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Feb 10, 2015
More than 4,500 consumer technology professionals from 80 countries have registered for the inaugural International CES Asia™ since the launch of registration three weeks ago. CES Asia will run May 25-27 in Shanghai at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) and will draw global businesses to showcase the latest products and technologies entering the Asian marketplace.   “This strong response underscores the importance of and demand for CES Asia to showcase the full breadth and depth of the innovation value-chain in the Asian marketplace,” said Gary… more
Feb 09, 2015
The  Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association, The Tesla Foundation and E.J. Krause & Associates will team up to produce the 2nd annual International Drone Expo (LA Drone Expo) Dec. 11-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The 2014 International Drone Expo assembled the largest ever global gathering of the commercial drone community, according to organizers. The two-day event featured exhibitors from around the world and attracted more than 3,000 buyers.  Industry leaders including DJI, 3DR, Drone Deploy, Aerial Media Pros, as well as many others, displayed their… more
Feb 08, 2015
Often we get sucked into tracking the obvious measures of success for an event (e.g. Likes, Followers, Opens, Visitors, etc.). However, we should be asking ourselves, “Does this really matter to us?”  Do you really care if you have 10,000 likes on your Facebook page if those likes came from 10 year olds who will never attend your event? Probably not. Keeping your business goals in mind will help you uncover the metrics that do matter to you. Do you just want live bodies in the seats or do you want engagement and interaction from the audience?  The number of attendees may… more
Feb 08, 2015
Often we get sucked into tracking the obvious measures of success for an event (e.g. Likes, Followers, Opens, Visitors, etc.). However, we should be asking ourselves, “Does this really matter to us?”  Do you really care if you have 10,000 likes on your Facebook page if those likes came from 10 year olds who will never attend your event? Probably not. Keeping your business goals in mind will help you uncover the metrics that do matter to you. Do you just want live bodies in the seats or do you want engagement and interaction from the audience?  The number of attendees may… more
Feb 06, 2015
This past year was a busy one for Global Experience Specialists, a division of Viad, with several acquisitions to bolster its service offerings, as well as working on some U.S.-based mega shows, including CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the International Manufacturing Technology Show. "We delivered significant growth this year and made great progress against our strategic growth plans,” said Steve Moster, who was promoted to president and CEO of Viad last year. He added, “Both business units finished the year in line with our prior guidance, with strong results driven by a combination of organic growth,… more
Feb 05, 2015
Long held in February every year, New England Grows! listened to its customers and decided to move the show to the December timeframe. The Northeast’s largest educational conference and green industry exposition will be held Dec. 2-4 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. In surveys, when asked for the single change that could improve their conference experience, more than half of all exhibitors and attendees requested an earlier show date, according to show management. "After 23 years of growth, we are setting the stage for even greater success," said Virginia Wood, executive… more
Feb 04, 2015
Trade Show News Network has named Atlanta as the host city for the 6th Annual 2015 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence. More than 50 show organizers from the fastest-growing events in the United States will be feted during the three-day weekend event Nov. 6-8 (www.T-awards.com).  “We are very excited to bring the 2015 TSNN Awards to Atlanta,” said TSNN President Rachel Wimberly. “Known for not only its Southern hospitality, but also its amazing hotel and convention center products for shows big and small coming into town, Atlanta is a world-class city.” Besides the Georgia… more
Feb 03, 2015
The 2015 North American International Auto Show, which wrapped up recently at Detroit’s Cobo Center and drew more than 800,000 attendees, is just the first big show of many that are headed to the city this year. NAIAS attracted a total of 808,775 attendees at this year’s event, compared with 803,451 who attended last year. “For two weeks, we’ve seen the confidence and felt the commitment that auto manufacturers have placed in our show and in our city,” said 2015 NAIAS Chairman Scott LaRiche. He added, “They unveiled unbelievable products in dramatic fashion; they built beautiful new,… more
Feb 02, 2015
Most convention centers  typically run at a deficit, but the Los Angeles Convention Center has bucked that trend by turning a tidy profit of $3.3 million one year after it was handed over to a private company to run. AEG Facilities, a division of AEG Worldwide - which owns the adjacent Staples Center and L.A. Live - now oversees the center, and representatives of the company said running it more efficiently, such as cutting back on personnel, helped the building’s bottom line. “Converting to a private sector contract to operate the Convention Center was a bold experiment and AEG’s… more
Feb 02, 2015
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has opened the Call for Nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional professionals in the exhibitions and events industry. Each year, industry professionals who meet the outlined criteria may be nominated for any of the awards listed at www.iaee.com/awards. The deadline to submit nominations to IAEE is June 12, with the exception of the IAEE Woman of Achievement and IAEE International Excellence Awards.  The following awards represent IAEE's highest honors: The IAEE Woman of… more