Mar 27, 0018
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Grapevine, Texas, as the destination for its World Education Congress (WEC) in 2020. The association will collaborate with the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau to host the conference, which is scheduled for June 6–9, 2020, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Grapevine is centrally located between Fort Worth and Dallas, where MPI is headquartered. WEC is MPI’s signature event through which it delivers premier education, business and networking opportunities in North America.  It attracts more than 2,000… more
Mar 27, 2018
The Association for Women in Events (AWE), a not-for-profit organization supporting gender equality and diversity in the event industry, has launched 2018 nominations for its Hall of Fame Recognition Program, hosted by the AWE Awards Committee. “Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is a lifetime honor,” said Marie-Claire Andrews, AWE board member and chair of the AWE Awards Committee. “It doesn’t begin and end with a simple recognition, rather our winners will be part of our community and celebrated long-term!” This is the program’s second year. See 2017 inductees here. The program… more
Mar 20, 2018
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) recently concluded its eighth annual IAAPA Leadership Conference, held for the first time in Japan, March 6-9. More than 170 top-level attractions industry leaders from 28 countries gathered in Osaka and Tokyo to learn from inspiring keynote speakers, attend forward-thinking education sessions, and experience one-of-a-kind tours through several Japan's most popular and unique attractions. Conference attendees toured five of the country's most popular attractions and heard from industry executives who shared insights… more
Mar 15, 2018
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Trade Press Media Group have unveiled a new trade show for the commercial cleaning industry—Clean Buildings ExpoSM (CBE). This joint venture will make its debut at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md., March 26-27, 2019. Designed for end-users of cleaning products and equipment, CBE fills an immediate need for education and product information in the building-rich Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. Show organizers of the new show anticipate approximately 1,200 key decision-makers from health care, education, government… more
Mar 13, 2018
PRINT United confirms five more independent regional and state affiliates of Printing Industries of America (PIA) have agreed to support and promote the launch of the PRINT United Expo to their respective members. With this addition to previously reported participating associations, a total of 15 PIA affiliates are now supporting the new trade show hosted by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) in partnership with NAPCO Media, which will launch in Dallas in October 2019. Pacific Printing Industries Association (PPI), Print Media Association of St. Louis (PMA), Printing and… more
Mar 13, 2018
The record-breaking 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded a successful run, March 6-8, as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future growth such as infrastructure funding, and industry experts shared best practices during well-attended education sessions. The collocated exhibitions were held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. “This was one of our best events ever that delivered it all for industry professionals: product innovations, focused education and quality networking,” said Kevin Kelly… more
Mar 13, 2018
UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry has revealed that Global Exhibitions Day 2018 (GED18) will be held June 6.  GED inspires exhibition associations and companies to run initiatives all around, with the goal of raising the sector’s profile as a vital contributor to economic growth in cities, regions and countries. Now in its third year, GED is an opportunity to celebrate the exhibition industry and highlight the positive impact it has on jobs, business, innovation and local investment. “Global Exhibitions day is about advocacy, about raising our industry’s profile.… more
Feb 20, 2018
UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has named Nick Savage as the association’s new regional manager for the Middle East-Africa region. With his appointment, the regional UFI office will relocate to Dubai, and will be hosted by the Info Salons Group. Savage follows on the work initiated by Ibrahim Al-Khaldi, who is handing over the baton for personal reasons. Al-Khaldi will work jointly with Savage over the next few months to facilitate the handover. "With Nick, we have found a senior industry professional who will work as part of the global UFI team, raising the… more
Feb 20, 2018
ASAE launches the call for association professionals and industry partners to apply for open positions on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management. There are six open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and five At Large Directors (four At Large and one Industry Partner). All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board, and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board. “Being part of the ASAE Board is a great honor and gives you the opportunity to give back to… more
Feb 15, 2018
Two leading event industry associations recently have released important research reports this month. The International Association of Exhibitions and Events released Personally Identifiable Information – Data Security, a 17-page report that provides a thorough overview of various aspects and considerations regarding personally identifiable information (PII) for the non-technical reader. “How data is handled should be a high-level priority for all exhibition industry organizations,” said David DuBois, IAEE president and CEO. “Understanding the importance of PII and the many considerations… more