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Dec 06, 2014
The Halloween Industry Association and Urban Expositions have teamed up to acquire the Halloween & Party Expo from its current owners, H&P Expo. The upcoming event, scheduled Feb. 6-9 at the New Orleans Convention Center, will be operated by H&P Expo. HIA and Urban will take over the event immediately following the 2015 edition. Under the new partnership, Urban Expositions will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event including sales, operations, marketing and promotion with guidance and expertise provided by the Halloween Industry Association.  "Our… more
Dec 06, 2014
TSNN’s Trade Show Venue Directory is just one of the top 10 new products to be showcased at this year’s International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Expo! Expo! on tap Dec. 9-11 this week in Los Angeles. Utilizing a2z’s mobile and social networking platform, ChirpE, Expo! Expo! attendees are invited to participate in the a2z Scavenger Hunt and explore cutting-edge exhibitor products and services by visiting exhibitors featured in the Expo! Expo! New Product Showcase. All attendees who complete the challenge by sharing their ChirpE selfies from each of the… more
Dec 06, 2014
TSNN’s Trade Show Venue Directory is just one of the top 10 new products to be showcased at this year’s International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Expo! Expo! on tap Dec. 9-11 this week in Los Angeles. Utilizing a2z’s mobile and social networking platform, ChirpE, Expo! Expo! attendees are invited to participate in the a2z Scavenger Hunt and explore cutting-edge exhibitor products and services by visiting exhibitors featured in the Expo! Expo! New Product Showcase. All attendees who complete the challenge by sharing their ChirpE selfies from each of the… more
Dec 04, 2014
Steve Moster, president of Global Experience Specialists, also has been named president and CEO of its parent company, Viad, effective immediately. In addition, Moster has become a member of the board and replaces Paul Dykstra, who resigned as chairman, president and CEO of Viad. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Viad at this important time,” Moster said. He added, “Viad has a long history of innovation and customer service, and all Viad companies share a common goal – to create high-quality memorable experiences. I’m also happy to continue executing GES’ vision of serving our… more
Dec 04, 2014
The 2016 International Buyer Program (IBP) application period is now open. Interested shows have until Dec. 22 to apply. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program is a joint government-industry effort designed to increase U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major U.S. industry exhibitions.   Exhibitors are always looking to connect with qualified buyers. If a show has exhibitors who are interested in exporting their goods and connecting with pre-screened buyers from outside the U.S., this program is designed for them.… more
Dec 03, 2014
As part of an ongoing series, TSNN Reporter Traci Browne has been profiling trade show executives and asking them probing questions like if time travel were possible, where would you go and why? For this interview we’re lucky enough to chat with Denise Capello with Amsterdam RAI. I met Denise a few years ago at SISO and not only is she brilliant, but she’s also fun to hang out with. Denise Capello Business Acquisition Manager Amsterdam RAI Years in the industry: 12 Traci Browne: Where did you grow up? What was your adolescent experience like?  Denise Capello: I grew up in Curacao, a… more
Dec 02, 2014
Kati S. Quigley, CMP, George G. Fenich, Ph.D. and Anne Hamilton, will be honored at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation Dinner Celebrating Professional Achievement on tap April 8 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington D.C. “Our 2015 Honorees each have career paths and accomplishments that both inspire and guide their peer communities,” said PCMA President & CEO, Deborah Sexton. She added, “While their past leadership has been instrumental in advancing our industry, their present and future leadership endeavors will help us ensure conventions… more
Dec 02, 2014
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events will hold its sixth annual Humanity Rocks: A Celebration with a Cause on tap Dec. 10 during Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2014 in Los Angeles. Created in 2009 in collaboration with founding sponsor Global Experience Specialists (GES), this annual event benefits a local charity in the city where Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition is being held. This year's event will be held 9 p.m.-12 p.m. at the Conga Room. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased under 'optional events' in attendee… more
Dec 02, 2014
The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) has extended their contract with their preferred registration partner, Convention Data Services (CDS), through 2017. Under the agreement, CDS will continue to provide full registration services, lead management and exhibitor services for the annual AISTech conference. The exhibition will feature technologies from all over the world that help steel producers compete more effectively in today’s global market. Additionally, AIST will use CDS’ X·Press eReg, a complete self-serve registration solution for specialty events, for their Galvatech… more
Nov 30, 2014
SPAR Point Group, a division of Diversified Communications, will launch the Commercial UAV Expo Oct. 5-7 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. As organizers of 3D technology events in North America, Europe and Asia, SPAR Point Group already has a position established in the data capture and imaging technology space.  “We have been listening to our customers and watching the market for some time,” said Lisa Murray, SPAR Point Group director. She added, “While it is well known that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a game-changing technology, the regulatory environment and concerns over safety… more