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Mar 13, 2018
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry has revealed that Global Exhibitions Day 2018 (GED18) will be held June 6.  GED inspires exhibition associations and companies to run initiatives all around, with the goal of raising the sector’s profile as a vital contributor to economic growth in cities, regions and countries. Now in its third year, GED is an opportunity to celebrate the exhibition industry and highlight the positive impact it has on jobs, business, innovation and local investment. “Global Exhibitions day is about advocacy, about raising our industry’s profile.… more
Mar 13, 2018
NXT Events Media Group and Meister Media Worldwide have formed Meister | NXT LLC, a new joint venture dedicated to launching events in agricultural markets. NXT Events Media Group is the events company led by industry veterans Britton Jones and Sharon Enright. In their extensive experience in the events industry, Jones and Enright combined have produced more than 100 award-winning, world-class events.  They also have a strong track record of creating new events, having launched 15 successful new shows in their 18 years of working together. In more than 150 countries, Meister Media… more
Mar 13, 2018
Event WiFi and connectivity solutions provider, Trade Show Internet (TSI), has made life a little easier for event organizers by expanding its product line, packages and services to better serve a comprehensive range of trade shows, conferences, events and brand experiences. The company’s offerings now include multi-show packages for its 4G Internet Kit, enhanced performance on its 4G Mega Internet Kit, and concierge on-site delivery and set-up in cities across North America. TSI’s new and enhanced packages and services include: 4G Internet Kit & WiFi Hotspot: a cost-effective solution… more
Mar 13, 2018
The record-breaking 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded a successful run, March 6-8, as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future growth such as infrastructure funding, and industry experts shared best practices during well-attended education sessions. The collocated exhibitions were held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. “This was one of our best events ever that delivered it all for industry professionals: product innovations, focused education and quality networking,” said Kevin Kelly… more
Mar 13, 2018
A marketing firm for trade associations and a special event rental company have made some strategic business moves this month. Fixation Marketing has expanded its services, staff and resources through a merger with FORT Group, a full-service marketing agency based in Ridgefield Park, N.J. Earlier this year, FORT acquired the company from Fixation President and CEO Jean Whiddon, who has worked at Fixation since 1993, acquired the company in 2000 and will stay on as brand communications strategist, which will allow her to focus on client relationships and business development. “We are… more
Mar 09, 2018
From Warhol-themed terrariums to frequent flyer cocktails, the EXHIBITORLive 2018 conference and trade show inspired event and trade show marketing professionals to think about their companies’ engagement strategies in new and unexpected ways. Held Feb. 28-March 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the 30th annual conference and expo drew about 6,000 attendees and 234 exhibitors spanning 54,992 square feet of exhibition space. The event got the creative juices flowing in the middle of the new Connection Zone, where attendees could “connect with their species” and think… more
Mar 08, 2018
The city of Louisville, Ky., has added another high-end brand to its growing portfolio of hotel properties, in this case, a $300 million development designed to attract larger conventions and more leisure travelers to the Derby City. Featuring 612 guest rooms, 226 apartments and 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Omni Louisville Hotel opened its doors ahead of schedule on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration headlined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Gov. Matt Bevin, Omni Hotels & Resorts owner Bob Rowling and Omni Louisville General Manager Scott… more
Mar 07, 2018
Transform USA, the conference for data, analytics and digital in events, is gearing up take place July 18 at the Newseum, a unique and interactive museum that celebrates the history of news journalism in Washington D.C. Held annually in the U.S. and London, the one-day, invitation-only conference will focus on technology’s impact on live events and how forward-thinking show organizers can benefit from digital, data and analytics. “After last year’s successful launch, we are thrilled to gather the brightest and most innovative minds in the industry together at Transform USA for a second year… more
Mar 06, 2018
Elevation3D has signed a binding agreement to purchase Exhibit Fair International, Inc. (EFI), a Las Vegas-based design, production, and face-to-face marketing and trade show exhibit company. The full-service sales, design, production offices and warehouses will be maintained in both Boston and Las Vegas and operate under the Elevation3D brand. “The acquisition of EFI will enable Elevation3D to better service its clients from coast-to-coast, and expand EFI’s business on the East Coast,” explained Ken Karns, president of Elevation 3D, an EDPA-certified company located in Shrewsbury, MA. He… more
Mar 06, 2018
Cobo Center has launched a newly redesigned exhibitor and conference services online ordering system that provides in-house and vendor event services with a streamlined, transparent ordering process and allows customers access to their ordering history from start to finish. “For our customers across the globe, this new software creates an online order system for Cobo event services that gives immediate information to users on order status, history and payment,” explained Claude Molinari, general manager of SMG/Cobo Center. He added, “Reports, statements, and receipts are digitized,… more