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May 24, 2014
At the recent Shepard Exhibition Services’ three-day client event, Sandbox, which recently was held in Atlanta, Brian Casey, the president and CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, presented trade show industry trends occurring now and into the future on the final day. Casey began his session by talking through the latest CEIR Index Report numbers, which tracks the overall health of the trade show industry by looking at 14 different industry sectors. The good news is; the industry still is growing, albeit at a slow and steady pace. Casey then broke down the trends into… more
May 21, 2014
Focused and busy would be one way to describe the vibe at RECon 2014, a trade show and conference for retail real estate that took place May 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Spanning approximately 1 million square feet, it featured about 1,100 exhibitors and brought together 33,500 industry professionals who were ready to capitalize on the improving real estate market. While square footage remained the same as last year, attendance and exhibitor count saw a slight uptick. “During the recession, the bottom fell out, and since then, it’s been a steady climb for us that… more
May 20, 2014
Just less than 1,500 meetings professionals attended American Society of Association Executive’s annual Springtime Expo at the Walter E. Washington (D.C.) Convention Center May 15, with both attendees and exhibitors reporting strong activity on the showfloor.  Springtime is the largest one-day trade show in the meetings and events industry. “Traffic was excellent and exceeded our expectations,” according to the Rose Bowl’s Jens Weiden, who participated with the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “When I was walking around the showfloor, booths… more
May 18, 2014
John J. Toner V, vice president, convention and industry relations at United Fresh Produce Association, may spend up to 100 days on the road every year promoting his organization and its trade show, but the time on planes, in hotels and on showfloors is worth the return on investment. “The trade show is the primary revenue generator here and (promoting the show on the road) is the only way I know how to really drive revenue,” Toner said. He added, “I can sit here in D.C. until I am blue in the face sending e-mails or even have people cold call, but it’s not the same.… more
May 17, 2014
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with nine agencies and associations from Thailand’s public and private sectors to develop the Thai MICE database.   The nine partners include the National Research Council of Thailand, Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration, International Institute for Trade and Development E-saan Centre for Business and Economic Research, Thai Incentive and Convention Association, Thai Exhibition Association, Thai Hotels Association, Event Management Association, and the… more
May 17, 2014
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) hosted close to 240 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions at the 5th Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair. Jointly organised by the HKTDC and Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA), the three-day show ran from 7th to 9th May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The HKTDC reported a total of 36 buying missions from 24 countries and regions attended the show, which accounted for more than 1,200 buyers from over 900 companies. Dedicated products zones this year… more
May 17, 2014
Meeting planners who will be heading to Orlando in June for Reed Travel Exhibitions’ Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition will have the chance to take advantage of the event’s Innovation Zone. The zone, managed by The Meeting Pool, will be a place for attendees to learn about and gain experience about the latest technologies impacting the industry. “The Innovation Zone is a popular draw for AIBTM and a perfect illustration of our commitment to provide members with the tools and education necessary to advance their careers,” said Michael Lyons,… more
May 17, 2014
Hosting not only 58 world leaders, but also 5,000 other delegates and 3,000 journalists took about 2,000 employees, 8,000 military staff and 13,000 police when the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) 2014 was held March 24-25 in the World Forum at The Hague, Netherlands. Besides all of the support personnel, the event  - organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – took a plethora of other entities to plan and run successfully, such as The Hague Convention Bureau, Tourist Information Office, Schiphol Airport, Ministry of Defense and the National Coordinator for Security and… more
May 17, 2014
: Deutsche Messe recently announced the launch of CeMAT Australia next year at the Sydney Olympic Park. The international intralogistics show will be held concurrently with the annual ICT trade show, CeBIT Australia, from 5th to 7th May 2015.   Exhibiting companies at CeMAT Australia will showcase products and services covering the complete logistics value chain. CeMAT Australia will also feature supporting programmes including discussions about the quality of roadways, airports, harbours, and railways.   Dr. Andreas Gruchow, member of the managing board of Deutsche Messe AG, said… more
May 17, 2014
Meeting planners who will be heading to Orlando in June for Reed Travel Exhibitions’ Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition will have the chance to take advantage of the event’s Innovation Zone. The zone, managed by The Meeting Pool, will be a place for attendees to learn about and gain experience about the latest technologies impacting the industry. “The Innovation Zone is a popular draw for AIBTM and a perfect illustration of our commitment to provide members with the tools and education necessary to advance their careers,” said Michael Lyons,… more