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GED 2018: Australasian Exhibition Sector Growing

There is cause for optimism in the Australasian exhibition sector, according to the Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia’s 2018 Market Monitor research. The headlines include year-on-year growth and higher satisfaction from exhibitors. Health, travel, education and business are seen as sectors with the greatest potential, while mining is in decline. From CIM News Magazine…

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GED 2018: Abu Dhabi Confident of Exhibitions Growth

The Chief Executive of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company says the emirate will be a “key player” in the growth of the exhibitions industry. Speaking on Global Exhibitions Day, Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri said ADNEC venues would “contribute to the growth and development of Abu Dhabi and the UAE”. From Association Meetings International…

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“Decent” Growth for Exhibitions, Says Research

Although underperforming against the wider economy, the exhibition industry continued to expand during the first quarter of 2018, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, which has published the first-quarter results of its periodic Index research report. The industry posted a “decent” year-over-year gain of 1.8 percent in the quarter. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center Ribbon Cut

The opening ribbon has been cut in the new Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut. The $80 million expansion brings the venue’s meeting space to more than 275,000 square feet, including the 125,000 square foot, column-free Earth Expo Center, and the 20,000 square foot Earth Ballroom. From Meetings & Conventions…

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The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future

For the third year in a row, IACC is pleased to present a ground-breaking report that combines research and insights into the top issues facing the global meetings and conference industry. The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ report brings together insights from over 50 venues across four continents, as well as suppliers including global meeting…

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UFI’s Next Generation Leadership Grant Recipients Announced

An international jury headed up by UFI President Corrado Peraboni has selected five lucky sector recipients of the exhibition industry global association’s 2018 Next Generation Leadership Grant. This year there were over 70 percent more applications received than in 2017. Responses were handed in from 15 different countries, representing all of UFI’s regional chapters. From CIM news Magazine…

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Hurricane Maria and the Puerto Rico Convention Center

Only a few weeks ago the Puerto Rico Convention Center was still the main headquarters of the area’s emergency response effort after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The venue’s General Manager Jorge Perez looks back at how his facility was commandeered by both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by local officials. From Successful Meetings…

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Call Joined for UFI’s Next Generation Leadership Grant

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia has joined a global call for the industry’s rising stars to apply for a Next Generation Leadership Grant from UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association. The NGL Grant is an opportunity for up to five recipients to enjoy executive-level mentoring, networking and career advancement. From CIM News Magazine…  

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CES 2018 Enacts Evacuation Plan After Blackout

Following a pre-event row about the lack of keynotes from women, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas then had to enact an emergency evacuation after a power cut in its central hall. CES 2018 drew more than 175,000 attendees and over 3,900 exhibitors. This show filled 2.75 million square feet of space. From Meetings & Conventions…

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