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Feb 27, 2012
Rumors recently had been swirling about the fate of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association, but now the organization’s fate has been sealed with its board voting to transfer its members, intellectual assets and administrative management to the Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Association.  Pending final approval of this agreement by TSEA’s members, the organization will be dissolved and a newly named umbrella industry association will be formed under the leadership of EACA’s Executive Director Jim Wurm. "This is a tremendous opportunity for greater visibility and… more
Feb 27, 2012
This year has been a busy one so far for association staffing and executive-level changes, with several appointments being announced. National Association of Convenience Stores appointed Molly Hoyt its meetings coordinator. Prior to joining NACS, Hoyt worked at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, where she served as a meetings concierge and eventually assistant banquet manager, supervising all banquet functions at the hotel.   Destination Marketing Association International has named Cindy Kong, CMP, as its director of meetings effective Feb. 22.  Kong has more than 20 years of… more
Feb 27, 2012
Trade association Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute has scored more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space and 1,300 exhibitors and their event still is nine months away. The biannual event for the packaging industry also is expecting 46,000 attendees to the show when its doors open Oct. 28-31 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “Reaching this milestone this far out from the show makes a statement about the role PACK EXPO plays in the realm of processing and packaging,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO of show owner/producer PMMI. He added, “But… more
Feb 26, 2012
Alan Steel, a 30-year veteran of the trade show industry, has been named president and CEO of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York. Steel is replacing Gerald T. McQueen, the center’s leader for the past 14 years, who resigned in October and stayed in his post until a successor was found. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with the various constituencies which interact with the Javits Center,” Steel said. He added, “It's obviously an interesting time here. My primary goals will be to make a real difference to the customer experience and… more
Feb 23, 2012
General service contractor Shepard Exposition Services has changed its ownership structure and now allows qualified employees to take part in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, known as an ESOP. In order to qualify, employees need to be full-time or part-time, working a minimum of 1.000 hours per year. Shepard has 438 qualified employees and offices that operate in 10 markets across the United States. By giving employees an opportunity to be a part of the ownership of the company, it leads to improved service, increases in revenue and company stability, according to Shepard officials.… more
Feb 22, 2012
The Face2Face Series is sponsored by MarketArt. Ask Susan Newman about where she sees herself in 20 years, and she doesn’t miss a beat. “In the next 20 years, I will be coordinating Retail’s Big Show 2032,” she said. “I can’t see a better place to work. I am very grateful for where I am and what I get to do.” Although Newman has entertained starry-eyed notions of going to Hollywood and becoming an entertainment TV show hostess, the senior vice president of conferences for the National Retail Federation said she couldn’t imagine working in… more
Feb 21, 2012
Last year was a strong one for Reed Exhibitions Greater China, but the company has its eye on the future, with a focus on ensuring they have trained personnel to fill the ranks. China is in need of more trained professionals to work in the exhibition industry, and Reed China has made skill-building a priority. The company’s Reed Exhibitions China University opened six years ago, and the university’s goal is to inspire learning and teach exhibition industry professionals how to achieve greater effectiveness in their work, according to Reed officials. The university has four… more
Feb 21, 2012
The Hawai‘i Convention Center will host the seventh International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) in December 2015. PACIFICHEM has been held in Honolulu almost every five years since its founding in 1984 with 3,871 attendees. “Hawai‘i has exceeded our expectations every year, and we are excited to bring PACIFICHEM back to Honolulu in 2015,” said Nancy Todd, CMP, manager of American Chemical Society Meetings & Expositions Attendee Services & Contracts. She added, “We have seen continued growth at each congress, now attracting… more
Feb 21, 2012
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) reported record results for the financial year ended 31st December 2011. The number of events held at KLCC in 2011 increased 15% year-on-year rising from 1,167 events to 1,346. A total of 1.7 million delegates and visitors attended events at KLCC last year, which the venue estimates created an economic impact of US$217 million in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia last year. General manager of KLCC, Datuk Peter Brokenshire, said, “In its seventh year of operations, the Centre has become not only a venue of choice in Malaysia and also internationally.… more
Feb 21, 2012
GSMA, organiser of the annual Mobile Asia Congress, will expand the event to hold the first GSMA Mobile Asia Expo. The three-day event will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 20th to 22nd June 2012. Aspects of the GSMA Mobile Asia Expo 2012 will include an exhibition, a conference, an app planet and a deal hub. The exhibition will showcase cutting-edge technology, products, devices and apps to mobile professionals and mobile-passionate consumers. The topics of the conference include Applications, Devices, Embedded Mobile, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Broadband,… more

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As event professionals and destinations adjust,  adapt and evolve in these uncharted waters,  it is imperative that substantial resources be put in place for all of the people responsible for planning and executing tradeshows and expositions.   At Mohegan Sun we have built an industry-leading COVID-19 Resource Center,  with a combination of pictures from recent successful events held since our reopening on June 1st,  along with several easy to share,  downloadable documents such as our Operati