International CES founder, legend & WWII veteran passes at 92

The International CES founder, who was also a consumer electronics industry legend and WWII veteran, died from natural causes on Aug. 30 at age 92, according to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) President and CEO Gary Shapiro.

Group Delphi doubles in size and precision

Twenty-five years ago, Group Delphi was a small operation with its CEO and Founder Justin Hersh envisioning what it could become.

Coastal International loses one of its own

A nearly 20-year employee with Coastal International Orlando, Erik “Rik” Williams sadly passed away from cancer on Aug. 26.

Industry associations disapprove San Diego Convention Center ruling

While San Diego Convention Center may be celebrating its victory on Aug. 15 when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld its right to retain exclusive in-house cleaning services, leading industry associations are voicing their condemnation of the decision.

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ASAE hosts Green Safari at Omni Hotel Nashville

The first educational event of the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., wasn’t a traditional education session.

Group Delphi doubles in size and precision

Twenty-five years ago, Group Delphi was a small operation with its CEO and Founder Justin Hersh envisioning what it could become.

Classic Rental Solutions meets new challenges every day

When toy maker Cepia LLC – famous for brands such as Zhu Zhu Pets, The Happy’s and Gloe – approached ELITeXPO to design its tradeshow booth in June 2014, the event logistics and exhibit management services firm was tasked to

FWR Rental Haus splashes color with stylish furnishings

Offering unique, colorful furnishings that brighten up to 100 events or tradeshows a year, FWR Rental Haus does it all.

Successful events demand a joint effort

One of the new realities both convention centers and meeting planners need to address these days is the rapid evolution in event content and formats.

20th anniversary preview: Presence of aluminum grows on tradeshow floor

In 1935, Pabst was the first major brewer to begin selling beer in aluminum cans in America, and soon the move became a big hit. Not long after that, other brewers and soda companies quickly caught on, making the cylindrical

ShowNets’ business practices further growth

In 1997, like-minded executives, formerly of International Business Machines (IBM) and later Virtual Resources, founded ShowNets, a provider of custom Internet services.

7 must-have features to ensure a successful event app

By Tahira Endean, CMP, BHM, manager of events, QuickMobile Mobile event apps are an increasingly necessary piece of any event strategy.

The new age of exhibiting is about the brand experience

By Chad McNeal, vice president of innovation, Dimension Design As the economic downturn in the early 2000s caused brands to re-think their tradeshow and event strategy, a new era in large-scale exhibits was dawning.

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Remembering an industry legend

Andreas Messerli founded Andreas Messerli AG in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1954, and it became one of the largest tradeshow and exhibition companies in Europe and the world.

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Are You Peddling Hotdogs?

I was talking to a good friend yesterday about our changing industry.  He is a new partner in an exhibit house that has been around for about 35 years.

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

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Pennsylvania lands fourth convention due to work-rule changes

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), an organization for infection preventionists, selected the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 2019 annual conference.

PACK EXPO presents solutions-based training

The Center for Trends and Technologies (CTT) at PACK EXPO International will feature multiple education sessions, according to sponsor Rockwell Automation.

Pasadena announces unique successes for convention business

It wasn’t long ago the Pasadena Convention Center was considered to be little more than a community center hosting low-profile, local events.

Polartec presents Malden Trophy outdoor retailer show

Hill & Partners gave a helping hand to outdoor apparel leader Polartec to present the 2014 Polartec APEX Awards at the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Trade Show in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 6-9.

1st annual Hello Kitty Con set for Los Angeles

Sanrio, the designer, licensor and producer of Hello Kitty, has revealed details for Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first official Hello Kitty fan convention in the world.

St. Charles’ Q Center manager named

Following an effort by conference hotel owners to find a more diversified and profitable business model, the manager of the Q Center in St. Charles, Ill. has been announced.

Nimlok Chicago expands to Des Plaines

With the snip of a large, bright red ribbon, Des Plaines Mayor Matthew Bogusz helped celebrate the opening of Nimlok Chicago’s new headquarters at 111 W. Rawls Road in Des Plaines. Ill..

Interview: Alejandro Blitstein, owner, Dodecaedro S.A.

What is Dodecaedro and what is the story behind the company?

Exhibiting growing pains in India

By Kate Simms and Kelli Steckbauer

Surf expo returns to Typhoon Lagoon

Surf Expo announced the return of the industry party at Typhoon Lagoon, presented by Sanuk, Sept.5.

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ALHI meets client demand with new sales executive

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a provider of meeting planning resources, expanded its sales team with a regional vice president of sales for the South region.  

TISOH grad named president of ISES Las Vegas Chapter

A graduate from The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has been named president of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Las Vegas Chapter.

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.

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