May 19, 2018
The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s Public Safety Team at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center (Hynes) have taken their experiences to develop a comprehensive crisis management and emergency preparedness training program. So far in our crisis management series we covered topics like crisis communication, venue and event trends in safety and security, and layered security. The final installment of our series focusses on the Suspicion Indicator Recognition & Assessment (SIRA) system, which is at the center of BCEC and Hynes’… more
Sep 06, 2017
Remember when the coolest thing at a trade show was the bingo game?  You know, go to certain booths, get a stamp, and collect all for a prize. Remember the excitement and BUZZ it created?  Can you imagine doing that now? Gamification is nothing new. You may wonder does my event really need to have some sort of game?  The short answer is yes!  Adding a gamification component can lead to buzz, excitement, engagement and an additional revenue stream.   You may have an exciting exhibit floor, dynamic presenters and intriguing sessions and workshops but it may not be enough to create the buzz.… more
Aug 07, 2017
If you haven’t visited Louisville, KY lately, you might not recognize it. The entire downtown is nearing the completion of a $1 billion revitalization. On virtually every corner there’s something new popping up—new Bourbon distilleries, new Southern-inspired culinary destinations and new places to explore. But at the heart of it all is the completely renovated and expanded Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). After 22 months of construction and remodeling, the new KICC is set to reopen in August of 2018. Inside, KICC will feature over 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit… more