Trade Shows en Chicago Honors Locals Who Stand Up for Meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>In Chicagoland, over 200 people convened at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the first North American Meetings Industry Day on April 16 by honoring locals who work diligently for the meetings community. Here are the honorees.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:11:00 +0000 49341 at 3 Things to Know About Next-Gen Exhibitors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Gens X and Y may differ from their elders in many ways, but what they value in expos, according to new research from CEIR and SISO, doesn’t appear to be one of them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:55:00 +0000 49331 at <p>Young exhibitors mingle at a tradeshow.</p> Image by Stockbyte on Thinkstock by Getty Images It’s the Human Touch that Makes Great Service <div class="field-deck"> Can a robot "get" hospitality? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I recently returned from a week in Dubai&mdash;amazingly, it was my first trip there. I was excited to see this city, which has transformed from desert to world-class destination in the blink of an eye. But I must admit I was unprepared for what I found.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe/Middle East/Africa Trade Shows Site Selection/RFPs Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 49261 at Know Your Terms: Booth, Exhibit, and Stand Edition <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>It's easy to get these terms confused, but booths, exhibits, and stands are not interchangeable terms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/face2face">face2face</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows face2face Mon, 06 Apr 2015 17:32:00 +0000 48911 at Show Your Booth Love <div class="field-deck"> How to design your micro-venue </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In the sea of exhibitors at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="" title="" target="_blank">trade show</a></span>, what compels attendees to seek out more information or to enter your domain? It&rsquo;s the booth. When you think about it, it&rsquo;s an art form unto itself.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Fri, 03 Apr 2015 16:25:00 +0000 48861 at Rooney, Head of Boston Convention Center, Lands New Job <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 180px; height: 270px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 1px; float: left;" title="James E. Rooney" />James E. Rooney, who has been executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority since 2003, has been named the new president and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:52:00 +0000 48771 at Conventions, Business Travel Boycotts Called For Due to New Indiana Law <div class="field-deck"> Governor Mike Pence defends a law that some say could lead to discrimination </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of a law that could allow for discrimination against the LGBT community has prompted calls for boycott. But in the latest twist, "a clarification bill" may be introduced in the coming week, perhaps putting opponents' fears to rest.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Site Selection/RFPs Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:36:00 +0000 48641 at Your Meeting History Is Your Credit Score <div class="field-byline"> By Rob Carey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While planners are not required to collect data on how their meeting performs in a destination, those who are diligent about gathering numbers from all the vendors they use and creating a reliable meetings history make their jobs much easier.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Housing/Attrition Trade Shows Fri, 20 Mar 2015 19:42:00 +0000 48431 at Education is Key to Exhibition Management Specialty <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One goal of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, and thus one of my goals, is to have a robust education plan for all levels of industry professionals within the exhibitions and events arena.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:47:00 +0000 48161 at A Happy Place Gets Even Happier: Orlando Enjoys a Record-Setting 2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Orlando is riding high on the heels of a record-breaking 2014 for its hotels, including average daily rate (ADR) and room night demand.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trade Shows Southeast Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20:53:00 +0000 47221 at