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Nov 05, 2019
November is only just getting started, but it’s already a busy month for new hires and promotions. Check out the latest people moves in the trade show industry. Los Angeles-based venue management and services company ASM Global announced a new executive leadership team that will report to Bob Newman, president and CEO. The team includes Mark Rozells, CFO; Chuck Steedman, executive vice president of strategy and business development for arenas and stadiums; Gregg Caren, executive vice president of sales and business development for convention centers; Doug Thornton, executive vice president… more
Nov 05, 2019
Show organizers are always looking for new ways to grow their events and generate new revenue. Whether they’re innovating on their on-site experience, expanding their show digitally or tackling new verticals, it’s a revolving cycle of expansion. But, one of the most important and underused resources is your event technology provider. Not only your vendor, your event tech provider holds deep insight into your show and more importantly, the ability to help you improve it.   Here are a few different ways your event technology provider can help you optimize your show and expand your potential… more
Nov 04, 2019
Each year, Global DMC Partners, a global network of independently owned destination management companies and creative event experts, releases a Global Destination Index. The index ranks the top destinations around the world for meetings, conferences and incentives based on data collected from nearly 7,000 programs in more than 500 destinations.  Last month, the 2020 index revealed what will be the hottest destinations for the year to come — but the impact goes deeper than just where to plan next. Planners who bring their conferences and events to these cities will not only be providing an… more
Nov 01, 2019
Following an insightful session on leadership at IMEX, I was surprised to see a woman in a white doctor’s coat enter the room. “Everyone, stand up!” she said. Oh, great, I thought to myself — is this going to be one of those awkward, “go introduce yourself to someone new” activities? It turned out to be something much more fun. Sarah Routman, founder of the company Laugh Healthy and a self-proclaimed “laugh doctor,” proceeded to lead our group in a new-to-me kind of exercise: laughter yoga. We practiced forced laughter, pretended to toss an imaginary laughing emoji up in the air, focused on… more
Oct 31, 2019
If the future’s in their hands, it looks pretty bright. Last week, PCMA announced its annual class of the brightest, most talented association professionals around the globe, including leaders from North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  The class is supported by the PCMA Foundation along with Experience Columbus and will be honored at the PCMA Convening Leaders conference, Jan. 5-8, 2020 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. “This group represents our industry’s future, and the PCMA Foundation is dedicated to recognizing the efforts and achievements of those who want to help demonstrate the… more
Oct 30, 2019
Several hotel brands and convention centers are jumping on the green bandwagon to help the environment and people in need through an array of sustainability and CSR initiatives.  TCF Center Snags LEED Gold Certification Detroit’s TCF Center has been awarded LEED Gold Certification, making it the largest LEED-certified building in the state of Michigan. The LEED rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is considered the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health… more
Oct 29, 2019
XPO Exhibitions, a trade show organizer in New Zealand, announced that the company has acquired nine shows from North Port Events. No financial details were released. The nine shows are The Baby Shows, The Food Shows (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch), Fine Food New Zealand, Facilities Integrate, The Waikato Home & Garden Show, Autumn HomeXPO. After the acquisition, XPO will organise a portfolio of 18 shows in 2020 and the company is expecting more than 3,500 exhibiting companies and over 150,000 visitors at its events next year. North Port’s GM Rebecca Stewart will lead its… more
Oct 29, 2019
Under the new show theme “City + IoT – a sustainable and liveable future”, Thailand Lighting Fair (THLF) and Thailand Building Fair (THBF) will be returning to Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) Oct. 28-31. Held concurrently with Secutech Thailand, the three trade fairs will bring together more than 200 brands and companies to showcase the latest smart city solutions. The trade fairs will also consist of diversified event programme sessions to foster in-depth discussion on diverse topics surrounding the development of a sustainable and liveable future. Hubert Duh,… more
Oct 29, 2019
Comexposium has entered into a joint-venture partnership to organize and develop RemaxWorld Expo & Summit, an office equipment and printing consumables industry exhibition held annually in Zhuhai, China. As well as developing the RemaxWorld brand, the partnership between Comexposium and RemaxWorld founder, Recycling Times Media Corporation, will also look to develop further new business in southern China. In September, Comexposium announced its adoption of a three-region structure, emphasising a geographic focus on developing platforms of growth. Renaud Hamaide, President of… more
Oct 29, 2019
IBTM World, taking place in Barcelona Nov. 19-21, has revealed that representation from China at this year’s show has increased by a staggering 450 percent in net space. compared with last year, in addition to strong sales from across the whole of the Asia Pacific region. As a consequence, there will be two China pavilions at the event this year. The first pavilion will feature 10 exhibitors from the Zhejiang Province all new to IBTM World. The second pavilion will include exhibitors from Zheijiang’s Capital city Hangzhou as well as representation from the city of Xiamen and China Star,… more
Partner Voices
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