Sep 21, 2023
Post-COVID, the majority (57%) of trade shows have been able to achieve 7% annual price increases for booth space, significantly greater than pre-pandemic price increases, according to new research by SmartXpo and Profisy. Further, the research reveals that strong exhibition event portfolios were able to match prices with inflation post-pandemic. In the U.S., the annual inflation rate was 7% in 2021 and 6.5% in 2022, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The good news: It continues to trend down. The annual inflation rate for the U.S. was 3.7% for the 12 months that ended in August,… more
hydrogen event
Sep 19, 2023
CloserStill Media acquired a majority stake in Hydrogen Technology Expo and Carbon Capture Technology Expo events in the U.S. and Germany from Trans-Global Events. Terms are not disclosed. What you need to know about the deal This is the fourth acquisition for CloserStill in 2023. The global events will be added to CloserStill's newly established Future Transport and Infrastructure Group, following its recent acquisition of UKI Media and Events, and the latest initiative of its ambitious expansion programme into the United States and continental Europe. Trade shows geared to growing… more
pack expo lv
Sep 15, 2023
Produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, PACK EXPO Las Vegas posted a record-breaking turnout, with nearly 32,000 attendees converging on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Attendees engaged with more than 2,300 exhibitors spread across a sprawling 1 million net square feet of exhibit space.  As the packaging and processing industry experiences steady growth, this edition earned the distinction of being the biggest PACK EXPO Las Vegas in history. The packaging machinery industry grew 3.4%, resulting in a market size of $10.2 billion in the U.S.,… more
Sep 14, 2023
As North America’s largest pet retail trade show for the $100 billion pet industry, SUPERZOO is known for a vibrant expo showcasing innovative products and trends, industry-leading education, hyper-competitive grooming contests and valuable networking opportunities. But this year, the event witnessed a stronger-than-expected increase in attendees and key decision-makers from the U.S. and abroad. Held Aug. 16-18 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the annual expo and conference welcomed nearly 18,000 pet professionals — a 10% increase compared to 2022 — from 84 countries, as… more
Sep 12, 2023
Are you planning to attend the Experiential Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) Access 2023? Still deciding? ENN has everything you need to know about EDPA Access 2023 — whether you are a first-timer or regular attendee.  Founded in 1954, EDPA serves the experiential, exhibit and event industry, representing more than 300 corporations across 18 countries. The three-day annual event typically draws about 300 attendees who are C-level executives of large and small companies. With event registration open and hotel deadlines quickly approaching, we caught up with EDPA Executive Director… more
German pavilion
Sep 12, 2023
The German Pavilion at SHOT Show, the annual international trade show for the shooting sports, hunting, outdoor activities and firearms manufacturing industry, has a secure future. After the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection withdrew its sponsorship of the joint stand, NürnbergMesse will take sole responsibility for organizing the IWA Pavilion for the 2024 show, which will be held Jan. 23-26 at the Venetian Expo and Caesars Forum in Las Vegas. "As IWA OutdoorClassics, we stand firmly behind our market and our exhibitors," said Rebecca Renn, exhibition director of… more
Puerto Rico
Sep 07, 2023
Which trade and consumer shows have been most innovative in the last year? As you evaluate your exhibiting program for 2024, find out which shows stand out for their innovative efforts to enhance engagement, market their shows, produce the best exhibitor programs, created or maintain their communities and more. A record-breaking number of nominations came flying in for the 2023 TSNN Awards, including nominations in 12 categories for the Innovation Awards and an incredible number of nominations for the Outstanding Show Pro Awards. TSNN, a sister media brand to Exhibit News Now, has named… more
Sep 06, 2023
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) reports the U.S. business-to-business (B2B) exhibition industry experienced a robust rebound, with continued improvement, during Q2 2023. The CEIR Total Index, which serves as a measure of overall exhibition performance, has surged by 21.8% compared to the same period a year ago. “CEIR research has documented an intent to return to face-to-face engagement at B2B exhibitions, and CEIR Index quarterly results continue to document the recovery is in progress,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden. “Each quarter, the Index is showing that more business… more
Sep 01, 2023
It’s always been a challenge for exhibiting companies to measure ROI from trade shows beyond leads. While leads generated is an important metric for evaluating the value of a specific trade show vs. the overall costs, it’s not the only objective when it comes to exhibiting. However, it’s way more difficult to measure marketing goals like brand awareness, engagement, sales conversions, customer satisfaction and thought leadership from face-to-face.  More and more, chief marketing officers and key stakeholders want data. How are exhibit managers measuring impressions, meetings, quality of… more
Aug 25, 2023
Imagine an event that serves an industry where the products are still illegal at the federal level. Now imagine that show’s attendance growing four times.  That’s exactly what happened in June when Psychedelic Science 2023 (PS23) landed in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. When the last Psychedelic Science conference was held in Oakland, Calif., in 2017, more than 3,000 attendees from the international scientific community came together to explore new research into the benefits and risks of MDMA, LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, ketamine, ibogaine, medical marijuana and more.  Since… more
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