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May 15, 2018
As part of its contribution to the campaign to fight the global crime of human trafficking, MGM Resorts International recently awarded $250,000 to the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Founded in 2012 and inspired by the public service of Senator John McCain and his family, the nonpartisan think tank will use the gift to fund several initiatives designed to aid the vulnerable population of homeless youth and provide prevention measures.  “We are so grateful for the support of MGM Resorts International,” said Cindy H. McCain, who serves on McCain… more
May 13, 2018
According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), there were a record number of 12,558 rotating international association events in 2017. That is 346 more than the figure recorded in 2016. The top three ranked countries in 2017 were the same as last year: the U.S. (941 meetings), Germany (682 meetings) and the U.K. (592 meetings). In Asia, Japan hosted 414 meetings in 2017 and ranked the first in the region. The other country in Asia to rank in the global top 10 is China, which hosted 376 meeting last year and ranked 8th worldwide. The only other Asian markets to… more
May 11, 2018
SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, providers of computer, audio-visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, has added two new products to its event technology line-up for associations, trade shows, exhibit builders, conference planners and marketers. Combining a full-HD image quality, LED-backlit LCD and a stylish, thin profile, the Sharp PN-LE601 Commercial Display LED Monitor has a built-in digital tuner and leading-edge picture technology that helps deliver amazing detail and consistent color (i.e., display colors of 1.07 billion).  The 60” monitor… more
May 10, 2018
GES recently reported its first-quarter 2018 earnings results in which revenues dropped 15.8 percent from $318 million in 2017 to $268 million during the same period this year. Steve Moster, GES’ parent company – Viad - president and CEO, said, “GES delivered solid results, with continued same-show growth that partially offset significant negative show rotation. We remain focused on driving in-sourcing benefits and pursuing additional cross-sell opportunities from our ON Services audio-visual production business and capturing additional share in the corporate event space.” He added, “I… more
May 10, 2018
The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Healthy Food Expo West and Coffee Fest Los Angeles are gearing up to take place alongside each other Aug. 19-21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   According to Clarion UX officials, one registration will give industry professionals access to all three trade shows and conferences for the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industries.  “We are thrilled to be bringing three leading events together for the first time so buyers looking for new products and services for their foodservice establishments can find everything under one roof,”… more
May 09, 2018
The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. ASBMT will continue to be headquartered in the Chicago area, but will move to the SmithBucklin office effective April 2. ASBMT is a professional society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical care for patients who require blood and marrow transplants or other cellular therapies for blood cancers and other deadly diseases. Since its establishment in 1993,… more
May 09, 2018
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s keynote speaker for the opening session of HCEAConnect, the association’s annual educational and networking event, Aug. 12-14, 2018 in Baltimore, will be Ben Roth. He will kick off HCEAConnect with “A Hu-Machine Revolution – The Next Era of Modern Marketing”. A Hu-Machine Revolution – The Next Era of Modern Marketing will dive into the discovery of modern marketing, highlighting key factors, common pressures and unique opportunities communities can anticipate facing – inside and beyond the healthcare industry, and relative to… more
May 09, 2018
Messe Düsseldorf will participate in the AACC Clinical Lab Expo 2018 in order to promote its “MEDICAlliance” program of regional and international medical trade fairs organized around the globe.  At AACC booth 1742, visitor and exhibitor information for MEDICA 2018, World Forum for Medicine, and COMPAMED 2018, High tech solutions for medical technology (held currently from Nov. 12 - 15, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany), MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2018 and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2018 (scheduled concurrently from Aug. 29 – 31, 2018 in Singapore), Expo Hospital 2018 (Aug. 29 – 31, 2018 in Santiago,… more
May 09, 2018
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Megan Tanel has been named the 2018 TSNN Awards Industry Icon Honoree and will be celebrated at an awards gala held during the Aug. 10-12 weekend in Louisville, Ky. “I am beyond humbled to be receiving the TSNN Industry Icon Award,” Tanel said. She added, “I look to each day to continue to learn more about myself and how I can continue to improve and be relevant while advocating for my members, our services and events in general. I am thankful for the opportunities I've had and continue to have at work and at home.” Tanel has more than 20 years… more
May 09, 2018
Tech giants Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google were among some of the brightest minds to converge at the annual IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), held April 16-20 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  As the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications, the 43rdedition of ICASSP attracted 2,300 attendees and 28 high-caliber exhibitors spanning 21,000 square feet of expo space. Touting the theme “Signal Processing and Artificial… more