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Nov 07, 2017
Industry News

Last month, 5,250 engineers and executives responsible for assembly manufacturing converged at the 5th Annual ASSEMBLY Show, held Oct. 24-26 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

​​​​​The trade show and conference, which focuses on assembly technology, equipment and products, boasted a 12 percent increase in attendance and a 15 percent increase in exhibit space, compared with 2016, according to BNP Media, which produces the show.

The bustling event drew 295 exhibiting companies occupying 76,800 net square feet of expo space, with… more

Nov 06, 2017
Industry News

Let’s apply a Keep, Start, Stop framework to some of the challenges and opportunities we have as trade show professionals.

Bring your opinions on marketing personas, double carpet padding, elephants in the room, lead retrieval and experience design this Weds. At 1 p.m. ET to the #Expochat Tweetchat.

You could be the one offering advice to change someone’s life, or you could be the person giving thanks around the turkey day table that a friendly… more

Nov 03, 2017
Industry News

In the third quarter of 2017, GES revenues dipped 19 percent to $232 million, compared with $287 million during the same quarter the year before, primarily led by negative show rotation. The results were in line with expectations. 

Two of the largest shows on the TSNN Top 250 trade show list – IMTS and MINExpo, as well as the Farnborough International Airshow, all were off cycle. more

Nov 03, 2017
Industry News

The NACS Show celebrated a record-breaking jump in attendance and size at its most recent event, held Oct. 17-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

As the largest annual trade show and conference for the U.S. convenience and fuel retailing industry, the 25th annual NACS Show boasted a 7 percent increase in overall attendance, drawing in 24,940 attendees from 63 countries, and a 3.3 percent growth in buyers (classified as retailers and convenience distributors, including Petroleum Equipment Institute registrants), according to The Association for… more

Nov 02, 2017
Tech News

Full-service event production company, Shepard, has launched tecCONNECT, a suite of technology solutions designed to help event organizers navigate and select the right tech offerings for their specific needs.

Comprising three primary service offerings: Select, Consult and Insights, tecCONNECT solutions range from tech vendor matchmaking to integration and implementation to artificial intelligence-powered data services.

“Our goal is to help our customers use technology to design and deliver events with enhanced experiences that benefit… more

Nov 01, 2017
Industry News

Leading a show from a top for-profit business-to-business exhibition company or an association with a sizable trade show is no easy task.

That’s why TSNN and Access Intelligence Research & Consulting recently partnered with the Society of Independent Show Organizers to take a deeper look into what current challenges leaders in the exhibition industry are facing.

The TSNN Research Report – more

Nov 01, 2017
Industry News

Trade show and meeting planners choose their destinations carefully, bringing many factors into the decision-making process. One factor is the city’s appeal as a travel destination. According to International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE’s) Decision to Attend Study, 78 percent of attendees cite the destination as a top driver for attending a convention. It’s little surprise then, that Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) are helping planners promote the destination to their audiences.

“We’ve seen a pretty dramatic shift over the last few years in convention and… more

Oct 31, 2017
Tech News

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has launched a new tool to enable show organizers to calculate the exhibitor retention rate for a given event and then measure it against key benchmarks, including the overall exhibition industry and the specific industry sector.

Leveraging business intelligence services powered by a2z, the CEIR Exhibitor Retention Benchmarking Tool uses standardized data derived from 900+ tradeshow, analyzed over a period of three years. Each event in the dataset is categorized based on its… more

Oct 31, 2017
Industry News

NPE2018: The Plastics Show has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to participate in its 2018 International Buyer Program (IBP).

The IBP is a joint government-industry effort under the jurisdiction of the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) that brings thousands of international buyers to the U.S. for B2B matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows.

Every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies… more

Oct 30, 2017
Association Show News

Kicking off with an opening night reception Nov. 1 at the Johannesburg, South Africa-based Sandton Convention Centre, the 84th UFI Global Congress is set to gather hundreds of exhibition organizers and suppliers from all over the world to take a deep dive into “Raising the Odds: Pressures and Profits in the Exhibition Industry.”

“UFI‘s Global Congress brings together the global leaders of the exhibition industry. We will welcome more than 420 participants from more than 55 countries this week in Johannesburg,” said UFI Managing Director/CEO Kai… more