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When It Pays to Spend on Trade Shows
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Although webinars and virtual online trade shows have become popular in recent years, and serve a marketing purpose, they are not replacements for face-to-face events, says Bill Sell, vice-president and general manager of CrossTech Media, a Boston company that owns and manages 20 business and professional conferences. "People have been doing in-person selling since the medieval village marketplace and it is never going to be wiped out." More

Commentary: When Hybrids Rule the Earth
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What will your meeting, facility or service look like in 10 years, maybe sooner, when hybrid formats — meetings with a mix of live and virtual elements — rule the industry? While hybrid design continues to evolve, forces outside the industry are making hybridization the new survival skill for meetings and events. More

Paperless Events Will Become Holy Grail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The idea that paperless and ticketless events will be the norm in the near future was just one of the hot topics of conversation at the first 'Gathering' event at Lord's Cricket Ground in London recently. At the event organized by the technology company, Etherlive, event organizers from agencies including Aztec Event Services and Zibrant and venues such as Ascot and Lord's debated the issues and upcoming trends faced by the industry. A number of organizers said the industry had predicted paperless events would become more common a couple of years ago, but the recession has delayed companies taking the leap with new technology. More

Engage Your Audience with ADX
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Business Travel Hits Highest Levels Since Recession Began
The Biloxi-Gulfport and South Mississippi Sun Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Business travel spending and volume grew at stronger-than-expected rates in Q4 2010 and the GBTA Business Travel Index™ reached its highest level since the recession began in 2008, offering positive signs for the performance of the U.S. economy going forward. In fact, GBTA Foundation research shows that increasing business travel spending is a leading indicator of future job growth — meaning more good news may be ahead on the employment front. More

Scottsdale Airpark Tradeshow Hailed as Effective Networking Tool
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The largest crowd to attend a Scottsdale Airpark Tradeshow paraded past products and services from many Northeast Valley companies at Monterra at WestWorld. More than 1,000 people left the annual Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce show with hands full of goodie bags and business cards, setting the tone for future business relationships with more than 60 participating companies. 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.

Final 2010 CEIR Index Results
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The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced the release of the "CEIR Index Report, An Analysis of the 2010 Exhibition Industry and Future Outlook." The Index reports that the overall exhibition industry hit bottom in 2010, and that the industry should see a modest recovery during the next three years in all metrics across most sectors. More


EIF Needs Your Help
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The Exhibition Industry Foundation (EIF) has raised $1.96 million in pledged funds and needs your help to achieve the $2 million goal. The money raised to date has funded education and research designed to promote industry-wide advancement and educate our future leaders. As exhibitions and events continue to evolve, EIF will continue to support initiatives that make our industry more sustainable.

To learn more about other projects that have been funded by EIF or see the others that have contributed to EIF, please visit our website at To make an investment in your future now, click on one of the links below.

  1. To make a personal commitment to the Foundation: Click here to download the EIF Individual Commitment Form
  2. To make an organizational commitment to the Foundation: Click here to download the EIF Organizational Commitment Form
  3. To volunteer with the Exhibition Industry Foundation: Please send an e-mail to (Provide name, e-mail, phone, company, address and the best time to contact you.)

"I strongly believe in supporting initiatives that ensure a strong and vibrant future for my industry. Both my organization and I have invested in the Exhibition Industry Foundation, and knowing that our investment has helped further the education of our industry colleagues and aided in the funding of research to advance the industry has provided a positive return on our investment." — Richard L. Maples, vice president of sales - Shepard Exposition Services

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Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor -- 75 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 75 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


IAEE Announces Call for Nominations for Awards
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (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

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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

IAEE Preferred Partners Offer Discounts to Members
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The International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (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

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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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