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Feb 18, 2014

Partnering with several of the city’s economic development and marketing organizations, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau recently launched a new business attraction co-op marketing campaign for Philadelphia – PHL: Here For The Making (www.discoverPHL.com/makeitPHL).

The campaign’s tagline says it all: “Whether you’re looking to create successful convention, a game-changing venture, an important move, or just an unforgettable experience, make it right here in… more

Feb 17, 2014

In an effort to expand collaborations in China, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) signed a cooperation agreement Jan. 10 with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) Chengdu Sub-council at the annual CEFCO event held in Wuxi, China.

The strategic agreement encourages participation in exhibitions and events in Chengdu and fosters continued goodwill throughout China.



"IAEE is the largest international association representing the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with more than 8,… more

Feb 17, 2014

International Carwash Association Unveils New Show in Amsterdam

The International Carwash Association, which represents car wash professionals, will launch Car Wash Europe Oct. 5-7 at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam, The  Netherlands.

The new event will held every other year and serve car wash operators and suppliers in the European market.

“We’re  incredibly  excited  to  be  launching  Car  Wash  Show  Europe,” said  ICA  CEO  Eric  Wulf. 

He added, “… more

Feb 17, 2014

Meeting Professionals International released the first edition of its new Meetings OutlookTM, a quarterly report offering a unique perspective on the future of the meeting and event industry with information provided by more than 5,000 MPI members, including 700 senior meeting professionals on MPI's Business Research Panel.

The report covers new trends, as well as innovations on the horizon and replaces the bi-monthly Business Barometer previously published by MPI.

Meetings Outlook is available for free for both MPI members and non-members, making it more accessible to… more

Feb 17, 2014

U.K.-based Tarsus Group has had a busy few weeks with launches and acquisitions in several different markets, with the latest being the launch of the International Automotive Aftermarket and Tuning Fair (AAITF) brand into Turkey.

The brand originated in China, where Tarsus bought an existing show and since planned launched in Bangkok, December 2014, and Indonesia, May 2014.

The new show in Turkey, Istanbul AAITF, will be held June 11-13, 2015.

“We are very excited by this opportunity to bring a major global brand like AAITF into Turkey’s dynamic… more

Feb 16, 2014

Most of the time, event mobile apps are selected well after the event management software is in place. Mobile apps are relatively new to trade shows and conferences and implementing the core operations software normally takes priority. This basic chronology can cause integration headaches for event organizers unless they ask some important questions of the mobile app vendor.

Can the data from registration and the event management software be integrated with the mobile platform? To avoid having to re-enter existing registrant, exhibitor and schedule data into the… more

Feb 16, 2014

The Wilmington Convention Center, the largest convention center on the North Carolina coast, launched a brand new Web site, www.businessmadecasual.com.

The highlight of the new site is a virtual 360° tour that takes meeting and convention planners on a digital journey of the center’s venues and amenities.

The virtual tour gives users the ability to start with an overview map of the entire facility and to then take a closer look at specific interior and exterior meeting spaces, as well as areas… more

Feb 16, 2014

Most of the time, event mobile apps are selected well after the event management software is in place. Mobile apps are relatively new to trade shows and conferences and implementing the core operations software normally takes priority. This basic chronology can cause integration headaches for event organizers unless they ask some important questions of the mobile app vendor.

Can the data from registration and the event management software be integrated with the mobile platform? To avoid having to re-enter existing registrant, exhibitor and schedule data into the… more

Feb 16, 2014

The 2014 MD&M West show brought together more than 35,000 attendees and exhibitors interacting with more than 2,100 exhibits on an impressive 305,000 square feet of showfloor space.


“We have seen not only an increase in repeat visitors from last year, but also many visitors coming for more than just one day,” said Roger Burg, vice president/Design & Manufacturing Portfolio Director at UBM Canon.


He added, “We have been diligent in creating a conference environment that focuses on not only the attendee/exhibitor interaction, but also… more

Feb 16, 2014

The Wilmington Convention Center, the largest convention center on the North Carolina coast, launched a brand new Web site, www.businessmadecasual.com.

The highlight of the new site is a virtual 360° tour that takes meeting and convention planners on a digital journey of the center’s venues and amenities.

The virtual tour gives users the ability to start with an overview map of the entire facility and to then take a closer look at specific interior and exterior meeting spaces, as well as areas… more