Sep 28, 2016

Rachel Wimberly

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI), an association for the food retail industry, has decided to shift its events strategy and cancel its annual trade show – FMI Connect.

The show was scheduled to run next June at Chicago’s McCormick Place and was held this past June along with United Fresh, Global Cold Chain Expo and the International Floriculture Expo.

Nearly 6,500 attendees and 491 exhibiting companies took part in FMI Connect in June 2016.

FMI President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin offered the following statement to its… more

Sep 21, 2016

The International Association of Venue Managers awarded the 2016 Convention Center Lifetime Achievement Award to Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Executive Director Frank Poe, an IAVM member since Jan. 1, 1980.

The Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during the 2016 International Convention Center Conference in Pasadena, Calif., recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the convention center industry and the IAVM community.

“To be recognized by your peers is a tremendous honor,” Poe said. “If you consider those who have… more

Sep 13, 2016

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named SingEx Exhibitions as winner of its UFI Marketing Award.

This year’s UFI Marketing Award recognizes success stories in the branding of new trade shows. Launching a new brand for an event and establishing it in the market requires a strong marketing strategy, with active cooperation from a wide range of people.

The Singapore-based trade exhibition and conference company was selected for its marketing of IoT Asia, which has grown to become Asia’s top event for latest developments in the Internet of Things.

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Sep 12, 2016

The 2017 PROCESS EXPO, the trade show for the food processing industry, produced by The Food Processing Suppliers Association, has sold more than 165,000 square feet of exhibit space to 264 companies to date, more than 75 percent of its floor space.

PROCESS EXPO will take place Sept. 19-2 in the North Hall of McCormick Place in Chicago and will also feature many international exhibitors, as a result of its partnership with three German Messes who organize three food-focused trade fairs.

"We are thrilled with the response from the industry for PROCESS EXPO 2017. We opened… more

Sep 12, 2016

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released two more reports from its newest series - 2016 Changing Environment of Exhibitions.

This study consists of 10 fact sheets articulating the power of exhibitions from the perspective of exhibitors, including its most recent: A Positive Outlook of an Industry or Company Linked to Increased Exhibition Industry and Exhibitions Foster Business Relationships.

A Positive Outlook of an Industry or Company… more

Sep 12, 2016
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has unveiled the recipients of the 2016 Helen Brett Scholarship awards: Sarah Chung, Jordan Lacey and Mackenzie Thompson. 
 
The Helen Brett Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. 
 
The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field.… more
Sep 12, 2016

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has unveiled the recipients of the 2016 Helen Brett Scholarship awards: Sarah Chung, Jordan Lacey and Mackenzie Thompson. 

The Helen Brett Scholarship was established by Robert Kolinek and named for his grandmother, Helen Brett, who was a pioneer in the trade show industry. 

The purpose of the scholarship is to assist individuals who are exploring the study of exhibitions and events management with the end goal of advancing their career in this field.

“It is incredibly rewarding to honor my grandmother’s… more

Aug 30, 2016

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee met on Aug. 23 in Chicago and reviewed, in detail, a number of nominee applications for the 2017 open board officers and directors positions.

After due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2017 PCMA Board of Directors.

According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership by Oct. 1.

The… more

Aug 30, 2016

The Association for Women in Events now is accepting board of director applications for its 2017-2019 term.

AWE’s mission is to be an inclusive community dedicated to the professional advancement of women in all facets of the events industry.

AWE was founded by Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Tamela Blalock, MTA, CMP, Mas Tadesse, Mary Higham, CEM, and Kiki Janssens Fox in March of 2015.

The Washington, D.C.-based association received 65-plus applicants… more

Aug 30, 2016

Next year’s CES 2017 will mark the show’s 50th anniversary. Since its start in 1967, CES has showcased an estimated 700,000 products.

These include world-changing innovations such as the VCR (1970), the DVD (1996), digital radio (2000) and Blu-ray recording standards released (2002), as well as more recent technologies - consumer 3D printers, tablets and 4K Ultra HD Television.

CES also has driven the market growth in pioneering technologies such as autonomous cars and drones. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the 50th… more