April 26, 2017
This Just In

  • The architect for Messe Frankfurt’s new Hall 5 has been selected. Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg will design the building, which opens in 2022.
  • The design will mirror the current two-story Hall 5, but with a column-free first level. Work begins when the Hall 6 renovation is finished.
  • The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) signed with SmithBucklin to provide full-service association management services.
  • Abigail Lynn will serve as Executive Director for AAST, which will move its headquarters to SmithBucklin’s Chicago office on July 1.
  • The Albany Capital Center in upstate New York opened in March with 60+ events on the books for 2017. The overall project cost $78 million.
  • The new center, which is managed by SMG, has approximately 31,700 sf of meeting/exhibit space that can accommodate up to 5,000 people.
  • The San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) is now a LEED GOLD facility, meeting the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • New energy-efficient LED lighting, composting all food scraps and low-flow plumbing in restrooms helped the SDCC achieve the Gold rating.
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December 2012
December 6, 2012

Kathleen Canning Named Executive Director of Orange County Convention Center

Orlando, FL – Kathleen Canning was promoted to executive director of Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) on December 5th during Expo! Expo!  It was perfect timing, enabling her friends, colleagues and customers to join in celebrating her latest achievement.
December 6, 2012

IAEE to Co-Locate Midyear Meeting with ASAE’s Annual Meeting in August 2013

Orlando – On December 5 at EXPO! EXPO!, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and the American Society of Association Executives  made a joint announcement that IAEE will co-locate its midyear meeting with ASAE's Annual Meeting August 5-7, 2013 at the Marri…
December 6, 2012

U.S. Travel Association Study Shows Travel Jobs Good for Economy, Workers

Washington, DC--The U.S. Travel Association yesterday unveiled a first-of-its-kind study that indicates workers who begin their careers in travel earn higher wages than in other industries, enjoy better career opportunities and pursue higher education at higher rates than th…
November 2012
November 30, 2012

Michael Green to Run U.S. Division of dmg::events

Dallas, TX – dmg::events has launched a new division in Dallas that will be responsible for its 23 U.S.-based digital marketing businesses and event brands including ad:tech, iMedia Summits, iMedia Connection, Digital Collective and CMO Collective.
November 29, 2012

Wehmeir Joins AMCI as Executive VP 

Alexandria, VA - Tina Wehmeir, CMP, has been named executive vice president for the Association Management Company Institute (AMCI), which is managed by Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG).
November 29, 2012

Steven Hacker Receives JMIC Profile and Power Award

Dallas, TX – Steven Hacker is the recipient of the 2012 Joint Industry Meetings Council (JMIC) Profile and Power Award for his long career and accomplishments in the trade show and meetings industry, the JMIC announced November 27.
November 29, 2012

Jersey’s Metro Expo Makes Holiday Contribution to Hurricane Sandy Responders

Moonachie, NJ – After dodging a bullet during Hurricane Sandy, Metropolitan Exposition Services made a heartfelt holiday gesture by repaying the volunteer firefighters who toiled to keep their New Jersey headquarters safe and relatively dry.
November 27, 2012

Tomorrow’s Congressional Hearing Will Look Into Conference Spending by the VA

Washington, DC – A congressional committee will convene a hearing November 28 to address a recent report that alleges elaborate and wasteful spending on conferences by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
November 27, 2012

Reed Announces Launch of IBTM India in 2013

Richmond, UK - Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), producer of 13 events for the travel and tourism industry, has announced the launch of Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (IBTM) India, which will be held September 12-14, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
November 27, 2012

Stringent Convention Spending Rules for Federal Employees Proposed by Congress

Washington, DC - Postal reform may not seem to have a lot in common with meetings, conventions or trade shows, but a proposed U.S. Senate amendment to the 21st Century Postal Reform Act (S.1789) could restrict spending for federal employee travel and attendance at conference…