Jul 26, 2017

While the inaugural Transform USA conference did not initiate the discussion about data, analytics and digital transformation in exhibitions, it most certainly placed it on the front burner.

During the conference, held July 20 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C., C-suite exhibition executives from across the nonprofit and for-profit exhibition sectors heard from industry colleagues on a variety of subjects, but “disrupt or be disrupted” was the theme of the day.

When Denzil Rankine, CEO of AMR International, opened the conference, he promised “… more

Jul 26, 2017

Even though Tarsus Group’s two largest biennial shows– Dubai Airshow and Labelexpo Europe – still are yet to be held in the second half of this year, the company’s like-for-like revenues are up 4 percent (adjusting for acquisitions and biennial events), compared with the same period in 2016.

First-half revenues were £39.8 million ($52 million), compared with £27.0 million ($35 million) in 2016.

Excluding Turkey, which has been challenged with geopolitical issues, like-for-like revenues were up 8 percent.

Adjusted profit before tax was £6.8m ($8.9 million), compared… more

Jul 25, 2017

Frost Miller has been hired to provide marketing support for the first-ever Crohn’s and Colitis Congress™ developed through a partnership of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).

This new annual inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) congress, which will take place Jan. 18-20 in Las Vegas, will serve as the premier conference for IBD health-care professionals and researchers.

The program will be comprehensive, patient-centered and multidisciplinary, and bring state-of-the-art comprehensive care together with the latest… more

Jul 25, 2017

PHL Life Sciences, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), has successfully positioned Philadelphia as a leading life sciences meeting destination, to the tune of $295 million in economic impact in 2016 alone.

To highlight this achievement, PHL Life Sciences’ latest promo video recently was released.

Notable locations like The Franklin Institute, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Reading Terminal Market and the Pennsylvania Convention… more

Jul 25, 2017

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) has named Leanne Dagavarian, with MilliporeSigma, and Melissa Matarrese, with the American College of Surgeons, as the recipients of the inaugural HCEAConnect Scholarship, sponsored by GES. 

The HCEAConnect Scholarship provides two registration scholarships to attend HCEAConnect, taking place Aug. 13-16 in Chicago. 

Dagavarian and Matarrese were selected from a competitive selection of applicants and will be recapping their experience in a future issue of HCEA News, HCEA’s e-newsletter.

“We are… more

Jul 25, 2017

UBM, the organizer of Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, unveiled that industry icon, Dr. Eric J. Topol will take the keynote stage as the headlining presenter at its annual event in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Dr.Topol will provide insight on the state of healthcare today and what the future holds for digital medicine.

The Midwest's largest medical technology event, which will house more than 600 leading suppliers and 5,000+ industry professionals, takes place on Nov. 8-9 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The event… more

Jul 25, 2017

MGM Resorts International has launched a new Military & Veterans Program (MVP) to recognize the exceptional sacrifices and efforts of those who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Conceptualized and developed by MGM Resorts’ Veterans Employee Network Group, MVP provides active military members, veterans and spouses with special recognition, offers, discounts and benefits at MGM Resorts destinations throughout the U.S.

“As a company, we have always supported our country’s greatest heroes,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.

He continued, “… more

Four show managers have been selected to receive The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) award for excellence in serving their attendee and exhibitor communities.

Since 2000, The Expo Group has honored unsung heroes committed innovation and service.

“The Expo Group SMOTY awards program is one way we give back to the industry, and we are proud to honor people adopting new ideas and creating change,” said President and COO of The Expo Group Randy Pekowski.

He added, “These honorees are not our clients, they are simply show managers doing great work that should be… more

Jul 24, 2017

 

There has been a lot of discussion in the IT world of trade shows relating the ability for all partners involved in the success of a show demonstrating the ability to share data and intelligence through an API (Application Programming Interface). Lacking this expertise – on both sides – eliminates you from the discussion of being a leading player in the exhibition marketplace.

Join us and Terence Donnelly of Experient on this Wednesday’s #Expochat July 26th, 1pm ET where we’ll answer the following questions:

Jul 24, 2017

A few years after Providence Equity Partners bought U.K.-based Clarion Events, the trade show company has changed hands again to another private equity firm – Blackstone.

“We are delighted to invest in Clarion and back Chairman Simon Kimble and CEO Russell Wilcox in the company’s next chapter,” said Lionel Assant, head of European Private Equity at Blackstone.

He added, “Clarion’s leading position in its markets combined with its strong management team will enable the company to continue growing both organically and through M&A. Blackstone has a significant track record… more