May 01, 2017
Exhibit space for NPE2018: The Plastics Show has sold out more than a year in advance at its recent Space Draw, a first in the history of North American’s largest trade show and conference for the international plastics manufacturing industry. Owned and produced by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the triennial expo and educational event is set to take place May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. PLASTICS will continue working to accommodate exhibitors still waiting for booth assignments with limited availability in several of the show’s Technology Zones,… more
May 01, 2017
For the eighth year in row, Trade Show News Network will hold its prestigious and original TSNN Awards program that honors the top fastest-growing shows in attendance and net square footage on tap Aug. 21-23 collocated with Connect Expo in New Orleans. The list of 50 shows that will be feted during the three-day, celebration-filled event can be found listed below and also HERE.  “The Top 50 fastest-growing show winners were chosen by their show’s growth rate between 2014-2016 in attendance and net square footage,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly.… more
Apr 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. “Tarsus Group has been a leader in the global exhibitions and events industry for nearly two decades,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “The work it does in creating and… more
Apr 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 technology can fill those important gaps. Found out more about both by registering HERE for TSNN's latest complimentary webinar - "All YOU Need to Know About Event Technology Trends" - May 11 at… more
Apr 20, 2017
Nominations now are open for The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year Awards. Deadline to submit is June 21. 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 exhibition and convention. Each winner also is honored with a donation to their favorite charity and recognition industry-wide. Since 2000, over $80,000 has been donated to charity by The Expo Group in… more
Apr 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 those organizations, who desire to expand and enhance their engagement strategies, build a business case for digital events.” This comprehensive white paper examines the power of digital events in 2017,… more
Apr 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 2-3, in Washington, D.C.  The 2017 competition received 172 submissions. Over 80 judges from different associations, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations evaluated the submissions this year. The… more
Apr 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 city’s largest, with 1,050-plus rooms and suites, as well as 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, which includes a 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom. These are key features that meeting planners… more
Apr 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 last year’s announcement that SMG was awarded preferred bidder status to manage, operate and program the new $416 million complex. The new state-of-the art venue will include a 12,500 seat arena with a… more
Apr 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 future. “Industry 4.0 and the global manufacturing markets desire for digitally integrated products is the driving force behind this merger,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO of HFUSA. He added, “… more