News

Aug 07, 2014
Newly named IBTM America, previously called AIBTM and run by Reed Travel Exhibitions, has named Jaime Rosov as event director, with Michael Lyons stepping down from his role after running the event for two years. "We thank Mike Lyons for his significant contribution to the success of AIBTM and wish him continued success with his new endeavors,” said Sallie Coventry, IBTM Global Events Portfolio director. She added, “Meanwhile, we are delighted that Jaime Rosov who has worked on the show for the past 2.5 years, and is a 9-year veteran of Reed Exhibitions, will now lead the team. As we roll out… more
Aug 06, 2014
Even though the Georgia World Congress Center is one of the country’s largest convention center venues with 1.3-plus million square feet of exhibit space, the building is used for much more than just hosting meetings, conventions and trade shows.  Through unique partnerships in the community, the venue not only has two education centers tucked into converted meeting room space, but also the College Football Hall of Fame will be opening in August on the venue’s campus.  For local students looking for a career in the trade show industry, the GWCC offers an invaluable opportunity… more
Aug 05, 2014
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) celebrated its 100th anniversary with record attendance of 1,400 delegates, as well as the launch of its Hall of Fame and presentation of a landmark study during its 2014 Annual Convention that took place July 21-23 at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. “Our organization is delivering some of the most advanced research and insights shared in its 100-year history and opening new opportunities for DMOs to continue nurturing their business and their communities,” said Michael Gehrisch, president and CEO of DMAI. Earlier this year, the… more
Aug 05, 2014
The American Bus Association (ABA) has chosen Cleveland as the will host of the ABA’s annual Marketplace, scheduled Jan. 14-17, 2017, at the Cleveland Convention Center. The ABA’s Marketplace is the motorcoach, travel and tourism industry’s top event "The American Bus Association is thrilled when we can bring new cities into the ABA Marketplace family,” said President and CEO Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS. He added, “Cleveland will be a fantastic host city. We know our members will have a great time, visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the city’s many other attractions, and, of… more
Aug 05, 2014
Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) celebrated its 100th anniversary with record attendance of 1,400 delegates, as well as the launch of its Hall of Fame and presentation of a landmark study during its 2014 Annual Convention that took place July 21-23 at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. “Our organization is delivering some of the most advanced research and insights shared in its 100-year history and opening new opportunities for DMOs to continue nurturing their business and their communities,” said Michael Gehrisch, president and CEO of DMAI. Earlier this year, the… more
Jul 31, 2014
The Global Business Travel Association Convention (GBTA) focused this year on Business In Motion.  Having the show at the Los Angeles Convention Center kept in line with that theme, and nearly 7,000 attendees interacted with more than 400 exhibitors.  The attendance set another record year.The show ran July 26-30 and hit the ground running with educational sessions that addressed the current industry trends.  “Business isn't just moving – it's accelerating. People traverse the globe more quickly than ever before, letting new ideas and knowledge propel them past yesterday's… more
Jul 30, 2014
Adjusted for biennial exhibitions and acquisitions, Tarsus Group saw in the first half of 2014 a like-for-like revenue increase of 9 percent to £23.1 million ($39.1 million). During the same period in 2013, Tarsus had revenues of £26 million ($44 million).Despite shows such as the biennial Dubai Air Show not being in the mix this year, the company’s revenues have shown positive growth.Driving those results are the “emerging markets - Dubai (GESS in particular) and our Hope business in China. In Europe, our Labels and French business both produced good numbers,” according to Douglas Emslie,… more
Jul 30, 2014
We’re nearing the half-way mark of 2014 so now is a good time to stand up and be counted as we see whether the predictions we made at the start of the year came to pass. We’re patting ourselves on the back somewhat as we were pretty near the mark with most of them – details below. 1. Organizers will be looking for joined up solutions We foresaw the desire among clients for fewer vendors to provide more in the way of functionality and mentioned audience response as a stand-alone product that should be part of a larger event technology offering. And the response to our new… more
Jul 30, 2014
Built a decade ago, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center just received a huge boost, with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signing off on a massive 1.3 million square foot expansion of the facility.“The expansion and enhancement of the BCEC is an investment in our future that will allow Boston and Massachusetts to continue to grow its share of the meetings and conventions industry; an industry that contributes significantly to our economy by generating billions of dollars in economic impact, while creating and sustaining thousands of jobs,” said James E. Rooney, executive director of… more
Jul 30, 2014
We’re nearing the half-way mark of 2014 so now is a good time to stand up and be counted as we see whether the predictions we made at the start of the year came to pass. We’re patting ourselves on the back somewhat as we were pretty near the mark with most of them – details below. 1. Organizers will be looking for joined up solutions We foresaw the desire among clients for fewer vendors to provide more in the way of functionality and mentioned audience response as a stand-alone product that should be part of a larger event technology offering. And the response to our new… more