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Mar 06, 2018
February wasn’t just a month to celebrate Valentine’s Day and slog through the dog days of winter in some areas of the U.S., it also was a busy time for companies to hire new employees and promote from within. PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, promoted Dave Newcorn to senior vice president, Digital & Data. The newly created position allows PMMI to centralize its digital and audience resources under Newcorn with data, new product development, web site development and information technology all now falling under his purview. The Cobb Galleria Centre and… 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
Mar 05, 2018
Tarsus Indonesia, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Tarsus Group, an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, education, publishing and online media, announced the launch of Indonesia Fintech Show 2018 (IFS 2018), scheduled for Dec. 5-7, 2018, at the Jakarta Convention Center (JCC). The show is organized in support of the continual development of Indonesia's financial technology sector through 4 main components in the event: 1) Trade exhibition – a showcase by leading vendors of cutting-edge Fintech solutions, applications, products and services 2… more
Mar 05, 2018
MAD Event Management has entered into an agreement with CPIT Shanghai Exhibition Co., Ltd. Together, they will develop and produce a world-class event in Shanghai. “We were honored to be chosen by CPIT Shanghai Exhibition Co., Ltd. for a project of this magnitude. The convention will be a popular culture expo mainly based on anime & comic, film and gaming. It will be a four-day event, and is preliminarily planned for late 2019,” said Martha Donato, president and founder of MAD Event Management. She added, “Our goal at MAD has always been to produce shows that embodied our collective… more
Mar 05, 2018
Featuring more than 4,550 exhibitors, the fifth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show (Feb. 27-March 3) and the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (March 1-5) concluded with participation from about 87,000 buyers from 145 countries and regions, representing a 2 percent increase from last year. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), more than 33,700 buyers visited the Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, while about 53,000 visitors attended the Jewellery Show."With improving global economic conditions, Hong Kong's exports of precious jewellery rose 3.6… more
Mar 02, 2018
If the positive 2017 full-year earnings reports for three large for-profit exhibition companies are any indication, then the industry is performing well, despite uncertain geo-political times in different regions around the world. U.K.-based Tarsus Group had record revenues last year, scoring £117 million ($161 million), compared with £86.9 million ($120 million) in the comparable year 2015, a 35-percent increase. In addition, like-for-like revenues saw an increase of 7 percent and adjusted profit before tax of £40.2 million ($55 million) was up 53 percent against 2015. "2017 was a… more
Mar 02, 2018
ViewPoint Interactive Solutions, creators of interactive touchscreen marketing and sales experiences, has formed a strategic relationship with Sacks Exhibits, a global provider of exhibits, events and show environments. Announced from the floor of EXHIBITORLive in Las Vegas on Feb. 26, the collaboration is intended to help marketers deliver more captivating live experiences by combining creative engagement with advanced technology designed to excite and educate prospects. “We had been looking to find a technology partner that could bring not only the most advanced touchscreen capabilities… more
Mar 01, 2018
Hotel room poachers may think again before ruffling the feathers of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) and its annual trade show and conference, the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). On Jan. 22, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ordered Tarzango, an unaffiliated travel agency, to pay USPOULTRY $749,797.50 in damages and attorney’s fees for infringing upon the association’s valid and subsisting IPPE U.S. trademark registrations in the agency’s “deceptive advertising practices,” according to USPOULTRY. In 2017, Tarzango sent… more
Feb 28, 2018
After a temporary setback in the third quarter of 2017, the growth of the exhibition industry resumed during the fourth quarter, according to Fourth Quarter Index Results conducted by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). The performance of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, posted a strong year-on-year gain of 3.1 percent (see below). Figure 1: Quarterly CEIR Total Index for the Overall Exhibition Industry, Year-on-Year Growth, 2011Q1-2017Q4     Despite displaying somewhat greater volatility, exhibitions are keeping pace with the macroeconomy (see Figure 2… more
Feb 27, 2018
The San Diego Convention Center has selected ON Site, a division of ON Services, as its preferred provider of audio-visual services and its exclusive provider of production rigging and in-house sound. The contract will begin May 1. Owned by GES, ON Services is a leading provider of global live event audio visual services that include AV design, lighting, projection mapping and scenic design services. ON Site provides in-house audio-visual and technology services to convention centers, hotels and resorts across the U.S. The SDCC hosts conventions, trade shows and community events year-round… more