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Feb 16, 2016
The National Restaurant Association announced that US Foods will collocate its traveling road show Food Fanatics LIVE March 15 during the 2016 New England Food Show. “The National Restaurant Association is pleased to share the BCEC with US Foods during NEFS 2016,” said Mary Pat Heftman, executive vice president, Convention at National Restaurant Association. She added, “Bringing these two events together provides a one-stop shop for New England foodservice professionals looking to explore new products, participate in robust educational and edutainment-type programming and connect with one… more
Feb 16, 2016
It isn’t always easy to meet all the ‘right’ people at an event, but a new event app, SummitSync, takes some of the struggle out of networking onsite. The app combines a fun, easy-to-use social networking and discovery frontend with enterprise-class features for data capture and CRM integration on the backend. A user sign-ups by using their LinkedIn credentials, selects the conference they are attending and swipes right (interested) or left (not interested) when event attendees appear.  This upfront filtering system and inherent double-blinded opt-in nature of the app, makes it an easier… more
Feb 14, 2016
Emerald Expositions has become a certified partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange (“PRX”), the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product tracking and reforestation. This partnership gives Emerald’s magazine brands an innovative and authenticated means of achieving sustainable business practices that reduce the environmental impact that results from the use of forest products, namely trees, to make paper. PRX partners “releaf,” or reforest, their paper consumption by planting new trees – in an amount equivalent to their paper use – at… more
Feb 14, 2016
Emerald Expositions has become a certified partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange (“PRX”), the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product tracking and reforestation. This partnership gives Emerald’s magazine brands an innovative and authenticated means of achieving sustainable business practices that reduce the environmental impact that results from the use of forest products, namely trees, to make paper. PRX partners “releaf,” or reforest, their paper consumption by planting new trees – in an amount equivalent to their paper use – at… more
Feb 11, 2016
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced that its annual Fall Meeting, an event that regularly attracts more than 25,000 Earth and space scientists and other participants from  around the world, will move to New Orleans in 2017 and in Washington, D.C. in 2018. For nearly 50 years, the AGU Fall Meeting has been held in San Francisco.  During that time, it has grown  from a gathering of a few hundred researchers to the largest Earth and space science event in the world. In 2015, it included more than 23,000 poster and oral presentations; hundreds of networking,… more
Feb 09, 2016
VNU Exhibitions has announced its acquisition of Aquarama and Pet Asia from UBM Exhibition Singapore Pte Ltd. Aquarama is a trade show covering fish, invertebrates, plants and related accessories. Pet Asia was launched in 2007 as a collocated event to extend the show coverage to other pet supplies and services. VNU will be the exhibition organiser of both Pet Asia and Aquarama, beginning with the 2016 edition. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Aquarama has been held in Singapore biennially since 1989. As an immediate effect of the acquisition, Aquarama will become an annual… more
Feb 09, 2016
Reed Exhibitions Greater China made its mark in China with successful completion of the nation’s first-ever marketing certification program for exhibition industry professionals. The Reed Exhibitions Greater China (RXGC) Marketing Certification Program, launched in March 2015, was designed with the specific aim to educate and certify marketers. It supports Reed’s vision to build a strong marketing and digital DNA within the company by developing a pool of marketing talents, and provides recognition for knowledge and skills that are critical to employees’ marketing success. Throughout 2015,… more
Feb 09, 2016
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) 10th anniversary year in 2015 turned out to be a banner one for international high-profile events at the venue. These included; the Global Food Safety Conference 2015; 18th Human Genome Meeting 2015; 26th and 27th ASEAN Summits and Related Summits; and the 128th International Olympic Committee Session, to name a few. These contributed to the Centre’s 2015 total of 1,230 events which attracted close to 1.8 million delegates. Since its opening, the Centre has hosted 11,199 events, welcomed close to 19.4 million delegates and contributed over RM6… more
Feb 09, 2016
Everyone’s talking about “big data” these days, but exactly what does that involve? Thanks to a variety of technology tools, shows now have the ability to collect a wealth of information about attendees: demographics, interests, social media details, job title/role, number of years attending, buying authority, time spent on the show floor (and in what areas), reasons for attending, other shows attended and more. Having all this data provides insight into who really is participating in the event and how to find others who are similar. It also offers the opportunity to make adjustments and… more
Feb 09, 2016
During a specially convened session of the Executive Committee (Committee) Jan. 27, the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) voted unanimously to appoint Stuart Bailey, managing director of Diversified Communications Hong Kong, as the chairman of the association for the remainder of the current term which runs until June 2016.  Bailey replaces Javed Khan, Mega-Expo, who resigned his position on health grounds earlier this month. The committee wishes to sincerely thank Javed for all of the time and effort that he gave in discharging his duties as chairman.… more