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Aug 18, 2015
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events completed its Krakoff Leadership Institute and Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute, held Aug. 15-18, at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Each two-day program provided a highly interactive curriculum that develops participants' leadership skills through group participation.  In addition, IAEE selected a "Legend of the Industry" whose contributions, innovation and leadership have been truly unique and remarkable. An informal setting then allowed each participant face-to-face interaction with this industry leader. This year… more
Aug 18, 2015
Traditionally a slower time for trade shows, companies in the industry utilized their time instead hiring new talent and promoting from within before the fall kicks off a busy season again. The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) hired Jason Means as director of membership. In his new role, Means will lead recruitment and retention programs for current and prospective ACVB members while managing the membership department. Means brings nearly 10 years of combined hospitality and event experience to his new role. “Jason’s knowledge and experience within the local hospitality… more
Aug 17, 2015
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has entered into a reciprocity agreement with the Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs. The agreement further demonstrates IAEE's and RUEF's commitment to the international exhibitions and events industry, and it provides additional global opportunities for IAEE and RUEF members to connect to develop new exhibitions and face-to-face events. "We are excited and enthusiastic about entering into this agreement with our friends and colleagues at RUEF to offer a new benefit and community for IAEE members,” said IAEE President and CEO… more
Aug 16, 2015
There are lots of reasons why event-technology companies fall by the wayside in the customer service department. Sometimes, they grow too fast and take on more clients than they can handle. Other times, they change strategies and your type of business is no longer a priority. No matter what the reason is, great customer service is the ultimate differentiator among competing companies. Here’s how to tell when your solution provider has moved on without you. Unanswered phone calls. If you’ve left multiple voice mail messages or your emails never receive a response, either your… more
Aug 16, 2015
There are lots of reasons why event-technology companies fall by the wayside in the customer service department. Sometimes, they grow too fast and take on more clients than they can handle. Other times, they change strategies and your type of business is no longer a priority. No matter what the reason is, great customer service is the ultimate differentiator among competing companies. Here’s how to tell when your solution provider has moved on without you. Unanswered phone calls. If you’ve left multiple voice mail messages or your emails never receive a response, either your… more
Aug 13, 2015
Detroit recently savored the long-overdue limelight when 5,300 attendees took in all that the city has to offer at the 2015 American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition, held Aug. 8-11 at the newly renovated Cobo Center. “(Fifty-three hundred attendees) is a great number for us,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE.  “The number is consistent with the past five years. We are delighted!” From the opening night party at The Henry Ford Museum that was filled with automotive history and music from acts like “The… more
Aug 11, 2015
NürnbergMesse China officially has been under new management since July. Darren Guo, already interim managing director since March, now will occupy the position permanently. “Darren Guo has had a bond with NürnbergMesse from the start of his career”, said Dr. Roland Fleck and Peter Ottmann, the CEOs of the NürnbergMesse Group. “His linguistic and inter-cultural expertise make him the optimal connecting link between Nuremberg and Shanghai.” From 2011 to February 2015, in his capacity as International Sales & Business development manager Asia Pacific, Guo was responsible to a key extent for… more
Aug 11, 2015
Meet Taiwan has organised roadshows in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, to promote Taiwan as a key MICE destination for corporate meeting planners and key product suppliers in Southeast Asia. The roadshow highlights the diversity of options which can help planners to create programmes and packages according to their clients’ needs. The promotional focus of these roadshows is “Asia Super Theme” – it is sponsored by the Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade and implemented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with the aim of positioning Taiwan as a desirable business event… more
Aug 11, 2015
In fiscal year 2014-2015 (July 2014 to June 2015), a total of 1,113 events were held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, including 111 exhibitions and 38 conferences, along with hundreds of corporate meetings, banquets and entertainment events.  The total attendees at the 1,113 events, combined with diners at the HKCEC’s seven restaurants, was almost 6.4 million people, including visitors from around the world and broke the HKCEC’s attendance record. Seven of the year’s 111 exhibitions were new at the HKCEC.  They included… more
Aug 11, 2015
The largest Yarn Expo Autumn is to be held Oct. 13-15 this year, with both the gross area and exhibitor number jumping to an all-time high. “We relocated this year’s autumn fair to the new National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) as this venue allows us to occupy a broader space to accommodate more long-awaited yarn and fibre suppliers from around the world,” said Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.   This year’s autumn fair will take up 8,500 square meters gross area to house more than 250 exhibitors, with both figures seeing an increase of… more

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