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Aug 31, 2015
Do you know your audience on social media well? Chances are your instinctive reaction to this question is – ‘Of course, we do’. But do you really know your audience demographics inside out? More often than not, social marketers tend to focus on people who proactively engage with their content. But if you are not delving deep into what drives and engages your entire fan base, then you may be missing out on big opportunities to find common ground with your followers and engage them with content that’s truly meaningful to them. Considering and analyzing your audience base… more
Aug 27, 2015
Trade Show News Network is excited to announce the five finalists for our TSNN “Best of Show” awards. We asked the shows to simply tell us why they felt their show was ‘best’, and the ones below exemplified innovation in the trade show industry. Now, they need all of YOU to vote for which one you think deserves to be named the overall BEST show. The overall winner will be announced at the TSNN Awards in Atlanta Nov. 7. The TSNN Awards honors the top 50 fastest-growing shows in the U.S. during a three-day weekend celebration. The deadline to vote is Oct. 1. Below are the amazing shows… more
Aug 26, 2015
Attendees and exhibitors to this year’s IMEX America, on tap Oct. 13-15 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, will experience a show that’s even greener than last year’s. A new charity recycling initiative, becoming part of the Green Team and attending relevant education sessions will help attendees to reduce waste and increase their awareness of corporate social responsibility. This follows the results of the MeetGreen® Sustainability Report for IMEX America 2014, which showed a 31 percent reduction on total waste from the previous year. The use of locally sourced foods… more
Aug 26, 2015
Urban Expositions has acquired Womenswear in Nevada (WWIN) trade show from Specialty Trade Shows, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The ownership transition began immediately following the Aug. 17-20 edition of the semi-annual womenswear apparel trade show held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. "We've known Roland Timney and the Specialty Trade Show team for many years and have long admired their customer service focus and management style," said Doug Miller, president and CEO, Urban Expositions. He added, "The opportunity to continue working with Roland and Chad in this new… more
Aug 25, 2015
Even with so many attendees it's not easy to find a hotel room close by and some exhibits are outside in tents, Emerald Expositions’ Outdoor Retailer community has spoken loud and clear saying they want to stay in Salt Lake City. The company listened and recently signed a contract to keep the massive show in the city through 2018. “Salt Lake, and the State of Utah have proven to be wonderful hosts to the Outdoor Industry and to Outdoor Retailer over the years,” said Marisa Nicholson, vice president and Outdoor Retailer show director. She added, “The community is welcoming, supportive and we… more
Aug 25, 2015
The one-day event, held at the Le Royal Meridien Shanghai, will bring hundreds of travel agents and cruise industry leaders together in a day filled with insight from top cruise executives and distribution partners, and networking among attendees, according to show organizers. "We are so pleased to launch CruiseWorld China," said Bob Sullivan, president of the travel group, Northstar Travel Media. He added, "This is an exclusive event in China where travel agents and industry executives can meet to discuss the most important issues affecting today's travel landscape." Among the confirmed… more
Aug 25, 2015
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd will launch a new initiative this year to facilitate nonwovens fabric suppliers’ expansion into China, where imports of such products jumped 128 percent from 2000 to 2013. The German exhibition company’s Asia Pacific branch will launch the China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil) from Oct. 14-16, adding one more event to its comprehensive textile portfolio, and complementing the biennial Cinte Techtextil China trade fair. The three-day event, which will be held in Shanghai Mart, combines a trade expo and industry forum.… more
Aug 25, 2015
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has chalked up a busy first half in its 10th year of operation with a recorded 661 events drawing a total 778,414 delegates and visitors and an economic impact contribution of RM264 million Jan. 1-June 30, 2015. The achievement is on the back of a record 2014 performance, when the number of events jumped 11 percent from the 2013 record of 1,565 to 1,759. On the calendar for the remainder of the year, General Manager Alan Pryor said there are “over 25 events with an expected total turnout in excess of 420,000 people. And this does not include… more
Aug 25, 2015
The world's largest LED and LED lighting event will take place Sept. 16-19 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The show previously was held in Guangzhou. LED CHINA, together with the 11th LED LIGHTING CHINA and 13th SIGN CHINA, will feature 1,300 domestic and overseas brands over 120,000 square meters. Riding on Shanghai's international status and the huge regional market it serves, the event expects to attract even more high caliber buyers from across the globe.  In 2014, China's LED industry maintained rapid… more
Aug 25, 2015
Following Monday’s shocking terrorist bombing in Bangkok, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) set up a special team to assist MICE organisers, visitors and exhibitors. The initiative includes a temporary TCEB Information Centre at the Bangkok airport. TCEB reports that no major events have been cancelled and it expects more than 76,000 MICE delegates at events to be held in August, September and October. Major MICE events scheduled include the FDI World Dental Congress with 9,300 delegates and the World Congress of Surgery with more than 2,000 delegates. Nopparat… more
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One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here. New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, drawing inspiration from the award-winning chef’s childhood in Egypt and with flavors and décor inspired by the spices found in markets common to coastal Mediterranean towns, as well as Caramá by Wolfgang Puck, bringing the essence of Italy and spirit of Wolfgang into one concept, are recent additions. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also experienced a recent remodel of all 424 rooms. Swingers, a high-end, adults-only golf and entertainment concept will debut in Fall 2024. Enhanced Technology Creating a truly effective conference venue requires careful thought into what a business needs: the right technology, capacity, and inspiration to bring ideas to the next level. As part of the resort’s refresh, Mandalay Bay implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, installing cutting-edge Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the convention center. This advancement doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling lightning-fast speeds up to 9400% faster. The convention center now boasts 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24' x 13', strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging. Additionally, attendees can benefit from 20 double-sided 55" mobile flexible display units, facilitating effortless navigation to meeting rooms and events. RFID locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and over 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space. Refreshing New Design & Fine Art The newly remodeled convention space provides a bright and vibrant atmosphere that complements Mandalay Bay's tropical-inspired brand. Featuring white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, the space is complemented by warm walnut accent walls. In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay's 1 million square feet of exhibit space has undergone a rejuvenation, including new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights. Sustainable Spectacles Mandalay Bay is committed to Focused on What Matters and creating more responsible meetings. Refillable water stations all available around the resort, cutting unnecessary plastic usage from single-use bottles. The Mandalay Bay campus’ recent upgrades represent a bold step forward in redefining the Las Vegas experience. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled service, Mandalay Bay sets a new standard for excellence in business hospitality. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge conference facilities, world-class dining options, or simply a luxurious retreat, an unparalleled meeting experience awaits.