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IMEX America 2018 is Biggest Yet & Some Tips To See on Last Day

IMEX America 2018 is Biggest Yet & Some Tips To See on Last Day

IMEX America 2018 got off to a strong, business-led start with the meeting and event industry’s decision makers meeting with suppliers from every sector ranging from global tourist offices and convention bureaus, major hotel companies, conference and exhibition...

CORT Events Recognized at 12th Annual ILEA Zonie Awards Gala

CORT Events Recognized at 12th Annual ILEA Zonie Awards Gala

CORT Events won three awards at the 12th annual Arizona Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Zonie Awards Gala (pictured above) for providing both inspiration and execution of incredible events for its clients. CORT Events won Best Event...

3D Exhibits and Clients Win Two More Prestigious Awards

3D Exhibits and Clients Win Two More Prestigious Awards

Schaumburg, Illinois-based 3D Exhibits, a full-service trade show exhibit design company, has earned two prestigious awards for its client work. 3D Exhibits and Huber Engineered Woods took home one of just five EXHIBITOR magazine Sizzle Awards awarded in 2018 for...

McCormick Place Adds Lactation Suites for Nursing Mothers

McCormick Place Adds Lactation Suites for Nursing Mothers

McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, welcomes millions of visitors each year to a host of conventions, tradeshows, meetings and special events. The acquisition of three Mamava lactation suites will support breastfeeding mothers during their...

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In Memoriam: Brenda Turvey

In Memoriam: Brenda Turvey

August 19, 1950 - August 7, 2018 Brenda was born in Kentucky but spent most of her adult life in Nevada. In 2015, she and her husband of 35 years, Bob Turvey, retired to Tipp City, Ohio. Dalene Threeton, of Structure Exhibits, remembers Brenda “for her witty...

In Memoriam: Carl R. Fawcett

In Memoriam: Carl R. Fawcett

Dec. 16, 1938 – July 20, 2018 Carl grew up in Henderson, Nev., and graduated from Basic High School in 1957. After serving two years in the Army in Germany, he opened Las Vegas Copy Products. In 1978, he married Judy and then entered a long career in the convention...

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David Thompson Named New Exhibition Director for IBTM World

David Thompson Named New Exhibition Director for IBTM World

IBTM, part of leading global exhibition organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions, announces that it has appointed David Thompson (pictured above) as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for...

Explore St. Louis Announces New Sales Structure and Team Leaders

Explore St. Louis Announces New Sales Structure and Team Leaders

Pictured L-R: Jill Hericks, director of convention sales; Erin Jackson, director of executive meetings sales; and Stephanie Monroe, director of specialty market sales for Explore St. Louis. Explore St. Louis is adding new personnel and restructuring its sales...

MPI Appoints Kevin Kirby as Foundation Executive Director

MPI Appoints Kevin Kirby as Foundation Executive Director

Meeting Professionals International is pleased to announce Kevin Kirby as the new executive director of the MPI Foundation. In this role, Kirby is charged with advancing the strategic business plans and fundraising goals of the organization, along with managing...

ACVB Names Hospitality Award to Honor Spurgeon Richardson

ACVB Names Hospitality Award to Honor Spurgeon Richardson

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the Spurgeon Richardson Member of the Year Award, named after the organization’s former president and CEO. ACVB annually recognizes an outstanding business within the hospitality community as Member of the Year....

Visit San Antonio Promotes Laura Betancourt

Visit San Antonio Promotes Laura Betancourt

Visit San Antonio has promoted Laura Betancourt to the role of national sales manager. In her new role, Betancourt will lead sales efforts for San Antonio in the Midwest and Western U.S. markets. Betancourt joined the Visit San Antonio team in 2007 as a senior events...

Taffy Events Hires Jamie Rich as Dir. of Communications

Taffy Events Hires Jamie Rich as Dir. of Communications

Taffy Event Strategies, a full-service event management firm based in Arlington, Virginia, announces the addition of Jamie Rich (pictured above) to its team of talented professionals. Rich has been passionate about tradeshows and associations since she first began her...

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Australians Break Record at IMEX America 2018

Australians Break Record at IMEX America 2018

Australia’s world-class business events offering will be on show in record numbers at the Business Events Australia booth at IMEX this year, with 33 suppliers representing an array of destinations, airlines, convention centers, accommodation, team building experiences...

Business Booms at IBTM China 2018

Business Booms at IBTM China 2018

IBTM China 2018 closed on a high, with more than 6,600 pre-planned meetings happening during the two day-long event, which took place Sept. 12–13 at the  China National Convention Centre in Beijing. More than 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than...

Irish DMC Moloney & Kelly Joins Preferred DMCs

Irish DMC Moloney & Kelly Joins Preferred DMCs

Pictured L-R: John Healy and Marc Schwabach Preferred DMCs, the boutique consortium of select destination & event management companies from around Europe specializing in bespoke high-end incentive travel and special interest groups, VIP travel, events, meetings and...

ICC Sydney at Annual Orange Wine Show

ICC Sydney at Annual Orange Wine Show

Pictured: Tom Ward of Swinging Bridge Wines and president of the NSW Wine Industry Association with ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy. International Convention Centre Sydney returned to the annual Orange Wine Show over the weekend, celebrating the region’s thriving wine...

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