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Nov 30, 2016
TSNN and Access Intelligence Research have released the second report in its TSNN Research series: The Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Best Practices Study: How Leading Convention & Exhibition Producers are Selling More Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Opportunities. TSNN and Access Intelligence Research have developed this exclusive industry study to help convention and exhibition producers analyze and benchmark their exhibit space and sponsorship sales and marketing strategies. The focus of the study is on the most effective strategies and tactics, and other related topics and metrics. The… more
Nov 22, 2016
In its latest trading update, U.K.-based Tarsus Group not only said its remaining events for the year are in line with its expectations and forward bookings for 2017 are strong, but also the company bought PNO Exhibition Investment (Dubai) Ltd. Company officials added that if exchange rates remain at current levels, particularly the weakness of the pound against the dollar, this will benefit its 2017 results. Because of foreign exchange hedges taken out earlier in the year, the financial results for 2016 are not materially impacted by changes in the U.S. dollar exchange rate.  Excluding… more
Nov 17, 2016
With business winding down into the holiday season, companies who provide services to the trade show industry continue to score new contracts before the end of the year. Event technology company, Core-Apps, has been selected to provide mobile apps for Professional Convention Management Association’s signature events in 2017, including the Convening Leaders and Education Conferences. Core-apps also will support a mobile app help desk and a tech kiosk at both events. “Our renewed partnership with PCMA is a testament to the great experience the organization has with our team and our platform,”… more
Nov 16, 2016
Emerald Expositions has acquired its third show in the past several weeks - the RFID Journal LIVE! Event - from RFID Journal. The company also bought National Pavement Expo from AC Business Media and Digital Dealer Conference & Expo from Dealer Communications. RFID Journal LIVE! is the world’s largest event focused on radio frequency identification (RFID) and related technologies, bringing together buyers, sellers, researchers, academics, consultants and others interested in using RFID technologies to identify, track and manage assets and inventories. The global market for RFID hardware,… more
Nov 11, 2016
By Elizabeth Johnson If you watched the U.S. Presidential Election coverage on Tuesday night, you likely saw a crowd of people gathered under the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center’s glass ceiling in New York. What you didn’t see was hidden underneath that crowd - NAB Show New York was set up and ready to open just hours later, early on Wednesday morning Nov. 9.    Despite some unique operational challenges not faced by many show organizers—think Secret Service level security during move-in—the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) team put together a strong, successful event.… more
Nov 09, 2016
The 2016 NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show drew 23,301 overall attendees, marking the third consecutive year the convenience and fuel retailing industry’s biggest event in the U.S. has topped more than 23,000 attendees. The NACS Show attracted 8,228 buyers, which are classified as retailers and convenience distributors, including the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) registration. The last time the NACS Show took place in Atlanta was 2013, when overall attendance reached 22,236 and buyer registration was 7,784. Although this year’s attendee numbers are not the highest… more
Nov 05, 2016
The third quarter of this year was a huge one for Global Experience Specialists, scoring $287 million in revenues, compared with $189.9 million during the same quarter the year before, a whopping 52-percent increase. “GES delivered strong third quarter revenue growth and the team did an excellent job driving the additional revenue to the bottom line,” said Steve Moster, who leads GES and its’ parent company Viad. He added, “In addition, we completed an important strategic acquisition in mid-August that gives us a more meaningful presence in the large U.S. audio-visual services market. The… more
Nov 03, 2016
ABC Kids Expo, organized by All Baby & Child Corporation, welcomed more than 12,000 attendees and 900-plus exhibitors to its 1 million square foot showfloor Oct. 18-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Virtually every significant manufacturer and distributor of products for infants and small children, as well as many startups by parents, showed off their products, ranging from furniture and strollers to smudge-free chalk, timers for milk bottles and a sandwich cutter that turns pb&j into minions. “We had to expand the new product showcase to accommodate the record number of entries… more
Oct 31, 2016
More than 100 show organizers, their guests, as well as even more trade show suppliers and association executives all took part in the 2016 TSNN Awards, Oct. 28-30 un Atlantic City, with ICSC New York National Deal Making Conference and TRA Marketplace winning overall fastest-growing awards for net square footage and attendance, respectively. “I have an amazing, fabulous, wonderful team,” said Andrea Bahr, vice president Exposition and Events - Texas Restaurant Association/TRA Marketplace, when she accepted the award for overall fastest-growing show in attendance at the gala celebration… more
Oct 27, 2016
More than 100 show organizers and their guests, as well as a bevy of industry suppliers and association executives all are heading Oct. 28-30 to Atlantic City, N.J., to celebrate the fastest-growing shows in the U.S. at the 2016 TSNN Awards. “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the success of these amazing shows, as well as The Show Manager of the Year Awards and TSNN Industry Icon Honoree David Loechner who heads Emerald Expositions,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly. She added, “Meet AC and their local partners, including the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention… more