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Omicron Shouldn’t Lead to Panic

PITTSBURGH — As reports of cases of the omicron variant emerge, industry experts are not surprised by this new variant. “There was a summer wave of cases with the main variant then being delta. The fall wave is omicron, and we predict there will be another wave in the spring,”

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Trade Show Industry Reacts to Omicron Variant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a race to understand the health impact and limit the impact of the latest COVID-19 variant, designated as B.1.1.529 or omicron. The variant, which was first detected in South Africa, has been identified in Europe, the U.S. and other countries and is expected to spread further

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Clarion-Consero Partnership Adds More Intimate, High-level Events to the Mix

SHELTON, Conn. —. Clarion Events’ new partnership with Consero Group, which creates invitation-only programs through intimate in-person and virtual events and boardroom-style roundtables for senior executives, reinforces the company’s focus on connecting buyers and sellers through meaningful meetings. This move follows last year’s partnership with Quartz Events, a provider of

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Research Finds Companies Favor the Expo Marketing Channel

DALLAS — If you want to know what’s motivating exhibitors to go back to the in-person show floor in 2022, there’s a new report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) that can provide some answers. The latest report, Report One: Marketing Channel Mix During Pandemic and Outlook Moving Forward

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New UFI President Looks Ahead to 2022

PARIS — Monica Lee-Müller stepped into her new role as President of UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, for the 2021-2022 term after the recent 87th Global Congress. She joined UFI’s 2021-2022 Presidential Trio, which also includes incumbent President Anbu Varathan of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association and

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The Amazing Life and Legacy of Stan Einzig

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — For 30 years, Stan Einzig could be seen at trade shows all over the world, lugging his trademark 6-foot ladder on one shoulder with his cameras slung over the other. A friendly face as well as a friend to some of the biggest names in the

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MetroMultiMedia and Sirk Productions Join Forces

Paramus, N.J. — The newly combined forces of MetroMultiMedia and Sirk Productions will create a new model for conference and meeting production that includes live, virtual and hybrid elements. MMM has been in the live event production business since 2006. For organizations that are still not 100% face-to-face, the company also

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Fall Trade Shows Are Roaring Back

ORLANDO/LAS VEGAS — Convention center expo halls in two of the biggest U.S. trade show destinations are once again ringing with buyer-seller activity as the busy fall trade show season gets underway 2021-style. The return to face-to-face shows is  welcome for show organizers, exhibitors and buyers who found themselves sidelined

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Trade Show and Travel Leaders Herald New Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new bipartisan infrastructure bill President Biden signed into law Nov. 15 earmarks $550 billion for transportation projects that will upgrade airports, roads, bridges, the railway system, mass transit and more. It will, U.S. Travel Association (USTA) President and CEO Roger Dow said, “have a profound impact

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