Albany Capital Center Celebrates Six-Month Anniversary

Since opening its doors March 1, the Albany Capital Center in New York has been a busy building.

To date, the six-month-old convention facility has hosted 83 events, with 47 contracted events still to come this year for a total of 130 events scheduled. Total events for 2017 span 184 event days, resulting in 4,225 booked hotel room nights and drawing upwards of 60,000 guests to downtown Albany.

5 Ways Show Organizers Can Go Green at Their Next Event

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Tue, 09/12/2017 - 13:42

Since 2008, there has been a statistic making its way around the Internet that the EPA ranked the trade show industry as the second most wasteful industry - second only to manufacturing. You may have heard this statistic before. I have even used that information in an article I wrote for TSNN. Recently, I decided to look deeper into that stat that gives a bad rap to our industry. What I discovered was that even on the EPA website, I can find no reference to this statistic.

Tarsus Group & E.J. Krause & Associates Expand Mexican Joint Venture

U.K.-based Tarsus Group, the international business-to-business media group, and international trade show organizer D.C.-based E.J. Krause & Associates, have agreed to expand the terms of their 50 percent owned joint venture (the “JV”) in Mexico, to include EJK and Tarsus now owning all EJK Mexico’s event portfolio through the expanded EJK TARSUS JV.

This strengthened EJK Tarsus JV will accelerate continued growth through new launches, JVs, and continued brand replication throughout the Mexican marketplace.

Smart City Networks Keeps Houston Connected in Hurricane Harvey Aftermath

Smart City Networks has been playing a different kind of role in Houston this past week.

Instead of supporting the technology and data needs of trade shows at the convention facilities it serves, the company has been working overtime to help Hurricane Harvey survivors stay in touch with their loved ones and other resources at several emergency shelters throughout Texas, including the George R. Brown Convention Center and NRG Park in Houston.

HANNOVER MESSE USA Set to Debut in Chicago at IMTS 2018

Deutsche Messe is gearing up to stage its first-ever HANNOVER MESSE in the U.S. market next year with HANNOVER MESSE USA, debuting Sept. 10-15 alongside IMTS 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Similar to the annual HANNOVER MESSE in Hannover, Germany, the event will focus on industrial technology and is expected to attract an estimated 550 exhibitors and more than 100,000 visitors spanning approximately 130,000 square feet of exhibit space.

Munching and Learning at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Attendees brought their appetites for food and knowledge to the 2017 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, which took place August 27-29 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

More than 10,000 restaurant and foodservice industry professionals were on hand to explore the 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, boasting over 400 exhibitors, 220 of which were new to the show.

Laws of Audience Attraction Series: Digital Marketing 101

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:45

During a recent Thinking Thursday event, we gathered industry experts to discuss ideas for solving the elusive audience attraction mystery, which often feels like harnessing a unicorn. The concept sounds sparkly and amazing, but the process of corralling attendees – not just any attendees, but the RIGHT ones – and keep them coming back can feel unrealistic.

HMP Acquires Imedex and Its Portfolio of Medical Meetings

HMP, a healthcare education and events company, has acquired Imedex, a privately held global medical education company that hosts meetings in oncology, hematology and gastroenterology.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The transaction not only advances HMP’s global footprint as a major producer of healthcare events for the global healthcare community, marking a significant step in executing its “events first” strategy, but also positions it in key strategic healthcare verticals.