Aug 01, 2017

By Elizabeth Johnson

 

Since the first website went live 27 years ago, websites have become a standard piece of the marketing pie. Consumers have adapted to this “new normal” and expect organizations they interact with to have one that enables them to find everything they’re looking for at any given moment.

“The website is a very important marketing tool for Digestive Disease Week,” said Alison Moser, DDW director of marketing. “Not only is it the hub for abstract submitters, exhibitors and attendees to find important information, we also conduct retargeting… more

Jul 27, 2017

UBM Fashion is gearing up to debut VINTAGE@Intermezzo, its first-ever consumer-facing fair inside Intermezzo Collections, one of six fashion trade shows within the NY Women’s August Marketplace.

Set for Aug. 6-8 at the Javits Center in New York City, the show’s newest fair will focus on eclectic vintage apparel for retailers and consumers, with a curated selection of vintage dealers showcasing one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories collections.

According to show officials, VINTAGE@Intermezzo was introduced for two reasons: to expose retailers to an entirely new level of … more

Jul 27, 2017

In the recently released Global Barometer survey conducted by UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the majority of trade show companies worldwide are showing growth, although geopolitical issues have had in impact in some regions.

The survey also indicated that trade show organizers are more concerned about the state of the national and regional economies, as well as competition from within the industry, rather than expanding their businesses globally.

Nearly three-quarters of trade show organizers surveyed in the Asia/Pacific and Europe indicated they saw… more

Jul 26, 2017

While the inaugural Transform USA conference did not initiate the discussion about data, analytics and digital transformation in exhibitions, it most certainly placed it on the front burner.

During the conference, held July 20 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C., C-suite exhibition executives from across the nonprofit and for-profit exhibition sectors heard from industry colleagues on a variety of subjects, but “disrupt or be disrupted” was the theme of the day.

When Denzil Rankine, CEO of AMR International, opened the conference, he promised “… more

Jul 26, 2017

Even though Tarsus Group’s two largest biennial shows– Dubai Airshow and Labelexpo Europe – still are yet to be held in the second half of this year, the company’s like-for-like revenues are up 4 percent (adjusting for acquisitions and biennial events), compared with the same period in 2016.

First-half revenues were £39.8 million ($52 million), compared with £27.0 million ($35 million) in 2016.

Excluding Turkey, which has been challenged with geopolitical issues, like-for-like revenues were up 8 percent.

Adjusted profit before tax was £6.8m ($8.9 million), compared… more

Jul 25, 2017

Frost Miller has been hired to provide marketing support for the first-ever Crohn’s and Colitis Congress™ developed through a partnership of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA).

This new annual inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) congress, which will take place Jan. 18-20 in Las Vegas, will serve as the premier conference for IBD health-care professionals and researchers.

The program will be comprehensive, patient-centered and multidisciplinary, and bring state-of-the-art comprehensive care together with the latest… more

Jul 25, 2017

PHL Life Sciences, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), has successfully positioned Philadelphia as a leading life sciences meeting destination, to the tune of $295 million in economic impact in 2016 alone.

To highlight this achievement, PHL Life Sciences’ latest promo video recently was released.

Notable locations like The Franklin Institute, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), Reading Terminal Market and the Pennsylvania Convention… more

Jul 25, 2017

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) has named Leanne Dagavarian, with MilliporeSigma, and Melissa Matarrese, with the American College of Surgeons, as the recipients of the inaugural HCEAConnect Scholarship, sponsored by GES. 

The HCEAConnect Scholarship provides two registration scholarships to attend HCEAConnect, taking place Aug. 13-16 in Chicago. 

Dagavarian and Matarrese were selected from a competitive selection of applicants and will be recapping their experience in a future issue of HCEA News, HCEA’s e-newsletter.

“We are… more

Jul 25, 2017

UBM, the organizer of Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, unveiled that industry icon, Dr. Eric J. Topol will take the keynote stage as the headlining presenter at its annual event in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Dr.Topol will provide insight on the state of healthcare today and what the future holds for digital medicine.

The Midwest's largest medical technology event, which will house more than 600 leading suppliers and 5,000+ industry professionals, takes place on Nov. 8-9 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The event… more

Jul 25, 2017

MGM Resorts International has launched a new Military & Veterans Program (MVP) to recognize the exceptional sacrifices and efforts of those who serve in the U.S. armed forces.

Conceptualized and developed by MGM Resorts’ Veterans Employee Network Group, MVP provides active military members, veterans and spouses with special recognition, offers, discounts and benefits at MGM Resorts destinations throughout the U.S.

“As a company, we have always supported our country’s greatest heroes,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International.

He continued, “… more