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Jun 07, 2018
Clarion UX has implemented two new key buyer programs across its restaurant and foodservice event portfolio designed to quantifiably enhance exhibitor ROI.  Created to deliver VIP restaurateurs, foodservice professionals and retail buyers, the programs will be driven by Karen Gillis, key accounts manager for the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo; Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show; International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York and each show’s collocated Healthy Food Expo. Gillis will serve as a liaison with VIP attendees while providing them with personal customer… more
Jun 07, 2018
Exhibition professionals around the world came out in record numbers for the third Global Exhibitions Day (GED) June 6. Not only did this highlight the industry’s role as a driver of economic growth, but also established GED 2018 as the biggest day of advocacy for the exhibition world so far, with 85 countries taking part, according to data from UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. This year’s GED focused on two key areas: first, to advocate industry issues with politicians and stakeholders, and secondly, on finding new ways to connect with young people to attract the… more
Jun 06, 2018
Last month, Tourism Vancouver signed a pioneering technology deal with China industry giant Tencent in an effort to attract more Chinese tourism, now known as the world’s fastest-growing travel market.  This first-of-its-kind deal will include Tencent Travel and its partner, Trip Advisor China, working to promote Vancouver as an international model for smart city tourism.  As part of the three-year agreement, Tencent will provide Vancouver with cutting-edge mobile technology that will offer interactive digital services to Chinese travelers and set a global benchmark, while Trip Advisor… more
Jun 06, 2018
Marketplace Events has purchased two shows from O’Loughlin Trade Shows, the largest producer of consumer shows in the Pacific Northwest.  Marketplace Events now will operate both the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival, held each February at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle and the Tacoma Home & Garden Show, held in January at the Tacoma Dome.   “From both a personal and professional standpoint, this is a meaningful deal,” said Tom Baugh, CEO of Marketplace Events, which is known as the largest producer of business-to-consumer home shows in North America. He… more
Jun 05, 2018
With the trade show industry continuing to grow, according to the latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research, there were plenty of new hires and promotions up the ranks recently. The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, welcomed Nancy Walker as the new vice president of Sales and Marketing. Walker joins the LACC with more than 20 years’ experience in the events and trade show industry, most recently as the director of sales, North America at Reed Travel Exhibitions. Prior to her work with Reed, Walker was the vice… more
Jun 05, 2018
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre as winner of the UFI Digital Innovation Award 2018, thanks to its cutting-edge HybriD solution. HybriD is a 3D digital tool, providing 360-degree visualisation capabilities. It can be installed on any digital device, enabling users to instantaneously visualise a room, hall or exhibition space area in their desired set-up configuration (e.g. theatre seating, banquet setting, classroom, and so on). HybriD combines realism with convenience, allowing organisers to remotely… more
Jun 05, 2018
The launch edition of Tarsus Group's Labelexpo Southeast Asia – the biggest label and package printing event in the region – has exceeded all expectations, with 7,934 attendees from 62 countries flocking to BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand for the three-day show May 10-12. Exhibitor rebookings for the next edition in 2020 already stand at 42 percent – the highest following a Labelexpo event launch to date. Aimed at connecting printers/converters, brand owners, label and package printing technicians, buyers and design specialists, the event attracted strong delegations from across Thailand,… more
Jun 05, 2018
Beautyworld Japan, the largest trade fair for the beauty and spa industries in Japan, begins its three-day run today at Tokyo Big Sight. The 21st edition welcomes 602 exhibitors (Japan: 506, Overseas: 96) from 16 countries and regions including France, Germany, Hong Kong and Italy and pavilions from China, Korea and Taiwan. It showcases a variety of products, services, techniques and information related to the fields of cosmetics, hair, aesthetics, nail and beauty equipment for salons, hotels, leisure facilities as well as for wholesalers and retailers. The show has shown steady growth… more
Jun 05, 2018
Lucrative opportunities in China’s clean energy heating market spurred the introduction of new zones, an increase in the number of exhibition halls to 10, covering 116,000 square meters, and a new visitor record at ISH China & CIHE 2018. ISH China & CIHE – China International Trade Fair for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Sanitation & Home Comfort Systems has again proven itself as Asia’s leading trading platform in the HVAC industry by concluding with a record-breaking scale on 24 May. Jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and Beijing B&D Tiger… more
May 31, 2018
The mergers and acquisitions market continues to tick away with new activity as two recent companies – Endeavor Business Media and Caribou Media Group - both made recent buys. Caribou Media Group acquired two events and one publication from F+W Media. The BLADE Show, now in its 37th year, is the largest knife event in North America.  It is held each year at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, draws 15,000 enthusiast attendees and sells 170,000 square feet of exhibit space to 800 exhibiting companies.  The company recently launched a second annual BLADE event to be held the first time later… more