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Nov 07, 2018
On the heels of its recent merger with AmericasMart in Atlanta, International Market Centers has announced a new executive leadership team and a preview of its long-range plans for its furnishings, home décor, gift and apparel Markets and continued capital investment. Boasting more than 150 years of collective experience in the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries, IMC’s new executive team includes:  Greg Avitabile, Executive Vice President, Operations Dorothy Belshaw, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Digital Officer Scott Eckman, Executive Vice President, President… more
Nov 06, 2018
In keeping with its objective to provide vital data and best practices to the entire exhibition industry, UFI released the results of its “Women in the Exhibitions Industry” research at the 85th UFI Global Congress, held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a joint project between UFI and its media partner m+a, the goal of the research is to provide insights into the perception of women’s and men’s skills in the workplace, the potential for advancement for women within the industry and details of the different aspects driving women’s careers drivers. More than 200 mostly female… more
Nov 06, 2018
Exhibition referral marketing platform provider, Gleanin, will be launching its white paper on “The Future of Event Registration” at Event Tech Live 2018, set for Nov. 7-8 at Old Truman Brewery in London, U.K. The content of this research stems from a deep dive into millions of event registration data points gathered from 627 events across 98 organizers and aims to help exhibition organizers gain insight into today’s attendee behavior, according to Tamar Beck, CEO of Gleanin. “We have now seen three million registrations via our Gleanin Connect platform, which puts us in a unique position… more
Nov 02, 2018
To help speakers to overcome the challenges of audience engagement and presentation logistics when presenting at an event or trade show, Freeman has simplified the presentation process by upgrading two of its conference solutions and rebranding them to the Sync second-screen platform and the Orchestrate presentation optimization tool.  “With the upgrades to our Sync and Orchestrate digital tools, we’re helping to simplify presentation logistics and we’re providing new, engaging ways for presenters to interact with their audiences in real time,” said Richard Maranville, chief digital officer… more
Nov 01, 2018
David Loechner has stepped down as president and CEO of Emerald Expositions and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective as of the close of business on November 8.  Emerald CFO Philip Evans will serve as interim president and CEO until a permanent replacement is chosen, while Loechner will stay on with Emerald as an employee through December 31, working closely with Evans and the company’s leadership team to ensure a smooth transition. “After more than 35 years with Emerald and its predecessor companies, this was a difficult decision to make, however, I believe that the… more
Nov 01, 2018
For another year in a row, the ASSEMBLY Show wrapped up its annual Conference and Expo boasting upticks in attendance, exhibiting companies and expo space. Held Oct. 23-25 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill, the 6thedition of the show for assembly technology, equipment and products attracted nearly 9,000 registered manufacturing professionals and 318 exhibiting companies – participation increases of 12 and 15 percent, respectively, compared to 2017.  Besides its popular education program, the ASSEMBLY Show boasted the largest exhibit hall in its history at 88,000… more
Oct 31, 2018
More than 450 events professionals from UFI members in more than 54 countries met today in St. Petersburg, Russia, to review UFI’s work throughout 2018 and confirm plans for the year ahead. The 2018 UFI General Assembly took place before UFI’s Global Congress, “The Dynamics of Transition – Our Industry’s Complex Future”. Chaired by UFI’s 2018 President, Corrado Peraboni, the General Assembly highlighted an array of new initiatives supporting UFI’s 780 members in 86 countries. Global membership has grown by another 5 percent this year. “It has been a busy year serving the growing global… more
Oct 31, 2018
We all want to have experiences that we feel are worthy of sharing with others and that we look back on with positive feelings. Traditionally, those experiences haven’t been found at trade shows. While a good place to get business done, the standard model trade show – aisles of pipe and drape and dozens of lecture rooms – is not as strong when it comes to creating a lasting impression. Today, however, the model is changing at events of all sizes. Krista LeZotte, senior manager of conferences at ASAE says that making an event memorable is the best way to capture attendees’ attention both… more
Oct 30, 2018
More than 24,000 printing technology industry professionals converged in Las Vegas to celebrate the final SGIA Expo, which the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association will be transforming into PRINTING United in partnership with NAPCO Media next year. Held Oct. 18-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the annual trade show and conference not only boasted robust attendance but also a sold-out expo, with 612 exhibitors spanning a 279,000 net square foot floor, special showfloor activities, 72 educational sessions and a host of networking events. Last year, SGIA Expo welcomed more than 19,300… more
Oct 30, 2018
The finalists for the 2018 IBTM World Technology Watch award have been selected. The shortlist comprises technology companies with innovative new products or services relevant to the meetings, incentive, conference and events (MICE) industry. This year’s finalists are:    Kubify— Learning Toolbox interactive e-poster system CadmiumCD— Meeting room scheduling/resource management system and event logistic management platform RadarioAI— Event marketing and analytics platform Event Tech Tribe—A collaborative ensemble of best-in-craft event technology providers that have chosen to work… more