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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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).

Alliance Tech introduces Intelligent CLOUD EVENTS

Alliance Tech, an event technology solutions provider, launched a solution designed to meet small event needs — Intelligent CLOUD EVENTS.

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.

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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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Smart City renews contract with Anaheim Convention Center

Smart City Networks, an event technology provider, renewed its contract with the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC). The contract is for seven years with a three-year option.

ALHI adds two luxury resorts in Florida to portfolio

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), a resource for meeting planners, added the upcoming Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Naples Grande Beach Resort to its portfolio.

Liverpool bustles with global events prior to IMEX America

Since January, Liverpool, England has welcomed several high-profile international congresses.

Branson Convention Center employees launch green initiatives

Branson Convention Center in Branson, Mo., launched a task force of employees to investigate how the facility could lessen its environmental impact through “green” initiatives.

Reed Exhibitions partners with show organizer in Korea

Reed Exhibitions, an exhibition organizer, entered the South Korean maritime market by joining forces with Korean trade fair organizer K. Fairs Ltd.

Jacksonville, Fla. named ‘Best City for Culture’

Jacksonville, along with the rest of the Northeast Florida area, was voted “Best City for Culture” for meetings and conventions, according to ConventionSouth magazine.

San Jose Marriott reveals more than $2M upgrades

San Jose Marriott, interconnected with San Jose McEnery Convention Center, unveiled a top-to-bottom renovation of its 21,000 square-foot meeting space.

World Forum in The Hague wins C&IT award

World Forum, an international conference center located in The Hague, won the Conference & Incentive Travel (C&IT) Award 2014 in the category “Best Overseas Conference Venue” in London Sept. 19.

EuroCIS 2015 increases square footage due to high demand

Due to increased exhibit space demand, EuroCIS 2015, a trade fair for retail technology, will be held in two halls at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

2015 International CES debuts drone technology

Debuting at the 2015 International CES from Jan. 6-9 is the Unmanned Systems Marketplace, according to Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the show owner and producer.

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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.

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.

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