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Jul 22, 2014
Iron Chef and Cleveland Native Michael Symon is heading back to his roots Nov. 14-16 to headline the International Exposition (I-X) Center’s Fabulous Food Show.Fabulous Food Show is the nation’s largest consumer food and beverage-themed event that attracts world-renowned culinary professionals, celebrity chefs and regional artisans who conduct high-quality demos.More than 100 live presentations will be scheduled across six different customized stages, and Chef Symon will appear at the event each day. “We are truly fortunate to live in a region ripe with exceptional culinary talent,” said… more
Jul 22, 2014
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) announced the securing of a host of major international MICE events scheduled for the second half of 2014 and into 2015.Recent major trade shows secured include Food & Hotel Thailand 2014, Intermach 2015 and ProPak Asia 2015. A long list of international conventions and congresses that also will be heading to Thailand include the 10th International Mycological Congress, IT&CMA Asia, CTW Asia Pacific Corporate Travel World 2014, 74th FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, which is expected to draw more… more
Jul 22, 2014
The 25th edition of the (extensively named) “Malaysia International Packaging and Labelling, Food Processing and Bakery Equipment and Plastic, Mould and Die Exhibition” was held in Kuala Lumpur last week.Organised by ES Event Management, the exhibition was expected to attract 15,000 trade visitors from Malaysia and across Asia. In addition, more than 400 companies occupied some 800 booths at the Putra World Trade Centre.Speaking at the exhibition, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Lee Chee Leong pushed Malaysian businesses to be more competitive and internationally-… more
Jul 21, 2014
Cosmoprof North America, the annual trade show and conference for beauty professionals, saw growth across all categories at its 2014 event that took place July 13-15 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.The show featured 992 exhibitors (up 11 percent) spread out on 221, 532 square feet (up 5 percent) and attracted 27,040 attendees (up 4 percent, compared with 2013).“This is our largest show ever. Our challenge is that we’re maxed out,” said Daniela Ciocan, marketing director of Cosmoprof North America.When asked about whether the show will expand into the upper level of Mandalay… more
Jul 20, 2014
APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, wanted to do something different for their 41st annual conference held in Anaheim, so they teamed up with CadmiumCD, the creator of Knowledge Hunt, to gamify the attendees’ experience. Knowledge Hunt is a scavenger hunt game for through CadmiumCD’s eventScribe® Mobile App Attendees at the conference utilized the app to scan QR Codes throughout the showfloor and answer questions.   Fourteen strategic partners in all participated in the Knowledge Hunt games. They posted QR codes at their exhibit… more
Jul 20, 2014
APIC, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, wanted to do something different for their 41st annual conference held in Anaheim, so they teamed up with CadmiumCD, the creator of Knowledge Hunt, to gamify the attendees’ experience. Knowledge Hunt is a scavenger hunt game for through CadmiumCD’s eventScribe® Mobile App Attendees at the conference utilized the app to scan QR Codes throughout the showfloor and answer questions.   Fourteen strategic partners in all participated in the Knowledge Hunt games. They posted QR codes at their exhibit… more
Jul 18, 2014
Advanstar Communications reportedly is looking into a possible sale, and the company could go for more than $900 million, according to a news report from Reuters.Citing people familiar with the matter, who did not want to be named because the possibility of a sale is not public, the news report said “Advanstar is working with investment banks Goldman Sachs Group and Moelis & Co to assist with efforts to find a buyer.”Contacted by TSNN, Advanstar declined to comment on the Reuters article.The company serves the fashion, licensing, life sciences and powersports industries with its portfolio… more
Jul 17, 2014
As part of an ongoing series, TSNN Reporter Traci Browne will be profiling trade show executives and asking them probing questions like if time travel were possible, where would you go and why? Twenty-nine year trade show industry veteran Chris Brown, executive vice president of Conventions & Business Operations for the National Association of Broadcasters, which oversees the NAB Show, is the first interview in what promises to be a fun series.1. Where did you grow up? What was your adolescent experience like?I was an Army brat. Spent my very, very young years in Germany and Bangkok. I… more
Jul 15, 2014
Dr. Robert Gates, former secretary of defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been tapped as a closing general session speaker at the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores )Show, which takes place Oct. 7-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Gates served as the 22nd secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011 under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. “Dr. Gates will deliver a compelling behind-the-scenes view of world events over the past quarter century, as well as the context for how current affairs could affect and reshape our… more
Jul 15, 2014
The American Society of Association Executives is set to honor six associations with the 2014 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under the organization’s The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will accept their awards Oct. 1 during the 15th Annual Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The winners were selected by the Power of A Awards Judging Committee, which received more than 90 applications this year. The awards are part of The Power of A campaign, which ASAE launched in 2009 to increase awareness about issues that impact… more