debuts as the ‘True North Installation Company’

Brian Kearns, president,, announced the opening of a new Canadian installation and dismantling company, specializing in tradeshow and architectural millwork installations.

Las Vegas Convention Center to expand onto famous Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors voted Feb. 20 to approve a contract for the purchase of the historic Riviera Hotel & Casino’s 26-acre site as the cornerstone for its planned Las Vegas Global Business

Philadelphia again hosts 2016 Democratic National Convention

After months of anticipation, Philadelphia was announced Feb. 12 as the host city for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

EXHIBITORLIVE New Product Showcase finalists announced

Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in tradeshow and corporate event marketing education, announced Feb. 11 that 43 new products are debuting at the upcoming EXHIBITORLIVE exhibition as part of its New Product Showcase.

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GES launches Trend Tracker Movement

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced that its widely popular annual Trend Tracker (TT) report has expanded into a movement and marketers are invited to participate.

Hill & Partners brings A-game for annual ‘SuperBowl’ event

Hill & Partners, an innovative team of branded environment specialists, provided custom environments for eight clients including brand new designs for Terramar Sports, Khombu and Polartec.

New meeting planning tool born from MPI and DMAI partnership

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), a meeting and event industry association with nearly 20,000 members, partnered with Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) in an effort to help MPI members and non-members with sourcing locations for meetings and events.

DoubleDutch launches event app analytics platform

On Feb. 18, DoubleDutch, an award-winning provider of mobile event applications, launched “Event Performance,” the first-of-its kind analytics platform that marketers and organizers can use to produce more effective, strategic events.

Balluun to digitize spa industry tradeshows

Balluun, the global leader in social commerce technology, announced Feb. 19 a strategic partnership with Live Love Spa, an organization representing the spa community, to create a digital marketplace for the spa and wellness industry on the Balluun 365 platform.

Frankfurt and Berlin rank high on Sustainable Cities Index

Two German cities, Frankfurt and Berlin, have made the top 10 of the new Sustainable Cities Index from ARCADIS, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm based in Amsterdam with U.S. headquarters in Colorado.

Highmark TechSystems to showcase premier mod system at EXHIBITORLIVE

Highmark TechSystems, a leading supplier and developer of advanced modular exhibit systems for exhibit designers and producers, will showcase its premier double deck and modular exhibit systems architecture at EXHIBITORLIVE, to be held March 1-5 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center

InCharged, LLC announces distribution partnership with Brightbox Inc.

Provider of customized cell phone charging solutions InCharged, LLC announced a new distribution partnership with Brightbox Inc., the industry leading platform provider of secure, intelligent cell phone charging locker solutions.

MPI releases results of Meetings Outlook 2015

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), an18,500-member global meeting and event industry association, published its Meetings Outlook 2015 Winter Edition.

Hill & Partners kicks off year with branded CES booth

Hill & Partners’ team of branded environment specialists welcomed Misfit, a wearable and smart home technology manufacturer, to its client roster of industry leaders.



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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.

How much should you save?

I have a ritual that I go through at the end of every year. I take a day or two between Christmas and New Year’s and spend it going through all of the piles and files in my home office.

Greener by degrees

Have you thought about enhancing your professional credentials by obtaining a sustainability certification or degree?

Defending against employee raiding by your competitors

One of the most common problems in maintaining a top notch staff is employee raiding on the part of a competitor.

A toast to thinking globally

When companies collaborate to decrease environmental impact, traditional barriers built on competition and profits come down, and everyone benefits.

The corner office

I’m sitting in it right now. The corner office. My corner office. My first day in my corner office. Only it doesn’t feel a whole lot different than my last office, or any other office for that matter.


Greetings to readers everywhere!

Ask the sales expert: David Callahan, owner, Unified Systems Inc.

Working in the tradeshow industry for nearly 15 years after beginning his career as an estimator, David Callahan founded Unified Systems Inc. in 2005 to provide project management and engineering services for the tradeshow industry.

Getting interviews…but no job offers?

There is no doubt that the job market is getting better.

Here’s to old friends and new

If you’ve been in this business for very long, and have traveled to the same convention cities numerous times, you probably have your favorite hangouts. And if you’ve been one of the ‘regulars’ there, no doubt you have folks who



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Inhance ups technology and involvement at EXHIBITORLIVE 2015

Inhance, a digital marketing agency that specializes in bringing complex science and technology to life, discussed what EXHIBITORLIVE 2015 participants should expect from the company:

UK-based Eventsforce opens offices in Colorado

Eventsforce, a global leader in event management software for over 10 years, initiated a permanent North American presence with new offices in Denver, Colo.

Fort Lauderdale hotel launches new meetings offering

The rebranded Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, a stylish and sophisticated retreat overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, introduced a new offer for 2015 meetings. 

Experience a change in altitude with GES at EXHIBITORLIVE!

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global service provider for live events invites attendees to experience new heights by visiting GES in booth #1423 during EXHIBITORLIVE, to take place March 1-5 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Centro Banamex in Mexico to host ICOMEX 2015

Reed Exhibitions, a global show organizer, confirmed that ICOMEX, a MICE event in Mexico and Latin America, will change venues. This year’s event is scheduled at Centro Banamex in Mexico City Aug. 25-26.

Licensing Expo increases international pavilions

Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, will welcome new Pavilions and increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.

New auction concept at National Hardware Show

RNO Exhibitions and the National Hardware Show, a home improvement tradeshow, announced Feb. 25 that both companies are officially working together on the inaugural launch of the Spring 2015 Outdoor Supply Auction to be held as a new buying opportunity

APG Displays to unveil videowalls at EXHIBITORLIVE 2015

Underscoring its commitment to providing the best videowall sub-rentals and distribution services to exhibitors worldwide, APG Displays, North America’s leading distributor of videowalls, announced Feb. 25 that they will be showcasing various all-new, easy-to-use displays at Booth #1955 during EXHIBITORLIVE

Brumark to demonstrate flooring superpowers at EXHIBITORLIVE 2015

What’s your superpower? At EXHIBITORLIVE, to be held March 2–4 in Las Vegas, Brumark, the industry’s Total Flooring Solutions provider, will show attendees how the company can be their flooring superpower and take their flooring projects to new levels.

The Venue Las Vegas scheduled for spring grand opening

Under construction in the Fremont East Entertainment District in Downtown Las Vegas, The Venue Las Vegas, a multi-million dollar 38,430-square-foot special event facility, is expected to open this spring.



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Valley Forge Tourism president steps down

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB), a sales and marketing organization, announced that its president will step down effective March 26.

Hungexpo appoints global sales manager

Hungexpo, Hungary’s biggest and most flexible venue, introduced a new international sales manager for corporate events. Balázs Szucs joined the venue in this role.

Orlando meetings executive debuts new boutique DMC

Zita Steglich-Ross, a certified meeting professional with more than 30 years of experience in sales and business development, launched a new boutique destination management company.

MPI names new COO

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), a global event and meeting industry association, selected an industry veteran as its new chief operations officer (COO).

Three Edlen Seattle employees earn promotions

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation’s largest independent electrical contractor to the convention and tradeshow industry, promoted several employees in its Seattle office.

PCMA honors Distinguished Supplier Professional of the Year

The Distinguished Supplier Professional of the Year award honors a Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) supplier who exemplifies professional excellence in their contributions to their organization, PCMA and their community. Winners have been nominated by their peers.

MG promotes director to vice president

MG, an exhibit design firm, announced the promotion of its director of global business to vice president, global & client services.

VP of sales and marketing announced at PG Exhibits

PG Exhibits, a full-service company that specializes in the design and fabrication of distinctive three-dimensional marketing environments, announced its vice president of sales and marketing.

Classic Exhibits adds to Executive Team

Classic Exhibits Inc., a the leading designer and manufacturer of portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions, announced an addition to its Executive Team.

PHLCVB announces vice president of sales

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced the hiring of its vice president of sales.

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