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Oct 04, 2015
LeftField Media added Washington, D.C.’s Awesome Con to its growing roster. Awesome Con, launched by Ben Penrod in 2013, is a pop culture convention set in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event has defined itself as one of the fastest-growing fan conventions in the U.S., and this year attracted more than 40,000 attendees. “We’re thrilled to work with Ben and the Awesome Con team,” said Greg Topalian, president of LeftField Media. “Awesome Con is an incredible event, and DC is a very special region with tremendous fans. We look forward to taking Awesome Con to the next level… more
Oct 04, 2015
In the very early history of the web, browser plug-ins played a vital role by enabling rich online multimedia experiences and complex web application functionality. However, along with these capabilities, plugins came with some inherent weaknesses that soon came to the forefront, and have ultimately contributed to their rapid downfall.    Plugins consume an excessive amount of system resources and expose networks to serious security risks. Also, plugins are not designed for touch, and that is a significant disadvantage as mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have… more
Oct 04, 2015
In the very early history of the web, browser plug-ins played a vital role by enabling rich online multimedia experiences and complex web application functionality. However, along with these capabilities, plugins came with some inherent weaknesses that soon came to the forefront, and have ultimately contributed to their rapid downfall.    Plugins consume an excessive amount of system resources and expose networks to serious security risks. Also, plugins are not designed for touch, and that is a significant disadvantage as mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have… more
Sep 30, 2015
Approximately 20,000 attendees from 100 different countries came to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) Congress, held Sept. 22-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year was the first time the congress was held in the United States. Held every three years, the WMOF is the largest Catholic gathering of families. The theme of the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 was “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive,” emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on our society. Adult attendees received practical tips on how to improve their family… more
Sep 29, 2015
The Professional Convention Management Association recently launched its Business Events Series online training subscription. The interactive series offers onDemand topical training and development tools for business events professionals. Unique to the industry, PCMA will release three series modules annually – each tackling current topics relevant to the business events industry. The “Digital Events” module, already released, will be followed by “Increased Revenues from Events” in October and Concepts in “Meeting Design” in December. By purchasing the… more
Sep 28, 2015
Have you voted yet for the TSNN Awards “Best of Show” nominees or submitted a nomination for the Show Manager of the Year awards? Both deadlines are this week! Five shows were chosen for TSNN’s “Best of Show” award in which TSNN simply asked shows to tell us why they were the “best”. Now, they need all of YOU to vote for which one you think deserves to be named the overall BEST show. The overall winner will be announced at the TSNN Awards in Atlanta Nov. 7. The TSNN Awards honors the top 50 fastest-growing shows in the U.S. during a three-day weekend celebration. The deadline to vote is Oct.… more
Sep 27, 2015
For the 2015 SEMA Show, on tap Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center,   there will be an app that will make it easier than ever for attendees to navigate the four-day trade show, as well as obtain exhibitor and product information. The SEMA Show Mobile App features custom turn-by-turn navigating directions, the most up-to-date exhibitor list, and – new this year – the ability to scan products in the New Products Showcase to create a customized list that buyers and media can use during and after the Show. "The mobile app’s scanning ability empowers users… more
Sep 27, 2015
For the 2015 SEMA Show, on tap Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center,   there will be an app that will make it easier than ever for attendees to navigate the four-day trade show, as well as obtain exhibitor and product information. The SEMA Show Mobile App features custom turn-by-turn navigating directions, the most up-to-date exhibitor list, and – new this year – the ability to scan products in the New Products Showcase to create a customized list that buyers and media can use during and after the Show. "The mobile app’s scanning ability empowers users… more
Sep 23, 2015
The Comexposium Group acquired the Digital Marketing division (dmg events Digital Marketing) of dmg::events, which operates ad:tech, iMedia and the Digital Collective series of business-to-business events in the United States, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.   “Digital marketing is a rapidly growing sector which falls within the Group’s international development strategy, and increases a portfolio of leading events which match our existing events: the Mobile Media Summit, Digital Marketing One‐to‐One, E‐Commerce and E‐ Commerce One‐to‐One.  It… more
Sep 22, 2015
As World Routes draws to a close on the African continent, the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, officially has handed the event over to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, China for 2016. Speaking at the close of the 21st World Route Development Forum in Durban today, Huang Ping, minister of Chengdu Municipal Government, said: "Hosting World Routes in Chengdu gives us the opportunity to demonstrate, on a global stage, our success in building a national-level aviation hub serving international and domestic airlines.” He added… more