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Aug 23, 2015
The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) will be hosting their annual Virtual Edge Summit on Sept. 17. This annual, day-long event delivers senior-level education for both meetings professionals who produce hybrid and/or digital events and those who desire to learn more about this advancing discipline. Online virtual participants will have the opportunity to radically reduce their learning curve and get the latest industry insights and education. Sessions on tap this year include: Insights from the C-Suite: How to have "the talk" about going digital Making Money with Digital Events… more
Aug 23, 2015
The Virtual Edge Institute (VEI) will be hosting their annual Virtual Edge Summit on Sept. 17. This annual, day-long event delivers senior-level education for both meetings professionals who produce hybrid and/or digital events and those who desire to learn more about this advancing discipline. Online virtual participants will have the opportunity to radically reduce their learning curve and get the latest industry insights and education. Sessions on tap this year include: Insights from the C-Suite: How to have "the talk" about going digital Making Money with Digital Events… more
Aug 19, 2015
Cracking down ever further, the Federal Communications Commission recently fined Smart City $750,000 for blocking consumers’ Wi-Fi at various convention centers around the United States. Last year, the FCC also fined Marriott International $600,000 for illegally blocking personal users’ Wi-Fi signals at its Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center property in Nashville. Smart City, an Internet and telecommunications provider for conventions, meeting centers and hotels, had been blocking personal mobile “hotspots” that were being used by convention visitors and exhibitors who used their… more
Aug 18, 2015
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events completed its Krakoff Leadership Institute and Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute, held Aug. 15-18, at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Each two-day program provided a highly interactive curriculum that develops participants' leadership skills through group participation.  In addition, IAEE selected a "Legend of the Industry" whose contributions, innovation and leadership have been truly unique and remarkable. An informal setting then allowed each participant face-to-face interaction with this industry leader. This year… more
Aug 18, 2015
Traditionally a slower time for trade shows, companies in the industry utilized their time instead hiring new talent and promoting from within before the fall kicks off a busy season again. The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) hired Jason Means as director of membership. In his new role, Means will lead recruitment and retention programs for current and prospective ACVB members while managing the membership department. Means brings nearly 10 years of combined hospitality and event experience to his new role. “Jason’s knowledge and experience within the local hospitality… more
Aug 17, 2015
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs. The agreement further demonstrates IAEE's and RUEF's commitment to the international exhibitions and events industry, and it provides additional global opportunities for IAEE and RUEF members to connect to develop new exhibitions and face-to-face events. "We are excited and enthusiastic about entering into this agreement with our friends and colleagues at RUEF to offer a new benefit and community for IAEE members,” said IAEE President and CEO… more
Aug 16, 2015
There are lots of reasons why event-technology companies fall by the wayside in the customer service department. Sometimes, they grow too fast and take on more clients than they can handle. Other times, they change strategies and your type of business is no longer a priority. No matter what the reason is, great customer service is the ultimate differentiator among competing companies. Here’s how to tell when your solution provider has moved on without you. Unanswered phone calls. If you’ve left multiple voice mail messages or your emails never receive a response, either your… more
Aug 16, 2015
There are lots of reasons why event-technology companies fall by the wayside in the customer service department. Sometimes, they grow too fast and take on more clients than they can handle. Other times, they change strategies and your type of business is no longer a priority. No matter what the reason is, great customer service is the ultimate differentiator among competing companies. Here’s how to tell when your solution provider has moved on without you. Unanswered phone calls. If you’ve left multiple voice mail messages or your emails never receive a response, either your… more
Aug 13, 2015
Detroit recently savored the long-overdue limelight when 5,300 attendees took in all that the city has to offer at the 2015 American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition, held Aug. 8-11 at the newly renovated Cobo Center. “(Fifty-three hundred attendees) is a great number for us,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE.  “The number is consistent with the past five years. We are delighted!” From the opening night party at The Henry Ford Museum that was filled with automotive history and music from acts like “The… more
Aug 11, 2015
Organised by China International Exhibitions, ProPak China (The International Processing and Packaging Exhibition) ran from 15th to 17th July. The exhibition attracted 733 companies from 27 countries and regions. The largest group of independent exhibitors came from China. The show drew a total of 17,322 visitors, with over 88% of them from China. There were also nearly 2,000 visitors from 77 different international markets. The largest groups were from Korea and followed by India. The event also featured a Business Matching Programme helping foreign visitors to identify relevant companies… more