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Aug 28, 2012
Across the United States, farm-to-table restaurants with a focus on locally grown produce are all the rage, and now convention centers are getting into the sustainable food movement. Atlanta’s Cobb Galleria Center enlisted the help of staff volunteers to construct two large raised beds on the campus behind the venue’s kitchen, which have been filled with a variety of herbs. Altogether, there are 20 different fully developed plants ranging from sage, mint, rosemary and several variations of basil in the garden. The herbs yield large quantities of ingredients regularly used in… more
Aug 27, 2012
Dedicated to bargain apparel, accessories and footwear, OFFPRICE Show may have gained its momentum during the economic downtown, but it continues to have a strong presence even as things begin to turn around. Held Aug. 19-22 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the event spanned 125,000 net square feet and attracted approximately 500 exhibiting companies, which is on par with its February numbers of 126,000 square feet and 497 exhibiting companies. August attendance was also close to the 11,500 that attended the previous event, according to show officials. The show has… more
Aug 27, 2012
Reed Exhibitions has been busy since it bought All-Energy, the U.K.'s largest renewable energy exhibition and conference, in July 2011. First, it spun off the show into Australia in early 2012, and now, Reed Exhibitions is expanding into the North American renewables market with the launch of All-Energy Canada. The new show is scheduled Oct. 2-3, 2013, at Exhibition Place in Toronto. All-Energy Canada will be held in conjunction with the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association and, like the two other All-Energy events, will encompass all aspects of renewable and sustainable energy and… more
Aug 26, 2012
The 3rd Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence, on tap Nov. 2-4 in Louisville, will feature a luncheon keynote given by legendary University of Louisville Cardinal’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Pitino. An accomplished coach and leader, Pitino is the first coach in NCAA history to take three different teams to the NCAA Final Four. In 27 seasons as a collegiate head coach at five different schools, he has compiled a 629-234 record, a .729 winning percentage that ranks him 11th among active coaches.  His current contract ties him with U of L through the 2016-2017… more
Aug 23, 2012
Fashion is back en vogue, or at least that was the vibe on the crowded showfloor of Advanstar Communications’ MAGIC Marketplace, the world’s largest trade show for the fashion industry, held Aug. 20-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Inspiring several collocated events and numerous parties across town, the biannual event draws global buyers and sellers of the latest trends in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, swimwear, footwear, accessories and sourcing resources. "This is our largest show since 2008,"… more
Aug 22, 2012
George Little Management has continued to expand its show portfolio with the recent addition of two shows – SourcesNY and SourcesLA – that will connect international and domestic manufacturers, artisans and producers of materials, home décor, accessories, gifts, private label apparel and handcrafts, with U.S.-based importers, wholesalers, volume buyers, product designers and large U.S. retail chains. The two news shows will complement GLM’s retail-focused show portfolio, according to Kevin O’Keefe, who was newly hired as GLM’s senior vice president.… more
Aug 22, 2012
The Face2Face Series is sponsored by MarketArt. Step into the shoes of Kevin Johnstone and you might see what he means when he declares: “If I wasn’t me … I’d want to be me.” Because from all appearances, this director of trade shows for the NAMM Show seems to have it all. When he’s not busy overseeing one of the largest annual music product trade shows in the world for the National Association of Music Merchants, Johnstone is a man who enjoys wearing many hats, including golfer, trumpet player, private pilot, devoted husband, proud father and… more
Aug 20, 2012
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will organise a regional forum this year titled “AEC 2012: The Cutting Edge Strategy for MICE Industry” to strengthen Thailand and the region’s MICE sector ahead of the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. A draft master plan is expected as a result of the forum, with attendees including delegates from the ASEAN Commercial Counsellor. TCEB expects the AEC formation to result in 100-percent growth for Thailand’s MICE sector, which will generate revenues of US$4.1 billion by 2016. TCEB has… more
Aug 19, 2012
The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) is stepping up its efforts to not only ensure there are more trained professional in the event industry in the country, but also they recently have won three major event bids. MyCEB wanted to create a dynamic and effective platform for professional conference organization, so it recently created the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Partner Programme or in short PPP. The initiative aims to create a competitive environment and increase the standard of the business tourism industry in Malaysia, which will enable Malaysian… more
Aug 19, 2012
Global Sources’ China Sourcing Fairs and collocated India Sourcing Fairs debuted Aug. 14 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with sold-out shows. The sold-out events were the largest Greater China products exhibitions in Brazil, featuring more than 500 booths. The success of the combined shows is an indication of the growing importance of trade partnerships between Greater China suppliers and the burgeoning South American market, according to Global Sources’ officials. The shows are managed by Milton Exhibits under license from Global Sources and were held Aug. 14-16 at the Imigrantes… more

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