Aug 06, 2017

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) recently issued a design and feasibility Request for Proposal (RFP) for master planning services for the 70-acre campus of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston.

“It has been a dynamic and disruptive decade in our industry which has mirrored the dramatic changes that have occurred in South Boston,” said David Gibbons, MCCA's executive director. 

He added, “This is an exciting and appropriate time for the Authority to evaluate where we stand in the convention marketplace. We are asking our… more

Aug 04, 2017

Three years after UBM revealed its ‘Events First’ strategy, the company has shifted its portfolio through a series of acquisitions and the sale of PR Newswire so that now 92 percent of its profits come from the events business.

That strategy continues to pay off, with the recent release of UBM’s 2017 first-half results showing an 18-percent revenue increase to £448.4 million ($585 million), compared with the same period last year, and while events' revenue growth during the last six months was modest – 2.7 percent - the future looks bright.

“In the first half of the year, the… more

Aug 03, 2017

Emerald Expositions’ Interbike cycling show will be leaving Las Vegas and has selected the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2022.

The city also is the site of the newly created Interbike Marketweek.

Interbike Marketweek will begin with a weekend consumer festival at  Northstar California Resort, and will then segue into the trade-focused OutDoor Demo, also at Northstar.

“We’re extremely excited about this move for a multitude of reasons,” said Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike.

He added, “For the first… more

Aug 03, 2017

Two leading cosmetic trade associations have been confirmed as partners for this year’s in-cosmetics exhibition in the U.S.

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) and The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) are backing the region’s newest cosmetic ingredients event, highlighting its importance and value to the country’s booming personal care market.

Both partnerships will primarily focus on promotion of the event – which takes place Oct. 11-12 – to their respective membership databases.

“We are delighted to be collaborating with… more

Aug 03, 2017

New Horizons Global Exhibitions is gearing up to launch Scafform Global Expo, set for Nov 7-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The inaugural event will be held side by side with the new Hydropower & Dams Global Expo and will be managed by ConvExx, a Las Vegas-based, independent trade show management company.

NHG Expo acquired the U.S. and international rights to produce the shows from Istanbul-based DEMOS Exhibitions, producer and owner of trade shows and fairs for Turkey’s construction, geothermal and 3D printing industries, which include the biannual International… more

Aug 02, 2017

The Association for Women in Events (AWE), a non-profit profit supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, named its inaugural inductees for the Women in Events Hall of Fame Recognition Program, hosted by the AWE Awards Committee.

This Committee was formed with a vision to create an engaged group of elite, industry professionals that exemplify AWE values and serve as an ongoing resource for inspiration, guidance and leadership, according to association officials.

The judging panel is made up of 2017 AWE board members who selected the following 2017… more

Aug 01, 2017

U.K.- based Clarion Events, which was just acquired by Blackstone, and AC Business Media both recently made strategic acquisitions to add to their growing portfolios.

Clarion, the parent company of iGB Affiliate, acquired the Affiliate Summit Corporation, which includes the Affiliate Summit tradeshow and conference series, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, ReveNews.com, and the annual AffStat industry benchmark reports.

Affiliate Summit Co-Founders, Missy Ward and Shawn Collins will continue running Affiliate Summit in the capacity of Co-CEOs.

"Clarion is widely… more

Aug 01, 2017

By Elizabeth Johnson

 

Since the first website went live 27 years ago, websites have become a standard piece of the marketing pie. Consumers have adapted to this “new normal” and expect organizations they interact with to have one that enables them to find everything they’re looking for at any given moment.

“The website is a very important marketing tool for Digestive Disease Week,” said Alison Moser, DDW director of marketing. “Not only is it the hub for abstract submitters, exhibitors and attendees to find important information, we also conduct retargeting… more

Jul 27, 2017

UBM Fashion is gearing up to debut VINTAGE@Intermezzo, its first-ever consumer-facing fair inside Intermezzo Collections, one of six fashion trade shows within the NY Women’s August Marketplace.

Set for Aug. 6-8 at the Javits Center in New York City, the show’s newest fair will focus on eclectic vintage apparel for retailers and consumers, with a curated selection of vintage dealers showcasing one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories collections.

According to show officials, VINTAGE@Intermezzo was introduced for two reasons: to expose retailers to an entirely new level of … more

Jul 27, 2017

In the recently released Global Barometer survey conducted by UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the majority of trade show companies worldwide are showing growth, although geopolitical issues have had in impact in some regions.

The survey also indicated that trade show organizers are more concerned about the state of the national and regional economies, as well as competition from within the industry, rather than expanding their businesses globally.

Nearly three-quarters of trade show organizers surveyed in the Asia/Pacific and Europe indicated they saw… more