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 and the trade show… 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. When: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Time Cost: None - Thanks… 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 (ExpoDevCo). He added, “Ted and his team have built a wonderful brand and we look forward to continuing to develop the market for this brand.” Ted Bahr, CEO of BZ Media, said, “SPTechCon has served the Microsoft SharePoint market for more than eight years… more
Oct 19, 2017
In a demonstration of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, GES has once again achieved APEX/ASTM Level Two certification for the meetings and event industry. Spearheaded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Green Meeting Industry Council, the standards were developed in collaboration between APEX (the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange) and ASTM, an ANSI-certified international standard development organization. The certification encourages organizations to adopt environmental standards to create more sustainable events as well as recognizes… 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. IMC has set… 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 resort and casino’s new Exposition Center will span 240,000 net square feet and… more
Oct 18, 2017
ASAE Foundation recently has launched a new research project called, “Association Content Strategies for a Changing World.” The project will explore how association leaders are navigating the shifting content development and management landscape. Not only will the project look at the positive impacts of strategic approaches to content, but it also will examine the emerging challenges organizations face when creating content and its dissemination. This study is made possible by a grant from Angerosa Research Foundation and Stratton Media Strategies. The Angerosa Research Foundation was… more
Oct 17, 2017
The Meetings Mean Business Coalition has appointed Julie Coker Graham, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, as its next co-chair. Coker Graham will join Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of Meeting Professionals International, in leading the coalition and promoting the value of face-to-face meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions. “We are very excited to have Julie be the first CEO of a convention and visitors bureau to co-chair MMBC,” Van Deventer said. He added, “Her insights, experience and passion for our… more
Oct 17, 2017
The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has launched the Discover Atlanta: Official Guide mobile application. While mobile applications are not new technology, this is the first destination marketing app powered by the artificial intelligence of a gaming platform. Released on Oct. 12, Discover Atlanta: Official Guide was designed and built in partnership with Winistry, makers of the Intelligent Mobile App Platform. This technology enables ACVB to promote Atlanta in a unique, personalized manner, based on user preference, behavior, location and even time of day. “We strategically… 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. "We're pleased to partner with IAEE to support their 2017-2018 event technology needs," said Core-apps CEO Jay Tokosch. He added, "Our team fully… more