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July 31, 2014
The Global Business Travel Association Convention (GBTA) focused this year on Business In Motion.  Having the show at the Los Angeles Convention Center kept in line with that theme, and nearly 7,000 attendees interacted with more than 400 exhibitors.  The attendance set another record year.The show ran July 26-30 and hit the ground running with educational sessions that addressed the... 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 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 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

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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 30, 2014
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is the world’s premier exhibition for the gaming industry. The show is sponsored by Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which is the U.S. association dedicated to serving business and public affairs needs of companies, publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, PCs and the Internet; and is managed by IDG... more
July 30, 2014
Content, as we know, is not only king, but also the cornerstone to any marketing strategy. But creating a large amount of dedicated content for each and every event can be time-consuming, strenuous, and ultimately costly.What’s needed is a way to leverage content that already exists, and what better way to do that than crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing content means taking content being written about... more
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
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