News

Jul 30, 2018
The Association for Women in Events (AWE), a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has announced its 2018 inductees for the Women in Events Hall of Fame Recognition Program, hosted by the AWE Awards Committee. This Committee was formed with a vision to create an engaged group of elite industry professionals that exemplify AWE values and serve as an ongoing resource for inspiration, guidance and leadership. The Women in Events Hall of Fame recognizes the advancement of women in events by honoring women and men with a categorical award… more
Jul 30, 2018
In an MOU signed at SMF 2018 between SACEOS and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, both associations agreed upon a collaboration to develop a joint ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ to create new strengths relevant for the future-readiness of exhibition professionals in the region. This program will be distinguished in its value with industry-first recognized certification for the program. Both associations aim to announce the launch of the joint ‘Asia Pacific Executive Development Programme’ at the upcoming UFI Asia Pacific Congress 2019 in Japan.… more
Jul 27, 2018
SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, provider of computer, audio-visual and technology solutions for businesses and events, has been going out of its way to help people in need in the Orlando and Los Angeles communities. Through local Solutions Architect Scott Hill’s volunteer work with the Orlando Regional Tech Association, the company recently donated several laptops and iPads to the Community Hope Center in Kissimmee, Florida, a program-based project that impacts low-income, poverty level families and individuals living in and around Osceola County, Florida. Through this tech… more
Jul 26, 2018
With the increasing demand for health and wellness activities during trade shows and conferences, it couldn’t be a better time for an industry event dedicated to helping planners learn how to incorporate these popular elements at their meetings, trade shows and conferences. As a grassroots educational event focused on health and wellness in the meetings and events industry, the Health & Wellness Forum (HWF) offers industry education, networking and experiential learning to help corporate event planners, association executives and meeting professionals transform meetings and convention… more
Jul 26, 2018
Tarsus Group’s first-half revenues were $46.8 million (£35.6 million), up 32 percent, compared with 2016. Like-for-like revenues during the same period, and compared with 2016, also were up 12 percent. Adjusted profit before tax of $7.6 million (£5.8 million) also was up 45 percent, compared with the same period in 2016. Tarsus large biennials – Dubai Airshow and Labelexpo Europe - both run in odd years. “An integral part of our strategy for organic growth is to invest in and expand our leading brands globally through our growing launch programme. We are delighted by the performance of… more
Jul 25, 2018
In the past, companies typically slowed down with their hiring and other employee changes throughout the summer months, but not anymore. Now, it’s full steam ahead all-year long with a plethora of new hires and promotions occurring throughout the past few months. Ellen Schwartz has been promoted to General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention by AEG Facilities, operators of the downtown Los Angeles facility. Additionally, Brad Gessner, who has held the position of general manager of the Convention Center since AEG Facilities was awarded the management contract in October of 2013, has… more
Jul 25, 2018
Always ahead the curve, the Trade Show News Network (TSNN.com) in partnership with  DAHLIA+ Agency has launched an innovative and informative TECH + Digital Video Series, sponsored exclusively by Map Your Show. As the event industry continues to evolve at the speed of light and increase in complexity, TSNN has witnessed event planners challenged to keep up with what’s new and what’s next. Partnering with DAHLIA+ Agency, an agency dedicated to educating show organizers and event managers on all things event tech, the Network will provide an ongoing video series in an easy grasp and implement… more
Jul 25, 2018
Meetings, events and hospitality management technology provider, Cvent, has released the general availability date of its next-generation user experience for its flagship event website and online registration solution, aptly named Project Flex.  Expected to be available in October and described as “Registration Reimagined,” the new solution puts design control in the hands of event professionals and marketers who can now create completely customized, mobile-responsive event websites in a user-friendly, drag-and-drop site designer – without the need for any graphic design or web development… more
Jul 24, 2018
Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), have launched a series of joint marketing initiatives aimed at raising destination awareness of Singapore and driving tourist spending among Chinese visitors. Alipay and STB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September 2017 to enhance Chinese tourists’ overall experience in Singapore. Under the MOU, both parties agreed, among other things, to explore co-investing in joint-marketing initiatives to encourage Chinese… more
Jul 24, 2018
International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart Atlanta have completed an agreement to create world’s largest owner and operator of top-tier permanent showroom space for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel B2B industries. Operating under the name “International Market Centers,” the combined corporate entity now owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of permanent showroom space in Las Vegas, High Point, N.C. and Atlanta, as well as more than 20 annual events. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The individual Markets and their respective venues… more