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Green Meetings Standards Set to Publish
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The Convention Industry Council recently announced that eight of the nine sustainable meeting standards will be published before the end of the month, a huge milestone for a project that has been full-steam ahead for four years. The completed voluntary standards, co-created by CIC's APEX Green Meetings and Events Panel and the ASTM International, cover green meeting practices for communications and marketing materials, destinations, exhibitors, meeting venues, audiovisual, transportation, on-site office and food and beverage. Standards for the accommodations sector are still in development. More

Diversified Business Communications Acquires CME Provider Pri-Med
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Diversified Business Communications is expanding its presence in the medical education arena into the U.S. with the acquisition of Pri-Med from MC Holdings Corporation. The acquisition adds 50 medical education conferences and various digital properties to Diversified's current portfolio of 20 conferences held in Canada. “We launched our Canadian medical event business in 2003 and it has had incredible growth," said Nancy Hasselback, president and CEO of Diversified. "We are looking forward to leveraging our content and strategic leadership to bring the leading medical events to North America and expand the brand internationally." More


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Report Sees Economic Benefits Of Hong Kong's Exhibition Industry Climb To HK $35.8 Billion In 2010 - Up 18.6 Percent From 2008
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The report, commissioned by the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association, revealed that the exhibition industry continues to bring significant benefits to Hong Kong's economy not only by contributing substantial expenditure effects, but also by providing thousands of jobs for the exhibition industry and other service industries and supporting sectors, including hotel, food and beverage, retail, stand design and construction and logistics and freight forwarding. More

Sain to Receive Chairman's Award at Annual Meeting in December
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™(IAEE) proudly announces this year's recipients of the IAEE Individual Awards. IAEE's awards program recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry. The winners will be honored during Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev. This year's Chairman's Award honoree is President and CEO of Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. Gary Sain for his dedication on the IAEE Board of Directors and his extraordinary efforts in raising the necessary funds to launch the IAEE Public Relations Campaign. More

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More Than 100 Thousand Visitors to Sharjah International Book Fair 2011 in The First 3 Days
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Since the opening day, and in its 30th edition, Sharjah World Book Fair 2011 witnessed great attendance, as a huge audience attended the exhibition and its diverse events, especially 18 November, which observed the presence of more than 60 thousand visitors. More

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Javits President and CEO Resigns
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After serving as president and CEO of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York since January 1997, Gerald McQueen has announced his resignation. Heidrick and Struggles International has been hired to conduct a search for his replacement. McQueen has agreed to continue in his position until a successor has been selected and set in place. 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. MORE
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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 — Only Three Booths Left!
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, has only three booths left! 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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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.


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