Oct 18, 2018
During a press conference at 2018 IMEX America in Las Vegas, three leading associations in the meetings, trade show and incentive travel industries announced they have joined forces to develop a workforce in emerging markets outside of the U.S. and Canada. The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have joined forces to launch the Global MICE Collaborative that will provide professional resources on exhibitions, meeting and event planning and incentive travel to foster the… more
Oct 14, 2018
The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has purchased the printing trade show Graphics of the Americas (GOA) from the Florida Graphics Alliance (FGA) (formerly the Printing Association of Florida). Following a transition period, GOA will relaunch in February 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. SGIA acquired the show in August 2018.“GOA has a long history of bringing together an audience of exhibitors and attendees from North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. These markets, though distinctly different in many aspects, are vital players in the larger printing community,… more
Oct 11, 2018
The Professional Convention Management Association(PCMA) has cast its votes for the next generation of professional business event leaders. PCMA’s newest class of “20 in their Twenties” represent a wide variety of regions, industries and organization types. Honorees were selected from a pool of applicants by a committee comprised of veteran industry professionals and “20 in their Twenties” alumni. Application was limited to full-time employees in the business events industry who would be no older than 29 on Jan. 9, 2019 and examples of industry leadership, a video statement and professional… more
Aug 27, 2018
Destinations International, Simpleview and IBTM Americas invite all destination organizations participating in IBTM Americas to attend DMOs Day, which will take place Sept. 3-4 in Mexico City, a few days before the main event. Destination organizations of all shapes and sizes are invited to attend this complimentary event to gain knowledge and discuss tools and tactics available for destination organization professionals to transform their businesses.  Throughout the program, attendees will learn database management, customer relationship management, sales tactics best practices and cutting… more
Aug 27, 2018
SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, is proud to introduce its proprietary association excellence program, SmithBucklin AXP℠. The program is designed to improve and ensure the ongoing success of the client organizations SmithBucklin serves. The result of 18 months of research, development, and testing, SmithBucklin AXP is a methodology and set of tools designed to enable governing boards, executive directors, and staff to have regular, meaningful, and focused conversations about priorities, progress, and opportunities for… more
Aug 27, 2018
EXHIBITOR magazine, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, and the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) have renewed their partnership to once again collocate HCEAInnovate during EXHIBITOR's annual EXHIBITORLIVE conference. HCEA will again provide an innovative educational and networking experience with HCEAInnovate.  HCEAInnovate will be held Feb. 24, 2019, to coincide with the opening day of EXHIBITORLIVE, the 31st Annual Professional Development Conference for Trade Show and Corporate Event Marketers, in Las Vegas. HCEA will also continue… more
Aug 27, 2018
Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and Exposition Development Company (ExpoDevCo) have signed a three-year extension to the management agreement currently in place. The new agreement runs through the end of 2021. Services provided by ExpoDevCo include all Association staff, member services, and event management, with David Audrain serving as executive director. Audrain has served as executive director of SISO since the end of 2015 and also is CEO & partner of ExpoDevCo, a SISO Member and organizer of a dozen trade shows and conferences across multiple industries. “We are… more
Aug 23, 2018
A grand total of 6,092 association professionals and industry partners converged Aug. 18-21 in Chicago for the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, the highest attendance the annual industry event has attracted.  “This is our largest meeting ever!,” ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV told a packed room of journalists earlier this week. He added, “Probably the only place we could have a larger meeting was to have it in D.C, but that hasn’t happened in 25 years.” The 2007 event also was in Chicago when it scored its second highest attendance. Graham said the economic impact to… more
Jul 30, 2018
PCMA has launched a new guide for Business Event Strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Based on a 15 point toolkit, the guide will prove an essential aide for those involved in planning a range of events. It focuses Business Event Strategists on the impact poor communications can have on a crisis – or a stressful situation. The critical role of upholding a brand or company’s reputation plays when things go wrong is intrinsically linked with a hard-working communications plan. Today’s 24-hour news cycle means that opportunities for the wrong… more
Jul 30, 2018
The Association for Women in Events (AWE), a not for profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has announced its 2018 inductees for the Women in Events Hall of Fame Recognition Program, hosted by the AWE Awards Committee. This Committee was formed with a vision to create an engaged group of elite industry professionals that exemplify AWE values and serve as an ongoing resource for inspiration, guidance and leadership. The Women in Events Hall of Fame recognizes the advancement of women in events by honoring women and men with a categorical award… more

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