U.S.-based Czarnowski Expands with Shanghai Office

 Czarnowski, a full-service exhibit and event marketing company, recently opened an office in Shanghai. 

The Shanghai office is Czarnowski’s first in China and 24th worldwide.
 
“Our new Shanghai office will allow us to better serve our China-based customers as well as our United States and European customers as they increase their exhibiting activity in China,” said Bob DeFacci, global managing director for Czarnowski.

Prowine China 2017 Confirms Leading International Status

The 5th edition of ProWine China, International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, set new records and confirmed its status as the most international event for this industry in mainland China.

The trade fair attracted 14,219 trade visitors - an increase of 14.3 percent, compared with the 2016 staging. This year, about 700 exhibitors from 39 nations presented their products within 16 country pavilions and 4 regional pavilions.

Successful Launch for New Venue Education Program in China

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has launched a new education program in China. The inaugural UFI-VMA Venue Management School kicked-off Nov. 20.

The three-day program was hosted by the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC), a long-time UFI member and strong supporter of UFI’s activities in China. The program was oversubscribed with 34 students from 15 different venues across China.

EventCart Teams Up with Naylor Association Solutions

Naylor Association Solutions has partnered with TransData to facilitate the integration of EventCart’s event management platform into Naylor’s Association Management Software (AMS) Solution.

As an adaptive, all-in-one event management solution, EventCart includes features, such as CRM and QuickBooks integrations, single sign-on, data syncing, digital promotional marketing strategies, market research and consulting surveys.

Private Equity Firm Onex Buys Venue Management Firm SMG

Private equity firm Onex Corporation has agreed to acquire SMG Holdings Inc., in partnership with its existing management team.

“SMG is the global gold standard in venue management,” said Amir Motamedi, a managing director with Onex. “We’re excited to work with Wes, his management team and the general managers within each of SMG’s venues to continue to provide the same world-class service their clients have come to expect.”

SMG is the leading global manager of convention centers, stadiums, arenas, theatres, performing arts centers and other venues.

Three Fresh Ideas for Reducing Exhibit Hall Waste

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 00:05

Reducing landfill waste is a major challenge for any trade show, and very often event organizers and venues face the difficult question of where to even start. In our experience, one of the most impactful strategies to address is directing a greater focus towards donation and reuse within the exhibit hall itself.

Indy Airport Executive Shares Green Airport Practices at UN Sustainability Event

Due to the wide array of sustainability initiatives it has implemented during the years, including the global and national recognition it has received for its sustainability achievements and commitments, the Indianapolis Airport Authority was selected to participate in a panel discussion at the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization Seminar on Green Airports, held Nov. 29 at the UN ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Green Interview: Jeff Chase, VP of Sustainability, Freeman

In his six years as vice president of Sustainability at Freeman, Jeff Chase has become quite proficient at making the case that “sustainable thinking is good for business.”

Besides working alongside corporate and association clients to help them produce greener shows, the 30-year industry veteran also serves as sitting chairman of the Events Industry Council’s sustainability committee, where he is passionate about educating the industry about the far-reaching benefits of environmentally minded shows.