News

Oct 23, 2017
Industry News

ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, is adding a series of premier events across the United Kingdom to its portfolio through the acquisition of MCM Comic Con.

ReedPOP has brought one of the largest pop culture events producers in the UK into its family of leading experiential fan events.

The acquisition of MCM by ReedPOP, a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions, part of RELX Group, will take effect immediately, and its… more

Oct 20, 2017
Industry News

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.more

Oct 19, 2017
Industry News

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 (… more

Oct 19, 2017
Green News

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… more

Oct 19, 2017
Tech News

PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute annual online Summit now is open for registration. Supported and sponsored by Meetings + Conventions Calgary, the all-day event is set to take place Nov. 15, between 8 a.m.–5 p.m. CT.

Participating event professionals will have a chance to join veteran strategists and newcomers to the digital space where they can learn all about digital event solutions and how to implement success into each event.

Amanda Marijanovic will once again be the… more

Oct 18, 2017
Industry News

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.… more

Oct 18, 2017
Industry News

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… more

Oct 18, 2017
Association Show News

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… more

Oct 17, 2017
Association Show News

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.more

Oct 17, 2017
Green News

A new salad dressing featuring honey harvested from the bee hives housed on the Javits Center’s green roof now is on the menu at the convention center’s Taste NY Bistro.

The honey-infused vinaigrette, along with other New York homegrown ingredients, is featured in a new salad offered at the facility’s cafe-style restaurant location.

Aptly named Jacob’s Honey, the homegrown honey was extracted last month by a team of Javits Center engineers in partnership with local beekeeping organization, New York City Beekeeping.

This… more