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May 17, 2022
MHI, the international trade association representing the material handling, logistics and supply chain industry, brought its largest MODEX event ever to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) March 28-30, drawing more than 37,000 attendees and  more than 850 exhibitors to a show floor that spanned 405,000 square feet of space.    According to John Paxton, CEO of MHI, MODEX 2022 was a huge success, a dramatic return to in-person events for the supply chain industry and a boon for the Atlanta area, with the direct economic impact of the event estimated to be $45 million. “After two… more
May 17, 2022
Exclusively Sponsored by Caesars Entertainment In Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment continues to innovate with more celebrity chef options, must-see entertainment and continued refresh of its impressive selection of modern, luxurious rooms. Additionally, the premier brand just received national attention with the NFL Draft took place at the front steps of their largest conference space, CAESARS FORUM. As the first Official Casino Sponsor of the NFL, Caesars Entertainment, Inc. hosted the sporting event on The Strip provided fans the opportunity to celebrate their favorite teams and bet on… more
May 16, 2022
The second quarter of the year continues full steam ahead as organizations covering all facets of the trade show and events industries continue their strong hiring and promoting activities to fill key positions and reward hard-working staff with elevated titles. Check them out!  CloserStill Media London, U.K.-based CloserStill Media, a leading global exhibition business, has tapped exhibition industry veteran Yancy Weinrich as president of North America. In this newly created position, the award-winning trade show executive will spearhead the company’s major U.S. expansion and high-growth… more
May 13, 2022
Association Analytics, a leading provider of business intelligence and data analytics for the association industry, debuted Acumen Major Meetings, a platform designed to improve conference and trade show performance with actionable data on exhibitors, sponsors and attendees all in one place. The new platform augments the company’s flagship analytics platform, Acumen, which provides a 360-degree view of association members, bringing together all association data in one place for clients to visualize, analyze and take action. Acumen Major Meetings was created to specifically address the… more
May 12, 2022
World of Asphalt and the co-located AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo brought asphalt paving and aggregates professionals together for the first time in three years March 29-31, selling out Nashville’s Music City Center and breaking records in size and attendance. Organizations from across the country sent representatives ranging from C-suite executives to field operators to this year’s show to view specialized exhibits and product unveilings, take in the latest education offerings, learn about the newest innovations in the asphalt and aggregates industries and make purchasing decisions… more
May 11, 2022
Seattle’s main meetings and trade show venue recently unveiled a new name and brand identity. Following more than three decades as the Washington State Convention Center, the leading Pacific Northwest events facility changed its name and logo to the Seattle Convention Center (SCC).  According to officials from SCC parent organization Washington State Convention Center Public Facilities District (the District), the rebranding better aligns the venue with its hometown while solidifying the organization’s commitment to maintaining a fiscally responsible, self-sustaining operation that… more
May 10, 2022
As the trade show and meetings industry continues its emergence from the pandemic, this year’s Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s (ECA) signature ECA Legislative Action Week couldn’t be a more important and urgent one for event professionals to consider attending.   Set for June 6-10, the week-long virtual event will converge face-to-face business events industry advocates to meet with their members of Congress about the vital role that exhibitions and conferences play in helping communities across the U.S. recover from the devastating economic and employment impacts of the COVID-19… more
May 09, 2022
Born and raised in the Hawaiian islands, Teri Orton’s passion for the hospitality industry started early. In fact, it’s part of her family legacy. Both her parents worked in hospitality, so she was born into and exposed to the industry as a small child, yet never felt the need to rebel against or stray from the family business as a young adult.  After majoring in communications at the University of Hawai‘i and advancing her training in hospitality management through various certifications with Starwood and Hilton Hotels, Orton stayed the course, spending more than 25 years holding an array… more
May 06, 2022
Innovative new technology is making it easier than ever to produce the most engaging and impactful events. Check out the latest round of impressive additions! CLIPr CLIPr, a video analysis and management (VAM) platform using AI and machine learning to make recorded videos searchable by transcription, topics and subtopics, debuted a new livestream feature that allows event professionals to engage and connect with audiences in new ways. CLIPr partnered with cloud communications provider Vonage to produce the new feature for its shared customer, event technology platform Grip, which employs… more
May 05, 2022
In an effort to quantify the significant contribution made by the face-to-face business meetings and events sector to the global economy, the Events Industry Council (EIC) launched the data collection phase of its Economic Significance Study and revealed the results of its latest Global Business Events Barometer, showing positive signs for the industry’s recovery.  Conducted by Oxford Economics, the survey portion of the study is open through June 25 and applies to business meetings and events, including conventions, conferences, trade shows, exhibitions and incentives.  The ambitious… 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.