UFI 2015 Congress returns to Milan after 67 years

International Association of Trade Fair Organizers (UFI), The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, was founded in Milan in 1925 to promote cooperation between exhibition organizers in order to revitalize the sector at the end of the First World War.

Orbus raises nearly $4K for charity supporting Haiti

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, held a month-long “FUN-draiser” in August benefitting the Andrew Grene Foundation (AGF).

Kentucky ICC unveils renovation and expansion renderings

Gov. Steve Beshear joined officials of the Kentucky International Convention Center and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer to unveil the design and renderings for the convention center’s expansion on Sept. 29.

PACC transformed during World Meeting of Families

A replica of Michelangelo’s famed The Pietà from Rome, a soaring stained glass entrance on Broad Street, and halls draped for religious celebrations are part of the changes in the flexible spaces of the Pennsylvania Convention Center for 2015 World

The Meetings Industry Fund launches to give back

With a mission to help meetings industry people in crisis, several prominent meetings industry leaders have launched The Meetings Industry Fund, a new 501(c)(3) foundation.

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Here & There


I&D Series Part 3 Introduction – I&D and Geography

Tradeshows are the most physical of marketing and sales initiatives.

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?



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Spectra reorganizes venue and food divisions

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor announced an organizational realignment to position field leaders even closer to the client and accelerate growth.

ICCA shortlists 2015 Best PR Award candidates

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced the shortlist for this year’s ICCA Best PR Award.

IACC Report: Occupancy improves at small meeting venues

International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) has released the 2015 edition of “Trends in the Conference Center Industry.”

CORT partners with AllSeated

Just in time for the holiday party season, the fastest growing network for the event industry, AllSeated, has partnered with CORT Event Furnishings, the nation’s leading furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, to provide event planners, venues, vendors and hosts

New CEIR report illustrates 99 reasons companies exhibit

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released a new Industry Insight Series report, Managing Results: Benchmarks for Exhibit Growth.

New class of CMM recipients graduate

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 26 more meeting and travel professionals, increasing the total number of

Three ways to increase buyer interest at tradeshows

Center for Exhibition Industry Research reported that 81 percent of tradeshow attendees have buying authority.

Seven Myths and Misconceptions about Event Attendee Tracking Technology

Behavioral analytics is the science (and also the art) of understanding when, where, why and how people do what they do.

Group interaction key to success of face to face meetings

The key to the success of face to face meetings is group interaction, according to research conducted by imago in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution.

More than 20 organizations promote UK as a meetings destination

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) was announced as the latest supporter to join the fast-growing Britain for Events campaign.



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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.

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.



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2015 IMEX America to be the largest yet

When the show floor of the fifth IMEX America opens Oct. 13 at the Sands Expo and The Venetian| The Palazzo, Las Vegas, it will be the biggest to date.

Surf Expo 2015 wraps up with success

Surf Expo connects buyers with products and brands in the boardsports, resort and beach lifestyle marketplace.

Event Marketing Association partners with MICEBOOK

Event Marketing Association (EMA) partnered with MICEBOOK, the online platform for event organizers.

Meetings Leadership Summit to connect industry at ibtm world

ibtm world announced that over 200 international industry leaders are confirmed to attend the Meetings Leadership Summit, an exclusive invitation only event that will be hosted at the El Born Centre Cultural, a 17th century restoration site, on the evening

Choose Chicago forced to downsize due to loss in state funding

Choose Chicago, the city’s official tourism sales and marketing organization, announced it was forced to eliminate jobs and reduce programs as a result of frozen state funding.

Denmark wins bid to host 5,000 global water experts

Copenhagen, Denmark, will host the World Water Congress & Exhibition, WWC&E, in 2020, according to reports from Brussels, Belgium, where The International Water Association’s general assembly is taking place.

Labelexpo Europe reports record-breaking 2015 edition

Labelexpo Europe reported record breaking results as it posted new visitor, exhibitor and exhibition space figures for its 2015 edition.

Berlin meeting spaces partner to host a successful series of congresses

The autumn series of congresses launched in the CityCube and on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds was a big success at both venues.

International CES lauded as fastest growing among other honors

The 2014 CES was named this week by Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit as the Largest Annual Show (for the eighth consecutive year), Fastest Growing Show and Show with Strongest Global Participation.

WorldFood Moscow attendance rises despite sanctions

This year, WorldFood Moscow took place during a period of import substitution. Russia banned $25 billion worth of food imports from the EU, U.S. and other countries last year.



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MG Design adds senior account manager

MG Design is pleased to announce that it appointed a senior account manager. Jackie Holmes will report to Kelli Steckbauer, vice president, global & client services.

Momentum Management expands its special operations team

Momentum Management welcomed a new special operations manager.

EDPA Northeast Chapter welcomes new president

One year ago, Sept. 18, 2014, the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) announced the revival of its Northeast Chapter.

IFES appoints new executive director

International Federation of Exhibition and Event services (IFES), an international association for show organizers and industry suppliers, recruited a well-known and experienced professional to serve as its new executive director.

IACC elects global president

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) announced the election of a global president, effective immediately.

Event Safety Alliance appoints two board members

Responding to its growing influence within the global event space, Event Safety Alliance announced the addition of two industry veterans to the group’s Board of Directors.

Hargrove promotes two senior employees

Hargrove, the world-class creator of experiential environments that bring brands to life for events, tradeshows and exhibits, announced the promotion of two veteran employees to senior director positions in the tradeshows division.

TradeTec welcomes senior exhibit consultant

The tradeshow industry recently reported their highest quarterly growth in eight years, which comes with little surprise.

Teamwork Event Specialists adds director of customer service

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

MG Design creates new position for in-house employee

MG Design has promoted its new business development specialist to the new position of new business development training and call center operations.

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