Industry News

ASM Global and Marketplace Events Ink Major Alliance

LOS ANGELES — ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and event strategy, and Marketplace Events, the largest producer of business-to-consumer shows in the U.S. and Canada, have announced an unrivaled content and programming alliance. As part of the deal, Marketplace Events will have access to

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New Research: Demand Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

PARIS — Trade show industry insiders finally have some positive news to cheer about, with the release of the third installation of the Global Recovery Insights 2021 report, conducted by  UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and research firm Explori, and supported by the Society for Independent Show Organizers. The

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U.S. Border Opening Date Set for International Visitors

WASHINGTON, D.C. — International travelers finally have a firm date when they can enter the U.S.: November 8. “The U.S.’s new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on November 8,” White House Spokesperson Kevin Munoz said via Twitter. “This announcement and date

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EIC Kicks Off Equity Acceleration Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Events Industry Council (EIC) has launched the first phase of its Equity Acceleration Plan with a survey designed to gauge where the events industry currently is in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Once that benchmark is established, the umbrella group organization for

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Vaccinations for International Travel: Clearing Up the Confusion

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that when the U.S. borders officially open to international visitors in November, it will accept proof of 6 different Covid-19 vaccinations for entry into the country. All 6 vaccines have either been authorized for emergency use during the

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Global Investment Fund in MICE Sector Launched

SINGAPORE — A new fund is counting on improved performance of MICE sector stocks as the industry emerges from the impact of Covid-19. The Arena MICE Equity Fund’s portfolio will consist of publicly listed MICE and MICE-related stocks. The fund, available  through Abacus Capital, expects to invest in up to

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Singapore Joint Leadership Summit Signals Relaunch of Business Events

SINGAPORE — ASEAN government ministers, major event organizers, trade association leaders and tourism bureau chiefs came together Oct. 5–7 for the first time in person since the start of COVID for the Joint Leadership Summit (JLS). Their goal? To restart the region’s business events industry. Supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

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Industry to Fully Rebound by 2023, Says CEIR 2021 Index Report

DALLAS — As an objective measure of the annual performance of the exhibition industry, the CEIR Index, produced annually by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), is a valuable tool trade show executives use to measure their metrics against industry baselines. It also is “absolutely essential to the Exhibitions &

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ASAE to Require Vaccinations at Its Events

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Beginning with ASAE’s Summit Awards on September 30, all registrants for ASAE meetings and events will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entering. The association is researching a technology solution that will allow members to submit proof of vaccination during online registration. A statement

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