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Dec 29, 2016

Eventbase Technology, an app platform for premium events, is powering the indoor and outdoor wayfinding technology in the CES® 2017 mobile app using the largest deployment of proximity beacons at the show to date, according to Eventbase officials.

“CES has grown to record-breaking size over the last 50 years,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, CES and corporate business strategy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™. “We want attendees to be able to effortlessly navigate our … more

Dec 28, 2016

For the past 12-plus years, Steve Moster has moved up the ranks of Global Experience Specialists (GES). Serving currently as president and CEO of Viad since 2014 and as president of GES since 2010, Moster joined Viad in 2004 as vice president of Exhibition Furnishings.

His career evolved to sales and leadership roles with the company, including executive vice president — chief sales & marketing officer and as executive vice president — Products and Services, where he led double-digit revenue growth.

Moster received his bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt… more

Dec 28, 2016

It’s not often that a business idea is sparked by a trip to the dentist, but that’s what happened to Julian Sandler. The dentist asked if he knew of anyplace where he could rent a computer.

Sandler, a nuclear physicist turned serial entrepreneur, thought there had to be other businesses and organizations needing short-term computer rentals, which led him to found Rent-a-PC in 1984 with two employees. The company was based (and still is) in Hauppauge, New York, so early clients were primarily corporate accounts on the East Coast, renting brand-name PCs and peripherals.… more

Dec 27, 2016

The TEAMS ’18 Conference & Expo will be held Oct. 1–4, 2018, at the Kentucky International Convention Center, which will reopen in 2018 following a multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation project.

“We are pleased to be the first travel industry show that will be held at the newly expanded Kentucky International Convention Center,” said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing Company, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference.

He added, “We have had a longstanding relationship with Louisville,… more

Dec 27, 2016

Hannover Fairs Canada (HF Canada), Deutsche Messe’s Canadian subsidiary, today has formed a partnership with SME to collocate Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, ComVac, parts2clean, and CeMAT trade shows with the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS).

“We were looking to secure a home for these five industrial events in Canada alongside a larger, well-established manufacturing technology trade show,” said President and CEO of HF Canada Larry Turner.

He added, “The opportunity to showcase these five advanced manufacturing technology shows and their… more

Dec 20, 2016

The Georgia International and Maritime Trade Center Authority (GIMTCA), which governs the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center (SITCC), has selected Songy Highroads, LLC., in partnership with Omni Hotels & Resorts, to develop a convention headquarters hotel.

It will be located on Hutchison Island adjacent to the riverfront convention center, which is managed by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA).

The next step of the agreement, which was unanimously approved by the GIMTCA board at its Dec. 14 meeting, is to work through development… more

Dec 19, 2016

Based on its successful 2016 edition, Shanghai Hospitality Design & Engineering Expo (HDE) 2017, hosted by UBM Sinoexpo, will expand to over 45,000 sqm of exhibiting space and 90,000 visitors together with the concurrent Hotel Plus Mockup Room Show (Hotel Plus).

With four months to go, the preparation work for HDE 2017 is in full swing and the organizers will continue to work closely with all partners concerned to make the April show perfect.

A trendy hospitality design event, Hotel Plus attracts more hotel groups and designers… more

Dec 19, 2016

International exhibition organiser, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH announced its Chinese subsidiaries, Messe Düsseldorf China and Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, have achieved record breaking year in show results in 2016.

In China, Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai organised 13 trade shows and conferences in the year, occupying a gross area of 500,000 m2. A total of 7,325 national and international exhibitors showcased their products at these shows, attracting more about 331,000 visitors. Messe Düsseldorf China supported 14 global trade shows hosted by Messe Düsseldorf Group, which help about 2,600… more

Dec 19, 2016

Pico Thailand has announced its full year financial results ended 31st October 2016. The company reported total revenue of US$40 million, up by 12% year-on-year. The business was driven by growth of event marketing business from new customers and more marketing-budget spending from the existing customers.

The company posted a net profit of US$1.02 million in the year, dropped 48% from the previous year. The decrease in profit was due to the increase in cost of rendering services of Exhibition and Museum Exhibit business as well as the increase in expenses the selling and… more

Dec 19, 2016

The 22nd edition of the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS 2017) will make its debut at its new location, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, April 26-29, which promises to be its biggest exhibition yet.

The longest-running and most comprehensive boating event in China, CIBS has firmly established itself as the leading platform for the regional leisure maritime industry with over 40,000 marine industry leaders and enthusiasts from over 50 countries set to attend the event.

The new venue will provide easy access for the… more