News & Articles - trade shows

  • 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

  • CMEExpo Launches Free Webinar Series for Meeting, Event Professionals

    The largest and longest running trade show and conference for meeting and event professionals has launched a brand-new virtual learning program. Called Speaker Series, the webinars will feature exclusive interviews with top industry leaders and experts about topics that matter most to attendees. “Our live event is known for its gold star education. To be able to deliver the same level of content through webinars will allow us to inspire our community of meeting professionals in a new way,” says…

    Breaking News

  • Study Shows Increased Confidence in COVID-19 Business Restoration

    Most companies are planning COVID-19 recovery for 2020, with one-third preparing for it in the next three months, according to a new report by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). “The global business travel industry remains at a standstill but we are finally beginning to see some light at the end of this very long tunnel,” says GBTA CEO, Scott Solombrino. GBTA is a business travel and meetings trade organization with operations on six continents. It surveyed almost 1,600 member…

    Breaking News

  • Canadian Task Force to Tackle Exposition Industry Recovery

    A task force has been established to help with the resumption of trade and consumer shows. Created by the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), the 24-person group will lay the groundwork for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of the exposition industry, which has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Business events serve as an immense driver of economic growth and innovation,” says CAEM president, Catherine MacNutt. “By uniting as an industry and collaborating with our strategic partners…

    Breaking News

  • Sustainable exhibit design: How one Canadian company is changing exhibits for good

    In a big design and production facility in Brampton Ontario, one exhibit company is revolutionizing how their corporate event clients save money, reduce waste and fight climate change. Meet The Taylor Group. You may not know them, but odds are you know their work, having designed experiences for 30 of the top 50 brands in the world. In fact, Time Magazine recently identified their work for Intel as the Number One most eye-catching booth at CES 2015 (photo below). Now…

    Breaking News, Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings, Meeting Community

  • CEIR first quarter report shows steady exhibition industry growth for 2013

    Steadied growth for 2013 is the outlook for the exhibition industry based on first quarter results reported today by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). Data collected for the first quarter of 2013 CEIR Index was in line with CEIR forecast and reveals that the Total Index increased by 1.3 per cent compared to the same period in 2012, but fell behind real GDP which gained 1.8 per cent during the same period. This was a modest acceleration from…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Green promotions that save water for events (even for little green men)

    It appears that green meetings specialist, Judy Kucharuk of Footprint Management Systems, and I are on the same subspace frequency. Her post, Green to the Last Drop: Five Easy Strategies to Reduce Your Water Footprint at Events, discusses some simple ways to reduce water use. I was already working on this post about reducing attendee water use based on my observations while on another planet: The Star Trek Convention. Okay, I confess. I’m a Trekkie! Not the costume wearing, arguing…

    Breaking News, Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings, Meeting Community

  • Seven reasons why trade shows are good for business

    Whether you’re a small business just getting off the ground or a multi-million dollar company, trade shows are a great resource for connecting with your market and showcasing your product in a more intimate setting. In today’s competitive market, advertising and social media can only do so much in terms of product understanding. The advantages of being able to physically see and feel the product or service, as well as being able to engage with the people behind it, are…

    Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • The Palais des congrès de Montréal confirms 19 conventions and trade shows that will generate $43.6 million in economic benefits for Montréal

    For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal confirmed that it has obtained three international conventions1 and 10 national conventions.2 These 13 major events represent economic benefits estimated at more than $29 million, with more than 27,000 delegates and visitors coming to the city. These agreements, reached with the notable collaboration of its partner organization Tourisme Montréal, will result in bookings of more than 24,000 room nights at Montréal hotels. The trade shows will bring in more than 14,000 participants attending the newly confirmed events.

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

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