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Nov 08, 2016

The largest educational trade show and second-largest education convention in the nation returned to the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center, as more than 9,000 attendees attended the 61st annual Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference and Trade Show Nov. 13-16.

“This is the time that we get to shine for our members,” said Jeff Chambers, OSBA director of Communication Services.

Among the highlights were the18th annual Student Achievement Fair, featuring five performing groups representing each of the OSBA regions, an artwork exhibition and… more

Nov 08, 2016

The largest educational trade show and second-largest education convention in the nation returned to the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center, as more than 9,000 attendees attended the 61st annual Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference and Trade Show Nov. 13-16.

“This is the time that we get to shine for our members,” said Jeff Chambers, OSBA director of Communication Services.

Among the highlights were the18th annual Student Achievement Fair, featuring five performing groups representing each of the OSBA regions, an artwork exhibition and… more

Nov 07, 2016

In the spirit of our happily ending election season we are sure some sat in the voting booth, pulled the curtain, and asked, what makes a good leader? Led by Experient’s Terence Donnelly, we are going to discuss this on our weekly #ExpoChat at 1pm ET Nov. 9 and hope to also answer these questions:

Why is it so important to have strong consistent leadership skills?

Are there specific leadership traits across all industries that are essential?

Are there specific leadership skills that someone in the event and exhibition industry should have?

What is… more

Nov 07, 2016

The fall continues to be a busy time with brisk hiring at a variety of companies ranging from show management companies to convention and visitors bureaus to general service contractors.

The Expo Group continues to grow and has added Dan DiPietro to the team as national sales director.

DiPietro has a rich industry experience that includes a technology background and strong sales acumen.

“With The Expo Group’s growth, it is important to have the right people in the right places to serve our clients and share how we can impact their trade shows and events,” said Randy… more

Nov 06, 2016

David Audrain is CEO and partner of Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo), a privately held business producing trade shows and conferences in North America, which also manages the Society of Independent Show Organizers.

During his 23-year career in the trade show industry, Audrain has held a myriad of positions, most recently before ExpoDevCo as president and CEO of Clarion Events North America, as well as Messe Frankfurt North America before that, where for more than six years he led a team of 40 staff spread across the USA, Mexico and Canada.

In addition, Audrain was… more

Nov 05, 2016

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, accompany offering computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, has a new event technology to offer event planners across diverse markets.

It is the SwiftColor SCC-4000D Oversized Credential Printer. This state-of-the-art digital inkjet color printer instantly delivers high-quality, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, full-color, 3.5” x 5.5” documents.

Event planners can print oversized ID badges, media credential cards, parking passes, door hangers and much more in just two seconds.

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Nov 05, 2016

SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, accompany offering computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, has a new event technology to offer event planners across diverse markets.

It is the SwiftColor SCC-4000D Oversized Credential Printer. This state-of-the-art digital inkjet color printer instantly delivers high-quality, 1200 x 1200 dpi resolution, full-color, 3.5” x 5.5” documents.

Event planners can print oversized ID badges, media credential cards, parking passes, door hangers and much more in just two seconds.

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Nov 03, 2016

By Elizabeth Johnson

Recent research from Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) uncovered that just seven percent of exhibition organizers and 12 percent of exhibitors rate their digital offerings as effective in enhancing the attendee experience. Given the shared confidence level is so low, the October International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) webinar, “Using Digital to Rock Your Attendees’ Trade Show Experience” is certainly timely.

During the hour-long webinar, Nancy Drapeau, PRC, director of research, CEIR, moderated a… more

Nov 02, 2016

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has selected this year’s honorees of its 20 Under 30 recognition program, which affords young professional exhibition organizer members who may not be supported by their companies the opportunity to attend … more

Nov 02, 2016

As the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI serves around 50,000 employees of exhibition organizers, venues, service providers and industry associations in close to 90 countries around the world.

To deliver and improve the growing roster of events, committee activities, and other industry initiatives, the association is bringing on board two new hires: Nicolette Elia-Beissel, and Jana Hofmann.

Nicolette Elia-Beissel is joining UFI as program manager. She became part of the exhibition industry when she joined RAI Exhibitions and Events (now known as Thebe Reed… more