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Aug 22, 2018
Buyers and sellers traveled from as far away as Australia, South and Central America and Europe to convene at the 48thedition of OFFPRICE, the biannual trade show that serves the off-price retail industry. Held Aug. 11-14 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the OFFPRICE Show takes place every August and February during Las Vegas Fashion Week and is known as the largest off-price show in the country, boasting more than 500 vendors and nearly 1,300 booths that attracts more than 12,000 buyers. According to OFFPRICE officials, the main topic of conversation buzzing around… more
Aug 21, 2018
Event success cloud solution, Bizzabo, has launched a next-generation agenda feature for conferences and events designed to help event organizers create attendee-facing agenda experiences that boost audience engagement, increase discoverability of sessions and speakers, and provide actionable insights for marketers to maximize event success. “In-person events have continued to scale at an increasing rate over the past year,” said Eran Ben-Shushan, co-founder and CEO of Bizzabo, which provides marketers with a modern suite of tools designed to create more impactful and rewarding events.  He… more
Aug 21, 2018
Emerald Expositions continued to grow its portfolio even more with the acquisition of EH Media, which focuses on technology events and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands, for approximately $28 million. “We are thrilled to welcome the EH Media team and their highly valuable brands and assets to Emerald. Ken Moyes has built an impressive group of interconnected, technology-oriented brands that are focused on the integration of audio, video, communications, IT, security and energy management products into buildings of all types,” said David Loechner, Emerald’s president… more
Aug 20, 2018
We are currently lining up topics for the Fall season of #Expochat, resuming Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. ET and as a vital part of our trade show community, we want to know what topics YOU want to see covered! Sponsored by TSNN, #Expochat is a live, hour-long Twitter-based conversation that covers some of the hottest and most pressing topics impacting the trade show industry today. Held most Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, this lively online chat tackles a single topic each week: a recurring pain point, innovative ideas, evolution of the industry, best practices and what works or doesn’t work. … more
Aug 17, 2018
Event organizers take notice: you know how it can be difficult to find a videography team to direct, record and edit multiple panel sessions, meetings and events, especially in different parts of the world, all while staying on budget?  Enter MediaMobz’s GLX, a new cloud-based video content marketing production, collaboration, distribution and measurement platform that allows organizers to find high-quality videography teams, collaborate quickly with project stakeholders with easy DIY editing and distribute their video, all in oneaffordable platform.  Not only does GLX allow event marketers… more
Aug 16, 2018
Even with a slight dip in revenues for GES in the second quarter this year mainly due to negative show rotation, from $320.1 million to $315.3 million, that’s not what may have caught someone’s attention after their latest earnings call. As is the trend with what used to be traditional general service contracting companies, GES continues to go outside of this core offering and grow its business in a myriad of ways. “During our earnings call, I … shared that we’re strengthening our partnerships with clients through our offerings that enhance the attendee experience,” said GES/Viad President… more
Aug 16, 2018
Thanks to the flexibility and modern allure of the newly expanded Anaheim Convention Center, trade shows including the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and Natural Products Expo West have booked the facility for multiple years.  Completed in September of last year, the ACC expansion provides an additional 200,000 square feet of meeting space allowing for an even greater variety of event uses at what is known as the West Coast’s largest convention center. Having met in Anaheim for almost 40 years, NAMM will make ACC its home through 2023. The association’s 2018 show in the… more
Aug 15, 2018
Many attendees of NY NOW at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City made their way north to West 46thStreet, where a new home and gift event with a fresh approach was launching at the Metropolitan West.  Shoppe Object is a new semiannual home and gift trade show created by Jesse James, founder of the showroom and agency Aesthetic Movement, and Deirdre Maloney and Minya Quirk, two founders of the apparel trade show, Capsule.  The event is intended to be a well-curated, stand-alone showcase for the gift market.  “It felt like it was time to create a smaller, elevated, hyper-edited… more
Aug 14, 2018
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors selected Steve Hill as the next Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 1. Hill will be the ninth leader of the LVCVA, succeeding the retiring CEO, Rossi Ralenkotter. “I am honored the Board of Directors selected me as CEO of the LVCVA,” Hill said. “The Authority is an integral part of the Southern Nevada economy.” He added, “I look forward to working with our tremendous team and our mission partners to innovate, improve access to and around the destination and drive growth to keep Las Vegas the number one choice for… more
Aug 14, 2018
Following Informa’s acquisition of UBM earlier this year, Informa has announced changes to the senior management team at UBM Asia. Effective 1st August 2018, Jimé Essink, the current President and CEO of UBM Asia, will become President of the combined business. He will continue to oversee the UBM Sinoexpo and UBM ASEAN businesses for the next 12 months. Margaret Ma Connolly, the current Managing Director of UBM China, will become CEO of the combined business. She will lead the remainder of the UBM Asia portfolio and she will take over leadership of the full UBM Asia business as 1st July… more