Radical PowerPoints and French Cuisine Highlight IACC’s Americas Connect 2019

Toronto’s Vantage Venues and The Globe and Mail Centre played host to the 38th edition of IACC’s Americas Connect conference April 10-11, which brought in 230 delegates.

The theme of this year’s event was “Radical Innovation —Change Everything!” and as such, the education and networking opportunities took a new form. For example, organizers banned speakers from having PowerPoint slides with more than one word. In his address, Keynote Pablos Holman, a former computer hacker turned inventor, encouraged attendees to be disruptors of the events industry..

Is Intelligent Engagement at Convention Centers a Trade Show Trend?

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Wed, 04/17/2019 - 10:08

Why should all event profs stay on top of industry trends? Here’s a solid reason: Business to business trade shows generate a significant amount of revenue for business, consumers and e-commerce globally, and it’s expected to grow past nearly $16.8 billion by 2021, according to PwC.

It’s our job at TSNN to report these tips and trends to our audience, especially when it involves how event professionals interact and engage with the world around them.

These Clever Earth Day Celebrations Will Inspire Your Events Year Round

Back in April 1970, the first-ever Earth Day was started as a way to protest the negative impacts of industrial development on the environment. Now, nearly 50 years later, Earth Day is a globally recognized event, with an estimated 1 billion people in 192 countries taking part in the world’s largest civic-focused day of action.

African Swine Fever Threat Cancels World Pork Expo

The National Pork Producers Council’s board of directors canceled World Pork Expo 2019 out of an abundance of caution, as African swine fever (ASF) continues to spread in China and other parts of Asia.

World Pork Expo, held each June at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, hosts approximately 20,000 visitors during three days, including individuals and exhibitors from ASF-positive regions. 

How Fun Trade Show Games Achieve Serious Marketing Results

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Thu, 04/11/2019 - 09:04

Trade show games will make your booth a fun place to be on the business-like trade show floor. But just because your attendees are having fun doesn’t mean you’re being silly on the company dime – quite the opposite! Trade show games help you achieve serious marketing and sales goals, increasing the return on your marketing investment.