The Expo Group announces 2014 SMOTY winners

Since 2000, The Expo Group, the Single Source general contractor, has honored elite tradeshow professionals, a tradition that continues with a new class of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Award honorees.

CIC’s 2014 Hall of Leaders Gala ‘rocked’

On Oct. 12, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) rolled out the red carpet in Las Vegas for more than 500 of the nation’s leading meetings professionals.

EDPA Norcal to host Exhibit Shark Tank

What does French Chinese cuisine, design, price and profitability have in common? The Exhibit Shark Tank!

GES acquires two event housing service providers

Global Experience Specialists (GES), a full-service provider of live events, acquired two leading providers of event housing services, onPeak with headquarters in Chicago, and Travel Planners headquartered in New York City.

Connections Housing expands operations in Las Vegas

To better serve its growing national client roster, convention housing and meeting management leader Connections Housing expanded and relocated its West Coast operations, sales and marketing office in Las Vegas.

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The Expo Group announces 2014 SMOTY winners

Since 2000, The Expo Group, the Single Source general contractor, has honored elite tradeshow professionals, a tradition that continues with a new class of The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Award honorees.

PRMconnect offers new lead capturing solution

Tradeshow exhibitors can say goodbye to badges, scanners and Internet requirements with Leadature|Snap! from PRMconnect, a provider of lead and data management solutions.

CIC’s 2014 Hall of Leaders Gala ‘rocked’

On Oct. 12, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) rolled out the red carpet in Las Vegas for more than 500 of the nation’s leading meetings professionals.

Ace Exhibits earns third Inner City 100 win

Ace Exhibits ranked 76th on the 2014 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S., according to Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE.

DS&L introduces new LED lighting system

Display Supply & Lighting Inc. (DS&L), a leader in lighting, supply products and product selection and installation oversight services, introduced an LED Modular Strip lighting system designed to back light graphics as thin as 2 inches deep.

Survey Results: Issues and Trends in Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Sales

Exhibit Surveys Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, and Lippman Connects, producer of exclusive events for exhibition and convention professionals, announced Oct. 16 the results of their second annual

EDPA resurrects Northeast Chapter

The Exhibit Designers and Producer Association (EDPA) announced the revival and re-launch of its Northeast chapter in September 2014.

MPI partners with QuickMobile for 2015 annual events

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) again selected QuickMobile as its official mobile technology partner for 2015.

Exhibit Surveys executive to present MarketingProfs online seminar

Exhibit Surveys Inc., the leading provider of research, measurement and consulting services exclusively for the exhibition and event industry, announced Oct. 14 that Joe Federbush, vice president, sales and marketing, will present a MarketingProfs online seminar on Oct. 16.

Timothy Carter: My experience driving ROI at trade shows

I’m not going to lie: When I say I work in the trade show biz, I get mixed reactions.

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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.

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

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New international venue coming to Wales in 2018

Celtic Manor Resort confirmed plans for a new International Convention Centre — the largest facility of its kind in Wales, which would attract leading conferences from around the world.

CTICC highlights 2013-2014 financial year

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in South Africa hosted its Annual Financial Results Press Conference on Oct. 21.

2015 International CES introduces safety-centered marketplaces

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the owner and producer of International CES, launched Personal Privacy and Cyber Security Marketplaces for the 2015 tradeshow from Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas.

ISES EMEA partners with Eventex organizers in Bulgaria

The Europe, Middle East and Africa branch of International Special Events Society (ISES), a global association that represents the creative events market, is joining forces with the organizers of the Eventex Congress and International Eventex Awards.

Reed Exhibitions supports charity initiative in China

To support poorer communities in western China as winter approaches, members of the Reed Exhibitions Global family contributed toward the costs of buying new jackets for underprivileged children as part of “Sending Love to Children” – Reed’s primary charity initiative

EIBTM fulfills exhibitors’ request for greater appointment selection

Starting Oct. 22, European Incentives and Business Travel Meeting (EIBTM) will open its online diary between exhibitors and Hosted Buyers.

Philadelphia CVB renews Destination Marketing Accreditation

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced Oct. 20 that it has received accreditation renewal from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).

Alzheimer’s Assoc. to debut in medical conference capital

For the first time in 2017, Alzheimer’s Association will host its annual conference in London — known as a world-leading medical conference capital.

Liverpool hosts Beatles tribute at IMEX America

ACC Liverpool, a public assembly venue in England, along with destination marketing partner Liverpool Convention Bureau had delegates dancing in the aisles with a Beatles tribute band during IMEX America.

MPI Foundation raises $190K during IMEX America

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation raised more than $190,000 during IMEX America in Las Vegas, from Oct. 14-16, setting a new record for the most funds raised through one event.

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Donald E. McNabb adds employees to Trade Show division

Donald E. McNabb Co., a provider of flooring solutions, hired two new employees for its Trade Show division.

ISES recognizes July/August CSEP earners

International Special Events Society (ISES) proudly recognizes the 17 event professionals below who earned the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation in July and August 2014.

MG Design adds new corporate account director

MG Design, an exhibit design firm, welcomed a corporate account director to its San Francisco office.

Wilmington and Beaches CVB builds sports market sales team

Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, the official destination marketing organization of New Hanover County in North Carolina, welcomed a new addition to its sales department.

World Class Graphics & Displays brings on veteran

World Class Graphics & Displays, a manufacturer of innovative, state-of-the-art tradeshow displays, named its director of production and client services.

Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau names director

The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau (CTCSB) has named a director of sports marketing.

Two new appointments at Dimensional Communications

Dimensional Communications Inc. (DCI), a designer and builder of integrated structures for tradeshows and events, welcomed two new employees to its multifaceted team of display professionals.

Exhibit Systems adds veteran designer/builder

Exhibit Systems, a premier exhibit and display company, strengthened its design and construction team with the addition of a creative professional.

RSMGC grant honors Echelon Design employee

Echelon Design Inc. announced that one of its employees, a cancer survivor, was a recipient of The Randy Smith Foundation Memorial Grant.

Echelon Design appoints project manager

Echelon Design Inc. expanded its award-winning team by appointing a project manager.

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