Gen Con supports amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act

After issuing a public statement that it would consider alternative destinations for its future shows, the organizers of Gen Con, the largest tabletop-game convention in North America and biggest show at the Indiana Convention Center, who opposed the passing of

PCMA selects 2018 Convening Leaders host

Nashville, Tennessee, was selected to host the 2018 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders annual meeting.

LVCC to increase facility rates in 2016

Approved during the April 14 board meeting of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which operates the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), were facility rate increases to take place in 2016 and 2018.

Palais des congrès de Montréal certified gold

The Palais des congrès de Montréal in Québec, Canada, earned the highest level of quality certification attributable to convention centers. Joining only 26 convention centres worldwide, the venue was awarded the AIPC Gold Quality Standards international certification, confirming its leadership

Indiana amends Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into effect on March 26, allowing Indiana businesses to cite religious freedom as a legal defense when refusing service.

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IMEX America pens support of North American Meetings Industry Day

Ray Bloom, chairman, IMEX Group and Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group penned a letter in support of North American Meetings Industry Day, taking place in the U.S., Mexico and Canada on April. 16. The team at IMEX America celebrates today

QuickMobile celebrates #NAMID with app certificate program

In support of North American Meetings Industry Day, QuickMobile, the global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, released the official mobile app for the meeting and event industry’s first Mobile App Certificate Program.

UFI selects winners of 2015 sustainability competition

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, named the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Award competition for 2015.

SISO funds new CEIR study on young exhibitors

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) teamed again with the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) to produce its latest publication, “2015 Young Professional Exhibitor Needs and Preferences Study.”

PCMA selects 2018 Convening Leaders host

Nashville, Tennessee, was selected to host the 2018 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders annual meeting.

Hill & Partners earns Portable Modular Award

Hill & Partners won a Portable Modular Award for its rental branded environment designed on behalf of True Fit at 2015 Shop.org Summit.

QuickMobile partners with YourMembership.com

QuickMobile, the global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, formed a strategic partnership with YourMembership.com.

Creatacor display design amplifies marketing message

Creatacor Inc., an exhibit design, fabrication and tradeshow management provider in Clifton Park, N.Y., designed an award-winning exhibit for MINDBODY Inc., a provider of business-management software and apps.

CIC celebrates 30th anniversary of CMP program

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program and the Convention Industry Council (CIC), an association that champions the economic and social value of the meetings and event profession, is celebrating with the first peer-selected

EDPA Mid-Atlantic to host mixers across the region

Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter will host Happy Hours from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore and Philadelphia this May.

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Personal Branding

I was at the Exhibitor show, standing at the bar talking to a couple of industry friends about why we come to this event, and what we – and our companies – get out of being here.

Good food meets good deeds

Sometimes, making environmentally conscientious business choices means shopping in your own back yard.

Concerned about responses to your resume?

Even though there is some “recovery” in the air, so many resumes still come in for a single job opening that companies have trouble finding the best candidate.

Who will be the leader?

That’s the question I kept asking last night as I was watching my favorite college basketball team struggle to win a game.

Tech support for the carbon conscious

In our efforts to be kinder to the planet, it is nice to have some help in managing resources and keeping industry guidelines straight. That help exists in the form of technological tools designed to make us more efficiently green.

When and how to mention your salary expectations in the interview

Here are a few ideas about one of the toughest parts of interviewing for a new position – the salary negotiation.

How much should you save?

I have a ritual that I go through at the end of every year. I take a day or two between Christmas and New Year’s and spend it going through all of the piles and files in my home office.

Greener by degrees

Have you thought about enhancing your professional credentials by obtaining a sustainability certification or degree?

Defending against employee raiding by your competitors

One of the most common problems in maintaining a top notch staff is employee raiding on the part of a competitor.

A toast to thinking globally

When companies collaborate to decrease environmental impact, traditional barriers built on competition and profits come down, and everyone benefits.

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IT&CM China shatters appointment records

The 9th IT&CM China concluded with a new record of over 13,000 business appointments conducted over the last two days.

Showman’s Show to return for 30th year

With an impressive number of stands already confirmed for 2015, the 30th outing of the Showman’s Show is promising to deliver for both visitors and exhibitors alike.

Las Vegas projects support North American Meetings Industry Day goals

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) joined leaders from across the Las Vegas meeting and convention industry to celebrate the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) on April 16 at The LINQ promenade.

IMEX Politicians Forum to share tips for attracting meetings

When more than 100 ministers, senior regional politicians and meetings industry leaders gather in Frankfurt on May 19 for the 13th annual IMEX Politicians Forum, there will be strong recognition that the wide-ranging benefits that meetings and events create are

PACK gives BACK brings the band Chicago to Vegas

PACK gives BACK returns to PACK EXPO Las Vegas, a tradeshow for processing and packaging solutions, featuring Chicago, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band with horns. Taking place Sept. 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, PACK EXPO will open

Gen Con supports amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act

After issuing a public statement that it would consider alternative destinations for its future shows, the organizers of Gen Con, the largest tabletop-game convention in North America and biggest show at the Indiana Convention Center, who opposed the passing of

Unmanned Systems ‘15 announces speaker line-up

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host Unmanned Systems 2015, which will run from May 4-7 at the Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta.

Las Vegas rallies in support of North American Meetings Industry Day     

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination, is joining the Meetings Mean Business coalition and hotel partners in celebrating the inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) at

Delegates embrace IT&CM China educational offerings

From the perspectives of delegates, IT&CM China is delivering an enhanced learning and sharing platform that they can leverage after the show ends on April 16.

Amsterdam RAI declared ‘Best International Venue’

Amsterdam RAI won the Best International Venue award at the ninth annual Exhibition News Awards on April 10 in London. Since 2012, this is the third time the Netherlands-based exhibition venue has won this prize.

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ALHI appoints director of sales for U.S. West Coast

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), an independent Global Sales Organization (GSO) serving the meetings and incentives markets, expanded its Global Sales team.

SISO appoints new executive director

SISO, the premier organization for the for-profit show organizer, announced April 14 that it plans to appoint Exposition Development Company Inc. (ExpoDevCo) as its management company and David Audrain, CEO of ExpoDevCo, as SISO’s new executive director.

Right team, right time for Anaheim/OC CVB

Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) made changes to its senior leadership team and supporting management.

Centerplate chef honored for culinary expertise

American Culinary Federation – New Orleans Chapter named the executive chef of Centerplate at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center one of the ‘Best Chefs of Louisiana’ for 2015. Centerplate is a global leader in live event hospitality.

Dubai Airshow service to be enhanced by new director

Dubai Airshow, an international event organized by F&E Aerospace, strengthened its team with the addition of a new aerospace director.

ShowNets appoints director of finance

ShowNets LLC, an Internet services provider, hired a director of finance.

Steelhead Productions welcomes three new employees

Steelhead Productions, which designs and produces custom rental exhibits, introduced three new employees to its Las Vegas team.

Arlington CVB names new team members

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, a Texas-based destination marketing organization, announced a new tourism sales manager and an executive meetings specialist.

MC2 expands design team on both U.S. coasts

MC2 (“MC-squared”) — a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry — expanded its design team. The company hired four new employees in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.; Los Angeles and San Francisco.

IAEE names Woman of Achievement Award winner

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) proudly congratulated this year’s recipient of the IAEE Woman of Achievement Award.

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