Prime EES and Absolute open office inside McCormick Place

Absolute Production Services (Absolute) and Prime Electrical & Exhibition Services (Prime EES) opened a new office at McCormick Place in Chicago on July 21.

LVCVA president inducted into inaugural Destination Marketing Hall of Fame

Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), has been honored with the 2014 destination marketing Hall of Fame Award by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

Westgate Resorts installs tallest signage letters on Las Vegas marquee

In 1969, the International Hotel in Las Vegas was known as the largest hotel in the world. When it was sold to Hilton Hotels Corporation a year later, the property was renamed Las Vegas Hilton. Rebranded for a short time

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Oregon Convention Center achieves major green milestone

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) has achieved Level Four certification for the APEX/ASTM Standard pertaining to the evaluation and selection of venues for environmentally sustainable meetings, the top mark available. Still a relatively new industry standard, APEX/ASTM were guidelines sought

IAEE strategically partners with ITA

To increase awareness about exporting in the U.S. business community, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

The Analysis: Top four MICE shows of India

The surest sign to know the high potential a market has for Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) business is by the number of shows, events and exhibitions that take place in that market for the industry. No doubt, the

UBM acquires Seatrade Communications

UBM, owner and organizer of Cruise Shipping Miami, Marintec China, Sea Japan and other events serving the cruise and general maritime industries worldwide, acquired Seatrade Communications Ltd.

Freeman partners with I.A.T.S.E.

Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, has partnered with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) to develop and deliver customer service training to their members nationwide.

IPCPR hosts cigar and pipe show at the Sands

Senses went into overdrive during the 82nd annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer tradeshow July 19-23 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, as exhibitors and attendees treated themselves to the best of the cigar industry’s offerings.

Hill & Partners logs on with LogMeIn in Boston

During LogMeIn’s 2014 Global Sales Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, branded environment specialists Hill & Partners got to work close to home to create the theme ROI, ROU.

New evvnt and BusyConf partnership benefits organizers

evvnt, a London-based event marketing specialist, partnered with BusyConf to utilize evvnt API to automate the event submission process.

MPI and eSpeakers partner to streamline event speaker searches

One of the biggest challenges that organizers face while planning an event is finding the right speakers for their audience.

Tarsus Group partners with 3D Printshow

Tarsus Group, the international business-to-business media group, partnered with 3D Printshow, an experiential future-tech show with a current portfolio of market-leading annual events in London, Paris and New York.

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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

The right way to build a sales force

While placing top sales people continues to be one of our top efforts, I am particularly concerned when I see clients more interested in shortcuts to ”buying” business than in growing their own sales force, and developing healthy sales they can call

The price of beauty

As a die-hard fashionista, I hated to learn that fashion is the world’s third most environmentally damaging industry.

Changing the rules

I remember sitting down to play the Shoots and Ladders games with my daughter many years ago.

The most important success word in your sales force’s vocabulary

Today we are going to talk about a quality – a simple word.

Summer greetings!

Already into the fifth month of the year and everybody is busy taking care of customers.Keep up the effort, you won’t feel as guilty taking a little down time this summer!

What happens in Vegas…

This is one story about something that happened in Las Vegas that definitely will not stay in Vegas… I was at Exhibitor Show in March and had brought my wife and college-age daughter along as it was her Spring Break.

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New speakers and sponsors confirmed for third annual CEO Summit

International Market Centers (IMC) and Eller Enterprises announced the first three speakers and five additional sponsors are confirmed for the third annual CEO Summit at Las Vegas Market, Jan. 20-21, 2015.

CES to feature latest innovations in sensor technology

Showcasing the latest innovations in gesture and motion technology, the Sensors Marketplace will be presented by the MEMs Industry Group at the 2015 International CES.

Boston venue expansion receives government approval

Proposed by Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), the $1.1 billion, 1.3-million-square-foot expansion of Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) is moving forward.

Oregon Convention Center achieves major green milestone

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC) has achieved Level Four certification for the APEX/ASTM Standard pertaining to the evaluation and selection of venues for environmentally sustainable meetings, the top mark available. Still a relatively new industry standard, APEX/ASTM were guidelines sought

New York conference center offers promotion to planners

Tarrytown House Estate and Conference Center, a New York property of Destination Hotels and Resorts, is enticing companies to host their next meeting onsite.  

Las Vegas Market names 18 winners of annual summer contest

Las Vegas Market, a marketplace for furniture, home décor and gifts, named the winners of its inaugural “Book the Block” hotel reservation promotion.

World Routes Tourism Summit program launches with big names

Building on the success of the 2013 event, World Routes is garnering senior-level names from the travel and tourism industry for the World Routes Tourism Summit.

MPI EMEC 2015 to highlight opportunities in Poland

European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) will be organized by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) from Feb. 1-3, 2015, in Krakow, Poland.

Singh headlines IBTM India forum in Chennai

IBTM India announced that the founder and director of Cutting Edge Learning Systems will deliver the keynote session during the event forum Sept. 3. Simerjeet Singh will present the session titled Accelerating Growth, and will share strategic tools to enable

CHIC Shanghai and EuroShop collaborate on C-Star retail solutions

Focused on fashion retail business in China, tradeshows CHIC Shanghai and Euroshop have set sights on solutions and trends within the industry.

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Bandwidth demand for event productions fuels expansion of TOURtech

TOURtech, provider of managed IT services for corporate events, concert tours and music festivals, expands capacity with two new hires.

National Conference Center appoints chief wine officer

The National Conference Center, a Virginia-based comprehensive conference center that’s one of the largest in the U.S., welcomed a new chief wine officer.  

Canada’s Exhibition Place appoints security director

Exhibition Place, Canada’s largest entertainment venue, appointed a director of Security & Parking

Industry veteran launches woman-owned ExhibitSmart

A 15-year veteran of the tradeshow industry launched the woman-owned ExhibitSmart LLC in Saint Louis, Mo.

PHLCVB hires national sales director for DMV market

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the city’s official tourism promotion agency, announced its new national sales director.

Corinthia Hotels appoints international hotelier

Corinthia Hotels, a collection of properties founded by the Pisani family of Malta, appointed an international hotelier as general manager of Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia.

CEP Exhibit Productions promotes strategic leader

CEP Exhibit Productions, an internationally recognized full-service tradeshow company, promoted a senior employee to executive vice president and general manager.

Hospitality leader among top 25 young special events pros

The director of academic affairs at The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) is among the top 25 young special events professionals to watch in 2014, according to Special Events magazine.

LVCVA president inducted into inaugural Destination Marketing Hall of Fame

Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), has been honored with the 2014 destination marketing Hall of Fame Award by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI).

ISES congratulates April 2014 CSEP earners

International Special Events Society (ISES), an organization with more than 5,000 event and meeting professionals, recognizes 11 event professionals who earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation in April.

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