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Feb 02, 2015
Most convention centers  typically run at a deficit, but the Los Angeles Convention Center has bucked that trend by turning a tidy profit of $3.3 million one year after it was handed over to a private company to run. AEG Facilities, a division of AEG Worldwide - which owns the adjacent Staples Center and L.A. Live - now oversees the center, and representatives of the company said running it more efficiently, such as cutting back on personnel, helped the building’s bottom line. “Converting to a private sector contract to operate the Convention Center was a bold experiment and AEG’s… more
Feb 02, 2015
Skyline Exhibits recently released a report, “Tech For Trade Show Exhibitor” that takes a look at the established, growing and declining technologies exhibitors are using based on recent survey results. In the fall of 2014, Skyline surveyed 15,000 exhibitors in order to understand what technologies organizations are incorporating into their exhibit programs. The report is a summary of the 380 responses they received as a result of that survey. Skyline found the majority of those surveyed have a positive perception of technology. Just more than 87 percent of exhibitors feel… more
Feb 02, 2015
Skyline Exhibits recently released a report, “Tech For Trade Show Exhibitor” that takes a look at the established, growing and declining technologies exhibitors are using based on recent survey results. In the fall of 2014, Skyline surveyed 15,000 exhibitors in order to understand what technologies organizations are incorporating into their exhibit programs. The report is a summary of the 380 responses they received as a result of that survey. Skyline found the majority of those surveyed have a positive perception of technology. Just more than 87 percent of exhibitors feel… more
Jan 31, 2015
Your Web Site is the main point of entry for a lot of people coming to your event, so it’s important to make sure it is effective as possible. 1.Start with the Domain Name Despite the hype about SEO, marketers often underestimate the importance of getting the domain name right for their website. Search engines give considerable weightage to keywords in domain names, so it’s important to ensure that yours has the one or two words that your audience is most likely to associate with your brand. Choose short words which are free of special characters and easy to type on a touch screen… more
Jan 31, 2015
Your Web Site is the main point of entry for a lot of people coming to your event, so it’s important to make sure it is effective as possible. 1.Start with the Domain Name Despite the hype about SEO, marketers often underestimate the importance of getting the domain name right for their website. Search engines give considerable weightage to keywords in domain names, so it’s important to ensure that yours has the one or two words that your audience is most likely to associate with your brand. Choose short words which are free of special characters and easy to type on a touch screen… more
Jan 30, 2015
The 2015 International Production & Processing Expo scored its largest show on record with an estimated 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry leader attendees from all over the world. In addition, the show had 1,288 exhibitors with more than 490,000 net square feet of exhibit space Jan. 27-29 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Final numbers will be released after the registration database has been audited for duplications. Sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, American Feed Industry Association and North American Meat Institute, IPPE is the world's largest annual… more
Jan 29, 2015
After 34 years as president of SnowSports Industries America, David Ingemie will step down as president following the 2016 SIA Snow Show. “The industry has been incredibly lucky to have David Ingemie as the driving force behind SIA for 39 years,” said Bob Gundram, chair of SIA’s Board of Directors and CEO of C3. He added, “David has been instrumental in working with the Board on defining what SIA is today and next steps to guarantee its future success and a smooth transition.” Ingemie joined SIA in 1976 as marketing director and became president of the non-profit organization in 1981. During… more
Jan 28, 2015
The Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) rang up its second highest attendance ever Jan. 20-23 at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, with nearly 64,000 in attendance from 100-plus countries. Last year's record-setting event was at about 67,000 attendees. SHOT Show reports that lower attendance reflects strengthened pre-screening of attendees to enhance the overall experience of both exhibitors and buyers. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, owns and sponsors the… more
Jan 28, 2015
After a complaint was filed against Marriott International last year for illegally blocking personal users’ Wi-Fi signals at its Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center property in Nashville, the Federal Communications Commission not only slapped a $600,000 fine on the company at the time, but also recently followed it up with an  “Enforcement Advisory” reminding the Marriott, and any other commercial establishment, to not even think about doing it again. The practice was in violation of Section 333 of the Communications Act. “Consumers must get what they pay for,” said FCC Chairman… more
Jan 27, 2015
Starting in 2015, Water Expo China, China’s first water business exhibition will take place Nov. 18-20 in a new location - the New China International Exhibition Center (NCIEC) in Beijing. Approved by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, the show will be organized by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society. The three-day event covers 25,000 square meters of exhibition space, and is expected to welcome more than 500 exhibitors, 35,000 visitors and 60 buyer delegations.   Jason Cao, chairman of the Board of Management for… more

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In early April, select media got a first look inside Elon Musk’s $52.2 million underground transportation system 40 feet below the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Featuring a neon-clad ride in all-electric Tesla vehicles, it makes getting around the 200-acre campus, and potentially other Las Vegas venues in the future, faster and a lot more fun.