Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Unveils Top 50 U.S. Medical Meetings  alt
Jun 22, 2014
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association released its list of the top 50 largest U.S. medical meetings held in 2013 The FIME Show, a medical tradeshow based out of Miami, took the top spot with a total reported attendance of 57,000. In the previous four years, the top spot has been held by either Greater New York Dental Meeting or the Radiological Society of North America, who respectively ranked two (54,629) and three (54,008). HIMSS: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) round out the top five medical meetings… more
Jun 22, 2014
It’s one thing to build an amazing booth and have the most personable, experienced salespeople possible standing in it, hoping that attendees stop by to check out everything your company has to offer; but it’s a whole other thing to actually do something truly experiential that not only creates a buzz, but also real engagement with possible buyers. There were several companies at the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s recent annual meeting and exhibition, held this week at the Cleveland Convention Center that thought out-of-the-box and made an impression on… more
HIMSS’ Karen Malone Named TSNN Awards Industry Icon Award Honoree alt
Jun 22, 2014
Trade Show News Network will celebrate Karen Malone, vice president of meeting services for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, as the TSNN Industry Icon Award honoree at the 5th annual TSNN Awards Nov. 14-16 in Cleveland, Ohio. Malone has more than 30 years of meetings industry experience and has been with HIMSS since 1997. She oversees a staff of 18 in logistics, exhibits and sales activities, including oversight for the planning of HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, a $34 million event that is No. 34 on the 2013 TSNN Top 250 trade show list.  … more
Jun 18, 2014
Earlier this week, more than 100 trade show professionals, including suppliers, organizers and associations representing the industry, went to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress for the inaugural “Exhibitions Day”. Topics at hand during the 100-plus meetings were the value of the overall trade show industry, as well as asking for support of the JOLT Act - Jobs Originated through Travel Act; allowing government employees to attend events; the impact of the Visa Waiver Program; the importance of the International Buyers Program; and support of the Travel Promotion Act.… more
Former Louisville CVB Leader, Jim Wood, Tapped to Head Meet AC in Atlantic City alt
Jun 17, 2014
After stepping down from the top post at the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau earlier this year, Jim Wood has been tapped to run newly formed Meet AC, a private non-profit sales organization with a sole focus on building the convention, meeting and group market for Atlantic City. Wood will begin his new role June 30. “The entire board was very impressed with Jim’s highly successful track record of accomplishments,” said Jeff Albrecht, Meet AC board chairperson and general manager, Sheraton, Atlantic City. He added, “Everyone we spoke to about Jim reiterated… more
Landscape Design Conference Set to Collocate with the 2014 International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo alt
Jun 16, 2014
Hanley Wood Exhibitions will partner with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers to collocate the APLD International Landscape Design Conference with the 2014 International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo in Orlando. “This strategic partnership brings a great opportunity to both groups of show attendees,” said Tracy Garcia, CEM, director of the PSP Expo. “APLD brings a valuable perspective to the industry and we are pleased to have their event co-locating with us in 2014.” The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is an international organization… more
NSSF, Sands Expo Extend SHOT Show Agreement to 2020 alt
Jun 16, 2014
The National Shooting Sports Foundation and Sands Expo and Convention Center have followed up the 2014 record-setting Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) by adding another two years to their agreement. Under the new terms, the SHOT Show will be presented at the Sands Expo through 2020. The 2014 SHOT Show, which ran Jan. 14-17, attracted more than 67,000 in total attendance, an all-time high, and was the fifth consecutive SHOT Show held at Sands Expo. In February, NSSF previously had announced that it was extending its stay at the venue through 2017. “We’re pleased… more
Jun 16, 2014
It was a tough battle when labor reforms recently were pushed through at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Convention Center, but one that has evidently paid off, with two shows signing on to the center in 2017 and 2018. The American Industrial Hygiene Association chose Philadelphia as the host city for its 2018 Conference and Exposition (AIHce), which is considered the most important event of the year among occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. More than 6,000 attendees are expected to attend AIHce, using 13,608 total hotel room nights to generate more than $16.2… more
Tarsus Group, dmg events Will Launch Big 5 Construct Indonesia in 2015 alt
Jun 16, 2014
Tarsus Group, dmg events will launch the Big 5 Construct Indonesia exhibition to serve the burgeoning domestic and regional construction sector in the country in May 2015 at the Jakarta International Exhibition Centre. dmg events are the organizers of the Big 5 series of events - the Middle East’s largest construction event in Dubai and events in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and India. The new show will bring the international building and construction world together in a single location providing a valuable meeting place to source product, conduct business and build strategic partnerships,… more
Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition Continues Growth Streak in Chicago alt
Jun 15, 2014
Just halfway through the first day of Emerald Expositions’ Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition at Chicago’s McCormick Place, the Digital River booth already was packed with people and, according to marketing director John Phillips, they also had 500-plus leads in hand. Digital River did a few things right, including sponsoring the Internet Lounge, which boosted their booth size to 50’x40’ and attracted people that might otherwise not have stopped by, Phillips said. But the real audience pleaser was a virtual ski slope set up in their booth that attendees… more