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Jul 05, 2015
MeetingMetrics now is offering a set of tools that will help corporate and association training programs with their testing and certification programs. This new knowledge testing and certification program (T&C) services will allow organizations to create a formal or informal knowledge testing and achievement certification program based on their organization’s specific requirements. MeetingMetrics describes their offering as a lower-cost alternative to large, complex LMS services for clients who need testing and certification services while managing their training scheduling and… more
Jul 05, 2015
In the old days, your event management software sat on one side of the “house” and your website sat on the other. The event management application came from one supplier. Websites, on the other hand, were built by a third-party website development company. It’s different today. One company and one platform can manage both sides of the house and make it so much easier for event planners. 1.      Data synchronization. One of the obvious advantages of keeping everything “under one roof” is the automatic synchronization of data. In other… more
Jul 05, 2015
In the old days, your event management software sat on one side of the “house” and your website sat on the other. The event management application came from one supplier. Websites, on the other hand, were built by a third-party website development company. It’s different today. One company and one platform can manage both sides of the house and make it so much easier for event planners. 1.      Data synchronization. One of the obvious advantages of keeping everything “under one roof” is the automatic synchronization of data. In other… more
Jul 05, 2015
MeetingMetrics now is offering a set of tools that will help corporate and association training programs with their testing and certification programs. This new knowledge testing and certification program (T&C) services will allow organizations to create a formal or informal knowledge testing and achievement certification program based on their organization’s specific requirements. MeetingMetrics describes their offering as a lower-cost alternative to large, complex LMS services for clients who need testing and certification services while managing their training scheduling and… more
Jun 30, 2015
Nearly six years have passed since the $600 million expansion project was completed on the Phoenix Convention Center, providing attendees with nearly 900,000 square feet of event space. Just steps away from downtown Phoenix, the convention center sits on a 26-acre campus and is linked to downtown and several hotels via the new light rail system. The expansion provided several elements that positioned the convention center for the future. There is more than 300,000 sq. ft. of continuous exhibition hall space that connects the North and West Buildings, including 190,000 sq. ft. of virtually… more
Jun 26, 2015
The trade show industry continues to be busy, with several promotions and new hires within supplier and show management companies. Rick McConnell, who already was president of Informa Exhibitions U.S. Construction & Real Estate, has expanded his role to include being named president of Informa Canada as well. “McConnell’s tradeshow career, expertise in growing businesses and strong leadership skills made him the natural choice for this dual role in managing and growing these North American teams,” said Will Morris, CEO of Informa Exhibitions. He added, “With his outstanding track record,… more
Jun 25, 2015
Following the trend of dropping the lengthier monikers, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau now is called Visit Anaheim. After more than 20 years as AOCVCB, the bureau streamlined its name and introduced a new brand. “A year’s worth of brand exploration, consumer, meetings and travel trade research told us clearly that we needed a name and brand that is reflective of our organization’s mission,” said Jay Burress, president & CEO, Visit Anaheim. He added, “Visit Anaheim is a name that travel enthusiasts and conventioneers can easily find and understand. It evokes a… more
Jun 22, 2015
After 27 years with Reed Exhibitions, Chairman Mike Rusbridge will retire at the end of 2015. Chet Bruchett was promoted to CEO of the company earlier in the year.  “Mike’s achievement at Reed Exhibitions has been outstanding,” said Erik Engstrom, RELX Group CEO. “Over the two decades he has led the company and built the world’s largest exhibitions business, delivering consistent growth over 20 years. I wish him well for the future.” Rusbridge joined Reed Exhibitions as its CEO Europe in 1988, becoming president of Europe and Asia in 1994 and appointed Chairman & CEO in 1996. During… more
Jun 21, 2015
For the sixth year in a row, Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association partnered with a local charity at the site of their Annual Meeting, which was held June 20-23 in Denver. Urban Peak helps youth experiencing homelessness and youth at risk for becoming homeless overcome real life challenges by providing essential services and a supportive community. Their goal is to empower them to become self-sufficient adults. HCEA Annual Meeting attendees had the opportunity to help Urban Peak in a number of ways, including a community service project, “Chip for Charity” golf outing and “Dots for… more
Jun 21, 2015
Coex’s 2nd Vietnam International Baby & Kids fair, held June 11-14 at the Tan Binh Exhibition & Convention Center (TBECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, drew a record crowd and exhibitors. There were 14,900 registered attendees at the show, making it the event with the biggest number of visitors at TBECC. If including the  accompanying family members, the total attendance is to reach 34,000. Vietnam International Baby & Kids fair first launched in Vietnam market November 2014 by South Korea’s biggest trade show organizer, Coex, together with its South Korean partner SEGE fairs… more