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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CEIR helps organizers attract and retain millennials and Gen Xers

Since 2009, Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has conducted generational research to keep a pulse on what young professionals are looking for when they attend events and how best to market to them.

Walls + Forms designs retail merchandising units

Walls + Forms introduced new customizable interior concession retail merchandising units (RMUs).  They are mini stores in a cart design that are ideally suited for selling cell phones and accessories, gifts and more.  

CDS study details data integration user experience

Convention Data Services (CDS), a provider of registration and exhibitor lead management services, released a new case study.

IAEE accepting applications for 2014 Top Public Events

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Public Events Council, the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, will be taking applications until Sept. 15, for its Top Public Events Recognition Program, recognizing best practices

The Hughes Group introduces ‘Predictability’ marketing tool

The Hughes Group, a provider of event management tools and event and environmental design, launched Predictability, a marketing tool designed for cost containment, improved engagement and measurement.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EXHIBIT CITY NEWS!

Exhibit City News will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary milestone at E2MA’s Red Diamond Congress on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

EXHIBITOR announces next chapter of show

To better reflect its evolution and that of the industry, Exhibitor Media Group announced July 22 that its top-rated EXHIBITOR conference and exhibition has been rebranded.

Agility wins freight contract for Gastech 2015

Agility, a global logistics provider, won the contract to provide international freight and on-site handling services for Gastech 2015 at Singapore EXPO from Oct. 27–30, 2015.

Meet Puerto Rico forms Customer Advisory Board

Meet Puerto Rico (MPR), the non-profit organization in charge of bringing groups and conventions to Puerto Rico, announced the formation of MPR Customer Advisory Board (CAB).

Creative Banner’s new stratus retractor rates as 200 on RCAT

Creative Banner Displays, a leading manufacturer and nationwide supplier of visual communications, is showcasing its new stratus retractor by offering a free Universal Banner Light with the purchase of a kit during the fourth quarter of 2014.

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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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BlogHer celebrates 10 years at San Jose Convention Center

Welcome back to San Jose Convention Center BlogHer — the world’s largest event for bloggers and social media influencers!

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.

Exhibit Surveys executive to present at EXHIBITORFastTrak Chicago

Featuring university-affiliated sessions that can lead to Certified Trade Show Marketer (CTSM) professional certification, EXHIBITORFastTrak will host the executive vice president of Exhibit Surveys Inc. to lead a key discussion. Ian Sequeira will present two educational sessions – “Using Surveys

European tradeshow stats published by UFI

Compiled by UFI, the latest edition of the Euro Fair Statistics report was published July 27, and certified statistics of 2,181 exhibitors from 22 European countries for 2013.

Designers unite for upcoming hotel in New Mexico

Heritage Hotels and Resorts Inc. finalized plans for a new multi-million-dollar hotel in the heart of Old Town, Albuquerque.  The 118-room project will break ground by late fall with completion set for spring 2016. 

Developer breaks ground on $4M meetings venue in Australia

Hunter Valley’s largest conference and events center in New South Wales, Australia, broke ground and will open in early 2015.

Energy Storage China 2014 sees success

From June 23-24, Energy Storage China 2014, the third international conference and expo on energy storage in Beijing, China, confirmed the steady growth of global energy storage results in promising opportunities in the Chinese market.

European Cities Marketing roadshow targets India

European Cities Marketing (ECM), the European network of city tourist offices and convention bureaus, underwent a series of marketing activities in the Indian outbound conference, meetings and incentive market in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.

Wireless connectivity at ISTE breaks records

More than 20,000 attended the 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference, the premier membership association for innovative and effective uses of technology in PK–12 and teacher education, at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in July.

ECM releases tourism in Europe results in new report

European Cities Marketing, which improves the competitiveness and performance of leading cities in Europe, presented the results of tourism in Europe through its 2014 Benchmarking report.

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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.

Zenith LaborNet appoints industry veteran

Zenith LaborNet, an installation and dismantle provider, appointed a more than 20-year exhibit industry veteran to the new position of vice president of special operations.  

The Inside Track Inc. reconnects new team

The Inside Track Inc., a tradeshow flooring provider, appointed three new employees to its team.

Dyventive recruits top sales professional

Dyventive Inc., a provider of production services and technology rentals, brought on a tradeshow and event sales specialist to enhance its sales team as the new director of business development.

Former IAEE president named director for Schneider Publishing

A former longtime president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) was named director of industry relations for Schneider Publishing.

Owensboro Convention Center welcomes new event supervisor

Venue management firm Global Spectrum hired a new event supervisor at the Owensboro Convention Center, a full-service meeting facility in Kentucky.

Sevierville Convention Center hires culinary master

The Sevierville Convention Center (SCC), a 200,000 square-foot facility based in Tennessee, added a chef to its staff.

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