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Aug 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre has continued to be the top venue for international organisers staging world-class exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong.

During the fiscal year 2016-2017 (July 2016 to June 2017), a total of 1,102 events were held at the HKCEC, including 116 exhibitions and 104international and local conferences, along with hundreds of corporate meetings, banquets and entertainment events.

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Aug 16, 2017

The 12th edition of Asiamold – Guangzhou International Mould & Die Exhibition, is scheduled to take place March 4-6 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China.

The fair will be held concurrently with SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou (SIAF) again to help industry players unlock greater business opportunities and stimulate greater collaboration.

Commenting on the upcoming fair in 2018 Louis Leung, Deputy General Manager from Guangzhou… more

Aug 16, 2017

During the August Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors meeting, employee Bill Darwin was recognized for his upcoming 100thbirthday in a surprise presentation.

Darwin officially will celebrate the milestone on August 19.

An LVCVA employee since September 2008, Darwin works for the organization’s registration services to help staff various meetings, events and trade shows throughout the destination.

He has worked for 102 shows in the destination via the LVCVA.

“I… more

Aug 16, 2017

According to a 'State of Sales' report published by Salesforce in November 2016, growing the number of leads/new customers tops the leading sales objectives for sales professionals worldwide. Fifty-six percent of the more than 3,100 sales professionals from a variety of industries who responded to the survey cited this as their number one priority.

At the same time, many B2B companies are finding it difficult to achieve their sales goals. A January 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 15, 2017

When nearly 200 for-profit trade show executives and suppliers to the industry gathered Aug. 1-3 in Philadelphia, they were treated to a few days filled with not only with top-notch education sessions about everything from when or when not to launch and the latest event tech out there, but also valuable networking opportunities with their peers.

“This year’s program had a strong marketing focus to it, and we saw more marketing director types than usual. But the majority of the attendees continue to be from our core focus, vice presidents and show directors,”… 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

The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center was awarded LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first convention center in Georgia and one of a handful of U.S. convention facilities to attain a gold level rating.

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building rating system for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of sustainable buildings.

“The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is committed to environmental and social responsibility and has… 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 07, 2017

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) named Jonathan “Skip” Cox a the 2017 KLI Legend of the Industry.

Each year, IAEE selects a KLI "Legend of the Industry" whose contributions, innovation and leadership truly have been unique and remarkable.

“I am truly honored to be named the IAEE Legend of the Industry for 2017,” Cox said. “I have been involved with IAEE and the exhibitions industry for the span of my career, and it is humbling to have my service to the industry recognized by IAEE and its board of directors.”

Cox… more