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May 09, 2018
The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s keynote speaker for the opening session of HCEAConnect, the association’s annual educational and networking event, Aug. 12-14, 2018 in Baltimore, will be Ben Roth. He will kick off HCEAConnect with “A Hu-Machine Revolution – The Next Era of Modern Marketing”. A Hu-Machine Revolution – The Next Era of Modern Marketing will dive into the discovery of modern marketing, highlighting key factors, common pressures and unique opportunities communities can anticipate facing – inside and beyond the healthcare industry, and relative to… more
May 09, 2018
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Megan Tanel has been named the 2018 TSNN Awards Industry Icon Honoree and will be celebrated at an awards gala held during the Aug. 10-12 weekend in Louisville, Ky. “I am beyond humbled to be receiving the TSNN Industry Icon Award,” Tanel said. She added, “I look to each day to continue to learn more about myself and how I can continue to improve and be relevant while advocating for my members, our services and events in general. I am thankful for the opportunities I've had and continue to have at work and at home.” Tanel has more than 20 years… more
May 09, 2018
The American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) selected SmithBucklin, the association management and services company more organizations turn to than any other, to provide full-service association management. ASBMT will continue to be headquartered in the Chicago area, but will move to the SmithBucklin office effective April 2. ASBMT is a professional society dedicated to advancing the science and clinical care for patients who require blood and marrow transplants or other cellular therapies for blood cancers and other deadly diseases. Since its establishment in 1993,… more
May 08, 2018
In a move that CEO Tom Baugh has labeled as “highly strategic,” B2C home shows producer, Marketplace Events, has purchased three Atlanta-based home shows from SEMCO Productions. The events include the Spring Atlanta Home Show and the Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo, held annually at the Cobb Galleria Centre, as well as the North Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo, which takes place at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County. “For more than 40 years, SEMCO has been synonymous with Atlanta and home shows” Baugh explained.  He continued, “The Atlanta market is… more
May 08, 2018
A new event registration service specifically designed for small to mid-tier events is now available from Core-apps. The new Core-apps Badger Registration Service was built for events ranging in size from 25-2500 attendees and is tailored to meetings, educational conferences and smaller shows that do not have a large expo presence.  The service offers dozens of potential registration options and rounds out the company’s existing offerings. Existing Core-apps clients can use it to provide a complete attendee engagement experience and the service will also appeal to new clients who do not… more
May 07, 2018
Last week’s IAEE Women's Leadership Forum, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Washington, D.C., drew a sold-out crowd of more than 220 attendees to hear several dynamic speakers talk about topics that ranged on how to not get burnt out trying to manage the elusive work/life balance to permitting yourself to ‘ask outrageously’ for something you want. The event kicked off with two sessions the day before – one that focused on How to “Negotiate Your Life – Tips for Quintastic (those who believe 50 is the new 30) Women in the Workplace” and the other was about “Projecting Your UV (Unique… more
May 06, 2018
U.K.-based Tarsus Group has taken steps to increase the pace of its growing presence in Asia by announcing the addition of two new members to its Asian senior management team. At the same time, it has increased its ownership of the Shenzhen based joint venture Shenzhen Shengshi Jiuzhou Exhibition Co., Ltd. Nino Gruettke will be joining Tarsus in early July as CEO of Tarsus Asia based in Singapore. Gruettke will be responsible for Tarsus overall strategy throughout the Asian region, including its Joint Venture businesses in Southeast Asia and its business in China. Gruettke brings a… more
May 03, 2018
GES has named Jay Altizer president of its North America division, effective May 14. Altizer will lead GES’ exhibition and exhibit program business in the U.S. and Canada, with a focus on accelerating growth. He brings extensive management experience, including operational excellence, business development and product innovation. Altizer successfully has led teams at Dean Foods, PepsiCo and Bain & Company. Altizer will report directly to Steve Moster, president of GES, and president and CEO of Viad. “Jay has distinguished himself throughout his career as a strategic and creative… more
May 03, 2018
If popular new features and satisfied exhibitors were any indication, the third edition of PACK EXPO East proved to be its most comprehensive and successful yet. Held April 16-18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, the show attracted more than 6,000 attendees and 400 exhibiting companies spanning nearly 100,000 net square feet of expo space. Launched in 2015 to provide Northeast packing and processing professionals with the opportunity to experience the latest in technology and innovative solutions; exchange ideas with leading industry suppliers; access cutting-edge… more
May 03, 2018
Transform USA has lined up an impressive array of event industry leaders to lead panel discussions and break-out sessions at its upcoming event, set for July 18 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.   Senior leaders of association, for-profit and corporate exhibitions and venues who are in attendance will have a chance to hear and engage with thought leaders from Clarion/UX, ReedPOP, National Kitchen & Bath Association, Reed Exhibitions and North American Veterinary Conference who will be focusing on how show organizers will be using data, analytics and digital to shape their events,… more