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Mar 23, 2015
For the past two years, Emerald Expositions’ Interbike has taken up four halls at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, and now it’s set to expand to even more space. The show previously filled halls A, B, C and D in the venue’s South Convention Center area and has added hall E to the mix. Show management cites several factors contributing to the overall space filling up, including the addition of a new indoor test track, a new Product Innovation Zone, a new food court with seating, on-floor retail education and more. “Contracts for booth space are coming in at a fast pace from… more
Mar 23, 2015
AHC Media, a medical media and publishing company, will launch the Emergency Medicine Reports’ Summit, an interactive seminar highlighting the key issues emergency medicine providers face every day. The two-day summit will be held Aug. 28-29 at Wynn’s Encore in Las Vegas and will focus on the top 10 matters affecting emergency medicine right now. “For more than 30 years, emergency physicians have counted on our bi-weekly Emergency Medicine Reports for concise and reliable coverage of the most up-to-date information,” states David Fournier, CEO and Publisher of AHC Media. He added, “With the… more
Mar 22, 2015
Two medical-related shows recently signed on with show management companies to help them put together a successful event. The International Association of Accessibility Professionals(IAAP) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. SmithBucklin's Christine Murphy Peck will serve as IAAP's CEO, and its headquarters will be in Washington, D.C. Launched in 2014, IAAP defines, promotes and improves the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and… more
Mar 20, 2015
The World of Asphalt and AGG1 2015 not only scored new attendance records, but also they broke records in number of exhibitors and net square footage. “Exhibitors and attendees alike cited the value of face-to-face dialog with so many industry professionals and companies in one place and the consistently high-quality environment of the shows,” said Show Manager Rich Prausa of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.  The shows, held March 17-19 at the Baltimore (Md.) Convention Center, had a total attendance of 7,600, which was up more than 26 percent, compared with the last show, and… more
Mar 19, 2015
Exhibit Surveys and Lippman Connects recently teamed up to conduct a study that examined “New Attendee Acquisition Benchmarks & Practices” and, among other findings, a two-thirds majority of the attendee acquisition/attendee marketers respondents said they expected revenue growth. “(The fact that) 65 percent of respondents anticipate their next event’s revenue will increase is a very positive sign for our industry,” said Sam Lippman, president and founder of Lippman Connects, which is compared to one-third citing higher revenue expectations last year. As one can imagine, the largest… more
Mar 17, 2015
Since the beginning of the year, business has continued to pick up in the trade show industry and with that has come a bevy of new and renewed contracts. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has extended their partnership with Experient to be the exclusive partner for event registration and lead retrieval services for ICUEE 2015, The Demo Expo, which is the largest event in North America for utilities and utility contractors. This event adds to the current partnerships for AEM’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the largest show in North America for the construction industries, and CONEXPO Latin America… more
Mar 17, 2015
The American Society of Association Executives’ Great Ideas Conference, held March 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, scored its highest attendance ever, with 806 coming to the meeting. This represents the highest attendance in its 12 year history and 15-percent increase from last year’s record-breaking numbers. During the Opening General Session, Alan Gregerman, author, president and Chief Innovation Officer of Venture Works Inc., walked attendees through how they can discover the power of strangers and the importance of being open to new possibilities because it can be the… more
Mar 16, 2015
Veteran journalist and author Tom Brokaw will deliver a keynote address at the 2015 BIO International Convention June 15-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The BIO International Convention draws more than15,000 leaders from the biopharmaceutical industry.  “With his decades of distinguished work on the frontlines of television journalism, we are thrilled Tom Brokaw will be joining us for the 2015 BIO International Convention,” said Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of BIO. He added,“His storied career has seen him headline such distinguished programs as the… more
Mar 16, 2015
At the ongoing South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, as expected, one of the biggest buzz is about the emerging world of Internet of Things (IoT) for Consumers.  In a number of conference sessions I attended during the first two days at the event, leaders from the technology space shared both their enthusiasm as well as concerns about the impact of IoT on our long term future. Connected smart devices that automatically share information with each other and collect data about the users' activities are set to become ubiquitous. While it is anticipated that these new technologies will… more
Mar 16, 2015
At the ongoing South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive, as expected, one of the biggest buzz is about the emerging world of Internet of Things (IoT) for Consumers.  In a number of conference sessions I attended during the first two days at the event, leaders from the technology space shared both their enthusiasm as well as concerns about the impact of IoT on our long term future. Connected smart devices that automatically share information with each other and collect data about the users' activities are set to become ubiquitous. While it is anticipated that these new technologies will… more