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Smart City Releases Findings of Telecommunications Survey
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The technology needs of the events industry continue to change rapidly as more tablets, smart phones and wireless devices come on the market. Thus, Smart City Networks conducted a comprehensive survey to study the latest technology and telecommunications issues affecting convention centers nationwide. The survey found that providing more information to the events industry, including show managers, exhibitors and attendees, about technology capabilities and costs is critically needed. More

Convention Data Services Name Bob Lucke as Vice President of Sales and Account Management
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Convention Data Services announced on 3 October the appointment of Bob Lucke as vice president of sales and account management. Lucke, an executive with 29 years of sales and management experience in the trade show industry, will lead a team focused on creating innovative opportunities for clients and their events. He will oversee all aspects of account management in the sales and exhibitor services departments. More

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Gala Sees Dramatic Increase in Donations, Attendance
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Revenue jumped more than 30 percent at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Central Florida's fifth annual Imagine Gala, held 1 October, compared to 2010 numbers. The event at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel brought in more than $350,000 for the nonprofit, up from $267,000 last year. More than $65,000 of that was raised during "Fund-A-Cure" — a 15-minute pitch near the end of the evening for contributions that will be used for diabetes research. More

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The Power of Partnership Exemplified in Association Rebranding
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The Association for Convention Sales and Marketing Executives has announced a new strategic direction to better represent the spirit of collaborative success between destination marketing organizations and convention center sales and marketing professionals. More

Technology Infiltrates the Show Cycle
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Technology has flooded the trade show industry and just like water, it has found its way into every nook and cranny of the show cycle. From pre-event registration, websites and marketing, to post-show metrics and surveys, technology has become an indispensable partner on the show floor. This new high-tech meetings environment already has changed just about every aspect of the industry. More

Koelnmesse's Management Team is Once Again Complete
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As of 1 October, Katharina C. Hamma has been the third member of the Koelnmesse management team. As the chief operating officer, she will be responsible for the operations of the entire trade fair program in Cologne, as well as for the company's sales, communications and services. About half of Koelnmesse's approximately 500 employees work in these areas. "I am looking forward to being in Cologne and working in one of the world's most exciting trade fair locations," says Hamma, an experienced trade fair manager who is moving from Munich to Cologne. She will be the third member of Koelnmesse's top management team, which also includes President and Chief Executive Officer Gerald Böse and Chief Financial Officer Herbert Marner. More

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UBM Acquires 70 Percent Stake in India's Index Fairs
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U.K.-based UBM bought a 70 percent stake in Index Furniture Private Ltd., owners of Index Fairs — India's largest annual furniture and interiors exhibitions — on behalf of UBM Asia. The shows attracts exhibitors of home furniture, office furniture, contract furniture, kitchen, lighting, hardware, intermediates and other interiors product and are held in September in Mumbai and in February in Bengaluru. Another show also recently was added in December in Hyderabad. More

Pack Expo Las Vegas Breaks Records Across the Board
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The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's biennial Pack Expo Las Vegas smashed previous attendance, number of exhibiting companies and net square footage records when it was held 26-28 September at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More

How Associations Can Get More Sponsorship Dollars
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Associations get just three percent of the $18 billion corporate sponsorship market. A big reason why the percentage is so low is because associations are not offering what sponsors are looking for, posits a new study by IEG, a Chicago-based sponsorship consulting and research firm. If association leaders would adopt a new approach to corporate partnerships, they could claim a much larger share of the North American sponsorship market, the study concludes. More

Barbara Czernaik, Long-Time McCormick Place Employee, Passes
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Barb worked as an administrative assistant to general managers from the late '60s until 2003. She held this position throughout her tenure at McCormick Place working for more than one general manager — with Tom Mobley being the last GM she worked for. She was a wonderful friend and colleague who was known by many customers who do business on our show floors. It is interesting to note that she was quite often an important resource as an in-house historian able to provide dates and recount events going back to the '60s without a moment's hesitation. She will be missed by all whose paths she crossed while working at McCormick Place. We will not soon forget her signature laugh and warm smile. She was the recipient of the Christifidelis Award and member of St. Barbara Parish Council, Coordinator of Eucharistic Ministers, St. Barbara Senior Citizens, St. Barbara Altar Rosary Sodality and Liturgy Committee. She is survived by many friends and family members. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to St. Barbara Church, +1 (773) 927-6424.
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Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition Registration Is Open
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Registration is open for exhibitions and events industry professionals to take advantage of the best rates for Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit More

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Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — Over 90 Percent Reserved
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is over 90 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

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Expo! Expo! Social Media Flair!
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Expo! Expo! Social Media Flair is now available. Use these pieces of flair on your blogs to promote your participation in this year's IAEE Expo! Expo! 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 is 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 2011 Art of The Show Competition Results
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events announces the recipients of its annual Art of the Show Competition. Of this year's submissions, 34 entries will be honored for their combination of several essential marketing elements needed to promote exhibitions and events. This year's competition garnered submissions from the United States, Canada and England. The winning entries will be on display at Expo! Expo!, IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition to be held 6-8 December in Las Vegas. More

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