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Exhibit Systems Earns Third “Future 50” Honor

Exhibit Systems Earns Third “Future 50” Honor

Brookfield, Wisc.-based Exhibit Systems, a premier exhibit and display company offering one-stop service for tradeshows and events, has been named a “Future 50” company for the third time by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small...

2018 SEGD Achievement Awards Winners Announced

2018 SEGD Achievement Awards Winners Announced

Pictured L-R: SEGD board members Mike McCarthy and Kathy Fry, 2018 SEGD Fellow Jane Davis Doggett, and SEGD CEO Clive Roux. Winners of the 2018 Society for Experiential Graphic Designs Achievement Awards were announced and celebrated during the 2018 SEGD Conference...

Reed Exhibitions Renews Contract with CompuSystems

Reed Exhibitions Renews Contract with CompuSystems

CompuSystems has renewed its contract with Reed Exhibitions through 2019. CompuSystems has been providing full-service registration for Reed for the past 33 years. “We are excited to continue our long-running partnership with Reed Exhibitions,” says Chris Williams,...

etouches Announces Rebrand to Aventri

etouches Announces Rebrand to Aventri

Pictured L-R: Aventri CEO Oni Chukwu and CMO Chalva Tchkotoua. etouches, a leading global provider of innovative event management software solutions, has rebranded to Aventri. Since 2008, etouches has provided event management and venue sourcing solutions to a broad...

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...

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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,...

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...

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Jay Marsh Joins Steelcase Event Experiences Team

Jay Marsh Joins Steelcase Event Experiences Team

Steelcase Event Experiences, a strategic space design partner, has hired Jay Marsh as a business development consultant, where he is charged with driving new business nationwide with a focus on the East Coast. “This is a very exciting time as we are rapidly expanding...

Conference Center of Las Vegas Announces Sales Team Expansion

Conference Center of Las Vegas Announces Sales Team Expansion

To accommodate the growing demand of its Las Vegas property, the Conference Center of Las Vegas (CCLV) announced a new hiring initiative to build out its sales team. Catherine Price, who has been promoted to general manager, is leading the search. “We’ve had great...

LeAnn Davis Named a Director of Sales at Disney World

LeAnn Davis Named a Director of Sales at Disney World

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., has named LeAnn Davis as a new director of sales. Davis, in conjunction with director of sales Aaron Weegar, will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day efforts of the resort’s group sales...

Centerplate Promotes Diana Evans and Kay Towner

Centerplate Promotes Diana Evans and Kay Towner

Centerplate, hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, has promoted Diana Evans and Kay Towner to senior executive roles at the company. The realignment follows the integration of Centerplate with the...

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...

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The First World Food Tourism Conference in China in Sept.

The First World Food Tourism Conference in China in Sept.

Europe Asia Global Link Exhibitions (EAGLE), a joint-venture of the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) and VNU Exhibitions Asia, and Discoverymice have formed an alliance for the organization of the first World Conference on food tourism to be held in China, in Chengdu,...

Dubai To Host World Congress Of Gastroenterology In 2021

Dubai To Host World Congress Of Gastroenterology In 2021

Dubai has been selected as the host city for World Gastroenterology Organization’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology which is set to take place from Dec. 12-15, 2021 (WCOG-2021) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Congress will...

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 &...

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