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Mar 05, 2016
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and CEO Alan Steel and Centerplate CEO Chris Verros unveiled the launch of an online catering and delivery service for event managers and exhibitors participating in events at the Javits Center. This new on-demand, web-based service called Market Express allows customers to order a variety of meal and beverage options through their mobile devices for timely delivery to the their exhibit booth or offices throughout the six-block facility.  With this online ordering service now available, thousands of exhibitors can… more
Mar 05, 2016
New York Convention Center Operating Corporation President and CEO Alan Steel and Centerplate CEO Chris Verros unveiled the launch of an online catering and delivery service for event managers and exhibitors participating in events at the Javits Center. This new on-demand, web-based service called Market Express allows customers to order a variety of meal and beverage options through their mobile devices for timely delivery to the their exhibit booth or offices throughout the six-block facility.  With this online ordering service now available, thousands of exhibitors can… more
Mar 03, 2016
When Cisco was looking to launch the VersaStack, an integrated collaboration between IBM and Cisco at VMWorld in August 2015, they wanted to make a big impact. First, they had a problem they needed to solve. They only had one full-scale demo built out to take to shows. A. J. Ramsey, Global IBM Partner Marketing Manager for Cisco, described the demo unit as a “beast of a box” that was expensive and difficult to ship around. On top of that, only larger venues and events could handle the power and size requirements to display the fully functional demo unit. Cisco partnered with Kaon… more
Mar 03, 2016
When Cisco was looking to launch the VersaStack, an integrated collaboration between IBM and Cisco at VMWorld in August 2015, they wanted to make a big impact. First, they had a problem they needed to solve. They only had one full-scale demo built out to take to shows. A. J. Ramsey, Global IBM Partner Marketing Manager for Cisco, described the demo unit as a “beast of a box” that was expensive and difficult to ship around. On top of that, only larger venues and events could handle the power and size requirements to display the fully functional demo unit. Cisco partnered with Kaon… more
Mar 02, 2016
The ISA International Sign Expo 2016 trade show floor has completely sold out, topping out more than 200,000 square feet and nearly 600 exhibitors. This comes well in advance of the show, which occurs April 20-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The ISA International Sign Expo 2016 will feature the latest in new technologies and products. It also will include dozens of educational opportunities free with trade show admission. “Selling out the trade show floor this far in advance of the show signals the excitement in the sign and graphics industry,” said Lori Anderson, ISA… more
Feb 29, 2016
National Trade Productions, the San Diego Convention Center Corporation and MC2 all have named new leaders in their companies. National Trade Productions has promoted Christopher Harar to president of NTP Events. In this role, he will oversee the Events Division, including all show management, personnel and administration. Harar will provide leadership working strategically with the Event Services teams to ensure outstanding customer service through the management of NTP's Client Care Program. "Chris is an exceptional executive and his insights, ideas and leadership have been a… more
Feb 26, 2016
It’s no secret big brands are using cutting-edge digital tactics to reach consumers in new ways. But big brands don’t have monopoly on new tactics; events large and small have the opportunity to use new technology and digital tactics to expand their reach and connect with their target audiences in creative ways. Mobile advertising is one possible tactic events can add to their marketing strategies—and some already have. Many agencies and advertising companies are supporting clients in this space. Recently, TSNN spoke to James Lawson, managing partner and chief legal officer… more
Feb 26, 2016
It’s no secret big brands are using cutting-edge digital tactics to reach consumers in new ways. But big brands don’t have monopoly on new tactics; events large and small have the opportunity to use new technology and digital tactics to expand their reach and connect with their target audiences in creative ways. Mobile advertising is one possible tactic events can add to their marketing strategies—and some already have. Many agencies and advertising companies are supporting clients in this space. Recently, TSNN spoke to James Lawson, managing partner and chief legal officer… more
Feb 25, 2016
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s CEIR Total Index, which tracks the overall health of the trade show industry, ended last year with a substantial uptick in not only the fourth quarter, but also for the full year. The index posted a strong year-on-year gain of 3.7 percent in the fourth quarter. This growth is the second highest rate since the second quarter of 2012. It also marked the 22nd consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth. During the three years, 2012 through 2014, the exhibition industry growth generally lagged the pace of GDP, but the industry has now outperformed the… more
Feb 24, 2016
In just more than a month, top-level executives from trade show organizing companies worldwide will converge at the Society of Independent Show Organizer’s CEO Summit to hear about the latest trends in the market, whether it be why so many overseas companies are buying up U.S.-based shows or how every event should be considering its content marketing program. “Ranked as one of the best networking events of the year in the trade and consumer show industry, the SISO CEO Summit gathers together CEOs and executives from more than 100 small and large global show organizing companies for not only… more