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,

OKC CVB rebrands and reveals new campaign

Not only selling Oklahoma City as a visitor and meetings destination, the Oklahoma Convention and Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) has also stepped up promotion of itself.

San Diego Convention Center Corp. wins court appeal from vendor

United National Maintenance (UNM) brought a lawsuit against San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC), is a public benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to exclusively manage and operate the 2.6 million square-foot waterfront facility. UNM, a vendor

The Freight Dude takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On Aug. 19, employees of The Freight Dude took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at a local truck stop.

DSL Group takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies, which includes Display Supply & Lighting Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution Inc., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

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QuickMobile adds services to expedite event app roll out

QuickMobile, a recognized global leader in mobile event apps, expanded its services and support for enterprise multi-event customers.

Ace Exhibits named fast-growing company four times

For the fourth year in a row, Ace Exhibits, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer and retailer of tradeshow display products, earned recognition on Inc. magazine’s 2014 fastest-growing companies list.

DSL Group takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies, which includes Display Supply & Lighting Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution Inc., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Freeman receives fifth customer service recognition

Freeman has been recognized for contact center operation customer service excellence with its live phone channel for a fifth consecutive year under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center ProgramSM.

Seven ways to maximize your ROI at tradeshows

In the age of smart phones and social media, tradeshows are still one of the most effective marketing channels your company’s services and products can utilize to drive brand awareness and gain new customers. After paying for booth space, your

CDS Displays twice re-launches website due to great results

Corporate Display Specialties (CDS Displays), a Stratford, Conn.-based provider of custom, portable and modular tradeshow displays, once again re-launched its website CDSdisplays.com after seeing two years of national growth from its previous re-launch in 2012.

Corporate exhibitors ‘Take the Pledge’ at RDC 2014

The Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) Red Diamond Congress is an event for the entire community of exhibit and event industry professionals specifically designed to build bridges of connection and opportunity through education and networking.

Orbus announces new exhibitors catalog

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group announced a new rental exhibit program and more than 100 rental display solutions in a new catalog.

Bizzabo announces significant investor funding

With participants including Kaedan Capital, AfterDox and Gigi Levy, Bizzabo – a networking platform and event app – announced a recent multi-million dollar funding investment.

CEIR offers insight into the minds of young attendees

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), which oversees research on the exhibitions industry, teamed with Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) to produce “2014 Young Professional Attendee Needs and Preferences Study.”

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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

The right way to build a sales force

While placing top sales people continues to be one of our top efforts, I am particularly concerned when I see clients more interested in shortcuts to ”buying” business than in growing their own sales force, and developing healthy sales they can call

The price of beauty

As a die-hard fashionista, I hated to learn that fashion is the world’s third most environmentally damaging industry.

Changing the rules

I remember sitting down to play the Shoots and Ladders games with my daughter many years ago.

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Experient raises over 7k for ‘Pack for Impact’ charity event

Experient, a source for integrated meeting and event solutions, hosted its annual charity event — the 6th Annual Pack for Impact in Denver on July 23.

Tropicana Las Vegas expanding convention facilities

Meeting and convention facilities inside Tropicana Las Vegas, a DoubleTree Hilton property on the Las Vegas Strip, will expand to 100,000 square feet by March 1, 2015.

Atlantic City casino closings spur convention business

Atlantic City officials responding to the upcoming closings of the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino on Aug. 31, Revel on Sept. 2 and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on Sept. 16, are turning to non-gaming revenue and economic development

Fabulous Food Show features fresh food, fresh talent

The 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, from Nov. 14-16.  

Dubai becomes first outside of Asia to host IDA Meeting

After a two-year investigatory process organized by the Worldwide Chinese Life Insurance Congress, Dubai won the bid to host the 2015 International Dragon Award (IDA) Annual Meeting, held Aug. 22-25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.

GES debuts new wall system at MAGIC

General services contractor Global Experience Specialists (GES) stepped up to the plate at MAGIC, a leading digital marketplace of fashion retail buyers and brands, held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on Aug. 18-20.

2015 Storage Visions Conference partners with Young Engineers Conference

The 14th annual Storage Visions Conference will partner with the IEEE Region 6 Young Engineers Conference Jan. 3-4, 2015, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.  

‘Super Team in Asia’ campaign to promote Taiwanese incentive travel

MEET TAIWAN, sponsored by Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), is promoting Taiwan as the top-of-mind destination for incentive travel in Asia with its “Super Team in Asia” Campaign through a roadshow

OKC CVB rebrands and reveals new campaign

Not only selling Oklahoma City as a visitor and meetings destination, the Oklahoma Convention and Visitors Bureau (OKC CVB) has also stepped up promotion of itself.

San Diego Convention Center Corp. wins court appeal from vendor

United National Maintenance (UNM) brought a lawsuit against San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC), is a public benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to exclusively manage and operate the 2.6 million square-foot waterfront facility. UNM, a vendor

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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.

MGM produced Hall of Leaders Gala becomes awards finalist

Convention Industry Council’s 2013 Hall of Leaders Gala, which was produced by Lenny Talarico, CSEP and his team at MGM Resorts Event Productions, is a finalist for an ISES Espirit Award in the Best Event with a Legacy category.

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