The strategy and design of conferences and trade shows continues to evolve as hosts embrace new models for engagement, social media integration, pricing, and sustainability. Here's a look at new design, strategy, and technology ideas for conventions, expos, and other types of meetings.
Trends for 2014
Check out the design concepts, technology strategies, and engagement techniques top exhibit producers expect to see more of this year.
Posted January 7, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
Crucial topics for the coming year include the rising costs of hotels and air travel and the need for strategies to address future political controversies.
Posted December 10, 2013, 7:30 AM EST
The IMEX Group offers trends for the coming year, developed with content from its conferences in Las Vegas and Frankfurt.
Posted November 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EST
The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America that are successfully experimenting with new models and formats.
Posted September 9, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT
As the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show continues to grow, find out how organizers are creating new "priceless" experiences for attendees.
Posted June 3, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
By looking at social data, C2MTL planners could see the speakers and topics that resonated with attendees.
Posted June 3, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
More planners are providing networking and community-building opportunities for attendees to make the most of their face-to-face time.
Posted May 28, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT
Find out why Cisco Live created a new position for its largest annual training and education conference.
Posted May 27, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
Find out how the event is generating millions of online impressions through a new program to engage social media specialists.
Posted May 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
See how a new app connects audience members’ smartphones to an event's or meeting’s sound system.
Posted March 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST
ExpoBee’s “Industry Tracker” is meant to help event hosts establish themselves as a valuable source of information for their attendees.
Posted October 24, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT
Location-based services can be useful for both attendees and hosts. Here’s how.
Posted September 17, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT
Decor, Catering & Gift Ideas
Planners used edible decor to bring the history of Weston Family Foods to life at its annual group meeting.
Posted May 28, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT
Chicago Office Leasing Brokers Association recently hosted a panel discussion that was bright, engaging, and anything but dry.
Posted May 21, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
This year's Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, a trade show in Geneva for luxury watchmaking brands, saw brands carve out distinct and highly styled sections to show off their wares.
Posted January 29, 2014, 4:36 PM EST
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