Association Show News

April 26, 2017
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has namedU.K.-based Tarsus Group this year’s recipient of the IAEE International Excellence Award. The IAEE International Excellence Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made exceptional strides in creating, launching and managing an event in the exhibitions and events industry on an international scale. “... more
April 21, 2017
If you’re an exhibition organizer, you may be wondering how your peers are handling some of the critical issues surrounding event technology - addressing the large number of choices, budgeting, security, trends, and data insights. If you’re an event technology company, you’re likely interested in what organizers are looking for, where they’re investing their technology budgets, and how your... more
April 20, 2017
Nominations now are open for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards. Deadline to submit is June 8. All event professionals in associations and corporate entities with authority for bringing attendees and exhibitors together are eligible. Since 2000, the crystal SMOTY obelisk trophy has been presented to those behind-the-scenes pros creating amazing experiences within their... more
April 18, 2017
PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute [DEI] recently released the publication of their The Power of Digital Events white paper. “The emergence of live streaming and digital events has significantly shifted how participants engage with our organization,” said Deborah Sexton, PCMA president and CEO. She added, “Our goal in transparently sharing PCMA’s six years of results is to assist... more
April 18, 2017
The American Society of Association Executives unveiled the winners of the 2017 Gold Circle Awards competition, which denotes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. The Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence will be announced during ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC), May 2-... more
April 13, 2017
The trade show industry continues to be alive and well, with several suppliers inking new deals with to manage venues, oversee housing and take care of registration. Aberdeen City Council has named SMG to manage the existing AECC (Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in Scotland) ahead of a move to its newly built home near Aberdeen International Airport in 2019. The partnership follows... more
April 13, 2017
The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will be getting much-needed nearby hotel room inventory when a new Omni Hotel & Resorts-branded hotel opens in early 2021. An agreement for the $550 million project was signed between the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts. With a variety of innovative guest amenities, the hotel will be among the... more
April 13, 2017
Hannover Fairs USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe will combine two of HANNOVER MESSE portfolio trade shows, Industrial Automation and Motion, Drive & Automation, to form Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD). The new trade show will feature the full range of industrial automation, power transmission and fluid power solutions for the factory of the... more
April 10, 2017
With so much technology supporting events, much of it digital technology that runs on or is facilitated by the Internet (aka back door for hackers), event organizers would be remiss in not making sure that every technology they use is secure. In this week’s #Expochat, moderator Michelle Bruno will tweetchat with Jon Johnson, cofounder and CTO of Core-Apps to find out how vulnerable the industry... more
April 6, 2017
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) and leaders from across the meetings industry are joining together today for the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day (#GMID17), with more than 100 events in 90-plus locations spanning nearly 25 countries and six continents. This international day of advocacy showcases the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive... more

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