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Mar 20, 2018
Fairmont Austin, the brand’s second largest property worldwide, opened its doors on Mar. 5 – just in time for the 2018 South by Southwest conference and festival. The long-anticipated property, initially scheduled to open in June of last year, supersedes the J.W. Marriott Austin as the largest hotel in Central Texas. It is also now the largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S. With 1,045 guest rooms, nearly 140,000 square feet of meeting space and direct access to the Austin Convention Center via an elevated walkway branded as “Red River Canopy Walk,” the hotel will appeal to many organizations… more
Mar 20, 2018
Clarion Events Asia, part of the global Clarion Events Group – a leading event organiser, producing and delivering innovative and cutting-edge events since 1947 – today announced that they have formed PT Adhouse Clarion Events (PT ACE), a joint-venture between Clarion Events and PT Adhouse Indonesia CIPTA, a local organiser whose events include Indonesia Properti Expo (IPEX), the largest bi-annual property show in Indonesia. With each edition attracting more than 260 exhibitors and 340,000 visitors during a 10-day period, IPEX is the preferred platform for Indonesians to purchase a home and… more
Mar 20, 2018
As the development of event technologies continues to accelerate, tech companies looking to transform the industry understand that capturing the hearts and minds of industry executives is key to their success. With its growing focus on technology, the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) has become a popular venue for event technologies vendors vying for sponsorship opportunities. Set for May 30 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., the annual one-day conference for CEOs, presidents, executive directors, vice presidents and c-level executives at associations and independent… more
Mar 20, 2018
Initiated by the International Organizers Network, a joint activity of AEO and SISO, jwc has organized a visit of the construction site of Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center, along with a workshop addressing the most important topics for the future operation of the venue. Participants from major international organizers (Clarion, Comexposium, Informa, EJ Krause, Fiera Milano, Tarsus, Reed, UBM) attended along with representatives of the Government of Shenzhen, the operating companies Zhaohua Int’l Exhibition Operation Co.Ltd. and SMG and representatives of the investors CMSK and… more
Mar 19, 2018
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 TSNN Top Trade Shows list in the United States. Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top trade shows held last year in the U.S. ranked by net square footage. The full, searchable list, sponsored exclusively by Expocad and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, can be found HERE. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 show snagged the No. 1 spot and spanned more than 2.67 million net square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In… more
Mar 15, 2018
Clients of web and mobile solutions provider, a2z, Inc., now can enjoy free access to the company’s newest offering, MyEventPlan, a feature-rich native mobile app solution that provides event audiences with a seamless search, planning and networking experience. Powered by ChirpE, the solution is complimentary to all event organizers whose events are powered by a2z’s event management and marketing platforms, including a2zShow, ConnectTM and FloorplanGenie. MyEventPlan combines powerful branding opportunities for events within a universal app environment combined with a2z’s facilitated… more
Mar 15, 2018
While satisfying the needs of clients can provide a company with a genuine sense of accomplishment and purpose, there’s nothing like the heartfelt satisfaction that comes from helping to further an important cause – in this case, honoring the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War. Exhibit design, fabrication and trade show management provider, Creatacor, had a chance to experience just that when it teamed up with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) to create a new mobile replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, “The Wall That Heals… more
Mar 15, 2018
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Trade Press Media Group have unveiled a new trade show for the commercial cleaning industry—Clean Buildings ExpoSM (CBE). This joint venture will make its debut at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., March 26-27, 2019. Designed for end-users of cleaning products and equipment, CBE fills an immediate need for education and product information in the building-rich Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Show organizers of the new show anticipate approximately 1,200 key decision-makers from health care, education, government… more
Mar 14, 2018
South By Southwest (#SXSW) with its thousands of attendees in the interactive, tech, film and music industries is THE place for brands to roll out the red carpet and show off their latest launches. This year’s event, held annually in Austin, Texas, did not disappoint, with several companies spending some serious cash to ensure they left an impression. The ones that hit it out of the park took the time to figure out an actual ‘experience’ that attendees would have, something that trade show and event organizers, as well as exhibitors, could take a page from. Here are the brand activations… more
Mar 13, 2018
PRINT United confirms five more independent regional and state affiliates of Printing Industries of America (PIA) have agreed to support and promote the launch of the PRINT United Expo to their respective members. With this addition to previously reported participating associations, a total of 15 PIA affiliates are now supporting the new trade show hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) in partnership with NAPCO Media, which will launch in Dallas in October 2019. Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI), Print Media Association of St. Louis (PMA), Printing and… more