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Nov 30, 2016
Cvent and Lanyon Solutions, providers of cloud-based enterprise event management technology solutions, merged their two companies creating a global meeting, event and travel technology leader.  The merger is effective immediately, and the companies will combine business operations in the coming year. Vista Equity Partners, owner of Lanyon, has completed its previously announced acquisition of all outstanding Cvent common stock for $36.00 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $1.65 billion. The combined company will be privately held and operate under the Cvent brand.… more
Nov 29, 2016
The trade show industry continues to grow, even if it’s slightly, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s latest Q3 CEIR Index results.   The third quarter posted a moderate year-on-year gain of 1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 1.6 percent in the second quarter. Faster growth was primarily attributable to a rebound in attendees and it also marked the 25th consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth. In addition, the industry has continued to outperform the macroeconomy for seven quarters straight. "Improvement in exhibition performance amidst… more
Nov 28, 2016
United Fresh, the association for the fresh produce industry, will not only expand its innovation platform, but also it will move its annual conference and expo June 13-15 into the larger West Hall at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The event will debut new expo features in convenience and fresh foods, robotics and supply chain technology, and conference sessions bringing attendees and exhibitors together with subject matter experts to help grow their businesses.  “We’re excited to launch a new format and programs in 2017 to serve specific needs in the fresh produce industry, segmenting the… more
Nov 28, 2016
Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting has appointed SPARGO as their housing services partner. SPARGO will assume the management of attendee and exhibitor housing services for the PAS 2017 Meeting, May 6-9 in San Francisco. “SPARGO will be providing a streamlined housing process and new technologies that will improve the attendee experience, promote room block utilization, and provide in-depth analytics and trending data,” said Susan Bracken, president and CEO, SPARGO. The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting is produced and co-sponsored on behalf of four pediatric organizations: American… more
Nov 28, 2016
BIOMEDevice San Jose, collocated with Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley to bring together the engineering and medtech industries, unveiled that Neil Harbisson, cyborg activist and Cyborg Foundation co-founder, will take the keynote stage to deliver a presentation surrounding biological evolution via cybernetic technology. BIOMEDevice San Jose and ESC Silicon Valley will take place Dec. 6-8 at the San Jose (Calif.) Convention Center. Harbisson is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization that promotes the use of cybernetics as a… more
Nov 28, 2016
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), a global community and educator for Business Event Strategists, announces that Fun Y. Lee, CMP-HC joins the association as a consultant. Lee will provide an additional experienced voice to further PCMA’s education and content offerings on the trends and challenges of medical business events and compliance globally. “Expanding our medical focus with Fun’s in-depth knowledge into what medical meeting leaders need in order to help them to excel in their roles will help us further expand our reach and develop programming unique to the… more
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

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