Jul 28, 2014
The 21st annual canfitpro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show is set to take place Aug. 8-9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.The show will have more than 200,000 square feet of exhibits and 200-plus leading fitness, health and wellness companies represented.Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from well-known fitness celebrities and experts on the trade showfloor, as they bring you the latest in exercise and nutrition information, classes and demos.Fresh off her Gold Medal win at the Sochi Olympics, Hayly Wickenheiser will present “It… more
Jul 28, 2014
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) announced its officers and directors at the 2014 HCEA Annual Meeting, June 21-24, in Cleveland, Ohio. Diane Benson, CTSM, GE Healthcare, was inducted as President.Here are the 2014-2015 Board Officers:President-Elect– Christine Farmer, Sanofi; Vice President – Don Schmid, MBA, CME/H Hospira, Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer – Christine DiDomenico, MBA; and Immediate Past President – Sue Huff, Medtronic, Inc.Here are the Association’s 2013-2015 Directors:Ann Marie Bermudez, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Cassandra Costello, Actelion… more
Jun 23, 2014
If the standing-room only crowd in the “Healthcare Industry Trends Changing the Events Experience” session during the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting was any indication, it was obvious that top of mind for a lot of suppliers, health care corporate exhibitors and medical associations was the topsy-turvy times in their industry. Chris Metzger, Freeman’s vice president of corporate accounts, led the session on the first full day of the meeting at the Cleveland Convention Center. “Medical and healthcare events have had a… more
Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Unveils Top 50 U.S. Medical Meetings  alt
Jun 22, 2014
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association released its list of the top 50 largest U.S. medical meetings held in 2013 The FIME Show, a medical tradeshow based out of Miami, took the top spot with a total reported attendance of 57,000. In the previous four years, the top spot has been held by either Greater New York Dental Meeting or the Radiological Society of North America, who respectively ranked two (54,629) and three (54,008). HIMSS: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) round out the top five medical meetings… more
Jun 22, 2014
It’s one thing to build an amazing booth and have the most personable, experienced salespeople possible standing in it, hoping that attendees stop by to check out everything your company has to offer; but it’s a whole other thing to actually do something truly experiential that not only creates a buzz, but also real engagement with possible buyers. There were several companies at the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s recent annual meeting and exhibition, held this week at the Cleveland Convention Center that thought out-of-the-box and made an impression on… more
Frost Miller Group Provides Marketing Support for American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases alt
May 25, 2014
Frost Miller Group recently began working on several graphic design projects for American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD). AASLD, which serves all professionals dedicated to preventing and curing liver disease, quickly put FMG to work on a number of graphic design projects including tradeshow displays, direct mail, and print and web advertisements. “Our role with AASLD is to develop marketing materials that help drive association membership and promote its foundation’s fellowships and research awards,” said Kevin Miller, president of FMG. The FMG team is… more
Pri-Med Appoints Melinda Lindquist as Director of Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation alt
May 25, 2014
 Pri-Med, the leading provider of professional medical education to a community of more than 260,000 clinicians, named Melinda Lindquist as director of continuing medical education (CME) and accreditation for pmiCME. pmiCME is the accreditation division of DBC Pri-Med, LLC.  In her new role, Lindquist will help lead Pri-Med’s collaborations with medical schools and associations nationwide to build CME curriculums that are tailored specifically to improve patient outcomes. “We are thrilled to welcome Melinda to our team as we continue to build out the next phase of… more
Pharma EXPO Debut Continues to Grow to Meet Industry Demand alt
May 25, 2014
PMMI has tapped into the fast-growing $1 trillion medicines market with the planned launch of Pharma EXPO coming up in November collocated with PACK EXPO International in Chicago. Already 85 percent sold out months before its opening, the exhibition is co-produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), the world’s largest not-for-profit association leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the pharmaceutical lifecycle. To date, more than 160 solutions providers… more
Medical World Americas Builds Strong Foundation at Debut Event in Houston alt
May 04, 2014
Medical World Americas, a unique collaboration between the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf, the Texas Medical Center and Houston First Corp., debuted this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Drawing more than 120 exhibitors, who came from across the U.S. and 11 countries, as well as 2,017 registered attendees from 33 states and 22 countries, the launch of the show was seen as a strong platform to grow from, according to organizers. “The inaugural staging of Medical World Americas has set a foundation for the growth of… more
HIMSS Chooses a2z Solution to Streamline Booth Selection alt
Apr 21, 2014
When the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) wanted to improve the on-site booth space selection process at the 2013 Annual Conference & Exhibition, in order to book more space and make the process easier, they chose a solution provided by a2z, Inc. a2z’s Exposition Management Solution proved to be the answer, according to Elli Riley, HIMSS Director of Exhibits and Meeting Services. At the 2014 event, held Feb. 23-27 in Orlando, the results were even better for the 1,211 exhibiting companies utilizing over 535,000 net square feet of exhibit space, and for… more