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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Freeman partners with I.A.T.S.E.

Freeman, the leading global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, has partnered with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) to develop and deliver customer service training to their members nationwide.

IPCPR hosts cigar and pipe show at the Sands

Senses went into overdrive during the 82nd annual International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer tradeshow July 19-23 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, as exhibitors and attendees treated themselves to the best of the cigar industry’s offerings.

Hill & Partners logs on with LogMeIn in Boston

During LogMeIn’s 2014 Global Sales Summit at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, branded environment specialists Hill & Partners got to work close to home to create the theme ROI, ROU.

New evvnt and BusyConf partnership benefits organizers

evvnt, a London-based event marketing specialist, partnered with BusyConf to utilize evvnt API to automate the event submission process.

MPI and eSpeakers partner to streamline event speaker searches

One of the biggest challenges that organizers face while planning an event is finding the right speakers for their audience.

Tarsus Group partners with 3D Printshow

Tarsus Group, the international business-to-business media group, partnered with 3D Printshow, an experiential future-tech show with a current portfolio of market-leading annual events in London, Paris and New York.

AV Concepts launches new holographic technology

AV Concepts, a technological leader in the corporate meetings, convention, and experiential events industries, launched GHoST (Graphic Hologram / Scalable Theater) Scalable Holographic Displays.

Roomer creates partner network for meeting and event planners

Roomer, the first company to ever provide a solution for nonrefundable hotel rooms, launched Roomer Partner Network (RPN), an offering designed to minimize loss and maximize profitability for meeting and event planners responsible for booking group hotel reservations.

Echelon Design Inc. announces “12 for 12” podcast series

Starting in July, Echelon Design Inc. a design and brand communications firm, will begin a year-long series of monthly podcasts called “12 for 12.” Each month, a 12-minute podcast covering cutting edge issues related to design, architectural, multimedia and visual

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.

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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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Singh headlines IBTM India forum in Chennai

IBTM India announced that the founder and director of Cutting Edge Learning Systems will deliver the keynote session during the event forum Sept. 3. Simerjeet Singh will present the session titled Accelerating Growth, and will share strategic tools to enable

CHIC Shanghai and EuroShop collaborate on C-Star retail solutions

Focused on fashion retail business in China, tradeshows CHIC Shanghai and Euroshop have set sights on solutions and trends within the industry.

Alliance Tech EVP presenting at EXHIBITORFastTrak

Alliance Tech, an Austin, Texas-based event technology solutions provider, announced that its executive vice president will present two educational sessions in Chicago at EXHIBITORFastTrak, from Aug. 12-14.

CEIR Predict announces speaker line-up

Unlike any other event for C-Level executives, the fourth annual Predict industry outlook conference focuses on the performance of the exhibitions and events industry and a look at what is forecasted for the next several years.

3D Exhibits moves into client-driven, collaborative workspace

Reflecting its culture and delivering added value to clients, 3D Exhibits has moved into its new 250,000-square-feet headquarters in Schaumberg, Ill.

EIBTM Global Village remains valuable business solution

European Incentives and Business Travel Meeting (EIBTM), a global event for the meetings and events industry, expects to significantly exceed the 17,300 appointments from EIBTM 2013 within one of the busiest areas of the exhibition, The Global Village.

Diverse buyer base drives successful Las Vegas Market opening day

Drawn by the market’s dramatically expanding and enriched furniture, gift and home décor resources, Summer Las Vegas Market opened July 28 with a growing number of buyers from an increasingly diverse range of U.S. regions and countries.

Registration opens for International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo

Online registration for attendees is officially open for the 2014 International Pool, Spa, Patio Expo to take place Nov. 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Las Vegas Market announces strategic growth plans

For the 2015 Las Vegas Market, the furniture, home decor and gift marketplace announced July 27 that phase three of its strategic growth plan will position itself as the leading buying platform in the western United States.

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!

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National Conference Center appoints chief wine officer

The National Conference Center, a Virginia-based comprehensive conference center that’s one of the largest in the U.S., welcomed a new chief wine officer.  

Canada’s Exhibition Place appoints security director

Exhibition Place, Canada’s largest entertainment venue, appointed a director of Security & Parking

Industry veteran launches woman-owned ExhibitSmart

A 15-year veteran of the tradeshow industry launched the woman-owned ExhibitSmart LLC in Saint Louis, Mo.

PHLCVB hires national sales director for DMV market

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the city’s official tourism promotion agency, announced its new national sales director.

Corinthia Hotels appoints international hotelier

Corinthia Hotels, a collection of properties founded by the Pisani family of Malta, appointed an international hotelier as general manager of Corinthia Hotel St. Petersburg in Russia.

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.  

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