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Feb 24, 2017
Haymarket Media Group has announced a new joint venture with Comexposium, a leading global event organizer of food and farming events.  The new partnership with will include Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus exhibitions, two U.K.-based technical events for the arable farming and fruit industries, respectively.  The collaboration is expected to leverage the strengths of the two event organizers – Haymarket in delivering outdoor events with practical hands-on features, and Comexposium’s extensive international network and dedication to showcasing the latest technology and… more
Feb 23, 2017
One week after Emerald Expositions announced it would not be considering Utah to keep its Outdoor Retailer shows in when the contract runs out, officials from another show – the North American Handmade Bicycle Show – said they would no longer hold their event in the state. Both shows, along with Emerald’s Interbike show that also took Utah off its list as a possible new home, are leaving in protest of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s attempts to undo federal protections of Bears Ears National Monument. The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is scheduled to run March 10-12 at the Salt Palace… more
Feb 21, 2017
HMP, a provider of healthcare content and continuing medical education events, recently completed its acquisition of EMS World from SouthComm. As part of the agreement, HMP will assume ownership of EMS World Expo, North America's largest EMS, EMT and paramedic event. Also included in the acquisition is EMS World, a 45-year old print and digital asset that covers clinical and educational topics relevant to emergency medical professionals. The combination further bolsters HMP's existing stable of offerings for the healthcare community and is consistent with the company's… more
Feb 21, 2017
With such a wide variety of trade shows and events moving in and out of the Georgia World Congress Center on a weekly basis, it would make perfect sense for such a busy facility to devise a multi-faceted food and beverage venue able to satisfy all kind of culinary tastes and preferences. Enter Social Table, a flexible restaurant concept designed to suit the unique dining needs of individual trade shows and their attendees. “Each convention center event brings a new set of attendees who move, see and dine differently,” said Cindy van Rensburg, division president of Levy Restaurants, the GWCC’s… more
Feb 20, 2017
The 2017 Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference brought manufacturing of the future into the present day at the Anaheim Convention Center. The exhibition and conference took place Feb. 7-9, with more than 30,000 manufacturing technology professionals, engineers, designers and executives engaging with more than 2,000 exhibitors on nearly 400,000 net square feet of exhibit space, the most exhibit space to date for the show.  “We have seen an increase in net square footage,” said Nina Brown, vice president of events for UBM. She added, “With an event like this, it’s… more
Feb 17, 2017
A few years ago, the 110-year-old Los Angeles Auto Show was at a crossroads: it could either keep having the same show it had been holding for a long, long time – or, in a sector that was in desperate need of a change, it could take a chance and switch things up. Fortunately, the show chose option No. 2, and after bringing on new management in 2012, it has taken big steps since to offer a more dynamic experience to the hundreds of thousands of visitors who attend each year. The show’s executive vice president and general manager, Terri Toennies, said of the initial step that was taken, “The… more
Feb 15, 2017
Imagine turning those sometimes awkward event networking experiences into more meaningful encounters that lead to valuable connections. Attendees at PCMA’s recent Convening Leaders had a chance to do just that with Braindates, an online matchmaking platform that puts like-minded people together to share knowledge face-to-face, one-on-one. Sort of like Tinder, but for peer-to-peer networking, Braindates was created five years ago by Montreal-based E-180 with the philosophy that everyone has a story to tell and lessons to teach.  Braindates is the brainchild of E-180 CEO Christine Renaud,… more
Feb 15, 2017
In a joint announcement on the showfloor of the 52nd annual National Farm Machinery Show, Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and Association of Equipment Manufacturers President Dennis Slater, shared with exhibitors and attendees that the two organizations have a verbal agreement on a future collaboration. NFMS currently is running Feb. 15-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Beginning with the 2018 show, AEM will assist with management and co-production of the show, as well as have an equity position in the future growth of the show.  “Every year,… more
Feb 12, 2017
GES had a good 2016, with the division of the parent company Viad closing out the year with $1,054.7 billion in revenues, compared with $976.9 million in 2015 – an 8-percent uptick. Fourth-quarter revenues also saw a slight increase, up to $246.2 million from $244.5 million during the same time period in 2015, a 0.7-percent increase. “GES delivered solid fourth quarter results to finish the year in line with our prior guidance,” said Steve Moster, Viad president and CEO, president of GES.  He added, “For the full year, positive show rotation, continued underlying business strength and… more
Feb 10, 2017
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named the UBM EMEA – Sleep Event as winner of the 2017 UFI Marketing Award. The theme for this year’s UFI Marketing Award was “From show organizers to industry gurus – Success stories from evolving business”. This award was designed to recognize outstanding success stories from businesses that have built on their roles as event organizers to become valued exhibition industry experts. In order to be successful, this evolution requires the right strategy, the right talent – and tremendous effort. The UFI Marketing Award jury… more