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Sep 11, 2018
Visit Seattle and Brand USA will host the 13th Annual U.S.–China Tourism Leadership Summit in Seattle September 2019. More than 200 attendees are expected to attend from both nations to foster and build strong relationships between the countries’ tourism leaders, to encourage an open exchange of ideas and to promote tourism between the two countries.      “Visit Seattle is proud to be named host of the 2019 U.S.–China Tourism Leadership Summit. This is an incredibly sensitive time for U.S. and Chinese relations for a number of reasons, but in Seattle and in the wider Puget Sound region, we… more
Sep 11, 2018
Messe Frankfurt Group, the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds, will participate as an exhibitor itself in the inaugural China International Import Expo (CIIE) to be held in Shanghai this Nov. 5-10. The fair is considered a major diplomatic event for China, supported by the highest levels of the Chinese government, and will feature around 2,800 exhibitors from more than 130 countries and regions. Taking place on the 40th anniversary of China’s economic opening to the world, CIIE is intended to usher in a new round of Chinese economic… more
Sep 11, 2018
Organized by CMIA, Shanghai INTEX, and Messe Frankfurt, Music China, as one of the most reputable musical instruments fairs in the world, will be held on Oct. 10-13 in Shanghai New International Expo Center. With the rapid development of Chinese musical instrument market, Chinahas become a high manufacturing and consumption country of musical instruments around the world. Music China 2018, located in the economics centre of China, is now in the development opportunities of themusical instrument industry. Launched in 2002, Music China is now the largest music show in Asia and the most well-… more
Sep 11, 2018
With its largest edition to date, the concurrent staging of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2018 in Singapore was a resounding success: more than  14,000 trade visitors from 72 countries took part in MEDICAL FAIR ASIA  - a 16 percent increase compared to 2016, while  MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2018 registered some 6,000 visitors from 56 nations – a 12 percent growth from two years ago. While 40 percent of the visitors came from outside Singapore, the majority were from Asia with neighboring ASEAN countries particularly well represented. A total of 1,220 exhibitors from 62… more
Sep 11, 2018
The 2018 International Manufacturing Technology Show kicked off this week in Chicago by breaking new records for booths and exhibiting companies, as well as the most exhibit space ever reported in the show’s 91-year history. Taking place Sept. 10-15 at McCormick Place, IMTS 2018 is boasting 2,123 booths representing 2,563 exhibiting companies spanning 1,424,232 square feet of expo space.  As of Sept. 7, the number of pre-registered visitors for the biennial show exceeded 113,000, which also is on pace for a possible record, according to officials from the Association for Manufacturing… more
Sep 11, 2018
In the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, addressing workplace harassment has never been more important or timely, including in the events industry. To address this pressing issue, the Events Industry Sexual Harassment Task Force will be hosting its first webinar on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. ET, which is free and open to the public, with attendance within the events industry encouraged. Titled “Understanding and Eliminating Workplace Harassment,” this interactive webinar will define workplace harassment, review the different types of sexual harassment and give participants a chance to make… more
Sep 11, 2018
Naylor Association Solutions has partnered with small business marketing platform, MailChimp, to offer email marketing and marketing automation integrations to Naylor’s association management software (AMS) and career center.  As a result, association professionals can now import lists of contacts from their AMS or career center directly into their MailChimp account, enabling them to streamline their workflow even further. Through the Naylor Marketplace, associations that use MailChimp for purposes including member emails, potential member outreach and sponsorship campaigns can add the… more
Sep 07, 2018
The trade show industry continues to modestly grow into the second quarter of this year, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research. The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a moderate year-over-year gain of 1.6 percent, even though it underperformed the macroeconomy. “The growth of the exhibition industry should pick up the pace during the second half of the year as the economy remains strong despite uncertainties surrounding an escalating trade war and the political environment,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., chief economist for… more
Sep 06, 2018
Following the combination of Informa and UBM, Informa Exhibitions has appointed Mark Temple-Smith as managing director for the Group’s Fashion Exhibitions business, which includes leading brands such as WWDMAGIC, COTERIE, PROJECT and PROJECT WOMENS, which all run twice a year in Las Vegas during MAGIC. “We are pleased to have Mark take on this essential role as we focus on rolling out such an initiative so important to the fashion marketplace and dedicating the right resources – management, technology and branding – to supporting our customers’ success,” Informa Exhibitions CEO Charlie… more
Sep 06, 2018
Full-service event ticketing and technology solution, ShowClix, has formed an exclusive partnership with Audiencetools, the Australian-based event marketing platform designed to help venues, promoters and event organizers harness their social media reach and increase their ticket sales. “We’re thrilled to bring Audiencetools to our event partners,” said Amy Mrazek, director of marketing at ShowClix, a product of Patron Technology that handles ticketing, marketing and onsite operations for fandom conventions, museums, festivals, attractions and consumer shows.  She continued, “It’s going to… more