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Aug 14, 2016
A large number of expo organizers today are turning to technology to facilitate onsite and online booth space selection to book more space in shorter time span, make processes easier and expedite revenue collection. Because it's so critical to the long-term growth of your organization and events, a lot of care and due diligence needs to be put in making the choice of technology and resources to use for your exhibits sales. If you looking for an effective online and onsite exhibits contract and sales technology solution, here are some of the critical factors that should be a part of your… more
Aug 13, 2016
Visit Anaheim, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) of Anaheim, released the first video of an 18-part series showcasing the diverse craft brew and local dining scene. The video series was created to show an authentic and unexpected side of the local food and beer scenes, providing an inside look into classic and newsworthy menu items through unique collaborations with chefs and brew masters. Each video created will highlight local foodie and beer favorites, like today’s video featuring Noble Ale Works, released to celebrate National IPA Day. The video series… more
Aug 12, 2016
Developing a personal brand and preparing for the future are themes running throughout the education program at IMEX America this year. How to communicate and develop a personal brand delivering immediate impact, as well as how to anticipate and prepare for the future are challenges facing many industry professionals both in and out of the office. Education sessions at IMEX America, taking place Oct. 18-20 in Las Vegas, have been tailored to help meet those challenges. With three days of business meetings and networking, IMEX will offer an opportunity to connect with like-minded… more
Aug 11, 2016
Expanding its portfolio of offerings even more, GES, a global full-service provider for live events, has acquired ON Event Services, a leading provider of live event audio visual production services that includes audio, video, lighting, mapping and scenic design. In addition, ON Event Services produces high-end entertainment events and provides in-house audio visual services to hotels, arenas, and conference centers. This expansion enables GES to serve more fully the live event needs of clients with industry-leading audio visual and event production services that engage participants and… more
Aug 09, 2016
As the long summer days begin their slow turn into fall leaves and back-to-school times, companies in the trade show industry have continued to grow their businesses with new and returning business contracts. Middle East event organizer F&E, a Tarsus Group company, has appointed GES as official supplier in an agreement until the end of 2019. The agreement includes delivering services for F&E’s aerospace portfolio – the MEBAA Show and the Dubai Airshow, taking place at DWC, Airshow Site; collocated shows Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East - plus education… more
Aug 08, 2016
ASD Market Week’s recent show saw buyer attendance up 10 percent, compared with last year’s August event, with a compound annual growth of 12 percent, compared with the last two years. “ASD Market Week is the comprehensive consumer goods trade show in United States,” explained Karalynn Sprouse, executive vice president of Merchandise, International Sourcing and Manufacturing Groups for Emerald Expositions. She added, “We are a one-stop shop for retail store owners, buyers as well as distributors and importers to source, discover and purchase the largest assortment of merchandise from around… more
Aug 08, 2016
Have you ever wanted to capture all the content you’re taking in onsite at an event and have easy access to the notes afterward? There’s an app for that. Core-apps has entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire the company’s Conference Notes iPad app, including the associated technology. Core-apps, a mobile app and event management technology platform for the trade show industry, and AstraZeneca have a shared goal to expand Conference Notes. The acquisition will allow Core-apps to scale the technology and for AstraZeneca to continue to utilize the app for medical… more
Aug 07, 2016
Last month, on July 5 to be precise, NASA made history by putting a solar powered space probe into a polar orbit around Jupiter.  After covering a distance of 1.74 billion miles and accelerating to a mind-boggling 74 km/s, Juno (as this very aptly named probe is called) changed its trajectory to settle into an orbit that was off the planned course by only one second. This stupendous navigational feat will enable NASA’s team to proceed with future orbits and science experiments as planned, without having to make any major adjustments. What a great achievement! This may be an… more
Aug 05, 2016
Light Reading, a content-driven media business focusing on the telecom industry, has been sold to Informa, a global business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Light Reading will join Informa’s Knowledge & Networking Division, which currently consists of a portfolio of specialist content, data products and high quality confexes in several key verticals, including TMT. This acquisition is part of an expansion of Informa’s TMT capabilities. One of Light Reading’s larger events is the Cable-Tec Expo, on tap Sept. 26-29… more
Aug 02, 2016
TSNN’s annual report on the Top 250 Trade Shows is an industry standard that is used by trade show producers to benchmark show performance and as a resource to industry suppliers. Bear Analytics and TSNN have now taken the rich Trade Show performance dataset and created a series of Top 250 performance dashboards that allow users to interact with the data, draw comparisons, and explore the trends driving the industry’s top Trade Shows. “The TSNN Top 250 Trade Show list ranks the top shows by net square footage,” said TSNN President Rachel Wimberly. “Bear Analytics was able to take this… more

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