Sep 27, 2018
Whether you’re a new event or an event with a 50-year (or longer!) legacy, you must break out of the standard education session/networking event/trade show floor model to create an experience to remember to compete in today’s market. Fortunately, event planners have more resources than ever to accomplish this challenge. Hear from our panel of experts who have designed unique event experiences in a variety of industries and for a variety audience sizes—learn what they did, how they did it, the reaction of their attendees and other stakeholders and the lessons they learned so that you can start… more
Jul 26, 2018
Tarsus Group’s first-half revenues were $46.8 million (£35.6 million), up 32 percent, compared with 2016. Like-for-like revenues during the same period, and compared with 2016, also were up 12 percent. Adjusted profit before tax of $7.6 million (£5.8 million) also was up 45 percent, compared with the same period in 2016. Tarsus large biennials – Dubai Airshow and Labelexpo Europe - both run in odd years. “An integral part of our strategy for organic growth is to invest in and expand our leading brands globally through our growing launch programme. We are delighted by the performance of… more
Jul 26, 2018
With the increasing demand for health and wellness activities during trade shows and conferences, it couldn’t be a better time for an industry event dedicated to helping planners learn how to incorporate these popular elements at their meetings, trade shows and conferences. As a grassroots educational event focused on health and wellness in the meetings and events industry, the Health & Wellness Forum (HWF) offers industry education, networking and experiential learning to help corporate event planners, association executives and meeting professionals transform meetings and convention… more
Jul 25, 2018
Always ahead the curve, the Trade Show News Network ( in partnership with  DAHLIA+ Agency has launched an innovative and informative TECH + Digital Video Series, sponsored exclusively by Map Your Show. As the event industry continues to evolve at the speed of light and increase in complexity, TSNN has witnessed event planners challenged to keep up with what’s new and what’s next. Partnering with DAHLIA+ Agency, an agency dedicated to educating show organizers and event managers on all things event tech, the Network will provide an ongoing video series in an easy grasp and implement… more
LACC's Ellen Schwartz named GM
Jul 25, 2018
In the past, companies typically slowed down with their hiring and other employee changes throughout the summer months, but not anymore. Now, it’s full steam ahead all-year long with a plethora of new hires and promotions occurring throughout the past few months. Ellen Schwartz has been promoted to General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention by AEG Facilities, operators of the downtown Los Angeles facility. Additionally, Brad Gessner, who has held the position of general manager of the Convention Center since AEG Facilities was awarded the management contract in October of 2013, has… more
Jul 24, 2018
International Market Centers (IMC) and AmericasMart Atlanta have completed an agreement to create world’s largest owner and operator of top-tier permanent showroom space for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug and apparel B2B industries. Operating under the name “International Market Centers,” the combined corporate entity now owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of permanent showroom space in Las Vegas, High Point, N.C. and Atlanta, as well as more than 20 annual events. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The individual Markets and their respective venues… more
Jul 23, 2018
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will move out of the crowded car show fall/winter timeframe and into summer starting in 2020 in Detroit. In addition, the show will transform into one that was traditionally held just inside the Cobo Center, to taking on more of a ‘festival’ environment and holding events in venues around the city, including outdoors. “Our show is undergoing its most significant transformation in the last three decades,” said Rod Alberts, Executive Director, NAIAS. He added, “Detroit will continue to be a global stage for some of the world’s most… more
Jul 20, 2018
Puerto Rico’s newly established destination marketing organization has been officially dubbed Discover Puerto Rico.  Established July 1, the new DMO will be responsible for all global marketing, sales and promotion of Puerto Rico as a premier destination for leisure and business travelers.  Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico unveiled the entity's new name during the Destinations International Annual Convention, a yearly gathering that attracts more than 1,600 destination marketing and management professionals from across the globe, held July 10-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in… more
Jul 19, 2018
On July 16, Caesars Entertainment Corporation broke ground on its newest development: the CAESARS FORUM Las Vegas conference center. Slated to open in 2020, it will feature 550,000 square feet of flexible meeting, event and convention space. As the emcee for the ground-breaking ceremony, Roger Dow, president and CEO of U.S. Travel Association and long-time meetings industry veteran, spoke about how when he was first starting in the industry, the meetings market was an afterthought for Las Vegas. Forty years later, the city is now the leading destination for meetings within the U.S.   … more
Jul 18, 2018
It goes without saying that trade shows can be frontiers of innovation and creativity, an incredible forum for viewing what industries are developing as the next best products or ideas. In only a matter of days, a leading trade show can display hundreds or even thousands of products, services and ideas in front of a global audience.  Yet all this added exposure on the showfloor can also serve as a catalyst for intellectual property disputes, including over trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and patents on developing inventions and designs. So, what can exhibiting companies do to protect… more