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Jul 09, 2012
Exhibition organiser Tarsus Group will launch a new show, Label Summit Indonesia 2013, under its Labelexpo Global Series brand. The event will serve the growing print and packaging industry in Indonesia and South East Asia, focusing on label and packaging printing converters/printers, brand owners and designers. Label Summit Indonesia will be held May 29-30 at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua in Bali. The annual event will alternate each year between Bali and Jakarta and is supported by the Indonesian Packaging Federation and other regional trade bodies. Roger Pellow, Labelexpo managing director… more
Jul 09, 2012
The Philippine Association of Convention/Exhibition Organizers and Suppliers (PACEOS) announced the launch of a new advanced MICE course in a bid to improve the quality and competence of local industry players. Scheduled to run Aug. 16-17 this year, the course will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Manila. The programme will include training led by industry experts provided by PACEOS’ learning division – the Philippine MICE Academy. Cost of participation is US$189 per person with an early bird rate of US$165. The MICE course is also open to non-PACEOS members. PACEOS also… more
Jul 08, 2012
Trade show veteran Kevin O’Keefe has taken a new post at GLM as senior vice president, leaving his position at UBM Canon Communications at which he oversaw several 2011 TSNN Top 250 shows, such as Medical Design & Manufacturing West, East and Midwest, as well as other shows in the UBM Canon portfolio. O’Keefe has worked in the trade show industry for 20 years and will assume many of the duties of GLM’s departing Senior Vice President Phil Robinson, who has decided to leave the company as of Aug. 1 after 22 years, but will remain as an advisor through year-end, according… more
Jul 08, 2012
Northstar Travel Media, a business-to-business media company serving the travel industry, has gone from one private equity owner – BV Investment Partners – to another, Wicks Group, which purchased the company for an undisclosed sum.  “We are very impressed with the growth of Northstar Travel Media over the last few years during challenging economic conditions,” said Dan Kortick, a managing partner at Wicks. He added, “The management team has done an excellent job of migrating its core business to an integrated information and marketing solutions company.… more
Jul 08, 2012
Two suppliers – the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Shepard Exposition Services – both scored lucrative events contracts. Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 will take place July 8-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. An estimated 15,000 attendees representing technology companies in 156 countries will take part in the event, according to show organizers. WPC 2012 is set to be three times bigger than the last time the event was in Toronto in 2004. "Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference is one of the world's most prestigious and advanced… more
Jul 04, 2012
Germany’s Messe Frankfurt shrugged off the economic doldrums plaguing several countries in Europe and posted its best sales year on record last year driven by growth in group and foreign sales. The final figure for last year’s group sales was €467.5 million. “Even though 2011 was by no means an easy year from an economic perspective, we succeeded in further expanding our business activities,” said Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt. Accounting for sales revenue attributable to Messe Frankfurt service subsidiaries Accente Gastronomie Service… more
Jul 04, 2012
Chicago just received a big boost with the American Library Association signing on to bring its annual trade show to the city in 2020, 2023 and 2026. The association already was committed to having the event in the Windy City in 2013 and 2017. Each show is projected to bring in $50 million in estimated direct expenditures per year, according to Choose Chicago officials. “This is great news for our convention industry and shows that Chicago is the place for large, national organizations to come and do business,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. He added, “The reforms at… more
Jul 04, 2012
Attention trade show organizers: just when you thought you’d established a solid presence on all the key social media sites, not to mention figured out how to maximize their potential for your events, there’s a new digital platform that you might want to take note of: Pinterest.   So what’s the premise of this emerging social media tool that everyone seems to be talking about?   Pinterest is a virtual photo bulletin board that allows people to share images and links that they find interesting or inspiring, allowing users to create thematic “boards” and… more
Jul 01, 2012
A new report commissioned by the Professional Convention Management Association’s Education Foundation takes a look into meetings, events and conventions from the perspective of the Millennial generation to identify key motivations and challenges in engaging this emerging audience. “What the Millennial Generation Prefers in Their Meetings, Conventions and Events” reportis based on the findings of the largest survey conducted of its kind, according to PCMA officials. More than 2,000 respondents ages 18-30 participated in the study, which was led by a team of hospitality and… more
Jul 01, 2012
Dallas-based Freeman will sell Cincinnati-based Fern Exposition & Event Services, which it bought just more than a year ago as part of the acquisition of Wheelhouse Solutions, to Fern’s COO Aaron Bludworth and an investment group.  Both companies chose not to disclose financial information related to this transaction. The Wheelhouse Solutions deal in June 2011 also included Champion Exposition Services and Immersa Marketing, but while Champion was folded into Freeman, Immersa and Fern were operated for the past year as standalone brands. “I am excited to represent Fern… more

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