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July 23, 2014
In a move to further showcase Boston as a top meeting and convention destination, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and the Boston Convention Marketing Center (BCMC) have rolled out a new brand, Signature Boston, and Web site – SignatureBoston.com.Signature Boston will be the customer-facing brand for Boston’s two convention centers, the Boston Convention & Exhibition... more
July 23, 2014
For the “Best of Show” award, we are leaving it up to you to tell us why you think your show is the BEST.This is the fourth year for this special award, and five nominees will be invited to the TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 14-16 in Cleveland, Ohio. The overall winner will be announced at the gala awards celebration Nov. 15th. To be considered, please, submit... more
July 22, 2014
Iron Chef and Cleveland Native Michael Symon is heading back to his roots Nov. 14-16 to headline the International Exposition (I-X) Center’s Fabulous Food Show.Fabulous Food Show is the nation’s largest consumer food and beverage-themed event that attracts world-renowned culinary professionals, celebrity chefs and regional artisans who conduct high-quality demos.More than 100 live presentations... more
July 22, 2014
Everything for pets is on show in the New China International Exhibition Center in Peking, where the 18th China International Pet Show (CIPS) will take place Nov. 17-20.  This year’s event already promises to be a record six months before the start, with 650 companies already signed on.Increased awareness of pet care and rising incomes are the major drivers of the growing pet market in China... 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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July 22, 2014
A powerful message I received early on in life about time management is that it doesn't matter if you wear a $10,000 Rolex or a $29 Mickey Mouse watch - we all have 24 hours in a day. And, for the new Smart Phone generation, who no longer wear timepieces, the point is the same - we all have the same 24 hours - no more, no less and you can't buy time, sorry Rolex!So why do we feel less... more
July 20, 2014
You probably have heard the question many times: “Why exhibit at trade shows?”   And you’ve likely answered the question from the standpoint of how trade shows help your company in the marketplace.  Yet there’s a lot more to it than that.Here are 4 sets of benefits trade shows offer, at all levels of your professional life:How Trade Show Helps You:  Whether you are working... more
July 20, 2014
It's easy to get caught up in the latest and "greatest" in technological gimmickry.  However, the tried-and-true methods still work, and you shouldn't overlook them when it's time to promote your trade show displays.After all, direct mail is still one of the most-used methods for trade show outreach, accounting for an average of 30 percent of trade show attendees' ad spend.Further, direct... more
July 14, 2014
As the event industry continues to adopt and grow its digital presence through various social networks, we always need to zero-base and remember why we are doing it. First off, it allows organizers and everyone at the show to interact with everyone else on multiple levels for lots of different reasons in basically real-time like never before. Below are a few reason why your show needs to go... more
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