May 01, 2017

Exhibit space for NPE2018: The Plastics Show has sold out more than a year in advance at its recent Space Draw, a first in the history of North American’s largest trade show and conference for the international plastics manufacturing industry.

Owned and produced by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), the triennial expo and educational event is set to take place May 7-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

PLASTICS will continue working to accommodate exhibitors still waiting for booth assignments with limited availability in several of the show’s… more

May 01, 2017

Switzerland-based live marketing company MCH Group has acquired MC2 – a Chestnut Ridge, New York-based company in the exhibit and event marketing industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This is by far the biggest acquisition in the 100-year history of MCH Group and a key strategic expansion, according to MCH Group officials,

"The acquisition of MC2 marks a tremendous step forward in the implementation of our corporate strategy, which we have been pursuing since 2005",  said René Kamm, CEO of MCH Group. "With MC2, we… more

May 01, 2017

For the eighth year in row, Trade Show News Network will hold its prestigious and original TSNN Awards program that honors the top fastest-growing shows in attendance and net square footage on tap Aug. 21-23 collocated with Connect Expo in New Orleans.

The list of 50 shows that will be feted during the three-day, celebration-filled event can be found listed below and also HERE

“The Top 50 fastest-growing show winners were chosen by their show’s growth rate… more

Apr 28, 2017

Keynotes, educational sessions, breakouts, evening networking events, sleep, rinse and repeat.

Conferences haven’t changed very much in decades, and while event organizers may recognize the need for change, taking that leap and just doing it can be daunting, if not downright scary.

As a result, many events continue to cling to the same-old, same-old format and content, rather than take the risk to implement cutting-edge reforms.

In a recent #Expochat - a Twitter-based conversation on topics related to the trade show industry – a group of industry professionals talked… more

Apr 26, 2017

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has namedU.K.-based Tarsus Group this year’s recipient of the IAEE International Excellence Award.

The IAEE International Excellence Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made exceptional strides in creating, launching and managing an event in the exhibitions and events industry on an international scale.

“Tarsus Group has been a leader in the global exhibitions and events industry for nearly two decades,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “The work it does in… more

Apr 26, 2017

By Elizabeth Johnson

From Netflix to YouTube to Facebook Live, video is everywhere. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, IP video traffic will comprise 82 percent of all consumer internet traffic by 2020, up from 70 percent in 2015.

Bottom line, if you’re not using video to promote your event, you should.

“Video connects on an emotional level, which is persuasive,” said Greig Powers, COO at CNTV.

He continued, “It lets the audience see and hear the event experience for themselves, providing a greater authenticity compared to… more

Apr 25, 2017

The ISA International Sign Expo 2017 enjoyed a record-breaking show in Las Vegas.

Held April 19-22 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the annual trade show and conference for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry broke its own attendance records, with more than 20,500 industry professionals, including just under 600 exhibitors, spanning a sold-out, 210,000 square foot showfloor.

At the time of the show’s opening, dozens of exhibiting companies remained on a waiting list, hoping to secure their spot on a packed expo floor.

Last year, the event… more

Apr 21, 2017

If you’re an exhibition organizer, you may be wondering how your peers are handling some of the critical issues surrounding event technology - addressing the large number of choices, budgeting, security, trends, and data insights.

If you’re an event technology company, you’re likely interested in what organizers are looking for, where they’re investing their technology budgets, and how your technology can fill those important gaps.

Found out more about both by registering HERE for TSNN's latest… more

Apr 21, 2017

In an effort to expand its global educational offerings to new and existing audiences, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society has acquired the Health 2.0 conference division.

Going forward, HIMSS will establish a new Health 2.0 business unit within its organization that includes HIMSS North America, HIMSS Analytics, HIMSS Media, HIMSS Europe, HIMSS AsiaPacific and the Personal Connected Health Alliance.

“Bringing Health 2.0 into the HIMSS enterprise is a major expansion of our available resources to achieve better health through technology,” said H. Stephen… more

Apr 20, 2017

Reed Exhibitions is bringing its Germany-based bar and beverage show to Brooklyn with the launch of Bar Convent Brooklyn, an extension of Bar Convent Berlin, which is celebrating its eleventh year.

The event will be held June 12-13, 2018 at the Brooklyn Expo Center.

At Bar Convent Brooklyn, bar and beverage professionals are invited to network with peers and learn about new trends, techniques and products in the domestic and international markets. 

Attendees also can take advantage of taste forums, demonstrations, keynote addresses and panel discussions… more