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.

IAPCO contributes multi-billion euros impact to meetings industry

International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO), a non-profit organization representing meeting and event organizers, released key facts highlighting the continual growth of its members and the economic impact of the meetings they organize. 

Advocating Exhibitions Day on two fronts

By this point, most event and exhibition professionals have at least a general knowledge of the key issues that were brought to the forefront by Exhibitions Mean Business’ Exhibitions Day on June 9 in Washington, D.C.

Montréal named leading convention city in the Americas

For the fourth straight year, Montréal ranks first in the Americas for international association events, ahead of New York, Washington and Buenos Aires, according to the Union of International Association’s (UIA) International Meetings Statistics Report for the Year 2014.

Inaugural CES Asia proves show-stopping

International CES, held annually in Las Vegas, is one of the biggest and most well-known tradeshows across the globe. Owned and produced by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), its first satellite show took place May 25-27 at Shanghai New International Expo

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PCMA gears up for biannual medical summit

Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) biannual Global Medical Meetings Summit will be held Nov. 13-16, 2015, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SourceOne Events expands partnership with West Park Productions

SourceOne Events, an exhibition services contractor, partnered with event management company, West Park Productions.

What color is your conference location?

Meeting and event planners’ days consist of making countless decisions from venue and equipment to decorations and team building activities. Now at the top of their list of considerations is environmental sustainability.

UBM EMEA honored with UFI Marketing Award

UBM EMEA, a leading B2B Events, Publications and Digital Media, won this year’s UFI Marketing Award with its entry for “personalized marketing.” The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) is the association of the world’s leading tradeshow organizers and

Association of Women in Events selects founding board members

Association of Women in Events, which launched in March 2015, has announced its founding board of directors.

beMatrix USA to open new facility in 2016

beMatrix USA, a provider of exhibit frame systems and value-added hardware, has experienced supercharged growth since it was incorporated nearly three years ago on July 1, 2012.

IAPCO contributes multi-billion euros impact to meetings industry

International Association of Professional Congress Organizers (IAPCO), a non-profit organization representing meeting and event organizers, released key facts highlighting the continual growth of its members and the economic impact of the meetings they organize. 

Hargrove Perspective blog launches

Hargrove Inc., the creator of world-class experiential environments, launched ‘Hargrove Perspective,’ a blog dedicated to sharing expertise and ideas in the exhibits, tradeshow and events industries.

Best Booth Winners announced at HCEA Annual Meeting

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA), the only association solely dedicated to improving the effectiveness and promoting the value of all conventions, meetings and exhibitions for the healthcare industry, annually conducts the Best Booth Contest for exhibitors at its Annual

Exhibitions Day takes it to the Hill

A total of 112 participants from 19 states held 99 meetings with members of Congress on the second annual Exhibitions Day, held June 9. Exhibitions Mean Business (EMB), a campaign that represents the collective voice of the exhibitions and events

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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.

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.

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St. Charles Convention Center named a Top Workplace

St. Charles Convention Center was named one of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces, according to the June 28, 2015 publication.

The Freight Dude opens new Atlanta area facility

The Freight Dude, a transportation broker specializing in tradeshow and exhibit freight, opened a new office near Atlanta on June 15.

Upcoming Liverpool venue books 15 tradeshows

UK’s newest events venue – Exhibition Centre Liverpool – has confirmed 15 exhibitions as part of its launch program, generating millions in economic benefit for the region.

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.

JEC Asia 2015 to highlight $31.8B Asian composites market

The event for Asia composites industry will hold its 8th annual session at the SUNTEC Center in Singapore from Oct. 20-22. Business Opportunities in Asia is the event theme.

ShowNets named exclusive Internet provider for Pittsburgh convention center

ShowNets, a provider of custom Internet services for tradeshows and events, announced it will be the exclusive provider of Internet and Wi-Fi services for David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

New leadership infuses life in National Conference Center

Anyone driving by The National Conference Center or West Belmont Place knows there’s a lot going on at the property.

ICC Sydney to undergo test run prior to grand opening

At an industry showcase of the convention, exhibition and entertainment destination in Sydney, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) confirmed it would run at least 20 events to test and commission every centimeter of the venue over a three-month period

ibtm world 2015 opens trade visitor registration

Trade visitor registration is now open for ibtm world (previously EIBTM), the leading global event for the meeting and events industry.

EXPO PACK México exceeds records

The 30th Anniversary edition of EXPO PACK México closed June 19 as the largest and most international edition in its history, according to show owner and producer PMMI, the association for packaging and processing technologies.

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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.

HCEA elects officers and directors

Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) announced its officers and directors at the 2015 HCEA Annual Meeting, June 20-23, in Denver, Colo.

VisitPittsburgh sales director honored for contributions

The national sales director of VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County, was honored by Pittsburgh Society of Association Executives (PSAE).

Reed Exhibitions chairman to retire by year’s end

The chairman of Reed Exhibitions (RX), an event organizer, will retire at the end of 2015. 

MPI names 2015 RISE Award recipients

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the recipients of this year’s RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards.

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