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Jun 19, 2015
The Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) voted to appoint Fred Peterson as its interim executive director, replacing the current director, James E. Rooney, who will be leaving the authority at the end of the month to become the next president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Peterson will assume the Interim role, effective July 1. “On behalf of the entire board, we are pleased to have a candidate with Fred’s qualifications take the lead as our Interim Executive Director,” said John McDonnell, board chair of the MCCA and managing… more
Jun 18, 2015
Global Gaming Expo 2015, for the casino gaming industry, is broadening its scope by launching the “Integrated Resort Experience at G2E,” presenting innovative non-gaming technology, products and services as guests would experience them in a gaming-resort setting. This new effort will deliver a complete “end-to-end” solution to help casinos attract more guests, encourage them to stay and play longer, and increase revenue per visitor, according to show organizers. Led by the American Gaming Association and Global Gaming Expo, the Integrated Resort Experience will be collocated with G2E,… more
Jun 16, 2015
Sustainability in the trade show industry is moving to the forefront again after it stalled during the recession, and Global Experience Specialists recently took a big leap forward to become the first general service contractor to be certified to an international sustainability standard for the meetings and event industry. GES exceeded Level One and achieved Level Two certification to the Accepted Practices EXchange/American Society for Testing and Materials (APEX /ASTM) Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Exhibits for Environmentally… more
Jun 15, 2015
Las Vegas will once again host the largest travel trade show in North America in 2020, the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW. IPW is the travel industry’s premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the U.S.   "IPW is a tremendous opportunity to showcase Las Vegas to the world and there is always something new to experience," said Lawrence Weekly, Clark County Commissioner and Chairman of the LVCVA Board of Directors. He added. "Since the show was last here just two years ago, we’ve seen new resorts open like the SLS Las Vegas, The Cromwell and The Delano, new… more
Jun 15, 2015
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry named Kai Hattendorf as its new managing director to replace Paul Woodward, who will be stepping down in November. The announcement was made on the opening day of the UFI Open Seminar in Europe, June 15-17 in Istanbul, Turkey. Hattendorf currently is vice president, Digital Business & Entertainment at Messe Frankfurt and was selected in a in a process led by the UFI president, Andrés Lopez-Valderrama and his Executive Committee, and supported by the international search firm, Heidrick & Struggles. “I am personally very pleased… more
Jun 15, 2015
E.J. Krause & Associates launch The Builder Remodeler Expo Southeast March 8-9 at the Cobb Galleria. The trade show and conference will encompass builders, designers, remodelers, and all those who sell and service the residential building industry. “Atlanta is the ideal market to develop BRE into a major platform to serve the Southeast’s residential building and remodeling industry,” said Ned Krause, president and CEO, E.J. Krause. He added, “BRE has already received considerable support from major manufacturers and distributors, as well as industry backing. We are looking forward to a… more
Jun 14, 2015
This past fortnight, we have seen some interesting and potentially game-changing announcements from the biggest players in the Search Engine and Social Media tech community. Read below to tune in: Twitter is expanding its character limit for Direct Messages to a whopping 10,000 characters. This is being done to enable users to report their issues to brands in detail without being bogged down by the character limit. https://twittercommunity.com/t/removing-the-140-character-limit-from-direct-messages/41348 Facebook's News Feed algorithm will now factor the type of content being actively… more
Jun 14, 2015
This past fortnight, we have seen some interesting and potentially game-changing announcements from the biggest players in the Search Engine and Social Media tech community. Read below to tune in: Twitter is expanding its character limit for Direct Messages to a whopping 10,000 characters. This is being done to enable users to report their issues to brands in detail without being bogged down by the character limit. https://twittercommunity.com/t/removing-the-140-character-limit-from-direct-messages/41348 Facebook's News Feed algorithm will now factor the type of content being actively… more
Jun 13, 2015
Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. “Meeting Planners are seeing their role influenced more and more by technology, not just for the meeting itself, but in researching and booking venues, how planners interact onsite and how they communicate following the meeting,” said Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO. He added, “The balance between technology and… more
Jun 13, 2015
Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. “Meeting Planners are seeing their role influenced more and more by technology, not just for the meeting itself, but in researching and booking venues, how planners interact onsite and how they communicate following the meeting,” said Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO. He added, “The balance between technology and… more