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Oct 25, 2018
As cities across the U.S. continue to make significant investments in major expansions and upgrades to their convention centers in order to better compete for group business, two more facilities are joining the flurry of construction projects.   Last week, the city of Indianapolis announced plans to expand the Indiana Convention Center and build two new hotel towers that will add more than 1,400 connected hotel rooms to the city’s room inventory. The ICC’s new 50,000 square foot ballroom will be the largest in the state, while the additional hotel towers will increase the city’s number of… more
Oct 23, 2018
Several associations recently signed new contracts with suppliers to the trade show industry for housing, registration, lead management and publications. Convention Data Services (CDS) was selected by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) to provide registration, lead management and integrations for Museums Advocacy Day, as well as the Annual Meeting & Museum Expo for three years through 2021. AAM’s mission is to champion museums and nurture excellence. Museums Advocacy Day brings together advocates who make the case for museums. The Annual Meeting & Museum Expo is the world’s… more
Oct 23, 2018
Billed as the incentive travel, meetings and events industry’s largest trade show in the U.S., IMEX America 2018broke its own records for success last week. Held Oct. 16-18 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, this was the show’s eighth consecutive year in Las Vegas.    According to IMEX Group, the show boasted the following statistics: 13,000 estimated participants 6,000 attendees 3,300 hosted buyers More than 3,500 exhibitors More than 150 countries represented 70,000 estimated appointments Economic impact of $19.1 million  Smart Monday, the MPI-powered day of education… more
Oct 23, 2018
In an effort to improve collaboration between planners and venues while growing its market share, event technology provider, Cvent, has acquired Social Tables. Social Tables offers the world’s largest database of to-scale function space. Planners and venues use Social Tables’ Event Services Solution to diagram events, create seating charts and share files.  “With Social Tables, we can offer new ways for our event and hospitality customers to work better together to manage events,” said Reggie Aggarwal, CEO and founder of Cvent.   He continued, “We’ve known and respected Dan (Berger) since… more
Oct 22, 2018
From Oct. 15-17, more than 500 exhibitors from 14 countries & regions showcased an a range of yarn & fibre products in hall 8.1 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center. The fair took place this edition alongside ITMA ASIA + CITME. For those looking for the industry’s latest innovations, Yarn Expo Autumn was the place to be. The reliability of buyer quality once again attracted big-name industry players – including PT Indo-Rama, Chemtax, Shandong Ruyi, Jiangsu Shenghong and Jilin Chemical Fiber Group – who choose the fair as a platform to debut new products each year. The… more
Oct 22, 2018
The recent staging of the Indonesian International Plastics, Packaging and Printing Exhibitions INDOPLAS, INDOPACK and INDOPRINT 2018, closed to very positive results: 24,918 trade visitors from 31 countries took part to see the technologies  presented by 360 exhibitors from 21 nations on 161,500 square feet. The visitor participations marks a 10 percent increase, compared to the 2016 events. The predominantly local visitors came from diverse industries such as automotive and transportation, building and construction, chemical, food and beverage as well as graphic arts and printing… more
Oct 22, 2018
Global Sources opened its Global Sources Electronics show on Oct. 11 at Hong Kong’s AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) featuring more than 7,500 booths. The event is held in two phases. The first phase, Consumer Electronics, ran from 11th to 14th October and it featured some 3,900 booths, showcasing the latest auto electronics, commercial electronics, computer and accessories, gaming and e-Sport products, home electronics, outdoor electronics, as well as electronic components and smart living products. The second phase is Mobile Electronics which, according to the organiser, has become the largest mobile… more
Oct 22, 2018
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open the 13th edition of its Eco Expo Asia later this month focusing on energy-saving products and green technologies. Held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) Oct. 25-28, Eco Expo Asia is organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong. Some 330 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions will attend the show which will feature a wide range of green products and technologies. This year’s theme is “Waste Less Save More for a Low-carbon Future” with the aim of promoting waste-… more
Oct 22, 2018
After two years of extensive research and listening to its exhibitors, the NAB Show has launched a ground-breaking new program designed to support and improve the exhibitor experience by creating a more transparent and sustainable model for its exhibitor services. Developed in response to exhibitor complaints about the cost and unpredictability of exhibiting expenses, the NAB Show Cares program comprises a series of comprehensive initiatives that address a range of services exhibiting companies described as significant challenges, including material handling, electrical and hanging signs and… more
Oct 18, 2018
During a press conference at 2018 IMEX America in Las Vegas, three leading associations in the meetings, trade show and incentive travel industries announced they have joined forces to develop a workforce in emerging markets outside of the U.S. and Canada. The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to launch the Global MICE Collaborative that will provide professional resources on exhibitions, meeting and event planning and incentive travel to foster the… more