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Jul 14, 2014
Freeman recently came out with a report, the Freeman Connections Report, which looks at the trends impacting the face-to-face event industry. Using the insight they’ve gained from producing more than 15,000 events each year, the report highlights 10 key technology and device trends they feel are having or will be having an impact on events. The 10 technology and device trends highlighted are big data, 3D printing, augmented reality, proximity technology, wearable technology, mobile internet, second screen, telepresence and virtual events, flexible technology and nano-technology. I asked… more
Jul 14, 2014
LinkedIn is the largest professional network with more than 250 million members around the world. LinkedIn has created a platform that allows its members to connect with other like-minded professionals to promote their business interests and share & learn ideas. Event managers can promote their brand and events on LinkedIn and target marketing efforts to their core audience. This is a great tool for sourcing prospects to become members of your organization and attend your local or industry-related events. The key factors to successful brand and event promotion on LinkedIn for any event… more
Jul 14, 2014
Nominations now are being accepted online for the longstanding awards program honoring show managers who exemplify excellence in their field. Since 2000, The Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY) Awards have been presented to “individuals who are creating amazing experiences with their exhibition and in their marketplace community,” according to TEG officials. "Our independent panel of judges struggles annually to choose winners from among the group of smart, talented professionals," said Ray Pekowski, president and CEO of The Expo Group. "We need your help to make it just as hard… more
Jul 14, 2014
LinkedIn is the largest professional network with more than 250 million members around the world. LinkedIn has created a platform that allows its members to connect with other like-minded professionals to promote their business interests and share & learn ideas. Event managers can promote their brand and events on LinkedIn and target marketing efforts to their core audience. This is a great tool for sourcing prospects to become members of your organization and attend your local or industry-related events. The key factors to successful brand and event promotion on LinkedIn for any event… more
Jul 09, 2014
Trade Show News Network (TSNN) has unveiled the 2013 TSNN Top 50 Canadian Trade Show list of rankings.   Culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 50 trade shows held last year ranked by net square footage in Canada. The full list can be found at: http://www.tsnn.com/toplists-cdn.   Snagging the No. 1 spot once again for 2013 was Regina Exhibition Association’s Canada's Farm Progress Show, with a whopping 1,232,670 net square foot showfloor at Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan. The show, held last year in June, also drew 843… more
Jul 09, 2014
June was a very good month for the city of Boston, with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority signing 38 contracts for events, breaking the previous best-month record of 30 events booked in December 2005. The events signed in June are expected to generate 472,787 future hotel room nights in the city, which also tops the December 2007 previous high month of 435,484 room nights by 8.5 percent. “As we celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the BCEC this summer, it’s nice to also celebrate yet another record-breaker,” said James E. Rooney, executive director of the MCCA.… more
Jul 08, 2014
Starting next month and expected to take a year to complete, the Los Angeles Convention Center will receive a $10 million upgrade designed to “enhance the customer experience and to help attract new shows,” according to Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board officials. Work will occur around shows and events scheduled in the center. “The planned changes inside the Convention Center complement the changes taking place outside the Center, including new hotels, restaurants, shopping and cultural offerings throughout Downtown L.A.,” said Ernest Wooden Jr., president… more
Jul 07, 2014
Last week, Hong Kong-listed Pico Far East Holdings announced its interim results for the six months ended April 30. Revenues were US$214 million, a slight increase by 1.7 percent, compared with the same period in 2013. However, profits in the period dropped by 7.1 percent year-on-year, to US$11 million. Dilute earnings per share in the six-month period were HK$0.0713 (US$0.0092). Pico’s largest business segment in the six-month period was the exhibition & event marketing services, generating US$160 million, or almost 75 percent of total revenues. The second largest business… more
Jul 07, 2014
Bangkok Exhibition Services Ltd, a member company of the Allworld Exhibition Alliance, will launch its new CommuniCast Myanmar at a new larger venue, Myanmar Event Park, from 18th to 20th November 2014. Myanmar Event Park, located at the West central side of Yangon, will offer 6,000 m2 of exhibition space, which can accommodate more exhibitors as well as hosting concurrent associated industry events. Themed “Building Networks, Expanding Communities”, the inaugural CommuniCast Myanmar will also include a number of conferences and seminars. Rupert Owen, event director of… more
Jul 07, 2014
Messe Frankfurt’s 24th edition of Interior Lifestyle Tokyo was recently concluded at the Tokyo Big Sight attracting 819 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. According to Messe Frankfurt, 607 exhibitors were from Japan and 212 originated from overseas. The three-day show took place from 4th to 6th June 2014 and occupied five exhibition halls. Interior Lifestyle Tokyo consists of three co-located events: Ambiente Japan, Heimtextil Japan and Homedesign Japan. The show was reportedly attended by a record-breaking 27,827 visitors. Exhibitor products ranged from furniture and household… more