Aug 08, 2017
National Trade Productions has launched a rebrand of its NTP Events client exposition management division that includes a new visual component, vision and mission statement. The intention behind the rebranding process is threefold: to distinguish NTP Events from its parent company; to develop a distinct identity that accurately reflects the importance of its client management services and to clarify the division’s corporate structure to the exhibitions and events industry, according to Christopher Harar, who took the helm as NTP Events president in February of last year. “The tagline, ‘We… more
Aug 04, 2017
Three years after UBM revealed its ‘Events First’ strategy, the company has shifted its portfolio through a series of acquisitions and the sale of PR Newswire so that now 92 percent of its profits come from the events business. That strategy continues to pay off, with the recent release of UBM’s 2017 first-half results showing an 18-percent revenue increase to £448.4 million ($585 million), compared with the same period last year, and while events' revenue growth during the last six months was modest – 2.7 percent - the future looks bright. “In the first half of the year, the focused… more
Aug 03, 2017
Two leading cosmetic trade associations have been confirmed as partners for this year’s in-cosmetics exhibition in the U.S. The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Association (ICMAD) and The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) are backing the region’s newest cosmetic ingredients event, highlighting its importance and value to the country’s booming personal care market. Both partnerships will primarily focus on promotion of the event – which takes place Oct. 11-12 – to their respective membership databases. “We are delighted to be collaborating with in-cosmetics North… more
Aug 02, 2017
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) knew it needed to do something to streamline and expedite its sponsorships sales methods for its Annual Meeting. The association’s annual event, which attracts more than 10,000 physicians, business administrators and advanced practice providers, also draws in a host of big-name sponsors, including pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and volunteer health organizations, all vying to engage with attendees. But for many years, processing an AAN sponsorship sale involved an antiquated, multi-step process, starting with delivering a… more
Aug 01, 2017
U.K.- based Clarion Events, which was just acquired by Blackstone, and AC Business Media both recently made strategic acquisitions to add to their growing portfolios. Clarion, the parent company of iGB Affiliate, acquired the Affiliate Summit Corporation, which includes the Affiliate Summit tradeshow and conference series, FeedFront Magazine,,, and the annual AffStat industry benchmark reports. Affiliate Summit Co-Founders, Missy Ward and Shawn Collins will continue running Affiliate Summit in the capacity of Co-CEOs. "Clarion is widely regarded as a leading… more
Jul 27, 2017
While the inaugural Transform USA conference did not initiate the discussion about data, analytics and digital transformation in exhibitions, it most certainly placed it on the front burner. During the conference, held July 20 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C., C-suite exhibition executives from across the nonprofit and for-profit exhibition sectors heard from industry colleagues on a variety of subjects, but “disrupt or be disrupted” was the theme of the day. When Denzil Rankine, CEO of AMR International, opened the conference, he promised “practical, not just… more
Jul 27, 2017
In the recently released Global Barometer survey conducted by UFI - The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the majority of trade show companies worldwide are showing growth, although geopolitical issues have had in impact in some regions. The survey also indicated that trade show organizers are more concerned about the state of the national and regional economies, as well as competition from within the industry, rather than expanding their businesses globally. Nearly three-quarters of trade show organizers surveyed in the Asia/Pacific and Europe indicated they saw a positive… more
Jul 26, 2017
The ability to truly analyze a showfloor using actionable data and making the necessary changes to ensure the show’s continued success led to the Western Veterinary Conference snagging the inaugural TSNN Best of Tech Innovation Award, sponsored by GES. The award will be presented onstage at the 2017 TSNN Awards Gala Celebration Aug. 22 in New Orleans. “WVC works closely with our technology partners to innovate and provide the best possible trade show experience for our participants and exhibitors,” said Joel Altman, exhibits director, WVC. He added, “We are honored to… more
Jul 25, 2017
UBM, the organizer of Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis, unveiled that industry icon, Dr. Eric J. Topol will take the keynote stage as the headlining presenter at its annual event in Minneapolis, Minn.  Dr.Topol will provide insight on the state of healthcare today and what the future holds for digital medicine. The Midwest's largest medical technology event, which will house more than 600 leading suppliers and 5,000+ industry professionals, takes place on Nov. 8-9 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event is comprised of six… more
Jul 25, 2017
Frost Miller has been hired to provide marketing support for the first-ever Crohn’s and Colitis Congress™ developed through a partnership of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA). This new annual inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) congress, which will take place Jan. 18-20 in Las Vegas, will serve as the premier conference for IBD health-care professionals and researchers. The program will be comprehensive, patient-centered and multidisciplinary, and bring state-of-the-art comprehensive care together with the latest research to accelerate… more