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Apr 01, 2016
U.K.-based UBM has named Scott Schulman CEO of UBM Americas, and Simon Foster, who held the CEO position after Sally Shankland stepped down, will resume his position as CEO of UBM EMEA.  UBM Americas is one of the largest business-to-business trade show companies in the U.S. with a growing portfolio as well in Brazil and Mexico.  Schulman will focus on continuing the implementation of UBM’s ‘Events First’ strategy and the unification of the UBM Americas business, including the ongoing successful integration of the Advanstar business.  “I am delighted Scott is… more
Apr 01, 2016
Attendance size and quality is the essential element of any successful convention or exhibition. Rapid change due to technology is transforming the attendance marketing process.  To help event management improve their attendance marketing strategies and efforts, TSNN and the Event Marketing Institute are asking TSNN readers to participate in an industry study focused on attendance marketing benchmarks and best practices.  The individual responses will be studied in aggregate and are confidential. To thank you for participating, you will receive a complimentary summary… more
Apr 01, 2016
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has launched a new business leader video series to showcase authentic stories of how and why meetings matter across all professions. The inaugural three video vignettes reflect the widespread reach of meeting face-to-face, profiling a trade association, a not-for-profit, and a corporation. MMBC will continue to debut new videos throughout the year to highlight how meetings build trust, foster engagement and generate new business MMBC is bringing in outside voices to propel the campaign and help validate how meetings touch every industry. Those… more
Mar 28, 2016
While the convention and meetings industry is able to breathe a sigh of relief today in Georgia, headaches abound in North Carolina, after both states recently dealt with legislation that was deemed discriminatory to the gay community by many.   Less than two weeks after the Georgia assembly voted through House Bill 757 – the Free Exercise Protection Act, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed the bill.   The bill would have allowed churches to refuse to perform gay marriages and not hire people they felt conflicted with their religious beliefs, which prompted big-name companies, such as… more
Mar 26, 2016
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York launched a new camera system that allows customers to view their exhibits in real time from a mobile app on their personal devices. Under the program, thousands of customers operating an exhibit at the Javits Center can purchase the installation of high-definition cameras that provide live-stream aerial footage of their exhibit, enabling them to assess sales activity, the level of customer engagement and the impact of product placement. Live-stream footage from each camera – installed and maintained by Javits Center staff – will be… more
Mar 26, 2016
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York launched a new camera system that allows customers to view their exhibits in real time from a mobile app on their personal devices. Under the program, thousands of customers operating an exhibit at the Javits Center can purchase the installation of high-definition cameras that provide live-stream aerial footage of their exhibit, enabling them to assess sales activity, the level of customer engagement and the impact of product placement. Live-stream footage from each camera – installed and maintained by Javits Center staff – will be… more
Mar 24, 2016
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list had a record number of submissions this year and represents the top 250 trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The full, searchable list, sponsored this year exclusively by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, can be found HERE. The Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2015 show snagged the No. 1 spot and spanned more than 2.2 million net square feet at the… more
Mar 22, 2016
Global Sources released its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015. Revenues from continuing operations in 2015 were US$171.0 million, down 4.6 percent, compared with the US$179.3 million recorded in 2014. Adjusted EBITDA fell to US$30.5 million from US$37.3 million in 2014. Net profits slipped to US$18.8 million in 2015 – down from US$22.5 million in the previous year. IFRS net profit, however, jumped 63 percent year-on-year to US$29.9 million from US$18.3 million in 2014. More than half of the revenues were generated from the company’s exhibitions business – amounting to US$92… more
Mar 22, 2016
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) recently became the first facility in Malaysia to install the 6500 ANSI Lumens laser technology projector as part of her RM3.1 million investment to upgrade the audio-visual (AV) capabilities in the venue’s 21 meeting rooms. According to the Centre’s General Manager, Alan Pryor, the Centre is currently regarded as the most technologically-advanced facility in Malaysia, and the investment “reflects our commitment to continuously upgrade and improve the quality of service delivery for the Centre’s delegates and visitors.” He added, “As technology… more
Mar 22, 2016
UBM Game Network's 2016 Game Developers Conference, an event serving professionals dedicated to the art and science of making games, has set a record for event attendance, with more than 27,000 game industry professionals at last week's conference in San Francisco's Moscone Center.  This year, UBM Game Network also debuted the 2016 Virtual Reality Developers Conference, an event focused on the creation of new video games, entertainment and technology around virtual and augmented reality, which was held alongside GDC.  GDC 2016 marked the 30th edition of the event, and to… more

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