Industry News

Peek Inside Hilton’s Event-Planning Process

MCLEAN, Va. — Hoteliers are usually on the other side of the planning process, but Hilton is drawing back the curtain with the latest addition to its EventReady Playbook. Called  “Diary of an Event Planner,” the new series is an inside look at how Hilton is going about planning its

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MBB Launches Consulting Partner Group

LONDON — The force behind the Exhibition Think Tank Club, MBB-Consulting, has formed the MBB-Consulting Partner Group, with Tony Calanca; Chris Meyer, CEM, CMP; and Andrew Furness as founding members. The new group will assist clients with strategy, digital transformation, commercial change management, due diligence and market research. “For a

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CEIR Adds Case Studies to Global Virtual Event Trends Series

DALLAS – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has added two more case studies, on Access Intelligence and the 1st Arabia Tradeshow & Conferences, to its Global Virtual Event Trends series of success stories of in-person exhibitions that pivoted to virtual. They join several other organizations, including the School Nutrition Association, Radiological

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Trade Show Executives Lead the Change on DEI

CHICAGO — Alexander Graham Bell’s famous quote — “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action” — wasn’t directed toward diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) challenges, but it was at the core of the message two trade show executives provided during a recent International Association

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OCCC Becomes First Convention Center to Achieve GBAC STAR Reaccreditation

ORLANDO — The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)  in Orlando, Fla., recently became the first convention center to receive reaccreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning association. The GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation is an annual process and the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention,

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Intrado Digital Media Acquires Hubb

OMAHA, Neb. — Intrado Digital Media’s acquisition of Hubb’s hybrid event management technology has propelled the company into an industry-leading position as the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end platform for the creation and management of live and virtual events. Hubb adds front-end event planning capabilities such as speaker management, registration and sponsor/exhibitor management to

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