News & Articles - events industry

  • Exhibition Industry’s Largest Global Conference Going ‘Glocal’ in 2020

    With COVID-19-related travel restrictions expected to continue over the coming months, UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has decided to adjust the format of this year’s congress. Instead of holding the event in one location in November, the association will run a number of smaller regional gatherings around the world. “We want to ensure that as many of our colleagues as possible can attend in person, so we are ‘glocalizing’ the global congress,” says UFI president, Mary Larkin.…

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  • New Touchless Registration Tool Supports Health, Safety of Event-Goers

    Anticipating the desire for contactless registration when events resume, Convention Data Services (CDS) has created a digital solution to ensure a safe experience for attendees and exhibitors. “Our top priority is moving attendees through registration with care and ease,” says the company’s president and CEO, John Kimball. “DigiBadge allows us to securely track attendees and create safe interactions.” Launched in early June, Digibadge enables registrants to self-check-in on-site using their personal mobile device. Event participants download the DigiBadge link provided…

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  • Exhibit House Launches New Services for Safe Workplaces, Virtual Events

    A trade show exhibit design firm has launched a set of solutions for companies operating under COVID-19 guidelines to enhance marketing and operations during the ‘new normal.’ “In talking with our clients, they are asking for new ways to market their brand while keeping employees and customers safe,” says Karin Roberts, marketing manager at the Tradeshow Network Marketing Group. The Tradeshow Network’s new services include safety measures for offices, restaurants and other workplaces, virtual exhibits and events, prepackaged rental exhibits…

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  • Quebec Congress Centre to Adopt Hybrid Solutions when Operations Resume

    A Montreal convention centre is preparing to reopen by hosting hybrid events. The Palais des congrès made the announcement June 10, in response to the safety concerns and social distancing requirements shaking up the convention industry. “Despite the undeniable impact COVID-19 has had on the Palais’ operations, the current situation is serving as a springboard for going forward with new digital opportunities that will enable us to further make our mark globally,” says Palais des congrès de Montréal CEO, Robert…

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  • Organizers, Venues take Meaningful Steps to Bring Events Industry Back

    The events industry is getting ready for a new landscape as provincial and local governments country-wide lift pandemic-related restrictions on businesses and group gatherings. Recognizing people may be uneasy and even anxious about attending larger exhibitions like conferences and trade shows when they are allowed to resume, organizers and venues are taking steps now to impart consumer confidence. “We have been preparing for a return of events by building a list of potential measures that sit under the cornerstones of…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

  • IAEE White Paper Highlights Considerations for Safe Return of Events

    A new white paper released by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) provides essential considerations for safely reopening exhibitions and events during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Although we are eager to get back to our usual face-to-face business environment, safety must be the top priority and we must look to the science and medical communities for the best ways to go about producing our shows,” says IAEE president and CEO, David DuBois. IAEE’s health and safety task force teamed…

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  • The IMEX Group and C2 International announce joint partnership

    C2 International, the ground-breaking leader in business conferences, has partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. The three-year agreement represents the first time that C2 International has partnered with another event. The partnership aligns the visions of both organisations through dedicated events at IMEX shows as well as on-going opportunities and content throughout the year. The aim of the partnership between the IMEX Group and C2 International…

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  • BEICC Update: Developing a plan for the Canadian events industry

    By Bob Parker Last month, BEICC presented a workshop entitled The Future of the Events Industry as part of the Global Speakers Summit 2013 held in Vancouver, B.C. and hosted by the Global Speakers Federation and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. This summit brought together the speaking industry from around the globe including representatives from over 20 countries. Past Global Speakers Summits have been held in Singapore, Dubai, South Africa and The Netherlands. Its purpose was to provide a…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Allison summers steps down as Managing Director of Site and the Site International Foundation

    Site Global and the Site International Foundation have announced that Managing Director Allison Summers is leaving Site to become Executive Director of Zonta International. The Site Executive Team and its management partner, SmithBucklin Corporation, have implemented both a comprehensive transition strategy as well as the selection process for a new Executive Director for both Site and the Site International Foundation. Paul Dykstra, Vice President Client Services, SmithBucklin Corporation, will serve as Interim Executive Director, supported by Christie Pruyn, Site Director…

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  • BEICC update: Preparing to take on today’s important meetings industry issues

    By Bob Parker, Chairperson BEICC As spring is on the doorstep, thoughts move to planting seeds for the much anticipated growing season. It is time to groom, fertilize, and prepare the fields for the opportunities ahead. The business meetings and events industry in Canada is perhaps one of the most diverse economies in this country, impacting many sectors, and deciding which seeds to plant and fields to nurture is a most challenging task. The foundation of the Business Events Industry…

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