RSMGC Foundation announces 1st Annual Las Vegas Randy

The Board of Directors of the Randy Smith Memorial Foundation announced Jan. 19 that it has absorbed the Annual Charity Golf Cup Tournament, which has been played in Las Vegas prior to EXHIBITOR Show for the past 4 years, and

2015 IBS to forecast national housing market

A full residential forecast for the U.S. will be unveiled at the 2015 International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction show in the world, to be held Jan. 20-22 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Supreme Court denies appeal against San Diego Convention Center

On Jan. 12, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition submitted by United National Maintenance (UNM) seeking further review of the Aug. 15, 2014 ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in favor of the San Diego Convention

CES 2015 considered ‘new World’s Fair’

The 2015 International CES, owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), closed Jan. 9 as the largest CES in show history, breaking all records as innovators unveiled countless technology services at the world’s gathering place for the business

Shanghai standardizes, certifies meetings organizations

Shanghai International Conference Management Organization (SICMO) announced the release of Shanghai’s first “Conference Organizers in Compliance with Management & Service Standards of the Meetings Industry” on Jan. 5.

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GES releases comprehensive sponsorship study

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a global full service provider for live events, announced a comprehensive sponsorship study with data from the top 250 U.S. tradeshows, top 50 Canadian tradeshows and top 50 Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association medical meetings. The

CEIR identifies unique attendee preferences by sector

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released its Quick Guide on Attendee Preferences by Industry Sector, a useful tool for planning marketing strategies to targeted attendees.

UBM’s Routes events see record year

2014 was another record year for Routes, part of UBM EMEA, with more delegates than ever before attending its World Routes and Regional Route Development Forums.

Cvent acquires Elite Meetings International

Cvent, a cloud-based enterprise event management and venue selection firm, announced Jan. 7 that it acquired Elite Meetings International (EMI), a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based hospitality marketing company specializing in high-end meeting hotels and resorts.

The Making of a CES Exhibit: An event producer perspective

From Jan. 6-9, more than 160,000 attendees and 3,500 exhibiting companies came together for the much-anticipated International CES, held in Las Vegas. MC2 (“MC-squared”), a firm that designs, builds and manages integrated marketing programs for events, exhibits, and brand environments,

DoubleDutch announces improved event mobile app features

On Jan. 13, DoubleDutch, an award-winning provider of mobile event applications, announced three product features at PCMA Convening Leaders Conference in Chicago, impacting all involved with making an event successful.

Momentum Management launches 2015 campaign

Momentum Management, a nationwide labor services company, will be preparing for a busy 2015 following its most successful year in the company’s history.

CIC names 2015 APEX committee officers

Convention Industry Council (CIC) announced the 2015 officers of the Accepted Practice Exchange (APEX) Standards Review Committee.

Frost Miller Group earns marketing award for MINExpo

Frost Miller Group, a Bethesda, Md.-based marketing agency, was recognized for its work with associations in Association TRENDS magazine’s 2014 All-Media Contest.

QuickMobile launches mobile app certificate program

QuickMobile, a global leader in mobile enterprise meeting and event apps, announced the meeting industry’s first Mobile App Certificate program to award up to 10 continuing education units (CEs) toward Certified Meeting Professional (CMP and CMP-HS) accreditation and recertification requirements.

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Defending against employee raiding by your competitors

One of the most common problems in maintaining a top notch staff is employee raiding on the part of a competitor.

A toast to thinking globally

When companies collaborate to decrease environmental impact, traditional barriers built on competition and profits come down, and everyone benefits.

The corner office

I’m sitting in it right now. The corner office. My corner office. My first day in my corner office. Only it doesn’t feel a whole lot different than my last office, or any other office for that matter.

ECN’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY KEEPSAKE EDITION

Greetings to readers everywhere!

Ask the sales expert: David Callahan, owner, Unified Systems Inc.

Working in the tradeshow industry for nearly 15 years after beginning his career as an estimator, David Callahan founded Unified Systems Inc. in 2005 to provide project management and engineering services for the tradeshow industry.

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?

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New meeting guide helps organizers find German venues

Stuttgart Convention Bureau in Germany published the new Meeting Guide 2015-2016.

Thailand MICE industry shows preference for China

Expect to see a 25 percent increase in MICE suppliers at Thailand’s 60 square-meter pavilion, fronted by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) at the upcoming IT&CM China 2015.

ICCA education seminar at AIME groom future leaders

In recognizing the importance of continuing professional development of less experienced professionals, the International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) will deliver an education program.

Historic Pasadena exhibition hall restored

The historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall – also known as Exhibit Hall “C” – will reopen after last serving as an exhibition hall and ballroom in 1976.

ibtm america urged to meet demand for European suppliers

ibtm america regional buyers expressed a clear demand for an increased presence of European suppliers as they attend the show in search of the next “big idea” international incentive and meeting destination.

China Med returns in 2015

From March 26-28, CHINA MED 2015, the 27th International Medical Instruments and Equipment Exhibition, will return to the China National Convention Center in Beijing.

Confirmed norovirus cancels events at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Tradeshow attendees at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville reported contracting a stomach bug called norovirus.

Dubai Business Events honors international conference ambassadors

Twenty eight high-profile individuals and organisations were honored by Dubai’s government Jan. 18 for their ongoing efforts to attract and host international conferences in the city, further reinforcing the emirate’s position as a global hub for knowledge exchange.

Conventa connects Central and South East European meetings industry

Conventa, an exhibition for meetings, events and incentives, is set to run Jan. 22-23 at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre in Slovenia. The seventh edition will bring to Ljubljana the highest number of international meetings planners and meeting providers in

Powerhouses in China partner for touchscreen tradeshow

Reed Exhibitions Greater China, the country’s leading organizer of definitive trade events, partnered with Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan.

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Rising ‘Star’ earns CTSM certification

A senior account manager at Star, a leading global marketing solutions provider, has joined the ranks of the tradeshow industry’s top talent by completing EXHIBITOR’s Certified Tradeshow Marketer (CTSM) accreditation program, the only university-affiliated certification program in the tradeshow and

Testrite Visual Products embraces four generations of leadership

Testrite Visual Products, a manufacturer of display hardware solutions, named its next president.

Shreveport-Bossier DMO appoints VP of sales

Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) for the Louisiana city, hired a vice president of sales and services, effective immediately.

Reed Exhibitions hires new director for travel division

Reed Exhibitions, a global event organizer, appointed a divisional director – Travel.

Shepard Exposition Services starts 2015 with two promotions

After a record year of growth, Shepard Exposition Services — a privately held event services firm operating in 10 U.S. markets — started the New Year with two key promotions.

Nimlok Chicago adds new employee to production team

Nimlok Chicago, a full-service tradeshow exhibit provider, announced a new addition to its production team.

The Meetings Show grows sales staff ahead of July show

Due to a significant increase in demand, The Meetings Show in Olympia, London, from July 7-9 expanded its sales team. The move comes as it looks to benefits from growing sales amongst new and returning exhibitors ahead of the 2015

Morial Convention Center appoints director of event services

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the sixth largest convention center in the U.S., named a director of event services.  

Visit Phoenix promotes three employees

Visit Phoenix, the city’s official destination marketing organization, boosted its efforts with three recent promotions among its staff.

Sho-Link congratulates employee of the year

Sho-Link Incorporated, an installation and dismantle service company, named its employee of the year.

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