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Understanding the Shifting Mindset of Trade Show Attendees

DALLAS — While just 4% of B2B trade show attendees say they have decided to permanently stick with the digital channels they learned to love during the COVID pandemic, trade show organizers shouldn’t let down their guard. Though the in-person channel remains strong, research from the Center for Exhibition Industry

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New Travel Mask Ruling Sows Confusion for Trade Show Organizers

CHICAGO — This week’s decision by a federal judge in Florida striking down the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods has created a mixed message for event and trade show organizers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had just extended the mask mandate

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Biking to Trade Shows Gets One Step Closer

FRANKFURT — It’s only logical that a bike industry event would lead the way toward using bike-sharing as a form of transportation to trade shows. That’s what’s happening with the giant Eurobike show, to be held July 13-17, 2022 in Frankfurt. A new initiative with Deutsche Bahn Connect (DB Connect),

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Global Pet Expo Fetches Strong Event Turnout

ORLANDO, Fla.– The importance of having a Kitty or Fido in people’s lives was pronounced during the pandemic, when more than 23 million American households — nearly 1 in 5 nationwide — adopted a pet, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). That same

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Arc Adds Incisive Media to Its Portfolio

LONDON — Since Simon Foster took the reins as CEO of Arc in May 2021, his mission has been to create a next-generation events and media business. As former CEO of Comexposium, and having spent years before that as CEO of UBM EMEA and UBM Americas, he has now spearheaded

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JIS Spring Shatters Attendance Records

NORWALK, Conn. — This year’s Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) trade-only jewelry show was one for the record books. Domestic and international attendance at JIS Spring 2022, held March 13–15 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla., was up more than 26% over the previous year. There were

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Why We’re Not Going Back to 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ken  Holsinger, SVP of Data Solutions at Freeman, and Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, president and chief marketing strategist of mdg, stirred up the room with one premise of their session during SISO’s recent CEO Summit. “We’re not going back to 2019,” Holsinger said, and with Hardcastle-Geddes, laid out

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MODEX 2022 Attracts 20% More Attendees Than Before the Pandemic

ATLANTA — The two words on everyone’s mind right now are “supply chain,” and the supply chain community shattered records when it came together last week for the MODEX 2022 trade show. According to trade show producer Materials Handling Institute (MHI), more than 37,047 visitors connected with over 857 supply

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