Trade Shows Start to See Better Times
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Around the country, the trade show and convention industry seems to be dusting itself off after taking a drubbing during the Great Recession. While both attendance and the numbers of events hosted at the convention center have dropped over the past three years, "I feel good about the number going forward," said sales director Tracy Armstrong. More
Chicago Auto Show Attendance Rises 10 Percent
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The 2011 Chicago Auto Show reported a 10 percent increase in attendance over last year. The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, which represents the area's new-car dealer franchises and produces the auto show, did not provide exact figures. More
Dscoop6 Sets New Record for Attendance, Partner Participation
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More than 2,000 digital print professionals gathered at Dscoop6, the 2011 Dscoop Annual Conference that ran 17-19 February at the Gaylord Palms Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. This turnout marked significant increases from last year's event in both attendees and exhibitors, including 95 partners that participated in the Solutions Showcase exhibition. More
Every Dollar Spent on Business Travel Equals $20 in Profit
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For every $1 they spend on business travel, businesses see an average of $20 in additional gross profit, finds a new study from American Express Global Business Travel and the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. More
7 Step Plan for Better Meetings
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Simply put, this video is a home run, a great guideline for you to use when throwing any type of meeting or event. More
Planning the Unconference
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The structure of most educational meetings is almost exactly the same: lectures and panel discussions, theater- and classroom-style seating and almost zero audience participation. Connections happen by chance, and unless attendees are extroverted and learn by sitting and listening, they come away with very little. However, as a growing number of forward-thinking meeting professionals are proving, conferences can be better. More
HKCEC Welcomes 31 New Exhibitions and Major Conferences in 2011
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The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is celebrating a successful start of 2011 with seven brand new exhibitions and 24 international and regional conferences scheduled in the year. A number of recurrent exhibitions also have plans to expand. More
EIF Needs Your Help
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"I strongly believe in supporting initiatives that ensure a strong and vibrant future for my industry. Both my organization and I have invested in the Exhibition Industry Foundation, and knowing that our investment has helped further the education of our industry colleagues and aided in the funding of research to advance the industry has provided a positive return on our investment." — Richard L. Maples, vice president of sales - Shepard Exposition Services
IAEE Announces Call for Presentations for Expo! Expo!
Be a thought leader! If you are interested in presenting at Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition 6-8 December in Las Vegas, now is your chance to share your knowledge and business expertise. You can submit an educational proposal for Expo! Expo! by visiting: http://ww3.aievolution.com/iae1101
Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor -- Nearly 70 Percent Reserved
The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is nearly 70 percent reserved. It will give you face-to-face access to potential worldwide customers from the association, corporate, independent and consumer exhibitions and events markets -- all under one roof. Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor. Questions? Contact Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions at email@example.com or +1 (972) 687-9206.
IAEE Releases Updated Convention Center & Facilities Contracts/Leases, 2011 Edition
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) announces the release of the 2011 edition of the Convention Center & Facilities Contracts/Leases; Making Sense of Your Agreements and Current Convention Wisdom. Published last in 2008, this new edition includes helpful information on how convention centers determine the direct spending economic impact of an event, information and cautions on letters of commitment/letters of intent; and important terms, covenants and conditions and rules and regulations found in current day facility leases. Also included is expanded information on cancellation policies and important information on reducing potential liability. More
Convention and Exhibition Industry Association CEOs Agree to Collaborate
During a recent meeting of the chief staff executives of key organizations involved in the convention and exhibition industry, it was agreed that they would begin to meet regularly each year. Essentially, these five CEOs have formed an alliance relationship that will explore opportunities for joint cooperation across a broad spectrum of common industry activities including safety and security, advocacy, education, industry affairs and best practices among others. More
Krakoff Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications: Deadline 1 April 2011
If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind, professional development experience to take your career to the next level and become one of the industry's next leaders, the Krakoff Leadership Institute is the event not to miss. Deadline to apply: 1 April 2011.
IAEE's Krakoff Leadership Institute provides the intelligence and connection tomorrow's leaders need in order to discuss issues with key decision makers and build strategic business relationships. Emerging leaders will learn from industry experts and will be able to apply timely and relevant applications to everyday challenges. Through case study analyses and trend evaluation, attendees will enjoy an experience unsurpassed by any other in the industry. The Institute develops leadership skills and broad industry knowledge for future leaders of the exhibitions and events industry, and it creates a close support network among participants and enhances motivational and communication skills.
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In today's business environment, leaders need a broad perspective, vision and acute awareness of the trends and developments shaping their organization. Skilled leadership increases performance, motivation and overall effectiveness for the future. The Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute is designed to provide participants with the critical skills needed to enhance future success while impacting bottom-line results. This straightforward leadership training delivers immediate practical results.
The Krakoff Advanced Leadership Institute helps exhibitions and events professionals develop, expand and refine their leadership skills. Participants in this interactive and real-world based training will:
IAEE Is Calling Cubic Content Connoisseurs
Submit your input, information and/or show rules regarding full cubic content by 28 February
IAEE is developing a white paper regarding the use of full cubic content in linear exhibition space. The educational tool will be an academic briefing without recommendations regarding this evolving issue and its potential impact on the industry. This is your opportunity to share your experience and best practices with the industry.
IAEE recognizes that it is the responsibility of the exhibition organizers to set their own show rules and to choose whether to allow the use of full cubic content in linear exhibition space or to require line-of-sight, based on the nature of their own exhibition.
Do not miss your chance to submit your input, information and/or show rules regarding full cubic content for any of your buyer/seller exhibitions and events by 28 February to Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The information you submit will be used as a reference in preparing this white paper.
IAEE Announces Future Meeting Dates, Locations
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE) Board of Directors selected the final locations for the 2011 IAEE Mid-Year Meeting and Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition 2014 during its meeting in New Orleans. More
Search for Your Next Job on ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com
Finding talent is now easier than ever. Bookmark www.ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com. Whether you are seeking a new career or looking to fill an open position, you will find the most relevant and comprehensive listings here. You can create an account, post a resume, view jobs and receive personal job alerts. Also, employers can create an account, view resumes, post jobs and find recruitment resources. Take a moment to visit www.ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com and take the next step in your career. More