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Aug 15, 2016
The trials and tribulations of launching a new show, successfully leveraging digital, mapping the attendee and exhibitor journey, new tech innovation and utilizing content marketing were just some of the hot-button topics discussed at the Society of Independent Show Organizers’ Leadership Conference, held Aug. 9-11 in Cleveland, Ohio. David Audrain, SISO’s executive director, said there were about 174 people at the event, which was on par with last year. "We are receiving very positive comments from our members on both the content and location of this year's SISO Leadership Conference,”… more
Aug 15, 2016
SuperZoo, a pet retail trade exposition and conference produced by World Pet Association, recently wrapped its largest show to date at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with a more than four percent increase in attendees and eight percent increase in companies attending over 2015, as well as nearly 1,200 exhibitors participating. The redesigned exhibit hall, with an additional 85,000 square feet of exhibit space, saw more than 820 new products make their debut as part of the popular New Product Showcase. More than 90 education sessions covered a wide variety of topics including: staff training,… more
Aug 14, 2016
As president and CEO of International Association of Exhibitions and Events, David  DuBois not only travels a lot, but also he is responsible for the management of 23 full-time professional staff, producing the annual business operating plan and budget, overseeing the support of all meetings of governance units, leading business development, directing fund raising efforts, advocating for the industry and the organization’s members, providing organizational leadership and strategic counsel to the board. Also, he serves as the association’s representative with industry coalitions, partner… more
Aug 14, 2016
A large number of expo organizers today are turning to technology to facilitate onsite and online booth space selection to book more space in shorter time span, make processes easier and expedite revenue collection. Because it's so critical to the long-term growth of your organization and events, a lot of care and due diligence needs to be put in making the choice of technology and resources to use for your exhibits sales. If you looking for an effective online and onsite exhibits contract and sales technology solution, here are some of the critical factors that should be a part of your… more
Aug 13, 2016
Visit Anaheim, the official destination marketing organization (DMO) of Anaheim, released the first video of an 18-part series showcasing the diverse craft brew and local dining scene. The video series was created to show an authentic and unexpected side of the local food and beer scenes, providing an inside look into classic and newsworthy menu items through unique collaborations with chefs and brew masters. Each video created will highlight local foodie and beer favorites, like today’s video featuring Noble Ale Works, released to celebrate National IPA Day. The video series… more
Aug 12, 2016
Developing a personal brand and preparing for the future are themes running throughout the education program at IMEX America this year. How to communicate and develop a personal brand delivering immediate impact, as well as how to anticipate and prepare for the future are challenges facing many industry professionals both in and out of the office. Education sessions at IMEX America, taking place Oct. 18-20 in Las Vegas, have been tailored to help meet those challenges. With three days of business meetings and networking, IMEX will offer an opportunity to connect with like-minded… more
Aug 11, 2016
Expanding its portfolio of offerings even more, GES, a global full-service provider for live events, has acquired ON Event Services, a leading provider of live event audio visual production services that includes audio, video, lighting, mapping and scenic design. In addition, ON Event Services produces high-end entertainment events and provides in-house audio visual services to hotels, arenas, and conference centers. This expansion enables GES to serve more fully the live event needs of clients with industry-leading audio visual and event production services that engage participants and… more
Aug 09, 2016
As the long summer days begin their slow turn into fall leaves and back-to-school times, companies in the trade show industry have continued to grow their businesses with new and returning business contracts. Middle East event organizer F&E, a Tarsus Group company, has appointed GES as official supplier in an agreement until the end of 2019. The agreement includes delivering services for F&E’s aerospace portfolio – the MEBAA Show and the Dubai Airshow, taking place at DWC, Airshow Site; collocated shows Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) and MRO Middle East - plus education… more
Aug 08, 2016
ASD Market Week’s recent show saw buyer attendance up 10 percent, compared with last year’s August event, with a compound annual growth of 12 percent, compared with the last two years. “ASD Market Week is the comprehensive consumer goods trade show in United States,” explained Karalynn Sprouse, executive vice president of Merchandise, International Sourcing and Manufacturing Groups for Emerald Expositions. She added, “We are a one-stop shop for retail store owners, buyers as well as distributors and importers to source, discover and purchase the largest assortment of merchandise from around… more
Aug 08, 2016
Have you ever wanted to capture all the content you’re taking in onsite at an event and have easy access to the notes afterward? There’s an app for that. Core-apps has entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire the company’s Conference Notes iPad app, including the associated technology. Core-apps, a mobile app and event management technology platform for the trade show industry, and AstraZeneca have a shared goal to expand Conference Notes. The acquisition will allow Core-apps to scale the technology and for AstraZeneca to continue to utilize the app for medical… more

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