Oct 03, 2018
Two large U.S. footwear trade show operators are teaming up to better meet the evolving needs of the industries they represent. Spurred on by a clash of show dates in February of next year as well as the need for a consistent market calendar based on industry demand, the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the organization that leads FFANY Market Weeks in New York and its NY Shoe Expo trade shows, and Informa, organizer of FN PLATFORM, MAGIC, Coterie and PROJECT, are forming a collaborative industry partnership designed to address the footwear industry’s emerging and evolving… more
Oct 02, 2018
The National Restaurant Association and Winsight, an information services company in the foodservice industry that publishes “Restaurant Business”, have announced the formation of an equity partnership through which the National Restaurant Association will become an equity partner of Winsight, and Winsight will assume operational ownership and execution of the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. The National Restaurant Association Show, the largest annual gathering of foodservice professionals in the world, will continue to be branded under the name of the… more
Oct 02, 2018
Demand for meetings and events is on the rise. According to the recently released CWT Meetings & Events 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, the meetings market will see an increase of five to 10 percent in 2019.  “The global meetings and events industry can look forward to a buoyant 2019,” said Kurt Ekert, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). “On top of growing demand worldwide, we also expect global hotel rates to rise 3.7 percent, and flight prices 2.6 percent.” In most regions, meeting attendance numbers are also projected to grow, with a 14 percent… more
Sep 29, 2018
The summer didn’t slow down show organizing companies from contracting new services and renewing existing ones with a bevy of trade show industry suppliers. CompuSystems reached contract renewal agreements with a trio of clients to provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services -- the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), and WATT Global Media. AANS, a CSI partner for the last eight years, signed a three-year agreement through 2021 for its Annual Scientific Meeting show. DEMA, a CSI partner for more… more
Sep 27, 2018
The MedTech Conference wrapped up its 12thannual edition boasting double-digit growth in attendance and partnering meetings.  Held Sept. 24-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the three-day gathering of global MedTech executives attracted more than 1,000 companies, 132 exhibitors to a 20,800 square foot expo, and 3,000 medical technology professionals hailing from 35 countries, including newcomers South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the Dominican Republic. “Holding this conference in the Philadelphia/New Jersey corridor provided us (with) an amazing opportunity to bring… more
Sep 26, 2018
In two weeks, IMEX America attendees will push themselves beyond their limits thanks to a new feature, the C2 International Cloud Lab. C2 International, an annual business conference that takes place in Montreal and Australia, is well known for its innovative approach to business events that tie in both physical and mental challenges to stimulate creative thinking.  C2 International partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. The three-year agreement, which begins this year, is the first time that C2 has… more
Sep 25, 2018
The inaugural UFI Latin American Conference presented a golden opportunity for participants to discuss common strategies for the different realities of doing business in Latin America. Held Sept. 18-19 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, the new event attracted 120 delegates from 16 countries and was collocated with the 21stedition of the AMPROFEC International Congress. “This conference exceeded our expectations as UFI’s first-ever major event focused on Latin America,” said Pepe Navarro, general director of E.J. Krause Tarsus de Mexico and UFI Latin America Chapter Chair. “It is… more
Sep 24, 2018
Berlin-based PREMIUM GROUP, organizer of European fashion trade shows including PREMIUM, SEEK, SHOW&ORDER X PREMIUM, BRIGHT and the FASHIONTECH conference, has announced plans to purchase a minority share in Liberty Fairs Fashion Group.  Based in the U.S., Liberty Fairs produces men’s and women’s contemporary trade shows including the Liberty, Cabana and Capsule shows, which take place annually in New York City, Las Vegas and Miami Beach. “We are tremendously excited about the prospect of working with the incredible Liberty team,” said Anita Tillmann, founder and managing partner of the… more
Sep 21, 2018
Never say the trade show industry isn’t comprised of plenty of generous, kind-hearted people who are ready to lend a hand to those in need, especially in the face of natural disasters.  Case in point, the International Housewares Association and Fern Expo, both of which recently launched relief campaigns to assist the victims of Hurricane Florence and the resulting record flooding that has devastated parts of North and South Carolina’s coastal communities. To help provide hurricane victims with home products as they rebuild their lives and homes, IHA is partnering with Good360, an… more
Sep 20, 2018
The momentum behind the use of social media as a marketing tool is continuing to grow, according to the results of EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2018 Social Media Marketing Survey, the fifth in a series of research efforts geared toward finding out how exhibit and event marketers are using social media. “In 2010, EXHIBITOR surveyed 400 marketers to obtain benchmark data on everything from which social media sites were proving the most popular for marketing purposes to what corporate objectives, if any, social media was helping companies to achieve,” explained Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR. … more