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Oct 08, 2011
The 2011 TSNN Event Excellence Awards, Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., promises to be a stand-out event with thought-provoking keynotes, valuable educational sessions and the naming this year’s Industry Icon Award Honoree, Jason McGraw. McGraw is the senior vice president of expositions for InfoComm International and a 24-year veteran of the trade show industry. Besides InfoComm, he also has worked on some of the biggest shows, such as CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Builders Show. He also has managed international shows held in China, Europe, Japan,… more
Oct 07, 2011
Although you might think that a trade show dedicated to gambling wouldn’t be a very optimistic place to be these days, participants at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) appeared to have something to smile about. Held Oct. 4-6 in its new home at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the world’s largest trade show and conference for the gaming entertainment industry attracted nearly 26,000 attendees and 440 exhibitors spanning 250,000 square feet of exhibit space. In 2010, the event attracted 24,941 attendees and 520 exhibitors occupying 250,000 sq. ft. According to… more
Oct 05, 2011
U.K.-based Tarsus Group sold its 51-percent stake in its French joint venture ModAmont SAS to joint venture partner Premiere Vision SAS for €6.1 million ($8.04 million). ModAmont takes place biannually in February and September in Paris and is the leading exhibition for fashion accessories in France. “The disposal of ModAmont will materially reduce our exposure to the lower growth European market and less than 10 percent of Group profits will now be generated from France. Tarsus France will continue to focus on its remaining wholly owned portfolio of exhibitions,” said… more
Oct 04, 2011
Attendees of the upcoming IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011, Nov. 14-18 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, will have the opportunity to play golf, ride a motorcycle or go for a run to support the local Give Kids the World organization. GKTW Village is a resort that creates special moments for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, according to IAPPA officials. “IAAPA is proud of our more than 15-year partnership with Give Kids The World,” said Chip Cleary, IAAPA President and CEO. He added, “These unique and exciting events are ways… more
Oct 04, 2011
The American Society of Association Executives’ ASAE University, formerly known as CenterU and CenterU online, now will offer association professionals the capability and flexibility to take online courses using mobile devices. “By adding the mobile component, it gives the association community the opportunity to participate in our online courses and enhance their knowledge and skills when and where it is most convenient for them,” said ASAE Chief Learning Officer Anne Blouin, CAE. She added, “Our members have demanding schedules, and this allows them to… more
Oct 04, 2011
Qualcomm’s Dr. Paul E. Jacobs has been chosen to deliver the opening keynote at the Consumer Electronic Association’s 2012 International CES on tap Jan. 10-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Jacobs' keynote will be part of the Technology and Evolving Countries (TEC) Program at the show, which focuses  on the role mobile technology plays in global innovation and economic growth in consumer electronics. His keynote will be held Jan. 10 at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino following a state of the consumer electronics industry keynote address delivered by Gary… more
Sep 26, 2011
Messe Düsseldorf ‘s REHACARE 2011, International Trade Fair and Congress for Self-Determined Living, recently was held in Düsseldorf, Germany, and attracted more than 47,000 attendees and 747 exhibitors from 29 countries. “REHACARE Düsseldorf is the right venue for addressing the current challenges for rehabilitation and care and for presenting means for people with disabilities (and) special care needs, as well as age-related restrictions to cope with their everyday routines as independently as possible,” said Joachim Schäfer, managing director of… more
Sep 26, 2011
Fifteen thousand attendees gathered for the National Society for Histotechnology’s 37th Annual Symposium and Convention Sept. 16-21 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The attendees also used nearly 5,000 hotel room nights, according to the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau officials. Before the convention kicked off, Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB, said, “Our region has worked hard to create a welcoming destination where visitors can not only enjoy themselves, but also engage in important work and exchange of ideas for the greater… more
Sep 26, 2011
As medical travel becomes more and more prevalent, events serving that sector are starting to pop up, including the Well-Being Travel Conference next year in Arizona. The conference will be held June 21-23 at the The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is being sponsored by Well-Being Travel, a resource for the niche medical travel market. The three-day event, according to organizers, is expected to attract more than 1,000 attendees from around the world, including key representatives from medical facilities, hospitals, dental facilities, spa/wellness facilities, insurance companies,… more
Sep 26, 2011
Fifteen thousand attendees gathered for the National Society for Histotechnology’s 37th Annual Symposium and Convention Sept. 16-21 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The attendees also used nearly 5,000 hotel room nights, according to the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau officials. Before the convention kicked off, Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB, said, “Our region has worked hard to create a welcoming destination where visitors can not only enjoy themselves, but also engage in important work and exchange of ideas for the greater… more