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Oct 02, 2018
Demand for meetings and events is on the rise. According to the recently released CWT Meetings & Events 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report, the meetings market will see an increase of five to 10 percent in 2019.  “The global meetings and events industry can look forward to a buoyant 2019,” said Kurt Ekert, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT). “On top of growing demand worldwide, we also expect global hotel rates to rise 3.7 percent, and flight prices 2.6 percent.” In most regions, meeting attendance numbers are also projected to grow, with a 14 percent… more
Sep 29, 2018
The summer didn’t slow down show organizing companies from contracting new services and renewing existing ones with a bevy of trade show industry suppliers. CompuSystems reached contract renewal agreements with a trio of clients to provide registration, data analytics and lead retrieval services -- the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), and WATT Global Media. AANS, a CSI partner for the last eight years, signed a three-year agreement through 2021 for its Annual Scientific Meeting show. DEMA, a CSI partner for more… more
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
Sep 27, 2018
The MedTech Conference wrapped up its 12thannual edition boasting double-digit growth in attendance and partnering meetings.  Held Sept. 24-26 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the three-day gathering of global MedTech executives attracted more than 1,000 companies, 132 exhibitors to a 20,800 square foot expo, and 3,000 medical technology professionals hailing from 35 countries, including newcomers South Africa, Saudi Arabia and the Dominican Republic. “Holding this conference in the Philadelphia/New Jersey corridor provided us (with) an amazing opportunity to bring… more
Sep 27, 2018
Cloud-based event management and marketing solutions technology provider, a2z has officially launched its new Business Intelligence & Reporting Engine for the B2B events industry. Now available to a2z’s existing clients at no additional cost, this robust, state-of-the-art engine is designed to help event management teams mine and visualize their data with extra ease.  “When there are too many numbers in a report, our eyes start to glaze over,” said Rajiv Jain, president and CEO of a2z. “One big part of this release is that you can see the data, you can group it and you can slice and… more
Sep 26, 2018
The Los Angeles Convention Center has claimed bragging rights for being the first convention center in the U.S. to permanently install a 5G wireless network. Improving on 4G LTE that currently accounts for approximately three-quarters of total mobile connections in the U.S. (excluding licensed cellular IoT), 5G is the fifth generation of wireless internet and voice services designed to move data faster and be more responsive, dramatically increasing wireless speeds and capacity to transform services such as AI, VR and video calling.  “The establishment of 5G at the Los Angeles Convention… more
Sep 26, 2018
In two weeks, IMEX America attendees will push themselves beyond their limits thanks to a new feature, the C2 International Cloud Lab. C2 International, an annual business conference that takes place in Montreal and Australia, is well known for its innovative approach to business events that tie in both physical and mental challenges to stimulate creative thinking.  C2 International partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. The three-year agreement, which begins this year, is the first time that C2 has… more
Sep 25, 2018
The inaugural UFI Latin American Conference presented a golden opportunity for participants to discuss common strategies for the different realities of doing business in Latin America. Held Sept. 18-19 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City, the new event attracted 120 delegates from 16 countries and was collocated with the 21stedition of the AMPROFEC International Congress. “This conference exceeded our expectations as UFI’s first-ever major event focused on Latin America,” said Pepe Navarro, general director of E.J. Krause Tarsus de Mexico and UFI Latin America Chapter Chair. “It is… more
Sep 24, 2018
OS+H Asia 2018, the region’s leading exhibition on workplace safety and health, recently closed in Singapore with a 15% visitor increase: more than 5,000 trade visitors from 36 countries took part over three days to see the latest innovations presented by 200 exhibitors from 20 nations. The event also welcomed more than 40 visiting delegations and groups representing various sectors such as building and construction, offshore marine, electrical and electronics as well as engineering services, warehousing and logistics. Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the… more
Sep 24, 2018
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) launched its international mega-promotions "In Style, Hong Kong Symposium" and "In Style, Hong Kong Expo" at GEM Center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last week. S enior officials from Vietnam, as well as Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), and Vincent HS Lo, Chairman of the HKTDC, officiated at the symposium opening."For decades Hong Kong has been a partner to Vietnam in many ways," Lo said. "As the world's focus falls on Asia, now is the time to deepen our partnership and expand our… more