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Mar 09, 2014

Diversified Communications Australia recently concluded a record-breaking edition of the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition (AOG) at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. According to the latest figures, more than 550 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions joined the three-day trade show which took place from 19th to 21st February 2014.

Diversified reported a new show record attendance of more than 14,500 visitors… more

Mar 08, 2014

Tarsus Group and E.J. Krause & Associates have expanded their partnership even more by adding the planned launch of Industrial Print Expo next year.

Industrial Print Expo will be Mexico’s first trade show exclusively dedicated to industrial print within manufacturing, according to show officials.

The 2015 event will be collocated Feb. 3-5, 2015, with Expo Manufactura at Cintermex Monterrey.

“Industrial printing is a new and fast growth sector being driven by a number of our core customers from the labelling and signage markets,” said Tarsus… more

Mar 07, 2014

Everyone is all a twitter over Samsung’s product placement and the Ellen DeGeneres selfie at the Oscars.  Samsung received more value out of this sponsorship deal than they had probably dreamed of! A recent Washington Post highlights the details of Samsung’s Oscar ad buy and why the organic product placement worked so well for them.

Instead of debating why the product placement worked so well, I would… more

Mar 07, 2014

Everyone is all a twitter over Samsung’s product placement and the Ellen DeGeneres selfie at the Oscars.  Samsung received more value out of this sponsorship deal than they had probably dreamed of! A recent Washington Post highlights the details of Samsung’s Oscar ad buy and why the organic product placement worked so well for them.

Instead of debating why the product placement worked so well, I would… more

Mar 06, 2014

Even though every day brings more uncertainty to the political turmoil in the Ukraine, U.K.-based ITE Group still went ahead with successfully hosting four collocated building events through its local business – Premier Expo.

The decision to proceed with KyivBuild, Intertool Kiev, BuildTech and KIPS, held March 4-6 in the country’s capital Kiev at the International Exhibition Centre, was taken after consulting with local staff, exhibitors, government officials and embassies, according to ITE Group officials.

Although visitor numbers were lower than in previous… more

Mar 05, 2014

People looking to start their own businesses flocked to Houston recently for Franchise Expo South, with 11,000 attendees checking out 200 different franchise opportunities.

Held Feb. 6-8 at the Reliant Center, while most of the attendees came from the local area, potential franchisees came from 38 states and 18 countries.

“We were extremely pleased with the record-breaking turnout at the first Franchise Expo South in Houston,” said Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions, producers of Franchise Expo South.

He added, “Our decision to move the Expo… more

Mar 03, 2014

Last year was a another strong one for U.K.-based Tarsus Group, with the company posting full-year revenues of $132 million (£79 million), a 23-percent jump, compared with same-show year 2011, when biennial events such as the Dubai Air Show and Labelexpo Europe run.

With its core strategy of “Quickening the Pace” that focused on accelerating the pace of financial returns to the company’s shareholders as its cornerstone, Tarsus Group also had like-for-like revenues up 11 percent and profit before tax of $27 million (£15.9 million), compared with $5… more

Mar 03, 2014

Destination Marketing Association International awarded 10 new destinations the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal, designed to “illustrate a DMO's commitment to industry excellence and to raising the performance and accountability of DMOs around the world."

"DMAP accreditation requires DMOs to demonstrate compliance across 16 disciplines, composed of 53 mandatory standards and is globally recognized by the destination marketing industry as the highest achievement in destination excellence," said Jack Wert, DMAP Board Chair.

He… more

Mar 03, 2014

With a portfolio already brimming with home shows, Marketplace Events scooped up two more annual ones in Raleigh, N.C., from American Consumer Shows (ACS).

The Raleigh Spring Home Show and Raleigh Home Fall Show are both held at the Raleigh Convention Center. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're very pleased to be in Raleigh; it's a major growth and strategic opportunity for our company," said Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events.

He added, "Raleigh is the fourth fastest-growing U.S. metro area - a region with great traditions, robust… more

Mar 03, 2014

February was another brisk month of not only new hires, but also several companies promoted from within their own ranks.

Wyndham Jade has promoted Bryan A. Scott from chief strategy officer to president of the company’s Convention Division.

In his new role, Scott will continue to sit on the company’s senior leadership team and influence the strategic direction of the organization, while taking an even greater role in management oversight and innovation of new housing, registration, and meeting offerings.

“We are proud to recognize… more