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Destinations International Inducts Four into Hall of Fame

Destinations International has announced that four former events industry chiefs will be inducted this year into its Hall of Fame. The lucky honorees are Anja Loetscher of the Geneva Convention Bureau (pictured), Marian Holt McLain of the San Jose CVB, William Peeper of Visit Orlando and Deborah Sexton of PCMA. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Exhibitions Day Draws Largest Ever Delegation to Capitol Hill

The fifth annual Exhibitions Day drew a record 125 attendees to Capitol Hill in Washington DC. The two-day event included a one-day update on legislative issues to be discussed in Congress. Those who carried the industry’s message to elected officials the following day included representatives from over twenty industry associations. From Meetings & Conventions…

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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: 85 Countries Unite for Global Exhibitions Day

Exhibition professionals from around the world participated in record numbers during the third Global Exhibitions Day on June 6th. GED 2018 both showcased the industry’s major contribution to destination economies, and was the largest exhibitions advocacy event to date, with some 85 countries taking part according to UFI, the industry’s global association. From TSNN…

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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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