Oct 20, 2017

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released two new industry reports designed to help exhibitors use gamification successfully as well as help show organizers understand show floor attendee engagement tactics.

Released on Oct. 19, the new Industry Insight Series Report, “How Exhibitors Can Use Games and Contests to Drive Greater Trade Show Success,” is intended to be a straightforward, “how-to” guide on using games and contests to drive exhibitor success.

“There has been a lot of buzz about gamification in the business world over the past several years… more

Oct 20, 2017

Even in a predominantly female industry, women in events suffer from, among other challenges, a gender pay gap, lack of representation in the C-Suite, and dwindling end-of-career employment prospects. As part of TSNN’s complimentary webinar series, this webinar will focus on specific actions that women and men in leadership positions can take to create more opportunities for female employees. It will also offer advice to women working in the events industry on how to thrive during every phase of their careers.more

Oct 19, 2017

SPTechCon: The SharePoint & O365 Technology Conference, coming up Nov. 12-15 in Bethesda, Md., was bought by Exposition Development Company from BZ Media.

“Stephanie (Everett) and I are thrilled to have this opportunity to add the SPTechCon Events to the ExpoDevCo Portfolio,” said David Audrain, CEO of Exposition Development Company (… more

Oct 18, 2017

International Market Centers, operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries, is coordinating exhibitor product donations and other humanitarian efforts in its High Point Market Fall show, running Oct. 14-18 in High Point, N.C., and at the Las Vegas Market Winter show, set for Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2018 at the World Market Center in Las Vegas.

“International Market Centers prides itself on being a ‘global good citizen,’ and we are delighted to mobilize our resources to help communities in need,” said Robert Maricich, IMC chief executive officer.… more

Oct 18, 2017

The Mohegan Sun Exposition Center expansion project is more than one-third complete and on schedule for a June 2018 opening.

Last month, the leaders of Mohegan Sun and the Mohegan Tribe gathered with guests, including Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman and AZ Corporation, for a ceremonial topping-off to celebrate the progress of the $80 million project, which began last March.

Over 300 signatures from ironworkers to state and local officials and Mohegan Sun and Tribe management adorned the steel beam.

The… more

Oct 17, 2017

Event app, general service contractor, telecom/internet and many more types of companies recently signed new and renewed existing business contracts with trade shows and associations.

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events selected Core-Apps to serve as its official mobile app provider for Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition to be held on Nov. 28-30 in San Antonio, Texas, and Dec. 11-13, 2018, in New Orleans, La.more

Oct 14, 2017

Convention and entertainment venue management SMG unveiled at a press conference during IMEX America this week in Las Vegas that they will launch North American sales for the Shenzhen (China) World Exhibition & Convention Center.

The company was selected to manage the new venue, which will become one of the largest exhibition and convention centers in the world.

Besides announcing the sales and management news, SMG also is celebrating its 4oth Anniversary this year.

“I couldn’t be more excited about celebrating with Shenzhen,” said Gregg Caren, SMG’s executive… more

Oct 13, 2017

Shows in the packaging and construction/utility equipment industries drew strong attendance and growing showfloors recently in Las Vegas and Louisville, respectively.

PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Healthcare Packaging EXPO 2017 pulled off its largest Las Vegas trade show to date, welcoming nearly 1,000 more attendees and increasing in size by almost four percent, compared with its 2015 event.

Held Sept. 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the show attracted 29,500 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies spanning almost 900,000 net square feet.

According to… more

Oct 11, 2017

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has decided to withdraw from a proposed collaboration with the Kentucky State Fair Board and its National Farm Machinery Show.

Last February, AEM and the KSFB signed a letter of intent and announced a verbal agreement on the showfloor of the 52nd annual NFMS at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

Under the agreement and starting with the 2018 show, AEM would have assisted with the show’s management and co-production with the intention of elevating the exhibitor and attendee… more

Nov 10, 2017

Leaders representing the meetings, travel and hospitality sectors gathered Oct. 10 during IMEX America at the Sands Expo & Convention Center to support #VegasStrong, the hashtag that represents the resiliency of Las Vegas after a mass shooting occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival 10 days earlier.

The Sands Showroom was packed for the press conference with individuals from the Las Vegas hospitality community, as well as media and executives from industry associations, including IAEE, SISO and ASAE.

A video played first with an Andre Agassi voiceover asking “What Is… more