Bitcoin ATM installed at George R. Brown Convention Center

The first of its kind in Houston, Texas, the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center installed a CoinVault ATM on Dec. 10.

Experiencing 2014 Expo! Expo! from multiple viewpoints

Not only do participants get to experience a new city each time International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) selects a host destination for its annual meeting and tradeshow, but also locals get the opportunity to learn more about the

Annual ‘State of the Meetings Industry’ survey forecasts 2015 trends

In its third annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey of more than 185 meeting planners nationwide, Destination Hotels shed light on the recent trends affecting the planning and execution of meetings and events.

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Experiencing 2014 Expo! Expo! from multiple viewpoints

Not only do participants get to experience a new city each time International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) selects a host destination for its annual meeting and tradeshow, but also locals get the opportunity to learn more about the

Inaugural North American Meetings Industry Day to launch in 2015

For the first time, the greater meetings and events industry across the U.S., Canada and Mexico will join together to host the North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID).

FreemanXP to launch second screen platform for live events

FreemanXP, a leading global brand experience agency, announced the launch of FXP | touch, a proprietary second screen platform, to increase engagement and deliver real-time analytics at live events.

Annual ‘State of the Meetings Industry’ survey forecasts 2015 trends

In its third annual “State of the Meetings Industry” survey of more than 185 meeting planners nationwide, Destination Hotels shed light on the recent trends affecting the planning and execution of meetings and events.

CEIR releases 2014 Q3 results

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), an organization which advances the growth, awareness and value of exhibitions and other face-to-face marketing events, released on Dec. 16 third quarter data collected for the annual CEIR Index report.

IMEX Group identifies industry trends for 2015

The IMEX Group, organizers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America tradeshows for the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry, presented a round-up of industry predictions for 2015.

EP&M International wins Event Design Award

Albany-based EP&M International, an award-winning exhibit design and project management firm, earned the top prize for Best Permanent Corporate/Retail Installation of 2014.

EDPA 2014 leadership recognition

Each year Exhibit Designers + Producers Association (EDPA) recognizes exhibit industry individuals who have contributed to change the direction that tradeshow marketing is heading.

Congress reauthorizes Brand USA

Congress voted to reauthorize Brand USA, America’s first global consumer, for another five years following the U.S. Travel Association’s “Brand USA Day of Action” on Dec. 2.

IAEE event attendees eligible for Delta Airlines discounts

International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) partnered with Delta Airlines and SkyTeam Global Meetings to offer discounts to anyone attending the association’s annual tradeshow and other events.

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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?

Lessons from an old car salesman

Many, many years ago, I sold cars for one summer.

How to write an effective job description

Most employers, hiring authorities, department heads and HR department personnel deal with job descriptions in some form or other nearly every day.

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.

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Pixe Social partners with International CES producer

Pixe Social, the Maryland-based start-up and developer of social marketing solutions, partnered with Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) to provide the official social photo sharing solution at 2015 International CES in Las Vegas from Jan. 6-9, 2015.

Three organizations partner to compare global tourism stats

European Cities Marketing (ECM), which improves the competitiveness and performance of leading cities in Europe, partnered with United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and MODUL University Vienna.

Hargrove recognized for support of ASAE Foundation

Hargrove, a national leader in the tradeshow, event and exhibit industries, was recognized as Diamond- level supporters by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Foundation at a reception at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Sarawak underscores Malaysia business events in China

As part of an international branding strategy, Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) participated in a Business Events Roadshow to China organized by the Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) from Nov. 28 to Dec. 8.

BIG Industry Show 2015 expects to grow bigger

The BIG Industry Show is known for breaking down barriers and setting new standards in the 420-lifestyle industry.

Indonesian trade fair bolstered by global participation

With high international participation, indometal 2014 — international metal and steel trade fair for Southeast Asia — confirmed its strategic position as Jakarta, Indonesia’s only dedicated exhibition for the metal and steel industries.

Las Vegas Market launches Facebook competition for special award

Entries are being accepted for the fourth semi-annual Global Goodness Awards, which will be presented at the Winter Las Vegas Market, from Jan. 18-22, 2015.

Bitcoin ATM installed at George R. Brown Convention Center

The first of its kind in Houston, Texas, the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center installed a CoinVault ATM on Dec. 10.

2014 Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo returns to Orlando

The 2014 International Pool | Spa | Patio (PSP) Expo, a conference and tradeshow for industry builders, retailers, service companies, designers and landscape architects, made a splash as it returned to Orlando for the first time in seven years from

Taiwan attains success with Green MICE project

Sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) implemented Taiwan’s MICE Pilot Program (MEET Taiwan) with impressive results in 2014.

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5NET4 appoints mergers and acquisitions expert to board

5NET4, producer of Abilities Expo, appointed a new member to its board of directors.

The Meetings Show appoints marketing manager

As part of the ongoing strategy to increase UK buyers at The Meetings Show 2015, Centaur Exhibitions has appointed a new Marketing Manager.

EDPA appoints first non-North American president for 2015

Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), a trade organization established in 1954, appointed its first non-North American president at its annual ACCESS conference this past December.

Visit Seattle hires senior vice president in sales

Visit Seattle, the city’s official destination marketing organization, added a senior vice president convention sales and services.

PCMA honors rising stars at Michigan State University

The awards just keep coming for the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) chapter in The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University (MSU).

Hospitality Performance Network Global appoints new VP

Hospitality Performance Network Global (HPNG), the world’s most global site selection and meeting procurement company, hired a meeting executive as vice president of Global Accounts in Bethesda, Md. 

GES Europe welcomes business development manager

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full-service provider for live events, appointed a business development manager for operations in Europe.

Freeman appoints new VP to expo division

Freeman, a global partner for integrated marketing solutions for live engagements, named a business development vice president of its Exposition Division.

VDA Productions creates new specialist position

VDA Productions, a provider of 3D marketing experiences and design solutions, added a new position for the award-winning event design and production agency.

SpotMe promotes executive to global role

SpotMe, a mobile event app provider, announced a new leader.

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