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July 30, 2014
Built a decade ago, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center just received a huge boost, with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signing off on a massive 1.3 million square foot expansion of the facility.“The expansion and enhancement of the BCEC is an investment in our future that will allow Boston and Massachusetts to continue to grow its share of the meetings and conventions industry; an... more
July 30, 2014
Adjusted for biennial exhibitions and acquisitions, Tarsus Group saw in the first half of 2014 a like-for-like revenue increase of 9 percent to £23.1 million ($39.1 million). During the same period in 2013, Tarsus had revenues of £26 million ($44 million).Despite shows such as the biennial Dubai Air Show not being in the mix this year, the company’s revenues have shown positive growth.Driving... more
July 29, 2014
London-based Informa bought Phoenix-based Virgo, which has six trade shows and conferences and will become part of the company’s Global Exhibitions Group.Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.The acquisition gives Informa a foothold into the U.S. market in which Informa primarily only had conferences and learning.The largest trade show on the Virgo portfolio is SupplySide... more
July 29, 2014
This summer hasn’t slowed down at all, with plenty of new business contracts taking place between suppliers and shows.CompuSystems continues to grow its client base by adding Randall-Reilly, a marketing solutions company and organizer of the Great American Trucking Show (GATS). CompuSystems will provide registration and lead retrieval services for the 2014 and 2015 Great American Trucking Show.... 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 27, 2014
I write many articles on social media, content marketing and how to engage with your customers, which are all great strategies for shows, exhibitors, and attendees to educate and generate new leads. All of these initiatives are viable and aimed to deliver quicker results. Now, I would like to focus on a more “under-the-hood” or long-term internal workings strategy to keep people coming back well... more
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
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 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
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