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Sep 01, 2015
After a big increase in the first quarter of this year, the performance of the business-to-business trade show industry, as measured by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Total Index, remained relatively strong during the second quarter of 2015, posting a year-on-year gain of 3.8 percent. This growth is the second highest rate since the second quarter of 2007 and also marked the 20th consecutive quarter of year-on-year growth. "The second-quarter results are very promising,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw, Ph.D., Chief Economist for Global Economic Consulting Associates. He added… more
Sep 01, 2015
The Professional Convention Management Association Nominating Committee, chaired by Johnnie White, 2014 past Chair of the Board, met Aug. 20 in Chicago and reviewed, in detail, a number of nominee applications for the 2016 open board officers and directions positions.  After careful due diligence and deliberation, the committee offers the following slate of candidates for leadership positions on the 2016 PCMA Board of Directors. According to the PCMA Bylaws, this official announcement of the proposed slate is to be sent to the membership by Oct. 1. The nominating process, according to… more
Aug 31, 2015
Trade show organizers KCI Corporation and Messe Düsseldorf North America have announced a partnership on two new events that will be held next year in Houston. They already team up on the Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, also held in Houston.   The first new event is a new pump event called Pump Summit Americas, which will take place June 13-14, 2016, at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The two-day conference and exhibition is powered by Pump Engineer, Pumpen Aktuell and Empowering Pumps. “We are excited to introduce a new pump event to North America. Pump Summit… more
Aug 31, 2015
Do you know your audience on social media well? Chances are your instinctive reaction to this question is – ‘Of course, we do’. But do you really know your audience demographics inside out? More often than not, social marketers tend to focus on people who proactively engage with their content. But if you are not delving deep into what drives and engages your entire fan base, then you may be missing out on big opportunities to find common ground with your followers and engage them with content that’s truly meaningful to them. Considering and analyzing your audience base… more
Aug 31, 2015
Do you know your audience on social media well? Chances are your instinctive reaction to this question is – ‘Of course, we do’. But do you really know your audience demographics inside out? More often than not, social marketers tend to focus on people who proactively engage with their content. But if you are not delving deep into what drives and engages your entire fan base, then you may be missing out on big opportunities to find common ground with your followers and engage them with content that’s truly meaningful to them. Considering and analyzing your audience base… more
Aug 27, 2015
Trade Show News Network is excited to announce the five finalists for our TSNN “Best of Show” awards. We asked the shows to simply tell us why they felt their show was ‘best’, and the ones below exemplified innovation in the trade show industry. Now, they need all of YOU to vote for which one you think deserves to be named the overall BEST show. The overall winner will be announced at the TSNN Awards in Atlanta Nov. 7. The TSNN Awards honors the top 50 fastest-growing shows in the U.S. during a three-day weekend celebration. The deadline to vote is Oct. 1. Below are the amazing shows… more
Aug 26, 2015
Urban Expositions has acquired Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) trade show from Specialty Trade Shows, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The ownership transition began immediately following the Aug. 17-20 edition of the semi-annual womenswear apparel trade show held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. "We've known Roland Timney and the Specialty Trade Show team for many years and have long admired their customer service focus and management style," said Doug Miller, president and CEO, Urban Expositions. He added, "The opportunity to continue working with Roland and Chad in this new… more
Aug 25, 2015
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd will launch a new initiative this year to facilitate nonwovens fabric suppliers’ expansion into China, where imports of such products jumped 128 percent from 2000 to 2013. The German exhibition company’s Asia Pacific branch will launch the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil) from Oct. 14-16, adding one more event to its comprehensive textile portfolio, and complementing the biennial Cinte Techtextil China trade fair. The three-day event, which will be held in Shanghai Mart, combines a trade expo and industry forum.… more
Aug 25, 2015
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has chalked up a busy first half in its 10th year of operation with a recorded 661 events drawing a total 778,414 delegates and visitors and an economic impact contribution of RM264 million Jan. 1-June 30, 2015. The achievement is on the back of a record 2014 performance, when the number of events jumped 11 percent from the 2013 record of 1,565 to 1,759. On the calendar for the remainder of the year, General Manager Alan Pryor said there are “over 25 events with an expected total turnout in excess of 420,000 people. And this does not include… more
Aug 25, 2015
The world's largest LED and LED lighting event will take place Sept. 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The show previously was held in Guangzhou. LED CHINA, together with the 11th LED LIGHTING CHINA and 13th SIGN CHINA, will feature 1,300 domestic and overseas brands over 120,000 square meters. Riding on Shanghai's international status and the huge regional market it serves, the event expects to attract even more high caliber buyers from across the globe.  In 2014, China's LED industry maintained rapid… more

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