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May 23, 2015
The Professional Convention Management Association and the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau have renewed their commitment to grow conference management education further in Singapore and Asia with a new two-year partnership agreement. As part of this agreement, PCMA and the SECB will grow the annual PCMA Meetings Forum Singapore that will see its second edition take place over two days in June. With the Association landscape in Asia at an early stage of development, opportunities abound for association leaders and executives to benefit from PCMA’s education in conference management… more
May 23, 2015
The first edition of C-star, Shanghai's International Trade Fair for Solutions and Trends all about Retail, featured 162 exhibitors from 23 countries, presenting the latest retail technologies and trends for the Chinese market on 53,800 square feet of net exhibit space. Exhibitors included industry leaders such as Sibu Design, Schlegel Concept, Interstore, Ezidone, Changhong Decorations, Octanorm System and LS Lighting as well as Nedap, Bizerba China, and Mettler Toledo. With nearly 50 percent of the companies having overseas headquarters, C-star is the most international retail trade fair in… more
May 22, 2015
Nine months after being appointed CEO of UBM Americas, Sally Shankland will be stepping down at the end of June to pursue an opportunity in a different industry. “Sally’s commitment to UBM has been significant. She has seen the Group transformed from a print-heavy conglomerate into an Events-focused media and communications business,” said Tim Cobbold, CEO of UBM. He added, “Her role within this transformation has been noteworthy, particularly her long tenure as leader of our U.S. medical media assets. I thank her warmly for her contribution and wish her every success in her new role.”… more
May 20, 2015
The 2015 SEMA Show will expand into a new area to accommodate additional exhibitors during the show Nov. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Located in the outside area on the south side of the venue (adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel), this new First-Time and Featured Exhibitors area also will include a transportation hub and serve as a primary thoroughfare into the SEMA Show. "Industry professionals value and rely on the SEMA Show to do business," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA  vice president of events and communications. "The expansion areas make it possible for businesses in the… more
May 18, 2015
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Atlantic City, N.J., as the destination for its 2016 World Education Congress (WEC). The conference will be held June 11-14 at the Harrah’s Atlantic City Waterfront Conference Center, a Caesars Entertainment property. “We look forward to hosting our World Education Congress in Atlantic City next year,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “When selecting venues for MPI events, we look for destinations that provide great infrastructure, world-class facilities and memorable experiences. Having grown up spending my summers… more
May 17, 2015
The latest in a series of webinars on TSNN is "Beyond the Hype: Discussing Effective Use of Trade Show Technology", on tap May 21 at 1 p.m. EST. Please register HERE. The use of technology in trade shows and expos has become ubiquitous. Event apps, paperless meetings, and social media walls are just par for the course. Our discussion in this webinar will be on the most effective ways to use technology at our trade shows and expos. Our panelists will discuss how they are using technology to build community, to market to attendees and exhibitors, and to gain insights into their audience. We… more
May 17, 2015
You know that your event’s mobile app forms an integral part of your digital offerings for event participants. But are you wondering how best to measure its success? Here are some key parameters that are recommended for tracking and reviewing your app's performance: 1.       Downloads – This should be the starting point for your analysis. As a next step, and to get a good idea of the reach of your promotional campaign, compare the number of downloads to your event’s total attendance (including exhibitors and speakers), social media followers… more
May 17, 2015
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio has extended its contract with Smart City Networks for an additional 10 years, effective July 1, 2018. The contract extension, which was approved during a city council meeting, will allow Smart City to provide additional services and upgrades for the venue. Smart City has served as the facility’s technology provider since Jan. 14, 1999. “Smart City has enjoyed a long-term partnership with the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and we look forward to providing the facility with high-quality technology as the convention center… more
May 17, 2015
You know that your event’s mobile app forms an integral part of your digital offerings for event participants. But are you wondering how best to measure its success? Here are some key parameters that are recommended for tracking and reviewing your app's performance: 1.       Downloads – This should be the starting point for your analysis. As a next step, and to get a good idea of the reach of your promotional campaign, compare the number of downloads to your event’s total attendance (including exhibitors and speakers), social media followers… more
May 17, 2015
The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio has extended its contract with Smart City Networks for an additional 10 years, effective July 1, 2018. The contract extension, which was approved during a city council meeting, will allow Smart City to provide additional services and upgrades for the venue. Smart City has served as the facility’s technology provider since Jan. 14, 1999. “Smart City has enjoyed a long-term partnership with the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, and we look forward to providing the facility with high-quality technology as the convention center… more