Sep 17, 2011
Even with the overall economic doldrums continuing – high unemployment, the collapse of the Eurozone and the unstable stock market, to name a few – the majority of show management executives who gathered at the inaugural Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s Predict conference, Sept. 15 in New York City, said their businesses not only were doing well this year, but they also expected a positive trend into 2012. The one-day program drew a C-level crowd from for-profit and non-profit trade show companies, as well as economists, investment bankers and press to discuss… more
Sep 15, 2011
While some trade shows limp along in this economic climate, those representing high growth industries are walking tall – and wagging their tails. Case in point is SuperZoo, an annual trade show and conference for the $46 billion pet industry. Held Sept. 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, the event boasted a 15 percent increase in attendance, with 13,000 attendees and 795 exhibitors spanning 137,000 square feet of exhibit space, according to show officials. In 2010, SuperZoo drew over 10,000 attendees and 690 exhibitors occupying 120,000 sq. ft. So why is… more
Sep 14, 2011
Steven Hacker, president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, will leave his long-time post when his contract ends Sept. 30, 2012. "Having served IAEE since 1992 has been a remarkably rewarding experience,” Hacker said. “IAEE's leadership will now turn its attention to the very important task of finding a staff leader for the next phase of IAEEs' future.” He added, “Allowing a full year for the process assures members that a very deliberative process will take place, that there will be no disruption to operations and that an… more
Sep 12, 2011
David Audrain, president and CEO of the U.S. division of Germany-based Messe Frankfurt, will step down from his post when his contract expires Dec. 31. “The last six years here in Atlanta have been a tremendous experience for me, building a remarkable team here that has delivered outstanding results in a most challenging economic climate,” Audrain said. He added, “We have launched many new successful shows and built a portfolio that in 2012 will deliver the best year in Messe Frankfurt’s history in North America.” Audrain said he does not have another… more
Sep 11, 2011
The 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards (T-awards) three-day weekend will kick off Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel and, besides a C-level conference and a gala awards dinner, the first ever “Best of Show” award will be presented! The deadline for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Also, early registration for the awards has been extended until Sept. 23. Please register at T-awards. For the “Best of Show” award we are leaving it up to YOU to tell us why you think your show is the BEST. What made your event so outstanding? Did an exhibitor at your show break a record and… more
Sep 09, 2011
Just a mere 30 years ago, Cancun – on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico -  was an area of virgin forests with few inhabitants, but now, it’s not only been transformed into one of the biggest resort cities in the country, it’s also on the cusp of becoming a go-to place for trade shows. In order to highlight what Cancun - primarily known for its corporate, meeting and incentive business - has to offer the exhibition market, MTO Signature Tours, a division of Tarsus Advon, recently arranged for a group of show organizers to visit the thriving city. Show… more
Sep 06, 2011
Trade Show News Network, a division of Tarsus Advon, is pleased to announce the Top 40 Fastest-growing Trade Shows in Attendance and Net Square Footage Growth that will be honored during the 2nd Annual TSNN Event Excellence Awards Nov. 4-6 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. "These trade shows have been selected for grow and innovation by demonstrating an ability to excel beyond the standards of the marketplace,” said Stephen Nold, president of Tarsus Advon. “I am excited to celebrate with the winners as we recognize their achievements." The winners in… more
Sep 04, 2011
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf’s Asia subsidiary plans to co-organize the Indoprint 2012 show, an event for the printing industry, with Indonesia-based show organizer PT Wahana Kemalaniaga (WAKENI). The six-year-old show – on tap April 11-14 at the Jakarta International Expo - fits neatly into Messe Duesseldorf’s worldwide portfolio that includes drupa - the no. 1 international trade show for the global printing industry, according to Messe Duesseldorf officials. The 2011 Indoprint show drew 173 exhibitors from 15 countries that showcased their products to 11,245… more
Sep 04, 2011
A record amount of hosted buyers, exhibitors and trade visitors were on hand at Reed Exhibitions’ CIBTM (China, Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) Aug. 30-Sept 1 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing, according to show officials. The three-day event focused on the meetings business in China and attracted more than 4,400 hosted buyers and trade visitors who took part in more than 7,500 prescheduled meetings. “The response from the local, regional and international meetings industry to CIBTM this year has driven this event to yet another… more
Sep 04, 2011
More people than ever before attended shows at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre during fiscal year 2010-2011, with 5,969,789 coming through the doors of the venue, a 25-percent increase, compared with the prior fiscal year. The big uptick in attendance was attributed to an expanded portfolio of events, 1,235, that were also held during fiscal year 2010-2011, according to HKCEC officials. Of those 1,235 events held at the venue, 116 were exhibitions that utilized an average gross exhibition area of 16,272 square meters. Of the 116 exhibitions, 18 utilized a gross area of 30… more
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Dallas already boasts 35,000 hotel rooms, award-winning global cuisine, and a walkable downtown. But we are just getting started. Visit Dallas is thrilled to announce that the city of Dallas is doubling down with a massive new convention center and entertainment district. Featuring 800,000 square feet of exhibit area, 260,000 square feet of meeting rooms, and 170,000 square feet of ballroom. The center will connect business travelers with dining and shopping options in the popular Cedars District means more places to get down to business, and even more ways to unwind. “Dallas is already a great meetings and conventions destination, with the accessibility of two major airports, affordable labor, and an outstanding hotel product,” said D. Bradley Kent, Visit Dallas senior vice president and chief sales officer. “The new center and Convention Center District will enhance Dallas’ competitive position and are exactly what our customers’ need and have been asking for." What’s New – AT&T Discovery District Located in the heart of Downtown Dallas, this new district on the AT&T corporate campus is tailor-made for groups of all sizes. It boasts a multi-sensory experience, including outdoor event space, the AT&T Theater, and multiple dining outlets including JAXON Beer Garden and The Exchange, a bustling food hall. Hotels Coming Soon Names like the JW Marriott (Downtown), lnterContinental Dallas (Uptown), and Hotel Swexan (Uptown) are adding luxury amenities and bountiful event spaces. The projects will debut in 2023 and beyond. JW Marriott This new, 15-story, 283-room hotel will open in the heart of the city’s downtown Arts District this year. The property features a 25,000-square-foot grand ballroom, as well as a spa, restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center, and a rooftop pool deck and bar. InterContinental Dallas  Located in Cityplace Tower in Uptown, InterContinental Dallas will feature sweeping panoramic views of the Dallas skyline. Guests will enjoy spacious, high-end rooms and amenities, including more than 21,000 square feet of event space.   Hotel Swexan Hotel Swexan, a new, 22-story luxury property, is rising in Uptown’s Harwood District and will make its mark on the Dallas skyline. Opening this year, it is a sculptural building with cantilevered upper floors, as well as a 75-foot rooftop infinity-edge swimming pool and a hidden underground lounge.