Exhibition Planners Struggle With Social Media Marketing
Strategic use of social media and market research are the major marketing concerns facing association meeting planners and exhibition organizers in gaining attendees, according to a survey conducted for the Attendee Acquisition Roundtable. Ironically, they are two functions that most trade show organizers do not outsource. More
Face Time Trumps Technology, Survey Shows
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"More client face time for my dime." According to Embassy Suites Hotels, that is the phrase that best describes the findings of its third annual Embassy Suites Business Travel Survey, the results of which were released last month and demonstrate the importance of face-to-face meetings for business travelers. More
Looking to Speed Security for Frequent Fliers
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In what would be a major shift in procedures, the Transportation Security Administration is working on a concept that could let "trusted travelers" keep their shoes on, leave laptops in bags and avoid body scanners altogether — one of the biggest improvements at the airport since 2001. More
Survey: Companies Prepared to Spend More on Business Travel
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The GetThere survey of corporate travel managers at top businesses and organizations around the globe finds that 61 percent of those who responded expect their travel spending to grow from 1 percent to 10 percent this year over last. That is a big bump compared with 2010, when roughly a third of managers reported only a slight increase in their travel budgets over 2009. More
CARTES in Asia 2011 Visitor Attendance Up 8 Percent From 2010
CARTES in Asia, the trade show on digital security and smart-card technology, which took place for the second time in Hong Kong, between 29 and 31 March 2011, attracted over 3,000 visitors from 61 countries — an increase of 8 percent from 2010. More
Cochrane Trade Show a Hit Again
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If the Cochrane Trade Show is any sign, the region's business climate is warming up. Over 3,000 attendees went through the doors of the trade show at the Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre, in Cochraine, Alberta, Canada, on 7-8 May, to visit the booths of over 200 exhibitors. More
Offshore Technology Conference Attendance Up 8 Percent
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The Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Center saw an 8 percent increase in attendance over last year and the most attendees and vendors at the show since 1982 — just before the industry-crippling oil bust. A total of 78,150 people took part in the four-day trade show and technical conference on the offshore energy industry. More
EIF Is Proud to Announce its Newest Partnership
The Peabody Hotel — Orlando's collaboration with EIF is a true indication of the commitment needed to ensure the success and sustainability of the exhibitions and events industry, and to assist in positioning the industry as one of the premiere marketing mediums. The continued success of EIF is made possible through the generosity and vision of organizations such as The Peabody Hotel — Orlando.
For information on how you can support EIF or to learn more about EIF, please visit our website at www.exhibitionfoundation.org.
Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — Over 75 Percent Reserved
The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is over 75 percent reserved. It will give you face-to-face access to potential worldwide customers from the association, corporate, independent and consumer exhibitions and events markets — all under one roof. Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor. Questions? Contact Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions at email@example.com or 1.972.687.9206. More
IAEE President Addresses Potential Consequences of US Visa Policies at National Press Club
Addressing members of the National Press Club, IAEE President Steven Hacker, CAE, FSAE, reinforced the shared values and opinions of the positive, global impact of face-to-face events. He expressed concerns about the barriers buyers and sellers around the world encounter due to federal visa issuance policies which negate progress in achieving President Obama's National Export Initiative goal of doubling the value of U.S. exports by 2015. More
IAEE Announces Call for Nominations for Awards
IAEE issues the call for nominations for its annual awards program to recognize exceptional exhibitions and events industry professionals. New this year, IAEE has added a category to its individual awards program. The Young Professional of the Year Award has been created to recognize an individual for his or her outstanding contributions to the industry early in their career. More
IAEE Member Invitation to Association Evening
IAEE invites you to attend a unique sales and networking event to meet key association decision makers at IMEX 2011. IAEE is once again collaborating with IMEX to attract international associations to an education seminar program on the day prior to IMEX, which will maximize subsequent attendance at the show from this important market segment. An estimated 800 association buyers are forecast to attend IMEX 2011; 300 of which will attend the IMEX Association Day & Evening. More
IAEE Preferred Partners Offer Discounts to Members
IAEE continues its tradition of providing members with discounted products and services from reliable sources through its IAEE Preferred Partners program. The IAEE Services Council is charged with identifying and working with preferred business partners who have products or services that provide solid ROI for IAEE members. The products and services must be of value to IAEE members, reliable and of high quality. More
Announcing Daily Promotions Dedicated Solely to the Exhibitions and Events Industry
Are you looking for the latest exclusive promotions for exhibitions and events professionals direct from top suppliers within the interior design industry? Do you ever wish you could find one spot that had the latest discounts, specials and closeouts on products and services you purchase every day?
Announcing the launch of Daily Exclusive Promotions within the IAEE Ultimate Resource Guide for Exhibitions and Events. The amazing Daily Promotions within the IAEE Ultimate Resource Guide for Exhibitions and Events include everything Interior Design Professionals need, all with a special discount.
To access these exclusive promotions, please click here.
Registration is Open for the IAEE Sales Academy
Traditional selling techniques are ineffective in today's business environment. Buyers have heard all the lines and gimmicks before. That is why they can so easily control a sales call — and destroy a sales person's self esteem in the process. At the IAEE Sales Academy, we will share our experiences in developing and executing sales and business development tactics.
Search for Your Next Job on ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com
Finding talent is now easier than ever. Bookmark www.ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com. Whether you are seeking a new career or looking to fill an open position, you will find the most relevant and comprehensive listings here. You can create an account, post a resume, view jobs and receive personal job alerts. Also, employers can create an account, view resumes, post jobs and find recruitment resources. Take a moment to visit www.ExhibitionIndustryJobs.com and take the next step in your career. More