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Dec 09, 2015
Macau’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) has released the city’s MICE statistics for the third quarter of 2015. The city hosted 29 exhibitions and 184 conferences – an increase of 12% and 19% year-on-year respectively. The total number of participants and attendees at Macau’s MICE events increased by an impressive 41% to reach 1,009,794. Large-scale exhibition led the growth for the quarter recording an attendee increase of nearly 43% year-on-year to 993,848. Among the 29 exhibitions, 17 of them reported 20,000 participants or more. A total of 1,842 exhibitors attended these events with… more
Dec 07, 2015
The trade show industry continued its growth streak into the third quarter of this year, with a 3.1-percent uptick, compared with the same quarter last year, marking the 21st straight quarter of growth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Index Report. "We are very encouraged to see three very strong quarters of growth for the year," said CEIR President and CEO Brian Casey. He added, "We will be watching with great interest how the year ends based on fourth quarter results, and anticipate growth to continue into 2016 and 2017." The growth in the third quarter of… more
Dec 06, 2015
Smart City Networks, a provider of event telecommunications and technology services for the conventions industry, recently implemented Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, improving Internet access for venue visitors from around the world. IPv6 serves as the latest generation of Internet Protocol (IP), which provides IP addresses for Internet-connected devices such as computers, tablets and wearable devices so they can communicate with other systems online. IPv6 provides expansive space for IP addresses, allowing convention center… more
Dec 06, 2015
Smart City Networks, a provider of event telecommunications and technology services for the conventions industry, recently implemented Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, improving Internet access for venue visitors from around the world. IPv6 serves as the latest generation of Internet Protocol (IP), which provides IP addresses for Internet-connected devices such as computers, tablets and wearable devices so they can communicate with other systems online. IPv6 provides expansive space for IP addresses, allowing convention center… more
Dec 03, 2015
This year’s International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Chairperson Megan Tanel, CEM, passed the gavel to 2016 IAEE Chairperson Julia Smith, CEM, CTA, at the Annual Networking Luncheon and Awards Presentation held during Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2015 in Baltimore, Md. "I look forward to building on IAEE's successful advocacy initiatives, and to promoting program development to attract future generations to careers in the exhibitions and events industry," Smith said. She added, "I am honored and excited to serve as 2016 chairperson and will be… more
Dec 01, 2015
AmericasMart® Atlanta’s January 2016 Market Temporaries will post 100 percent year-over-year growth in international exhibiting companies, with globally sourced product presented across all 35 collections, according to JoAnn Miller Marshall, executive vice president of AmericasMart trade shows.  The growth in international exhibiting companies parallels continuing expansion for the AmericasMart temporaries mix, which will showcase more than 2,000 exhibiting companies at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms Jan.12-19; Temporaries: Jan. 14-18). “… more
Nov 29, 2015
If you’re wondering how to make your event more fun, engaging, memorable and valuable to all of the stakeholders involved, look no further for a great example than Niche Media’s Niche EventFest. Niche EventFest, held Nov. 16-18 in New Orleans, took the typical event experience and infused it with unique experiences throughout, from an icebreaker that really worked at its opening party to a police escorted second line parade to another party and a “Shark Tank”-style event pitch on the final day. The education, too, was right on the money, with sessions that ranged from perfecting negotiation… more
Nov 28, 2015
A lot of technology companies are focusing on an app for this and an app for that, but a company based in Isreal, MUV Interactive, has come up with a small, inexpensive gadget that packs a big experience punch. BIRD is a wearable device that fits on your index finger and senses everything your fingers are doing in space. It allows you to do everything you might do on a tablet device such as touch and gestures, but BIRD is remarkable in that it allows you to do all those things while 100 feet away from that device. Presenters can flip through their slide deck as they walk through the audience… more
Nov 28, 2015
A lot of technology companies are focusing on an app for this and an app for that, but a company based in Isreal, MUV Interactive, has come up with a small, inexpensive gadget that packs a big experience punch. BIRD is a wearable device that fits on your index finger and senses everything your fingers are doing in space. It allows you to do everything you might do on a tablet device such as touch and gestures, but BIRD is remarkable in that it allows you to do all those things while 100 feet away from that device. Presenters can flip through their slide deck as they walk through the audience… more
Nov 27, 2015
Leading into the end of 2015, there still are plenty of deals taking place, with companies such as Experient, Convention Data Services and SmithBucklin signing contracts recently. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers and Experient have renewed their partnership for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the largest show in North America for the construction industries. Experient will be the official housing, registration and lead retrieval provider. At the show, Experient will be implementing eventBit, its newest addition to a suite of unified event technologies (registration, housing, mobile app and… more