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Apr 03, 2018
VISIT Milwaukee has launched a new website designed to redefine the city’s image for visitors and capture the spirit of Milwaukee’s people, neighborhoods, events and attractions, while driving visitation to the region. The new site, which went live on March 17, has been expanded beyond the meeting planner to the convention attendee with entertaining new features including a slot machine-style “randomizer” on the homepage that provides a fun way to discover exciting things to do in the city, as well as a “My Trip” tool that allows visitors to plan their Milwaukee trip by curating a virtual… more
Mar 27, 2018
In an effort to further the mission of its members, the International Housewares Association (IHA) has selected Ungerboeck Software as its new event management solution provider. “We wanted a turnkey system that will provide IHA with streamlined operations to increase productivity and improved reporting with data analytics,” explained Dean P. Kurtis, vice president of finance and information technology of IHA, which produces the International Home + Housewares Show and represents more than 1,700 member companies. According to Kurtis, after evaluating a myriad of options, IHA’s team… more
Mar 22, 2018
Freeman has launched Blueprint, a web-based floor plan management system designed to transform the way show organizers plan, manage and sell event booth space. Originally launched in 2009 as ShowPlans in the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets and now released in the U.S. with new features, the re-branded platform delivers real-time visibility into booth availability during the sales process while helping to improve show planning efficiency. While manual floor planning can be a time-consuming and error-prone process, Blueprint solves this issue by creating and storing digital floor… more
Mar 20, 2018
As the development of event technologies continues to accelerate, tech companies looking to transform the industry understand that capturing the hearts and minds of industry executives is key to their success. With its growing focus on technology, the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) has become a popular venue for event technologies vendors vying for sponsorship opportunities. Set for May 30 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., the annual one-day conference for CEOs, presidents, executive directors, vice presidents and c-level executives at associations and independent… more
Mar 15, 2018
Clients of web and mobile solutions provider, a2z, Inc., now can enjoy free access to the company’s newest offering, MyEventPlan, a feature-rich native mobile app solution that provides event audiences with a seamless search, planning and networking experience. Powered by ChirpE, the solution is complimentary to all event organizers whose events are powered by a2z’s event management and marketing platforms, including a2zShow, ConnectTM and FloorplanGenie. MyEventPlan combines powerful branding opportunities for events within a universal app environment combined with a2z’s facilitated… more
Mar 13, 2018
Event WiFi and connectivity solutions provider, Trade Show Internet (TSI), has made life a little easier for event organizers by expanding its product line, packages and services to better serve a comprehensive range of trade shows, conferences, events and brand experiences. The company’s offerings now include multi-show packages for its 4G Internet Kit, enhanced performance on its 4G Mega Internet Kit, and concierge on-site delivery and set-up in cities across North America. TSI’s new and enhanced packages and services include: 4G Internet Kit & WiFi Hotspot: a cost-effective solution… more
Mar 07, 2018
Transform USA, the conference for data, analytics and digital in events, is gearing up take place July 18 at the Newseum, a unique and interactive museum that celebrates the history of news journalism in Washington D.C. Held annually in the U.S. and London, the one-day, invitation-only conference will focus on technology’s impact on live events and how forward-thinking show organizers can benefit from digital, data and analytics. “After last year’s successful launch, we are thrilled to gather the brightest and most innovative minds in the industry together at Transform USA for a second year… more
Mar 06, 2018
Cobo Center has launched a newly redesigned exhibitor and conference services online ordering system that provides in-house and vendor event services with a streamlined, transparent ordering process and allows customers access to their ordering history from start to finish. “For our customers across the globe, this new software creates an online order system for Cobo event services that gives immediate information to users on order status, history and payment,” explained Claude Molinari, general manager of SMG/Cobo Center. He added, “Reports, statements, and receipts are digitized,… more
Mar 02, 2018
ViewPoint Interactive Solutions, creators of interactive touchscreen marketing and sales experiences, has formed a strategic relationship with Sacks Exhibits, a global provider of exhibits, events and show environments. Announced from the floor of EXHIBITORLive in Las Vegas on Feb. 26, the collaboration is intended to help marketers deliver more captivating live experiences by combining creative engagement with advanced technology designed to excite and educate prospects. “We had been looking to find a technology partner that could bring not only the most advanced touchscreen capabilities… more
Feb 27, 2018
The San Diego Convention Center has selected ON Site, a division of ON Services, as its preferred provider of audio-visual services and its exclusive provider of production rigging and in-house sound. The contract will begin May 1. Owned by GES, ON Services is a leading provider of global live event audio visual services that include AV design, lighting, projection mapping and scenic design services. ON Site provides in-house audio-visual and technology services to convention centers, hotels and resorts across the U.S. The SDCC hosts conventions, trade shows and community events year-round… more