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May 22, 2017

UBM is set to launch a newly branded show in its medical design show series -  Advanced Design & Manufacturing (ADM) Expo Toronto, taking place May 16-18 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

This event originally launched in 2011 as five separate advanced design and manufacturing industry trade shows running alongside one another.

This year, under the new ADM Expo Toronto banner, UBM presents a cohesive brand experience throughout the customer journey. ADM Expo Toronto will bring together the region's five most popular industry trade shows – ATX Canada, Design… more

May 22, 2017

Connect Meetings has launched an event specifically for medical stakeholders and continuing medical education providers to take place Oct. 24-26 in Cincinnati.

Hosted by Connect at the Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel, Connect Medical is a hosted-planner, appointment-only program and education conference.

The event brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in medical meeting planning for three days of general sessions, roundtables, workshops, preset appointments and quality networking.

"We produce over 60 events a year," said Doreen… more

May 22, 2017

Corcoran Expositions and SmithBucklin both have signed on new medical associations to manage.

The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) has selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management.

Abigail Lynn will serve as AAST’s chief executive, and its headquarters will move July 1 to SmithBucklin’s Chicago office.

Established in 1978, the American Association of Sleep Technologists is a health membership association for professionals dedicated to… more

May 17, 2017

Event personalization specialist Feathr has launched “Da Vinci,” a major new update to its award-winning event platform that empowers event organizers to create personalized event experiences through data, insights and communication. 

As the first step in realizing Feathr’s vision of shaping the future of the event experience, “Da Vinci” is Feathr’s most significant product update to date and official shift to the Event Personalization Platform, according to company officials.

“Inspired by Da Vinci’s endless pursuit of… more

May 17, 2017

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and The Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO) have entered into a reciprocity agreement following a meeting among several of their independent trade and consumer organiser members in Miami last month.

The agreement sees both organisations supporting each other with information exchange, research insight and mutual discounts for members to attend each associations’ events.

In addition, it sees the formation of a new special interest group the ‘Independent Organiser Network’ (ION).

The ION is a group formed of AEO and… more

May 16, 2017

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events recently celebrated another successful Women’s Leadership Forum May 2 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md.

More than 220 attendees sold out this year’s event which featured education sessions for women at all stages of their career, as well as the 2017 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award was presented to Megan Tanel, CEM during the event.

Tanel is senior vice president, Exhibitions and Events for the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). 

She has been an extraordinary leader during her more than… more

May 16, 2017

The Minneapolis Convention Center now is using a recently installed stormwater storage system that is expected to keep an estimated 5.4 million gallons of rainwater from running off and flowing into the Mississippi River each year.

A series of large rainwater storage pipes with a total storage capacity of 250,000 gallons have been buried under the facility’s marshaling yard, where they will collect runoff from 10 acres of the building’s roof and store it in a network of 10- and 11-foot diameter corrugated steel pipes until needed for irrigation.

As the primary source of… more

May 16, 2017

The PCMA Education Foundation recently honored the 2017 Lifetime Achievement of three industry luminaries as well as the winners of the 2017 Professional Excellence Awards at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

More than 1,000 leaders in the business events were in attendance at the awards event.

“Our 2017 honorees and award winners’ accomplishments serve as inspiration to both industry veterans and novices alike,” said PCMA President and CEO, Deborah Sexton. “Each an expert in their profession—always endeavoring to lead the advancement of their organizations and the… more

May 16, 2017

It’s been a busy spring, with a lot of companies growing their ranks with several new hires, including InfoComm International, The Expo Group, UBM Americas, Urban Expositions and Connect Travel, to name a few.

InfoComm International has named Heidi A. Voorhees, MBA, CAE, as the organization's new COO. As COO, Voorhees will lead InfoComm's North American operations and global marketing and communication efforts.

"I am thrilled that Heidi has chosen InfoComm International for the next chapter in her exciting career," said David Labuskes, CTS®, CAE, RCDD,… more

May 16, 2017

The Orange County Convention Center has launched atlas3D’s MapSpacer technology for meeting space exploration, selection and event planning for complimentary use on its website.

By being the first convention center in the world to offer this cutting-edge technology, the OCCC has opened the door for show organizers, attendees and exhibitors to harness a more convenient, dynamic and streamlined way to explore the Orlando-based convention center’s facilities, grounds, surroundings, and myriad meeting and break-out spaces.

Think of it as an interactive virtual site… more