gary
Jan 26, 2024
Displaying everything from flying cars and transparent TVs to ice cream robots and artificial intelligence-enhanced products, CES 2024 was a triumph. Spanning over 2.5 million square feet (pending an audit) — an estimated 15% increase from last year’s 2.2 million net square feet — the 57th annual CES was the largest such show since COVID-19 decimated live events.  The number of exhibitors jumped to more than 4,300, up from 3,200 in 2023, while more than 135,000 attendees gathered at a dozen venues, including the Las Vegas Convention Center, for the Jan. 9-12 show, compared to 115,000… more
signa
Jan 25, 2024
Hilton recently expanded its Georgia portfolio with the opening of its first Signia by Hilton property in the Peach State: the 976-room Signia by Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta’s largest ground-up hotel development project in four decades. Owned by Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), the new 42-story property forms part of the Authority’s Championship Campus, which includes the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Centennial Olympic Park. The hotel conveniently offers direct access to the GWCC via a pedestrian walkway, allowing convention guests prime access… more
Jan 24, 2024
Exclusively sponsored by Honeycomb Strategies. Start here: Take our 5-question carbon quiz! Test what you already know about carbon emissions, then scroll down to read more about our answers. 1. Freight logistics  Question: Which method of shipping to an event is the most carbon intense?  Correct Answer: Airplane.  This answer may not surprise you, but maybe you don’t know about the alternatives. Freight via container ship is 94% less carbon-intensive than air, and rail shipping is even less, though they require more transit time. For final-mile transportation, local electric fleets and… more
Jan 24, 2024
Atlanta Market, which features three buildings with 51 floors of showrooms and temporary exhibits with thousands of brands that attract retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries, presented its Best Booth Awards to six temporary exhibiting companies to recognize excellence in exceptional merchandising and visual ingenuity.  The Winter 2024 temporary exhibits were held Jan. 17-21 at AmericasMart Atlanta. Context: Atlanta Market is a wholesale sourcing destination housing a product mix for gift with a broad selection of home décor, furnishings, apparel and… more
bathroom
Jan 23, 2024
Have you ever considered sponsoring restrooms at an event? At PCMA Convening Leaders 2024 (CL24) in January, Montreal Business Events worked with Les Cabinets for the fourth year in a row to deliver a unique and memorable activation in one of the women’s and men’s bathrooms at the San Diego Convention Center. We caught up with Les Cabinets Co-Founder Patrice Marier to get an inside look at the women’s bathroom activation to find out more about how his team manages the sponsorship and optimizes the attendee experience for events. Here’s what you need to know: How it worked: Montreal… more
detroit auto show
Jan 19, 2024
Originally contracted for Sept. 16-24, 2024 at Detroit’s Huntington Place, the annual Detroit Auto Show will move to Jan. 10-20, 2025. Following a three-year hiatus, the show was held in September in 2022 and 2023, but it will move back to its January timeframe and not be held in 2024.The Detroit Auto Show was launched in 1899 and held in January through 2019. “Our primary goal is to create an impactful auto show and showcase our great city and industry,” said Detroit Auto Show and Detroit Auto Dealers Association Executive Director Rod Alberts in a post on LinkedIn.  He continued, “After… more
informa
Jan 18, 2024
Informa, the international B2B events, digital services and academic markets company (owner of TSNN, ENN and Corporate Event News), reported a 30% increase in underlying revenue for the full-year 2023 and the merger of Informa Tech’s digital businesses with U.S.-based TechTarget.  During an investor presentation on Jan. 10, Informa Group Chief Executive Stephen A. Carter said the company’s 2024 guidance targets high single-digit underlying revenue growth, with reported revenue of £3,425m-£3,475m ($4,332m-$4,395m) and adjusted operating profit of £945m-£965m ($1,195m-$1,220m).  By the… more
cvent
Jan 17, 2024
In its first deals since the $4.6 billion acquisition by Blackstone last year, Cvent has acquired Jifflenow, a B2B 1:1 and group appointments scheduling solution, and iCapture, a lead capture solution. With these acquisitions, Cvent’s goal is to offer enhanced capabilities to enable sales and marketing teams to improve trade show performance and ROI through automated appointment scheduling and universal lead capture.  Related: Blackstone to Acquire Cvent for $4.6 Billion “Over the past nearly 25 years, we’ve helped power global meetings and events programs, and these acquisitions highlight… more
attendees
Jan 16, 2024
What do attendees want in 2024? The good news: More events, according to the latest Freeman Trends Report, “2024 Attendee Intent and Behavior.” In fact, 92% of respondents said they will attend more in-person events in 2024 than in 2023, according to a comprehensive behavioral assessment of B2B events by global events company Freeman. Building on the findings and insights of Freeman’s Q1 2023 Trends Report that identified attendee gaps, analyzed sentiment and revealed expectations, the 2024 report surveyed attendees to find out what’s changed, what’s remaining the same and what to expect… more
Jan 16, 2024
In an effort to drive growth and a strong corporate culture, global exhibition and live events industry experiential marketing and logistics partner Global Experience Specialists (GES) recently made two major executive promotions: Jeff Quade and Jason Stead to president of GES Exhibitions – North America and GES Exhibitions – EMEA, respectively.   Deeper dive with Jeff Quade With more than three decades of executive leadership experience at GES, Quade leads the North American business unit of GES Exhibitions, which includes its leading trade show general service contractor business,… more
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