J.D. Power recognizes GES National Servicenter

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global, full-service provider for live events, announced that the GES National Servicenter has been recognized by J.D.

Wis. hotelier breaks ground on AC Hotel Madison

North Central Group (NCG), a Midwest owner, developer and operator of hotels, broke ground on the AC Hotel Madison in downtown Madison, Wis.

San Diego Convention Center wins court battle against cleaning contractor

United District Court Judge Anthony J. Battaglia issued an order Aug. 20 granting summary judgment in favor of San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) on an interference with contract claim brought by United National Maintenance (UNM).

Growth fuels expansion of LMG in Orlando

LMG LLC, a national provider of video, audio, LED and lighting support, announced plans to expand its headquarters by 50,000 square feet.

Police Security Expo extends stay in Atlantic City

Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, is pleased to announce and welcome back the Police Security Expo who signed a three-year contract extension to remain in Atlantic City for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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I&D Series

Top Story

Building up Boston’s oldest independent contractor

Around the Boston area, the name Bob Dobinski is synonymous with I&D, or installation and dismantle.

A Different Approach to Partnerships

Momentum Management crafts a customer-committed culture

Eagle Management Group Soars to the Top

It all began in the summer of 1987.


Protecting people and business

Quality of Life

Who is attracted to the tradeshow labor?

Training — Developing and Growing Talent

The current and future workforce

Women in I&D

Traditionally male dominated industry

Union Roots

Unions, a controversial topic

Introduction to I&D Series Part II

The I&D industry has a long history deeply rooted in America, with ties to the union labor movements across the U.S.



Top Story

Ace Exhibits introduces 3-day printing and shipping service

Ace Exhibits, a resource for portable tradeshow displays in the U.S. and Canada, announced 3Day: Order to Show Floor, a new three-day printing and shipping tradeshow beta service that will be tested during the month of September.

Event Guidance introduces technology for event analytics

Event Guidance, a leader in behavioral analytics for touring events, has launched Express Data Export (EDE), a proprietary data visualization technology that presents consumer behavioral analytics in clear, simple graphics in near real-time.

Sole Searching: Pressure-sensitive technology amplifies tradeshow flooring

As a byproduct of the digital age, you no longer have to envision walking a mile in someone else’s shoes to understand them.

The Snapshot: Sharonville Convention Center

Located within the Greater Cincinnati metro area, Sharonville Convention Center has evolved into an 80,000 square-foot mecca for corporate and association event organizers.

CEIR data reflects continued gains for exhibitions

After a sharp increase in the first quarter, the performance of the business to business exhibition industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, remained relatively strong during the second quarter of 2015, posting a year-on-year gain of 3.8 percent

J.D. Power recognizes GES National Servicenter

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global, full-service provider for live events, announced that the GES National Servicenter has been recognized by J.D.

Clarion Events acquires a share of Urban Expositions

Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the UK has become a majority partner in the company.

Increased group and convention bookings in Puerto Rico

Meet Puerto Rico began the new fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 on strong footing with more than 20 groups holding their meetings in Puerto Rico in August and September 2015.



Top Story

Green Venue Report 2015 Soon to be Released

In 2013, two organizations joined forces to produce the Green Venue Report, a comprehensive industry study examining the sustainability standards practiced by convention venues in the U.S. and Canada.

Corporate Wisdom?

The other day I was reading through some old articles that I had stashed in a ‘management’ folder in my file cabinet.

Greetings to Readers Everywhere!

With the beginning of September starts our four-month look into tradeshow and event labor.

Your Interview Style Needs Sprucing Up

Our interview style—the way we present ourselves to the candidate, is vital to making a good hire.

Make the Most of your Summer

Summer is here. My son is spending every free moment on his boat at the lake. My daughter is a counselor at a summer camp in Maine for two months.

How to sell your position to the candidate

Let’s face it; many parts of the job market today are mainly candidate dominated. (Sales is certainly one.) The candidate is “in the driver’s seat.”

‘We don’t like their sound’

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” Decca recording company rejecting the Beatles, 1962

Green Take on a Great Lake

When people think of the most desirable convention cities, they often think of beachy destinations offering a variety of visitor attractions – places like LA and Orlando.

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.



Top Story

NAB Show calls on speakers for 2016

Speaking proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 NAB Show, to be held April 16-21, 2016, in Las Vegas.

New meeting pod format a success at ibtm america

Research conducted during ibtm america in Chicago and post show concludes that the new meeting pod format, held for the first time in June this past year, provided the connections and business that led to 95 percent of exhibitors agreeing

ICC Sydney celebrates continued progress

New South Wales (NSW) Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance on Sept. 2 celebrated another milestone with the Darling Harbour Live consortium that is delivering International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

Exhibition Centre Liverpool opens to welcome first event

Exhibition Centre Liverpool – the UK’s newest events venue – opens its doors for its first event on Sept. 2.

Multi-million dollar investments stimulate Greater Cincinnati

Expected to break ground later this year, a new $14 million Hyatt Place hotel, which will be connected to Sharonville Convention Center in Ohio, was just what the doctor ordered – or in this instance: event organizers.

Thailand on the path to recovery following explosion

Following the explosion incident in Bangkok on Aug. 17, global and national tourism authorities have stepped up to support Thailand’s continuing appeal as one of the world’s premier tourist and business event destinations.

Church House accredited as Living Wage employer

Church House Conference Centre, one of London’s most versatile conference and event venues, has achieved accreditation as a Living Wage employer. 

TCEB becomes global partner for ibtm events

ibtm events, the world’s leading showcase for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is to become the official ibtm events Global Partner across its portfolio of events on five continents.

Connections Housing opens Washington, D.C. office

As the next step in a long-term growth strategy for the full-service sourcing, housing and event management company, Connections Housing announces the opening of its new office in Washington, D.C.

Emirates inks deal with congress organizer MCI

Emirates, a large international airline, and MCI, a professional congress organizer (PCO), announced a global alliance that will see Emirates becoming the official airline of its large and international events. MCI in turn will be the preferred PCO for Emirates.



Top Story

Dimension Design restructures leadership

Dimension Design, a producer of branded environments for the event and exhibit industry, announced leadership changes to sustain its growth and to address new, dynamic markets for branded experiences.

Armodilo adds director of sales and marketing

Armodilo Display Solutions announces a new Director of Sales and Marketing.

Teamwork Event Specialists appoints VP, national sales

Teamwork Event Specialists, a nationwide, full-service event contractor specializing in private and corporate events as well as user group meetings and tradeshows, announces the newest member of its team.

Willwork welcomes new manager to NorCal team

Willwork, Inc. Exhibit and Event Services, the nation’s premier event contracting, labor and technology provider, announced the newest member to join their Northern California management team as Assistant City Manager.

Mirror Show Management introduces four new hires

Mirror Show Management, a premier exhibit design and customer experience firm located in Webster, N.Y., has hired four new employees.

imago elevates employee to marketing manager

imago, which unifies conference and events venues at Loughborough University in England, has promoted an employee to marketing manager.

FreemanXP taps industry luminary as vice president

Brand experience agency FreemanXP has hired a vice president of special events to lead its expanded global practice.

Freeman names new chief digital officer and CIO

Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced two promotions.

GES executive appointed to BPA Worldwide board, committee

David Saef, executive vice president, strategy & MarketWorks, Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full-service provider for live events, has been appointed to BPA Worldwide’s Board of Directors. Saef will also join BPA’s Sustainability Committee.

Sho-Link appoints national project manager

Sho-Link Inc., a nationwide I&D provider for designers and builders, announced the appointment of a national project manager on Aug. 24.

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