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Oct 25, 2014
NRG Energy and MGM Resorts International teamed up to unveil the installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the 6.4 megawatt (MW dc) [5.0 megawatt ac (MW ac)] photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually and is the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip.   MGM Resorts and NRG also plan to build an additional 2 MW dc (1.5 MW ac) photovoltaic array atop a future expansion of the Mandalay Bay… more
Oct 24, 2014
Among the hundreds of events held at and around the record-breaking IMEX America last week in Las Vegas, the inaugural Technology Showdown featured 11 start-up companies whose products were less than 2 years old. Speecheo, an app that allows attendees to make notes on PowerPoints during educational sessions, won the “experts” award.  As the winner, Speecheo won a free booth for next year’s IMEX America Tech Pavilion, promotion in IMEX publications and the Event Manager Blog. Crowdmics, an app that turns a smartphone into a microphone, was crowned crowd favorite. … more
Oct 24, 2014
Among the hundreds of events held at and around the record-breaking IMEX America last week in Las Vegas, the inaugural Technology Showdown featured 11 start-up companies whose products were less than 2 years old. Speecheo, an app that allows attendees to make notes on PowerPoints during educational sessions, won the “experts” award.  As the winner, Speecheo won a free booth for next year’s IMEX America Tech Pavilion, promotion in IMEX publications and the Event Manager Blog. Crowdmics, an app that turns a smartphone into a microphone, was crowned crowd favorite. … more
Oct 23, 2014
If you wanted to know everything there is around the produce industry and learn about it in one place, the Produce Market Association (PMA) 2014 Fresh Summit International Convention and Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center was the right place to be.  All facets of the industry, from seeds, packaging, equipment, shipping, import/export, growers, distributors, retailers and more were represented, with the more than 1,090 exhibitors on 265,300 square feet of exhibitor space (a record for space, and evidence of the show’s growth).  The attendance also set a record for the Anaheim… more
Oct 22, 2014
Ted Bahr, president and CEO of Melville, N.Y.-based BZ Media, said now is the right time to launch a new show his company’s been strategizing about for a while: InterDrone, the International Drone Conference and Exposition will debut Sept. 9-11 next year in Las Vegas. “We have been tracking this market closely for two years and are convinced that this growing industry needs an event 100 percent focused on the commercial drone market and that the right place for that event to thrive and grow is Las Vegas,” Bahr added. He said, “Our goal is the build the largest dedicated commercial drone event… more
Oct 22, 2014
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau introduced to the U.S. market the ‘Thailand CONNECT The World’ brand communications campaign for the 2015 fiscal year. Looking to reaffirm Thailand’s leadership position in the business events industry in Asia, the latest global brand communications campaign targeting top quality buyers and business events visitors from around the world showcases the three fundamental pillars of Thailand’s MICE industry including ‘Destinations of Thailand: Your modern metropolis, the world’s business events paradise’, ‘Business in Thailand: Your borderless… more
Oct 22, 2014
UBM Asia (Thailand), a subsidiary of UBM Asia, has announced plans for the third edition of Thai Water in 2015. The biennial trade show focuses on the water and waste water treatment industry and will be held from 10th to 13th June at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC). Thai Water is supported by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). UBM expects Thai Water to attract exhibitors representing 1,500 brands from 25 countries and regions, and spread over 5,000 m2 of gross exhibition space. The event will feature group pavilions from Japan, Taiwan, South… more
Oct 22, 2014
Atlas Event Technologies successfully provided their ShowAtlas on-site wayfinding product for national Retail Federation’s the 2014 Shop.org Summit and secured the commitment for their larger Retail’s BIG Show coming up in January. “We were very pleased with the ShowAtlas on-site wayfinders that we used at the 2014 Shop.org Summit, and we will be using the ShowAtlas on-site product again for the 2015 Retail’s BIG Show,” said Mark Bogdansky, vice president Exhibit Operations at NRF. Atlas Event Technologies provides services, software, and other technology to help… more
Oct 22, 2014
Atlas Event Technologies successfully provided their ShowAtlas on-site wayfinding product for national Retail Federation’s the 2014 Shop.org Summit and secured the commitment for their larger Retail’s BIG Show coming up in January. “We were very pleased with the ShowAtlas on-site wayfinders that we used at the 2014 Shop.org Summit, and we will be using the ShowAtlas on-site product again for the 2015 Retail’s BIG Show,” said Mark Bogdansky, vice president Exhibit Operations at NRF. Atlas Event Technologies provides services, software, and other technology to help… more
Oct 22, 2014
Earlier this month, trade show organiser, AMB Exhibitions, hosted more than 250 exhibitors at the Cambodian capital city of Phnom Penh. The co-located trade shows CAMFOOD Expo and CAMHOTEL were held at the Diamond Island Exhibition Centre from 8th to 10th October 2014. Covering the hotel and food and beverage industries, exhibitor products at the shows included meat, seafood, juices, wine, spirits, beer, coffee, bakery, kitchen equipment and supplies, toiletries and furnishing and beddings. According to AMB, exhibitor products and services originated from 23 countries and regions including… more