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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
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
Messe Duesseldorf has made plans to participate in the AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2015 in order to promote its worldwide program of international medical trade fairs These fairs include MEDICA 2015, World Forum for Medicine, and COMPAMED 2015, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology; MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015; MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2016, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016; and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2016; as well as the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2016. AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2015 is on tap July 26-30 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. At Messe… more
Jun 21, 2015
Asia was one of the major highlights of the 18th edition of Vinexpo 2015 in Bordeaux, and plans are well underway for the upcoming editions of the exhibition: Vinexpo Hong-Kong (May 24-26, 2016) and Vinexpo Tokyo (Nov. 15-16, 2016). The Vinexpo brand has had a presence in Asia since 1998, and continues to grow and support the business goals of wine and spirits professionals in that part of the world.  Considered Asia’s business center, Hong Kong is a promising market for the wine and spirits industry. The 2016 Vinexpo Hong Kong will be a major international… more
Jun 21, 2015
When PACK EXPO Las Vegas kicks Sept. 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it will be collocated with Pharma Expo – which will have the latest manufacturing advances for the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical device industries. Pharma EXPO is produced in partnership by PACK EXPO owner and organizer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Together, the two shows will provide access to 2,000 processing and packaging solutions providers and 30,000 attendees. “Co-locating… more
Jun 21, 2015
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2016 will take place June 13-16 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier international trade show and conference for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. IAAPA, the trade association for the attractions industry worldwide, produces the annual Expo.  "We are thrilled to take Asian Attractions Expo back to China," said … 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