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Graduate Exhibition Design Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Insurance risk survey illustrates top concerns among #eventprofs

A survey on risk, carried out by the International Special Events Society (ISES) and specialist insurance provider HCC Specialty (HCC) has found that failure of vendors and sub-contractors top the list of concerns by event professionals when choosing insurance.

IMEX Frankfurt focuses on attendee wellbeing

A new wellbeing focus introduced at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt is set to help buyers stay healthy and rejuvenated during their busy days at the show.

Bemidji State University hosts inaugural TAD Talks

Bemidji State University’s Department of Technology, Art and Design, based in Minnesota, will feature 11 presentations from U.S. business and industry leaders in its first-ever TAD Talks event.

Global Spectrum rebranding as Spectra

Comcast-Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company, announced April 27 that effective June 2, 2015, three of its business units, Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan, as well as its newest business, Digital Services, will operate under a singular,

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Flooring the Competition with Rentals

Rentals are commonplace in the tradeshow industry, but of the few suppliers specializing in modular flooring, only one company offers rentals to show management and exhibitors.

Follow the Leader: Nomadic Display introduces a series of firsts

From the moment Theodore “Ted” Zeigler founded Nomadic Display in October 1975, ‘flexibility’ arose as the heart of its operations so it could better serve customers.

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Graduate Exhibition Design Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Structural Integrity: Extrusions innovation makes the world go round

Every entrepreneur has heard this statement — In order for a new product to be successful, it needs to solve a problem.

Creating Buzz for a Decade

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of BlueHive

Insurance risk survey illustrates top concerns among #eventprofs

A survey on risk, carried out by the International Special Events Society (ISES) and specialist insurance provider HCC Specialty (HCC) has found that failure of vendors and sub-contractors top the list of concerns by event professionals when choosing insurance.

UFI and SISO expand partnership

Two associations — one for the global exhibition industry and another for North American for-profit organizers — extended their six-year-old collaboration agreement.

SISO appoints new executive director

On Jan. 1, 2016, Lew Shomer, president and CEO, Shomex Productions, will hand over the reins to David Audrain, CEO, Exposition Development Company Inc. (ExpoDevCo), as executive director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), the premier organization for

SPARGO contracted by American Society of Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) appointed SPARGO Inc. as its housing management company for its 2015, 2016, and 2017 annual ASN Kidney Week meetings.

Liquid Courage: The glass half full approach to designing with water

Water features are some of the most purposely used elements in exhibit design.

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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.

Personal Branding

I was at the Exhibitor show, standing at the bar talking to a couple of industry friends about why we come to this event, and what we – and our companies – get out of being here.

Good food meets good deeds

Sometimes, making environmentally conscientious business choices means shopping in your own back yard.

Concerned about responses to your resume?

Even though there is some “recovery” in the air, so many resumes still come in for a single job opening that companies have trouble finding the best candidate.

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.

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dmg events enjoys Massive May

The Hotel Show Saudi, which ended May 5, has marked the beginning of dmg events Massive May Show series.

IMEX Frankfurt focuses on attendee wellbeing

A new wellbeing focus introduced at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt is set to help buyers stay healthy and rejuvenated during their busy days at the show.

UFI Catering Forum welcomed by ExCeL London

Officials from ExCeL London, an exhibition venue, are delighted to have hosted from April 23-24 the UFI Catering Forum, a catering tour taking place for the first time in London.

RECon 2015 expands digital presence

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has unveiled a digital strategy for RECon 2015, the world’s largest conference for the retail real estate industry, to be held May 17-20 in Las Vegas.

New Orleans to enhance events with $65M project

New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Authority), the governing board of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, has approved a resolution to begin construction on a linear park along Convention Center Blvd., from Poydras St. to Henderson St.

ESA to offer entry-level event safety training

Event Safety Alliance, a promoter of safety during live event production, launched its Event Safety Access Training (ESAT) in conjunction with the 2016 Tour Link Conference, a gathering place for tour professionals.

Singapore’s MICE Industry Stays Ahead of the Curve

Over the last few decades, prime locations for tradeshows and events have naturally shifted as old favorites become saturated and new destinations beckon with tremendous client opportunities.

Marketing in Latin America – A Revisit

In October 2013, I wrote an article about marketing in Latin America. We explored the differences in Latin American cultures from country to country and even within the same countries.

Church House improves onsite catering options

As Church House Conference Centre — a London event venue accommodating between two and 664 guests — launches its new menus, its general manager has reminded event organizers to think outside the box rather than accept the norm. 

Licensing Expo enters 35th year with exhibitor increase

Licensing Expo, the world’s largest and most influential licensing industry event, noticed an expanded lineup of new exhibitors for 2015.

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DoubleDutch appointee to help grow global partnerships

DoubleDutch, a provider of mobile event applications, appointed a senior director of channel to lead and grow channel partnerships globally.

Freeman aims to achieve industry goals with new CMO

Freeman, a global company for live engagements, named a new chief marketing officer who plans to help the company continue to grow as well as create new ways to look at and measure tradeshows and events.

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Women Leaders Who Take Charge

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) wrapped up a sold out Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) on April 8 at the Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis. The one-day program hosted more than 150 attendees and featured education sessions for women

Q&A: Hu Wei, president, Reed Exhibitions Greater China

How did you get your start at Reed Exhibitions Greater China?

MG Design promotes longtime employee

MG Design is pleased to announce the promotion of an employee from senior corporate accounts director to vice president of sales. 

MG Design expands business development team

MG Design announced a business development and SFDC specialist joined its New Business Development team.

Global Spectrum employee chosen for 30 Under 30 Class

IAVM Foundation selected the event manager of Global Spectrum at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall as a member of its 30 Under 30 Class of 2015.

Exhibit Resources president retires, aligns with Zig Zibit

Lana Calloway, president of Exhibit Resources, announced her retirement after a 40-year career in the tradeshow industry, 25 of those years as the owner and leader of Exhibit Resources, an award-winning exhibit design and production agency. 

JW Marriott Chicago hires director of event planning

The JW Marriott Chicago announced a director of event planning joined the luxury hotel. He brings a wealth of hospitality industry and experiential event knowledge to the hotel’s team.

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