Reclaiming Glory

Sydney’s conventions industry makes a comeback

The Snapshot: George R. Brown Convention Center

During a past trip to Houston, Texas, I witnessed George R. Brown Convention Center (GRBCC) Director of Operations David Osterhout proudly proclaim “Flexibility is our theme.”

Budding designers chase exhibit careers after FIT

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what 13 graduate exhibit design students from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) presented at their 2015 Thesis Capstone Event in New York City on May 15 expressed more than a

BlueHive Media Management goes live

On June 23, BlueHive Strategic Environments became the first and only exhibit house to launch a media management agency.

People on the Move

Soon you will be at the Exhibit City News People on the Move page. In the meantime, do you recognize anyone?             Many tradeshow professionals have changed positions, been promoted or joined a new company.

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Balancing Act

By Kristan Obeng and Zeenath Haniff

A Costly Spring

Thieves cost JCK Show exhibitors millions

A Culture of Safety

Security & safety is the way of life at facilities

Exhibit Services and You

Planning for a tradeshow can be burdensome at times. With travel, staff training, exhibit design, pre-show marketing and an endless list of show-related tasks, it can be difficult for event marketers to juggle everything at once.

GSCs Run the Show…

…but this is harder to do without a marshalling yard

Champion Rolls Out Warehousing Hubs

Seven U.S. facilities extend logistics provider’s reach

Rental Furnishings Trendsetter

One of the fastest growing of the six CORT Business Services Corp. divisions – all part of multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway – CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings has become the longest-operating exhibit and event rental furnishings provider.

Security Guard Q&A: Brennan O’Donnell, Imperial Security

Brennan O’Donnell has worked tradeshow security for a year as part of Imperial Security, one of the largest security guard companies in the U.S.

Zero Waste Challenge issued at ESCA Summer Educational Conference

The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) held its annual ESCA Summer Educational Conference June 28-July 1 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in California.

SmartCrowdz launches branded event app

SmartCrowdz, an event website and mobile app company, launched its new branded event app offering July 1. With a branded mobile app, event planners can provide a custom event experience in the palm of each attendee’s hand.

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‘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.

It’s Summer Intern Time Again—Be Careful

School’s out for the summer nearly everywhere, and millions of college students are flocking to a variety of businesses, large and small, for those coveted summer internships.

Exhibit City News Announces I&D Series for Labor Industry

Exhibit City News (ECN), a trade publication serving the meeting, tradeshow and convention industries, announced today its upcoming series focusing on event labor and installation and dismantle services, or I&D.

Together everyone achieves more

My first exposure to the phrase ‘together everyone achieves more’ came in 1985. 

Do I have to ask for a raise?

What an awful thought—asking for a raise.

2015 World’s Fair is a showcase for sustainability

It is fitting that only days after people around the globe came together for Earth Day (April 22), the world’s fair, Expo Milano 2015, opened in Milan, Italy with the theme, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”

How to Change the World in Seven Days

What rhymes with “heavenly” and has the power to inspire great change right here on planet earth in only one week? The answer is Sevenly – a small company with a big reach.

The Last Five Percent

On a recent morning, I stopped at my local bakery-café for breakfast. I ordered the same breakfast sandwich I order almost every time I am in there. When I received my order, my wife caught me just staring at my

Need to Hire A Recruiter?

When companies begin, no matter how small and on how many “shoestrings” – if they begin in mother-in-law’s garage or basement family room – money and funding are in short supply.

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Registration system provider partners with SoolNua

Trippus, the Swedish based online registration system for events, has established a partnership with global meetings & events consultancy SoolNua to take its suite of online meeting and event solutions global.

Experiencing Kingsmen

“We do not just build. We provide total solutions for our clients.” – A practice that Kingsmen has stuck unwaveringly to for the past 39 years amidst changing industry dynamics.

PLUS Studios Adds Size and Function

Founded in 2013 as a design and project management agency, S[+]UDIOS, also known as PLUS Studios, has grown in size and function since Matt Naert started the company.

Choose Chicago becomes casualty of gov. dispute

As Illinois headed into its new fiscal year on July 1 without a budget plan in place for 2016, Choose Chicago, the city’s convention and visitors’ bureau (CVB), has been left to grapple with a multi-million dollar loss in state

Comic-Con re-signs with San Diego Convention Center

Comic-Con International, the pop-culture mega convention that has called San Diego home since it was founded 45 years ago, will be staying in San Diego through 2018.  San Diego’s largest convention, which attracts more than 130,000 attendees to the San

Aviation community heads to Routes Silk Road

The second Routes Silk Road — the route development forum that connects Asia, the CIS, Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East — will open this weekend in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Event Planner Expo returns for second year

AichG, an events branding and consulting firm, announced that it will be working with The Event Planner Expo once again this year. Presented by EMRG Media, the exposition will take place Oct. 7 at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center expansion on track

Announced April 7, expansion of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas is on time, adding 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, more carpeted ballroom space and 900 underground parking spaces for a total of more than 2 million

ProExhibits Increases Capabilities in New Facility

ProExhibits, an award-winning design and production team of exhibit, event and environment experts, moved to its new 65,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, located in Silicon Valley. The custom structure, designed by Mauk Design Principal Mitchell Mauk will house ProExhibits’ expanded manufacturing

Philly Laborers Rack up RICO Charges

On May 1, 2014, Carpenters Union Local 8 and Teamsters Local 107 picketed outside SMG-managed Pennsylvania Convention Center (PACC) over failed contract renegotiations. This shakedown would shake up the exhibition industry, leading to an ensuing legal battle that over a

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Crate Builder Simplifies Material Handling

Condit Exhibits honors longtime craftsman

People on the Move (July 2015)

Go big or go home! MC2 chose the former by hiring seven employees across its Northeast division.

Amy Sondrup named to two year term on HCEA Board

Amy Sondrup, managing director, Access TCA has been named to the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) board of directors.

Andaz Wall Street appoints sales & marketing director

Andaz Wall Street, the only hotel situated on Wall Street in New York, welcomed a new director of sales and marketing who will generate revenue for the hotel through room bookings, meetings, weddings and events.

Louisiana convention and tourism bureau appoints sales assistant

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, the official visitor information center for visitors to the Shreveport-Bossier metro area in Louisiana, hired a convention and tourism sales assistant.

Pasadena facility manager hires three employees

Three new employees joined the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC) last month to fill vital roles with the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) and at the Pasadena Convention Center.

Louisville CVB Commission welcomes new member

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the appointment of a new member to the Greater Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau Commission.

Mirror Show Management increases staff by five

Mirror Show Management, a woman-owned exhibit design and customer experience firm located in Webster, N.Y., hired five new employees.

GES announces promotions of U.S. Sales team

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced the promotions of several experienced leaders on its U.S Exhibition Sales team.

MG Design hires global tradeshow executive

MG Design, which offers exhibit design and event management services, added a new senior global business development executive.

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