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National Restaurant Association Announces New Dates for NRA Show 2012
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The National Restaurant Association announced that the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, originally scheduled for 19-22 May 2012 at Chicago's McCormick Place, will be held from 5-8 May 2012 at Chicago's McCormick Place. This change reflects the association's decision to avoid overlap with the Global G8 and NATO Summit scheduled to take place in Chicago from 15-22 May 2012. 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 Foreign Exhibitors at German Trade Fairs in 2010
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Following the end of the global economic crisis, the figures for foreign exhibitors taking part in German trade fairs have recovered throughout. Compared with corresponding events in previous years, in 2010 their numbers rose by 2.7 percent, following a 5 percent drop in 2009. Particularly for Asian participation which decreased substantially in 2009, there was a return to the performance of recent years. These are the findings of a survey carried out by AUMA Association of the German Trade Fair Industry. More

Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show Gears Up for Expanded Event Following Results of National Survey
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Nearly 60 percent of Canadian manufacturing companies are planning to spend more money on manufacturing equipment this year compared to 2010, while approximately 30 percent are prepared to spend the same year over year. That is the finding of a national survey conducted by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. More

Survey: Asia-Pacific Exhibitions Well Again
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The exhibition business in the Asia-Pacific region has largely recovered from the global financial crisis, a survey by trade show organizers association, UFI has found. According to the study, the Asian trade fair industry grew by 4.3 percent in 2010, with the net area sold by organizers totaling 15.5 million square meters – nearly double the 8.1 million square meters sold in 2004, when the report was first published. More

Bike Expo Draws 14 Percent More Industry Professionals in 2011
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Munich, Germany's bike expo has grown its trade attendance again this year, recording a 14 percent jump in industry professionals visiting. According to organizers, 6,500 trade members from over 50 countries made the journey. Further to this, over the weekend more than 15,000 consumers made the journey to see exhibitions from a total of 301 exhibitors - itself a 17 percent jump in booths. More

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CEIR: White Paper Released Asking the Question - Are We a Troubled Industry?
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A white paper authored by Douglas L. Ducate, CEM, CMP, president and CEO of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research was released questioning whether the exhibition industry is a troubled one. The paper was produced as a result of news accounts published in Chicago suggesting that the exhibition business is a troubled industry. More

When Good Speakers Go Bad: What to Do When Your Speaker Becomes a Liability
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Most planners will never have to deal with their keynote speaker being torpedoed by Steve Kroft on 60 Minutes, but it can happen. And other things can go wrong: The Global Business Travel Association hired former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to keynote a convention, and shortly thereafter he became engaged in a public scandal when it was revealed that he had a child with a former housekeeper. Nightmare scenario? Absolutely, but there are a number of steps a well-prepared planner can take to minimize these risks. More
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Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — Over 80 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 80 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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Registration Open for Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition
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As the industry's must-attend face-to-face event, provocative educational programming and beneficial networking opportunities will be part of the agenda. Expo! Expo! 2011 in Las Vegas will reveal 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. More


IAEE President Presents Wi-Fi Study Results at IAVM Annual Conference
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It seems like everyone now has a tablet computer or is planning to purchase one. One recent technology-industry analyst estimates that 30 million tablet computers will be sold this year in the United States and 60 million will be sold in 2012. The extraordinary expansion of the use of tablet computers like iPads, smart phones and other devices that depend upon Wi-Fi networks for Internet connectivity are creating new stresses for exhibitors, attendees, show organizers and facilities who participate in the more than 10,000 exhibitions that take place each year in the United States. More

IAEE Sponsors New Study Mission to Dubai 16-22 September
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Expanding its international programs, services and presence in 2011 and beyond is one of four key initiatives contained in the strategic plan of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™. Since its name change in the early 1990s to include the word International, IAEE has worked diligently to develop a compelling international mission and presence. The association currently offers online information resources and education to help domestic organizers both promote international participation in U.S. events and explore event business expansion into overseas markets. Qualified exhibition and event organizers are invited to apply online. More

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Finding talent is now easier than ever. Bookmark Whether you are seeking a new career or looking to fill an open position, you will find the most relevant and comprehensive listings here. You can create an account, post a resume, view jobs and receive personal job alerts. Also, employers can create an account, view resumes, post jobs and find recruitment resources. Take a moment to visit and take the next step in your career. The majority of conference and event organizers are not monitoring social media. Are you?

IAEE Industry News Available Through MultiBriefs Apps
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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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