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Aug 29, 2018
The most recent edition of the 2018 Connect meetings series, which collocated Connect Association, Connect Corporate, Connect Sports, Connect Expo and Connect Specialty and was held Aug. 23-25 in Salt Lake City, Utah, added several new dimensions to the traditional hosted-buyer model of 1:to:1 meetings between industry suppliers and meeting planners. “If you’ve got different buyer groups, you’ve got some scale and some opportunity for a lot of cross-fertilization and learning and a different experience that some people like,” said Doug Emslie, managing director at Tarsus Group, which owns a… more
Aug 29, 2018
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has chosen Trina Camacho-London, vice president of Global Group Sales at Hyatt Hotels, as its next co-chair.  Camacho-London will join Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, in leading MMBC, which comprises more than 60 organizations from across the meetings and travel industry that work to advocate the value that business meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and incentive travel bring to people, businesses and communities. “Trina is a long-time member of MMBC who exemplifies… more
Aug 28, 2018
The Shenyang New World EXPO (“EXPO”) successfully hosted one of the largest Chinese international conferences ever to be held in northeast China. The 2018 Chinese Conference on Oncology was held Aug. 18-19. Delegate attendance on the opening day of the Conference exceeded 18,000. The event maximized the use of all areas of the venue including the 24,000 sqm (258,000 sq. ft.) of exhibition/multi-purpose space and 4,000 sqm (43,000 sq. ft.) of meeting space. During the 2-day event, the venue provided F&B services as well as venue safety and security services to ensure efficient crowd… more
Aug 28, 2018
Organised by the HKTDC, the mega promotion "In Style, Hong Kong" is making its debut in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in September.   Following its previous successful editions in Jakarta, Bangkok and Malaysia, this year's campaign aims to highlight Hong Kong's vibrant lifestyle and unique creativity, and showcase the city's branded, design-led products and world-class professional services, and how Vietnamese companies could leverage on Hong Kong's advantages to expand business globally.Vietnam is Hong Kong's largest export market among ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries… more
Aug 28, 2018
Cinte Techtextil China opens its doors next week, with around 480 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions preparing for another successful showcase of the world’s leading textile innovations. Leading international and domestic brands will feature in halls N1 – N3 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 4 – 6 September, making Cinte Techtextil the ideal place to make connections and gain insight into Chinese and Asian market trends. The technical textile industry in the Asia region, and China in particular, has been growing steadily and is predicted to continue doing so. China’s… more
Aug 28, 2018
The 12th edition of Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) opens its gates from 3 – 5 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Held concurrently with Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT), the fairs will welcome a total of 250 exhibitors to present the latest smart home and building innovations. Big data, cloud platforms, and for the first time, an integrated smart parking fair, will all be exhibited across the fairground. With the support of one of the co-organisers, the Intelligent Engineering Branch of China Exploration and Design Association (CEEDI), a… more
Aug 28, 2018
VISIT Milwaukee, the destination marketing organization for Wisconsin’s largest city, recently won an ESTO Destiny Award for its redesigned website at the ESTO 2018 Conference. Held Aug. 11-14 at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz., the annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations conference is produced by the U.S. Travel Association and is attended by top tourism destinations from across the country. “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers in the tourism industry for our new website, which launched in March of this year,” said Megan… more
Aug 28, 2018
Full-service event production company, Shepard, has launched a bold set of initiatives to reduce the 600,000 tons of garbage produced by the events industry each year.  Its ambitious efforts were recently recognized by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), which in May awarded Shepard with a certification for its sustainable printing practices – the first time an SGP certification has been awarded to a general services contractor.  A non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities’ sustainability best practices, SGP certifies printing facilities as part of its… more
Aug 27, 2018
Destinations International, Simpleview and IBTM Americas invite all destination organizations participating in IBTM Americas to attend DMOs Day, which will take place Sept. 3-4 in Mexico City, a few days before the main event. Destination organizations of all shapes and sizes are invited to attend this complimentary event to gain knowledge and discuss tools and tactics available for destination organization professionals to transform their businesses.  Throughout the program, attendees will learn database management, customer relationship management, sales tactics best practices and cutting… more
Aug 27, 2018
SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, is proud to introduce its proprietary association excellence program, SmithBucklin AXP℠. The program is designed to improve and ensure the ongoing success of the client organizations SmithBucklin serves. The result of 18 months of research, development, and testing, SmithBucklin AXP is a methodology and set of tools designed to enable governing boards, executive directors, and staff to have regular, meaningful, and focused conversations about priorities, progress, and opportunities for… more