News

Jan 01, 2016
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the selection of Aaron Bludworth, CEO of Fern, as the incoming Chairman of the Board along with the new slate of officers and board members during its meeting held Dec.1 in Baltimore, Md. The 2016 officers of the CEIR board of directors are as follows: ·  Chairman: Aaron Bludworth, president and CEO, Fern; ·  Vice Chair: Steve Moster, CEO, VIAD and president, Global Experience Specialists (GES); ·  Secretary/Treasurer: Bob Priest-Heck, president and COO, Freeman; and ·  Immediate Past Chair: Britton Jones,… more
Dec 13, 2015
Longtime hospitality executive, David M. Gibbons of Rockport, Mass., was named by board of directors for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority as its executive director. Gibbons becomes the third leader in the history of the MCCA, taking over most recently for James Rooney, who left to run the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Gibbons appointment comes after a several-month search process led by executive search firm Korn Ferry.  In his role, Gibbons will oversee ownership and operations of the Authority’s four facilities, including the Boston Convention & Exhibition… more
Dec 13, 2015
Wondering what 2016 will have in store for digital marketers and consumers? 2015 has brought some remarkably game-changing paradigm shifts in how users find and consume digital content, as well as physical commodities. In the coming year, these trends will continue to have an exponentially deepening impact on both B2B and B2C sectors. 1.       Live streaming, as well as video-driven promotion, will find much wider acceptance. Video ads will continue to show up on more and more sites and apps. 2.       Wearable tech and smart devices… more
Dec 13, 2015
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has installed cutting-edge technology for its special events and meetings students – the Giant iTab – an oversized interactive touchscreen intended to increase digital engagement and keep students on top of trends in the industry and at TISOH. “When we teach our students about successful meetings, we want to expose them to every facet of planning, production and ultimately the experience of their attendees,” TISOH Executive Director Tim Lam said. He added, “That includes bringing in the most innovative technology… more
Dec 13, 2015
Wondering what 2016 will have in store for digital marketers and consumers? 2015 has brought some remarkably game-changing paradigm shifts in how users find and consume digital content, as well as physical commodities. In the coming year, these trends will continue to have an exponentially deepening impact on both B2B and B2C sectors. 1.       Live streaming, as well as video-driven promotion, will find much wider acceptance. Video ads will continue to show up on more and more sites and apps. 2.       Wearable tech and smart devices… more
Dec 13, 2015
The International School of Hospitality (TISOH) has installed cutting-edge technology for its special events and meetings students – the Giant iTab – an oversized interactive touchscreen intended to increase digital engagement and keep students on top of trends in the industry and at TISOH. “When we teach our students about successful meetings, we want to expose them to every facet of planning, production and ultimately the experience of their attendees,” TISOH Executive Director Tim Lam said. He added, “That includes bringing in the most innovative technology… more
Dec 10, 2015
Meeting Professionals International and the International Association of Exhibitions and Event have decided to form a business partnership to benefit their respective members.   The agreement aims to leverage the two associations' complementary business synergies and increase brand awareness to member audiences through MPI's The Meeting Professional® magazine. "The partnership with IAEE is an opportunity for our associations to address the growing need for collaboration between the meeting, tradeshow and event principles," said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. He… more
Dec 09, 2015
The ninth edition of the ASIAWATER Expo & Forum, the largest and leading water and wastewater event for developing countries in Asia, will take place April 6-8 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. With 90 percent of the booth space already booked, ASIAWATER 2016 is one of the best shows throughout Asia for current ASEAN water needs, including water supply, water resources, sanitation and purification. As part of the ASIAWATER 2016 marketing campaign, the ASIAWATER team organised a technical visit for their exhibitors, staff and media to Indah Water Konsortium (… more
Dec 09, 2015
Whoever said December was a slow month, might have been wrong when it comes to end of this year’s new hires and promotions, with several companies bringing people on before kicking off a fresh start in 2016. Global Experience Specialists recently named Wendy Gibson as executive vice president of global marketing. Gibson is an accomplished B-to-B marketing leader with a high-tech background and brings 25 years of managing all aspects of marketing, including branding, lead generation, product marketing, corporate marketing, digital, social and business development. As executive vice president… more
Dec 09, 2015
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is continuing its ASEAN Rising Trade Show (ART) campaign to support the Thai exhibition industry through promoting the country as a high potential marketplace for the ASEAN market. The ART campaign is expected to run for three years from 2015 with the goal to raise the profile and standard of the Thai exhibition industry. The first-year of the ART campaign is set to officially finish in December 2015. The number of international exhibitors and visitors in the first three quarters of 2015 increased more than 75 percent year-on-year. The… more