Dec 06, 2015
“Charm City” lived up to its name, and then some, when more than 2,500 attendees flocked to Baltimore, Md., last week for the International Association of Exhibitions’ Expo! Expo! Annual  Meeting & Exhibition 2015. David DuBois, IAEE’s president and CEO, said that while the attendee numbers were unaudited at this time, they definitely broke records, with a 10-percent uptick, compared with last year’s event in Los Angeles. “It’s the biggest one ever,” he added. “Being located in the Mid-Atlantic region brought in a lot of organizers from the Northeast and the D.C./Maryland/Virginia… more
Dec 03, 2015
By Elizabeth Johnson Amongst packed aisles of security professionals testing new products and learning about trends at 2015 ISC East, Reed Exhibitions shared news that it’s launching a new event, Connected Security Expo, to collocate with ISC West next spring. ISC East kicked off Nov. 18 in New York City. The sold –out, 33,000 net square foot Exhibit Hall was bustling with business being done. Thousands of buyers (total attendance rose 8.2 percent, compared with last year) roamed the showfloor reviewing the latest in surveillance, access control and security technology. Buyers also attended… more
Nov 27, 2015
The Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and they have quite a bit to celebrate. The number of events hosted in the Middle East by ADNEC grew from just 14 in 2005 to 327 at the end of 2014. The number of visitors grew from 50,000 in 2005 to 1.6 million in 2014. That adds up to more than 10.7 million visitors over 10 years. ADNEC’s impact on Abu Dhabi's economy is significant. Numbers at the end of Q3 2015 are at AED1.835billion (close to $500 million), up from the original projection of AED1.7billion ($460 million). Major events hosted… more
Nov 22, 2015
Las Vegas Market has expanded its temporary exhibition space - known as The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market - with the addition of a second location, which is a 50 percent gain in exhibit space for the Winter 2016 Las Vegas Market, on tap Jan. 24-28 at World Market Center Las Vegas. “Last August’s repositioning and reimagining of temporary exhibits to The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market was met with an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from buyers, which has fueled record rates of exhibitor renewals,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers.… more
Nov 19, 2015
LRP Conferences, LLC and Human Resource Executive Magazine, affiliates of LRP Publications, has acquired the Recruiting Trends Conference. A business unit of Diversified Communications, Recruiting Trends provides recruiters, sourcers, talent acquisition managers, and other HR and recruiting professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge, discover solutions and learn cutting-edge best practices, as well as gain tactical recruiting tips. "Attracting and retaining key talent has remained at the top of the 'what keeps our readers up at night' list for many years," said Rebecca McKenna,… more
Nov 15, 2015
In an effort to ensure those working on the ‘front lines’ of the trade show industry offer the best customer service possible, the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) and the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission (SLCVC) have teamed up to hold the first-ever ‘Labor Day’ Nov. 19 at America’s Center. All the unions that work on the tradeshow floor are invited to participate in this day of complimentary training and enhancement.  “The goal of ‘Labor Day’ is to help build on the skills of the already talented labor force in St. Louis and give a few new tools for… more
Nov 09, 2015
More than 180 attendees, including fastest-growing show winners representing the top 50 shows, as well as their guests and sponsors, all came together to celebrate at the 2015 TSNN Awards Nov. 6-8 in Atlanta. Awards were given onstage at the AmericasMart during a gala celebration emceed by The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, with The American Coatings Show scoring the overall fastest-growing award for attendance and the ICSC New York National Conference snagging the overall fastest-growing award for net square footage. “Thank you for awarding the ICSC,” said Tim McGuinness, vice president of… more
Nov 06, 2015
The 2015 NACS Show attracted a record 24,392 registered attendees, of which 9,038 were classified as buyers (retailers, convenience distributors). The total number of registered attendees, which includes Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) buyer registration, was 3.3-percent higher than last year and topped the previous attendance record set in 2004. The 2015 NACS Show also attracted a record 2,490 international attendees representing 73 countries, which was another record, showcasing the event’s importance to the success of the global convenience and fuel retailing industry. The 2015 NACS… more
Nov 04, 2015
The Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association has named management firm Coulter to provide comprehensive association management services to the organization, effective Nov. 1. Amy Lotz, CAE, Coulter vice president, will serve as HCEA’s executive director. HCEA’s goal is to provide the effectiveness and promoting the value of all conventions, meetings and exhibitions for the healthcare industry. In its provision of full-service association management to HCEA, Coulter will provide guidance through strategic planning and analysis, event management and fundraising, and communications and… more
Nov 01, 2015
Negative show rotation was a key factor in Global Experience Specialists’ overall U.S.-based third-quarter revenue posting a 14.6 percent decrease to $143.5 million, compared with the same quarter last year with $168.1 million. Even with the dip, the good news was same-show revenue continued to surge with 4.7 percent growth in the third quarter, compared with the same quarter last year. “GES delivered better results in the third quarter than we had previously anticipated. We continued to see stronger same-show growth, short-term bookings and sales to corporate clients,” said Steve Moster,… more