Pathways Opening for Trade Shows in the U.S., Overseas with New Standards, Government Greenlights

There have been several recent big steps taken that give an indication of a path forward here in the United States for the trade show industry to start up again soon.

Amongst the many initiatives, big hotel brands such as Hilton outlined new cleanliness standards and ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation program for venues to fight COVID-19 was released.

Ungerboeck Announces New Integration for Virtual Meetings

St. Louis-based event technology software company Ungerboeck is preparing to launch a new feature for managing virtual events. Customers will have their choice of using a virtual event provider, such as GoToWebinar or Zoom, and then be able to seamlessly manage online participants, event details and engagement statistics directly through the Ungerboeck platform.

How Anaheim, Georgia Expo and Sahara Las Vegas Are Lending Helping Hands

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best in humanity, including those in the events industry. Over the past several weeks, more and more destinations, event companies and venues have been jumping in to support the fight against the virus. Here are some examples of compassion in action to brighten your week: 

Maximizing Learning When Your Event Goes Virtual

Submitted by kogletree@tsnn.com on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 10:01

Given that a full 90 percent of workers favor hands-on, experiential learning, it’s no surprise education is one of the top reasons people attend face-to-face corporate events.

But what happens when those events go virtual? How can organizers ensure attendees still achieve their learning objectives, even without the face-to-face experience?

PlanetIMEX Virtual Platform for Community, Education and Networking Launches This Month

While this year’s IMEX flagship Frankfurt event was canceled back in March, members of the IMEX community will still have opportunities to come together virtually over the next several months. The virtual PlanetIMEX platform aims to keep the spirit of IMEX alive by allowing visitors to explore content, reconnect, talk about future business and continue learning in the company of friends and colleagues.

What Type of Camera Should I Use for My Marketing Video?

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Tue, 05/05/2020 - 09:02

It’s no secret that video marketing is hot right now. I see a lot of creative videos on social media on a daily basis and I don’t see this trend slowing down. But do you worry about video quality or which type of camera your department should invest in? There are a lot of different kinds out there.

Here are seven different types of cameras and how to best use them.

Partner Voices

With more than 2,000 rooms being added to Dallas’ hotel inventory in the coming years, the city is experiencing the second-largest hotel boom in the nation. From top brands like Virgin Hotels to independent and interesting properties, like HALL Arts Hotel, Dallas boasts a hotel type and price point for every preference and budget.