News

Apr 25, 2018
An event provides one of the most powerful opportunities for sponsors to get their brand and message out in a face-to-face environment. For event organizers, sponsorships can help offset costs, increase revenue, enhance the attendee experience and strengthen partnerships.  To help clients increase the value, efficiency and impact of their live events, GES has launched GES Sponsorship Strategy & Sales. Announced on Apr. 10, the new program enhances the company’s sponsorship program offerings.  “We’ve blended decades of experience in live event marketing and domain knowledge with the… more
Apr 24, 2018
Based on after-show feedback from the more than 14,000 participants of the WVC Annual Conference held in Las Vegas, the show is moving their conference back to February and has shortened the duration by one day.  New dates for the WVC Annual Conference will be Feb. 17-20, 2019, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  The conference dates will stay on President’s Day Week, with an exception in 2021 due to “MAGIC” reserving much of the convention space in the city for their international apparel show. “WVC’s goal is to always respond to the needs of the profession and our participants.… more
Apr 24, 2018
Workforce management technology solutions provider, LASSO, has launched LASSO Signature, a new e-signature product that enables customers to electronically complete, review and sign documents from the same system they use to schedule, communicate and manage their workforces. Designed to help streamline the on-boarding process and simplify on-going policy management, the new solution operates seamlessly with LASSO’s workforce management platform, dedicated to helping companies manage and automate their labor workflows and simplify processes for their crew and staff, according to Angela Alea,… more
Apr 24, 2018
The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) has awarded the trade show for-profit industry’s most prestigious award, the “Robert L. Krakoff Industry Award of Excellence” to Galen Poss, vice chairman of dmg::events. “SISO is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 R L Krakoff Award is Galen Poss,” said Tony Calanca, executive vice president of Exhibitions for UBM. He added, “Galen has demonstrated in his more than two decades of work in the face-to-face industry his leadership, professionalism, dedication to the industry, and his humanity.  We could not be happier than to have Galen… more
Apr 23, 2018
ASAE hosted its Xperience Design Project (XDP), April 19-20, at the Gaylord NationalResort & Convention Center. The two-day event drew 1,512 association professionals and industry partners. They co-created strategies, ideas, and solutions on how to engage attendees through gamification, drive attendance at meetings, and create meaningful partnerships with industry suppliers. “Throughout the event, association professionals and industry partners created new ideas they could apply to a future event. The three areas we focused on this year impact our industry, and we wanted to provide an… more
Apr 23, 2018
For the ninth year in row, Trade Show News Network will hold its prestigious and original TSNN Awards program that honors the top fastest-growing shows in attendance and net square footage Aug. 10-12 in Louisville, Ky. The list of 50 shows that will be feted during the three-day, celebration-filled event can be found listed below and also HERE.  “The Top 50 fastest-growing show winners were chosen by their show’s growth rate between 2015-2017 in attendance and net square footage,” said Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly. She added, “We are really excited to fete all of the winners for… more
Apr 23, 2018
The International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) will hold the 2019 (July 21-24) VenueConnect Annual Conference & Trade Show in Chicago, Ill., at McCormick Place Convention Center and the 2020 (July 26-29) VenueConnect in Long Beach, Calif., at Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. IAVM’s VenueConnect is the industry conference that provides targeted education created specifically for more than 2,000 arena, stadium, convention center, performing arts center, amphitheater & fairgrounds, and college & university venue professionals. VenueConnect 2019 will bring… more
Apr 20, 2018
Global event technology company, Expo Logic, has launched an innovative new solution for onsite registration that allows attendees to check in at events using only their face. Created in partnership with biometrics company, Zenus, Expo Logic’s facial recognition event check-in service helps show organizers improve the onsite attendee experience via shorter registration wait times, more secure events and personalized attendee greetings. The process is simple: using images uploaded by attendees during the registration process, a camera setup at the onsite registration kiosk captures the… more
Apr 20, 2018
We know how hard you and your team work to make your trade show a success! We know you’ve earned bragging rights, so we want to hear from you!  Nominations are open for the TSNN Awards “Best of Show” Awards and we’re leaving it up to you to Tell us why you think your show is the BEST!This is the eighth year for this special award, and five nominees will be invited to the 2018 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Success Aug. 10–12 in fun Louisville, KY. The overall winner will be announced at the gala awards celebration Aug. 11. To be considered, please, submit your show HERE.There is no specific… more
Apr 19, 2018
Last month, full-service global meetings solution company, ConferenceDirect, provided 23 of its associates with the opportunity to learn how to identify and help stop a growing problem in the hospitality industry: human trafficking. At the company’s Annual Partner Meeting on March 28 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the ConferenceDirect employees completed a Human Trafficking Awareness course presented by the Los Angeles Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), which works to identify human trafficking cases in the Los Angeles region and offers a variety of local public speaking… more