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 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

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

Aug 08, 2017

National Trade Productions has launched a rebrand of its NTP Events client exposition management division that includes a new visual component, vision and mission statement.

The intention behind the rebranding process is threefold: to distinguish NTP Events from its parent company; to develop a distinct identity that accurately reflects the importance of its client management services and to clarify the division’s corporate structure to the exhibitions and events industry, according to Christopher Harar, who took the helm as NTP Events president in February of last year.

“The… more

Aug 06, 2017

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) recently issued a design and feasibility Request for Proposal (RFP) for master planning services for the 70-acre campus of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) in South Boston.

“It has been a dynamic and disruptive decade in our industry which has mirrored the dramatic changes that have occurred in South Boston,” said David Gibbons, MCCA's executive director. 

He added, “This is an exciting and appropriate time for the Authority to evaluate where we stand in the convention marketplace. We are asking our… more

Aug 04, 2017

Three years after UBM revealed its ‘Events First’ strategy, the company has shifted its portfolio through a series of acquisitions and the sale of PR Newswire so that now 92 percent of its profits come from the events business.

That strategy continues to pay off, with the recent release of UBM’s 2017 first-half results showing an 18-percent revenue increase to £448.4 million ($585 million), compared with the same period last year, and while events' revenue growth during the last six months was modest – 2.7 percent - the future looks bright.

“In the first half of the year, the… more

Aug 03, 2017

Emerald Expositions’ Interbike cycling show will be leaving Las Vegas and has selected the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nev., beginning in 2018 and continuing through 2022.

The city also is the site of the newly created Interbike Marketweek.

Interbike Marketweek will begin with a weekend consumer festival at  Northstar California Resort, and will then segue into the trade-focused OutDoor Demo, also at Northstar.

“We’re extremely excited about this move for a multitude of reasons,” said Pat Hus, vice president of Interbike.

He added, “For the first… more