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PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

The Professional Convention Management Association has launched a new Crisis Communications Guide for business event strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Based on a 15 point tool kit, the Guide should be an essential aide...

EDPA Foundation Names 10 Scholarship Recipients

EDPA Foundation Names 10 Scholarship Recipients

The EDPA Foundation Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that 10 scholarship recipients have been named in 2018. This is the highest number of scholarships awarded in a single year since the program began 16 years ago. The EDPA Foundation Scholarship Fund was...

ILEA Conference Set for Aug. 16-18 in Denver

ILEA Conference Set for Aug. 16-18 in Denver

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is offering live events professionals and event business owners an opportunity to focus on business strategies, creative output, inspiration and trends at ILEA Live, Aug. 16-18 in Denver. ILEA’s annual conference offers...

PCMA To Honor Martin Balogh & Deborah Sexton

PCMA To Honor Martin Balogh & Deborah Sexton

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Southwest and Pacific Chapter is proud to honor hospitality and meetings industry champions, Martin Balogh and Deborah Sexton at the 2018 Industry Icon Awards, on October 15 at TAO at the Venetian Hotel and Casino...

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Photo Poll: ECN Visits The Show Floor to Ask…

Photo Poll: ECN Visits The Show Floor to Ask…

What do you like best about working I&D? ECN visited InfoComm at the Las Vegas Convention Center just before the closing bell to ask the I&D fellows who were checking in to dismantle the booths an easy question…What do you like best about working I&D? Ken Hoskin,...

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Progress and Challenges Still for Women In Exhibit Design

Progress and Challenges Still for Women In Exhibit Design

Pictured: Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Chief Executive Joyce DiMascio by Cynthya Porter The adage that it’s a man’s world is possibly nowhere more true than in the exhibition universe, where, despite an abundance of women in the industry,...

Convention Center Spotlight: Austin

Convention Center Spotlight: Austin

More Expansion for The Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center? by Jeanne Brei Home of the Texas Rollergirls, former home to the Austin Toros basketball team (until their move to the Cedar Park Center) and the primary "home base" for the internationally...

As the Saw Turns: Pick the Right Wall

As the Saw Turns: Pick the Right Wall

Setting Priorities to Balance Work and Personal Life by Jim Obermeyer Hindsight can be a wonderful thing…or a torturous thing, depending on what you are looking back on. When you are looking back on a very long career in the same industry, there’s bound to be a few...

Q&A with John Boyko at Structure Exhibits

Q&A with John Boyko at Structure Exhibits

Priming for Major Expansions in Las Vegas by Don Svehla Las Vegas-based Structure Exhibits was founded on the philosophy that not only is perfection achievable, it’s required. Exhibit City News spoke with John Boyko, president of Structure Exhibits, recently to...

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ION Exhibits Grows Exhibit Design Team

ION Exhibits Grows Exhibit Design Team

Pictured L-R: Angie Bertelsman and Tricia Fox. Ion Exhibits has grown the exhibit design team with the addition of two new employees: Angie Bertelsman as senior exhibit designer and Tricia Fox as graphic designer. Bertelsman has been designing and branding...

CDS Announces Strategic Changes to Sales Staff

CDS Announces Strategic Changes to Sales Staff

Pictured L-R: David Lawton, Mike Dickinson and Amanda Gustafson. Convention Data Services (CDS) is excited to announce strategic changes to its national sales organization effective immediately. CDS is increasing its sales presence in two of the major tradeshow...

David Walens Appointed Chair of the EDPA Foundation

David Walens Appointed Chair of the EDPA Foundation

The Experiential Designers & Producers Association Foundation has again named David Walens as chair of the foundation. Walens succeeds Ray Montague, who served in this position for two years. Walens is president of Exploring, Inc., the parent of several companies in...

Sho-Link Inc. Announces New Orlando Asst. Mgr.

Sho-Link Inc. Announces New Orlando Asst. Mgr.

Sho-Link Inc., a premier installation and dismantle service company, has named Steve Dubois as Orlando assistant manager. This promotion demonstrates Sho-Link’s continued commitment to employee pride and recognition. Dubois started working part time with Sho-Link in...

MC2 Appoints Chad McNeal as General Manager

MC2 Appoints Chad McNeal as General Manager

Pictured L-R: Chad McNeal and Rich McAdam, MC2 president MC2, an award-winning brand experience agency, is expanding its Midwest presence by hiring Chad McNeal as general manager. McNeal will be based in Chicago and will oversee talent development and new business...

Dimension Design Announces Leadership Changes

Dimension Design Announces Leadership Changes

Chad McNeal resigned his position as president and chief innovation officer of Dimension Design, a producer of branded environments for live events and commercial venues, effective July 20 to become a general manager at MC2. Dimension Design owner and founder Mike...

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World

First Penang International Travel Exchange to be Held Sept. 4-8

First Penang International Travel Exchange to be Held Sept. 4-8

The Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) announced its latest business events product–the Penang International Travel Exchange (PITE), an initiative to further promote Penang, Malaysia, as a business events destination. PITE is a homegrown travel exchange that...

SCB Accelerates Growth with Launch of New Office

SCB Accelerates Growth with Launch of New Office

SCB Chairman Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Muhammad Leo Toyad (third from left) sounding the ceremonial gong with the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (sixth from left), to formally officiate the launching of SCB’s...

“Peace” to Replace “Hallyu” as Korean Tourism Theme

“Peace” to Replace “Hallyu” as Korean Tourism Theme

Even in the tourism field, a new path for peace between North and South Korea has opened. On July 11, the Seoul Tourism Organization (STO) held the "2018 Symposium for the Revitalization of Seoul-Inter-Korean Peace Tourism" at the Seoul Center for Architecture &...

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) Relocates to ExCeL London in 2019

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) Relocates to ExCeL London in 2019

UBM is relocating Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) to ExCeL London in 2019 as part of the organizer’s ambitious strategy to evolve the show, attract even more European licensees, retailers and licensors and improve the customer experience for both visitors and exhibitors....

Paula Januszkiewicz to Deliver Special Keynote at it-sa 2018

Paula Januszkiewicz to Deliver Special Keynote at it-sa 2018

World-famous IT security expert Paula Januszkiewicz will deliver a special keynote at it-sa 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany on Oct. 11, in the new international forum 110. The audience will receive tips on how to better protect IT systems as the topic of her address will...

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