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Oct 23, 2018
In an effort to improve collaboration between planners and venues while growing its market share, event technology provider, Cvent, has acquired Social Tables. Social Tables offers the world’s largest database of to-scale function space. Planners and venues use Social Tables’ Event Services Solution to diagram events, create seating charts and share files.  “With Social Tables, we can offer new ways for our event and hospitality customers to work better together to manage events,” said Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and founder of Cvent.   He continued, “We’ve known and respected Dan (Berger) since… more
Oct 22, 2018
From Oct. 15-17, more than 500 exhibitors from 14 countries & regions showcased an a range of yarn & fibre products in hall 8.1 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. The fair took place this edition alongside ITMA ASIA + CITME. For those looking for the industry’s latest innovations, Yarn Expo Autumn was the place to be. The reliability of buyer quality once again attracted big-name industry players – including PT Indo-Rama, Chemtax, Shandong Ruyi, Jiangsu Shenghong and Jilin Chemical Fiber Group – who choose the fair as a platform to debut new products each year. The… more
Oct 22, 2018
The recent staging of the Indonesian International Plastics, Packaging and Printing Exhibitions INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT 2018, closed to very positive results: 24,918 trade visitors from 31 countries took part to see the technologies  presented by 360 exhibitors from 21 nations on 161,500 square feet. The visitor participations marks a 10 percent increase, compared to the 2016 events. The predominantly local visitors came from diverse industries such as automotive and transportation, building and construction, chemical, food and beverage as well as graphic arts and printing… more
Oct 22, 2018
Global Sources opened its Global Sources Electronics show on Oct. 11 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) featuring more than 7,500 booths. The event is held in two phases. The first phase, Consumer Electronics, ran from 11th to 14th October and it featured some 3,900 booths, showcasing the latest auto electronics, commercial electronics, computer and accessories, gaming and e-Sport products, home electronics, outdoor electronics, as well as electronic components and smart living products. The second phase is Mobile Electronics which, according to the organiser, has become the largest mobile… more
Oct 22, 2018
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open the 13th edition of its Eco Expo Asia later this month focusing on energy-saving products and green technologies. Held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) Oct. 25-28, Eco Expo Asia is organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong. Some 330 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions will attend the show which will feature a wide range of green products and technologies. This year’s theme is “Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future” with the aim of promoting waste-… more
Oct 22, 2018
After two years of extensive research and listening to its exhibitors, the NAB Show has launched a ground-breaking new program designed to support and improve the exhibitor experience by creating a more transparent and sustainable model for its exhibitor services. Developed in response to exhibitor complaints about the cost and unpredictability of exhibiting expenses, the NAB Show Cares program comprises a series of comprehensive initiatives that address a range of services exhibiting companies described as significant challenges, including material handling, electrical and hanging signs and… more
Oct 18, 2018
During a press conference at 2018 IMEX America in Las Vegas, three leading associations in the meetings, trade show and incentive travel industries announced they have joined forces to develop a workforce in emerging markets outside of the U.S. and Canada. The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to launch the Global MICE Collaborative that will provide professional resources on exhibitions, meeting and event planning and incentive travel to foster the… more
Oct 18, 2018
The NACS Show has broken its attendance and expo records once again. Held Oct. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the annual four-day event for the U.S. convenience store industry attracted 25,159 industry stakeholders from 72 countries, topping 25,000 for the first time ever and beating last year’s attendance record of 24,940. According to The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing, which owns and runs the show, a large part of this growth in participation was due to a strong surge in buyers – retailers, convenience distributors and registrations from NACS Show partner the… more
Oct 17, 2018
Hard on the heels of its rebrand, Aventri is growing. With yesterday’s acquisition of ITN International, a mobile NFC and cloud-based event solutions company, the event management software company intends to broaden its current onsite technology and service offerings, ultimately providing the most powerful end-to-end event solution on the market for SMBs and enterprise corporations. ITN provides solutions for online registration, event content and program management, onsite services, reporting and analytics, and NFC and RFID badging. The company provides services for over 125 events, 10,000… more
Oct 17, 2018
Steady growth is the meetings and event industry’s “new normal” according to the American Express Meetings & Events (M&E)2019 Global Meetings and Events Forecast, released on Oct. 15 at IMEX America. For the fourth consecutive year, the events industry has achieved consistent growth in both spend and attendees. In 2019, global meetings activity is expected to continue to grow, accompanied by small increases in budget allocation for meetings and events. This matches data from CWT Meetings & Events’ 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, released earlier this month.  “… more