Cincinnati introduces a colorful world of lighting opportunities

Conventions coming to any town are known for making a major economic impact.

Owning graphics printing equipment: Why or why not?

In the tradeshow industry, there are multiple sources or providers for graphics – display and exhibit houses, and of course, full-service graphics production companies.

The great global AV consolidation trend of 2014

Fall 2014 illustrated that the global competition among large companies providing in-house audio-visual (AV) services is fierce.

Laborinc.ca debuts as the ‘True North Installation Company’

Brian Kearns, president, Laborinc.ca, 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

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CEIR releases Marketing Spend Decision report

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), an organization providing industry-leading research on the North American exhibitions and events industry globally, announced March 3 the release of its report, The Marketing Spend Decision.

MobileLeads launched innovative lead management platform

MobileLeads, LLC (MLeads), a Lansdale, Penn.-based company, launched its new version of the mobile app at the EXHIBITORLIVE Conference, the trade show and corporate event industry’s top-rated educational conference taking place March 1-5, 2015, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Kaon Interactive partners with custom exhibit houses

Kaon Interactive, the leading provider of interactive 3D product marketing and sales applications, announced March 2 a strategic partnership program for custom exhibit houses to further strengthen their ability to serve customers at tradeshows.

A $20M open-air event venue rises in Las Vegas

Maintaining its status as the No. 1 tradeshow and entertainment destination seems to come easy for Las Vegas, especially as many of the city’s own private companies continue to develop event and exhibition spaces.

Bright ideas from Brightbox

Brightbox Inc., a B2B kiosk technology solutions company, works closely with show organizers, exhibitors and event integrators to provide secure charging solutions for mobile devices. Secure, engaging and interactive, the Brightbox mobile platform is more than a convenient charging service

30-year strong Corporate Communications celebrates every day

Five years into a successful career as an exhibit manager, Robert “Bob” Dobinski shocked his bosses by leaving to start Corporate Communications Inc. (CorpCom) in 1985.

Cincinnati introduces a colorful world of lighting opportunities

Conventions coming to any town are known for making a major economic impact.

Transit Air Cargo customers like family

A family-owned and -operated business, Transit Air Cargo treats customers and employees like one of their own.

Three perspectives on show management

From the Show Organizer Organizing a show is no small task. Raymond Bianchi, senior director of exhibitions, IDEAg Group of American Farm Bureau, knows this firsthand. His team produces the second largest group of agricultural events in the U.S. Approximately

How far have we really come?

How things change. And stay the same.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Trump Chicago adds 3 event spaces

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago announced March 3 the build-out of three new, luxurious event spaces to will be revealed spring 2015.

IFES WORLD SUMMIT 2015

The World of Live Marketing will be meeting in Vienna on June 24-26, 2015

U.S. vs. Canada: Is there a difference when exhibiting?

It’s been asked to me a few times – I have a show in Canada, what do I do?

Destination Asia

Asia is leading the world’s growth in the Meetings, incentives, conferences & exhibitions (MICE) industry. It is one of the fastest developing regions in the world and is poised for further expansion as it faces a relatively positive economic environment.

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.

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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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