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Dec 06, 2012
This year’s International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Expo! Expo! drew more than an estimated 2,000 attendees Dec. 4-6 to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where they had the opportunity to not only go to 80 educational sessions, but also network with colleagues at events such as the opening party at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and check out products and services on a busy showfloor. The 2,000 attendees, which will be audited, were down from last year’s 2,300 in Las Vegas, a city that always draws an uptick, said David DuBois, the new… more
Dec 03, 2012
The Consumer Electronics Association has launched a new program with the Startup America Partnership, a national network of communities dedicated to advancing the success of American start-ups, for the 2013 International CES, on tap Jan. 8-11 in Las Vegas. The partnership will bring specific programming for entrepreneurs and start-ups to the show, according to association officials. “Innovation defines the International CES and we are thrilled to partner with Startup America to bring programming that highlights the young start-ups and entrepreneurs who will shape the future of… more
Dec 03, 2012
From barbecue grills to solar filtration pumps and holiday decor, the newest products in outdoor living stole the spotlight at the Int’l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo that took place Nov. 6-8  at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The show drew 10,202 attendees, a 5-percent increase, compared with 2011, marking the third consecutive year of attendance increase.  Some 548 exhibitors spread over the 155,500 net square feet of exhibit space, a 26-percent increase, compared with 2011. Ranked #178 on the 2011 TSNN 250 US Trade Shows list, the show is owned and… more
Dec 02, 2012
For the ninth quarter in a row, the trade show industry still is growing, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s latest CEIR Index, albeit at a slower rate in the third quarter of this year, with concerns over not only the looming fiscal cliff, but also the global economy. The Total Index grew 0.9 percent in the third quarter, after the first quarter grew 3 percent and the second quarter grew 1.7 percent, and companies have become more conservative, waiting to see how everything plays out. "Concern about the fiscal cliff and the global economy has continued to… more
Dec 02, 2012
Trade Show News Network is excited to announce a partnership with a2z, Inc. – a provider of powerful web-based event management tools – to launch TSNN Tech Corner, a dedicated news section on the TSNN.com Web site (techcorner.tsnn.com) and TSNN suite of newsletters that will focus on event technology news. “We are thrilled to be able to offer the industry TSNN Tech Corner, where show organizers will have a dependable source for high-quality news content focusing on the latest and greatest in event technology,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly.… more
Dec 02, 2012
Trade Show News Network is excited to announce a partnership with a2z, Inc. – a provider of powerful web-based event management tools – to launch TSNN Tech Corner, a dedicated news section on the TSNN.com Web site (techcorner.tsnn.com) and TSNN suite of newsletters that will focus on event technology news. “We are thrilled to be able to offer the industry TSNN Tech Corner, where show organizers will have a dependable source for high-quality news content focusing on the latest and greatest in event technology,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly.… more
Dec 01, 2012
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Expo! Expo! kicks off Dec. 4-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, featuring several days packed with educational sessions, networking events and a busy showfloor. Educations sessions begin all day Dec. 4 with topics ranging from “How to Execute a Virtual Event: Five Key Building Blocks” to “Seven Rules for Content Marketing – Building Buzz Before, During and After an Event.” In the afternoon, there will be a special remembrance gathering for industry veteran Joyce McKee, who passed… more
Nov 30, 2012
Trade Show News Network is excited to announce a partnership with a2z, Inc. – a provider of powerful web-based event management tools – to launch TSNN Tech Corner, a dedicated news section on the TSNN.com Web site (techcorner.tsnn.com) and TSNN suite of newsletters that will focus on event technology news. “We are thrilled to be able to offer the industry TSNN Tech Corner, where show organizers will have a dependable source for high-quality news content focusing on the latest and greatest in event technology,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly.… more
Nov 29, 2012
The first show in the United States to combine traditional and renewable energy sectors – VP International’s Total Energy USA – debuted Nov. 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, with an estimated 1,500 attendees. Instead of representing one particular energy sector, Total Energy USA touched on several of them, such as ­ fossil, nuclear, renewables and cross-cutting sectors like energy-efficiency. The three-day show that showcased more than 75 speakers, 9 keynotes and 25 educational sessions, addressing a wide spectrum of topics, as well as a 14,000 net… more
Nov 29, 2012
Based in the U.K., with shows around the world, dmg :: events has decided to expand its footprint with a new division in the United States, naming industry veteran Michael Green president to run it. The new division will be a part of dmg :: events’ existing sector and geography groups of Energy, Digital Marketing and the Middle East. The group, called dmg :: events USA, will be headquartered in Dallas and will be responsible for dmg :: events’ U.S.-based Digital Marketing businesses – ad:tech, iMedia Summits, iMedia Connection, Digital Collective and CMO Collective (23… more
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