NADA Convention heading for Las Vegas every other year

National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) board of directors announced that the NADA and ATD Convention and Expo, considered the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year,” will be held in Las Vegas every two years instead of once every four years.

Canadian government to invest in International Trade Centre

The City of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, may be welcoming a 150,000 square-foot International Trade Centre, announced July 23.

SISO Event Innovation Battlefield selects finalists

This is the third year for Society of Independent Show Organizers’ (SISO) Event Innovation Battlefield, and this year, the nominating committee has chosen four finalists from more than 50 organizations that applied.

FreemanXP creates interactive exhibit for drupa 2016

Visitors to drupa 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will experience an exciting new approach to innovation in print when they stop by the drupa cube.

Reclaiming Glory

Sydney’s conventions industry makes a comeback

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E2MA 2015 board members elected

At the Red Diamond Congress held July 20-22 near Boston, Mass., Exhibit & Event Marketer Association (E2MA), an organization for corporate marketers and their suppliers in the face-to-face marketing medium, elected its 2015 officers and welcomed several new members to

First Time and Inexperienced Exhibitors

Welcome to the last part of the 3-part series. If you didn’t read Part 1 or Part 2, go read them!

CEIR reveals landmark study on exhibitor ROI and metrics

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), an organization that serves to advance the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events, announced a new landmark study that provides an in-depth look at how exhibitors evaluate the

IAEE partners with Malaysia-based MACEOS

International Association of Exhibitions and Event (IAEE) and the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (MACEOS) have entered into an agreement to extend their offerings to members of both organizations in the interest of advancing the exhibitions

AmpliVox introduces compact PA system for events

AmpliVox Sound Systems introduced its new SW300 Mity-Lite PA system, a compact PA that maximizes portability and versatility for rooms up to 1,500 square feet and event audiences of up to 350.

Blue Telescope wins 3 Summit Creative Awards

Blue Telescope, the interactive exhibit agency, has been honored with three 2015 Summit Creative Awards.

HCEA calls for presentation proposals

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) is looking for medical meeting and healthcare convention marketing experts to submit presentation proposals.

Display Supply & Lighting introduces LED Driver Converter

Display Supply & Lighting Inc. (DS&L), a leader in lighting, supply products and product selection and installation oversight services, introduced its LED Driver Converter designed to convert most of DS&L’s MR16 style fixtures to work with virtually any LED replacement

ICCA hosts hybrid workshop: #AssociationBidding

Strategic objectives are crucial in successful association bidding, emotional factors are still important in the final decision, but associations are paying even more attention to their bottom-line results.

Breaking Down Booth Elements

A tradeshow gives your business the chance to reach a wide variety of customers, and the right show can explode your business with leads – but you need to make sure you are presenting your company in the best possible

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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.

Together everyone achieves more

My first exposure to the phrase ‘together everyone achieves more’ came in 1985. 

Do I have to ask for a raise?

What an awful thought—asking for a raise.

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

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St. Charles Convention Center celebrates 10 years

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Spectra Venue Management’s Saint Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Mo., as well as numerous achievements along the way.

Halifax Convention Centre opening 2017

The Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, is part of the Nova Centre, a 1 million square-foot, mixed-used development including a hotel, financial tower and retail space.

NADA Convention heading for Las Vegas every other year

National Automobile Dealers Association’s (NADA) board of directors announced that the NADA and ATD Convention and Expo, considered the “Automotive Industry Event of the Year,” will be held in Las Vegas every two years instead of once every four years.

IPEC Events Venue opens in Las Vegas

International Peace Education Center (IPEC) Events Venue, a first-of-its-kind freestanding events facility located near McCarran International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip, will open in summer 2015.

Canadian government to invest in International Trade Centre

The City of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada, may be welcoming a 150,000 square-foot International Trade Centre, announced July 23.

IMEX: Technology to drive innovation in meetings industry

Technology is the sector set to deliver the next major innovation in the meetings industry, according to research of more than 800 buyers and suppliers at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt.

tmf dialogue marketing partners with Iberian MICE Forums

tmf dialogue marketing announced the co-operation with a new partner and client, the Iberian MICE Forums.

Barbican closes £1million worth of contracts

The Barbican, Europe’s largest combined conference and arts venue, has confirmed it sealed £1m of contracts last week as its profile increases dramatically on an international scale.

Valve World Americas 2015 sets new record

The third staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas was a resounding success.

PHLCVB supports MPI’s healthcare meetings course

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced its commitment to support Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and its Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) course, signing on as the title sponsor of the HMCC program for one year.

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OCTANORM names West Coast regional sales manager

OCTANORM USA Inc., a provider of structural building systems used worldwide in the design and fabrication of custom exhibits and displays, announced its Western United States Regional Sales Manager.

ESA appoints new executive director

Event Safety Alliance, a non-profit safety trade organization serving the needs of the live event industry, announced the appointment its executive director.

Association of Women in Events holds inaugural board meeting

The Association of Women in Events (AWE) officially announced its Inaugural Board of Directors, and held the first board meeting on July 23 at Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

MG Design adds new account director

MG Design, a provider of exhibit and event services, announced the promotion of an employee to Account Director.

AFR appoints chief branding officer

AFR Furniture Rental, a provider of tradeshow and event furnishings, posted a new blog introducing its new and familiar chief branding officer, Tricia Schmitt.

Walt Disney convention hotel appoints sales director

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, a nationally respected and recognized leader in the convention hotel arena, promoted an employee to associate director of sales.

Balluun expands board and management team

Balluun, the global leader in social commerce technology, reinforces its strategic as well as operative level. At its stockholders’ meeting in Zurich on July 24, two new members of the Board of Directors as well as the new CFO were

Circle TPR brings in new talent for Southern California

Circle TPR, an added value production agency, hired three new employees to support its Southern California team.

Experience Columbus names new VP of sales

Experience Columbus, the Ohio city’s official destination marketing organization, promoted its senior director of convention sales to vice president of sales.

Visit Saint Paul introduces two new hires

Visit Saint Paul, the Minnesota city’s official destination marketing organization, hired two new employees. Nick Cusick is the new marketing and media relations manager and Magdalene Nitschke is the member marketing & communications manager.

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