TSNN Trade Show News https://www.tsnn.com/ en New Business Deals: ASM Global, Skyline Exhibits, VISIT Milwaukee and More Announce New Partnerships, Acquisitions https://www.tsnn.com/news/new-business-deals-asm-global-skyline-exhibits-visit-milwaukee-and-more-announce-new <div data-history-node-id="1081671" class="node node--type-news-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> New Business Deals: ASM Global, Skyline Exhibits, VISIT Milwaukee and More Announce New Partnerships, Acquisitions </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 18, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/tsnn-news" hreflang="en">TSNN News</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/business%20deal_3_0.jpg?itok=xaEbBAih" width="480" height="292" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Despite the fact that summer tends to be a slower season for the trade show industry, event-related organizations across the country are sizzling with activity, busily forming new business partnerships and acquisitions as they look toward a robust fall and beyond. Take a look!</p> <h4><strong>ASM Global</strong></h4> <p>Global venue and event strategy and management leader <a href="https://www.asmglobal.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>ASM Global</u></a> has formed a sustainability partnership with <a href="http://hcsustainability.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>Honeycomb Strategies</u></a>, a leading sustainability consultant for the hospitality, sports and event industries.</p> <p>Announced on Aug. 17, the multi-year action plan will enable ASM Global facility owners and operators to leverage Honeycomb Strategies’ extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of event-related sustainability best practices to make fully informed strategic decisions on major sustainability investments.</p> <p>The partnership will bolster ASM Global’s and Honeycomb Strategies’ combined commitment to offer innovative approaches and sustainable solutions for ASM Global’s vast venue portfolio that includes live entertainment, trade show, stadium and sports spaces, and features the largest portfolio of certified green venues.</p> <p>According to Lindsay Arell, who is co-principal of Honeycomb Strategies alongside Amanda Simons, Honeycomb will be working on ASM’s overall sustainability strategy, as well as providing guidance to individual venues, collaborating seamlessly with both stakeholder groups to make meaningful change and long-lasting positive impacts. </p> <p>“This alliance is a perfect fit with both companies’ desire to help drive positive social and environmental change,” Arell said. “It helps meet business and sustainability goals, both internally and for our clients and the communities in which we operate. As some of the largest venues in the world, this commitment is sure to have a significant impact. </p> <p>Honeycomb Strategies’ recent major sustainability programs and projects include the Philadelphia Eagles, SoFi Stadium, Colorado Convention Center, Visit Denver, Greenbuild Conference and Expo, Vancouver Convention Center, Specialty Coffee Association, Coffee Expo, UUA General Assembly and Snowflake Technology Summit.</p> <h4><strong>Skyline Exhibits </strong></h4> <p>On Aug. 10, trade show exhibiting company, <a href="https://www.skyline.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>Skyline Exhibits</u></a>, acquired <a href="https://www.skyline.com/seattle-wa-alaska/" rel="nofollow"><u>Skyline Pacific Northwest</u></a> (SPNW), its top-tier authorized dealer serving the greater Seattle metropolitan area and Alaska.  </p> <p>The deal marks Skyline’s first completed acquisition since receiving investment from private equity firm <a href="http://www.gemspring.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>Gemspring Capital</u></a> in 2020. Nearing its pre-pandemic revenue level as it focuses on continued growth as events and trade shows rebound, Skyline recently added executive leadership in several key areas and reorganized its service centers in major venue cities. </p> <p>According to Anthony Floreano, Skyline CEO, Skyline has worked with SPNW to create high-impact exhibits for many of the region’s top brands, including Zillow Group, Amazon, T-Mobile US and VIAVI.</p> <p>SPNW Owner and President John Backstrom and several key employees will continue to serve SPNW clients as part of the Skyline Exhibits corporate team, which is headquartered in Eagan, Minn. </p> <p>“It’s an honor to officially join the Skyline Exhibits team,” Backstrom said. “As an authorized dealer, we have worked with Skyline for more than 20 years. Being a more direct part of the organization will help us better serve our clients with high-impact, modular exhibits and seamless trade show services regardless of their location or venue.” </p> <h4><strong>VISIT Milwaukee</strong></h4> <p>On Aug. 5, the <a href="https://www.gop.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>Republican National Committee</u></a> announced that it had officially selected the city of Milwaukee to host its 2024 convention, which is expected to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in near- and long-term economic benefit to the local hospitality industry. </p> <p>According to <a href="https://www.visitmilwaukee.org/" rel="nofollow"><u>VISIT Milwaukee</u></a> officials, beyond the economic boost, the Republican National Convention stands to positively elevate the profile of the city throughout the world, attracting other major events and conventions to southeastern Wisconsin and leading to more business and more money invested in its economy.  </p> <p>“At VISIT Milwaukee, we promote tourism to generate economic growth that ultimately creates a better, stronger Milwaukee,” said VISIT Milwaukee President and CEO Peggy Williams-Smith. “It’s our job to pursue conventions that don’t just bring us hard dollars, but those that will bring prestige and exposure that will ultimately enhance our reputation as an amazing place to visit, work and live.”</p> <p>She continued, “Bringing this convention to Milwaukee was the result of sustained collaboration from a statewide, bipartisan coalition that deeply loves our community and believes in the results this convention will deliver. We are thrilled to get to work with our community and hospitality partners to help the RNC’s planners pull off their best convention yet.” </p> <p>With this announcement, Milwaukee becomes first city to win back-to-back Democratic and Republican national conventions since 1972. </p> <h4><strong>Convention Data Services </strong></h4> <p>Event registration, business intelligence and lead management provider <a href="https://www.cdsreg.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>Convention Data Services</u></a> (CDS), a Freeman Company, inked two major deals recently.</p> <p>On Aug. 2, <a href="https://us.clarionevents.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>Clarion Events North America</u></a> selected CDS to provide registration, lead management, integrations and contact center services for nearly 30 shows annually for three years from 2023–2025. </p> <p>Clarion’s B2B event portfolio spans the sectors of energy and resources, public safety, fashion, and retail and home, and includes FDIC (Fire Department Instructors Conference) International, DISTRIBUTECH International and POWERGEN International, among others.  </p> <p>“CDS is an ideal partner for Clarion Events given their proven track record in the event industry and strong alignment with our purpose and strategic goals and focus on the customer journey,” said Liz Irving, CMO of Clarion Events North America. “We look forward to building the partnership to provide personalized event experiences for our current and future customers.”  </p> <p>In July, the <a href="https://www.housewares.org/" rel="nofollow"><u>International Housewares Association</u></a> (IHA) tapped CDS to provide registration, lead management, integrations, data analytics, contact center services and other automated tools from 2023–2025 for its annual trade show, <a href="https://www.theinspiredhomeshow.com/" rel="nofollow"><u>The Inspired Home Show</u></a>, the largest housewares and home products marketplace in North America.</p> <p>“IHA has been a longtime Freeman client, and we are excited to grow that partnership,” said David Lawton, CDS chief sales officer. “Many of our tools will also enable IHA to digitize and automate their manual processes, such as exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC) authorization as well as Book-It, which enables their exhibitors to make online reservations for meeting space facilities.” </p> <p><strong><em>Have a new business deal announcement to share? Reach out to lpsavas@tsnn.com.</em></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter </strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong><u>HERE</u></strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><strong>listen to our latest podcast</strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" rel="nofollow"><strong><u>HERE</u></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong>and engage with us on</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/TSNN_com_US" rel="nofollow"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/94524/" rel="nofollow"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a><strong> </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong>!</strong></p></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1081671&amp;2=comment_node_news_blogs&amp;3=comment_node_news_blogs" token="Z3IMvIt9dzSyOMFsZ1uSVw8qtyYGphL30coVmdfiOm8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Thu, 18 Aug 2022 13:35:21 +0000 lpsavas@tsnn.com 1081671 at https://www.tsnn.com The Science of Making F&B Experiences Memorable—Focus on the Five Senses https://www.tsnn.com/blog/science-making-fb-experiences-memorable%E2%80%94focus-five-senses <div data-history-node-id="1081586" class="node node--type-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> The Science of Making F&amp;B Experiences Memorable—Focus on the Five Senses </h2> </div> <div id="custom-sharethis--2"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 17, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><article data-history-node-id="1081581" role="article" about="/blog-author-node/allen-plante" class="blog-author is-promoted teaser clearfix"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author-node/allen-plante" rel="bookmark"> <span>Allen Plante</span> </a> </h2> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blogs_page/public/Allen%20Plante%20Headshot_700.jpg?h=8b2056ca&amp;itok=cUZH_COe" width="250" height="210" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-biography field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Allen Plante is the director of banquets at the award-winning </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.radissonhotelsamericas.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-bloomington-mall-of-america?cid=a:rf+b:yex+c:amer+i:local+e:rdb+d:us+f:en-US+h:USABLMA" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Radisson Blu Mall of America</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. With more than 25 years of event management experience, Plante and his team strive for innovation, creativity and readiness for each hosted event. Whether working on a high-profile event for Super Bowl LII or the Ryder Cup, or crafting an intimate, private celebration, Plante’s enthusiasm and expertise ensure each event is memorable and unique. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> </article> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The meeting and events industry has seen a boom in requests to create memorable moments to celebrate being together again. As in-person events come back in a major way, we’ve found there are groups that have been saving up and now have large budgets to spend on over-the-top celebrations, and there are still many that have conservative budgets. Yet, they all have the same goal: to create something that is unique and feels luxurious. How do you do that? Focus on the power of all five senses.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Tapping into the senses means going beyond thinking about the food and beverage choices you offer. Consider how the event elements can work together to stimulate </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><em><span>all</span></em></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> of your guests’ senses. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>1. Taste </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>At the heart of most gatherings is food. Push yourself to find new ways to allow guests to experience flavor. This could be taking a standard meal and having every element feature unique local flavors, or creating an experience where guests can learn about the foods they’re tasting by adding an educational component. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We have a break option called “The Spreads,” which treats guests to a variety of local jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves while providing an opportunity to learn what makes them all different. The educational piece immerses guests in the taste experience by allowing them to understand the flavors and textures they are enjoying in a memorable way. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>2. Touch</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Touch can be one of the most impactful ways to make a gathering feel high-end. Thinking through the vessels for your food and beverage and how they’ll feel in guests’ hands can elevate any menu. For our popular “Gut Health Breaks,” centered on the trending theme of foods to promote gut health and immunity, we use paper, wood, garden glass and cast iron vessels to stimulate the touch sense and present a natural, earthy feel that closely relates to the idea of health.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>3. Smell</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>When I smell cookies baking in the oven, it takes me back to my grandma’s kitchen. With such a powerful ability to immediately trigger a detailed memory or intense emotion, smell is an important piece of the puzzle for menu creation. What feelings do we hope to evoke? How can we spark curiosity among guests? And, most importantly, how can we use aroma to get guests excited about the food</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>—</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>and hopefully solidify a memory in the process?</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Stimulating the sense of smell can even be done for breaks or meals where there isn’t something being served that provides a distinctive smell. For example, for the “Gut Health Break,” we serve items such as kombucha, yogurts, berries, nuts and avocado spread—items that don’t have an inherent aroma. For this option, we add touches of lemongrass and other fragrant herbs to incorporate an aromatic element that gives the sensation of being outdoors and in nature.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>4. Sight </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>How things look is another essential event element. Paying special attention to the details creates an exciting atmosphere for guests and Instagram-worthy displays.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Think outside the box to create a stunning visual experience. This could be something like our “Torched in the Morning” oatmeal brulee station that features chefs adorned with face shields and butcher-like aprons using flames (very visual!) to create oatmeal dishes, all with a graffiti backdrop. These elements make the moment feel trendy and urban, crafting an experience you wouldn’t necessarily expect at breakfast. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>5. Sound </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The simple act of adding music and sound can bring soul to your event and round out the experience for guests. This could be a garden playlist for a healthy snack break, or urban, street music for something like our “Torched in the Morning” breakfast offering. And, it’s even better if you can find music that directly plays into the theme. One of our favorites is “Don’t Sweat the Technique,” which we play during our torched breakfast. It’s fun, clever and immerses guests in the moment.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Keeping all five senses in mind when thinking about how to present your food and beverage options can take your events to the next level and deliver memorable moments</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>—</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>every time, on every budget.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong><span>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>HERE</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> <span>listen to our latest podcast</span></strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><span>HERE</span></a><strong> <strong><span>and engage with us on</span></strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/TSNN_com_US" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Twitter</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Facebook</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/94524/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>LinkedIn</span></span></span></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><span>and</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Instagram</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>!</span></strong></span></span></p></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1081586&amp;2=comment_node_blogs&amp;3=comment_node_blogs" token="3Ujue1LRKivd4ZnOlXfLKUZlpT1VrKQJ6z-S-Ax8b2M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Wed, 17 Aug 2022 14:09:45 +0000 lpsavas@tsnn.com 1081586 at https://www.tsnn.com People News: MAD Event Management, The Toy Association, ConvExx and More Cultivate Growing Teams, Elevate Staff https://www.tsnn.com/news/people-news-mad-event-management-toy-association-convexx-and-more-cultivate-growing-teams <div data-history-node-id="1081461" class="node node--type-news-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> People News: MAD Event Management, The Toy Association, ConvExx and More Cultivate Growing Teams, Elevate Staff </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 16, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/lisa-plummer-savas" hreflang="en">Lisa Plummer Savas</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis--3"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/TSNN_8.jpg?itok=dwdavEmg" width="480" height="292" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>While the trade show industry tends to slow down during the dog days of summer, that hasn’t stopped event-related organizations from welcoming established industry professionals to their teams while rewarding hard-working staff with elevated titles and responsibilities. Check them out!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>MAD Event Management </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Full-service event planning and management company </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://madeventmanagement.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>MAD Event Management LLC</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (MAD) recently partnered with award-winning journalist </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Danica Tormohlen</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> to drive content creation for </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.ufi.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and the wider business events industry. Tormohlen is taking on the role as part of the strategic partnership with UFI that MAD announced in June.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Tormohlen will assist MAD and UFI in further developing and enhancing UFI member services to North American members in an effort to create stronger links between the North American exhibition industry and the global industry, and to grow UFI’s North American membership base. In her role, she will manage content development, analyze research for the region and connect with the industry community on-site at events. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Tormohlen most recently served as content director, publisher and editor-in-chief for the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and prior to that, as editor-at-large for Trade Show Executive for 10 years. Before TSE, she worked as editor-in-chief and publisher of EXPO magazine.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>The Toy Association </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><a href="http://www.toyassociation.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>The Toy Association</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> has welcomed global toy safety expert and 28-year industry veteran </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Jos Huxley</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> as senior vice president of technical affairs. In his new role, Huxley will lead the continuing development of technical policies and strategies relating to toy safety, environmental sustainability, supply chain issues, factory processes and other related matters, as well as acting as a guide for member companies navigating these and other issues.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Huxley joins The Toy Association after more than 28 years at Hasbro, acting most recently as its principal QA engineer and regulatory specialist. He began his career at Hasbro in 1994 as a reliability engineer in the U.K. office, moving over to the corporate headquarters based in Rhode Island in 1998 and eventually assuming the role of principal QA engineer. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Over the next six to nine months, Huxley will work alongside Alan Kaufman, who recently transitioned to the role of senior advisor of technical affairs and who will then retire after more than 11 years with The Toy Association and more than 40 years in the toy industry.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>ConvExx</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Independent trade show and event management company, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://convexx.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>ConvExx</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, has promoted </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Regina Clark</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> from sales administrator to director, exhibitor services, responsible for all exhibitor services, including sales administration, monitoring and validating booth assignments and closing of accounts receivables. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Clark began her career with ConvExx in 2003 as a sales department assistant. She works closely with the sales teams for the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://shotshow.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>SHOT Show</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://sweetsandsnacks.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Sweets &amp; Snacks Expo</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, as well as the ConvExx internal teams for </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://mobiletechexpo.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Mobile Tech Expo</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://southerndetailersconference.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Southern Detailers Conference</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, and has interacted with thousands of exhibitors, helping them succeed and ensuring they have a positive show experience. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Prior to ConvExx, Clark worked in human resources. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Visit Albuquerque </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><a href="http://www.visitabq.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Visit Albuquerque </span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>has welcomed 20-year association leadership veteran </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Scott Craighead</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> as its new vice president of sales, services and sports, effective Aug. 22. Craighead comes to Albuquerque most recently from the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), where he served as vice president of exhibitions and events as well as the vice president for the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). He brings extensive experience working with destination marketing organizations and has implemented many event- and marketplace-related initiatives. </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In his new role at Visit Albuquerque, Craighead will oversee the sales, services and sports Division, responsible for generating qualified meeting, convention, sports and group tour leads that are distributed to Albuquerque’s hotels, the Albuquerque Convention Center and area event and sports facilities. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>As part of his 14-year career with IAEE, Craighead was responsible for budgeting, show development and design, technology solutions, personnel, contracts and overall logistics for IAEE’s Annual Meeting &amp; Exhibition Expo! Expo! and other IAEE-produced events. He previously handled logistics and exhibit sales for Global Semiconductor Alliance events and exhibitions held in the U.S., Europe and Asia. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>American Pet Products Association </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.americanpetproducts.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>American Pet Products Association</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (APPA), co-producer of </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.globalpetexpo.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Global Pet Expo</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, has made five staff promotions across its trade show operations and booth and membership sales departments. The announcement comes as </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Peter Scott</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> prepares to take the helm as the organization’s new CEO Aug. 15.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Kate Stewart</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> has been promoted to vice president, trade show management, responsible for overseeing the Global Pet Expo trade show team, leading day-to-day operations and working closely with the show’s general service contractor. Since joining APPA in 2011, Stewart has received a Certification in Exhibition Management and recognition from IAEE, for which she serves on the NY IAEE Local Chapter Board and IAEE National Young Professionals Committee.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Chris Bonifati</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> has been named senior director, trade show development. Bonifati joined APPA in 2015 and is now responsible for overseeing trade show operations, including facilitating attendee registration, expanding programming and maintaining the Global Pet Expo brand. An expert in data analytics using a data-driven approach to drive APPA forward, Bonifati has completed a Certification in Exhibition Management and is a member of the IAEE Young Professionals Committee.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Tracey Wilson</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> has been promoted to senior director, trade show planning and operations, responsible for Global Pet Expo’s vendor and on-site staffing management, as well as coordinating meeting rooms for the Global Learning Series and exhibitors and overseeing the New Products Showcase. An employee of APPA since 2000, Wilson is certified in Exhibition Management and is a member of IAEE, ASAE and PCMA.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Karyn Bennitt</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> is now director, booth and membership sales, responsible for spearheading APPA’s membership growth through acquisition, engagement and retention efforts. Since joining APPA in 2008, Bennitt has developed its robust education program and other key membership benefits. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Elizabeth Valencia</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> has been appointed manager, exhibitor and attendee services. A member of the APPA team since 2019, she has contributed to advancing the organization’s trade show team and is working towards earning a certification in Google Analytics. In her new role, Valencia will assist with Global Pet Expo’s recruitment and retention of buyers and exhibitors, booth sales and assignments, and buyer and exhibitor services.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Visit KC </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><a href="https://www.visitkc.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Visit KC</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, the chief hospitality sales and marketing organization for the Kansas City region, has welcomed 13-year hospitality and sales professional </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Kathryn “Kat” Taylor</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> as national account manager. Working within the organization’s convention sales team, she will be based in and responsible for the Washington, D.C., market.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Taylor comes to Visit KC after more than eight years with Visit Baltimore, most recently serving as a senior national sales manager for the Midwest territory, a role in which she worked collaboratively with the Baltimore Convention Center and the hotel community to secure meetings with significant impact for her community. Prior to Visit Baltimore, Taylor spent five years with Hyatt Hotels.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>American Rental Association</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.ararental.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>American Rental Association</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (ARA), producers of the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.ararental.org/The-ARA-Show" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>ARA Show</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, has named </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Erika Singleton</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> its new workforce development manager. With a background in human resources management, employee training and program marketing, she will work to enhance the association’s current workplace initiatives as well as address the industry labor shortage by promoting careers in the equipment and event rental industry.  </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Singleton will also serve as a resource on additional topics, including rental industry public speaking, attending career and job fairs, workforce solutions and alternative funding programs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Impact XM </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Global experiential marketing agency </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://impact-xm.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Impact XM</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> has appointed </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Marty Park</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> vice president of international business development. With 27 years of experience in developing and managing international exhibits and events, he will play an instrumental role in continuing to expand the agency’s reach, continuing to form deep connections with the company’s present clients and driving forward new opportunities, particularly in the Korean market.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Park brings a vast portfolio of international work and deep expertise in supporting some of the world’s most well-known brands in developing custom-made events, exhibits and experiences. Prior to Impact XM, he drove Korean business for a Boston-based brand experience agency as vice president, Korean customer services, working with clients such as LG, Kia and Hyundai for 11 years. Park also spent 11 years at an exhibition stand builder and interior finisher in Germany, developing his repertoire of international business and communications efforts. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><em>Have some people news to share? 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Gift Market Attracts New Buyers and Exhibitors to Dallas Market Center  </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 15, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/tsnn-news" hreflang="en">TSNN News</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis--2"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/DMC%20June%20Total%20Gift%20%26%20Home_3.jpg?itok=AlieBwl9" width="480" height="292" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Boasting an influx of new buyers and first-time brands from across the U.S., along with a bevy of strong order-writing, the June edition of the Dallas Total Home &amp; Gift Market at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.dallasmarketcenter.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Dallas Market Center</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> set a new record as the B2B trade center’s largest summer show in more than a decade. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Held June 22-28, the seven-day marketplace for gift, home décor, lighting, holiday, floral, gourmet, housewares and fashion welcomed 2,000 exhibitors and 13,000 buyers from across the U.S. and Canada as well as Central and South America. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“We were extremely pleased with the attendance, especially among new buyers from across the country,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Frankly, business conditions this summer and economic forecasts are uncertain, so consistent order-writing was a welcome result, especially for exhibitors who offered new products or unique items.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>She continued, “The reimagined Temps was the highlight of a summer show that once again demonstrated the Dallas momentum. We have hosted record-setting shows for more than 18 months that created dramatic tailwinds, but now we are facing economic headwinds that slowed things down a bit. That said, we continue to make gains—including attracting more new buyers and brands who want to do business in Dallas.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><img alt="Dallas Market Center June Total Gift &amp; Home Market" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1e6df47b-c7a5-4190-8623-723d97405bb9" height="298" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DMC%20June%20Total%20Gift%20%26%20Home_2_0.jpg" width="490" class="align-left" loading="lazy" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>According to Dallas Market Center officials, first-time buyer attendance was ahead of June 2021 as well as pre-pandemic shows, and attendance continued to widen geographically, with buyers from the Southeast increasing 29%, and Midwest and West buyers growing 7%.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In addition to thousands of independent retailers, representatives from a who’s-who of major stores and buying groups added their buying power to the marketplace’s energy and commerce.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>More than 40 new and expanding permanent exhibitors and hundreds of new temporary exhibits debuted at the show inside Dallas Market Center’s sprawling, 5 million-square-foot campus, along with special exhibits, events and seminars. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Among the show’s exhibitor community, many noted a positive shift in retailer and designer confidence as well as a new buyer presence that helped contribute to strong showroom traffic and record sales. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Dallas Market did not disappoint!” said Angela Schmook, vice president of sales and marketing for RoadRunners. “Market started with a bang having one of our best early-bird days ever. Our reps booked solid appointments, and the sales were strong overall. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>RoadRunners launched several new brands that had great first market experiences, according to Schmook. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>"Several existing brands had some significant new product introductions that retailers were clearly craving," she said. "We did see a significant slowdown in attendance over the weekend, but the market in total was a success.”  </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Many also commented that their daily sales at the June event exceeded last year’s order-writing at the show.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“It was our best summer show by double digits,” said Randa Crisler, vice president of The Portico Collection. “We started writing business during the Apparel show, continued during pre-market days, and then the show itself. We saw buyers from coast to coast, and they truly responded to new products and collections by placing orders.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span><img alt="Dallas Market Center June Total Gift &amp; Home Market" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="92436b37-eed4-4dd5-b4a2-cb70c33671f5" height="300" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/DMC%20June%20Total%20Gift%20%26%20Home.jpg" width="494" class="align-left" loading="lazy" /></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>As the largest Temps presentation in more than 10 years, the newly reimagined temporary exhibits at Total Home &amp; Gift Market featured more than 1,100 exhibitor booths across five distinct neighborhoods showcasing new products and brands. Nearly 50 percent of exhibitors were first-time participants, including Jason Feyka, co-owner of Replica Décor, who was enthusiastic about his first experience at the show.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“We heard from other [exhibitors], ‘You’ve got to go to Dallas…people will love you in Dallas,’ and we’ve met people from all over,” said Feyka. “We’ve exhibited at other trade shows, and our experience here has been one of the best.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Repeat exhibitor DJ Hernandez, west coast regional sales manager with Pura Vida Bracelets, was also effusive about the positive experience his company was having, and why it’s been returning to exhibit at Total Home &amp; Gift for five years.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“What keeps us coming back is the relationships,” Hernandez said. “We’re building so many great relationships with our accounts that every time we come back, it’s like a family</span></span>—<span><span>we can hug our accounts and do business at the same time.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Highlighting the busy event were a plethora of special events, collections and programming, including panels, parties, the 71</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><sup>st</sup></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> Annual Retailer Excellence Awards and fundraisers including “Showrooms Feeding Families,” which raised more than $20,000 for World Central Kitchen.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Also taking place during Total Home &amp; Gift Market were Lightovation, the largest trade event for the business of residential lighting, and KidsWorld. 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</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Polito will be replacing David Audrain, CEO of Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo), who has run the association with his team for the past seven years. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The selection was recommended by the SISO Executive Committee, which undertook the selection process. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The recommendation was unanimously approved by SISO's Board at its Aug. 11 meeting in Oklahoma City, held in conjunction with the organization's Summer Conference.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>"Following a thorough process to identify preferred attributes for the next leader, solicit proposals and applications based on those criteria, and then identify the best candidate, we are confident that Vinnie is the right individual to take over leadership of SISO," said Cassandra Farrington, SISO Chair. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>She added, "His extensive industry experience and connections, combined with his history in the lobbying activities that have become so critical to our industry in recent years, make him ideally suited to the challenges and opportunities that define the organization's next chapter." </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Polito currently is managing director of mdg, a trade show marketing firm, and previously held positions at Reed Exhibitions, Ziff Davis and COMDEX. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“There is certain symmetry for me to have this opportunity with independent show organizers and definitely endless excitement for what's ahead,” Polito said. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This approval now begins the transition period, which will start with confirmation and signing of a new management contract. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Following that, sharing of information and resources will take place through 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and Hawai'i Convention Center Enhancements https://www.tsnn.com/news/tech-news-launch-shift-go-debut-rove-iq-rebrand-ungerboeck-and-hawaii-convention-center <div data-history-node-id="1081171" class="node node--type-news-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Tech News: Launch Shift Go Debut; Rove iQ Rebrand; Ungerboeck and Hawai&#039;i Convention Center Enhancements </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 12, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/tsnn-news" hreflang="en">TSNN News</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis--5"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/Launch%20Shift%20Go%20Workshop%20Team.png?itok=LbeUqiEl" width="480" height="300" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Event technology innovations have been transforming the industry for years now, and the plethora of developments is showing no signs of slowing down. Following is a roundup of recent happenings in event tech.</p> <h4><strong>Launch Shift Go </strong></h4> <p><a href="https://dahliaplus.com/" rel="nofollow">DAHLIA+Agency</a> has developed the first-of-its-kind workshop geared specifically for tech companies and agencies seeking a thorough understanding of the U.S. events and conferences industry and a solid go-to-market strategy.</p> <p><a href="https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/9b6907925f05c2c479f4980944cb7aec54bb1fd0?url=https%3A%2F%2Flaunchshiftgo.com%2F&amp;userId=3766850&amp;signature=71d65d98598edf4c" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Launch Shift Go</a> is a two-week online course geared toward helping event technology executives and entrepreneurs understand and advance in the meetings, conferences and trade shows industry.</p> <p>“In two weeks, we will cover what it normally takes months to years for event technology firms and new-to-events technology professionals to learn about the categories, competition, buyers, influencers, channels, publications, strategies and tactics needed to decode the complex event landscape in the U.S.,” said Dahlia El Gazzar, tech evangelist, idea igniteur and founder of <a href="https://dahliaplus.com/" rel="nofollow">DAHLIA+Agency</a>.</p> <p>The course was developed with Michelle Bruno, content strategist and brand advisor at DAHLIA+Agency, as the content and program lead, with experts brought in to shape the curriculum. It features curated education by award-winning industry thought leaders and trailblazers, including El Gazaar; Bruno; Adam Parry, co-founder and director of <a href="https://eventtechlive.com/" rel="nofollow">Event Tech Live</a> and co-founder and editor of <a href="https://www.eventindustrynews.com/" rel="nofollow">Event Industry News</a>; Marco Giberti, entrepreneur, investor and founder of <a href="https://marcogiberti.com/vesuvio-ventures/" rel="nofollow">Vesuvio Ventures</a>; and Sourabh Kothari, co-founder and CEO of <a href="https://www.mindcurrent.io/" rel="nofollow">Mindcurrent</a>.</p> <p>“The global events market is a huge opportunity for any event tech company,” Parry said. “However, growing quickly in the right direction can be costly if not done correctly. I believe this platform will give event tech founders and suppliers the tools and knowledge they need to execute on their go-to-market strategy for the U.S. market.”</p> <p>The first two-week sprint for Launch Shift Go starts Sept. 15. Click <a href="https://launchshiftgo.com/" rel="nofollow">here</a> to register.</p> <h4><strong>Rove iQ</strong></h4> <p>smartLink, a wayfinding software and smart kiosk company, rebranded as <a href="http://www.roveiq.com/" rel="nofollow">RoveiQ</a> as it progresses into advanced customization, analytics, mobile and new markets.</p> <p>RoveiQ technology helps visitors of event venues, mixed-use properties, city districts, sports arenas, hospitals and universities easily find their way around with customized, interactive, 3D maps on smart kiosks, digital displays or mobile devices.</p> <p>“The name RoveiQ much better represents how we enrich lives through intelligent software designed to move humans both physically and emotionally,” said PJ Thelen, CEO of Rove iQ. “In today’s current environment, people are getting out and are obsessed with creating new and exciting experiences, and Rove iQ elevates each journey whether the desire is to be efficient with time or go in search of a new discovery.”</p> <p>Rove iQ develops software that operates on indoor and outdoor interactive displays, as well as through computer and smartphone browsers. With RoveiQ, businesses and organizations provide customized, 3D maps that help visitors navigate their spaces, while also serving up additional information such as augmented reality selfies, coupons, current events and advertising.</p> <p>The software provides venues with data analytics, allowing owners and managers to gain meaningful insights and generate additional digital out-of-home advertising revenue. Rove iQ is designed to create an opportunity for all types of venues to better communicate with and engage visitors, as well as make their experiences seamless, easy and enjoyable.</p> <h4><strong>Ungerboeck Payments</strong></h4> <p><a href="https://ungerboeck.com/" rel="nofollow">Ungerboeck</a>, a global leader in event and venue management software, unveiled <a href="https://ungerboeck.com/products/payments" rel="nofollow">Ungerboeck Payments</a>, a fully integrated, end-to-end payment solution built specifically for events businesses.</p> <p>The revolutionary payment system will help Ungerboeck customers improve cash flow, increase repeat business and generate more revenue. For the first time, customers have a centralized view of all payment activity on a single platform that is fully supported by Ungerboeck.</p> <p>“Good payment experience is critical to good event experience,” said Manish Chandak, president and CEO of Ungerboeck. “With the launch of Ungerboeck Payments, we now offer a truly integrated, best-in-class payment solution to our customers.”</p> <p>Chandak added, “Partnering with Stripe, our customers will have an end-to-end seamless payment and reconciliation experience while providing payment choices and ease of use to their planners, vendors, exhibitors and visitors.”</p> <p>Stripe helps millions of companies accept payments, grow their revenue and accelerate business opportunities.</p> <p>“We’re thrilled to help Ungerboeck move money from event organizers to venue operators through Stripe Connect,” said Jeanne DeWitt Grosser, head of revenue, Americas at Stripe. “As physical spaces become increasingly important for businesses and their customers, Stripe’s infrastructure ensures platforms like Ungerboeck can power payments and financial operations at scale.”</p> <p>Customers are enthusiastic about the new payment solution as well.</p> <p>“It was an easy decision for us to choose Ungerboeck Payments,” said Kerry Painter, general manager at the Raleigh Convention Center. “We are excited to offer our customers a modern, integrated payment experience that also eliminates manual processes for our teams, saving substantial time and effort.”</p> <p>Ungerboeck Payments is the perfect solution, according to Gary Firlit, director of accounting at Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.</p> <p>“Increasing usage of electronic payments is a top priority due to the many efficiencies they bring to our finance team and the significant improvement in customer satisfaction,” Firlit said. “Ungerboeck Payments is essential to achieving our financial objectives.”</p> <h4><strong>Hawai'i Convention Center</strong></h4> <p>The <a href="https://www.meethawaii.com/convention-center/" rel="nofollow">Hawai‘i Convention Center</a> announced new connectivity upgrades to improve the guest experience at meetings and events. AT&amp;T 5G is now live at the center, offering users fast speeds and more immersive experiences for entertainment and productivity applications that include hybrid events, telepresence, augmented reality, social media, video streaming services, digital conference badges and more</p> <p>“5G is a cutting-edge mobile technology that will help transform both consumer and business experiences at the Hawai‘i Convention Center,” said Teri Orton, general manager of the center, managed by ASM Global. “Now meeting organizers, visitors and staff alike can access content faster than before, whether planning event layouts, livestreaming keynote speaker remarks or processing mobile concession payments.”</p> <p>In addition to increased data speeds compared to previous generations of wireless technology, AT&amp;T 5G also decreases latency. Latency is the time it takes between sending and receiving information. For conventions this will mean smoother connectivity, reducing lags. AT&amp;T 5G users will benefit from the improved service automatically while at the center.</p> <p>Meanwhile, public safety at the center now has access to new wireless and two-way radio communications capabilities. FirstNet®<a href="http://www.firstnet.com/" rel="nofollow">, </a>Built with AT&amp;T—the only network built with and for America’s first responders—is helping connect first responders to the critical information they need to stay mission-ready. With FirstNet, first responders can talk, text, send pictures and stream video throughout the center to help enhance their situational experience.</p> <p>A new public safety-distributed antenna system (DAS) radio network has also been installed in collaboration with Boingo Wireless<a href="http://www.boingo.com/" rel="nofollow">,</a> the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s connectivity provider. Also known as an Emergency Responder Radio Communication System, the DAS network provides a dedicated public safety radio channel, available throughout the 1.1 million-square-foot facility, for first responder communications. This radio network provides an added layer of safety for guests and ensures best-in-class public safety measures at the center. In addition, Boingo has enhanced the two-way radio system throughout the center with four dedicated channels available to security and operations teams.</p> <p>“The safety of our guests, staff and communities is our top priority,” Orton said. “We are pleased to upgrade our wireless infrastructure to better facilitate first responder communications.”</p> <p>Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the center has worked closely with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) to implement forward-thinking health and safety protocols. The center serves as a temporary public shelter during hurricanes and other emergencies, is home to HTA's hub to communicate with the visitor industry during statewide emergencies, and has hosted interagency operations with federal, state, and city partners ranging from contact tracing to housing and unemployment assistance.   </p> <p>“We applaud the Hawai‘i Convention Center for its commitment to innovative technologies that enhance safety protocols and make connectivity more immersive,” said Michael J. Zeto III, chief commercial officer at Boingo. “5G wireless technologies are the backbone of advanced, intelligent venues. Boingo is proud to do our part to design, launch and manage fast, seamless and resilient communications infrastructure.”</p> <p><em>Photo: Launch Shift Go workshop team (from top, clockwise): Michelle Bruno, Marco Giberti, Dahlia El Gazaar, Sourabh Kothari</em> <em>and Adam Parry</em></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter </span></span></span></strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span><span><span>HERE</span></span></span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span><span><span>, <span><span>listen to our latest podcast</span></span></span></span></span></strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>HERE</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span><span><span> and engage with us on </span></span></span></strong><a 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</div> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:13:04 +0000 ltenny@tsnn.com 1081171 at https://www.tsnn.com Bar Convent Brooklyn 2022 Brims With Tasteful Offerings for Its Biggest Show Yet https://www.tsnn.com/news/bar-convent-brooklyn-2022-brims-tasteful-offerings-its-biggest-show-yet <div data-history-node-id="1081176" class="node node--type-news-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Bar Convent Brooklyn 2022 Brims With Tasteful Offerings for Its Biggest Show Yet </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 12, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/tsnn-news" hreflang="en">TSNN News</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis--6"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/52153486286_b1ba69d21f_o.jpg?itok=-utNd6A8" width="480" height="319" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><a href="https://www.barconventbrooklyn.com/" rel="nofollow">Bar Convent Brooklyn</a> (BCB) returned to New York City in June, gathering thousands of the beverage industry professionals for an energetic show at its new home: <a href="https://industrycity.com/" rel="nofollow">Industry City</a>, a vibrant creative hub with studios, warehouses, event spaces, dining and retail along the Brooklyn waterfront.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Produced by <a href="http://www.rxglobal.com/" rel="nofollow">RX</a>, the two-day show set the bar high with thousands of attendees and exhibitors, a wealth of business opportunities, pioneering sustainability initiatives, and innovative education and activations that celebrated the future of liquid culture.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>"We were so excited to welcome everyone to the show's new home at Industry City,” said Jackie Williams, event director for Bar Convent Brooklyn. “As a result, we could offer more exhibitors for attendees, so they could have unique experiences and discover craft and independent brands, including exclusive first looks at expressions that haven't been released into the U.S. market yet."</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="BCB floor" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="42cb93ee-d58b-42ab-a532-eae90865d54c" height="307" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Main%20pic.jpg" width="459" class="align-left" loading="lazy" />Bar Convent Brooklyn 2022 grew bigger than ever, with 163 exhibitors showcasing more than 50 new products and more than 3,800 attendees sampling more than 300,000 drinks and spirits. The show drew people from 55 countries and 42 U.S. states. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Committed to offsetting its footprint and boosting waste-reduction efforts, Bar Convent Brooklyn featured several new sustainable initiatives. Examples of how the show aimed to make an impactful change included a collaboration with Barr Hill Gin distillery and Trees for the Future that showcased planting efforts, as well as a composting program and recycling efforts though items such as water bottles made of recycled plastic.</span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><span><strong>Engaging Education</strong></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span>Each year, Bar Convent Brooklyn works closely with its revolving education committee, consisting of diverse and unique voices of those who work directly in the industry, to curate sessions that will impact attendees, whether relevant to them as an individual or their careers or as a brand. This year's education program was led by Bar Convent Brooklyn’s new head of education, Lynnette Marrero, who is a beverage consultant, mixologist and co-founder of <a href="https://www.speed-rack.com/what-we-do-1" rel="nofollow">Speed Rack</a>, the first all-female global cocktail competition that raises money to fight breast cancer. The education lineup featured 36 panel discussions, seminars and tasting demonstrations. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><img alt="education at BCB" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fba13ccc-afb4-49e3-a964-edcc9f678d00" height="301" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Main%20pic%202.jpg" width="452" class="align-left" loading="lazy" />In addition, some prevalent industry trends and insights emerged during the two-day program. Transparency as a core theme was a thread through several sessions on topics such as sustainability in spirits distillation and operating venues, and how to create a modern business model. During their “Lost in Transformation” session, Briana Volk, Mika Ammunet and Andrew Volk spoke about the importance of being vocal about the why of your specific business model. It can not only add a level of respect within your community, but it also shows your patrons the reasons why prices rise, such as increased staff benefits, wages and equity, and how that leads to better service. Not only is transparency integral to customers, but it also applies to a company's staff and employees. Open feedback and communication, collective leadership and peer-to-peer training can result in employee retention due to shared respect and a sense of purpose.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Alex Francis explored another style of a business model during his “A Farm to Glass Model” session, showcasing how he helped spearhead the globally renowned cocktail bar, Little Red Door, as a farm-to-table model. Adopting a concept where all goods come from local suppliers boosts the local economy and fosters long, meaningful relationships that circle back to the table. While some cocktail menu ingredients will need to be sacrificed due to what's grown locally and seasonally, there are ways to make up those flavors using other ingredients and experimentation. Following this plan can help reduce carbon emissions. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Those who were unable to attend the show this year or attendees who would like to revisit premier education programming can click <a href="https://www.barconventbrooklyn.com/" rel="nofollow">here</a> to access the recorded content.</span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><span><strong>Chilled 100 Spirits Awards </strong></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><span>In a new feature for this year’s show, Bar Convent Brooklyn and <a href="https://chilledmagazine.com/" rel="nofollow">Chilled magazine</a> teamed up for the inaugural <a href="https://www.chilledspiritsawards.com/" rel="nofollow">Chilled 100 Spirits Awards</a> show at the event, culminating after two days of judging by members of the bar industry. The results were announced at the Chilled 100 gala on the first night of Bar Convent Brooklyn, where 17 spirit brands earned the coveted Bartender Seal of Approval medal as standouts in their specific categories.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Bar Convent Brooklyn’s expanded offerings and new venue drew praise from exhibitors and attendees alike.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>"We've been coming to Bar Convent Brooklyn since 2018, and this year reaffirmed that we'll definitely be back next year," said Tom Baker, co-founder of Mr. Black Spirits.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter </strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong>HERE</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><strong>listen to our latest podcast</strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" rel="nofollow"><u>HERE</u></a><strong> </strong><strong>and engage with us on</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/TSNN_com_US" rel="nofollow"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Facebook</strong></a> <strong>and<strong> </strong></strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/94524/" rel="nofollow"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a><strong>!</strong></p></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1081176&amp;2=comment_node_news_blogs&amp;3=comment_node_news_blogs" token="q2Wgvva3DFDmyr5hcYDJg1lpYMn1tUElxxIQAWRBsec"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Fri, 12 Aug 2022 16:03:50 +0000 ltenny@tsnn.com 1081176 at https://www.tsnn.com IMEX America 2022 Promises Business at Its Best and 'Pathways to Clarity' for an Industry Moving Forward https://www.tsnn.com/news/imex-america-2022-promises-business-its-best-and-pathways-clarity-industry-moving-forward <div data-history-node-id="1081111" class="node node--type-news-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> IMEX America 2022 Promises Business at Its Best and &#039;Pathways to Clarity&#039; for an Industry Moving Forward </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 11, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/tsnn-news" hreflang="en">TSNN News</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis--7"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/ART25911.jpg?itok=_W8R_LZk" width="480" height="372" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Riding a wave of optimism following a momentous <a href="https://www.imex-frankfurt.com/" rel="nofollow">IMEX Frankfurt 2022</a>, held May 31 to June 2, and being honored in June with the AEO Excellence Awards <a href="Best%20International%20Trade%20Show-Americas" rel="nofollow">Best International Trade Show-Americas</a> for its resoundingly successful IMEX America 2021 in Las Vegas last November, IMEX Group has set its sights on its next grand gathering: <a href="http://www.imexamerica.com/" rel="nofollow">IMEX America 2022</a>.</p> <p>The show is set for Oct. 11-13 at <a href="https://mandalaybay.mgmresorts.com/en/meetings-groups/meeting-convention-facilities.html" rel="nofollow">Mandalay Bay Convention Center</a> for the second year in a row.</p> <p>After a few tumultuous years for a global events industry reeling from the pandemic, both exhibitors and buyers have been feeling their way back into the market, and IMEX is delighted that they’ve used its recent shows to catalyze business and reset for the future, according to IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer.</p> <p>“Now, and together, we move into a new phase with sights firmly set on 2023, 2024 and beyond,” Bauer said. “Yes, there are challenges, but we believe—and recent experience proves—that the best way to tap into business is to keep showing up to promote. The phrase ‘if you don’t go, you won’t know’ has never been more fitting.”</p> <h4>Strong Business Prospects</h4> <p>All signs are pointing to healthy supplier interest and robust business opportunities at this year’s show, according to IMEX. In the past several weeks, IMEX America has signed contracts and received dozens of enquiries from suppliers who were either not ready or not able to take part in 2021’s autumn show. Repeat business from a range of big or familiar brands is already strong, while the pipeline of new enquiries is also healthy and encouraging.</p> <h4>Education Program for Today’s Challenges</h4> <p>Meanwhile, based on feedback combined with current learning trends and industry intelligence, the IMEX team has restructured the education tracks and devised a theme for the IMEX America education program: “Pathways to Clarity.” The theme is designed to address the confusion and complexity that has crept into daily work and personal life since the pandemic. It aims to provide attendees with tools, insights and lessons to help them move forward with confidence, simplicity and clear thinking.</p> <p>Practicing what they preach, the team has simplified the number of education tracks from 10 to four, each taking place in its own dedicated education theater to make planning and attending easier. The four new tracks are Respect for People and Planet, Future Self, Innovation and Creativity, and Event Planner Toolkit.   </p> <p>As always, Smart Monday, powered by MPI, takes place the day before the IMEX America trade show opens, on Monday Oct. 10.</p> <p>All buyers and suppliers can go <a href="https://www.imexamerica.com/register-for-imex-america" rel="nofollow">here</a> for complimentary IMEX America registration. Hosted buyer registration is also available for qualified event professionals.</p> <p><br /><strong>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong>HERE</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> listen to our latest podcast</strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a><strong> <strong>and engage with us on</strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/TSNN_com_US" rel="nofollow"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>,</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/94524/" rel="nofollow"><strong>LinkedIn</strong></a><strong> </strong><strong>and</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong>!</strong></p></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1081111&amp;2=comment_node_news_blogs&amp;3=comment_node_news_blogs" token="gg9Umt7GPu2K2wmq14HVimTGJxjYxDe6_-99HLTc55Y"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:12:07 +0000 ltenny@tsnn.com 1081111 at https://www.tsnn.com UFI Barometer Deep Dive: U.S. Is Bouncing Back Faster Than Global Industry Overall https://www.tsnn.com/blog/ufi-barometer-deep-dive-us-bouncing-back-faster-global-industry-overall <div data-history-node-id="1080911" class="node node--type-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> UFI Barometer Deep Dive: U.S. Is Bouncing Back Faster Than Global Industry Overall </h2> </div> <div id="custom-sharethis--8"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 9, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><article data-history-node-id="1080906" role="article" about="/blog-author-node/danica-tormohlen" class="blog-author is-promoted teaser clearfix"> <h2> <a href="/blog-author-node/danica-tormohlen" rel="bookmark"> <span>Danica Tormohlen</span> </a> </h2> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-photo field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blogs_page/public/Danica%20Tormohlen_0.jpg?h=be2d14a2&amp;itok=YajiYaJ_" width="250" height="210" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-biography field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Danica Tormohlen, who has covered the trade show industry since 1994, currently serves as content producer for </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.ufi.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>UFI</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Previously, she served as content director, publisher and editor-in-chief for the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.siso.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Society of Independent Show Organizers</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, editor at large at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.tradeshowexecutive.com/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Trade Show Executive</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> and editor-In-chief and publisher of EXPO magazine. Connect with Danica on </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/danica-tormohlen-5800621/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>LinkedIn</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> or </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://twitter.com/DanicaTormohlen" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>Twitter</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> </div> </article> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In July, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.ufi.org/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>UFI</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released the latest edition of its flagship <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/news/latest-ufi-global-exhibition-barometer-indicates-industry-bouncing-back-highlights-global" rel="nofollow">Global Exhibition Barometer research</a>, which takes the pulse of the industry. The results highlight the quickening pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022, after the continuing impact of COVID-19 throughout 2021. The sector is bouncing back quickly, and revenues for H1 2023 are expected to reach 87% of comparable 2019 levels (noting that 2019 has been the industry’s record year to date).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>What does the data mean, and how should exhibition organizers and companies use the research? </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“It’s incredibly valuable to have this type of data to help shape and facilitate discussions internally about next year’s budgets to navigate a period of global uncertainty,” said Marty Glynn, CEO of </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://madeventmanagement.com/?utm_source=tradeshowexecutive&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=websitestories" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>MAD Event Management</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, which recently formed a strategic partnership with UFI to boost and develop the member services to its North American members. “Anyone who has global constituents can use the Barometer as basis for discussions with executive, sales/marketing and finance teams, especially associations.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In addition to a global perspective, the UFI Barometer provides a deeper dive into the data for North America. Following are a few key takeaways.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>The good news:</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Revenue rebound.</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> In the U.S., 2022 exhibition industry revenues are expected to reach 79% of what they were pre-COVID in 2019—the industry’s record year to date. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Looking ahead: In H1 2023, U.S. exhibition companies are projecting industry revenues will reach 97% of comparable 2019 levels. The U.S. exhibition industry is bouncing back faster than the global industry overall, which is expected to reach 73% of exhibition industry revenues in 2022 and 87% in H1 2023. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Public exhibition companies with significant holdings in the U.S. confirm UFI’s findings:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><a href="https://www.informa.com/globalassets/documents/investor-relations/2022/2022-informa-h1-results.pdf" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>On Aug. 4, Informa PLC reported</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><u><span> H1 2022 results</span></u></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>: </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>220-plus live events attracting 28,000-plus exhibitors, 1.1 million-plus attendees and £450 million in revenue, representing more than 80% of equivalent revenue in 2019.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><a href="https://www.relx.com/media/press-releases/year-2022/interim-results-2022" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>On July 28, RELX, parent company of RX Global, reported its full-year outlook for exhibitions</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>: “We expect a year of strong underlying revenue growth, driven by reopening of exhibition venues across most geographies. The operating result will continue to benefit from the structurally lower cost base.” In 2021, exhibitions represented 7% of 2021 RELX revenue. In 2022, exhibitions represent 9% of RELX revenue YTD.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><strong><span><span> </span></span></strong></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Triple-digit growth YOY.</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> From 2021 to 2022, U.S. exhibition industry revenues are expected to increase 169% year-over-year. But it’s important to remember that U.S. exhibition industry revenues were significantly impacted in 2021 by travel restrictions and venue shutdowns due to the pandemic. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Some are reporting even higher growth: In May, public company Emerald </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://investor.emeraldx.com/news-releases/News-Details/2022/Emerald-Reports-First-Quarter-2022-Financial-Results/" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>reported revenues of $98.5 million for Q1 2022, an increase of $85.6 million, or 663.6%, from $12.9 million in revenue for Q1 2021</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>In July, RELX reported </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.relx.com/~/media/Files/R/RELX-Group/documents/results/interim-presentations/2022-interim-presentation.pdf" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>exhibition revenues for H1 2022 were £394 million  compared to £121 million in H1 2021, an increase of 226% YOY</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><h4><span><span><span><strong><span><span>The biggest challenges: </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h4> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Operating profits still below pre-pandemic highs.</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> In 2022, more than half (54%) of North American exhibition organizations are reporting revenues will be reduced by 11% to 50%, compared to 2019. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>For example, in Q1 2022, </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>revenue for Emerald events was down $36.6 million, or 37.1%, when compared to their last in-person editions. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Keep in mind: A number of exhibition destinations, like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, didn’t reopen fully for events until H2 2021. </span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>In H1 2022, 100% of exhibition organizations report their cities are already open to local and national events, according to the UFI Global Barometer. In its most recent financial statement, </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Emerald reported it continues to plan for a full slate of events in the U.S. in 2022.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Recruitment and staffing.</span></span></strong></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> What’s the most important business issue facing the industry in North America in 2022? The No. 1 issue is internal management challenges, as cited by 19% of North American exhibition organizations. After furloughs and layoffs due to shutdowns and limited activities for more than two years, 70% of North American exhibition organizations are recruiting additional staff following the restart of activities after the COVID-19 pandemic, with 59% of those citing it proves difficult to find the right people. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Staffing is a challenge across most industries in the U.S.: Job growth accelerated at a much faster pace than expected in June, indicating that the main pillar of the U.S. economy remains strong despite pockets of weakness, </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/08/jobs-report-june-2022-.html" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><span><span><u><span>according to data in June from the Bureau of Labor Statistics</span></u></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. The unemployment rate was 3.6%, unchanged from May and in line with estimates. Average hourly earnings increased 0.3% for the month of June and were up 5.1% from a year ago.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>What has been your company’s experience? Please share your best practices with the industry in the comments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In line with UFI’s objective to provide vital data and best practices to the entire exhibition industry, the full results can be downloaded at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.ufi.org/research" rel="nofollow"><span><span><span><strong><span><u><span>www.ufi.org/research</span></u></span></strong></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. The next UFI Global Exhibition Barometer survey will be conducted in December 2022.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <img alt="UFI Global Exhibition Barometer 2022" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="79f64cb5-74f4-4e38-b92c-fb1076a6da11" height="344" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/UFI%20Exhibition%20Industry%20Revenues%20graphic.png" width="486" class="align-center" loading="lazy" /><p><br /><span><span><strong><span>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>HERE</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> <span>listen to our latest podcast</span></strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><span>HERE</span></a><strong> <strong><span>and engage with us on</span></strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/TSNN_com_US" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Twitter</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Facebook</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/94524/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>LinkedIn</span></span></span></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><span>and</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Instagram</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>!</span></strong></span></span></p></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1080911&amp;2=comment_node_blogs&amp;3=comment_node_blogs" token="ZrNOCGBftrbUT34Mmq6vbmmX8xRZ79d890sxEjd4tYY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Aug 2022 14:46:40 +0000 lpsavas@tsnn.com 1080911 at https://www.tsnn.com AHLA and Questex Join Forces to Launch The Hospitality Show in 2023 https://www.tsnn.com/news/ahla-and-questex-join-forces-launch-hospitality-show-2023 <div data-history-node-id="1080901" class="node node--type-news-blogs node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> AHLA and Questex Join Forces to Launch The Hospitality Show in 2023 </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-news-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--item">August 9, 2022</div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--item"><a href="/blog-author-node/tsnn-news" hreflang="en">TSNN News</a></div> <div id="custom-sharethis--9"> <div class="field field--name-field-sharethis-buttons field--type-markup field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="sharethis-inline-share-buttons"></div></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/hospitality.jpg?itok=EWXnRccQ" width="480" height="292" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>The </span><a href="http://www.ahla.com/" rel="nofollow"><span>American Hotel &amp; Lodging Association</span></a><span> (AHLA) and <a href="https://questex.com/" rel="nofollow">Questex</a> have teamed up to launch </span><a href="https://www.thehospitalityshow.com/" rel="nofollow"><span>The Hospitality Show</span></a><span> (“The Show”), a new annual hospitality trade show and conference scheduled for June 27-29, 2023 at </span><a href="https://www.venetianlasvegas.com/meetings/" rel="nofollow"><span>The Venetian Las Vegas</span></a><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Designed to be a comprehensive one-stop-shop for hospitality leaders to meet, learn and conduct business across the entire hospitality ecosystem, the new three-day event is designed to reach AHLA’s expansive membership across all segments of the industry, including leading service providers and suppliers, hotel owners and management companies, and senior executives of hotel brands, including CEOs, CCOs, CIOs, CTOs, CPOs and CMOs. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The Show will also be of value to and attract overlapping sectors, including executives from restaurants, bars and interconnected businesses such as travel companies, gyms, spas, clubs and the experience economy, in which Questex boasts extensive relationships. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The Show is a collaborative product of AHLA, the nation’s largest hotel association with nearly 32,000 members, and Questex, a leading media and event company with deep expertise in the hospitality industry that operates </span><a href="https://www.hotelmanagement.net/" rel="nofollow"><span>Hotel Management</span></a><span> – a publication boasting more than 564,000 readers engaged in optimizing hotel operations, the largest U.S. distribution in the market. Questex also produces global events including </span><a href="https://www.ihif.com/" rel="nofollow"><span>The International Hospitality Investment Forum</span></a><span> (IHIF), which is attended by nearly every global hotel chain CEO, and several specialty curated buyer/seller events such as <a href="https://www.hotecdesign.com/" rel="nofollow">Hotec Design</a>.  </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“As the single entity representing the entire hotel industry, we at AHLA recognize the need to annually bring together our most important voices and respected leaders,” said Chip Rogers, AHLA president and CEO. “The Hospitality Show will be a completely new hospitality event experience – a one-stop-shop for the hospitality industry to meet, learn and do business with stakeholders from other businesses that are key to our operations. We intend to make The Show the most important hotel event of the year and are excited to partner with Questex to make this happen.” </span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>With a focus on technology and operations, The Show will offer a cutting-edge education program offering thought-provoking insights from expert speakers; curated buying experiences within a vibrant exhibit hall designed for discovering and evaluating new products and solutions; personalized business matchmaking and a host of other networking opportunities.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Following the worst two-year period for the hospitality and events sector, Questex is demonstrating its conviction and confidence in both by doubling down and co-launching an event designed to set a new standard for live events while accelerating the growth of the entire hospitality industry, according to Questex officials.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“It’s a privilege for us to team up with AHLA to bring this event to market,” said Alexi Khajavi, president of Questex Hospitality Group. “The Hospitality Show will serve as the rally point for hospitality professionals across all aspects of the industry to gather, build relationships and get business done. The timing is perfect for an industry event that brings the entire ecosystem together in one place.” </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>  </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span>Don’t miss any event-related news: Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.tsnn.com/subscribe" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>HERE</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> <span>listen to our latest podcast</span></strong> <a href="https://www.tsnn.com/tsnn-podcast-trade-show-talk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><span>HERE</span></a><strong> <strong><span>and engage with us on</span></strong> </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/TSNN_com_US" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Twitter</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Facebook</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>,</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/groups/94524/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>LinkedIn</span></span></span></strong></a><strong> </strong><strong><span>and</span></strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/tradeshownewsnetwork/" rel="nofollow"><strong><span><span><span>Instagram</span></span></span></strong></a><strong><span>!</span></strong></span></span></p></div> <section class="comments" > <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=1080901&amp;2=comment_node_news_blogs&amp;3=comment_node_news_blogs" token="2009j2xmmAHsXOXa4Tne102xkxASig6X9E_hsMedTQ8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Aug 2022 13:25:46 +0000 lpsavas@tsnn.com 1080901 at https://www.tsnn.com