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October 20, 2014
The publisher of Popular Science, Outdoor Life, Field Stream and Cycle World magazine titles recently acquired The Promotion Company – Family Events that produces shows such as the Hot Bike Tour, Off-Road Expo, Monster Truck Nationals and 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, many of which have exhibit floors. “This strategic acquisition will allow Bonnier to extend its high-value enthusiast audience by... more
October 18, 2014
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Choose Chicago President and CEO Don Welsh, members of Chicago-area organized labor and Microsoft general manager Julia White recently joined together to announce that Microsoft Ignite, a new technology conference, will take place May 4-8 in Chicago at McCormick Place. Approximately 20,000 attendees are expected to attend the convention that could bring in more than $... more
October 15, 2014
Trade Show News Network is pleased to announce that the 2nd annual TSNN Awards $5,000 Student Scholarship awardee is Shauna H. Clark, a student pursuing event management at the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality. The scholarship is sponsored by the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (Reno Tahoe USA), and Clark will receive the funds and be feted during the... more
October 15, 2014
In what would have been the show’s 20th anniversary, IDG World Expo’s Macworld/iWorld will not take place in 2015, according to company officials. “We are announcing today that Macworld/iWorld is going on hiatus and will not be taking place as planned in 2015,” company officials said in a statement. Adding, “Our MacIT event, the world's premiere event for deploying Apple in the enterprise... 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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October 18, 2014
You’re a trade show exhibitor, but surely you have occasion to be a trade show visitor. As an attendee, you probably don’t care to be ignored by an exhibitor that has products in which you have an interest. At the other extreme, you don’t want an exhibitor to be all over you, particularly if his product line is of no interest to you. Keep this in mind when the tables are turned. If someone... more
October 18, 2014
If you're going to spend the money to get space for your company at a trade show - not to mention paying for people to man the booth or losing valuable employees who could be doing their regular jobs (maybe even including you!) - you'd better make sure that it's worth it. Trade shows can be fantastic ways to drum up excitement for your business or even launch new products because you've got a... more
October 12, 2014
For vendors, trade shows are great place to sell products, increase brand recognition, and network with potential clients However, it is also easy to disappear in a sea of competitors. Use these eleven tips to make your business and your trade show booth stand out in the eyes of potential customers: 1.    Send the best trade show staff. In business, as in life, how we present... more
October 5, 2014
Small and big businesses alike have found out just how powerful social media can in helping their company expand.  In fact, according to CeBIT, the massive German technology show, 97 percent of consumers search for businesses online. The more technologically-advanced our society becomes, the more people will be relying on social media websites and mobile apps to help make their purchasing... more


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