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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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