Category Archives: Industry Events

conventions 2018

8 Conventions You Won’t Want to Miss this Year

One of the signature aspects of the meetings industry is the many inspiring, educational and fun annual conferences scheduled throughout the year. These events have been more exciting than ever recently due to the rapidly evolving offerings, which mirror the dynamic industry, in general. Here is a rundown of eight of the must-attend conventions, including…

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tradeshow booth secrets

7 Secrets to Owning the Tradeshow in 2018

Conferences, tradeshows and exhibits are a battleground for attention. The sea of competition is daunting. Your booth needs to incorporate the latest in technology and design, along with a dash of that little something extra, to win the lead war.

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10 Things to Do While in Sacramento for CalSAE

10 Things to Do While in Sacramento for CalSAE

Are you one of the more than 1,000 association meeting professionals attending the California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE) Holiday Spectacular at Sacramento Convention Center this week? If so, you are in for a treat. The conference is a once-a-year chance to see all of your friends and find new solutions. It is also an…

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art

Art Basel Uses Miami as Its Canvas to Paint Inspiring Event

Photo credit: Art Basel  Artists and art aficionados from all over the globe gathered in the city where the heat is on yesterday, December 7. The annual Art Basel fair is taking place Dec. 7-10 at Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and various nearby venues. Since 2002, this event has been attracting some 77,000 people…

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Research as Destiny

Destinations International’s annual conference pointed the way to the future The big reveal at the annual conference in Montreal for the group formerly known as Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) was a new look, message and name for the host, now to be known as Destinations International. “We are fundamentally changing the way we operate,”…

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Hosted Buyer Program is a Hallmark of IMEX Events

The hosted buyer program is a key element of the IMEX trade show Ray Bloom, chairman and founder of IMEX Group, pioneered the hosted buyer concept in the 1980s and has been developing it ever since. Some 300 exhibitors invite their key clients to come to IMEX America as hosted buyers. This year, IMEX America…

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IMEX: Host Properties Add Pop-Up Lounge, Stunning Atriums

Attendees can enjoy myriad of new offerings at Sands Expo, The Venetian and The Palazzo The host properties for IMEX America 2017—Sands Expo, The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas—have been an integral part of the event from the very beginning. “They have been truly amazing,” says Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX…

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IMEX Revving Up Tech Tools

In a major step that will affect event organizers and participants, IMEX is in the process of a technology upgrade that can be likened to the evolution of a Mercedes Benz from a 1970s model to a modern S-Class. The upgrade is being done through a collaboration with RefTech, which provides cloud-based registration and appointment-setting…

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