May 31, 2017
More keynote speakers have been unveiled for the 2017 Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) Annual Convention in Montréal, Canada July 11‐14. “We are thrilled to have assembled such a diverse and respected group of speakers for the Annual Convention,” said DMAI President and CEO Don Welsh. He added, “We look forward to inspiring and equipping our members with education sessions as well as giving them the unique opportunity to connect with industry peers in Montréal.” Here are a few of the new keynotes: Evita Turquoise Robinson Since her first taste of Europe at the age of 21… more
May 29, 2017
Kicking off in New Zealand June 7 and circling the globe to end in Hawaii, the exhibition industry will be celebrating the 2nd annual Global Exhibition Day (#GED17). Global Exhibition Day, founded last year by UFI, the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, was formed to shine a bright spotlight on the importance of the industry worldwide. “UFI is calling on everyone working in exhibitions and trade shows to take part in Global Exhibitions Day on June 7 and share their initiatives loud and proud!” said Dr. Andreas Gruchow, president of UFI. He added, “In 2016, the inaugural GED… more
May 24, 2017
With Outdoor Retailer looking for a new home after a public land dispute resulted in the decision to leave Utah, Denver in the hunt as one of the cities trying to capture it and the January timeframe getting crunched with different crossover shows, it makes perfect sense that Emerald Expositions would buy SnowSports Industries America’s SIA Snow Show. Now, two of the strongest shows geared toward segments of the outdoor sports industry will both be combined under one roof – the Colorado Convention Center – in Denver starting January 2018. “By merging these two January shows, we will bring the… more
May 24, 2017
Trade show marketing firm mdg has expanded its foorptint by opening a new office in Chicago to service several clients based in the area. The downtown office will be led by Leana Salamah, account strategist and executive director, who has experience on both sides of the client/agency relationship. Salamah was proactively recruited by ownership to serve as a strategic lead for existing Chicago clients and to be a resource for other association and for-profit event clients looking for audience acquisition solutions. “Chicago, with its reputation as a world-class event destination and… more
May 17, 2017
The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and The Society of Independent Show Organisers (SISO) have entered into a reciprocity agreement following a meeting among several of their independent trade and consumer organiser members in Miami last month. The agreement sees both organisations supporting each other with information exchange, research insight and mutual discounts for members to attend each associations’ events. In addition, it sees the formation of a new special interest group the ‘Independent Organiser Network’ (ION). The ION is a group formed of AEO and SISO commercial event… 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 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 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 05, 2017
The National Propane Gas Association experienced record growth in both size and exhibiting companies at its 70th Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo, held April 21-23 at the Music City Center in Nashville. Approximately 4,000 propane industry professionals participated in the annual three-day event that attracted more than 250 exhibitors to a nearly sold-out 73,300 sq. ft. expo floor, an increase in size of more than 3 percent compared to 2016, when a record-breaking 4,100 attendees and 140 exhibitors spanned a 71,000 sq. ft. expo – a showfloor increase of 11 percent… more
May 02, 2017
The American Society of Association Executives has unveiled a new continuous learning and talent development platform – ASAE Learning Online. ASAE Learning Online provides on-demand access to unlimited educational opportunities for ASAE members and non-members throughout the association community. Subscribers can personalize learning plans, take skills gap assessments and search through hundreds of educational options that align with association management competencies (defined by ASAE’s Job Task Analysis) as well as professional skills important for individual, team and organizational… more