New York’s Brooklyn Expo Center on the horizon

Offering access to New York City as well as exhibition and event space is the upcoming Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Green Tip – Show your green spirit for Earth Day 2014

They say that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Embrace this insightfully green adage and reduce your exhibit’s carbon footprint after the show by repurposing whatever is left over, rather than throwing it away.

Orbus anticipates summer opening of Ill. facility

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, a leading trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions, announced an update on the construction of the company’s new 350,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Woodridge, Ill.

Las Vegas ranked No. 1 for 20th year

Named the No. 1 tradeshow destination for the 20th consecutive year, Las Vegas received top honors from Trade Show News Network’s (TSNN) “2013 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States” list for hosting 53 of the largest shows.

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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UFI names 2014 ICT/Operations competition winners

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, organizes annual industry-wide competitions to recognize and reward the best initiatives in a variety of related areas.

ECN Live! Week of Apr. 21-25, 2014

Exhibitions Day a first by IAEE; Orbus relocating its Illinois location this summer. 

No ‘I’ in “The Green Edge”

Just like there is no ‘I’ in team, there also isn’t one in green.

CEIR report: Exhibition Floor Interaction

Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s (CEIR) latest report, “Exhibition Floor Interaction: What Attendees Want,” documents attendee floor interaction preferences at business-to-business exhibitions.

CEIR studies attendee preferences

Studying the subject of attendee preferences, Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released a white paper examining segmented marketing.

IMEX marks Earth Day in reporting overall sustainability increase

Recognizing the 2014 observance of Earth Day, the IMEX Group released its annual IMEX America Sustainability Report, noting a 9 percent improvement in sustainable event standards among participants and partners.

Germany shares sustainability commitments on Earth Day

The Germany Convention Bureau‘s (GCB) sustainability seminar program landed the UNESCO award for “Project of the UN Decade.” 

Tradeshow Logic launches disaster-preparedness service

Tradeshow Logic, a full-service event solutions firm, added disaster-preparedness planning to its growing menu of meeting, event and tradeshow services.

Green Tip – Show your green spirit for Earth Day 2014

They say that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Embrace this insightfully green adage and reduce your exhibit’s carbon footprint after the show by repurposing whatever is left over, rather than throwing it away.

Stepping stones

I recently was asked to speak at the Design Department of my alma mater- Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, Ill.

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Las Vegas’ Container Park – A place of being green

Former mayor Oscar Goodman imagined a downtown Las Vegas for locals and local businesses.

March madness

By the time you read this, it will most likely be over.

How you can avoid a major hiring pitfall

When you are in the market to add to your staff, timing and confidence can become most important factors in avoiding the pitfall of a prolonged search.

Big Events – Big sustainability challenges

February 2014 saw a month of mega sporting events, including the XXII Olympic Winter Games and Super Bowl XLVIII. Such globally watched events are prone to scrutiny as expectations about the sustainability of large venues and the events they host

Working together for a better result

Centers and their clients are both facing bigger challenges these days as they are often having to deal with ever more complex events and higher delegate expectations in a time of reduced resources.

GREETING TO READERS EVERYWHERE!

Having just returned from EuroShop in Düsseldorf, Germany (held every three years), I will barely have time to get over the jetlag before playing host city for The EXHIBITOR Show and GlobalShop.

Sometimes we do know what we’re talking about

Most of the time, our clients listen to – and follow – our advice on tradeshow logistics planning. But sometimes they don’t.

Is your candidate a “gem” or an imitation?

Having started my recruiting career years ago, I have weathered numerous recessions.

Who needs a rest?

It’s early January, a Sunday evening, and I’m sitting in a hotel room writing this column, wishing I was somewhere else.

The Green Scene in 2014

This is a good time to examine a few of the noteworthy green happenings that we can look forward to in the coming year, including the adoption of the new APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standard and this year’s top 10

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New York’s Brooklyn Expo Center on the horizon

Offering access to New York City as well as exhibition and event space is the upcoming Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Amsterdam RAI sees profits increase in 2013

Amsterdam RAI achieved a net result in 2013 of € 3.3 million (2012: € 2.1 million).

Pharma EXPO makes Las Vegas debut

PACK EXPO owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announce their joint venture, Pharma EXPO.

Jay Leno to appear at PACK EXPO 2014

Returning to PACK EXPO 2014 is PACK gives Back, supporting the K9 for Warriors.

LVCVA recognized with financial reporting award

Picking up another recognition for financial reporting is the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

The Meetings Show partners with EVCOM

The Meetings Show partnered with EVCOM, the voice of the live and visual communication industry, to benefit members and attendees.

Smart City Networks contracts with Tampa Convention Center

Smart City Networks, an event technology provider, signed an exclusive two-year contract with Florida’s Tampa Convention Center (TCC), providing comprehensive telecommunications and Internet services for international events and tradeshows.

Echelon Design moves to expanded facility

Echelon Design, Inc. moved its headquarters to a brand new 50,000 square-foot corporate facility in Gilberts, Ill.  

Sevierville Convention Center undergoes rebranding

Taking the wraps off a complete rebranding effort is the newly renamed Sevierville Convention Center in east Tennessee.

Orange County Convention Center hammered by $5.6 million deficit

Plagued by money woes, the Orange County Convention Center needs to plug a $5.6 million deficit, its biggest in five years.

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InterGlobal Exhibits grows Calif. team by one

InterGlobal Exhibits (IGE), an international exhibit firm, added an account executive to its team in Irvine, Calif.

Edlen hires event services coordinators across the U.S.

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, a temporary electrical contractor, added several event services coordinators to its San Diego, Chicago, Las Vegas and Miami offices.

IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum set to convene in Washington

Set for May 13-14 in Washington, D.C. is the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Women’s Leadership Forum.

President and CEO of Puerto Rico Convention Bureau appointed

The Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau announced the appointment of a president and CEO of the organization.

Xpert Exposition Services names new director

Xpert Exposition Services, a rapidly growing Las Vegas-based national exposition company, appointed a director of corporate accounts.

Experient expands ENAM team across U.S.

Experient, the source for integrated meeting and event solutions, expanded its sales team with four new account managers to the Experient Sales Network (ESN).

Long-time employee tapped to lead Meet Puerto Rico’s sales team

Meet Puerto Rico (MPR) announced the appointment of a vice president of business, development and sales at the organization, which leads the sales efforts to promote Puerto Rico as a world-class meeting and convention destination.

Meet Puerto Rico restructures with new directors

Milton Segarra, president & CEO, Meet Puerto Rico, a non-profit, DMAI accredited organization to drive meetings, conventions, tradeshows and incentive groups to Puerto Rico, announced the appointment of two directors as part of a restructuring of the organization.

Experience welcomes event production veteran

Experience, a global event production company, expanded its brand reach by adding a vice president of business development to its board.

Sustainable Business Council names an award finalist

Sustainable Business Council (SBC) of Los Angeles, an organization geared toward sustainable business professionals, named a finalist for its third annual Sustainable Business Award.

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