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Online Tool to Tackle Waste Launched to Events Industry
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A free online tool for event organizers has been launched by Waste & Resource Action Programme and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to help tackle sustainability issues. More

Despite Flood Watch, Memphis Open for Business
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As it flows south, swollen, from Illinois toward the Gulf of Mexico — traversing Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana along the way — the Mississippi River threatens to wash away homes, jobs and crops with its impending flood waters. However, at least one major destination in its path has averted tragedy, however: Despite near-record water levels, Memphis is open for business, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau announced. More

BBB Warns of Trade Show Scam
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The website promises shopping, fashion, beauty, home, lifestyle and fun. It sounded like a perfect expo for Flohr, a company that sells floors. Walters talked her boss into paying almost $1,000 to rent space for a booth at the Palmer Events Center for the Austin Women's Expo. The expo was originally scheduled to take place last October. Two weeks before the show Sunny Walters said it was rescheduled, repeatedly. More

Monroeville Convention Center Welcomes You

The Monroeville Convention Center, Western Pennsylvania’s newest convention center with 100,584 square feet of exhibition space, is located in the heart of Monroeville. In addition to an excellent convention facility, Monroeville offers many popular hotels, fine restaurants and bustling shopping districts. Once you visit, you’ll remember: Greater Monroeville, Greater Opportunities.

UBM Buys 5 Trade Shows in Asia
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UBM, continuing its overseas expansion, has acquired AMB Exhibitions Sdn Bhd and AMB Events Sdn Bhd in Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. AMB produces five events in Malaysia and Vietnam. The company has four additional events planned for this year — three in the Philippines and one in Vietnam. More


EIF Is Proud to Announce its Newest Partnership
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The Exhibition Industry Foundation (EIF) would like to announce its newest partnership with the Peabody Hotel — Orlando, Fla., a premiere convention hotel that exudes relaxed elegance and the warmth of Southern hospitality. The ideal location for association and corporate meetings and conventions, it is further enhanced by the whimsy of the Peabody Ducks and their world-famous march on the red carpet.

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.

"The Peabody Orlando is pleased to partner with the Exhibition Industry Foundation for its ongoing commitment to education, research and promotion in the exhibition and events industry. As a meetings and conventions hotel in one of the top convention destinations in the United States, we understand the importance of an organization such as the Exhibition Industry Foundation, and the impact it will have on the growth of the industry and the development of its future leaders." — Alan Villaverde, managing director, The Peabody Orlando and president, Peabody Hotels Division

For information on how you can support EIF or to learn more about EIF, please visit our website at

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Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — Nearly 80 Percent Reserved
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is nearly 80 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 or 1.972.687.9206. More


Registration is Open for Art of the Show
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Promoting your show takes expertise, originality and planning. Capturing your target audience’s attention and making sure they see the value in your show takes a lot of creativity. Developing just the right promotional piece to do all of the above takes a great deal of attention and skill. IAEE wants to recognize those who promote their exhibitions vividly and successfully. You are invited to enter your promotional materials in the Exhibitions and Events Industry Promotional Materials Awards Competition, The Art of the Show.

Announcing Daily Promotions Dedicated Solely to the Exhibitions and Events Industry
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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.

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Accurate Provides Comprehensive Event Services

Accurate Event Group provides a wide array of exceptional services for every client and any event, nationwide. Since 1978, our reputation as a complete event source is second to none for staffing, security, professional parking, recruiting and permanent placement, ticketing and marketing - we have the solution for every event need.

IAEE President Addresses Potential Consequences of US Visa Policies at National Press Club
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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 Barack Obama's National Export Initiative goal of doubling the value of U.S. exports by 2015. More

IAEE Industry News Available Through MultiBriefs App
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IAEE understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IAEE Industry News, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The IAEE Industry News is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it's downloaded, you may add the IAEE feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.

IAEE Announces Call for Nominations for Awards
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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
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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

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IAEE Preferred Partners Offer Discounts to Members
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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

Registration is Open for the IAEE Sales Academy
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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. More

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