MC2 releases report ‘Sales vs. Marketing: Who’s Got the Lead?’

MC2 (“MC-Squared”), a leading event marketing and production partner, released a report addressing the challenges of the ongoing rivalry between sales and marketing and why content marketing is imperative to the sales process.

World Routes’ first African event in 2015

Routes, which organizes airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums, along with the Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago, officially handed over next year’s assemby to South Africa following its 2014 event, held

PACC town hall addresses expanded work rules

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) and the nation’s leading facilities manager, SMG, hosted a special town hall on Sept. 19.

IAPCO to host mini conference at ICCA

Specifically designed for meetings management sector delegates, International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) will host a mini conference at the 53rd International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Congress, to be held Nov. 1-5 in Antalya, Turkey.

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Freeman to acquire AV division from AVI-SPL

Freeman, a global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, will acquire the audiovisual equipment rental, staging and hotel operations of Tampa, Fla., based AVI-SPL.

Hill & Partners earns recognition for exhibit design

The 44th Creativity International Print & Packaging Design Awards honored Hill & Partners for exhibits designed on behalf of Demandware and GTECH.

61 event profs earn MPI Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificates

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), a global meeting and event industry association, presented its Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) to 61 meeting and event industry professionals during the third quarter of 2014. The certificate, which is endorsed by Saint Louis University

EDPA chapter development spearheaded by members

With the goal to grow Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA) membership in 2014 and fulfill the organization’s mission, several members drove the creation of three new chapters.

Exhibit Surveys and Lippman Connects partner for market research

Exhibit Surveys Inc. and Lippman Connects partnered to conduct research among exhibition and event organizer professionals on exhibit and sponsorship sales metrics and practices.

IAEE names 2014 award winners

International Association of Exhibitions and Events  (IAEE) named this year’s recipients of the IAEE Awards program, which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry.

MC2 releases report ‘Sales vs. Marketing: Who’s Got the Lead?’

MC2 (“MC-Squared”), a leading event marketing and production partner, released a report addressing the challenges of the ongoing rivalry between sales and marketing and why content marketing is imperative to the sales process.

Xzibitware Tool announces time-saving enhancements

Richard Maddox, president of software developer MALEKKO Software Systems based in Norcross, Ga., announced four enhancements to its Xzibitware Tool, a system that provides software and support for exhibit designers and detailers.

Metalcraft releases new RFID credential tag

ID Access RFID Credential Tags are now available for events and venues, according to Metalcraft, a provider of property identification solutions.

ESPA accepting nominations for CSM of the Year Award

Each year, Successful Meetings magazine and the Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA) team up to present the 37th Annual CSM of the Year Awards to convention service managers (CSM).

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Coming together on global climate change

As a resident of Las Vegas for nearly 30 years, I watched it grow from a small city of 200,000 to a thriving metropolis of 2 million.

Out on the farm

I am sitting at the desk in my hotel room in Kearney, Neb.

It’s time to look for top talent again

As we move slowly out of our recession, companies have a big job on their hands.

Five tactics to rock your next tradeshow event

We all know that marketing your business at a tradeshow is a significant investment. Factors like budget concerns, economic conditions and even technology can impact whether or not people are attending tradeshows.

Remembering an industry legend

Andreas Messerli founded Andreas Messerli AG in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1954, and it became one of the largest tradeshow and exhibition companies in Europe and the world.

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Greetings to readers everywhere!!!

Are You Peddling Hotdogs?

I was talking to a good friend yesterday about our changing industry.  He is a new partner in an exhibit house that has been around for about 35 years.

How to use hiring to reinforce your brand

Employees who share your values are not only great to work with – they stay longer in your company. 

Glimpsing the world of tomorrow

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke is famous for observing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For over 150 years, World’s Fairs have provided a glimpse of technological advancements and ideas that may have felt more like

Twenty years of caring

It’s an interesting thing, this tradeshow industry. We’ve had lots of conversations about how we all seem to fall into this business, from all walks of life, and once we get in, it’s hard to get out. All you have

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IMEX in Frankfurt continues growing

As IMEX America is about to run from Oct. 14-16 in Las Vegas, figures published for the May 2014 edition of IMEX in Frankfurt reveal that the IMEX Group’s annual Frankfurt show continues to hit growth targets of its own.

Tobago to become a major meeting and incentive destination

Tobago could soon become the next big destination in the Caribbean as this undiscovered tropical estate goes on the market.  

Las Vegas’ lifestyle a natural fit for NACS Show

More than 1,000 exhibits and approximately 23,000 attendees are expected to fill 402,000 net square feet of floor space showcasing convenience products and services scheduled to be in stores at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, to be

ICE Kraków Congress Centre to be Europe’s icing on the cake

Tickets went on sale on Sept. 1 for concert 2014, the four-day inaugural event for the opening of ICE Kraków Congress Centre opening mid-October.

WorldFood Istanbul attracts international F&B suppliers

Organized by EUF, Turkey’s 22nd international food and drink exhibition, WorldFood Istanbul, took place Sept. 4-7 at CNR Expocentre in Istanbul, Turkey.

New four-star hotel coming to Toronto

As the countdown to opening continues, Delta Hotels and Resorts’ new flagship property in Toronto unveiled some of its unique features

IT&CMA & CTW Asia-Pacific 2014 named ‘World’s Only Double-bill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel’

Co-located Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA), the only global event with the largest exhibition showcase of Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers, and Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific 2014, dedicated to cultivating travel and entertainment best practices, opened Sept. 30 at

2014 PSP Expo expands commercial offerings

Careful review of the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo attendance demographics, a comprehensive look at the state of the construction industry and a thorough analysis of the pool, spa and outdoor living industry, are the key factors in

Orbus and Graphic Creations partner to honor war veterans

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group — a trade supplier of display, exhibit and event solutions – partnered with a producer of promotional displays and products, Graphic Creations Inc., to donate 30 banner stands.

Advisory Board reviews The Meetings Show 2014

The Meetings Show’s Advisory Board met at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre to review the 2014 show, provide feedback and offer insight for 2015.

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Edlen employee furthers nearly 20-year career

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation’s largest independent electrical contractor to the convention and tradeshow industry, promoted an employee within its Miami office.  

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club expands management team

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, a resort on the campus of Duke University, appointed a catering and conference services manager.

ProExhibits hires former EDPA NorCal chapter president

ProExhibits, a design and production team of exhibit, event and environment experts serving clients worldwide, added a director of sales to its staff.

ShowNets boosts customer service with two key employees

ShowNets, a provider of custom Internet services for tradeshows, raised its level of customer service by making personnel changes in account management.

STAK Design elevates employee to account executive

STAK Design Inc., an international custom design and fabrication firm, promoted an employee to account executive.

Owensboro Convention Center grows with new sales manager

Owensboro Convention Center in Kentucky added a new sales manager to its growing team, according to management company Global Spectrum.

Nomadic Display appoints new VP of sales

Nomadic Display, a provider of custom modular and portable display solutions, appointed a vice president of sales for North America.

LED Source grows franchise network with new VP

LED Source, a North American LED lighting solutions provider, filled a newly created position with a veteran franchise executive.

Momentum Management welcomes new Atlanta city manager

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, introduced its new Atlanta city manager.

Eagle Management Group expands team in two markets

Tweet Eagle Management Group (Eagle), a provider of construction labor and management services, brought on two new employees to serve tradeshow and event clients in New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

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