Jan 08, 2012
The Consumer Electronic Association’s 2012 International CES is tapped to be the second largest one in the organization's history, squarely leaving behind any sign of economic doldrums that may have impacted the show’s size in the past few years.   This year’s event, Jan. 10-13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and other citywide venues, is boasting a 1.851 million net square feet showfloor, as more than 2,700 companies unveil their products across all sectors of the consumer electronics industry. The largest CES was held in 2008, spanning a record-breaking 1… more
Jan 08, 2012
Tarsus Group has promoted Trade Show News Network Editor-in-Chief Rachel Wimberly to president of the division, effective immediately. Wimberly will be taking over for Stephen Nold, who will be leaving TSNN and Tarsus Advon to pursue other business interests. Tarsus Group has best wishes to Stephen in his new endeavors. Wimberly joined TSNN in May 2010 after the closing of Reed Business Information’s Tradeshow Week magazine, which previously served the industry as the leading print trade show publication. At TSNN, Wimberly has been tasked with positioning the online publication… more
Jan 05, 2012
U.K.-based Tarsus Group recently released its 2011 full-year trading update, with not only 8-percent growth in revenue, but also the company’s board expects adjusted pre-tax profits for the year ending Dec. 31 to be in line with its expectations. “The year ended well, resulting in record revenue and profitability,” said Douglas Emslie, Tarsus Group managing director. He added, “Cash flow was strong, with net debt halving.” Highlights for 2011 in the company’s U.S. division include the February and August editions of the Off-Price Shows in Las Vegas… more
Jan 05, 2012
The Madison, Wis.-based World Dairy Expo, annually held at the Alliant Energy Center, has so much pent-up demand for indoor exhibition space, a new, temporary Trade Center will be erected that will house an additional 130 booths. The show has been at capacity for several years, according to World Dairy Expo show management. “World Dairy Expo management is optimistic that the Alliant Energy Center will expand over time,” said John Rozum, the show’s sales manager. He added, “The demand for indoor space has become so high that it was decided to take action and add… more
Jan 04, 2012
Graeme Selby, a 36-year veteran of the exhibition industry, has stepped down from his post as chairman of Diversified Exhibitions Australia, according to its parent company, Diversified Business Communications. Selby was managing director of Australian Exhibition Services (AES) from 1982 until 2005, when he became chairman, and focused on spearheading business development opportunities in Australia, India, Hong Kong and China. “When Diversified had the good fortune to acquire AES in 2000, we were even more fortunate to have Graeme Selby join our team,” said Nancy Hasselback… more
Jan 02, 2012
When the Professional Convention Management Association’s annual meeting kicks off Jan. 8-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, there’s plenty in store – from The Learning Lounge to the collocated Virtual Edge Summit to innovative keynotes, educations sessions and networking opportunities. This year, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting is working with PCMA once again to organize part of the 2012 Convening Leaders Learning Lounge. There will be more than 100-plus education opportunities from Big Ideas TED-style presentations to “How To” iPad sessions to “Bring… more
Jan 02, 2012
Eleven destination marketing organizations have achieved accreditation from Destination Marketing Association International‘s Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). The accreditation program is designed to recognize DMOs that meet or exceed industry standards. "Congratulations to these eleven destinations for receiving their DMAP accreditation," said James T. Wood, chair of DMAP and president and CEO of the Louisville CVB. He added, "The DMAP process is a comprehensive review of a DMO's business procedures and accountability. These DMOs have shown… more
Jan 02, 2012
Trade shows aren’t the greenest of environments in the world, but the Consumer Electronic Association’s International CES, Jan. 10-13 at several venues around Las Vegas, is making an effort to be as sustainable as possible. “Our green and recycling efforts at the 2012 International CES are unprecedented for the largest annual event in the western hemisphere, covering more than 1.8 million square feet and welcoming more than 140,000 attendees,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA’s president and CEO. He added, “We’ve worked hard to ensure that we are using… more
Dec 28, 2011
Boston has a lot to look forward to in 2012, with events booked at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center estimated to generate $625 million in economic impact and 601,000 hotel room nights, a 34-percent increase, compared with 446,596 room nights booked in 2011. In addition, 2012 will be the first time since 2007 room nights have broken the 600,000 mark, when there were 601,990 room nights booked from events at the Hynes and BCEC. “Our 2012 bookings clearly speak to our ability to generate significant impact for the… more
Dec 27, 2011
Several trade show companies lent a helping hand to those in need during the holiday season, giving away warm coats to kids, donating funds, iPads and iTunes gift cards to a school for special education and giving funds to a program for people with intellectual disabilities and a shelter for homeless and abused women and children. Dallas-based Hanley Wood Exhibitions set a goal of collecting as many warm coats as possible for kids in its local community through the Winter Coats for Kids Donation Drive. Shows in the Hanley Wood portfolio, such as World of Concrete and Remodeling/Deck… more