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Events Central to Direct Marketers as Marketing Automation Surges
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While the fast-concluding year has been focused on all-things digital, one element of direct marketing has remained central: events — and an increased drive to manage events with marketing automation. The number of trade show attendees jumped 3.7 percent in the third quarter, and the number of exhibitors (3.6 percent) and inflation-adjusted revenue (1.4 percent) both increased. Net square footage grew 1.9 percent. More



Meeting Trends for 2012
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What is in: "The trend is strongly in favor of interactive and experiential," said Steven Hacker, CAE, FASAE, the outgoing president of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). What does that mean? "There are going to be many more sessions where the audience shares its inherent knowledge, experience and skills with a facilitator/expert [moderating]," Hacker said. More

US-Based Meetings Association Looks to Bring Meetings to Iraq
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Weeks after the U.S. pulled the last of its troops out of Iraq, talks between a U.S.-based meetings organization and the prime minister of Iraq are under way to bring business development conferences to the country. More

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Inside the Asia-Pacific Cooperation Summit in Hawaii
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It is a "game changer," says Randy Tanaka. The recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting, held in Honolulu 7-13 November, "is an event that changes how the rest of the world will look at us," says Tanaka, assistant general manager at the Hawaii Convention Center. The eyes of the world were on the center as APEC brought about 20,000 attendees, 2,000 media representatives, hundreds of security forces and 21 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao, to Honolulu. It was the most prestigious and complex meeting the state had ever hosted, creating a few logistical challenges. But as Mike McCartney, president and CEO at the Hawaii Tourism Authority says, APEC was "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase Hawaii to the world as a place for serious business meetings." More

ESCA Names 2011 Award Winners
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The Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) announced the 2011 recipients of its individual awards in early December at its Annual Meeting. These highly coveted awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated excellence, dedication and excellence in the industry. More



Want Innovation? Go to a Trade Show
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As it does early each year, the world epicenter of innovation soon will become Las Vegas in the form of International CES, the world's largest consumer technology trade show. More than 2,700 companies display their best ideas to more than 140,000 visitors — reporters, buyers, investors and potential business partners — in several cavernous exhibit halls and hotels. No matter the reason, everyone who attends International CES has chosen to invest precious time and money. Their return is more than entertainment; it is business — and an awesome and inspiring display of the future. More

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Events: The Emergent Core of the Media Mix
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While the notion may seem quaint now, publishers had always first identified themselves as a publisher — the magazine was seen as the central brand with "ancillary" products orbiting around it. Over the last decade, diversification became paramount as publishers began to more enthusiastically supplement print revenues with digital and face-to-face products that grew out of their magazine brands. Through it all, events became a solid, predictable — in relation to the ups and downs of print and digital — and highly profitable core platform. More
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TSE Analyzes Trends in Faith-Based Meetings & Conventions
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More than 8 million people attended religious meetings in 2010, according to the Religious Conference Management Association (RCMA). Despite the weak economy, faith-based events have weathered the storm better than most, but dips in attendance, as well as attrition fees, have translated into shorter booking windows. At the same time, it is a buyer's market for many religious meetings and conventions as more cities and hotels vie for this business. A special feature in the January edition of Trade Show Executive (TSE), written by Contributing Editor Danica Tormohlen, takes a closer look at these and other trends in this sector. More



CEIR Research Reveals that Exhibitions Will Remain Strong Into Next Decade
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A study of exhibition trends released by CEIR at Expo! Expo! IAEE's annual meeting and exhibition in Las Vegas revealed that exhibitions remain a valuable sales and marketing tool in a changing marketplace. The study, "The Changing Environment of Exhibitions," also indicated that companies are more selective about the shows they choose based on the quality of a show's attendees, favorable ROI and positive past performance at the show. More



OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS


IMEX Association Day
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Every year for the past 10 years, IMEX has brought buyers like you into the heart of the meetings industry. And as an association buyer, you are invited to get a head start with a programme dedicated to association executives — Association Day and Evening, Monday, May 21 2012.
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Post Intern Positions at ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com
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Finding the right intern can be difficult, but with the ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com new internship option you can create an account, view resumes, find recruitment resources, and post internships and jobs. With ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com you could reach thousands of talented exhibitions and events industry professionals. Finding this talent is now easier than ever with ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com. Bookmark ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com today.


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IAEE Industry News Available Through MultiBriefs App
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