IAEE names 2015 Art of the Show winners

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) named the winners of its annual Art of the Show Competition.

Orange County Convention Center Prepares for Growth

New Developments in Orlando Boost Conventions

Convention Center Architects Series Part I: Why Architects Have Become the Best Defensive Players for Cities

This feature is included in a four-part series on architecture firms that design convention centers. This article is part one of four. See part two, three and four in the series.

Freeman expands AV division by acquiring global event company

Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited (SCGL), a global event services company.

Study reveals shortage of sensory activations at events

Just 27 percent of event professionals believe the five senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch are being used effectively by the industry, according to new research from London & Partners, the official convention bureau for London, and CWT

Best Awards 2016 Nominations

Best Awards 2016

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I&D Series 2015

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It is Training That Sets Chicago Regional Council Carpenters Apart from the Competition

With the economic recession thankfully becoming more of a distant memory and as the Chicagoland construction market has picked up steam, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters (CRCC) has been one step ahead in preparation for current and projected growth.

The Willwork Difference


I&D and Event Labor Series Conclusion

Joe Toback, president of Local 510, is a world traveler and likens the transient nature of trade show work to the Tibetan artistic tradition of dul-tson-kyil-khor, or “mandala of colored powders,” in which millions of grains of sand are painstakingly

The Practice of Engagement


Re-examining the drayage model

The word “drayage” is defined as transporting goods a short distance via ground freight or the charge for such a transport.

Environmental concerns & the rising cost of resources

Trade shows are reputed to be the second biggest source of commercial waste in the United States.1  The wastefulness of the trade show industry and its harm to the environment is nothing new, but the talk that we should do

Tech companies as trade show organizers

Tech trade shows often spin off from one another to create their own show.

Increased need for audiovisual technology

From hottest new gadgets on the show floor at CES, to the exhibitor whose budget is too tight for a luxury like audiovisual technology, the spectrum for technical services at trade shows is huge.

Private corporate events off the trade show floor

“Shows are growing with the economy, which remains the core of the industry for I&D,” said Rick Bellerjeau, General Manager at Momentum Management.

Positive trends for trade shows

  Statistics from the 2015 CEIR Index Overview of Economy and Exhibition Industry show a positive outlook for the trade show industry.



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IAEE names Top Public Events winner for 2015

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has selected this year’s Top Public Events Competition Winner to be recognized at Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held Dec. 1-3, 2015 in Baltimore, Md.

MPI releases Fall 2015 Meetings Outlook

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2015 Fall Edition.

IAEE honors 20 Under 30 for 2015

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) selected the honorees of its 20 Under 30 recognition program.

PCMA announces 2016 leadership

The PCMA Education Foundation Leadership Committee reviewed an impressive group of candidates for the 2016 Trustees.

How to Book Reliable Event Staff within 24 Hours

The brainchild of two executives from Victory Marketing, an experiential staffing agency for events and tradeshows, EventStaffr launched as a mobile marketplace for exhibitors to find and book booth staff, models and other talent within 24 hours.

5 Things to Look for in an Event App

Congratulations! You have just received approval to use a mobile event application at your upcoming company conference.

Zentila launches citywide event management platform

Planning citywide meetings and conventions is easy with a new solution from Zentila.

IAEE names 2015 Art of the Show winners

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) named the winners of its annual Art of the Show Competition.

8 Ways to Use Social Media for Tradeshows

Although tradeshows still drive results for many businesses, one of the biggest mistakes exhibitors make is that they don’t combine social media with their tradeshow strategy.



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Show Your True Colors: Display Green

In a world where concerns about global climate change are reaching crisis proportions, being named by the EPA as the number two producer of waste behind construction is a little like being named public enemy number one. Okay, public enemy

Are You A Phubber?

I see them everywhere.

Candidates’ References are Important: Here Are Five Ways To Check Them Out Properly

Many people consider the whole system of reference checking highly suspect.

Greetings to readers everywhere!

Greetings to readers everywhere!

Employers—Sell the Opportunity in Your Interviews

Hooray—the recession is slowly departing across the nation!

The Wedding Planner

My wife and I just spent the weekend with my son and future daughter-in-law.

Green Festival Celebrates the Best in Sustainability

Imagine a place where the latest innovations in green products, services, food, lifestyle and business are gathered together under a single roof – a place where environmentally sound policies are put into practice by a large community of people with

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.



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ESCA and St. Louis CVC to celebrate ‘Labor Day’ in November

How do you create a world-class destination for meetings and conventions?

ibtm world answers next gen meeting planner demands

ibtm world, from Nov. 17-19, will end the year showing the international meetings industry the future through ibtm knowledge sessions and cutting edge technology suppliers.

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor organizes annual charity drive

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, providers of venue management to the St. Charles Convention Center, are now accepting donations for distribution at their Helping Hands for the Holidays charity.

The Faroe Islands rises as healthful meetings destination

The Faroe Islands, a still little known but rising destination for the MICE business, are located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Norway.

ibtm arabia 2016 keeps up with regional demand

ibtm arabia 2016 is expecting to expand in 2016 as the rapid pace of change continues to have an impact on the growth of the sector. 

imago wins Business Tourism title

imago, the conference and events arm of Loughborough University, has won Gold in the Business Tourism category at the Leicester and Leicestershire Excellence in Tourism Awards 2015.

Pollutec China to debut in 2016

Reed Exhibitions concluded a deal with the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation to co-produce Pollutec China, a major international environment protection trade event set to debut in South China next year.

Exhibitors Service Network celebrates 20 years

Exhibitors Service Network, a leading provider of trade show and exhibit solutions and services, has achieved what many small businesses have not and will not: surviving start up challenges and ultimately thriving. ESN is proud and thankful to be celebrating

Newly launched Jerusalem CVB welcomes event leaders

INCON, a gathering among the world’s leading conference and event companies, will meet in Jerusalem from Nov. 7-9 for its board meeting and industry seminar.

Greater Columbus Convention Center bustles with group activity

The SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is welcoming three education-focused groups that are taking center stage at the facility this month to share insights about school libraries, school boards and autism.



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Eagle Management Group hires senior account executive

Eagle Management Group (EMG), a provider of skilled construction labor and management services for tradeshows, corporate events and road tours, expanded their sales team.

Edlen promotes two employees in Southern California

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation’s largest independent electrical contractor to the convention and tradeshow industry, announced promotions for members of its Southern California team.

ICAT Logistics appoints new SVP of BWI office

ICAT Logistics Inc. (ICAT), an award-winning and leading agency-based freight forwarder in the U.S., appointed a recognized logistics industry leader.

Elevation Exhibits adds two new employees

Elevation Exhibits & Events, an award-winning exhibit design and event-planning firm, has added two new employees to its growing team of exhibit professionals. The company filled positions in account services and exhibit design.

Experience Columbus appoints national sales manager

Experience Columbus, the convention and visitors bureau for Ohio’s capital city, is pleased to welcome a national sales manager to its convention sales team.

Creatacor adds new fabricator to production team

Creatacor Inc., an exhibit design, fabrication and tradeshow management provider in Clifton Park, N.Y., welcomes a production fabricator to its team.

Greater Madison CVB leader named a woman of industry

Congratulations to Deb Archer, president and CEO of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) and Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) for being recognized as an In Business 2015 Women of Industry award winner.

On Location adds director of sales & marketing

On Location, a national provider of labor management services for exhibits, events and environments, named a director of sales & marketing.

SourceOne Events appoints new account executive

SourceOne Events, a leader in the trade show and expo industry, announced the newest member to join their sales team.

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures goes ESOP, appoints new leadership

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. is now owned by the employees. Lawrence employees have always provided great service and quality to our customers. This EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN will promote continued success and customer satisfaction for many years to

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