May 03, 2018
GES has named Jay Altizer president of its North America division, effective May 14. Altizer will lead GES’ exhibition and exhibit program business in the U.S. and Canada, with a focus on accelerating growth. He brings extensive management experience, including operational excellence, business development and product innovation. Altizer successfully has led teams at Dean Foods, PepsiCo and Bain & Company. Altizer will report directly to Steve Moster, president of GES, and president and CEO of Viad. “Jay has distinguished himself throughout his career as a strategic and creative… more
May 03, 2018
Enterprise event management company Cvent has announced that it will acquire mobile event app provider QuickMobile. The acquisition is expected to close before the end of May 2018. The addition of QuickMobile's technology will help Cvent expand its Event Cloud Platform's mobile capabilities, providing mobile apps for events of all sizes. Together, the organizations will: Serve more than 25,500 customers, including 80% of the Fortune 100 Deliver 16.7 million app downloads Offer over 950 product support professionals to ensure customer success Reggie Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Cvent,… more
Apr 29, 2018
While planning an event in an industry, show organizers quickly learn the leading voices of that industry. These voices influence large communities and offer a type of credibility brands themselves cannot. As a result, marketers have quickly engaged in “influencer marketing campaigns.”   “Influencers are a class of individuals who naturally attract emulation by their behaviors, relationships or opinions,” said Tamar Beck, CEO of Gleanin, an influencer marketing platform.   Ed Several, senior vice president of Reed Exhibitions-Americas, defines event influencers as any attendee or exhibiting… more
Apr 26, 2018
In a continuing effort to enhance its international business relationships, World Trade Center Las Vegas recently signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) at the 49thWorld Trade Center Association General Assembly in the Netherlands with host World Trade Center Leeuwarden, World Trade Center Twente and World Trade Center Denver. The agreements encourage Las Vegas to co-market with the three cities under the WTCA’s expansive brand to create access to key trade information and market research as well as facilitate business trade missions around the world.  “Following a record-breaking… more
Apr 25, 2018
An event provides one of the most powerful opportunities for sponsors to get their brand and message out in a face-to-face environment. For event organizers, sponsorships can help offset costs, increase revenue, enhance the attendee experience and strengthen partnerships.  To help clients increase the value, efficiency and impact of their live events, GES has launched GES Sponsorship Strategy & Sales. Announced on Apr. 10, the new program enhances the company’s sponsorship program offerings.  “We’ve blended decades of experience in live event marketing and domain knowledge with the… more
Apr 24, 2018
The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) has awarded the trade show for-profit industry’s most prestigious award, the “Robert L. Krakoff Industry Award of Excellence” to Galen Poss, vice chairman of dmg::events. “SISO is proud to announce the winner of the 2018 R L Krakoff Award is Galen Poss,” said Tony Calanca, executive vice president of Exhibitions for UBM. He added, “Galen has demonstrated in his more than two decades of work in the face-to-face industry his leadership, professionalism, dedication to the industry, and his humanity.  We could not be happier than to have Galen… more
Apr 23, 2018
For the ninth year in row, Trade Show News Network will hold its prestigious and original TSNN Awards program that honors the top fastest-growing shows in attendance and net square footage Aug. 10-12 in Louisville, Ky. The list of 50 shows that will be feted during the three-day, celebration-filled event can be found listed below and also HERE.  “The Top 50 fastest-growing show winners were chosen by their show’s growth rate between 2015-2017 in attendance and net square footage,” said Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly. She added, “We are really excited to fete all of the winners for… more
Apr 20, 2018
We know how hard you and your team work to make your trade show a success! We know you’ve earned bragging rights, so we want to hear from you!  Nominations are open for the TSNN Awards “Best of Show” Awards and we’re leaving it up to you to Tell us why you think your show is the BEST!This is the eighth year for this special award, and five nominees will be invited to the 2018 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Success Aug. 10–12 in fun Louisville, KY. The overall winner will be announced at the gala awards celebration Aug. 11. To be considered, please, submit your show HERE.There is no specific… more
Apr 19, 2018
Last month, full-service global meetings solution company, ConferenceDirect, provided 23 of its associates with the opportunity to learn how to identify and help stop a growing problem in the hospitality industry: human trafficking. At the company’s Annual Partner Meeting on March 28 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, the ConferenceDirect employees completed a Human Trafficking Awareness course presented by the Los Angeles Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), which works to identify human trafficking cases in the Los Angeles region and offers a variety of local public speaking… more
Apr 18, 2018
The St. John’s Convention Centre, National Association of Drug Stores and International Market Centers all either brought on a new supplier or renewed an existing contract in the past month during a busy time in the trade show industry.  Centerplate was selected as the exclusive catering partner for the St. John’s Convention Centre, following a comprehensive bid process. Located in the heart of downtown St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador, SJCC offers state-of-the-art facilities for meetings, conferences and events.  The 10-year contract will encompass all food and beverage services… more