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Jul 13, 2018
As the sun rose over the Detroit River on the morning of May 23, employees, event attendees and members of the Detroit community helped jump-start Cobo Center’s 2018 community engagement series, Cobo Cares, with “Sunrise Riverfront Yoga,” held on the outdoor terrace of Cobo’s Grand Riverview Ballroom. Launched in 2017 as part of Cobo’s commitment to social responsibility and sustainability, Cobo Cares offers free exercise, networking and community engagement opportunities for the local downtown community, facility employees and onsite event attendees. Ongoing during the spring, summer and… more
Jul 12, 2018
Mexico City will soon have its very own fan event for comics, pop culture, cosplay, anime, K-Pop, gaming and entertainment. Set to debut March 21-24 at the Pepsi Center, WTC, the inaugural Mexico City Comic Con will offer Latin American fans a plethora of features to get excited about, including 200 exhibits, original content with creators, publishers and authors in several tracks of programming, and entertainment including Q&A sessions, live bands and pavilions with interactive activities such as RPG play, card gaming tournaments, video gaming and anime content. Produced in… more
Jul 12, 2018
etouches is now known as Aventri, a new name that stems from three ideas: avenue, events and entry. The rebrand combines these three elements as part of the company’s continuing effort to transform the event experience through products, people and innovation. Aventri’s new tagline “Connect Better” reflects the company’s mission to foster deeper relationships with event, meeting and strategic marketing professionals and enable them to create deeper and more meaningful relationships with their own networks.  “Our rebranding project was ignited by the desire to take our former name and… more
Jul 12, 2018
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) is working to reinforce the value of face-to-face meetings by reframing its Worth Meeting About campaign during the 2018 midterm election cycle.  Continuing the success of the campaign, the coalition will highlight numerous ways that candidates rely on face-to-face meetings to connect with constituents as well as inform, persuade and recruit supporters, including talking to voters one-on-one, participating in town hall discussions, canvassing neighborhoods, hosting fundraising events or participating in onstage debates with their political… more
Jul 11, 2018
The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) welcomes the expansion of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), making this venue Australia’s largest convention and exhibition space. Acting Premier the Hon. James Merlino MP and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Hon. John Eren MP announced the opening of MCEC’s new event space July 8. The $205 million expansion results in a 25 percent increase in event space, adding 20,000 square metres, taking MCEC’s total size to 70,000 square metres.           One highlight of the expansion is the Goldfields Theatre… more
Jul 11, 2018
Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of audiovisual (AV), event technology and production services for some of the world’s largest hotels and corporate clients, has aligned Staging Connections’ name and brand with Encore. Earlier this year, Encore announced the rebranding of ETG Staging Connections in China to the Encore brand. The addition of the Staging Connections team in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji completes the rebranding process. Staging Connections is the region’s leading provider of in-house event services, technology and event staging services. Becoming aligned under… more
Jul 11, 2018
The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Center (MITEC) embarked on a move to delivering a whole new level of convenience with the recently launched Event Management and Coordination platform beyond what spreadsheets could offer. Powered by Ungerboeck, the software for venues offers a full-featured purpose-built Customer Relationship Management (CRM), sales, event and financial system to streamline, simplify and enhance the overall client experience by creating a centralized location for all event documentation. Mala Dorasamy, director of Marketing and Sales who is also the project… more
Jul 11, 2018
With more than 1,000 exhibitors - including 24 country group exhibits, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2018, 12th International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies, will be the largest edition to date. The event will feature more than 10,000 medical and healthcare products as well as the special Community Care Pavilion, the Start-Up Park and the Future 4 Health (FTR4H) Lab & Lounge. First-time country group participations will come from Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, European Union, Iran, Netherlands, Philippines, Qatar, Russia and… more
Jul 11, 2018
Several trade show management companies and event solutions providers have been spending their summer renewing long-term partnerships and acquiring new business.  Event producer, Reed Exhibitions, has renewed its contract with CompuSystems through 2019. CompuSystems, provider of registration, data management and lead retrieval services, has been providing full-service registration for Reed for the past 33 years.  “We are excited to continue our long-running partnership with Reed Exhibitions,” said Chris Williams, president of CompuSystems. “Our team remains focused on providing innovative… more
Jul 10, 2018
After being granted a Saudi investment license by the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) earlier this year, dmg events has established a new office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia designed to serve as a base for the company’s events throughout the Kingdom. This expansion will open the door for dmg events operating in both Riyadh and Jeddah. Initial priorities for the international events company will include a focus on its core construction, hospitality and design brands, including The Big 5, The Hotel Show and INDEX. Editions of Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia; FM Expo; Saudi… more