Category Archives: Industry Events

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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 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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Q&A with Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group

Carina Bauer has been involved in the meetings industry since 2002, first as marketing and operations director of IMEX Group and now as CEO. Besides overseeing IMEX Group operations, she is responsible for the group’s marketing and communications mix, specifically concentrating on strategic partnerships, sponsorships and press relations. Bauer has served on the board of…

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IMEX America Accelerates Sustainability Efforts

IMEX America 2017 in Las Vegas is right around the corner (Oct. 10–12), and once again, sustainability will be a primary focus, as we noted in the IMEX Supplement in our September issue. So, Smart Meetings interviewed Dale Hudson, knowledge and event director for IMEX, about the importance of sustainability and the new features that…

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