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

12 for 12 Podcast Series to reveal tradeshow design secrets

Echelon Design Inc., which designs, produces and manages exhibits and provide multi-media solutions, released the latest episode of the 12 for 12 Podcast Series, which tackles the intricately creative process of building tradeshow exhibits.

EXHIBITORLIVE 2015 by the numbers

Wrapping up its 27th year, EXHIBITORLIVE!, a conference, tradeshow and corporate event for marketing professionals, debuted a new name and new features.

NFL moves on from LACC

AEG, a facility management firm, announced March 10 that it is no longer in discussions with the National Football League (NFL) for a proposed stadium project in downtown Los Angeles.

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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

QuickMobile brings first event apps to The Economist Events

QuickMobile, a global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, was selected to create two event apps for The Economist Events, which bring The Economist publication to life with nearly 100 conferences around the globe.



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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.

The corner office

I’m sitting in it right now. The corner office. My corner office. My first day in my corner office. Only it doesn’t feel a whole lot different than my last office, or any other office for that matter.


Greetings to readers everywhere!



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Mirror Show Management wins second top workplace award

Mirror Show Management, a nationally recognized tradeshow and events agency, once again was selected as a Rochester Top Workplace.

San Diego commissions study to analyze convention market

San Diego Convention Center Corp., in partnership with the City of San Diego and JMI Realty, retained Convention Sports and Leisure International to conduct a study analyzing the current state of the convention and meetings industry and San Diego’s market

SWIAEE hosting networking at Angel Stadium

The Southwest Chapter of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (SWIAEE) invites Chapter friends and colleagues, plus some industry pros from the chapter-sponsored CEM classes, for a special night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.

Record-breaking PACK EXPO Las Vegas on the horizon

PMMI, an association and show producer, anticipates this year’s PACK EXPO at Las Vegas Convention Center from Sept. 28–30 will be the largest-ever!

QuickMobile and CTA launch event app for Colombian association

QuickMobile, a global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, and Latin America partner CTA, released the mobile event app for National Association of Public Services and Communication Companies of Colombia (ANDESCO).

Hill & Partners’ 20-year expertise displayed at EXHIBITORLIVE 2015

Hill & Partners’ team of branded environment specialists exhibited two decades of tradeshow production and professional design expertise at EXHIBITORLIVE 2015, held March 1-5 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Barceló Bávaro Convention Centre fully updates Wi-Fi

Five-star Barceló Bávaro Beach Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, announced the completion of a full-scale technology update for its convention center – the largest and most advanced in the Dominican Republic.

Orbus named Display Manufacturer Vendor of the Year

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, one of North America’s leading trade suppliers of display, exhibit and event solutions, was named the 2014 Display Manufacturer Vendor of the Year by the Alliance Franchise Brands Group Sign & Graphics Division.

MIG wins Best of Show Award at NADA Convention

Multi Image Group (MIG), an internationally recognized South Florida corporate communications agency, won the Best Small Island Booth Award at the 2015 National Automobile Dealers Association Convention & Expo (NADA), held Jan. 22-25 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Shepard partners with Houston Auto Show

Shepard Exposition Services, a services provider in the events industry, entered a three-year partnership with Houston Automobile Dealers Association (HADA).



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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.

Church House strengthens business development and marketing teams

Church House Conference Centre, one of London’s most versatile conference and event venues, has strengthened its business development and marketing teams with two new appointments.

CFO named for PCMA

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) named a new chief financial officer.

Hotel Lincoln adds to operations/sales staff

Hotel Lincoln, the 184-room Joie de Vivre hotel located in Chicago’s storied Lincoln Park neighborhood, expanded its operations and sales team.

DCI appoints new director for business development

Dimensional Communications Inc. (DCI), a designer and builder of integrated communication structures for tradeshows, events and more, appointed a new director in the new business development department.

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