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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 corporations, a highly… 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 Mr. Scott’s contributions to our… more
Mar 03, 2014
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events and the Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition, on tap June 10-12 in Orlando, renewed their partnership to offer a Hosted Buyer program for IAEE members to attend the event, as well as an education session in the AIBTM Learning Theatre. "Our initial success at AIBTM last year was very promising, and we are once again proud to partner with AIBTM on this industry event," says IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. He added, "This renewed collaboration confirms IAEE's… 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 million (… 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 added, "We… more
Mar 02, 2014
Like any good exhibitor, RetailNext wanted to capture the attention of retailers at National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show in New York. Like any good exhibitor, they wanted to do something that would be relevant to their business, their booth visitors and they wanted it to drive conversations. RetailNext helps retailers, shopping centers and even manufacturers analyze data on store traffic and buyer behavior. Their customers are interested in the use of displays to interact and engage with their own customers and potential customers. The question is, what would… more
Mar 02, 2014
a2z, Inc. released an infographic to highlight the results from the super-engaging ChirpE Scavenger Hunt atthe International Association of Exhibitions and Events' Expo! Expo! 2013, held in December in Houston. Hundreds of attendees visited the ChirpE-powered photo booths in partner locations during the event, clicking and sharing their photos on Facebook in real-time.  The 632 photos clicked during this fun gaming experience engaged a total of 11,872 people on Facebook between Dec. 7-22, 2013, generating 45,872 impressions in the process. The following seven premier… more
Mar 02, 2014
Adding to their travel online, magazine and events portfolio, Northstar Travel Media recently acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, and Events China from Contineo Media, a multi-platform information provider based in Singapore, with locations in Beijing and Shanghai. Northstar already owns Travel Weekly and, according to company officials, the additional Asia-based business-to-business brands will “create an international network with platforms serving the fast-growing global retail/leisure segment of the travel industry.” Thomas Kemp, chairman and CEO of Northstar… more
Mar 02, 2014
a2z, Inc. released an infographic to highlight the results from the super-engaging ChirpE Scavenger Hunt atthe International Association of Exhibitions and Events' Expo! Expo! 2013, held in December in Houston. Hundreds of attendees visited the ChirpE-powered photo booths in partner locations during the event, clicking and sharing their photos on Facebook in real-time.  The 632 photos clicked during this fun gaming experience engaged a total of 11,872 people on Facebook between Dec. 7-22, 2013, generating 45,872 impressions in the process. The following seven premier… more
Mar 02, 2014
Like any good exhibitor, RetailNext wanted to capture the attention of retailers at National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Retail’s BIG Show in New York. Like any good exhibitor, they wanted to do something that would be relevant to their business, their booth visitors and they wanted it to drive conversations. RetailNext helps retailers, shopping centers and even manufacturers analyze data on store traffic and buyer behavior. Their customers are interested in the use of displays to interact and engage with their own customers and potential customers. The question is, what would… more