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Cisco's First Foray Into Hybrid Events Changed the Event Industry Forever
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Cisco's flagship annual customer conference has been a pillar of its portfolio for 20 years, but nothing rocked its foundation like the economic recession of 2009. Founded in 1984, the San Jose, CA-based maker of networking hardware and software had weathered the dot-com boom and bust with relative ease, but for the first time in its history, faced unprecedented concerns about attendee turnout -- and attendee revenue -- at its largest event, Cisco Live! More



Conference Considers Risks of Sitting
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As you might expect at a conference on the health dangers of sitting, most of the seats were empty. It was well attended, but the scientists and health experts who did gather at Stanford University were encouraged to get up from their chairs, stretch their legs, pace the room, even stand during discussions ranging from the risks of inactivity to technological solutions for reducing time on one's behind. More

How to Survive a Las Vegas Trade Show
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Las Vegas thrives on fake. The place boasts imitations of the Eiffel Tower, the Pyramids, the Statue of Liberty, a Venetian piazza, Elvises, even body parts. When it comes to trade shows, however, Vegas is the real deal. There are planes flying in from all over, hotel rooms aplenty, amenities fit for the King, and more event space than you can shake a feather boa at. More

ChirpE, The Most Widely Used Mobile & Social Media Platform For Events
Almost 100 shows use ChirpE to connect attendees to event websites and social networking buzz from any smartphone. ChirpE microsites enhance exhibitor visibility. Integration with LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter is included. Additional revenue generation opportunities for show organizers and exhibitors. Powered by a2z. Winner of TSE Innovation Award for 2009. more


5 elements.berlin Doubles in Size
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5 elements.berlin, Ocean Media's body and beachwear trade show, 7- 9 July 2010 at Messe Berlin Palace of Culture, Berlin, Germany, has doubled in size within one year of the show's inaugural exhibition. This successful new international show was launched by Ocean Media as a twice yearly exhibition (January and July) to coincide with the buying pattern of retailers in July 2009. More

Two of Africa's Biggest Trade Expos Follow the World's Biggest Sporting Event
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Following in the wake of Africa's début FIFA World Cup comes two of Africa's biggest trade exhibitions, attracting thousands of visitors to South Africa. The Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) along with Africa's Big Seven Food and Beverage Trade Show (AB7) has attracted a combined total of over 600 exhibitors from all corners of the world. More



Iceland Eyes International Meetings With New Conference Center
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When it opens on 14 May, 2011, Iceland's newest meeting facility, a waterfront concert hall and conference center known as "Harpa," will be a hub for international meetings and events, capable of appealing to meeting planners in both Europe and the United States, its owner and operator, Portus and Ago, announced last month. More

Corporate Travel Rebounds, Business Travelers Book Smarter
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With corporate travel on pace for a rebound in 2010, cost saving lessons from the past two years remain top of mind for individual business travelers. In the latest Orbitz for Business/Business Traveler Magazine Quarterly Trend Report, 70 percent of business travelers said they felt personally obligated to save their company money when booking travel. More

You Are Here Launches Mobile!

Event organizers, exhibitors and attendees can now use the industry's leading map, directory and advertising system online, on the event floor and anywhere on handhelds too! One single system, one interface for a great user experience, lower costs and management hassles, and cross-platform sponsorship opportunities. Click Here to learn more!


Exhibit Space Sales Strong for 2011 CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE
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Despite continuing uncertainties in the manufacturing sector, companies continue to sign up to exhibit at the next CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE expositions, set for March 2011. They include returning companies as well as new exhibitors, from large to niche businesses across North America and worldwide. "Some companies have actually increased their exhibit space even though others had to reduce their commitment because of the economy," said Megan Tanel, AEM's vice president, exhibitions and events. "They all say they see the value of our shows as an industry gathering place to efficiently connect with customers, especially in these economic times." More

Penton Media Signs Three-Year Agreement with GES®
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Global Experience Specialists (GES), a leading provider of exhibition, event and retail marketing services today announced that Penton Media (PM) has selected GES as its official services contractor for Natural Products Expo West, Natural Projects Expo East, SupplyExpo and Natural MarketPlace. In addition, PM has renewed its contract with GES for 12 existing shows including Waste Expo, Club Industry National, International Wireless Communications Expo, and LDI. The new agreement begins in 2011 and runs through 2013. More

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EXHIBITION INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CORNER



NEW EIF VOLUNTEERS
The Exhibition Industry Foundation would like to welcome its newest VOLUNTEERS! Mr. Robert Kolinek, CEM, CMP, and Mr. Lawson Hockman, CEM, welcomed the 2010 EIF Fundraising Sub Committee to the EIF team. As members of the EIF Fundraising Sub Committee, these individuals are responsible for ensuring the vitality of our industry. They are provided with a unique opportunity to help secure funding for industry-wide needs with a focus on three core areas - research, education and promotion - all of which are vital to the growth of the exhibitions and events industry. Each of these members was identified as a recognized leader in the industry who is both passionate and concerned about the industry's sustainability and growth.

2010 EIF Fundraising Sub Committee Members


EIF Chairman
Mr. Robert B. Kolinek, CEM, CMP
President and CEO
Helen Brett Enterprises

EIF Fundraising Sub Committee Chair
Mr. Lawson Hockman, CEM
V.P. Association Services
IMN Solutions

Committee Members


Mr. Thomas Ackert
Executive Director
Orange County Convention Center

Ms. Karen Howe, CEM
Executive Director
Meetings and Convention Departments
National Safety Council

Mr. G.V. Iyer
Chief Executive Officer
Prism Technologies

Mr. Richard Maples
V.P. of National Sales
Shepard Exposition Services

Ms. Casandra Matej
Sr. V.P. of Sales & Services
Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mr. Greg Ortale
President & CEO
Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mr. Dan Spigner
Director of Sales
BoothSeal LLC

Mr. Mark Zimmerman
General Manager
Georgia World Congress Center
"Having served on the EIF Board for the last three previous years, I am looking forward to working with this outstanding group of individuals, who represent a strong cross-section of industry leaders, who share my passion for the success of our industry. That passion is evident by the commitment these individuals and their organizations have already made to EIF. I encourage others to follow in our committee member's footsteps and make a commitment or get involved with EIF, today!"
- Mr. Lawson Hockman, CEM, EIF Fundraising Sub Committee Chair

To find out how you can volunteer with EIF or how you can make a donation to help fund industry-wide research, email info@exhibitionfoundation.org or visit our Web site.

GIVE… VOLUNTEER…. GET INVOLVED IN YOUR FUTURE!


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Prepare to participate in unmasking innovation at Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 7-9 December 2010 in New Orleans. As the industry's must-attend event, provocative educational programming, premier exhibition and beneficial networking opportunities will be part of the agenda. Expo! Expo! 2010 in New Orleans will unmask the freshest ideas and the latest technologies in face-to-face events revealing truly unique concepts for all attendees. Whether you attend for education or networking, your experience at the annual meeting will be rewarding for years to come. Find people, products, programs, services, tools, tips, resources, best practices, thought leadership - all that you can trust to accelerate your career and company. Visit www.iaee.com/expo for more information!




OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS


Due to several extension requests, IAEE will extend the deadline until Monday, 26 July.

Promoting your show takes expertise, originality and planning. Capturing your target audience's attention and making sure they see the value in your show take 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 2010 Exhibitions and Events Industry Promotional Materials Awards Competition, The Art of the Show.

New Category for 2010: Green Printed Collateral
– A single piece of printed sales collateral, printed on at least 20% recycled material using vegetable-based inks. It must mention the "reduce/reuse/recycle" method.

Ready to submit an entry now...
New for 2010, IAEE will accept your digital submissions! Please fill out the entry form online.

Or submit your entry by mail
Download a 2010 Entry Form! Download a Credit Card payment form click here. Or send a check along with your entry.

 


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