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Nov 20, 2018
Known as the largest and most influential North American gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy grid storage, Energy Storage North America (ESNA) concluded its sixth annual conference and exhibition designed to empower collaboration on the global intersection of power and transportation. Held Nov. 6-8 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Ca., ESNA 2018 hosted approximately 2,000 attendees, representing more than 800 organizations and more than 30 countries.  Produced by Strategen and Messe Dusseldorf North America, and part of the larger World of Energy… more
Nov 20, 2018
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) concluded its IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 on a high note by shattering its own attendance records and boasting the largest trade show floor in the event’s history.  A record 42,000 global attractions industry professionals from around the world converged Nov. 12-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando to learn, buy and network at the annual Expo, which doubled as IAAPA’s centennial celebration. “There is no better way to celebrate IAAPA’s centennial anniversary than with a remarkable and record-breaking… more
Nov 19, 2018
As part of a nearly $9 million marketing plan following Hurricane Michael and this year’s red tide blooms, VISIT FLORIDA has relaunched Florida Now, a landing page that provides real-time information from destinations across the state and is designed to encourage the continuation of tourism and event bookings to Florida.  Relaunched Nov. 1, the new landing page features a collection of Hurricane Michael recovery information and updates including an interactive map with photos, videos, twitter feeds and webcams.  “Following Hurricane Michael, VISIT FLORIDA has been working with both the… more
Nov 19, 2018
Last week, an overwhelming majority of voters from the City of Miami Beach approved the lease of public land for a privately-funded convention headquarter hotel that will be connected to the newly renovated and reimagined $620 million Miami Beach Convention Center.  The yes vote on ballot item No. 388 sets the completion of Greater Miami’s convention center district in motion, according to City officials.  “The City of Miami Beach residents have spoken loud and clear,” said City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. “A super majority of nearly 64 percent is no easy feat and this is a huge… more
Nov 19, 2018
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced today the release of the fifth report in the Attendee ROI Playbook series, Generational Differences and Similarities. “This document is more than a fact sheet,” said CEIR Senior Research Director, Nancy Drapeau, PRC. “It summarizes all aspects in this study, pinpointing how the value proposition for attending varies and is the same generationally. Career-stage needs, information source preferences and influence of the experiential aspect of attending from a generational perspective are discussed. Results signal the high importance… more
Nov 15, 2018
Matthews Southwest Hospitality, a national hospitality industry developer based in Dallas, released an initial conceptual design of the proposed headquarters hotel that would be attached to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, giving the public a first glimpse at the proposed exterior of the $558 million addition to the city’s hospitality inventory.  In addition to Matthews, the project team includes Preston Hollow Capital, Provident Resources Group, The Convention District Development Associates and Omni Hotels & Resorts.  “The design of the new convention center… more
Nov 15, 2018
Event management technology provider, Hubb, has raised a $6.3 million Series B funding round, which was led by Five Elms Capital and includes follow-on investment from Oregon Venture Fund and Elevate Capital. This latest round brings the tech startup company’s total funding to $10 million, with Joe Onofrio from Five Elms Capital joining the board as part of this round. Hubb, which develops event management solutions and business intelligence tools designed to bring innovation and data-driven decision-making to the events industry, boasts key clients including Microsoft, Atlassian, Tableau… more
Nov 15, 2018
ISACA, the leading global association for IT audit, risk, governance and security professionals, and Infosecurity Group, Europe’s leading information security event, are partnering to produce the most progressive information security event in North America. Infosecurity ISACA North America Expo and Conference will debut Nov. 20-21 in New York City’s Javits Convention Center 20-21. The event will leverage ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) community and solutions with Infosecurity Group, Reed Exhibition’s immersive event series staged worldwide for the infosecurity industry. ISACA will bring… more
Nov 13, 2018
In a unique move, Keystone Events has engaged Corporate Solutions to represent the public sale of the company. There are several events in the portfolio in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors. North American Bitcoin Conference - Miami World Blockchain Forum – Dubai World Blockchain Forum – New York World Blockchain Forum – London The success of the 2017 and 2018 conferences brought together all the major players of the industry, launched some hugely successful businesses, and proved that the world of ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) & STO’s (Security Token Offerings) is… more
Nov 13, 2018
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events unveiled this year’s recipients of its awards program, which recognizes IAEE members and member companies who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. Along with the Woman of Achievement and International Excellence award winners, which were announced earlier this year, these award recipients will be honored during Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition on tap Dec. 11-13 in New Orleans. The 2018 IAEE Award Winners were selected after careful consideration and review by the IAEE Awards… more