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Feb 01, 2017

With the stroke of a pen last Friday, President Donald Trump put in place an Executive Order calling for the ban of Syrian refugees entering the U.S. for the next four months and anyone from six other countries -  Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen – would not be permitted into the United States for the next three months.

The action not only created chaos at airports as people were detained, even some who were holding Green Cards, but also protests erupted in several locations.

With thousands of trade shows annually held in the U.S., many of which bring in… more

Jan 31, 2017

Ed Several, formerly senior vice president and general manager of PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions, has been tapped for a new role as senior vice president, integration and commercial optimization–Reed Exhibitions Americas.

In his new role and during the transition, Several will continue to assist with relationships and long-term strategy on events from his previous portfolio and will be reporting directly to Hervé Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions Americas.

“Ed Several’s sustained success over the past 12 years in elevating the value of the PGA Shows portfolio, plus… more

Jan 30, 2017

These days, incentivizing attendees to attend your trade show isn’t always a simple or easy feat. That’s why creative, customized attendee marketing efforts can be key in not only drawing your audience to the show but in also bringing them back year after year.

But, with all the “noise” multiple shows are making as they vie for attention, getting your voice heard among the fray can be a challenge. So, what are professional event marketers doing to separate themselves from the pack when it comes to attracting new and returning attendees to the shows they represent?  

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Jan 25, 2017

In a mere eight years, U.K.-based Informa PLC’s Global Exhibitions division has grown from a $100 million company in annual revenues with its business primarily focused in the Dubai region to now a $600 million company in annual revenues, as estimated by Deustche bank for 2017, and shows being held in countries all around the globe.

Approximately half of Informa’s core business is in the United States, after a series of high-profile, strategic acquisitions, including the Hanley Wood Exhibitions portfolio, the FIME medical trade show based in Florida and the Penton portfolio of shows… more

Jan 25, 2017

From wearable tech to connected home devices to augmented reality, the Internet of Things (IoT) has set fire to the imagination of key players in the consumer technology industry.

Like any other nascent technology, IoT comes with its own unique set of implementation challenges. However, mostly because of the tremendous potential it holds, the initial setbacks did not deter the enthusiastic early adopters in the first half of this decade. In 2016, IoT made it from a fringe concept to something that is alive and buzzing in the mainstream consumer consciousness. As per a report/… more

Jan 25, 2017

As the trade show industry keeps on growing, shows and suppliers continue to find new ways of working together.

CNTV (Convention News Television) recently signed a trio of contracts, two of which expand on existing business and the third picking up a new client.

As an expansion of a three­year deal to produce on­site, same­day video updates at the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), CNTV will now produce AAPEX TV year­round.

“Our customers love it,” said Mark Bogdansky, senior director of Meetings and Events for the Auto Care Association. “When we decided to… more

Jan 23, 2017

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association will be hosting the 2017 HCEA Healthcare Marketing Summit Jan. 25-26 at the Hilton Old Town Alexandria in Alexandria, Va.

“I’m really looking forward to this year’s Summit to experience the great program put together by our volunteers and staff,” said Don Schmid, HCEA President.

He added, “Of course, one of the great benefits of HCEA and specifically the Summit is to network with other members and gain valuable industry insights from those that I would not normally run across in my daily job.  This is… more

Jan 23, 2017

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association recently released its latest white paper, The Landscape of 1:1 Meetings in the Healthcare Events Industry.  

This white paper was researched and produced by Jifflenow, a sales advancement platform for the event industry.  

This document explores the different kinds of 1:1 meetings, their importance in a healthcare, medical device, or pharmaceutical company’s Strategic Meetings… more

Jan 23, 2017

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation is forecasting a record-breaking calendar year in 2017 for medical meetings.

A total of 21 medical events, including BIO 2017, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Association of Diabetes, will hold their annual events in San Diego during the next 12 months: that's the highest number of medical meetings ever in a calendar year.

"The upcoming year will be one of our strongest ever for medical meetings," said Clifford "Rip" Rippetoe, CFE, President and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation… more

Jan 23, 2017

UBM Brazil, a division of U.K.-based UBM, and HIMSS - Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, a U.S.-based association whose focus is to improve health through Information Technology, today have signed a cooperation agreement for the organizations to work together in Brazil.

The agreement includes launching the HIMSS@Hospitalar summit during UBM Brazil’s Hospitalar.

"HIMSS global content and expertise will reach the largest possible audience through our partnership with Hospitalar,” said Jeremy Bonfini, executive vice president of HIMSS… more