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.

Registration opens for Event Tech Live 2015

As registration opens for Event Tech Live 2015, organizer AMP Events has announced a series of interesting initiatives that will encourage attendees to engage with the event from the outset.

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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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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.

ICCA announces Best Marketing Award 2015 finalists

ICCA announced the finalists for this year’s ICCA Best Marketing Award competition, taking place at the 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 2015 ICCA Best Marketing Award finalist-campaigns are:

5 Social Media Tips for Event Marketers

Social media networks, like radio and television before them, have opened the world to marketers, allowing them to disseminate branded messaging to an ever-increasing audience.

Zenith LaborNet joins the fight against Breast Cancer

Zenith LaborNet, a nationwide installation and dismantle service provider based in Tucker, Ga., will be recognizing October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink “Z” shirts across the U.S. throughout the month.

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).

Convention Data Services signs new agreement with IEEE PES

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Power & Energy Society (IEEE PES) has signed a new contract, which runs through 2018, with Convention Data Services (CDS).

MPI announces 2016 board of directors

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announces the confirmed slate of volunteer leaders for its 2016 Board of Directors.

Allianz Global Assistance partners with Embark on conference insurance

Allianz Global Assistance USA, a leading provider of consumer specialty insurance, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Embark, LLC, to facilitate partnerships in the Conference industry.

Downing Displays merges with Horizon Displays

Downing Displays, a full-service exhibit house based in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, has announced its merger with DeKalb, Ill.-based Horizon Displays, a full service exhibit house located west of Chicago.



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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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ibtm world names Technology and Innovation Watch Award winner

InitLive is the winner of this year’s ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch Award for its event mobile app.

AIPC leaders advocate events industry at political gathering

International Association of Convention Centers’ (AIPC) senior executive delivered the industry message at the highest level of the Australian government last week as President Geoff Donaghy and Vice President Aloysius Arlando presented to the Leadership 2015: Tourism, Aviation & Transport

PACK EXPO Las Vegas records new highs during 20th year

The 20th anniversary of PACK EXPO Las Vegas was more than a milestone. It was a record-breaker.

P3 Pet Show calls for speakers, opens online registration

Making its debut Aug. 24-25, 2016 at Navy Pier, Chicago, the new P3|Progressive Pet Products tradeshow has officially opened advance online attendee registration and announced a “Call for Speakers” for the educational seminar series, “Focus on the Future.”

Las Vegas gears up for busy fall tradeshow season

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are turning and the convention halls are bustling in Las Vegas this fall.

Aluvision to open manufacturing facility in Georgia

Two years after launching its sales office in Atlanta, Aluvision will open its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility in Duluth, Ga.

Intel CEO to keynote at International CES 2016

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the first in what will be an all-star series of keynotes at International CES 2016.

CEIR Predict 2015 sees increase in attendees

Predict: CEIR’s Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference drew a record-breaking 139 attendees, all top level executives who gathered on Sept. 16-17 in Chicago to learn about the future of the exhibition industry.

CalPoly Wins Annual PACK Solutions Challenge

Students from CalPoly took first place in the annual PACK Solutions Challenge competition, sponsored by B&R Industrial Automation and presented by the PMMI Foundation.

Smart City re-establishes partnerships in Indiana

Smart City Networks, the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology services for the conventions industry, announced that the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium (ICCLOS) in Indianapolis has extended its partnership with the company for an additional



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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.

DoubleDutch appoints new CFO

DoubleDutch, the global leading provider of mobile event technology and event performance analytics, announced the expansion of its executive team.

American Traffic Safety Services Assoc. appoints convention sales manager

William A. Dallas, who has a background of nearly two decades in the D.C.-area national association industry, was named convention sales manager for the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) in Fredericksburg, Va.

Hargrove promotes senior sales executive

Hargrove, the world-class creator of experiential environments that bring brands to life for events, trade shows and exhibits, announced the promotion of Ron Nicynski, a member of the Hargrove team for more than seven years, to Senior Director, XM Events

Tectonics names executive vice president

Tectonics, a manufacturer of tension fabric structures, exhibits and displays, has named an executive vice president.

TradeTec welcomes specialized exhibit designer

Companies count on exhibit experts like TradeTec, a full-service exhibit studio in Lombard, Ill., to design their tradeshow presence from concept through installation on the show floor.

Dimension Design adds director of operations in Las Vegas

Dimension Design, a producer of branded environments for the event and exhibit industry, appointed an industry veteran as director of operations in Las Vegas.

Momentum Management hires New York area manager

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, announces the hiring of a New York City area manager.

Smart City Networks hires digital marketing manager

Smart City Networks, the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology services for the conventions industry, hired a manager of digital marketing. Mark Thompson will be based in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center.

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