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Sep 22, 2015
The 34th edition of Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries Ltd., ran from 8th to 12nd September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Watch & Clock Fair featured more than 780 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions, with first time exhibitors from Bermuda, Denmark, Lebanon, Russia and Spain. The five-day event attracted over 19,600 buyers, up about 2% compared with the previous year. Encouraging… more
Sep 20, 2015
There are likely hundreds of conference directory mobile apps on the market. While making apples-to-apples comparisons of these products should include a close examination of the price ranges, feature sets, and value propositions, there is another element to consider heavily during the purchasing process: the provider. Responsiveness When there are lots of choices (in any industry), products sometimes start to look the same and buyers look for ways to narrow down the field. Excellent customer service, immediate and helpful responses (not just automatically generated emails), and a genuinely… more
Sep 20, 2015
There are likely hundreds of conference directory mobile apps on the market. While making apples-to-apples comparisons of these products should include a close examination of the price ranges, feature sets, and value propositions, there is another element to consider heavily during the purchasing process: the provider. Responsiveness When there are lots of choices (in any industry), products sometimes start to look the same and buyers look for ways to narrow down the field. Excellent customer service, immediate and helpful responses (not just automatically generated emails), and a genuinely… more
Sep 18, 2015
Fifty shows will be celebrated for their success Nov. 6-8 at the TSNN Awards in Atlanta, but beforehand, TSNN will hold a complimentary webinar – “What Does It Take to be One of the Fastest-growing Trade Shows in North America?” The webinar will be held Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. ET and to register please go HERE. Find out from the show organizers who have achieved the distinction of being named one of TSNN’s top fastest-growing shows as they speak frankly about their objectives, decisions, teams and challenges along the way. Hear ideas to rethink the aspects of your show suffering stagnation and… more
Sep 18, 2015
Fall is a busy time in more ways than one in the trade show industry and several companies recently added to their ranks. The Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed Doug Bennett as senior vice president of Convention Development. He replaces Jennifer Barnett who retired from the position after 22 years of service.            Bennett’s responsibilities include managing the convention sales team to achieve annual room night goals, developing and implementing the convention sales and marketing plan, outlining specific sales objectives and priorities for… more
Sep 15, 2015
In the second phase of research in the Association Global Management Series, the ASAE Foundation takes deep dive look at how associations plan, execute, and refine their global efforts. In Global Growth Strategies, the report provides important steps associations should consider as they decide to establish operations in international markets and for associations who want to take the next step. This report also includes a "Special Focus on China," which examines the strategies and operations of associations working in that country. Throughout the report, the study includes actionable… more
Sep 15, 2015
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events unveils this year's recipients of its individual awards program, which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. The recipients will be honored during Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition Dec. 1-3 in Baltimore, Md. "We were very impressed with the nominations we received this year and congratulate these very deserving honorees," said 2015 IAEE Awards Committee Chairperson Randy Bauler, CEM. He added, "It is very fulfilling to the Awards Committee to know that… more
Sep 13, 2015
Smart City Networks, an event telecommunications and technology services company for the convention industry, has been awarded a new contract with the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, which manages, markets and operates the San Diego Convention Center, following a competitive bid process. The 10-year deal will allow Smart City to provide additional services and upgrades for the venue. Smart City has served as the SDCCC’s technology provider since May of 2000.   The agreement, which went into effect July 1, includes a design established for 800 new Cisco 3702 access… more
Sep 13, 2015
Smart City Networks, an event telecommunications and technology services company for the convention industry, has been awarded a new contract with the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, which manages, markets and operates the San Diego Convention Center, following a competitive bid process. The 10-year deal will allow Smart City to provide additional services and upgrades for the venue. Smart City has served as the SDCCC’s technology provider since May of 2000.   The agreement, which went into effect July 1, includes a design established for 800 new Cisco 3702 access… more
Sep 12, 2015
Organizers for Emerald Expositions’ Surf Expo, the largest boardsports and beach lifestyle trade show, will launch a new event focused on the needs of the surf marketplace. Preview Days by Surf Expo will be held June 23-24, 2016 in Orlando. Serving the needs of the core surf market’s buyers and manufacturers, Preview Days by Surf Expo’s goal will be to provide a platform for East Coast Spring orders. “Preview Days will offer surf manufacturers access the top East Coast retailers in a simple, turnkey environment,” said Surf Expo Show Director and Senior Vice President Roy Turner. He added, “… more

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