Feb 13, 2014

With more than 80 events in 25 countries around the world, dmg::events has targeted the United States market as a prime area of future growth opportunity for the company.

“We like the U.S. as an events market,” said Galen Poss, vice chairman of dmg::events.

He added, “The combination of quality, experienced talent, great venues in good event cities and a large entrepreneurial domestic audience continue to make the U.S. an exciting events landscape.”

The overall strategy of the company for many years has to take one if its existing brands,… more

Feb 12, 2014

In an effort to give recent college grads an opportunity to get their feet wet in the trade show industry, Reed Exhibitions has launched a Sales Academy at its Norwalk, Conn., office.

The Sales Academy will provide intensive training and hands-on development in a variety of sales competencies and will be offered to a total of 20 budding professionals on an annual basis.

“Our business is growing, and a strategic priority is to develop a deep pool of talented staff to serve our customers in North America,” said Joann Bottoni-Jepsen, senior vice president for Human… more

Feb 11, 2014

After a long-awaited time, the Boise (Idaho) Centre, the city’s convention center, will be getting some additional space, with plans to nearly double the 50,000 square feet now available.

The Greater Boise Auditorium District has agreed to purchase adjacent space to the existing center that will allow it to expand by 43,000 sq. ft., including a 15,000 square-foot ballroom, 7,000 square-foot commercial kitchen and an additional 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space and 7,000 sq. ft. of pre-function space.

“After years of exploring expansion scenarios, it appears… more

Feb 11, 2014

The National Retail Federation’s Retail’s Big Show broke attendance records, with 30,000 people, an uptick from 27,500 last year, Jan. 12-15 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York.

There also were 555 exhibiting companies, up from 494 last year, and 205,000 net square feet, up from 168,000 net sq. ft. last year.

“We are incredibly fortunate to be in an industry that is changing on a daily basis,” said Susan Newman, NRF’s senior vice president of conferences.

Driving that change is technology and all the ways that consumers… more

Feb 10, 2014

Two major U.S.-based financial services organisations have chosen to have their events in the first quarter of 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre).

The Million Dollar Round Table Experience will be at the Centre Feb. 13-15, followed by the GAMA International LAMP Asia 2014 Feb. 16-17.  

The MDRT is the premier association of financial professionals, with nearly 36,000 of the world's leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 430 companies in 78 countries as part of its membership.

The 2014 MDRT Experience… more

Feb 10, 2014

The 7th edition of Secutech Vietnam, International Security, Fire & Safety Exhibition & Conference, is scheduled to be held Aug. 20-22 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Organized by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, Secutech Vietnam provides a platform to both domestic and overseas suppliers of safety as well as security products and solutions.

“Thanks to growing demand for total system solutions, distributors of security and safety products in Vietnam are all expanding their product lines in order… more

Feb 10, 2014

Automechanika Shanghai broke records for exhibitor and visitor attendance for its 10th year when it was held Dec. 10-13 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China.

Asia’s annual leading international trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, covering the whole industry chain of OE and aftermarket, Automechanika Shanghai is organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Automotive Industry International Corporation (CNAICO).

“Ten years ago the first edition of Automechanika Shanghai only had 235… more

Feb 10, 2014

Adding to its audiovisual offerings, Dallas-based Freeman recently bought Audio Visual Management Group, an AV provider for association trade shows, business meetings, and special events based in Richardson, Texas.

AVMG will join other Freeman brands such as, Encore Event Technologies, Stage Rigging and Alford Media as part of Freeman Audio Visual.

“As our customers’ needs continue to evolve, we want to maintain our ability to stay ahead of those shifts and meet changes head-on with agility and ease,” said Ken Sanders, president of Freeman AV.

He… more

Feb 10, 2014

With the George Little Management shows now part of its portfolio, Emerald Expositions has decided to collocate the Imprinted Sportswear Show Orlando and Surf Expo Sept. 4-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

“Providing new and enhanced ways to bring more value to our customer base is a priority for Emerald Expositions,” said Emerald Expositions’ CEO David Loechner.

He added, ““The acquisition of GLM has expanded the scope of our resources to identify and develop targeted cross-marketing initiatives for our exhibitors and… more

Feb 09, 2014

Viad, the parent company of Global Experience Specialists, saw its 2013 full-year income from continuing operations rise, but its revenues drop year-over year, compared with 2012, mainly attributed to negative show rotation.

Viad’s full-year income from continuing operations rose to $20.4 million to end last year, compared with $5.3 million in 2012, and revenue of $972.8 million was down $52.4 million, or 5.1 percent, from 2012.

Even with the overall revenue decrease, GES saw a profit uptick, doubling from $5.6 million in 2012 to $11 million last year.

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