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IMEX America expands ‘Smart Monday’

Following the successful launch of global meetings, incentive travel and events industry trade show, IMEX America, last October in Las Vegas, organizers have announced developments to the format and content of ‘Smart Monday’, its pre-show, one-day educational event,...

Greetings to readers everywhere

By now, all of you are aware of the change in ECN’s format. For the first time after covering the convention, tradeshow and meetings industries for over 18 years, we have gone to a different page size with glossy covers, all neatly stitched and trimmed....

Tradeshow records are being broken in 2012

In February, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), reported that the exhibition industry outperformed the overall U.S. economy for 2011. CEIR also reported that the fourth quarter of 2011 saw show increases in net square feet (4.2 percent), revenue (5.1...

From stages to conventions and everything in between

Tim Sage, technical director for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, has been a part of the Las Vegas landscape throughout his life and career. Some of his earliest memories include singing the pledge of allegiance at St. Joseph’s Elementary School and banging...

Midwest Exhibit and Event Professionals meet for first time

On March 27, 2012, in Schaumburg, Ill., the Midwest Exhibit & Events Professionals (MEEP) held their inaugural meeting. The new association, which was formed from a previously disbanded chapter of the Trade Show and Exhibitors Association (TSEA), brought together...