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Jul 28, 2014
The second quarter of this year was supposed to be a challenging one for Global Experience Specialists and its parent company Viad, with $12 million in predicted negative show rotation to contend with.Despite that, though, Viad saw an uptick in revenues to $256.4 million during the second quarter of this year, compared with $246.2 million in 2013.Paul B. Dykstra, chairman, president and CEO of Viad, said of the overall company’s results, “As expected, we delivered meaningful growth in the second quarter. The Marketing & Events Group and the Travel & Recreation Group both posted… more
Jul 28, 2014
The global medical device industry has grown significantly during the last five years and is projected to reach approximately $302 billion by 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.1 percent.To serve this growing industry, Pharma EXPO 2014, on tap Nov, 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and collocated with PACK EXPO International, will provide solutions medical device manufacturers can use to enhance efficiency, speed and time to market, and to ensure regulatory compliance.“The U.S. medical device market is currently a $110 billion industry – the largest in the world. There are more than… more
Jul 28, 2014
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) announced its officers and directors at the 2014 HCEA Annual Meeting, June 21-24, in Cleveland, Ohio. Diane Benson, CTSM, GE Healthcare, was inducted as President.Here are the 2014-2015 Board Officers:President-Elect– Christine Farmer, Sanofi; Vice President – Don Schmid, MBA, CME/H Hospira, Inc.; Secretary/Treasurer – Christine DiDomenico, MBA; and Immediate Past President – Sue Huff, Medtronic, Inc.Here are the Association’s 2013-2015 Directors:Ann Marie Bermudez, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Cassandra Costello, Actelion… more
Jul 27, 2014
Advancements in CSS3 offer more opportunities for responsive design and audiences are increasingly becoming aware of Web sites that are tailored to their device versus Web sites that are just conforming to a standard that doesn’t suit the device they are using. When designing a site that responds to all sizes of screens you not only need to think about the technology that makes this happen, but you also especially want to give thought to the content that will appear on each screen. Squishing content into a tall stack of information may not be the best way to present your content to… more
Jul 27, 2014
When the Georgia World Congress Center welcomed more than 20,000 attendees during the 2014 ISTE conference at the beginning of July, the venue was challenged to make sure everyone stayed connected. ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective uses of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. Because of the technological nature of the show, ISTE depends heavily on wireless connectivity to support their… more
Jul 27, 2014
When the Georgia World Congress Center welcomed more than 20,000 attendees during the 2014 ISTE conference at the beginning of July, the venue was challenged to make sure everyone stayed connected. ISTE (The International Society for Technology in Education) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through the innovative and effective uses of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. Because of the technological nature of the show, ISTE depends heavily on wireless connectivity to support their… more
Jul 27, 2014
Advancements in CSS3 offer more opportunities for responsive design and audiences are increasingly becoming aware of Web sites that are tailored to their device versus Web sites that are just conforming to a standard that doesn’t suit the device they are using. When designing a site that responds to all sizes of screens you not only need to think about the technology that makes this happen, but you also especially want to give thought to the content that will appear on each screen. Squishing content into a tall stack of information may not be the best way to present your content to… more
Jul 25, 2014
Determined to have a vibrant event, World Pet Association decided to cap the square footage for its 2014 SuperZoo, a trade show for independent pet store owners, that took place July 22-24 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center.“We have a waiting list of about 250 companies that want to get on the showfloor,” said Doug Poindexter, president of World Pet Association that produces the SuperZoo. “Last year, our attendance grew 10 percent and our floor grew 20 percent. So we decided to pull back this year and let attendance catch up.The 2014 event spanned about 190,000 square feet and featured 945… more
Jul 24, 2014
In April, TSNN reported on the Big Telecom Event being produced by Light Reading. CEO and founder of Light Reading, Stephen Saunders had referred to the Big Telecom Event as the anti-tradeshow in an article he wrote announcing the event.BTE took place last month in Chicago, and the question on many people’s minds is: Was the event his readers asked for, indeed an event they wanted. Also, were his sponsors happy not having a traditional trade showfloor?Saunders' goal was to have 1,000 attendees, and he wanted at least half in attendance to be service providers. They ended with more than 1,500… more
Jul 23, 2014
For the “Best of Show” award, we are leaving it up to you to tell us why you think your show is the BEST.This is the fourth year for this special award, and five nominees will be invited to the TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 14-16 in Cleveland, Ohio. The overall winner will be announced at the gala awards celebration Nov. 15th. To be considered, please, submit your show HERE.There is no specific criterion for the award. Be creative!What challenge(s) did the show face? What was the “Best of Show” solution(s)? And what were the overall results and… more