News

Jun 07, 2022
Ungerboeck, a global leader in event management software, has acquired the products of risk management agency Reliance Risk and will be debuting an industry-first application for mitigating risk at events and venues.   As the industry continues to be impacted by major issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, terrorism, accidents and severe weather incidents, risk management is an increasingly essential factor that venues and event professionals must take into consideration. Ungerboeck is committed to helping its customers better manage risks of all kinds.    The acquisition of both Reliance… more
Jun 06, 2022
When asked how she started her career in convention facility management, Peggy Daidakis chalks it up to being in the right place at the right time. The much-respected convention industry veteran started her events career in the late 70s at the genesis of Baltimore’s meetings and events industry, cutting her teeth as an event coordinator and sales representative for the newly formed Baltimore Convention and Visitors Bureau (now Visit Baltimore), tasked with attracting conventions and trade shows to the soon-to-be-opened Baltimore Convention Center (BCC).   “I was working as an aide to the… more
Jun 03, 2022
Leading event and media company Emerald formed a new division designed to accelerate its market diversification strategy by launching dynamic brands that curate year-round communities through face-to-face and digital experiences. Emerald Xcelerator will build upon the company's broader capabilities across a diverse portfolio of brands and services, including more than 150 events, media, content, market intelligence, lead generation and digital transactional solutions, according to Hervé Sedky, president and CEO of Emerald. “[With Emerald Xcelerator], we will harness the power of discovery… more
Jun 02, 2022
The Events Industry Council (EIC) and Vsef, founded by Explori as the global standardized data format for the digital events industry, formed an alliance to further the mission of establishing data standardization for digital events to help organizers drive growth and innovation. The EIC, a global federation of more than 30 member organizations representing more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties in the events industry, works to establish professional standards of excellence across the entirety of the international events community through initiatives including the EIC… more
Jun 01, 2022
Shepard, the third-largest event services provider in the U.S., has teamed with  Bear Analytics, a leading data analytics firm for event producers, trade associations and professional societies, to help show organizers address the ever-important aspect of event data to drive revenue and quality attendance. Knowing that show organizers don’t always have the time or resources to invest in big data projects, the partnership is a win-win on all fronts, according to Cory Smith, vice president of strategic services at Shepard, which is committed to providing clients with signature full-service… more
May 31, 2022
The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC) West recently wrapped up the first major security and public safety event of the year, boasting record-breaking attendance growth. Held March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas and hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA), the leading annual comprehensive and converged security trade show and conference in the U.S. had an 88% increase in participation compared to its 2021 West event, which took place July 19-21 at the same venue. According to officials from RX, which owns and produces… more
May 30, 2022
Spring continues to blossom with a slew of new hires and promotions and newly created positions at trade show and event-related organizations across the U.S. and abroad. Here’s the latest news about hard-working professionals in the trade show industry that you need to know! Spiro  Spiro, the brand experience agency within the GES Collective, has named marketing, PR and digital media content veteran Beki Winchel its thought leadership and innovation director. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, she will focus on creating impactful thought leadership content, strategies and campaigns designed to… more
May 27, 2022
Exclusively sponsored by Shepard The need for show organizers to integrate a digital engagement strategy into their event plan continues to prevail as the industry progresses. While the evolution of the event landscape has posed new challenges, the industry shifts have also created an immense amount of opportunity.   The idea of “connections were made, business was done, the show is closed, the job is complete,” is a methodology of the past when it comes to interacting with your audience. Now more than ever, organizers should be looking for ways to deliver omnichannel experiences for… more
May 27, 2022
Having worked in advertising and marketing agencies in her native Lebanon, then for an event publishing company in Montreal, Rachel Stephan launched her own event marketing agency in 2001—yet she always wanted to create a tech product that would become her legacy.   Her “aha moment” came in 2015 after seeing the successful results of the unique word-of-mouth campaigns her company was running. “I thought, ‘How can we scale this? How can we better measure it?’” she said. “One summer, we created our first pilot of the project, and my software engineer said nonchalantly, ‘Let’s call it ‘Boule… more
May 25, 2022
Brand discovery platform FounderMade, which was acquired by Tarsus Group in December last year, plans to expand their portfolio with the launch of BeautyMade: The Show for High Growth Beauty Innovators.   Scheduled to take place Oct. 13 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., BeautyMade will host influential executives in beauty retail, investment and media, while promising to showcase the world’s most creative and emerging beauty brands. FounderMade is partnering with The Estée Lauder Companies’ New Incubation Ventures (NIV) group. NIV is the early stage investing and incubation… more

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Visit Dallas is thrilled to announce the approval of a 2.5 million square-foot convention center with 800,000 square feet of exhibit space and 300,000 square feet of breakout area, including 160,000 square feet of ballroom. “This news is a game changer for Dallas and will put our city on the map as the preeminent large-city convention and meeting destination in the nation,” said Craig Davis, Visit Dallas President & CEO.