Bowman Design Group president acquires full ownership

Lee Harrington, president of Bowman Design Group, a design firm specializing in custom tradeshow exhibits, museum and other interpretive exhibitions, events, and corporate briefing centers, has attained full ownership of the company from its founder, Tom Bowman.

RSMGC Foundation announces 1st Annual Las Vegas Randy

The Board of Directors of the Randy Smith Memorial Foundation announced Jan. 19 that it has absorbed the Annual Charity Golf Cup Tournament, which has been played in Las Vegas prior to EXHIBITOR Show for the past 4 years, and

2015 IBS to forecast national housing market

A full residential forecast for the U.S. will be unveiled at the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction show in the world, to be held Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Supreme Court denies appeal against San Diego Convention Center

On Jan. 12, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition submitted by United National Maintenance (UNM) seeking further review of the Aug. 15, 2014 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in favor of the San Diego Convention

CES 2015 considered ‘new World’s Fair’

The 2015 International CES, owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), closed Jan. 9 as the largest CES in show history, breaking all records as innovators unveiled countless technology services at the world’s gathering place for the business

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SmartCrowdz’s new model waives transaction fee

SmartCrowdz, an event website and mobile app company, announced Jan. 28 that it is waiving event transaction processing fees on all event ticket sales, registrations and donations.

MG mentors FIT students

Not too long ago we were thinking about how all our computers were going to crash at the stroke of midnight as the year 1999 turned into 2000. It’s been 15 years since that uneventful milestone and I say, “Wow,

Bowman Design Group president acquires full ownership

Lee Harrington, president of Bowman Design Group, a design firm specializing in custom tradeshow exhibits, museum and other interpretive exhibitions, events, and corporate briefing centers, has attained full ownership of the company from its founder, Tom Bowman.

ICAT Logistics’ ‘ICAT Way’ contributes to successful 2014

ICAT Logistics Inc. (ICAT), a leading agency-based freight forwarder in the U.S., announced Jan. 27 that it has continued to achieve significant growth and expansive business success over 2014.

Event app solution reaches $3M funding goal

BusyEvent Mobile, the revenue-driving conference and tradeshow mobile platform, closed an additional $1.2 million in Series B financing on the heels of a successful Series A round in 2013.

GES releases comprehensive sponsorship study

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced a comprehensive sponsorship study with data from the top 250 U.S. tradeshows, top 50 Canadian tradeshows and top 50 Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association medical meetings. The

CEIR identifies unique attendee preferences by sector

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released its Quick Guide on Attendee Preferences by Industry Sector, a useful tool for planning marketing strategies to targeted attendees.

UBM’s Routes events see record year

2014 was another record year for Routes, part of UBM EMEA, with more delegates than ever before attending its World Routes and Regional Route Development Forums.

Cvent acquires Elite Meetings International

Cvent, a cloud-based enterprise event management and venue selection firm, announced Jan. 7 that it acquired Elite Meetings International (EMI), a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based hospitality marketing company specializing in high-end meeting hotels and resorts.

The Making of a CES Exhibit: An event producer perspective

From Jan. 6-9, more than 160,000 attendees and 3,500 exhibiting companies came together for the much-anticipated International CES, held in Las Vegas. MC2 (“MC-squared”), a firm that designs, builds and manages integrated marketing programs for events, exhibits, and brand environments,

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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.

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Ask the sales expert: David Callahan, owner, Unified Systems Inc.

Working in the tradeshow industry for nearly 15 years after beginning his career as an estimator, David Callahan founded Unified Systems Inc. in 2005 to provide project management and engineering services for the tradeshow industry.

Getting interviews…but no job offers?

There is no doubt that the job market is getting better.

Here’s to old friends and new

If you’ve been in this business for very long, and have traveled to the same convention cities numerous times, you probably have your favorite hangouts. And if you’ve been one of the ‘regulars’ there, no doubt you have folks who

Ecopreneurs flourishing from coast to coast

Growing cultural awareness about the environment and the attending increase in corporate social responsibility standards have contributed to a niche market for boutique, sustainable businesses.

Some thoughts on improving your interviews

Strangely enough, from my earliest days in business to my current role as CEO/owner of a national search firm, my feelings about job interviews have never changed.

Starry, Starry Night

What is more magical than spending an evening out-of-doors in gentle weather, as coolness descends, scents of earth sharpen and night luminaries emerge from the twilight?

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Lippman Connects names speakers for Large Show Roundtable

Lippman Connects, producer of Large Show Roundtable (LSR), announced that Skip Cox will be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 12 LSR in Philadelphia, Pa. 

Marijuana industry to take center stage at BIG Industry Show

Returning to Denver on April 14-15 is the BIG Industry Show, a cannabis tradeshow that connects vendors and retailers from across the U.S.

Copenhagen CVB reports record-breaking bookings in 2014

As the books close on 2014, Wonderful Copenhagen Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) in Denmark reported 2014 as the fourth consecutive record year in terms of bid and lead wins.

IT&CM China 2015 attracts new and returning exhibitors

Bolstered by untiring efforts from the IT&CM China organizers on several fronts including strong educational sessions and industry partnerships, more than 600 international and domestic buyers can be expected at the 2015 show.

State-of-the-art Wi-Fi at expanded Tropicana Las Vegas Convention Facilities

The New Tropicana Las Vegas, a DoubleTree by Hilton, announced Jan. 27 the deployment of new Wi-Fi technology, including wired and wireless Internet access beginning March 2015. Once complete, the resort will provide one of the fastest Internet services available

MICE tradeshow opening at new Shanghai venue

2015 IT&CM China is gearing up to open at a brand new venue from April 14-16.

Pool & Spa show returns to Atlantic City for its 34th year

Drawing more than 11,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors, the 2015 Pool and Spa show opened at Atlantic City Convention Center on Jan. 26.

Boot Düsseldorf fulfills sector’s expectations

The 2015 staging of boot Düsseldorf , 46th International Boat Show, fulfilled the expectations of the majority of the exhibitors and underlined its status as a leading platform for the international boating and water sports sector.

Greater Madison CVB shares results of winter charity initiative

Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) shared that it delivered the winter clothing collected through “The Big Bundle Up” to the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Madison.

New meeting guide helps organizers find German venues

Stuttgart Convention Bureau in Germany published the new Meeting Guide 2015-2016.

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Access TCA rewards two employees with promotions

Access TCA, an independent event marketing organization, promoted two employees.

ACC Liverpool recruits sales employees for new venue

ACC Liverpool, an interconnected arena and exhibition venue, boosted its exhibition sales team as it heads toward the opening of Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Compliance certificates awarded at 2015 HCEA summit

Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association (HCEA), dedicated to healthcare-related conventions and meetings, hosted its annual Healthcare Marketing Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Boston Jan. 21-22.  

Pacific World makes additional management changes

Following senior management changes announced in September 2014, Pacific World, a global destination and event management company, confirmed who will assume the new role of regional director, Asia.

Rising ‘Star’ earns CTSM certification

A senior account manager at Star, a leading global marketing solutions provider, has joined the ranks of the tradeshow industry’s top talent by completing EXHIBITOR’s Certified Tradeshow Marketer (CTSM) accreditation program, the only university-affiliated certification program in the tradeshow and

Testrite Visual Products embraces four generations of leadership

Testrite Visual Products, a manufacturer of display hardware solutions, named its next president.

Shreveport-Bossier DMO appoints VP of sales

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for the Louisiana city, hired a vice president of sales and services, effective immediately.

Reed Exhibitions hires new director for travel division

Reed Exhibitions, a global event organizer, appointed a divisional director – Travel.

Shepard Exposition Services starts 2015 with two promotions

After a record year of growth, Shepard Exposition Services — a privately held event services firm operating in 10 U.S. markets — started the New Year with two key promotions.

Nimlok Chicago adds new employee to production team

Nimlok Chicago, a full-service tradeshow exhibit provider, announced a new addition to its production team.

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