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Aug 27, 2018
EXHIBITOR magazine, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, and the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) have renewed their partnership to once again collocate HCEAInnovate during EXHIBITOR's annual EXHIBITORLIVE conference. HCEA will again provide an innovative educational and networking experience with HCEAInnovate.  HCEAInnovate will be held Feb. 24, 2019, to coincide with the opening day of EXHIBITORLIVE, the 31st Annual Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketers, in Las Vegas. HCEA will also continue… more
Aug 27, 2018
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo) have signed a three-year extension to the management agreement currently in place. The new agreement runs through the end of 2021. Services provided by ExpoDevCo include all Association staff, member services, and event management, with David Audrain serving as executive director. Audrain has served as executive director of SISO since the end of 2015 and also is CEO & partner of ExpoDevCo, a SISO Member and organizer of a dozen trade shows and conferences across multiple industries. “We are… more
Aug 25, 2018
Hiring didn’t slow down in the typically mellow month of August with several cities adding to their convention and visitors bureau ranks, as well as some service providers and show organizing companies. Rachel Thomas has joined the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) as the new Director of Exhibit Services, overseeing the SGIA Expo and upcoming PRINTING United trade show floors and managing exhibitors’ experiences. Thomas will handle communication and coordination related to the 2018 SGIA Expo — both prior to and during events — to make the show more engaging for both exhibitors… more
Aug 23, 2018
A grand total of 6,092 association professionals and industry partners converged Aug. 18-21 in Chicago for the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, the highest attendance the annual industry event has attracted.  “This is our largest meeting ever!,” ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV told a packed room of journalists earlier this week. He added, “Probably the only place we could have a larger meeting was to have it in D.C, but that hasn’t happened in 25 years.” The 2007 event also was in Chicago when it scored its second highest attendance. Graham said the economic impact to… more
Aug 23, 2018
Production equipment and engineering support provider, VER, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a reorganized company via a merger with and under the leadership of global entertainment technology and services company, Production Resource Group (PRG). Led by PRG Chairman and CEO Jere Harris and controlled by The Jordan Company, GSO Capital Partners and PRG Management, the jointly owned companies create the largest entertainment equipment and services provider globally. As a global company that provides equipment to the film and TV industry as well as audio gear and engineering for the… more
Aug 22, 2018
Buyers and sellers traveled from as far away as Australia, South and Central America and Europe to convene at the 48thedition of OFFPRICE, the biannual trade show that serves the off-price retail industry. Held Aug. 11-14 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the OFFPRICE Show takes place every August and February during Las Vegas Fashion Week and is known as the largest off-price show in the country, boasting more than 500 vendors and nearly 1,300 booths that attracts more than 12,000 buyers. According to OFFPRICE officials, the main topic of conversation buzzing around… more
Aug 21, 2018
Event success cloud solution, Bizzabo, has launched a next-generation agenda feature for conferences and events designed to help event organizers create attendee-facing agenda experiences that boost audience engagement, increase discoverability of sessions and speakers, and provide actionable insights for marketers to maximize event success. “In-person events have continued to scale at an increasing rate over the past year,” said Eran Ben-Shushan, co-founder and CEO of Bizzabo, which provides marketers with a modern suite of tools designed to create more impactful and rewarding events.  He… more
Aug 21, 2018
Emerald Expositions continued to grow its portfolio even more with the acquisition of EH Media, which focuses on technology events and a group of complementary technology intelligence brands, for approximately $28 million. “We are thrilled to welcome the EH Media team and their highly valuable brands and assets to Emerald. Ken Moyes has built an impressive group of interconnected, technology-oriented brands that are focused on the integration of audio, video, communications, IT, security and energy management products into buildings of all types,” said David Loechner, Emerald’s president… more
Aug 20, 2018
We are currently lining up topics for the Fall season of #Expochat, resuming Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. ET and as a vital part of our trade show community, we want to know what topics YOU want to see covered! Sponsored by TSNN, #Expochat is a live, hour-long Twitter-based conversation that covers some of the hottest and most pressing topics impacting the trade show industry today. Held most Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, this lively online chat tackles a single topic each week: a recurring pain point, innovative ideas, evolution of the industry, best practices and what works or doesn’t work. … more
Aug 17, 2018
Event organizers take notice: you know how it can be difficult to find a videography team to direct, record and edit multiple panel sessions, meetings and events, especially in different parts of the world, all while staying on budget?  Enter MediaMobz’s GLX, a new cloud-based video content marketing production, collaboration, distribution and measurement platform that allows organizers to find high-quality videography teams, collaborate quickly with project stakeholders with easy DIY editing and distribute their video, all in oneaffordable platform.  Not only does GLX allow event marketers… more