Gen Con supports amended Religious Freedom Restoration Act

After issuing a public statement that it would consider alternative destinations for its future shows, the organizers of Gen Con, the largest tabletop-game convention in North America and biggest show at the Indiana Convention Center, who opposed the passing of

PCMA selects 2018 Convening Leaders host

Nashville, Tennessee, was selected to host the 2018 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders annual meeting.

LVCC to increase facility rates in 2016

Approved during the April 14 board meeting of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), which operates the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), were facility rate increases to take place in 2016 and 2018.

Palais des congrès de Montréal certified gold

The Palais des congrès de Montréal in Québec, Canada, earned the highest level of quality certification attributable to convention centers. Joining only 26 convention centres worldwide, the venue was awarded the AIPC Gold Quality Standards international certification, confirming its leadership

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EDPA LV teaches sustainability at inaugural Earth Day Family BBQ

The Las Vegas chapter of the Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA) held its first annual Earth Day Family BBQ on April 22 at Sunset Park in Las Vegas.

ibtm knowledge week to kick off

ibtm events, a series of global events organized by Reed Travel Exhibitions, will launch ibtm knowledge week 2015 April 27 – May 1.

Sonic Foundry partners with QuickMobile

Sonic Foundry Inc., a trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, partnered with QuickMobile to develop the meeting and event industry’s first Mobile App Certificate Program.

IMEX supports Earth Day

As a supporter of World Earth Day 2015, the IMEX Group committed to further decrease the footprints of its exhibitions and to encourage corporate social responsibility (CSR) at IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America in Las Vegas.

New tool launched for medical meeting planners

BusyEvent Mobile and Pat Schaumann, a health care compliance author, partnered to create MyComplianceWizard for the events industry.

HCEA launches new logo

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA) launched a new look to further support its enhanced member benefits, education and support for professionals in health care exhibit marketing.

Earth Day Celebrations

In celebration of the 45th Earth Day on April 22, several convention centers are involving employees and local communities in eco-friendly, sustainable events, activities and education during one of the largest environmental civic actions worldwide.

IMEX America pens support of North American Meetings Industry Day

Ray Bloom, chairman, IMEX Group and Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group penned a letter in support of North American Meetings Industry Day, taking place in the U.S., Mexico and Canada on April. 16. The team at IMEX America celebrates today

QuickMobile celebrates #NAMID with app certificate program

In support of North American Meetings Industry Day, QuickMobile, the global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, released the official mobile app for the meeting and event industry’s first Mobile App Certificate Program.

UFI selects winners of 2015 sustainability competition

UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, named the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Award competition for 2015.



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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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ExCeL London twice wins Best Venue Award

ExCeL London is delighted to have won the coveted Best Venue over 10,000m² Award at the annual Exhibition News Awards, which occurred on April 10.

D.C. Hyatt Regency holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on April 22 to officially open Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, the first Hyatt Regency-branded hotel to open in the Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia area in more than 20 years.

Ahern Rentals opens Chicago location

Ahern Rentals, the largest independently owned high reach equipment rental company in the U.S., opened a new location to service the Chicago metropolitan area and the surrounding Midwest states.

Philadelphia Mayoral Forum discuss travel and tourism industry

On April 17, Philadelphia mayoral candidates gathered to address the challenges and opportunities presented by one of the city’s top industries—travel and tourism. The Mayoral Candidates Forum was hosted by five major tourism industry organizations.

ibtm china 2015 opens buyer registration

Hosted Buyer registration opened for ibtm china 2015 part of ibtm events, which is set to take place in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China from the Aug. 5-6.

Gaylord National Resort announces waterfront expansion

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast, announced a $20 million meeting’s facility expansion.

UNICEO and The Meetings Show announce collaboration

The Meetings Show and UNICEO (United Networks of International Corporate Event Organizers) are working in partnership to increase the attendance of senior corporate buyers and decision-makers from bluechip companies across Europe at this year’s show.

St. Charles Convention Center celebrates 10 years

The Saint Charles Convention Center in Missouri celebrated its 10-year anniversary in April 2015. Managed by Global Spectrum since its opening, the Convention Center is one of the full-service convention venues in the Greater St. Louis metro area.

IMEX Frankfurt pioneers two partnerships

The IMEX Group announced two pioneering partnerships as part of IMEX in Frankfurt, May 19-21.

Puerto Vallarta hosts sold-out NATJA Conference

Travel and tourism personality Andrew McCarthy will keynote the Annual North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Conference & Marketplace, to be held May 4-9 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.



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Association of Women in Events launches

The Association of Women in Events (AWE) launched March 31 to connect and empower women in the meetings and events industry. The association serves as a collaborative community for women to share innovative ideas, build powerful professional relationships and advance

Hargrove hires and promotes six executives

Hargrove Inc., the creator of world-class experiential environments, hired three sales executives and promoted three employees to new sales positions.

Connections Housing appoints VP, strategic sales

Connections Housing, a meeting management, convention housing and travel services leader, appointed an industry veteran to the newly created position of vice president, strategic sales.

MC2 welcomes seasoned veteran in San Francisco

MC2 (“MC-squared”), a leader in the exhibit and event marketing industry, welcomed a new senior account executive to its San Francisco office. 

National Trade Productions CEO earns SISO leadership award

Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) 2015 CEO Summit honored National Trade Productions Inc.’s (NTP) chairman and CEO with the Robert L. Krakoff SISO Leadership Award.

CDS promotes specialty event services expert

Convention Data Services (CDS), a provider of registration and lead management services, promoted its eReg coordinator to eReg sales account executive.

MPEA appoints new CEO

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) Board of Directors appointed its new chief executive officer of the agency charged with sustaining Chicago’s leadership in the convention and tradeshow industry on April 15. MPEA owns McCormick Place, the largest exhibition

Experiential marketing strategist joins MG Design

MG Design, an exhibit design company, announced it hired an experiential marketing strategist.

Houston CVB finds new leader

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau named a hospitality veteran with more than 26 years in the industry as its new president.

Tradeshow Logic names new chief strategy officer

Tradeshow Logic (TL), an event solutions firm that helps associations and show organizers elevate the success of their events, hired a chief strategy officer.

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