HAPPY BIRTHDAY EXHIBIT CITY NEWS!

Exhibit City News will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary milestone at E2MA’s Red Diamond Congress on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Exhibit Surveys CEO to keynote RDC

Exhibit Surveys Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, announced July 21 that CEO and president Jonathan “Skip” Cox will give the Congress Day keynote address at E2MA’s 2014 Red

EDPA Midwest sponsors Industry Xchange at Navy Pier

The annual Industry Xchange (IX2014) was held July 9 on Chicago’s beautiful Navy Pier. With weather fully cooperating, over 500 professionals from the meetings and convention industry assembled for this educational and networking event.

Diversified Communications renews contract with CDS

After a successful three-year partnership, Diversified Communications renewed its contract and signed a five-year deal with Convention Data Services (CDS), a provider of registration and lead management services.

Orbus added 22 employees over 3 months

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, added 22 new employees to its roster from April to June.

 

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The Hughes Group introduces ‘Predictability’ marketing tool

The Hughes Group, a provider of event management tools and event and environmental design, launched Predictability, a marketing tool designed for cost containment, improved engagement and measurement.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EXHIBIT CITY NEWS!

Exhibit City News will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary milestone at E2MA’s Red Diamond Congress on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

EXHIBITOR announces next chapter of show

To better reflect its evolution and that of the industry, Exhibitor Media Group announced July 22 that its top-rated EXHIBITOR conference and exhibition has been rebranded.

Agility wins freight contract for Gastech 2015

Agility, a global logistics provider, won the contract to provide international freight and on-site handling services for Gastech 2015 at Singapore EXPO from Oct. 27–30, 2015.

Meet Puerto Rico forms Customer Advisory Board

Meet Puerto Rico (MPR), the non-profit organization in charge of bringing groups and conventions to Puerto Rico, announced the formation of MPR Customer Advisory Board (CAB).

Creative Banner’s new stratus retractor rates as 200 on RCAT

As a leading manufacturer and nationwide supplier of visual communications, Creative Banner Displays is showcasing its new stratus retractor by offering fourth-column pricing and a free universal banner light with the purchase of a kit.

Two major tourism associations seek industry leaders

Seeking leaders to run their industry in the 21st century are two of the largest worldwide tourism associations — United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Skål International.

Blue Telescope project earns award from SEGD

Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) honored Blue Telescope, an interactive exhibit agency, with an Award of Merit for its work with design firm Poulin + Morris on National Public Radio’s (NPR) lobby exhibition, This is NPR.

Five tips to make your tradeshow exhibit a success

How can a tradeshow exhibit boost sales and pump up your PR value? If done correctly, tradeshows are an excellent way to get your name out there and, better yet, put a real and likeable face with that name in

EIBTM caters to association meeting planners with new offering

Following research among association meeting planners and a focus group to determine the ideal experience for association planners, European Incentives and Business Travel Meeting (EIBTM) launched “My Association | My Club.”

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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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HCEA 2014 featured community outreach activities

In the spirit of giving back to its host city, the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) featured a community volunteer activity, exhibit hall networking event and charity golf tournament at the 2014 HCEA Annual Meeting held June 21-24 in

Resort to expand with conference center in 2015

Scheduled to open in February 2015 in Tannersville, Penn., a new, 453-suite Camelback Lodge & Indoor Waterpark will feature an indoor adventure waterpark, conference center, luxury spa and dining options.

IFA keynote speakers announced

The world’s leading show for consumer electronics and home appliances announced the international keynote speakers for 2014.

Anaheim Convention Center expansion up for debate

Whether a $190-million expansion at Anaheim Convention Center gets the green light rests on the Anaheim City Council giving the go ahead.

Association Executives of N.C. partner with Meetings Quest

Association Executives of North Carolina partnered with the Meetings Quest tradeshow, scheduled Sept. 9-10 at the Concord Convention Center and Embassy Suites Golf Resort in Concord, N.C.

Exhibit Surveys CEO to keynote RDC

Exhibit Surveys Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, announced July 21 that CEO and president Jonathan “Skip” Cox will give the Congress Day keynote address at E2MA’s 2014 Red

Shreveport-Bossier partners reward meeting planners

To reward meeting planners for booking their conventions in Shreveport-Bossier in Louisiana, the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, the Shreveport Convention Center and Hilton Shreveport launched a new promotion, “Seize the Lagniappe.”

BTC meeting foreign exhibitors’ demand in Italy

For exhibitors interested in Italian demand, BTC, an Italian exhibition dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, is the place to be in Florence from Nov. 11-12 at Fortezza da Basso.

Demand drives large leisure portion of The Hotel Show Dubai 2014

Escalating demand for leisure products at The Hotel Show Dubai has led to an increased focus for leisure and outdoor at this year’s event to take place in Dubai Sept. 28-30. Almost 8,000 of The Hotel Show visitors attended in

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Former IAEE president named director for Schneider Publishing

A former longtime president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) was named director of industry relations for Schneider Publishing.

Owensboro Convention Center welcomes new event supervisor

Venue management firm Global Spectrum hired a new event supervisor at the Owensboro Convention Center, a full-service meeting facility in Kentucky.

Sevierville Convention Center hires culinary master

The Sevierville Convention Center (SCC), a 200,000 square-foot facility based in Tennessee, added a chef to its staff.

LVCVA executive named CEMA chairman

The vice president of global business sales for Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was appointed as chairman of the board for Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA).

Sho-Link president names Houston city manager

Sho-Link Incorporated, an installation and dismantle service company, named a Houston city manager, according to President Scott Rudel.

Momentum Management enhances team with new hire

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, continues to grow and strengthen its team with another account coordinator.

HCEA names president for 2014-15

A GE Healthcare executive was named the 2014-2015 president of the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA), which represents organizations involved in health care exhibitions and conventions.

Detroit Metro CVB hires meetings manager

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB), a private, not-for-profit organization that globally markets and sells the Detroit area, named a small meetings manager in its sales department.

HCEA names 2014-15 officers/directors at annual meeting

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) named its officers and directors at the 2014 HCEA Annual Meeting, June 21-24, in Cleveland, Ohio.

New Castle Hotels hires sales director for Hilton property

Officials of New Castle Hotels and Resorts, a hotel owner, operator and developer, appointed a director of sales for the newly renovated and expanded Hilton Garden Inn at Portland Maine’s International Jetport.

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