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Aug 25, 2017
Messe Frankfurt’s websites are undergoing a widespread makeover designed to provide a fresh new look and improved functionality for a better user experience. The show organizers’ internet portal, messefrankfurt.com, already has undergone its transformation. Relaunched on Aug. 22, the revamped site sports large visual elements, a user-friendly approach and utilizes responsive web design to ensure page optimization for all devices. “The messefrankfurt.com portal is the digital gateway for creating business opportunities for our customers,” said Wolfgang Marzin, president and CEO of Messe… more
Aug 25, 2017
Mahaffey Fabric Structures acquired more than $24.2 million in assets from Los Angeles-based Classic Party Rentals, including tents, structure frame, fabric pieces and specialty structures. With this purchase, the temporary structures solutions provider now boasts an expanded network of both personnel and products to cover large-scale activations, corporate events, festivals, sporting events, film productions and other special events nationwide. “With the addition of more than 3.1 million square feet of tent and structure inventory, this acquisition will be an industry game-changer,” said… more
Aug 24, 2017
Out with the old and in with the new. Nowhere has that expression been more accurate than in Las Vegas, where hotel and meeting space makeovers practically are routine. Case in point, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, currently undergoing a $450 million revamp and rebrand project that will transform the 21-year-old property into a luxury resort by the end of 2018. Last spring, MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group announced their partnership to reimagine and transform the Monte Carlo into two distinct new hotel experiences: Park MGM and a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s… more
Aug 23, 2017
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released the fifth report in its newest study series on attendee floor engagement, Part Five: Exhibition Floor Networking Opportunities Outside Exhibit Booths. CEIR’s earlier study, the Attendee Retention Insight Study, revealed that one of the drivers of repeat attendance is the opportunity for people-to-people engagement on an exhibition floor. In addition to the face-to-face engagement experienced in expo booths, show organizers are making additional networking activities available in common areas to help attendees meet their… more
Aug 22, 2017
At the Corporate Event Marketing Association’s (CEMA) Summit 2017, attendees had a chance to witness a host of innovative ideas that could very well change the way events are created, marketed and produced in the future. Held July 30-Aug. 1 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in Rancho Bernardo, CA, the CEMA Summit is an annual gathering for event marketing professionals, association peers and partners that features the CEMA Innovation Shoot-out, a contest for event marketing and management firms showcasing their most innovative event technology and marketing solutions. “Each year, CEMA Innovation… more
Aug 22, 2017
After almost three decades of service, the San Diego Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion roof, known for its white peaks that are visible from the air, land and bay, is coming down and will be replaced with a brand new structure. “The white sails roof atop our 90,000 square foot Sails Pavilion exhibit space is part of what has made the San Diego Convention Center one of the most recognizable venues, worldwide,” said Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation. He continued, “Thanks to a collaborative effort between our staff, our Board of… more
Aug 21, 2017
Nancy Walsh, president of Reed Exhibitions U.S., is leaving the company after more than three decades. Over her tenure, Walsh held numerous roles across the business and worked in a variety of different disciplines. “The company has grown exponentially and I’m very proud to have contributed to its success, but it’s time I embark on something new,” Walsh said. She continued, “My experience has been highly rewarding on both a personal and professional level. I’ve learned so much during my tenure, specifically over the last three years as president of RXUS. It’s prepared me for the next… more
Aug 18, 2017
What do you get when you take the visionary mindset of a television industry creative, add in the visual acumen of a set designer, then throw in some childlike imagination and sense of play? You get Emagispace, a sustainable building block technology that helps re-imagine what’s possible for the construction of interior spaces, including trade show exhibits. Emagispace is the brainchild of Founder and CEO Noel Maxam, a 20-year television director, writer and producer turned interior construction and design innovator, who saw a need for flexible, reusable interiors on TV and movie sets after… more
Aug 18, 2017
Swim Collective and Active Collective have announced plans to collocate their biannual West Coast shows starting in 2018. The events are set to take place Jan. 11-12 and Aug. 1-2 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Swim Collective features more than 300 curated luxury and on-trend fashion brands showcasing the latest swimwear, surf, resort and beach accessory collections to an audience of swimwear specialty retailers, better boutiques, luxury resorts, cruise retailers, gift stores, online stores, surf specialty retailers and department stores from across the U.S. and abroad. Launched in… more
Aug 17, 2017
The 2017 Green Venue Report: The State of Convention and Exhibition Center Sustainability has been released. In its fourth year, the GVR is an industry-wide initiative designed to provide benchmarking data, catalyze best practices and stimulate competition around global convention and exhibition center sustainability. The project is the brainchild of Greenview, a sustainability consulting and research firm based in the U.S. and Singapore that provides strategy, programs, measurement and reporting for hospitality, travel and tourism organizations. Sponsored by Freeman, the comprehensive… more