Aug 25, 2017

Mahaffey Fabric Structures acquired more than $24.2 million in assets from Los Angeles-based Classic Party Rentals, including tents, structure frame, fabric pieces and specialty structures.

With this purchase, the temporary structures solutions provider now boasts an expanded network of both personnel and products to cover large-scale activations, corporate events, festivals, sporting events, film productions and other special events nationwide.

“With the addition of more than 3.1 million square feet of tent and structure inventory, this acquisition will be an industry game… more

Aug 24, 2017

Out with the old and in with the new. Nowhere has that expression been more accurate than in Las Vegas, where hotel and meeting space makeovers practically are routine.

Case in point, the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, currently undergoing a $450 million revamp and rebrand project that will transform the 21-year-old property into a luxury resort by the end of 2018.

Last spring, MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group announced their partnership to reimagine and transform the Monte Carlo into two distinct… more

Aug 23, 2017

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has released the fifth report in its newest study series on attendee floor engagement, Part Five: Exhibition Floor Networking Opportunities Outside Exhibit Booths.

CEIR’s earlier study, the Attendee Retention Insight Study, revealed that one of the drivers of repeat attendance is the opportunity for people-to-people engagement on an exhibition floor.

In addition to the face-to-face engagement experienced in expo booths, show organizers are making additional… more

Aug 22, 2017

After almost three decades of service, the San Diego Convention Center’s Sails Pavilion roof, known for its white peaks that are visible from the air, land and bay, is coming down and will be replaced with a brand new structure.

“The white sails roof atop our 90,000 square foot Sails Pavilion exhibit space is part of what has made the San Diego Convention Center one of the most recognizable venues, worldwide,” said Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, president and CEO of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation.

He continued, “Thanks to a collaborative effort between our staff, our… more

Aug 21, 2017

Nancy Walsh, president of Reed Exhibitions U.S., is leaving the company after more than three decades.

Over her tenure, Walsh held numerous roles across the business and worked in a variety of different disciplines.

“The company has grown exponentially and I’m very proud to have contributed to its success, but it’s time I embark on something new,” Walsh said.

She continued, “My experience has been highly rewarding on both a personal and professional level. I’ve learned so… more

Aug 18, 2017

What do you get when you take the visionary mindset of a television industry creative, add in the visual acumen of a set designer, then throw in some childlike imagination and sense of play? You get Emagispace, a sustainable building block technology that helps re-imagine what’s possible for the construction of interior spaces, including trade show exhibits.

Emagispace is the brainchild of Founder and CEO Noel Maxam, a 20-year television director, writer and producer turned interior construction and design innovator, who saw a need for… more

Aug 18, 2017

Swim Collective and Active Collective have announced plans to collocate their biannual West Coast shows starting in 2018.

The events are set to take place Jan. 11-12 and Aug. 1-2 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Swim Collective features more than 300 curated luxury and on-trend fashion brands showcasing the latest swimwear, surf, resort and beach accessory collections to an audience of swimwear specialty retailers, better boutiques, luxury resorts, cruise… more

Aug 16, 2017

With over 500 million users, LinkedIn’s potential to be a powerful tool for finding and engaging with relevant professionals is obvious. However, what isn’t obvious to many professionals is how they can tap into that potential and take full advantage of what LinkedIn has to offer.

After about a decade of using (and experimenting with) LinkedIn, I’ve developed a system for myself that’s works – in fact, about a third of my business now comes from LinkedIn. Here are some of the actions I’m taking and features I’m focusing on:… more

Aug 12, 2017

Trade Show News Network (TSNN), the No 1 online news site for the trade show industry in the U.S., unveiled its newly designed web site and suite of TSNN e-newsletters.

“TSNN reaches more than 150,000 trade show and event professionals through our TSNN web site and newsletters every month,” said TSNN President and Editor-in-chief Rachel Wimberly.

She added, “We were thrilled to work with ASP on the design and Fantail on… more

Aug 10, 2017

Embracing its strategy to be an end-to-end solutions provider for their existing and potential clients, MCI acquired Dallas-based Wyndham Jade, an event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The addition of Wyndham Jade becomes a key component of MCI USA’s Meetings, Conventions and Incentives platform serving both associations and corporations and… more