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Aug 30, 2016
UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association have signed on to continue their partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis.  The event takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is collocated with five UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis. MD&M Minneapolis has showcased medtech innovation in the Midwest for more than 20… more
Aug 28, 2016
There aren’t too many people who can claim they have been in the industry for more than 50 years, but Jerry Kallman Sr. started off in 1963. Since 1963, Kallman Associates specialized in serving as the United States and Canadian representative office for numerous world renowned trade show organizers primarily in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The company now is run full-time by Jerry Kallman Jr., while Jerry Sr. is chair of Kallman Worldwide. Jerry Sr. took some time to tell TSNN about his many years of experience in the industry. TSNN: How did you get into the trade show business?… more
Aug 27, 2016
In the late 1800s, the need for safe drinking water was a critical issue. So, in March of 1881, 22 men representing water utilities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Tennessee met on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis for the first of what would eventually become the Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Attendance wasn’t officially recorded until 1965 in Portland, Oregon, where 3,857 attended. When exhibits were formally added in 1979 in San Francisco, there were 7,195 attendees and 299 exhibit booths. The event… more
Aug 27, 2016
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research recently unveiled its Trade Show Economic Impact Calculator. “CEIR’s Trade Show Economic Impact Calculator will help organizers further understand the impact of their shows and provide consistency across the exhibition industry in how we measure that impact,” said CEIR President and CEO Brian Casey, CEM. “More importantly, this tool offers the possibility of further correlating the value exhibitions have on their particular destinations.” CEIR’s latest tool for exhibition organizers calculates the economic impact of their exhibition in the city… more
Aug 27, 2016
The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched its first 360-degree virtual reality video featuring one-of-a-kind augmented reality graphics and a unique take on the 360-degree viewing experience. The video highlights the destination’s award-winning culinary scene and is the first of three virtual reality projects to be released in the coming months. Viewers are immersed in a culinary journey from farm to fork as they are guided through 10 local establishments including 8UP, Crescent Hill Craft House, Harvest, Jack Fry’s, Mike Linnigs, Monnik, Proof on Main, The… more
Aug 27, 2016
The Virtual Edge Institute [VEI] and Meetings + Conventions Calgary announced fall scholarship applications now are being accepted for VEI’s Digital Event Strategist [DES] newly updated course and certification exam. The scholarships support business event organizers seeking to further their education in digital extensions and live streams of events. Meetings + Conventions Calgary is the exclusive sponsor of these scholarships which support the application, online course and exam fees – a $1000+ USD value. The scholarship winners will participate in the next DES LIVE Online course… more
Aug 24, 2016
Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo) and Questex will partner on the launch of the Pennsylvania Foodservice Expo, an annual trade show serving the Restaurant, Foodservice, Nightlife and Hospitality industry in Pennsylvania. The inaugural show will be held Oct. 23-24, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The partnership and launch will incorporate Questex’s Nightclub & Bar brand by bringing the concept to the East Coast in a variety of tasting pavilions scattered throughout the showfloor. “These new partnerships are extremely exciting, as they… more
Aug 23, 2016
Despite a string of bombings two weeks ago, the calendar of events taking place in Thailand for the rest of this year remain full and cover everything from meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions and mega events, with total of 154 business events scheduled to be held between now until the December 2016, according to the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. Among the big events coming up in Thailand August and September 2016 are two meetings and incentives events in Phuket – Phuket is also popular with big conventions and meetings. Planned Aug. 18-21is the Thailand Incentive… more
Aug 23, 2016
Hainan Airlines recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Mainland China. The service will begin Dec. 2 and will initially operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Chinese tourists are one of the fastest-growing and largest-spending groups of international visitors to Las Vegas. With the reciprocal 10-year tourist visas and the introduction of hotels, programming and amenities geared toward Chinese visitors, Las Vegas has established… more
Aug 23, 2016
The 16th Shanghai International Children Baby and Maternity Products Industry Expo (CBME China 2016) closed its three-day run at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) July 22 with 85,111 trade buyers in attendance. There also were 2,366 suppliers (+10.2% YOY) representing 3,673 brands (+29.5% YOY) showcased their latest products in 223,305 square meters of exhibition space (+8.9% YOY). 32% were from overseas brands. A number of brands in attendance included: Angel’s Face, Babience Baby Coccole, Babyauto, Baby's Only Organic, Babystyle, Bellamy, Besafe, Brevi, Cocolico,… more

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