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January 30, 2015
The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo scored its largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space Jan. 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Final numbers will be released after the registration... more
January 29, 2015
After 34 years as president of SnowSports Industries America, David Ingemie will step down as president following the 2016 SIA Snow Show. “The industry has been incredibly lucky to have David Ingemie as the driving force behind SIA for 39 years,” said Bob Gundram, chair of SIA’s Board of Directors and CEO of C3. He added, “David has been instrumental in working with the Board on defining what... more
January 28, 2015
The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) rang up its second highest attendance ever Jan. 20-23 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, with nearly 64,000 in attendance from 100-plus countries. Last year's record-setting event was at about 67,000 attendees. SHOT Show reports that lower attendance reflects strengthened pre-screening of attendees to enhance the overall... more
January 26, 2015
After several slow years during the recession, the mergers and acquisitions market for the exhibition and conference industries had an active year in 2014, according to Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.’s Year-end M&A Overview. Even with the pickup in deals, though, the number of them fell from 64 in 2013 to 53 last year and deal value was down significantly from $3.75 billion in 2013 to $1.1... more

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The Evolution of Audience Response Systems

Audience response systems (ARS) have been around for a long time, but were often out of reach for many event planners. It often involved renting devices that would allow attendees to ask questions, respond to polls and fill out evaluations via those devices. Today, options are available that eliminate the need for special devices....more
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January 25, 2015
I am excited to be both a media partner and keynote speaker for the Digimarcon Cruise this coming April.  I was asked to assist with running the conference as well, and it really got me thinking about how a cruise as a venue has some things even the most seasoned event manager can miss. 1.       Helping your exhibitor:  When it comes to your exhibitor,... more
January 25, 2015
You’ve just wrapped up your show and it was a huge success: your attendance numbers were up, your attendees gave you positive feedback, several of your exhibitors have already re-signed for next year and your staff is enthused. Now what? The critical time to start garnering interest for next year’s event is during and immediately following your current event while the enthusiasm is fresh. The... more
January 17, 2015
Trade show sponsorships can be a uniquely effective marketing opportunity for your business. You have the chance to give thousands of prospective customers a personal experience, spread brand awareness through print materials and signage at the show, and even connect with partner brands that can help your customers use your products in new and exciting ways. But you must have a plan to measure... more
January 17, 2015
Have you ever heard the saying, “you get what you pay for”? Just because you saved money, doesn’t mean you got the best deal. For example, if you found a used car for a great price, it could end up costing you more to repair the car than you actually paid for it. If you are shopping for a new trade show display, the price may be important to you, but should not be the only factor you take into... more

 

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