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Mar 09, 2015
For the first time in the show’s 30-year history, the Sensors Expo & Conference will rotate to the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center from its traditional Midwest home in Rosemont, Ill. The show, owned by Questex and on tap June 9-11, is going to the West Coast to so “attendees can have easy access to Silicon Valley and the cutting-edge markets of Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Entertainment, and more,” according to show management. The three-day event - “Sensing Technologies Driving Tomorrow’s Solutions” - serves the fast-growing sensors market that is predicted to grow to $15… more
Mar 08, 2015
If you are attending an event and you see Michael Robinson, cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator, walking toward you, it’s likely not going to end well for you.   Cyber security was the topic of Michelle Bruno’s interview with Michael Robinson on the TSNN Webinar, “Securing Your Event’s Digital Data.”   What does Robinson think about the safety of our event data and what do we have to worry about? “Events, just by their very setup because they are so open and they have so many people attending, they are not very secure,”… more
Mar 08, 2015
If you are attending an event and you see Michael Robinson, cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator, walking toward you, it’s likely not going to end well for you.   Cyber security was the topic of Michelle Bruno’s interview with Michael Robinson on the TSNN Webinar, “Securing Your Event’s Digital Data.”   What does Robinson think about the safety of our event data and what do we have to worry about? “Events, just by their very setup because they are so open and they have so many people attending, they are not very secure,”… more
Mar 07, 2015
If you are attending an event and you see Michael Robinson, cyber threat analyst and forensic investigator, walking toward you, it’s likely not going to end well for you. Cyber security was the topic of Michelle Bruno’s interview with Michael Robinson on the TSNN Webinar, “Securing Your Event’s Digital Data.” What does Robinson think about the safety of our event data and what do we have to worry about? “Events, just by their very setup because they are so open and they have so many people attending, they are not very secure,” Robinson said. He added that data security doesn’t happen by… more
Mar 06, 2015
Informa Exhibitions’ 2015 International Roofing Expo had its largest showfloor since 2000 and attracted 9,337 roofing construction professionals Feb. 24-26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. "The tradeshow floor was the largest since the 2000 show,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, IRE show director. “Exhibitors enjoyed steady traffic as they introduced hundreds of new and innovative products to high-caliber decision-makers.” Attendees came from all segments of the roofing industry, including commercial and residential contractors, builders, remodelers, building owners, facility… more
Mar 04, 2015
Even though Tarsus Group’s biggest shows were not held last year, the company still saw not only an 18 percent increase in revenues, compared with 2012 when similar shows ran, but also like-for-like revenue growth of 10 percent. Total 2014 revenues were £60.6 million ($92.5 million), compared with same off-year 2012 revenues of £51.5 ($78.6 million) million. Revenues for 2013 were £75.9 million ($115.9 million), when the company’s two largest shows were held. Overall attendance at Tarsus’ 2014 shows also saw positive signs, with and an average high single-digit increase. "Our ‘Quickening the… more
Mar 04, 2015
For the 18th quarter in a row, the trade show industry saw an overall uptick in growth in the fourth quarter of last year of 1.7 percent, compared with the same quarter in 2013, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Index Report. Although the trend still was positive, the growth was lower than the 2.3 percent that had occurred in the third quarter of 2014. "With the fourth quarter's results and 18 consecutive quarters of growth and our predictions closely matching outcomes, we are confident in the continued growth and progress of the industry," said CEIR's economist Allen… more
Mar 03, 2015
Emerald Expositions bought several brands in the healthcare and senior living design market, including the Healthcare Design Conference and Expo and other events, education, print and online assets from the Vendome Group, as well as the International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today magazine from Macfadden Communications Group. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. “At Emerald, we have tremendous tradeshow assets in our Design Group, including HD Expo, GlobalShop, ICFF and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show,” said Joe Randall, executive vice president of Design, Healthcare, Antiques & Military… more
Mar 03, 2015
For the third year, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events will host its Women’s Leadership Forum April 8 in Washington, D.C. “The Women’s Leadership Forum is a key initiative for IAEE,” said Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP, executive vice president and COO. She added, “We host this annual program for the main purpose of providing a place where women in the exhibition industry can come together to discuss topics and create a support group both professionally and personally.” This year’s program will be facilitated by Valorie Burton, who is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach… more
Mar 03, 2015
The Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, formerly the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America, still is a few weeks away, but it has a record-setting showfloor on tap, with more than 200,000 net square feet at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Scheduled March 15-17, the show, which is owned by Diversified Communications, has seen a lot of growth from overseas companies that have decided to exhibit. “Reports state 91 percent of seafood in the United States is imported from other countries, showing promise to international companies… more

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