Oct 24, 2017
According to the Global Business Travel Association, 80 percent of all meeting savings is realized during the venue sourcing process. To address this issue, cloud event management software provider etouches has developed etouches Venue Sourcing, which integrates sourcing and booking with meeting registration and approval, and an enterprise calendar. etouches Venue Sourcing combines the features and functionality of the venue sourcing and booking platform Zentila, acquired by the company in 2016, with etouches’ event management software (EMS) solution. “Meeting professionals must validate… more
Oct 24, 2017
It goes without saying that meeting security is at the top of everyone’s minds right now. After the recent incident in Las Vegas, planners need to make sure that they – and their venues – are as prepared as possible to handle any emergency that may take place. The Exhibitions and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative (EMSSI) was launched in 2016 by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA). EMSSI’s mission is to protect the $283 billion U.S.… more
Oct 23, 2017
ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, is adding a series of premier events across the United Kingdom to its portfolio through the acquisition of MCM Comic Con. ReedPOP has brought one of the largest pop culture events producers in the UK into its family of leading experiential fan events. The acquisition of MCM by ReedPOP, a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, part of RELX Group, will take effect immediately, and its impact will begin to be seen and felt on all 2018 events. The MCM Comic Con show portfolio boasts nearly 300,000 pop culture fans and cosplayers… more
Oct 20, 2017
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released two new industry reports designed to help exhibitors use gamification successfully as well as help show organizers understand show floor attendee engagement tactics. Released on Oct. 19, the new Industry Insight Series Report, “How Exhibitors Can Use Games and Contests to Drive Greater Trade Show Success,” is intended to be a straightforward, “how-to” guide on using games and contests to drive exhibitor success. “There has been a lot of buzz about gamification in the business world over the past several years and the trade show… more
Oct 20, 2017
Even in a predominantly female industry, women in events suffer from, among other challenges, a gender pay gap, lack of representation in the C-Suite, and dwindling end-of-career employment prospects. As part of TSNN’s complimentary webinar series, this webinar will focus on specific actions that women and men in leadership positions can take to create more opportunities for female employees. It will also offer advice to women working in the events industry on how to thrive during every phase of their careers. When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time Cost: None - Thanks… more
Oct 19, 2017
SPTechCon: The SharePoint & O365 Technology Conference, coming up Nov. 12-15 in Bethesda, Md., was bought by Exposition Development Company from BZ Media. “Stephanie (Everett) and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to add the SPTechCon Events to the ExpoDevCo Portfolio,” said David Audrain, CEO of Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo). He added, “Ted and his team have built a wonderful brand and we look forward to continuing to develop the market for this brand.” Ted Bahr, CEO of BZ Media, said, “SPTechCon has served the Microsoft SharePoint market for more than eight years… more
Oct 19, 2017
In a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, GES has once again achieved APEX/ASTM Level Two certification for the meetings and event industry. Spearheaded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Green Meeting Industry Council, the standards were developed in collaboration between APEX (the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange) and ASTM, an ANSI-certified international standard development organization. The certification encourages organizations to adopt environmental standards to create more sustainable events as well as recognizes… more
Oct 18, 2017
International Market Centers, operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries, is coordinating exhibitor product donations and other humanitarian efforts in its High Point Market Fall show, running Oct. 14-18 in High Point, N.C., and at the Las Vegas Market Winter show, set for Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2018 at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. “International Market Centers prides itself on being a ‘global good citizen,’ and we are delighted to mobilize our resources to help communities in need,” said Robert Maricich, IMC chief executive officer. IMC has set… more
Oct 18, 2017
The Mohegan Sun Exposition Center expansion project is more than one-third complete and on schedule for a June 2018 opening. Last month, the leaders of Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribe gathered with guests, including Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and AZ Corporation, for a ceremonial topping-off to celebrate the progress of the $80 million project, which began last March. Over 300 signatures from ironworkers to state and local officials and Mohegan Sun and Tribe management adorned the steel beam. The resort and casino’s new Exposition Center will span 240,000 net square feet and… more
Oct 18, 2017
ASAE Foundation recently has launched a new research project called, “Association Content Strategies for a Changing World.” The project will explore how association leaders are navigating the shifting content development and management landscape. Not only will the project look at the positive impacts of strategic approaches to content, but it also will examine the emerging challenges organizations face when creating content and its dissemination. This study is made possible by a grant from Angerosa Research Foundation and Stratton Media Strategies. The Angerosa Research Foundation was… more