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Oct 17, 2017
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has launched the Discover Atlanta: Official Guide mobile application. While mobile applications are not new technology, this is the first destination marketing app powered by the artificial intelligence of a gaming platform. Released on Oct. 12, Discover Atlanta: Official Guide was designed and built in partnership with Winistry, makers of the Intelligent Mobile App Platform. This technology enables ACVB to promote Atlanta in a unique, personalized manner, based on user preference, behavior, location and even time of day. “We strategically… more
Oct 14, 2017
Convention and entertainment venue management SMG unveiled at a press conference during IMEX America this week in Las Vegas that they will launch North American sales for the Shenzhen (China) World Exhibition & Convention Center. The company was selected to manage the new venue, which will become one of the largest exhibition and convention centers in the world. Besides announcing the sales and management news, SMG also is celebrating its 4oth Anniversary this year. “I couldn’t be more excited about celebrating with Shenzhen,” said Gregg Caren, SMG’s executive vice president of… more
Oct 13, 2017
As a global provider of brand experiences that has been advancing in the event technology space, Freeman understands the industry-wide challenges of digital tool integration. In an effort solve this often frustrating issue and create a more seamless experience for event organizers and attendees in the process, the company has introduced Fuzion by Freeman, an open product ecosystem designed to simplify integration by acting as a foundation between digital solutions, establishing a common language that allows multiple tools to talk to each other. With Fuzion, event organizers will have the… more
Oct 13, 2017
Shows in the packaging and construction/utility equipment industries drew strong attendance and growing showfloors recently in Las Vegas and Louisville, respectively. PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 pulled off its largest Las Vegas trade show to date, welcoming nearly 1,000 more attendees and increasing in size by almost four percent, compared with its 2015 event. Held Sept. 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the show attracted 29,500 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies spanning almost 900,000 net square feet. According to officials from the Association… more
Oct 12, 2017
As a global company that provides labeling solutions for the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries, Avery Dennison is all too familiar with the environmental challenges of label liner waste. To address this issue while supporting its own sustainability goals, the company teamed up with Noble Environmental Technologies and its ECOR Circular Economy Team to create a first-of-its-kind green exhibit for Labelexpo Europe 2017, held Sept. 25-28 at the Brussels Expo in Brussels, Belgium. With “Pioneering Change” as its theme, the booth was… more
Oct 11, 2017
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has decided to withdraw from a proposed collaboration with the Kentucky State Fair Board and its National Farm Machinery Show. Last February, AEM and the KSFB signed a letter of intent and announced a verbal agreement on the showfloor of the 52nd annual NFMS at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Under the agreement and starting with the 2018 show, AEM would have assisted with the show’s management and co-production with the intention of elevating the exhibitor and attendee experience. The association would have also had an equity… more
Oct 10, 2017
Continental Exhibitions, a leading trade show and conference management company with headquarters in New York City, officially has acquired TechDay, a growing series of tech conferences with annual events in New York City, Los Angeles and London. “I’m very excited to bring my 30+ years of experience within the exhibition and tradeshow space to help serve the needs of this dynamic marketplace,” said Walter Charnizon, president of Continental Exhibitions. He added, “The tech industry is quickly evolving and I look forward to building events that keep pace with these changes.” TechDay is a… more
Oct 08, 2017
Tarsus Indonesia, a business-to-business event, exhibition, conference and media company, will cooperate with RAI Amsterdam to present Intertraffic Indonesia 2018, a leading global exhibition brand for traffic and mobility solutions. Both parties signed a memorandum of understanding to pave the way to a successful cooperation. With its Intertraffic events, RAI Amsterdam has a long track record of outstanding developments as one of the largest and most important trade event brand organisers for traffic industry professionals and trusted by leading international companies to showcase their… more
Oct 08, 2017
Western-branded products continue to increase in popularity with consumers in Indonesia and the Philippines as people continue to be more cognizant of western cooking styles, lifestyles and home décor. Housewares suppliers interested in the home and housewares markets in Southeast Asia can meet with key retailers and learn more about the business climate during a trade mission to Jarkarta, Indonesia, and Manila, Philippines, Nov. 5-14 sponsored by the International Housewares Association. Spots still are available in the trade mission, which is limited to 12 IHA member companies. In… more
Oct 08, 2017
Diversified Communications has acquired Luxperience, Australia’s only event dedicated exclusively to the business of luxury travel. “As a premium invitation-only hosted buyer model that features awards and networking opportunities, Luxperience is in a great position to understand and continue to service the needs of this growing community,” said General Manager of Diversified Communications Australia David Longman. Luxperience extends Diversified Communications’ travel and transportation portfolio to Australia, complementing their British Tourism & Travel brand. This is the second… more