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Sep 29, 2016
MIS Training Institute, a leader in information security and audit training, and nGage Events, the leader in hosted model events, have announced the Security Leadership Exchange, which will be held Sept. 24-26 at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Security Leadership Exchange is an invitation-only, strategic business forum that gathers Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)s and security industry leaders to address the unique needs of CISOs as integral members of the C-suite. “The role of a CISO can be a thankless task,’” said Tony Keefe, president and CEO, MISTI. “… more
Sep 27, 2016
Marketplace Events continues to expand its fast-growing portfolio, most recently with a few more shows in Indiana and Virginia. The company bought two shows in Indianapolis, Ind., and three home shows in Richmond, Va., bringing its portfolio to 51 shows including 47 consumer home shows and four holiday shows.   The company purchased the Indiana Flower & Patio Show, which began in 1958, along with the 67-year-old Christmas Gift & Hobby Show, from HSI Show Productions of Indianapolis.  Both shows run at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, where Marketplace Events already runs the… more
Sep 26, 2016
By Elizabeth Johnson Most people have either planned or attended an event with a corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity. CSR, defined as business practices involving initiatives that benefit society, plays a role in helping organizations to be perceived as leaders. “A benefit of incorporating local community give-back is that if this is part of their company culture, the meeting again has more meaning than just coming together to meet in person,” said Cindy Y. Lo, DMCP, owner and event strategist for Red Velvet Events, a Global DMC Partner and director of communications for… more
Sep 25, 2016
CompuSystems and Panvista have teamed up to bring event analytics to trade show organizers. Utilizing low-cost, wearable beacons, called Smart Badges, organizers are able to gather a full behavioral understanding of every aspect of their event in real time. This gives organizers a wealth of intelligence for their event such as: ·  The most popular areas at the expo ·  Which sessions were the busiest ·  Traffic flow and patterns on the event floor ·  How long people stayed at each booth, presentation, or room “If you are looking for… more
Sep 25, 2016
The holiday season is just around the corner, and many of us have started making plans and getting together all the lists that we’ll need to make the most of the time with our friends and families! If you haven’t begun yet, then start the action today by registering for the upcoming Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 6 - 8 December 2016, in Anaheim, CA. If you register for the event before October 31st, you have a chance to walk away with one of ten complimentary digital devices a2z is giving away in a random raffle as a part of its event sponsorship. Last year, ten… more
Sep 21, 2016
The first edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will debut March next year. The three-day show aims to become Vietnam’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry. Organised by Messe Frankfurt, Chan Chao International Co Ltd and Yorkers Exhibition Service Vietnam, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City is expected to house 350 exhibitors and welcome 8,000 visitors at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. Chan Chao and its subsidiary in Vietnam, Yorkers, is an experienced trade fair organiser in diverse fields including automotive, electronics and machineries industries.… more
Sep 21, 2016
Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural CENTRESTAGE concluded recently, with close to 8,300 buyers from 71 countries and regions attending the show, in which about 40% were from Asia – excluding Hong Kong. CENTRESTAGE took place Sept. 7-10, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), showcasing 200 fashion brands from 20 countries and regions. The four-day show also included seminars focused on fashion industry trends. HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau, commented, “CENTRESTAGE is an ideal promotion and launch platform for… more
Sep 21, 2016
The International Association of Venue Managers awarded the 2016 Convention Center Lifetime Achievement Award to Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) Executive Director Frank Poe, an IAVM member since Jan. 1, 1980. The Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during the 2016 International Convention Center Conference in Pasadena, Calif., recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the convention center industry and the IAVM community. “To be recognized by your peers is a tremendous honor,” Poe said. “If you consider those who have received this award… more
Sep 21, 2016
The organisers of Asiamold – Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, have announced the 11th edition of the fair will be held fMarch 1-3 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. The fair will be held concurrently with SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF). The strategic date change aims to help industry players unlock greater business opportunities brought forth by synergistic collaboration with the industrial automation fair. Louis Leung, deputy general manager of Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, said, “… more
Sep 21, 2016
In an increasingly competitive environment, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre continues to perform strongly, securing 140 new conventions for Brisbane during the 2015/16 Financial Year. International specialists in immunology, world trauma, wound management, drug resistant infections and vertebrate palaeontology are among those who will head to Brisbane as a result of the 140 strong line-up of conference wins by BCEC and its convention partners over the last 12 months. More than 71,235 delegates from Australia and across the globe will deliver some 256,000 hotel room nights… more

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