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Jan 24, 2018
As organic social media reach dwindles and competition for attendees increases, event professionals are increasingly using live streaming on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites to achieve a number of goals. Experts expect the live video trend to grow throughout 2018, including mdg President Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, who believes that given the experiential nature of trade shows and conferences, it makes perfect sense why live video is so hot right now. “Video allows us to better engage the senses of our prospects and share stories that will entertain, educate, nurture and… more
Jan 23, 2018
MGM Resorts International launched a new standardized program for the safe collection, preservation and service of surplus banquet food in a long-standing effort to reduce food waste and fight hunger in Southern Nevada. Created in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, the new program will enable MGM Resorts to donate prepared but unserved hot banquet food to Three Square, which will then repurpose the food into wholesome meals. The program is expected to provide 800,000 nutritious meals by 2020 to people combatting hunger. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,… more
Jan 23, 2018
U.S.-based LRP Publications has added Singapore-based HRM Asia, a business unit of Diversified Communications, to its human resources-focused portfolio.  The new entity complements LRP’s Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine and HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, an event dedicated to HR technology.  HRM Asia is a multi-platform network providing an array of thought-leading HR discussion and information to HR professionals of all ranks in Asia-Pacific. The acquisition will expand LRP’s portfolio of HRE to the region beyond its annual HR Tech China Conference. Assets attained… more
Jan 23, 2018
In conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s seventh Environment Day, 35 of its team members, led by the Centre’s Safety, Health and Environment Department and Orang Asli (indigenous) volunteers from Sungai Buloh, spent a day protecting and conserving 160 endangered trees at Taman Tugu Negara (National Monument Park). Elaborating on the Centre’s seventh Environment Day, Alan Pryor, the centre’s general manager said, “We are delighted to contribute to positive environmental initiatives that assist to protect mother nature and the sustainability of our environment.  It was great to… more
Jan 23, 2018
The Event Tech Tribe has once again expanded its event industry offerings, this time with venue booking software Meetingselect. This is the seventh tech supplier to join the collaborative ecosystem The Tribe comprises. Established in 2007, Meetingselect is the world's largest independent meetings distribution system and online venue booking tool. The company’s software will integrate with all existing Tribe products. Based in The Netherlands, Meetingselect expands The Tribe’s global footprint within Europe. “It’s important to us that we serve planners and marketers wherever they are in… more
Jan 23, 2018
Moss’s global footprint has expanded with the opening of Moss Changzhou in eastern China. The newly-built facility, at more than 7,700 square meters, is Moss’s fourth tension fabric production center servicing the global trade show, retail, event and corporate environment markets. Located in Jiangsu province, Moss Changzhou is less than 200 km west of Shanghai. “The establishment of Moss Changzhou allows us to serve our existing customers and new Asia customers with a truly seamless global print platform. It comes amid growing demand from exhibition and retail organizations for Moss's… more
Jan 23, 2018
As a specialist exhibition on manufacturing processes for medical technology, the 4th edition of MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA, Manufacturing Processes for Medical Technology Exhibition and Conference, will focus on new manufacturing technology and automation which play vital roles in driving innovation and operations. The event will highlight companies covering the spectrum of additive manufacturing, 3D printing technologies, imaging and diagnostic imaging solutions as well as nano manufacturing and automated solutions. MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA will take place from August 29 - 31, 2018 at the… more
Jan 21, 2018
Two of the largest global trade show organizers – Informa and UBM – unveiled last week they were in talks to possibly merge in a deal valued at $5.3 billion. The merger would create a trade show juggernaut, easily taking the No. 1 spot as the largest global organizer worldwide. A decade after a proposed deal in which UBM attempted to buy Informa fell apart, the combined companies would give Informa scale and specialization in events. "It is clear that the B2B Market is moving to Operating Scale and Industry Specialisation,” said Stephen A. Carter, Informa’s CEO. He added, “The… more
Jan 18, 2018
On Jan. 16, the launch of the Visit U.S. Coalition was announced. Representing a broad cross-section of industries that have come together to address the decrease in international travelers to the U.S. and resulting opportunity cost to the U.S. economy and jobs, the coalition will partner with the Trump administration to reverse the decline in U.S. competitiveness for international travel dollars. “America is the best country in the world to visit, but we’re losing the competition for international travelers and the dollars they spend when they come here,” said Roger Dow, president and CEO… more
Jan 18, 2018
Meet AC has unveiled a new virtual reality experience that allows prospective visitors and event planners to experience everything Atlantic City’s convention scene has to offer – all without having to leave the comfort of their offices. Created in partnership with YouVisit, an immersive technology company specializing in 360-degree experiences for brands and organizations, the new VR experience is designed to help the Meet AC sales team expand its marketing strategies for the new year, including attracting visitation to the destination while focusing on bookings at the Atlantic City… more