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Jun 06, 2017

Positioned as the largest international beauty trade show in the Philippines, philbeauty 2017, opened its doors May 31-June 2 at Hall 4 of the SMX Convention Centre in Pasay City, Metro Manila.

Organised by UBM Asia, philbeauty featured more than 200 brands from 24 countries and regions, showcasing beauty and wellness products, from skincare, cosmetics, nail care, bath, body and oral hygiene to packaging, ingredients, machinery and accessories.

It had over 6,000 visitors to attend the three-day show, including a wide range of industry stakeholders – wholesalers, distributers… more

Jun 05, 2017

The trade show industry was back on the positive side after slipping in the final quarter of 2016, with a year-over-year 1.6-percent uptick in growth to kick off the first quarter of this year, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Index Report.

However, the industry has continued to underperform the macroeconomy.

"The increase in the first quarter validates our prediction that economic fundamentals still point to moderate growth for the exhibition industry," said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., chief economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates… more

Jun 02, 2017

Technology enjoyed an ample time in the spotlight at last month’s IMEX, held May 16-18 at Messe Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.

One of the biggest tech highlights was the annual #IMEXpitch competition, which gives event professionals the chance to check out the rising stars of the event tech sector as new start-ups compete for audience attention and votes via live, five-minute presentations in front of an expert judging panel.

The five finalists showcased innovative technologies dedicated to business networking, streamlining travel, audience interaction, crowdsourcing… more

Jun 01, 2017

Summertime is heating up, and so are new and renewed business contracts between shows and a bevy of suppliers.

Experient recently renewed its contract with Emerald Expositions through 2023. With this new six-year deal, which officially begins in 2018, Experient will provide registration, lead retrieval and its EDGE marketing platform for Emerald’s 74+ shows each year, as well as housing services for select shows.

Emerald, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, has been working with Experient since 2012.

Emerald serves a wide… more

May 31, 2017

More keynote speakers have been unveiled for the 2017 Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention in Montréal, Canada July 11‐14.

“We are thrilled to have assembled such a diverse and respected group of speakers for the Annual Convention,” said DMAI President and CEO Don Welsh.

He added, “We look forward to inspiring and equipping our members with education sessions as well as giving them the unique opportunity to connect with industry peers in Montréal.”

Here are a few of the new keynotes:

Evita Turquoise Robinson… more

May 31, 2017

The Outdoor Advertising Association of America, the trade association for the out of home (OOH) advertising industry, joined forces with event technology solutions company ACCESS Event Solutions and digital experience engine Blue Bite to deliver interactive engagements to attendees at the 2017 OAAA\ Geopath National Convention + Expo, held May 15-17 at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans.

In an effort to engage attendees throughout the annual event, each conference badge was enabled with dual-sensor technology.

Attendees simply tapped their phones against their NFC-enabled… more

May 25, 2017

Sharon Enright has joined NXT Events Media Group as its president and COO. 

After serving in top operations management positions at Conference Management Corporation and Reed Exhibitions, Enright moved to Business Journals Inc. in 1997 as its director of operations, where she rose to the ranks of EVP of the company’s Trade Show Division.

As the second person in BJI’s 90-year history to earn this prestigious title, Enright helped build the company’s event portfolio from three to 27 annual shows, managing virtually all facets of the portfolio for more than 18 years.

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May 25, 2017

Once upon a time, the American Quarter Horse Association relied on the antiquated method of using email to communicate with attendees and event staff during their world shows and events throughout the year.

As a result, the largest equine breed registry and membership organization struggled to provide real-time updates and other important notifications that were crucial to the success of their events.

Enter emergency notification system provider AlertMedia, which helped bring AQHA’s mass communications methods into the modern age via a user-friendly, two-way… more

May 24, 2017

Trade show marketing firm mdg has expanded its foorptint by opening a new office in Chicago to service several clients based in the area.

The downtown office will be led by Leana Salamah, account strategist and executive director, who has experience on both sides of the client/agency relationship.

Salamah was proactively recruited by ownership to serve as a strategic lead for existing Chicago clients and to be a resource for other association and for-profit event clients looking for audience acquisition solutions.

“Chicago, with its reputation as a world-class event… more

May 23, 2017

By their very nature, face-to-face events tend to draw and bring out the best in people with extrovert personalities. However, as Susan Cain mentions in this now very popular TED Talk “The Power of Introverts,” introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to this world, and we need to pay attention to what they think and do.

Much of the focus in the industry lately has been on the younger generations. But introverts can belong to any generation, and if they are coming to your event for the… more