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Jun 14, 2018
This week, we found out who will host the world’s largest and most passion-inducing event, For the Events Industry, it re-emphasizes a vital truth about our work, one we occasionally fail to put into practice.  The extravaganza in the spotlight is the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup, and its venues will be North American. Canada, Mexico, and the USA will provide a diverse setting for 48 national teams and over 100 stadium-filling matches. Now, you may not follow soccer or think much about sports in general, but “The United Bid”, as it is called, is a massive win for the three nation’s economies… more
Jun 14, 2018
Community Brands, provider of cloud-based software solutions for associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based groups, has acquired global event technology and service company, Expo Logic. The addition of Expo Logic strengthens the Community Brands event management suite, which already includes event registration, mobile event fundraising and conference content video capture. “Meetings and events play an integral role in enhancing our customers’ organizational performance and our national economy,” explained Jean-Paul Guilbault, president and CEO of Community Brands.  He continued, “As… more
Jun 14, 2018
In this era of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, women across a wide range of industries are speaking up and pushing back against the patriarchal status quo, and the events industry is no exception.  But, in a field where women are chronically underrepresented in leadership positions, what’s it going to take to empower more female event professionals to reach their career goals free from the impediments of institutionalized sexism and gender inequality?  As a former political activist and organizer who has worked tirelessly to inspire progressive change, Emilie Aries is a passionate… more
Jun 13, 2018
Global B2B event organizer, UBM, has expanded its healthcare event portfolio with the acquisition of ExpoMed from LIVEMED in Mexico and Live Healthcare in Brazil from founders Dr. Vitor Assentuno and Dr. Raphael Gordilho. Through these new acquisitions, UBM continues to grow its portfolio of healthcare events and further expands its position as a leading organizer in the Latin America healthcare sector. “Healthcare is a strategic vertical for UBM Americas, particularly in Mexico and Brazil, where public and private healthcare spending and service markets are growing rapidly,” explained… more
Jun 12, 2018
Nominees for ASAE and ASAE Foundation Board of Directors Announced by Leadership Committee The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation has selected the following nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins Sept. 1. The Leadership Committee develops a pool of candidates for board service that best exemplifies ASAE’s membership profile and is representative of the organization’s diversity - including geography, size, gender, ethnicity, skill sets, and areas of experience. This year’s committee is chaired by… more
Jun 12, 2018
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America has retained NTP Events to manage its Fall Forums and Annual Conference and Expo. NTP Events will utilize its industry-leading experience and expertise to manage exhibit and sponsorship sales, exhibitor marketing, operations, registration, and housing support for ACCA's Fall Forums and Annual Conference and Expo. "We are thrilled to partner with NTP Events because they are committed to supporting America's professional HVAC contractors," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. He added, "We continually improve ACCA's event experiences… more
Jun 12, 2018
This year’s #ExhibitionsDay, held June 5-6 in Washington, D.C., drew a record-breaking 125 trade show professionals to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives in more than 100 meetings. “2018 marked a record year for Exhibitions Day in Washington, D.C. with 125 attendees and 100 meetings on the Hill. The four areas of focus during all of our conversations with Congressional members and staff were Hotel Anti-Scam Legislation, Safety and Security, Global Travel Facilitation and Airport Infrastructure Enhancements,” said IAEE president and CEO, David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE,… more
Jun 12, 2018
The Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association lowered the curtain on its first InfoComm show in North America as AVIXA, while the annual trade show and conference for audiovisual professionals set new records for size and attendance. Held June 6-9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the show kicked off with a record-setting TIDE (Technology. Innovation. Design. Experience.) conference and boasted an exhibition that attracted nearly 43,000 registered attendees from across the U.S. and abroad, a 10 percent increase compared to the last time InfoComm was held in Las Vegas, in 2016.  “… more
Jun 12, 2018
Most event technology is sold through business-to-business (B2B) channels. However, B2B sales processes can take more time than some planners have for smaller events.   To help ease the process, etouches is selling its LOOPD Smart Tags and mobile event apps on a new online store as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. This new low-touch sales model presents a unique way for event professionals to purchase enterprise event technology. The LOOPD Smart Tag enables attendees to network at an event without worrying about lead scanners, business cards or session check-ins. Acting as a… more
Jun 08, 2018
Marketing and promotion music solutions company, TVM.Bio, has released the TVM.Bio Smart Badge, wearable technology that uses advanced Near Field Communication (NFC) designed to make trade show registration quicker, easier and more profitable. Rather than the traditional printed attendee badges that can be wasteful to print and vulnerable to damage, loss and badge “swapping,” the Smart Badge’s USB card securely and conveniently stores attendee registration information with SSL Encryption.  Along with extensive online support and a user-friendly mobile portal, the Smart Badge helps event… more

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