Apr 23, 2012

Nielsen Expositions’ Outdoor Retailer biannual markets have maxed out their home at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, and, as a result, a Web site has been launched to start a conversation about a possible new location for the show.


Outdoor Retailer, along with the Outdoor Industry Association, are “engaging the industry in a consultative and comprehensive approach to determine the best growth path and location for the future for the semi-annual outdoor trade shows,” according to OR show officials.


A formal… more

Jun 03, 2012

As I am walking up Ala Wai Boulevard to the Hawaii Convention Center, I see that the back of the Hawaii Convention Center abuts the Ala Wai Canal. It reminds me of McCormick Place in Chicago and even the San Diego Convention Center, both being on the waterfront.


As I round the corner to the front of the building I realize that is where the convention centers diverge in similarity, and the Hawaii Convention Centers stands on its own.


June Matsumoto, director of international markets and… more

Jun 10, 2012

Reed Exhibitions and the Indonesian Panorama Group have formed Reed Panorama Exhibitions (RPE), a joint venture which plans to organise trade shows in Indonesia. As part of the partnership arrangement, Panorama Group’s MICE division, Panorama Convex Indah, will be rolled into RPE and renamed Panorama Meetings and Events.

RPE will hold its first exhibition, Indonesia Mining &… more

Jul 10, 2012

UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, recently released the 8th edition of its “The Trade Fair Industry in Asia Report” that indicated the major markets in the region, such as China, Hong Kong and India, have finally started to slow in growth, while Southeast Asian countries, including Singapore and Malaysia, saw huge gains.


The report, which consists of more than 120 pages of data and analysis, was compiled by Hong Kong-based Business Strategies Group and is available for download… more

Sep 09, 2012

Updated Sept. 16, 2012 - According to IMTS officials, the show, which ran Sept. 10-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place was the most successful show in a decade with 100,200 attendees. The story below was written a few days earlier.

The massive biannual International Manufacturing Technology Show is on track for another successful event with the doors opening today at Chicago’s McCormick Place and running through Sept. 15


The show’s pre-registration numbers have surpassed 2010’s total registration numbers of 82,411. As of Sept. 10, the… more

Sep 22, 2012

I read a funny blog post on ‘Did you pack your trade show tool kit?’  It made me think that there are probably a few more items that need to be added to this list to make it complete.


1. Fabric softener mix – I learned from a competitor of mine a few years ago that the best way to remove the static that is on carpets after the plastic is taken off (and after many shoes traverse the booth) is a 50/50 mixture… more