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Oct 01, 2019
Venue management companies AEG Facilities and SMG have completed their merger to create ASM Global, a new, stand-alone global facility management and venue services company that now operates more than 300 arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts centers across five continents. The completion of this transaction comes eight months after the companies announced the proposed merger. Onex, of which SMG is a portfolio company, and AEG’s subsidiary are now equal co-owners of ASM, according to ASM officials. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with key operations based in the… more
Sep 30, 2019
A conference with several thousand people sounds like an unlikely place to zen out. Yet the organizers of IMEX America and one major hotel company, understanding the immense benefits of meditation, helped conference goers do exactly that at this year’s event, held Sept. 10-12 in Las Vegas. The IMEX Be Well Lounge The event organizers behind IMEX America chose Las Vegas-based Lee Papa as the wellness expert to lead the mindfulness exercises inside its Be Well Lounge. Throughout four days (including Smart Monday), she led 25 guided meditations, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes each. It was a… more
Sep 27, 2019
While things are starting to cool off in some areas of North America, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the trade show industry. This fall is a busy one — check out all these trade show and event service providers forging new deals and renewing existing partnerships. NTP Events The Air Force Association has extended its contract with NTP Events through 2021. Under the terms of the deal, NTP will manage booth sales, exhibitor marketing and exhibitor operations for the association’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference, known as a leading event for defense and aerospace professionals.  “We’… more
Sep 27, 2019
Technology, diversity, the economy and customer expectations (among other factors) are pushing members of the trade show industry to be more proficient, creative and open-minded than in the past. Join our next #Expochat on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. ET, when moderator Michelle Bruno will help us explore what workers in the exhibition industry need to know and how the industry can build a future-proof workforce. Here are some questions we’ll be addressing: 1.     What are the biggest issues impacting exhibition industry workers today? 2.     What do exhibition workers need to know today… more
Sep 25, 2019
International Association of Exhibitions and Events is heading to the Middle East. The world’s leading trade association for exhibitions management announced this week that it will launch Expo! Expo! MENA in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in fall 2020. "By bringing the IAEE Expo! Expo! brand to the MENA region, we are filling a much-needed gap in this region by providing a trade show and conference that brings buyers and sellers together to conduct business and learn best practices in exhibition management," said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois. MENA, which will build off the Expo! Expo! IAEE annual… more
Sep 24, 2019
The Events Industry Council continues its commitment to greening the global events industry with the launch of the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events, unveiled Sept. 10 at IMEX America in Las Vegas. The new Centre will provide resources to increase industry-wide sustainable practices adoption and support a stronger alignment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  The virtual hub will offer online reference materials, on-demand education via EIC’s new learning management system, monthly webinars and access to education from 33 member organizations, according to EIC officials… more
Sep 24, 2019
Tarsus, the global B2B media group, has completed the acquisition of 70 percent of the Shenzhen Zhong Xin Cai Exhibition Company; owner and organizer of Touch China & 3D Glass Expo, strengthening the Group’s presence in its Shenzhen, China, hub. The acquisition represents the Group’s first move into the fast-growing and strategically important electronics sector in Shenzhen. It also marks the first acquisition under Tarsus’ new Charterhouse Capital Partners ownership. “We are delighted to have completed our first investment under our new owners, Charterhouse Capital Partners,” said… more
Sep 24, 2019
In an effort to solve the industry-wide challenges of digital event tool integration, in 2017 Freeman launched Fuzion by Freeman. The open product ecosystem is designed to give event managers the ability to choose and integrate the best-of-breed software solutions that work best for their programs.  Establishing a common language that allows multiple software tools to talk to one another results in a more unified, meaningful view of events along with improved analytics, according to Freeman officials. Now, to further improve and simplify the event technology selection process, Freeman has… more
Sep 23, 2019
The Labelexpo Global Series of trade shows for the label and package printing industry is launching a new major show serving the Latin American market: Labelexpo Mexico,  set for June 23-25, 2021, at World Trade Center Mexico City. Labelexpo Mexico joins a portfolio of other successful Labelexpo trade shows, including Label Summit Latin America, which rotates among three locations; and Labelexpo Americas, which takes place biennially at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center outside Chicago. Launching a show in Mexico was a logical next step, according to company officials. “At Labelexpo… more
Sep 22, 2019
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently promoted events in alternative destinations at IMEX America, held in Las Vegas last week, that are beyond Bangkok and Pattaya through its new campaign – Meet Now. TCEB is inviting buyers and planners to select regional Thai locations for their events. All these locations are fully equipped with meeting facilities, accommodation and attractions for MICE groups. A wide range of exclusive activities and authentic local culture is designed to enrich experiences and generate maximum return on investment. Hua Hin, a seaside resort… more