Aug 22, 2017

After almost three decades of service, the San Diego Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion roof, known for its white peaks that are visible from the air, land and bay, is coming down and will be replaced with a brand new structure.

“The white sails roof atop our 90,000 square foot Sails Pavilion exhibit space is part of what has made the San Diego Convention Center one of the most recognizable venues, worldwide,” said Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation.

He continued, “Thanks to a collaborative effort between our staff, our… more

Aug 21, 2017

Nancy Walsh, president of Reed Exhibitions U.S., is leaving the company after more than three decades.

Over her tenure, Walsh held numerous roles across the business and worked in a variety of different disciplines.

“The company has grown exponentially and I’m very proud to have contributed to its success, but it’s time I embark on something new,” Walsh said.

She continued, “My experience has been highly rewarding on both a personal and professional level. I’ve learned so… more

Aug 18, 2017

What do you get when you take the visionary mindset of a television industry creative, add in the visual acumen of a set designer, then throw in some childlike imagination and sense of play? You get Emagispace, a sustainable building block technology that helps re-imagine what’s possible for the construction of interior spaces, including trade show exhibits.

Emagispace is the brainchild of Founder and CEO Noel Maxam, a 20-year television director, writer and producer turned interior construction and design innovator, who saw a need for… more

Aug 18, 2017

Swim Collective and Active Collective have announced plans to collocate their biannual West Coast shows starting in 2018.

The events are set to take place Jan. 11-12 and Aug. 1-2 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Swim Collective features more than 300 curated luxury and on-trend fashion brands showcasing the latest swimwear, surf, resort and beach accessory collections to an audience of swimwear specialty retailers, better boutiques, luxury resorts, cruise… more

Aug 17, 2017

The 2017 Green Venue Report: The State of Convention and Exhibition Center Sustainability has been released.

In its fourth year, the GVR is an industry-wide initiative designed to provide benchmarking data, catalyze best practices and stimulate competition around global convention and exhibition center sustainability.

The project is the brainchild of Greenview, a sustainability consulting and research firm based in the U.S. and Singapore that provides strategy, programs, measurement and reporting for hospitality, travel and tourism organizations.

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Aug 16, 2017

With over 500 million users, LinkedIn’s potential to be a powerful tool for finding and engaging with relevant professionals is obvious. However, what isn’t obvious to many professionals is how they can tap into that potential and take full advantage of what LinkedIn has to offer.

After about a decade of using (and experimenting with) LinkedIn, I’ve developed a system for myself that’s works – in fact, about a third of my business now comes from LinkedIn. Here are some of the actions I’m taking and features I’m focusing on:… more

Aug 12, 2017

Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the No 1 online news site for the trade show industry in the U.S., unveiled its newly designed web site and suite of TSNN e-newsletters.

“TSNN reaches more than 150,000 trade show and event professionals through our TSNN web site and newsletters every month,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-chief Rachel Wimberly.

She added, “We were thrilled to work with ASP on the design and Fantail on… more

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center was awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first convention center in Georgia and one of a handful of U.S. convention facilities to attain a gold level rating.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of sustainable buildings.

“The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is committed to environmental and social responsibility and has… more

Aug 10, 2017

Embracing its strategy to be an end-to-end solutions provider for their existing and potential clients, MCI acquired Dallas-based Wyndham Jade, an event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The addition of Wyndham Jade becomes a key component of MCI USA’s Meetings, Conventions and Incentives platform serving both associations and corporations and… more

GES’ second-quarter revenues were up 12.2 percent to $320.1 million from $285.4 million during the same period the year before.

“GES delivered second-quarter results that surpassed our prior guidance, with a revenue increase of 12 percent year-over-year and an adjusted segment EBITDA margin of 12.5 percent,” said Viad’s president and CEO Steve Moster.

He added, “The upside to guidance was broad-based and fueled by industry growth, solid execution by the GES team and our efforts to position GES as the preferred global, full-service provider for live events with a… more