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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
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
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
Skyline Exhibits recently released a report, “Tech For Trade Show Exhibitor” that takes a look at the established, growing and declining technologies exhibitors are using based on recent survey results. In the fall of 2014, Skyline surveyed 15,000 exhibitors in order to understand what technologies organizations are incorporating into their exhibit programs. The report is a summary of the 380 responses they received as a result of that survey. Skyline found the majority of those surveyed have a positive perception of technology. Just more than 87 percent of exhibitors feel… more
Feb 02, 2015
Skyline Exhibits recently released a report, “Tech For Trade Show Exhibitor” that takes a look at the established, growing and declining technologies exhibitors are using based on recent survey results. In the fall of 2014, Skyline surveyed 15,000 exhibitors in order to understand what technologies organizations are incorporating into their exhibit programs. The report is a summary of the 380 responses they received as a result of that survey. Skyline found the majority of those surveyed have a positive perception of technology. Just more than 87 percent of exhibitors feel… more
Jan 31, 2015
Your Web Site is the main point of entry for a lot of people coming to your event, so it’s important to make sure it is effective as possible. 1.Start with the Domain Name Despite the hype about SEO, marketers often underestimate the importance of getting the domain name right for their website. Search engines give considerable weightage to keywords in domain names, so it’s important to ensure that yours has the one or two words that your audience is most likely to associate with your brand. Choose short words which are free of special characters and easy to type on a touch screen… more
Jan 31, 2015
Your Web Site is the main point of entry for a lot of people coming to your event, so it’s important to make sure it is effective as possible. 1.Start with the Domain Name Despite the hype about SEO, marketers often underestimate the importance of getting the domain name right for their website. Search engines give considerable weightage to keywords in domain names, so it’s important to ensure that yours has the one or two words that your audience is most likely to associate with your brand. Choose short words which are free of special characters and easy to type on a touch screen… more
Jan 30, 2015
The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo scored its largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space Jan. 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world's largest annual… more
Jan 29, 2015
After 34 years as president of SnowSports Industries America, David Ingemie will step down as president following the 2016 SIA Snow Show. “The industry has been incredibly lucky to have David Ingemie as the driving force behind SIA for 39 years,” said Bob Gundram, chair of SIA’s Board of Directors and CEO of C3. He added, “David has been instrumental in working with the Board on defining what SIA is today and next steps to guarantee its future success and a smooth transition.” Ingemie joined SIA in 1976 as marketing director and became president of the non-profit organization in 1981. During… more