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Hotel Rates Climb Steadily Higher in Several Locales

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

One of the very few upsides of the downturn in the economy for business travelers headed to trade shows in big cities around the world was that hotel rates were lower.

LNow, with the economy trying to get back on its feet, that trend has begun to turn around, and rates are… Read more at TSNN

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Orlando CVB’s Medical Meetings Blog Scores With Planners

By TSNN News
Article courtesy of TSNN

Medical meetings and trade shows represent huge pieces of business for any destination to snag, and with several cities now in the mix trying to attract these types of events, the competition is fierce.

Late last year, the Orange County/Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau upped their game by launching a… Read more at TSNN

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Medical Fair Asia Draws a Big Crowd in Singapore

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

The 8th edition of German trade show organizer Messe Duesseldorf’s Medical Fair Asia International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies posted double-digit increase in exhibitors and attendees when the show recently was held in Singapore.

There were 474 exhibitors, a 30-percent increase, from 71 countries and 7,204 attendees, a 20-percent increase… Read more at TSNN

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AMT, Deutsche Messe Will Launch New Automation Event in 2012

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology and Germany-based Deutsche Messe AG have formed a strategic partnership that will bring a new industrial automation event to North America.

“The event, Industrial Automation North America, will be collocated with AMT’s IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show in 2012 at… Read more at TSNN

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IMEX Survey Points to Cautious Optimism on Industry’s Future

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

After Franfkurt, Germany-based IMEX, an exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, wrapped up earlier this year, 200 North American suppliers and buyers who were surveyed expressed “cautious optimism” about the return of meetings and incentives market, according to IMEX officials.

“The survey results were good news for IMEX, which is launching a U.S. version of its… Read more at TSNN

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IAEE Expo! Expo! Will Lend New Orleans a Helping Hand

Posted in GES,News,Shows on the Move by tsnn

There are few cities in the United States that have endured more hardships than New Orleans after the devastation from Hurricane Katrina five years ago and the recent BP oil spill and its negative, economic impact.

“When the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Expo! Expo! comes to the Crescent City Dec. 7-9 attendees will have… Read more at TSNN

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Freeman Acquires Las Vegas-based Encore Productions

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Dallas-based Freeman has acquired Encore Productions, a full-service creative production and audio visual equipment rental company based in Las Vegas. Encore has been in business for more than 20 years and has full-service satellite audio visual rental offices in 14 of the top Las Vegas properties. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Encore is privately owned. They are regarded as leaders in their field and also have a reputation… Read more at TSNN

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Penton Picks CompuSystems, onPeak for Reg and Housing

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Penton Media has selected CompuSystems to be its registration vendor and onPeak to be its housing partner as part of a multi-year contract.

“To leverage our best buying power and streamline our organization, it only made sense to have an exclusive partner for… Read more at TSNN

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August OffPrice Show Defies Recessionary Blues

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

There aren’t many sectors of the trade show industry right now that seem to be recessionary-proof, but there’s at least one in particular – discount clothing – that has beat the odds during the past few years.

The Tarsus Group’s August OffPrice Show not only drew more exhibitors to its Aug. 15-18 event at the… Read more at TSNN

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Messe Frankfurt Set to Debut Three Dubai Shows in 2011

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Germany-based Messe Frankfurt is looking to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to launch three new shows in 2011. The exhibitions, to be held March 7-9 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, are Paperworld Middle East, Festivalworld Middle East and Playworld Middle East.

“Paperworld is a proven success in its field organized by our parent company Messe Frankfurt in Germany, while Festivalworld Middle East… Read more at TSNN

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Material Handling Brings New Show to Atlanta in 2012

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

When the Material Handling Industry of America decided to bring its new biennial trade show – MODEX – to Atlanta in 2012, it wasn’t just because of the city’s famed southern hospitality. It also was a strategic move the association had been considering for a while because of the Panama Canal expansion that is scheduled to be completed in 2014 and the expected major impact that will occur within the material handling sector as a result.

“We see the expansion of the Panama Canal to be a major supply chain game-changer and have positioned MODEX 2012 as… Read more at TSNN

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IAAM Elects a New Identity and Leader

By Lisa Plummer
Article courtesy of TSNN

The International Association of Assembly Managers has changed its name and elected a new chairman of its board of directors.

Backed by strong membership support, IAAM has renamed itself the International Association of Venue Managers, while placing John Siehl… Read more at TSNN

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Huge Biennial Manufacturing Show Reups Through 2016 in Chicago

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Chicago labor reform is paying off, especially with the latest announcement that the Association of Manufacturing Technology’s biennial International Manufacturing Technology Show has reupped its commitment for 2012, 2014 and 2016 at the city’s McCormick Place.

During that three-year period, the show will deliver a total of more than 250,000 attendees and nearly $600 million in estimated… Read more at TSNN

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Freeman AV, T3Expo Both Snag New GSC Contracts

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

General service contractors Dallas-based Freeman AV and Marshfield, Mass.-based T3Expo recently both scored new business contracts to oversee shows.

Freeman AV won the contract for one of the biggest trade shows in the U.S., the Consumer Electronics Association’s International CES, which is… Read more at TSNN

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New Dallas Anchor Hotel Lives Up to the Promises

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

For more than 30 years, a battle waged to get an anchor hotel next to the Dallas Convention Center, but now, there finally seems to be an end in sight with the new Omni Dallas Hotel officially opening its doors January 2012.

The hotel will boast 1,001 rooms, as well as 110,000 square feet of meeting space that includes two ballrooms and several meeting rooms. The Dallas CC also… Read more at TSNN

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Builders’ Show Offers Deals to Get Attendees to January Show

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

When the downturn in the economy took hold, there was one show that got hit from both sides by not only the recessionary times, but also a housing market that had gone bust. Center.

The National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders Show went from a high of 105,000 attendees in 2007 and 2008 to a low of… Read more at TSNN

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Orlando Scores 10-year IAAPA Show Contract

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

The bright lights, concessions and thrill rides that are fixtures at the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions’ annual trade show have found a home for the next 10 years in Orlando, according to the Orlando/ Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Orange County Convention Center.

The IAAPA Attractions Expo and its 25,000 attendees will be held from 2010 to 2019 at the OCCC. Estimated direct spending by the attendees is expected to exceed $27.8 million a year, while the… Read more at TSNN

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New Labor Rules Take Effect in Chicago

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Beginning Aug. 1, Phase 1 of sweeping new labor rules that were voted through the Illinois General Assembly will take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place and Navy Pier.

In order to understand the changes, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and National Trade Productions hosted a webinar July 29 through their joint collaboration – The Center for… Read more at TSNN

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DMAI, MPI Both Choose Orlando for Upcoming Events

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Two industry organizations – Destination Marketing Association International and Meeting Professionals International – both have chosen sunny Orlando to host their industry meetings in the coming years.

At DMAI’s Annual Convention, July 21-23 at the Westin Diplomat in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., the announcement was made that the association would… Read more at TSNN

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MPI Takes Steps to Prove Value of Meetings

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

On the second day of Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress, July 24-27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia, the organization launched a major research initiative with the assistance of Association Insights to bolster MPI’s Business Value of Meetings campaign.

These developments were made possible by an investment in the MPI Foundation by AIBTM, The Americas Meetings & Events Exhibition… Read more at TSNN

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Coffee Shows Battle Brews in Seattle

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Without a doubt, Seattle is the coffee capital of the U.S., so it’s no surprise a trade show all about what many consider a daily ritual would set down its roots… Read more at TSNN

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Motorsports Show Makes Indy Its Permanent Home

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

It’s not often that a show is so dedicated to a city that it signs on for life, but that’s exactly what recently happened when the International Motorsports Industry Show decided to make Indianapolis its permanent home.

The show launched last year and, after an original two year contract for 2009-2010, officials from IMIS and the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association announced a contract extension through… Read more at TSNN

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IMEX America Gets Sustainable With MeetGreen

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

When IMEX America debuts Oct. 11-13, 2011, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, show organizers are going to do whatever it takes to make it as sustainable of a show as possible and have enlisted the help of meeting planning organization MeetGreen to help them meet their goals.

MeetGreen will be the show’s official sustainability consultants, and, in the next year, the IMEX Group and its many partners will work closely with MeetGreen to set green standards for… Read more at TSNN

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Hardscape Will Join GIE+Expo at 2010 Show in Louisville

By Rachel Wimberly
Article courtesy of TSNN

Attendees who plan to go to the GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo) Oct. 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., will get two shows for the price of one with the addition of the Hardscape North America Conference & Expo.

Together, HNA , with products and materials exclusive to the hardscape industry, and GIE+EXPO, with the latest in outdoor power equipment and landscaping supplies, will offer 750 exhibits and… Read more at TSNN

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Virtual Tradeshows: Horizontal or Vertical Markets?

By Dave Lutz
Article courtesy of TSNN

If you’re a show organizer, you’re probably wondering how to best leverage virtual event technology to help drive revenue, engagement and attract new blood. You might consider a virtual event to incubate a new show idea, attract an international audience, bridge the gap… Read more at TSNN

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