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Mar 13, 2019
You could say the team members behind MAD Event Management are masters of creativity. Based in Warwick, New York, they’re owners and operators of several large pop culture conventions, from Long Beach Comic Expo to C3: Comic Creator Conference. As such, they’re frequently managing events that involve large numbers of attendees dressed in costume, as well as in-depth education sessions designed to help high-level comics creatives learn and grow in the industry. Yet for its latest challenge, MAD stepped into a similar, yet different role in a new location: Havana, Cuba. Working with the… more
Mar 12, 2019
San Diego Convention Center is modernizing its approach to event signage solutions by selecting Digital Conventions as its official in-house digital signage service provider.  Expected to be up and running by this summer, SDCC’s new digital signage program will allow event organizers, advertisers and sponsors to have a turn-key approach to high-definition video advertising, wayfinding and announcements, according to convention center officials. The new partnership is just one more way the facility is working to improve the customer and guest experience, said Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe,… more
Mar 12, 2019
In response to the enthusiastic feedback of its attendees and exhibitors, LIGHTFAIR International will return to Las Vegas for its next West coast show in 2020. Staged alternately on the East and West coasts, the annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center after a six-year absence. The last time the massive show was in Vegas, in 2014, LIGHTFAIR set new West coast occupancy and attendance records, according to Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers. “LIGHTFAIR and Las Vegas are natural partners with a strong… more
Mar 11, 2019
Diversified Communications has acquired three North American events focused on renewable energy and clean energy storage – Intersolar, ees (electrical energy storage) and Power2Drive North America – from German-based Solar Promotion International and FMMI. Held annually at San Francisco’s Moscone Center for the past 10 years in July, Intersolar and the two collocated events will forgo a 2019 edition and resume Feb. 4-6, 2020, at the San Diego Convention Center, according to Diversified officials. “Our teams are very excited to be a part of the solar and energy storage industries, and for… more
Mar 07, 2019
If you could create the perfect event tech platform that would solve all of your event-related issues while helping you to achieve your ultimate trade show goals, what would that technology look like? We posed this question to three seasoned trade show professionals and here’s what they had to say. Jenn Ellek, Senior Director of Marketing, Taffy Event Strategies Since I am a marketer at heart and a data-follower by design, I’m always looking for ways to customize and personalize a prospect’s journey of engagement and their ultimate conversion to an event attendee. With unlimited resources (… more
Mar 06, 2019
Last month, the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority awarded Chemical Bank the exclusive naming rights for Cobo Center via a 22-year, $1.5 million-per-year agreement. According to Claude Molinari, general manager of the downtown Detroit facility, the DRCFA’s selection of Chemical Bank represents strong financial future and a big move toward Cobo becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024. “This unprecedented naming rights agreement is a great win for all parties,” Molinari said. “Chemical Bank makes a strong statement of commitment to the region and secured naming rights to a… more
Mar 05, 2019
Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme (BFP) has reportedly doubled the value of business events secured in Australia in the past three months reaching A$187 million (US$134 million). Since the launch of the BFP in July 2018, a total of 14 new events have been confirmed for Australia. Since the launch of BFP, the number of applications received from the Australian business events industry was almost 80. According to media reports, the total expenditure by international business events visitors for the year ended September 2018 was A$4.9 billion (US$3.5 billion), an increase… more
Mar 05, 2019
Child Edu & Care Japan, the first and only trade fair for products and services related to childcare and education in Japan, will be launched for the first time June 7-8 at the Shinjuku NS Building in Tokyo. As one of the largest trade fair organizers in the world, Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary in Japan is expanding its portfolio by providing the ideal business and communication platform for nursery schools, kindergartens and products, respectively service providers for the childcare industry in Japan.  With an increasing demand for childcare facilities in Japan, the Japanese government… more
Mar 05, 2019
Comexposium has added Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its already successful joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS, the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia will pave a new positive energy under the direction of Seven Event, Indonesia’s renowned professional exhibition organizer (PEO), the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API. Previously organized by Amara Pameran Internasional (API), Indonesia Motorcycle Show or best known as IMOS were held biennale since 2014 and it has been the place for motorcycle enthusiasts and public that seeks the latest… more
Mar 05, 2019
In a development for China’s textile care market, it’s been announced that the upcoming edition of the new TXCA & CLE show, an international trade fair for textile laundry, leather care, cleaning technology and equipment, will be held Sept. 25-27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. The news comes on the back of a new joint-venture agreement last year between the Texcare Asia show and the China Laundry Expo, meaning the merged shows now serve as the largest international exhibition for laundry equipment and technology in the rapidly evolving Asian market. Organised by… more