Nov 28, 2016

By Leslie Thornton

Associations and other nonprofit executives face numerous challenges as they seek to allocate resources, time and staffing while also trying to create dynamic events that provide value for attendees, sponsors and other stakeholders. In many cases, these executives are turning to experienced external sources to handle specific functions, roles or even entire events.

In fact, 81 percent of association executives said they are currently outsourcing key functions such as graphic design and multimedia, membership technology and… more

Nov 28, 2016

Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting has appointed SPARGO as their housing services partner.

SPARGO will assume the management of attendee and exhibitor housing services for the PAS 2017 Meeting, May 6-9 in San Francisco.

“SPARGO will be providing a streamlined housing process and new technologies that will improve the attendee experience, promote room block utilization, and provide in-depth analytics and trending data,” said Susan Bracken, president and CEO, SPARGO.

The Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting is produced and co-sponsored on behalf of four pediatric… more

Nov 28, 2016

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), a global community and educator for Business Event Strategists, announces that Fun Y. Lee, CMP-HC joins the association as a consultant.

Lee will provide an additional experienced voice to further PCMA’s education and content offerings on the trends and challenges of medical business events and compliance globally.

“Expanding our medical focus with Fun’s in-depth knowledge into what medical meeting leaders need in order to help them to excel in their roles will help us further expand our reach and develop programming… more

Nov 28, 2016

BIOMEDevice San Jose, collocated with Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley to bring together the engineering and medtech industries, unveiled that Neil Harbisson, cyborg activist and Cyborg Foundation co-founder, will take the keynote stage to deliver a presentation surrounding biological evolution via cybernetic technology.

BIOMEDevice San Jose and ESC Silicon Valley will take place Dec. 6-8 at the San Jose (Calif.) Convention Center.

Harbisson is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an international organization that promotes the use of… more

Aug 30, 2016

UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association have signed on to continue their partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis. 

The event takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is collocated with five UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.

MD&M Minneapolis has showcased medtech innovation in the Midwest for… more

Aug 30, 2016

UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association have signed on to continue their partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis. 

The event takes place Sept. 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is collocated with five UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis.

MD&M Minneapolis has showcased medtech innovation in the Midwest for… more

Aug 30, 2016

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association recently announced its 2016/2017 Board of Directors. 

The 2016/2017 HCEA Board, which officially took office Aug. 16, formally was presented during HCEAConnect, HCEA’s annual gathering for a time of learning and networking. 

Don Schmid with Pfizer was installed as the new president of this nearly 100 year-old organization. 

 “HCEA has assembled a Board of accomplished volunteer leaders representing all facets of our industry,” Schmid said.

He added, “I am excited to work with this… more

Aug 30, 2016

Frontline employees from Phoenix’s visitor industry now are better equipped to communicate with deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals thanks to the city’s recent hosting of the 53rd Biennial National Association of the Deaf Conference.

In advance of the conference, which was held at the Phoenix Convention Center July 5-9, the National Association of the Deaf teamed with deaffriendly to conduct a two-hour workshop focused on deaf-friendly customer service.

More than 200 travel and hospitality professionals attended the workshop, including staff from Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix… more

Jun 27, 2016

The 2016 BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, concluded today at Moscone Center in San Francisco, with his year’s convention hosting 35,700 partnering meetings, a new record for the event.

Organized by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the event drew 15,937 industry leaders from 76 countries and 48 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“This year’s BIO International Convention was a tremendous success, and together we challenged ourselves to imagine a better world for patients, for the… more

Jun 27, 2016

International experts in Pediatric Critical Care medicine recently met in Toronto for a meeting poised that fostered both learning and collaboration across the field.

The 8th World Congress of the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) will took place June 4-8 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Physicians from the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), one of the world’s leading pediatric health care institutions, were integral to the development of the Congress.

With… more