Mar 23, 2014

Just more than a month away, Medical World Americas has lined up a top emergency response commander with the U.S. Coast Guard, a pioneering researcher in cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a leader in genomic medicine at MD Andersen Cancer Center as a few of the 80 speakers.

The launch event, which will bring together more than 2,000 health care professionals from across the Americas to showcase knowledge and innovation in the medical field, will be held April 28-30 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston… more

Mar 23, 2014

On an acquisition roll, Marketplace Events has bought yet another show – the Edmonton Renovation Show in Alberta, Canada – from Young Marketing Services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The show, held annually in January at the Expo Centre at Northlands Agricom, will be the company's second one in the same market.

They also operate the Edmonton Home + Garden Show, which ran March 20-23 in the same facility.

"Our shows in Western Canada have been the fastest growing in our portfolio in recent years, and thus we have been extremely… more

Mar 19, 2014

Open footprints, deeply integrated technology and fast follow-ups defined the experience at EXHIBITOR2014 that brought together trade show and event professionals March 16-20 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The star of the show? A giant Earth Harp at the Global Experience Specialists’ booth that lured attendees to the back of the hall. The moment William Close of the Earth Harp Collective touched the strings rigged to the ceiling, attendees whipped out their cellphones to record and share.

Since the instrument took up pretty much the entire exhibit,… more

Mar 18, 2014

Reed Exhibitions has scooped up two shows in Mexico - Expo Beauty Show and Expo Lighting America Show – expanding its portfolio in the country even more.

The combined events attract more than 300 exhibitors and 70,000 attendees each year and occupy more than 20,000 net square meters of annual exhibit space in Mexico City.

The two new events join Reed's existing portfolio in - Expo Seguridad (acquired in 2011) that runs April 8-19  in Mexico City and Expo Ferretera (acquired in 2013) that runs Aug. 28-30 in Guadalajara.

Last May, Reed also acquired… more

Mar 18, 2014

Trade Show News Network is pleased to announce Cleveland has been chosen as the host city for the 5th Annual 2014 TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence.

More than 50 show organizers from the fastest-growing events in the United States will be feted during the three-day weekend event Nov. 14-16 (

“We are very excited to bring the 2014 TSNN Awards to Cleveland,” said TSNN President Rachel Wimberly. “We have no doubt that the award winners will be very impressed with everything the… more

Mar 17, 2014

Attendees spend an estimated $44.8 billion and exhibitors spend an estimated $24.5 billion at events, according research compiled by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.

This research documents the substantial contribution business-to-business exhibitions make to the U.S. economy through attendee and exhibitor direct spending.

For the first time, CEIR commissioned PricewaterhouseCoopers to quantify attendee and exhibitor direct spend estimates based on data compiled as a part of an interim update of… more

Mar 17, 2014

Each year, the U.S. Travel Association and the American Society of Association Executives sponsor separate fly-ins to Washington, D.C., during which hundreds of travel and association professionals meet face-to-face with legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss issues important to them.

Dubbed “Destination Capitol Hill”, U.S. Travel held its second annual fly-in Feb. 24-27, and nearly 300 travel professionals had 275 meetings with members of Congress.

Among the fly-in participants were several convention and visitors bureau executives, including Steve Moore,… more

Mar 17, 2014

The medical association sector has been busy signing on plenty of new business contracts recently, ranging from management to registration and lead retrieval services.

The Healthcare & Billing Management Association (HBMA) announced it has selected SmithBucklin as its new association management partner. In addition, Andre Williams has joined the company and will serve as HBMA's executive director. HBMA's headquarters now are in Washington, D.C.

"HBMA provides tremendous value to its members, and leadership is dedicated to seeing that value maximized in the… more

Mar 16, 2014

Transitioning from his role as interim president and CEO of NYC & Company, Fred Dixon has been named the city convention and visitors bureau’s new president and CEO.

Dixon will replace George Fertitta, who stepped down Jan. 1 after joining the bureau in 2006.

“Fred’s been such a star since he joined New York City & Company,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “And I don’t know about you; the Southern charm definitely works … As I’ve spent time with him, I became as convinced as everyone on the board that this… more

Mar 16, 2014

Returning to Las Vegas was a lucky charm for Hanley Wood Exhibitions’ 2014 International Roofing Expo, which saw record-breaking attendance Feb. 26-28 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The show drew a total attendance of 9,568, a 13-percent increase, compared with the 2013 show in San Antonio, and a 20-percent increase in verified attendees, compared with 2013.

“With a fresh sense of optimism and excitement, the 2014 International Roofing Expo drew the largest attendance in the show’s history,” said Tracy Garcia, IRE show director.

She… more