ASAE Technology Conference Emphasized Innovation, Challenges and Opportunities for Association Industry

More than 1,000 association and industry professionals converged at ASAE’s 2017 Technology Conference & Expo, held Dec 11-13 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

Designed to meet the needs of an increasingly technology-driven community, the event hosted 1,060 CIOs, CEOs and technology and association professionals, who participated in 25 high-level education sessions and walked a sold-out expo hall featuring 132 exhibiting companies.

UFI’s World Map of Exhibition Venues Data Shows Growth of Global Venue Space

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released its full 2017 report on the World Map of Exhibition Venues.

The report analyzes indicators on key regional trends and includes the largest venues for all 28 markets with a total capacity exceeding 200,000 square meters (more than 2 million sq. ft.) of gross indoor exhibition space.

Streampoint Launches Apple Wallet Integration for Event Registration

Streampoint Solutions, a provider of event management tools for the conference, tradeshow and special events community, recently launched new functionality in the form of Apple Wallet integration.

The new offering, launched Dec. 13 at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)’s annual Expo! Expo! conference and trade show, integrates Apple Wallet with Streampoint’s event registration and housing solutions.

Accommodating Event Attendees with Disabilities

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:46

With all the detailed planning that goes into major trade shows, conferences and other large events, often overlooked is one segment of attendees that does need some special attention: individuals with disabilities.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 53 million adults in the U.S. have a disability. Their disabilities, however, don’t stop many of them from attending events. Event planners know this and are much more focused today on creating accessible events. Still, there’s more that can be done.

Caesars Entertainment Unveils Plans for $375 Million Conference Center in Las Vegas 

Caesars Entertainment Corporation will develop CAESARS FORUM, a new 550,000 square foot conference center on the east side of the Las Vegas Strip.

Featuring 300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, the $375 million facility will include two of the largest pillarless ballrooms in North America, according to Caesars officials.

PCMA Education Foundation Announces the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honorees

Ray Kopcinski, CMP, Carrie Freeman Parsons and Dr. Godwin Charles Ogbeide, PhD, MBA will be honored at the 2018 Visionary Awards on May 2 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC.

More than 1,000 business events industry professionals will gather this spring at the Visionary Awards to honor these luminaries’ extraordinary contributions.

How to Engage with Attendees at Trade Shows

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:16

There are several benefits associated with investing your time and energy in expanding the marketability of your product via a trade show. Trade fairs are powerful marketing systems that can bring new customers to your roster while maintaining your current relationships with your brand loyalists. It’s one of the only times where there will be a concentrated presence of international buyers, sellers and investors in one place in such a short period of time.

High International Impact at MEDICA and COMPAMED 2017: Visitors From 130 Countries

The recent concurrent staging of MEDICA 2017, the world's leading medical trade fair, and COMPAMED 2017, High tech solutions for medical technology, in Düsseldorf, Germany, again confirmed its high international impact for the medical technology industry.

On four days, 123,500 specialists from all health sectors came to experience the latest technologies presented by 5,100 exhibitors from 66 countries.

CPhI North America to Expand Presence and Focus in 2018

CPhI North America, the only event to bring the complete North American pharma supply chain together, today announced the opening of 2018 event registration. CPhI North America will take place April 24-26, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

It will feature an expanded show footprint ideal for networking, sourcing, education and innovation in drug development and manufacturing.