The Snapshot: George R. Brown Convention Center

During a past trip to Houston, Texas, I witnessed George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC) Director of Operations David Osterhout proudly proclaim “Flexibility is our theme.”

Budding designers chase exhibit careers after FIT

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what 13 graduate exhibit design students from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presented at their 2015 Thesis Capstone Event in New York City on May 15 expressed more than a

BlueHive Media Management goes live

On June 23, BlueHive Strategic Environments became the first and only exhibit house to launch a media management agency.

When the tradeshow industry meets academia

Nearly 80 participants from 13 countries gathered at the International Summer University for Trade Fair Management (ISU) to mark the biggest education event for UFI, the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organizers and exhibition center operators.

People on the Move

Soon you will be at the Exhibit City News People on the Move page. In the meantime, do you recognize anyone?             Many tradeshow professionals have changed positions, been promoted or joined a new company.

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CIC unveils new format for annual awards celebration

On Oct. 13, Convention Industry Council (CIC) will be illuminating the night brighter than the Las Vegas Strip as it unveils the new format for the Hall of Leaders and Pacesetter Awards celebration at LIGHT Night Club at Mandalay Bay

Salary survey reveals marketers losing ground

Exhibitor Media Group, the award-winning leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, announced the results of its 29th Annual Salary Survey, finding that compensation hasn’t kept pace with the increasing cost of living.

First Impressions Matter: Creating a visual impact

When it comes to tradeshow displays, the first impression is a lasting one. The design of a booth is critical for any exhibitor, and every little detail counts.

5 Ways to Attract Big Crowds to Your Booth

In the tradeshow industry, to establish yourself as an innovative commodity, you must make your company stand out. The basics of a good exhibit are straightforward – offer some freebies, make your services clear, display visuals and have a knowledgeable

The Tradeshow Triangle

CDS makes each group it serves a priority

Budding designers chase exhibit careers after FIT

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what 13 graduate exhibit design students from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presented at their 2015 Thesis Capstone Event in New York City on May 15 expressed more than a

A Meeting of the Minds

Canada’s meetings industry day sparks #NAMID  

FIT Alumni in the Field

When the student becomes the master (of arts)


The ImageMate Reader/Writer is a great accessory for professional photographers on the go.



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‘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

Need to Hire A Recruiter?

When companies begin, no matter how small and on how many “shoestrings” – if they begin in mother-in-law’s garage or basement family room – money and funding are in short supply.



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Hyderabad in India wins bid to host SciGenom Congress

Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) CEO Jalil (Gary) Khan announced that Hyderabad, a city located in India’s Telangana state, has won the bid to host SciGenom Congress in October 2015.

LVCVA joins Nevada Gov eMarketplace

The purchasing department at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has joined other government agencies in using Nevada Gov eMarketplace (NGEM.)

ExCeL London named Venue of the Year

ExCeL London won the coveted ‘Venue of the Year’ award at the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards on June 26 at London’s Grosvenor House.

The Snapshot: George R. Brown Convention Center

During a past trip to Houston, Texas, I witnessed George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC) Director of Operations David Osterhout proudly proclaim “Flexibility is our theme.”

The London Welcome

London has become one of the hottest meetings destinations in the world as indicated by its No. 6 position on International Congress and Convention Association’s 2014 world rankings list.

Sunset Transportation expands to North Las Vegas

Sunset Transportation has chosen North Las Vegas as the location of its latest expansion project.

Louisiana facilitates government-employee event participation

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau in Louisiana and Your Military Reunion Connection partnered to host a military reunion planners workshop at Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City, May 5-8, 2016.

Buyers granted one-badge access to Las Vegas Market and ASD

Las Vegas Market and ASD Marketweek announced a first-ever collaboration called TWO FOR TUESDAY, bringing together the collective resources of two major tradeshows and thousands of resources.

Hargrove contracted for event at the White House

Hargrove Inc., creator of world-class experiential environments for events, tradeshows and exhibits, will once again support the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO) Fourth of July concert and festivities.

IMEX America 2015 expands education program

IMEX America, now in its fifth year, will once again offer a wide range of valuable and inspiring new ideas, knowledge and experiences through its education program when it takes place in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo and The



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Amy Sondrup named to two year term on HCEA Board

Amy Sondrup, managing director, Access TCA has been named to the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) board of directors.

Andaz Wall Street appoints sales & marketing director

Andaz Wall Street, the only hotel situated on Wall Street in New York, welcomed a new director of sales and marketing who will generate revenue for the hotel through room bookings, meetings, weddings and events.

Louisiana convention and tourism bureau appoints sales assistant

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, the official visitor information center for visitors to the Shreveport-Bossier metro area in Louisiana, hired a convention and tourism sales assistant.

Pasadena facility manager hires three employees

Three new employees joined the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC) last month to fill vital roles with the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) and at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Louisville CVB Commission welcomes new member

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the appointment of a new member to the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission.

Mirror Show Management increases staff by five

Mirror Show Management, a woman-owned exhibit design and customer experience firm located in Webster, N.Y., hired five new employees.

GES announces promotions of U.S. Sales team

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced the promotions of several experienced leaders on its U.S Exhibition Sales team.

MG Design hires global tradeshow executive

MG Design, which offers exhibit design and event management services, added a new senior global business development executive.

Florida hotel-convention center adds event meeting manager

Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center, the largest combination hotel and convention center between Atlanta and Orlando, has added a social catering specialist and event meeting manager.

Former LVCC chef opens global-themed restaurant

Chef Jesus Cibrian and Pastry Chef Leslie Cibrian, both of whom formerly worked at Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), are hosting a Grand Opening Launch of La Rue Marché Café restaurant and market.

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