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Sep 23, 2019
The Labelexpo Global Series of trade shows for the label and package printing industry is launching a new major show serving the Latin American market: Labelexpo Mexico,  set for June 23-25, 2021, at World Trade Center Mexico City. Labelexpo Mexico joins a portfolio of other successful Labelexpo trade shows, including Label Summit Latin America, which rotates among three locations; and Labelexpo Americas, which takes place biennially at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center outside Chicago. Launching a show in Mexico was a logical next step, according to company officials. “At Labelexpo… more
Sep 22, 2019
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently promoted events in alternative destinations at IMEX America, held in Las Vegas last week, that are beyond Bangkok and Pattaya through its new campaign – Meet Now. TCEB is inviting buyers and planners to select regional Thai locations for their events. All these locations are fully equipped with meeting facilities, accommodation and attractions for MICE groups. A wide range of exclusive activities and authentic local culture is designed to enrich experiences and generate maximum return on investment. Hua Hin, a seaside resort… more
Sep 22, 2019
SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) 2020 is gearing up for the next edition of the show as some of the latest industrial automation solutions are due to be showcased during the fair. As technologies relentlessly evolve, solutions providers are eager to exhibit their innovations that can streamline the manufacturing process. To accommodate the current smart manufacturing era, the 2020 edition will expand to Hall 8.1 to welcome more industrial internet, industrial cloud platforms, intralogistics and smart factory solution providers. With the expanded area and enhanced fringe… more
Sep 22, 2019
IBTM has announced that John Volanthen, the world-record holding British cave diver who played a major role in the astonishing 2018 Tham Luang Thailand cave rescue of the youth football team, will be the first keynote speaker for IBTM World 2019, which takes place Nov. 19-21 at Fira Barcelona. “We’re honoured to have John join us this year as our first keynote speaker at IBTM World,” said David Thompson, Event Director, IBTM World. “Not only is his story inspiring and uplifting, but his experience can be related to so many different situations and we can apply his lessons in keeping calm… more
Sep 22, 2019
Guangzhou Guanya Messe Frankfurt management and staff members mark the opening of their new state of the art office with a traditional roasted pig – symbolic of good business and fortune in China From six members of staff in 2005, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt now has over 40 employees. Ambitious plans for growth in the Greater Bay Area and beyond have been a key driver behind the move to new office space, which can accommodate up to 60 people. The company was established in 2005 after a joint venture was formed combining the forces of Messe Frankfurt and Guangzhou Guangya Exhibition… more
Sep 20, 2019
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is getting ready to grow. On Sept. 19, the  Massachusetts Convention Center Authority board of directors accepted a proposal announced by Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on Sept. 16 that includes expanding BCEC and selling Hynes Convention Center to fund the project. According to Governor Baker, the expansion plan will make Boston’s convention space more efficient by consolidating the city’s major convention business in one central location. It will also maximize new economic opportunities in both the Seaport and Back Bay… more
Sep 19, 2019
Trade Show News Network has selected the 10 finalists for our 2019 TSNN “Best of Show” awards. The TSNN Awards’ is celebrating this 10thAnniversary this year and marketing it with record-breaking nominations for the “Best of Show” category!  We asked show organizers to tell us why they believed their show was “best,” and the shows listed below are ones that we believe exemplify true innovation in the trade show industry. Now, we need all of YOU to vote for the show that you think deserves to be named the Best of Show.  The two overall winners will be announced at the TSNN Awards, which… more
Sep 19, 2019
Last year, Cori Dossett, president of Conferences Designed based in Dallas, spent two weeks in New Zealand. It was meant to be a holiday, but despite being 7,500 miles from home, it didn’t feel like one.  “I literally worked half the vacation — some days I did not leave my hotel room,” recalls Dossett. “It was unfortunate and sad in so many ways.” This meeting planner’s experience is relatable on many levels. It’s hard to take time away from work in this industry, and even more so when you’re the boss. As a self-employed small business owner, Dossett says she has freedom to take as much… more
Sep 18, 2019
Modern event sponsorship strategies are a dime a dozen. Each one is based on a learning from a different time and place. The strategy might have stemmed from a previous experience or a past position; or it may be a combination of strategies that pull together most efficient and effective parts. When developing your event sponsorship strategy, you do not want to leave revenue on the table. There are two (obvious) ways to maximize your net revenue: increase your sponsorship revenue and reduce event expenses. While you can achieve this goal in many ways, a few strategies hold true over time.… more
Sep 17, 2019
Following an extensive international search, Tourism Toronto appointed Scott Beck as president and CEO. For the past 14 years, Beck has served as the president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will begin his new role on Oct. 15.  A proven leader in the destination sales and marketing industry, Beck served on the Executive Committee of Destinations International for six years and served as the organization's International Board Chair from 2014-2015. "To say that I am excited about the opportunity to join the highly respected team at Tourism Toronto is an… more