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CVBs Can Boost Your Attendance
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Over the past few years, the poor economy and fear of being seen as wasting money on "frivolous" travel combined to force companies to send fewer people to fewer trade shows, meetings and conventions. In battling falling attendance numbers, planners found new allies in the forward-thinking convention and visitors bureaus and destination marketing organizations that stepped up to help. More

Reed Exhibitions Holds First Successful Show in Japan After Earthquake
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Reed Exhibitions Japan held its Finetech, FilmTech and Photonix shows 11-13 April at the Tokyo Big Sight center exactly one month after an earthquake and tsunami, followed by a nuclear crisis, struck the country. The event had a 12,000 square meter (129,155 square foot) show floor and attracted more than 700 exhibitors and 55,323 attendees — more than were expected, according to Reed Exhibitions Japan officials. More

Enhancing Meetings Through Food
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"Food for thought" is more than just a figure of speech. It is also a scientific principle that can help meeting planners improve their meetings and events, according to The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., which released a new meetings industry whitepaper on the topic of food psychology. 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.

Proximity Will Change Events for Good
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Proximity is the latest buzzword in the app arena. This post looks at how proximity will impact the way we plan, consume and promote events. Dear reader, location is so 2008. Proximity is where the fun is at. What is Proximity anyway? More

Conference Audiences Expect These Things
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Conference audiences of days gone by were satisfied with the gathering of colleagues, a mediocre experience and a few useful tips. Today's audiences are more demanding and sophisticated. They expect to learn practical and useful information that solves their individual problems. They expect speaker presentations that are compelling and memorable. And they expect to be entertained. More

Exhibition Planners Struggle With Social Media Marketing
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Strategic use of social media and market research are the major marketing concerns facing association meeting planners and exhibition organizers in gaining attendees, according to a survey conducted for the Attendee Acquisition Roundtable. Ironically, they are two functions that most trade show organizers do not outsource. More

City of San Antonio Names Executive Director for San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
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City Manager Sheryl Sculley has appointed Casandra Brown Matej as the Executive Director of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau. Matej comes to San Antonio with more than 15 years of experience in the convention and visitors bureau, hotel and leisure industries. Prior to her appointment, she served as the senior vice president of sales and services for the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau for the past three years. More

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.


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; 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 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 web site at

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

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

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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

Engage Your Audience with ADX
MarketArt unveils a whole new breed of event software with ADX! This revolutionary new system is designed to build your audience and increase retention. ADX provides Audience Development solutions to organizations and associations through enhanced event websites, exhibitor event dashboards, integrated social media, exhibitor/attendee marketing tools, administrative reporting and more. more

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

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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.

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