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Nov 28, 2016
By Leslie Thornton Associations and other nonprofit executives face numerous challenges as they seek to allocate resources, time and staffing while also trying to create dynamic events that provide value for attendees, sponsors and other stakeholders. In many cases, these executives are turning to experienced external sources to handle specific functions, roles or even entire events. In fact, 81 percent of association executives said they are currently outsourcing key functions such as graphic design and multimedia, membership technology and event strategy, according to a 2015 survey… more
Nov 26, 2016
For the past year, TSNN has celebrated its 20th anniversary with a series of articles profiling leaders in the trade show industry, as well as writing about shows and companies that are a part of the overall rich #tradeshowhistory. All of this celebrating will culminate Dec. 6-8 at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events Expo! Expo! Annual Meeting and Exhibition in TSNN’s booth (#948) on the showfloor. Besides a timeline designed by The Expo Group highlighting some of the trade show leaders, trade show history and TSNN’s own 20 years of history, there also will be a trivia… more
Nov 26, 2016
As part of TSNN’s 20th anniversary celebration, Douglas Emslie, managing director of U.K.-based Tarsus Group - one of the largest trade show companies in the world with over 110 events – was interviewed recently about how Tarsus first came to buy TSNN, not only once, but two times. He also discussed what role he sees TSNN playing now in the overall trade show industry and in the future. TSNN: How did you first hear about TSNN?  Douglas Emslie: In 1999, Tarsus purchased the Exhibition Bulletin magazine in the U.K., which is considered the bible of the exhibition industry - listing all… more
Nov 26, 2016
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named the event marketing software company Feathr as winner of its prestigious UFI Technology Award. With a focus on “Digital innovation”, this year’s competition set out to find the best new technologies that support the exhibition industry. international panel of exhibition professionals selected Feathr for its innovative Event Marketing Cloud, a suite of tools designed to help event organisers “know, grow, engage and monetise their digital audiences”. “At UFI’s ICT Committee we strive for… more
Nov 26, 2016
Smart City Networks, an event telecommunications, and technology services provider for the convention industry, completed a complete overhaul of the Hawai’i Convention Center’s data and wireless capabilities in 27 days, an industry record. “This project under normal circumstances would have required three to four months to plan, purchase and receive components, contract construction, install equipment, configure, test, and deploy,” said Smart City Networks President Mark Haley. “Our team worked tirelessly to meet this record deadline and this serves as an… more
Nov 25, 2016
In 1986, Madonna broke through the male-dominated music scene, Oprah Winfrey debuted her TV show, and Nancy Hallberg and Kris Sieradski launched Connections Housing in Atlanta. The two women met after both moved to Atlanta to work in hotel sales (Hallberg from Kansas, Sieradski from Michigan). Hallberg likes to say that “Connections was born in a closet.” In reality, they rented a small space near the Margaret Mitchell House in Midtown Atlanta. It was just the two of them working in the business, other than Hallberg’s father who came in to answer the phone. Back in those days, hotels… more
Nov 25, 2016
By Elizabeth Johnson The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) will hold its annual Expo! Expo! Dec. 6-8 in Anaheim. IAEE has slated a full program of 70 sessions “all about Action”. Sessions will include major topics such as safety and security, sales and sponsorship, show design and strategy, career advancement and tech trends and foresight. “This year we are adding additional flairs to the education at Expo! Expo!” said Brooke Pierson, education manager at IAEE. She added, “Our goal is to fully engage all attendees by creating casual and comfortable learning… more
Nov 21, 2016
UBM Asia, a UBM plc company, recently concluded its 4th edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair, attracted a total of 6,963 trade visitors to the four-day event from 21st to 24th October 2016. Held at Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 1, the event featured 183 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, occupying 303 booths. Of the 6,963 visitors, 836 visitors, or 12% were from outside Taiwan. The top three visiting countries were Mainland China, India and Japan. Sabine Liu, General Manager of UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch, commented, “With the B-to-B trade platform provided by UBM, the world… more
Nov 21, 2016
UBM Asia, recently announced it has agreed to cooperate with Jeong Sik Choi, founder of Boannews Company to organise SECON (International Security Exhibition & Conference), a leading security industry tradeshow in South Korea. Launched in 2012, SECON is positioned as the only specialized and integrated commercial security exhibition in Korea. At the last edition held in March 2016, a total of 320 exhibitors and more than 44,000 visitors attended the show. The next edition of SECON will be held from 15th to 17th March 217 at KINTEX in Seoul. In addition to SECON, Choi publishes Security… more
Nov 21, 2016
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) held the inaugural Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo Oct. 26-29 at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). The event featured about 380 exhibitors from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, Korea and Taiwan. The Outdoor and Tech Light Expo showcased four major themes: outdoor lighting; lighting accessories, parts & components; professional & industrial lighting; and advertising lighting. During the same period, the HKTDC also held three other shows, Eco Expo Asia, and Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair ran… more

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