Apr 01, 2013
It doesn’t come as a surprise that the No. 1 reason attendees decide to go to a specific show is through someone they know or by word of mouth, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research report “Attracting Attendees”. "This report provides very important, current insights to help organizers and exhibitors align their marketing approaches with current attendee behaviors and preferences,” said CEIR Research Director Nancy Drapeau. She added, “Some longstanding practices still work today, while other practices are not apt to be as effective as… more
Apr 01, 2013
How to work with introverts and make decisions not based on personal biases are just two of the topics that will be tackled by keynote speakers at the American Society of Association Executives’ 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition Aug. 3-6 in Atlanta. ASAE’s opening general speaker Susan Cain, author of “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking”, will give advice on how to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires, and stimulate innovation, as well as how to structure an organization so the best ideas dominate, rather than those… more
Apr 01, 2013
Until now, there hasn’t been a trade show to serve the explosive growth of the multibillion dollar craft beverage industry. Next year, though, a new event produced by VP International, the Craft Beverage Expo, will launch May 6-8 at the San Jose (Calif.) McEnery Convention Center for an industry that encompasses boutique wineries, craft breweries, craft distilleries and other producers of small batch hand-made alcoholic beverages. “We want to give a voice to the craft beverage producers whose needs are very different from traditional large-scale producers,” said Kellie… more
Mar 31, 2013
After 33 years with Diversified Communications, the company’s president and CEO, Nancy Hasselback, will be retiring June 28. Ted Wirth, Diversified’s vice president of Business Development, will assume Hasselback’s role. “For many years, Nancy has been at the heart of Diversified Business Communications’ expansion from the U.S. to a truly global business as well as being responsible for diversification into new industries,” said Daniel Hildreth, chairperson of the board. He added, “Though perhaps the most important legacy Nancy leaves is from her… more
Mar 30, 2013
If last year’s SISO CEO Summit is any indication, with a 17-percent attendance jump from the year before, then this year’s event, on tap April 8-11 at The Sanctuary Kiawah Island Golf Resort South Carolina, is shaping up to be the place to be for the who’s who of the for-profit trade show industry.   Several hundred C-level executives, as well as suppliers and invited guests, will take part in not only two days of education sessions, but also several networking events, including dinners, golf tournament and more. “With so many new members and so many that are… more
Mar 25, 2013
Reed Exhibitions China, along with its sister company Reed MIDEM, will launch MIPIM China, which will be a dedicated exhibition, conference and networking event for real estate professionals who are specifically interested in the Chinese market. The existing MIPIM Asia, scheduled Nov. 5-6 at the Grand Hyatt in Hong Kong, will focus on a high-level conference program, as opposed to exhibition, as well as premium networking opportunities and the MIPIM Asia Awards.  The event will be a summit for leading real estate decision-makers operating throughout the Asia property market. "I… more
Mar 25, 2013
UBM Asia getting ready to launch not one, but two new shows in the Asia-Pacific region, with Intermach Myanmar, the first international industrial manufacturing and subcontracting exhibition in the country, as well as South East Asia's first international Pet Asia 2013 in Singapore. UBM Asia, through its Thailand division, already launched a highly successful Intermach show in that country and now will expand the brand into the fast-growing Myanmar market Oct. 24-26 at the Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon. Southeast Asia is poised for even more growth, with the implementation of the… more
Mar 25, 2013
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce (DITP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in late February to promote economic growth, encourage business development, enhance trade information activities and strengthen the economic partnership between Hong Kong and Thailand. “Under the MOU, the HKTDC and DITP have set up a strategic alliance through the exchange of trade information, implementation of trade promotion activities, and organising professional training and exchange programmes,… more
Mar 25, 2013
Attracting dental professionals from all over the Northeastern portion of the United States, the Yankee Dental Congress drew more than 28,000 attendees when it was held in early February at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The event’s theme was “Building Bridges and it is the fifth largest dental meeting in the country, which is sponsored by the Massachusetts Dental Society, in cooperation with the Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont dental associations. Some features of the event included the Healthy Living Pavilion, where attendees could… more
Mar 25, 2013
The U.S. News & World Report will launch the Hospital of Tomorrow conference, focusing on critical challenges facing the future of the hospital industry, which will be held Nov. 4-6 in Washington, D.C. Medical experts, healthcare visionaries and hospital executives  will have several issues to discuss, including uncertainty that surrounds the Affordable Care Act, a shifting patient population, soaring costs, increasing payer and regulatory demands, and the impact of rapidly expanding technological innovation, to cite a few. "The US News Health team is the ideal group to lead… more