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Jun 22, 2014
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.   Several companies are providing ARS that are accessible via your attendees’ mobile devices. This can significantly reduce the cost to the event organizer.   Q&A Link offers event organizers a text based system. No WiFi or internet… more
Jun 22, 2014
Trade Show News Network will celebrate Karen Malone, vice president of meeting services for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, as the TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree at the 5th annual TSNN Awards Nov. 14-16 in Cleveland, Ohio. Malone has more than 30 years of meetings industry experience and has been with HIMSS since 1997. She oversees a staff of 18 in logistics, exhibits and sales activities, including oversight for the planning of HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, a $34 million event that is No. 34 on the 2013 TSNN Top 250 trade show list.  … more
Jun 20, 2014
Marketing automation refers to the ability to schedule messages to a specific audience based on time, interactions, or lack of interaction with other messages. When talking about marketing automation, most people think of email marketing and the ability to pre-schedule email messages to specific audiences based on interactions with previous emails, but there are other channels where marketing automation can be valuable.  For example, using marketing automation in social media and mobile app marketing can increase your reach and engagement with these audiences. Let’s first consider… more
Jun 20, 2014
Marketing automation refers to the ability to schedule messages to a specific audience based on time, interactions, or lack of interaction with other messages. When talking about marketing automation, most people think of email marketing and the ability to pre-schedule email messages to specific audiences based on interactions with previous emails, but there are other channels where marketing automation can be valuable.  For example, using marketing automation in social media and mobile app marketing can increase your reach and engagement with these audiences. Let’s first consider… more
Jun 18, 2014
Earlier this week, more than 100 trade show professionals, including suppliers, organizers and associations representing the industry, went to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress for the inaugural “Exhibitions Day”. Topics at hand during the 100-plus meetings were the value of the overall trade show industry, as well as asking for support of the JOLT Act - Jobs Originated through Travel Act; allowing government employees to attend events; the impact of the Visa Waiver Program; the importance of the International Buyers Program; and support of the Travel Promotion Act.… more
Jun 17, 2014
After stepping down from the top post at the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau earlier this year, Jim Wood has been tapped to run newly formed Meet AC, a private non-profit sales organization with a sole focus on building the convention, meeting and group market for Atlantic City. Wood will begin his new role June 30. “The entire board was very impressed with Jim’s highly successful track record of accomplishments,” said Jeff Albrecht, Meet AC board chairperson and general manager, Sheraton, Atlantic City. He added, “Everyone we spoke to about Jim reiterated… more
Jun 16, 2014
It was a tough battle when labor reforms recently were pushed through at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center, but one that has evidently paid off, with two shows signing on to the center in 2017 and 2018. The American Industrial Hygiene Association chose Philadelphia as the host city for its 2018 Conference and Exposition (AIHce), which is considered the most important event of the year among occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. More than 6,000 attendees are expected to attend AIHce, using 13,608 total hotel room nights to generate more than $16.2… more
Jun 16, 2014
The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Sands Expo and Convention Center have followed up the 2014 record-setting Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) by adding another two years to their agreement. Under the new terms, the SHOT Show will be presented at the Sands Expo through 2020. The 2014 SHOT Show, which ran Jan. 14-17, attracted more than 67,000 in total attendance, an all-time high, and was the fifth consecutive SHOT Show held at Sands Expo. In February, NSSF previously had announced that it was extending its stay at the venue through 2017. “We’re pleased… more
Jun 16, 2014
Tarsus Group, dmg events will launch the Big 5 Construct Indonesia exhibition to serve the burgeoning domestic and regional construction sector in the country in May 2015 at the Jakarta International Exhibition Centre. dmg events are the organizers of the Big 5 series of events - the Middle East’s largest construction event in Dubai and events in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and India. The new show will bring the international building and construction world together in a single location providing a valuable meeting place to source product, conduct business and build strategic partnerships,… more
Jun 16, 2014
Hanley Wood Exhibitions will partner with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers to collocate the APLD International Landscape Design Conference with the 2014 International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo in Orlando. “This strategic partnership brings a great opportunity to both groups of show attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, director of the PSP Expo. “APLD brings a valuable perspective to the industry and we are pleased to have their event co-locating with us in 2014.” The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization… more