for events industry

Experient, a firm specializing in unified registration and housing, and MGM Resorts International, in partnership with The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), have released a whitepaper explaining why dynamic housing models work for the meetings and events industry.

Hargrove designated a top fabricator in the U.S.

Hargrove Inc., the creator of world-class experiential environments, was named to Event Marketer’s Fab 50, a list that signifies the top 50 exhibit and event fabricators serving the U.S.



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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.

When and how to mention your salary expectations in the interview

Here are a few ideas about one of the toughest parts of interviewing for a new position – the salary negotiation.



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Singapore’s MICE Industry Stays Ahead of the Curve

Over the last few decades, prime locations for tradeshows and events have naturally shifted as old favorites become saturated and new destinations beckon with tremendous client opportunities.

Marketing in Latin America – A Revisit

In October 2013, I wrote an article about marketing in Latin America. We explored the differences in Latin American cultures from country to country and even within the same countries.

Church House improves onsite catering options

As Church House Conference Centre — a London event venue accommodating between two and 664 guests — launches its new menus, its general manager has reminded event organizers to think outside the box rather than accept the norm. 

Licensing Expo enters 35th year with exhibitor increase

Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, noticed an expanded lineup of new exhibitors for 2015.

JEC Americas 2015 sees 20% increase in exhibitors

From June 2-4, JEC Americas Composites Show & Conferences, the event representing Composites Manufacturing, will bring together Science & Industry from both North and South America

9-year CDS client renews contract through 2017

Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) extended its contract with its preferred registration partner, Convention Data Services (CDS) through 2017.

MPI’s WEC 2016 changes destinations

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) selected Atlantic City, N.J., as the destination for its 2016 World Education Congress (WEC).

ECEF 2015 announces new Gold Sponsor

PSAV was named a Gold Sponsor and staging provider for Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) in Washington, D.C. on May 27.

Travel leaders head to White House

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Jack Ferguson joined travel leaders from across the country at the White House on Wednesday, April 29, for a candid discussion with senior Obama Administration officials about how international trade policies affect

Middle East meeting suppliers increase bidding skills

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition center (ADNEC) hosted the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Middle East Chapter Workshop on bidding for international association meetings. Held April 22-23, the workshop included over 60 participants and 10 speakers.



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Woman on the Move


Women Leaders Who Take Charge

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) wrapped up a sold out Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) on April 8 at the Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis. The one-day program hosted more than 150 attendees and featured education sessions for women

Q&A: Hu Wei, president, Reed Exhibitions Greater China

How did you get your start at Reed Exhibitions Greater China?

MG Design promotes longtime employee

MG Design is pleased to announce the promotion of an employee from senior corporate accounts director to vice president of sales. 

MG Design expands business development team

MG Design announced a business development and SFDC specialist joined its New Business Development team.

Global Spectrum employee chosen for 30 Under 30 Class

IAVM Foundation selected the event manager of Global Spectrum at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall as a member of its 30 Under 30 Class of 2015.

Exhibit Resources president retires, aligns with Zig Zibit

Lana Calloway, president of Exhibit Resources, announced her retirement after a 40-year career in the tradeshow industry, 25 of those years as the owner and leader of Exhibit Resources, an award-winning exhibit design and production agency. 

JW Marriott Chicago hires director of event planning

The JW Marriott Chicago announced a director of event planning joined the luxury hotel. He brings a wealth of hospitality industry and experiential event knowledge to the hotel’s team.

20-year employee celebrates anniv. at Madison CVB

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), which has promoted tourism in the Wisconsin city since 1972, would like to congratulate Senior Convention Sales Manager Jeff Holcomb on his 20th anniversary with the organization.

ID3 GROUP adds two veterans to leadership team

ID3 GROUP, a full-service fabrication company, appointed two industry veterans to key leadership positions.

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