CIC speaks out against discriminatory Indiana law

The freedom of one group may affect that of another. Indiana Senate Bill 101, titled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), provides protection for private Indiana businesses to operate according to religious beliefs. In practice, the law has the potential

Indiana to lose Gen Con over religious law

Signed March 26, Republican Governor of Indiana Mike Pence put the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into effect. The law allows Indiana businesses to cite religious freedom as a legal defense when refusing service.

AEG facilities went dark for Earth Hour

On March 28, 48 AEG Facilities-affiliated stadiums, arenas, theatres, clubs and convention centers in 33 cities, seven countries and four continents joined millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event

Las Vegas to host large drone convention

2015 is shaping up to be “The Year of the Drones.”

OCCC to host GRAPH EXPO for first time in 2016

Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for Orlando, Fla., announced March 23 that GRAPH EXPO, slated for Sept. 25-28, 2016, is to be held at Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). This is the first time in the show’s 40-year history

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AEG facilities went dark for Earth Hour

On March 28, 48 AEG Facilities-affiliated stadiums, arenas, theatres, clubs and convention centers in 33 cities, seven countries and four continents joined millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event

Hyatt Convention Alliance created for planners

Hyatt Hotels Corp., an American-based international company and operator of hotels, introduced the Hyatt Convention Alliance, a program developed for planners who organize multiyear, multicity bookings for their organizations.

Brumark manager benefits from EDPA Foundation scholarship

The Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA), an exhibit industry trade organization established in 1954, has been providing financial support to industry professionals and their families through its philanthropic partner, EDPA Foundation, since 2001. Shameka Howell, client services manager, Brumark

In-person meetings advance government agencies’ mission

Federal workers place tremendous value on in-person meetings, conferences and events, according to a new survey by the national coalition Meetings Mean Business. The survey was conducted among 100 federal employees who organize, attend or influence meetings and travel as

LACC will go ‘dark’ for Earth Hour

On March 28, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) will join millions worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event in support of the environment.

DoubleDutch app feature to increase survey response rates

DoubleDutch, the leading provider of mobile event applications, released its latest feature, the ‘Session Surveys Card,’ to increase survey response and completion rates at live events. With this personalized feature, attendees can provide event organizers with timely, relevant feedback to

MIG makes 2014 Event Marketer ‘It’ List

For 12 years, Event Marketer Magazine publishes an annual “it” list of top event agencies among veterans, specialists, up-and-coming, digital savants and minority–owned shops. Multi Image Group (MIG), an internationally recognized South Florida corporate communications agency, was named among the

MIG named finalist in 2014 Expo E.X.C.I.T.E Awards

Multi Image Group (MIG), an internationally recognized South Florida corporate communications agency, announced it was named a top four finalist in the 2014 Expo E.X.C.I.T.E Awards for “Best Interactive Exhibit” and “Best Use of Event Technology” at the 2014 National

IAEE launches Arabian Gulf Chapter

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) added its latest chapter in the United Arab Emirates, the IAEE Arabian Gulf Chapter.

PACK EXPO producer debuting new U.S. processing and packaging show in 2017

PMMI, the association for packaging and processing technologies and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows, entered into an agreement to co-produce a new U.S.-based tradeshow with Koelnmesse GmbH, the leading producer of nutrition-related trade fairs in Europe and

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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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San Francisco’s tourism and convention markets expand

San Francisco Travel Association reported San Francisco welcomed 18.01 million visitors in 2014, an increase of 6.5 percent from 2013.

CEO Summit co-locates with CES Asia

2015 Consumer Electronics CEO Summit, an invitation-only industry event drawing technology leaders from around the globe, will be held during the inaugural International CES Asia.

CIC speaks out against discriminatory Indiana law

The freedom of one group may affect that of another. Indiana Senate Bill 101, titled the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), provides protection for private Indiana businesses to operate according to religious beliefs. In practice, the law has the potential

Indiana to lose Gen Con over religious law

Signed March 26, Republican Governor of Indiana Mike Pence put the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into effect. The law allows Indiana businesses to cite religious freedom as a legal defense when refusing service.

Church House Conference Centre hosts first Mobile Convention London

Google, Blackberry, Unilever and MobileGroove were amongst the leading organizations speaking at Mobile Convention London, hosted at Church House Conference Centre on March 26.

Dubai Business Events to expand presence in North America

Dubai Business Events (DBE), a division of Dubai Tourism which serves as the city’s official convention bureau, signed an agreement with New York-based Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl) to help grow Dubai’s reputation in North America as a leading business events

Westin Arlington Gateway upgrades meeting and event space

The Westin Arlington Gateway in Washington, DC, completed a full renovation of its over 10,000 square feet of meeting and events space. Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized, independent third-party operator of hotels and resorts, manages the 338-room upscale

Las Vegas to host large drone convention

2015 is shaping up to be “The Year of the Drones.”

SoolNua appointed to help promote Slovenia

Slovenian Convention Bureau retained Ireland-based meetings and events consultancy SoolNua to advise the destination marketing organization over the next 12 months on strategy and marketing for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector.

IMEX Frankfurt ups educational offerings for buyers

Buyers at IMEX in Frankfurt will acquire many valuable business skills and extensive marketing knowledge through the show’s wide-ranging education program at The Inspiration Hub.

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PHLCVB’s executive director search comes to fruition

After a rigorous nationwide search, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) appointed a new executive director of marketing and communications.

PCMA Education Foundation rehires former employee

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation, which supports the association through fundraising and grants, hired a new executive director.

Tradeshow Logic introduces new event strategist

Exhibition and event organizers looking for new ways to grow revenue and make their tradeshows more exciting have a new resource.

Creatacor builds team to further efficiency

Creatacor Inc., an exhibit design, fabrication and tradeshow management provider in Clifton Park, N.Y., promoted two employees and added a new staffer to its growing team.

Studio Displays welcomes account manager

Studio Displays Inc., a full-service exhibit house located in Charlotte, N.C., is excited to announce an account manager joined its growing team.

Urban Expositions adds staff for Philadelphia Gift Show

Urban Expositions, a show producer and manager, announced a series of staff appointments and promotions related to its semi-annual Philadelphia Gift Show.

showNets elevates employee to senior role

showNets LLC, an Internet services provider for events, promoted one of its employees.

ICC Sydney’s new director to lead technological innovation

ICC Sydney, an Australian exhibition venue expected to open in 2016, appointed a director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The Godfrey Hotel, Boston appoints a sales director

The Godfrey Hotel, Boston — a 242-room lifestyle boutique hotel opening this fall — selected a director of sales and marketing.

Shepard applauds scholarship recipient

Shepard Exposition Services congratulates Jeremy House, the first recipient of the Jimmie Dee Fore Endowment Scholarship.

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