Aug 04, 2018
LIGHTFAIR International, an largest annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference, will continue its management contract with International Market Centers (IMC) following the merger between IMC and AmericasMart Atlanta (AMC).LIGHTFAIR International is co-owned by the International Association of Lighting Designers and the Illuminating Engineering Society. The event has been co-owned, produced and managed by AMC (now part of IMC), which has managed LIGHTFAIR International since 1989.“We are thrilled to partner with IALD and IES on the successful show they have built in… more
Aug 02, 2018
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events selected Don Pazour as its 2018 Legend of the Industry. He will be honored during this year’s Krakoff Leadership Institute (KLI) Aug. 5-6 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. The KLI Legend of the Industry is selected from IAEE members whose contributions, innovation and leadership have been truly unique and remarkable. An informal setting then allows each KLI participant face-to-face interaction with this industry leader. Don Pazour thrives on celebrating and supporting others’ success. He… more
Aug 01, 2018
Does the shirt you’re wearing right now keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter? Can it go many wears without washing and not stink? According to the organizers of a new U.S. trade show, very soon technology in everyday clothing will be the norm rather than the exception. On July 23-24, Reed Exhibitions, in partnership with PERFORMANCEDAYS, launched Functional Fabric Fair, held during MRKET Days at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. PERFORMANCEDAYS has been held in Germany for the past 10 years and showcases functional technologies in fabrics. Historically, it has been… more
Jul 31, 2018
Experiential innovations, learnings, industry trends and new exhibitors will be on tap at IMEX America, the annual expo for incentive travel, meetings and events set for Oct. 16-18 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian| The Palazzo in Las Vegas. “With an expanded show floor, new exhibitors and numerous networking events, the opportunities to do business at IMEX America are second-to-none this year,” said Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group. She continued, “As always, we’re committed to putting on a great show – one that ignites fresh thinking, explores new trends and… more
Sep 27, 2018
Whether you’re a new event or an event with a 50-year (or longer!) legacy, you must break out of the standard education session/networking event/trade show floor model to create an experience to remember to compete in today’s market. Fortunately, event planners have more resources than ever to accomplish this challenge. Hear from our panel of experts who have designed unique event experiences in a variety of industries and for a variety audience sizes—learn what they did, how they did it, the reaction of their attendees and other stakeholders and the lessons they learned so that you can start… more
Jul 26, 2018
Tarsus Group’s first-half revenues were $46.8 million (£35.6 million), up 32 percent, compared with 2016. Like-for-like revenues during the same period, and compared with 2016, also were up 12 percent. Adjusted profit before tax of $7.6 million (£5.8 million) also was up 45 percent, compared with the same period in 2016. Tarsus large biennials – Dubai Airshow and Labelexpo Europe - both run in odd years. “An integral part of our strategy for organic growth is to invest in and expand our leading brands globally through our growing launch programme. We are delighted by the performance of… more
Jul 26, 2018
With the increasing demand for health and wellness activities during trade shows and conferences, it couldn’t be a better time for an industry event dedicated to helping planners learn how to incorporate these popular elements at their meetings, trade shows and conferences. As a grassroots educational event focused on health and wellness in the meetings and events industry, the Health & Wellness Forum (HWF) offers industry education, networking and experiential learning to help corporate event planners, association executives and meeting professionals transform meetings and convention… more
Jul 25, 2018
Always ahead the curve, the Trade Show News Network ( in partnership with  DAHLIA+ Agency has launched an innovative and informative TECH + Digital Video Series, sponsored exclusively by Map Your Show. As the event industry continues to evolve at the speed of light and increase in complexity, TSNN has witnessed event planners challenged to keep up with what’s new and what’s next. Partnering with DAHLIA+ Agency, an agency dedicated to educating show organizers and event managers on all things event tech, the Network will provide an ongoing video series in an easy grasp and implement… more
LACC's Ellen Schwartz named GM
Jul 25, 2018
In the past, companies typically slowed down with their hiring and other employee changes throughout the summer months, but not anymore. Now, it’s full steam ahead all-year long with a plethora of new hires and promotions occurring throughout the past few months. Ellen Schwartz has been promoted to General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention by AEG Facilities, operators of the downtown Los Angeles facility. Additionally, Brad Gessner, who has held the position of general manager of the Convention Center since AEG Facilities was awarded the management contract in October of 2013, has… more
Jul 24, 2018
International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart Atlanta have completed an agreement to create world’s largest owner and operator of top-tier permanent showroom space for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel B2B industries. Operating under the name “International Market Centers,” the combined corporate entity now owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of permanent showroom space in Las Vegas, High Point, N.C. and Atlanta, as well as more than 20 annual events. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The individual Markets and their respective venues… more