Design & Construction Week converges five leading shows in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Market announced on Sept. 18 that its Winter 2015 edition, scheduled Jan. 18-22, is timed to coincide with the second annual Design & Construction Week (DCW). Expected to be the largest-ever residential construction and housing exposition in the

GES A/V services expand globally with acquisition of UK-based Blitz Communications

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global event marketing company, announced on Sept. 17 the acquisition of Blitz Communications, a leading audio visual (AV) services provider for the live events industry in the UK and continental Europe.

EDPAF Grantor Program does good for industry

In 2013, the Exhibit Designers & Producers Association Foundation (EDPAF) introduced the Grantor Program as a means of funding EDPAF “Good Works” programs.

SISO leader stepping down in 2015

Society for Independent Show Organizers (SISO), an organization for the for- profit show organizer, announced that its executive director is stepping down after seven years of service.

People on the Move

Soon you will be at the Exhibit City News People on the Move page. In the meantime, do you recognize anyone?             Many tradeshow professionals have changed positions, been promoted or joined a new company.

Welcome to Exhibit City News

Meet our staff

 

Sign up for ECN Newsblasts

* First Name
* Last Name
* Email
 Business
 Industry Focus

 Real User Verification captcha

  * = Required Field
 
Move

News

Topics
Top Story

GES launches Expresso Mobile App

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global event marketing company, launched its mobile app for Expresso, GES’ premier online management tool for exhibitors.

Shamrock Capital Advisors acquires Questex

In partnership with senior management, Shamrock Capital Advisors acquired Questex, a global business information and events company.

IAEE and IEIA sign reciprocity agreement

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) during the recent IEIA Open Seminar in Hyderabad, India.

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group to appear on Fox Business

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group announced the company will be featured in an upcoming production of “Manufacturing Marvels,” airing on The Fox Business News Network between 8:30 and 8:44 p.m. CST on Sept. 18. Produced by award-winning producers Bob and

Prism introduces new LED display arm light

Prism Tradeshow Lighting, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative lighting solutions, introduced the world’s first line-voltage LED display arm light — PAL25S.  

E2MA first to achieve ASTM exhibitor standard

The Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) has become the first event and conference organization to be certified to the international sustainable meeting standard for exhibitors.

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.

CEIR offers disengagement tips for booth staff

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released its latest Guru report, “Once the Conversation is Over – It’s Over!”

PMMI purchases Summit Media Group

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO portfolio of tradeshows, has entered into an agreement to purchase Summit Media Group Inc., publisher of Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging.

CORT Trade Show and Event Furnishings raises $2,500 for ALS

CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishing raised $2,500 in the fight against ALS through a 60-person ice bucket challenge Sept. 12 at its Las Vegas location.

Move

Columns

Topics
Top Story

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

Time to review your interview process

What can you do when the interview process you’ve used for decades fails you? When it doesn’t make it easy enough to assess each candidate accurately, or when the candidate you chose turns out to not be the best one

GREETINGS TO READERS EVERYWHERE!

This July 2014 edition pays tribute to the many people involved in moving F-R-E-I-G-H-T. The definition of freight as it relates to the tradeshow & event industry is very similar to the standard definition, but when applied directly to our

Move

World

Topics
Top Story

Phoenix makes strong case to host 2016 Democratic National Convention

One of five cities that has been short-listed to host the next Democratic National Convention (DNC), Phoenix is vying for the 2016 convention.

Design & Construction Week converges five leading shows in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Market announced on Sept. 18 that its Winter 2015 edition, scheduled Jan. 18-22, is timed to coincide with the second annual Design & Construction Week (DCW). Expected to be the largest-ever residential construction and housing exposition in the

Samsung leader delivering keynote at International CES

Delivering the keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas Jan. 6-9 is the president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, according to show owner and producer Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

UBM plc may acquire Advanstar

Announced Sept. 18, UBM plc, a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company, confirms that it is involved in discussions which may lead to a potential acquisition of U.S.-based Advanstar by UBM, one of the world’s largest tradeshow and

Pop culture icons descend on Cincinnati Comic Expo

Calling all pop culture and science fiction fans! Cincinnati USA is set to host the 5th Annual Cincinnati Comic Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center Sept. 19-21.

Labelexpo Americas 2014 ends on a high note

Labelexpo Americas 2014 closed Sept. 11 in Rosemont, Ill., at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center after enjoying its most successful edition ever.

South Africa welcomes postponement of new visa law

Cape Town Tourism welcomed news that the introduction of strict new laws for traveling to and from South Africa with children has been postponed until June 1, 2015.

Cobo finishes year ahead of budget and ahead of schedule

Several new multi-year contracts have contributed to the most successful year at Detroit’s Cobo Center in memorable history.

GES A/V services expand globally with acquisition of UK-based Blitz Communications

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global event marketing company, announced on Sept. 17 the acquisition of Blitz Communications, a leading audio visual (AV) services provider for the live events industry in the UK and continental Europe.

IMEX America offers 76% of accredited education

Fast-developing a reputation for being the ‘tradeshow with a difference’ for the global meetings, events and incentive travel industry, IMEX America organizers revealed that 76 percent of the educational offerings will be industry accredited.

Move

People

Topics
Top Story

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.

Mass. governor appoints CDS employee to community role

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Convention Data Services’ (CDS) human resources director to the Board of Trustees of a local college.

Istanbul CVB board elects managing director

Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau (ICVB), Turkey’s first destination marketing organization, appointed a new managing director.

GES grows AV division across the U.S.

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading global event marketing company, grew its U.S. audio visual team with 10 seasoned professionals.

Cobo Center appoints sales director

Cobo Center, the 19th largest convention center in the U.S., appointed a new director of sales.

Fixation Marketing expands Account Services team

Fixation Marketing, a full-service marketing communications company, added two new staff members to its Account Services team.

EXPO XXI Warsaw director named ICCA chair twice over

For the second time, the business development director of EXPO XXI Warsaw International Expocentre in Poland was appointed chair of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Central European Chapter.

Candidate named in ICCA presidential race

Running for International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) president is the general manager of the Halic Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

National Conference Center hires director of corporate sales

Virginia-based National Conference Center, one of the largest conference venues in the U.S., expanded its sales team.

Advertise on ExhibitCityNews.com


Take advantage of prime advertising space on ExhibitCityNews.com. Sponsor your favorite section or category. The new Exhibit City News website offers new and exciting interactive modules, sections and categories. There are numerous advertising placement opportunities, giving you a wide variety of exposure for your products and/or services to ExhibitCityNews.com visitors. For advertising rates and availability, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at Exhibit City News or call 702-309-8023. Take advantage of prime advertising space on ExhibitCityNews.com. Sponsor your favorite section or category.

The new Exhibit City News website offers new and exciting interactive modules, sections and categories. There are numerous advertising placement opportunities, giving you a wide variety of exposure for your products and/or services to ExhibitCityNews.com visitors.

For advertising rates and availability, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at Exhibit City News or call 702-309-8023.