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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 20-year career with AEM… 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 water for the… 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 business events… more
May 11, 2017
Here at TSNN, we know how hard you and your team work to make your trade show a success, and we know you’ve earned bragging rights, so we want to hear from you! Nominations are open for TSNN’s 7th Annual “Best of Show” award, and we are leaving it up to you to: Tell us why you think your show is the BEST! This is the seventh year for this special award, and five nominees will be invited to the 2017 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Aug. 21-23 in New Orleans. After a social media campaign open to the entire industry, the overall winner will be announced at the gala awards… more
May 09, 2017
Vitafoods Asia, the only event dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Asia, announces that its next edition now in Asia’s leading food and nutrition hub – Singapore – is expected to be twice as large as before. From Sept. 5-6, the 2017 event will take place in Singapore for the first time in the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, and will present more of the best innovations that the industry has to offer. The Singapore government’s efforts to grow its integrative research capabilities for food sciences,… more
May 09, 2017
NASDAQ-listed Global Sources opened its Mobile Electronics at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) from 18th to 21st April 2017. Positioned as world’s largest mobile electronics sourcing event, the show featured 2,600 booths showcasing the latest mobile products. Tommy Wong, President of Global Sources Electronics Group, stated, “The market for virtual reality technology is expected to be a trillion-dollar industry in the next two decades. With pavilions, experience zones and an industry summit, Global Sources hosts Asia’s biggest VR/AR industry event.” The Gifts & Home exhibition was held… more
May 09, 2017
The global event management platform, etouches, has been acquired by HGGC, a middle market private equity firm. HGGC’s investment will help the fast-growing event management software and sourcing solutions provider significantly expand its business in order to achieve a greater share of the $6 billion Event Management Software (EMS) and venue sourcing market, according to HGGC officials. “We are very excited to partner with HGGC as we continue to enhance our offering and capitalize on the large whitespace in the market” said Oni Chukwu, etouches CEO. He continued, “The… more
May 09, 2017
The inaugural Phuket RendezVous will be held at the Royal Phuket Marina from 4th to 7th January 2018. The new event will replace the 14-year old Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX). Royal Phuket Marina will partner with Asia RendezVous, an Asian luxury lifestyle event organiser, to host the Phuket RendezVous. The four-day show will showcase high-end products on land and in the water. Visitors are expected from Asia, Europe, as well as from across Thailand. Visitors will be able to view more than 40 yachts and meet with yacht brokers, high-end property developers, luxury travel organisers… more
May 09, 2017
Billed as the only exhibition serving the corrugated and folding carton industry in the Southeast Asia, CCE South East Asia 2018, increased the show’s floor plan by more than 40 percent since the inaugural edition in 2016. According to Mack Brooks Exhibitions, organiser of CCE South East Asia, suppliers of corrugated and folding carton equipment and technology are continuing to book prime space at the show and it may double in size in the near future. The inaugural CCE South East Asia was held from 21st to 23rd September 2016, at BITEC in Bangkok. A total of 90 exhibitors and nearly 3,300… more
May 09, 2017
Tarsus Group, the organizer of Labelexpo Asia, has strengthened its working partnership with the Printing and Printing Equipment Industries Association of China (PEIAC).  The agreement, signed during China Print on May 9, sees China’s leading print industry trade body working with the show on its next two editions to be held in late 2017 and 2019.  The agreement secures the long-term future and continued growth of Labelexpo Asia by bringing together the intrinsic market knowledge, expertise and resources of the Labelexpo Global Series and PEIAC to deliver a world-class professional… more