Report: Las Vegas Tradeshows Remain Country’s Largest

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A new study from the Trade Show News Network puts two Las Vegas expos—CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the Consumer Electronics Show—atop the events space based on net square footage. The 2014 edition of the event, which brought more than 2,100 exhibitors to Las Vegas, took up 2.36

Boomers at CES Prove Technology Is Not Just for The Young

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As crowds gathered in Las Vegas last week for the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show , one organization wanted to dispel the myth that its members are not comfortable with technology.

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Conference Circuit: So, You Think You Can Type?

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The National Court Reporters Association’s 2017 Convention & Expo begins next week in Las Vegas. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 1,300 plus. Exhibitors : 40. Sponsors: 9.

What’s next after CES?

Association Management

This week I had the opportunity to attend the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This year, the buzz around the show was dominated by four categories: connected cars, wearable technology, drones and the Internet of Things. Some were “pie in the sky technology.”

Associations Make an Impression at CES

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Whether in the form of 5G wireless, 10G wired, or new industry initiatives, associations are all over this year’s CES, the high-profile electronics show underway in Las Vegas this week.

An Event-Focused Solution to Closing the Skills Gap

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But the National Kitchen and Bath Association, faced with a similar challenge, tried something new at its Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas last month.

Daily Buzz: A Leap in Nonprofit Email Open Rates

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VR Technology Creates Connections at CES. Technology like this can help seniors combat social isolation, keeping them connected to their communities and to the world around them. A 2019 Campaign Monitor report reveals the latest email marketing trends.

CTA Gives Patients, Doctors Guidance on Health-Focused Wearables

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The Consumer Technology Association teamed with the Heart Rhythm Society to produce a guide on how to best use wearable devices to monitor and manage personal health, unveiled in a special health tech education track at CES.

MGM & Delos Partner for Productive Meetings & Relaxing Stays

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MGM Resorts International has responded to consumer interest in both wellness tourism and workplace wellness by partnering with Delos to provide scientifically proven features in the meeting and sleeping rooms at Las Vegas three resorts—MGM Grand, Park MGM and The Mirage.

Purpose-Driven Design Makes Meeting Collaboration Easier

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MGM Resorts recognizes and answers the ever-growing need for innovative and cohesive technology configurations in meeting and convention spaces. Further, the report finds that 85 percent of meeting planners are looking for ways to seamlessly integrate new technology into their meetings.

Viva Las Outlets: How Vegas Charged Up for CES

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Considering the scale of the Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas has its work cut out for it each year. Now imagine how crazy that must be if you’re heading to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show , an event where everyone is guaranteed to have a device or six.

Why The Path to Innovation is Paved Through Partnership

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Three of MGM Resorts’ most successful partnerships have been with technology company CISCO, wellness company Delos and local nonprofit Three-Square Food Bank. MGM Resorts offers 4 million square feet of meeting and convention space within a two-mile stretch on the Las Vegas Strip.

That’s so…2013

Aaron Wolowiec

Globalization, digital technology, shifting markets, regulatory change—with so many disruptions in the business environment, it’s no wonder that a slew of associations remade their brands and aimed to broaden their reach in 2013.

Conference Circuit: Truck Stop

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The 2016 American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition begins this weekend in Las Vegas. City: Las Vegas. Rundown Attendees: 2,500. Exhibitors: 200.

Happy Birthday to Us

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First, the birthday of Virtual itself – July 6, 2014 marks 15 years, and we are grateful to have been a part of many global technology movements that have since transformed the lives of consumers and altered how businesses function. Today, NFC technology is taking off.

Associations Lead List of Largest Tradeshows

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The 2012 event, hosted in Las Vegas, had nearly 1.9 million square feet of floor space—more than 600,000 more than the Association for Manufacturing Technology’s second-place International Manufacturing Technology Show and 200,000 more than the 2011 edition of CES.

An Introduction to Social Media For Strategic Communication

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for his class at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (By Slides 1-11: Social media is about technologies used in an environment by people. There are three truths to social media. People are more important than platforms. Experiences are easier to remember than content.

Four Questions to Ask about Wi-Fi Before Your Next Meeting

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The upgrade provides high-density coverage and faster download speeds at MGM Resorts’ meeting and convention spaces in Las Vegas, and also allows users to stay logged in for up to 72 hours. McIntire, program manager of technology experiences and global events for Cisco.

Conference Circuit: A Gathering for the Best of STEM

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Then immerse yourself in JASON Learning’s 2014 National Educators Conference at George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, in Ashburn, Va., Share Your Own Have an upcoming event you’d like to tell your association peers about?

CEIR Report: Tradeshows Continue Growth Streak

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According to CEIR, specific sectors played an important role, particularly construction, information technology, food, government, and transportation.

What’s on the Horizon for Meetings in 2020?

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According to the 2020 Global Meetings Forecast Report [PDF] by American Express Meetings & Events, meeting pros think that this will be the year when technology gets fully integrated into the event experience. A new year often brings change.

Meetings Industry Moves Forward With Safety Initiative

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At this week’s IMEX America , in Las Vegas, the topic of security was top of mind for attendees—something reflected by a new industry council introduced this week.

Renewables Groups Collaborate in Launching National Clean Energy Week

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Most events will be held in DC that week, but related events over the next two months will be in Sea Island, Georgia; Baltimore; Minneapolis; Las Vegas; and Des Moines, Iowa.

IT Group Hosts Virtual Reality Events, Encourages Tech Careers

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CompTIA’s Creating IT Futures Foundation takes virtual-reality technology on a road trip to encourage students to consider tech careers. While demonstrating the technology, “then we can talk to them about the message of ‘Hey, you know there’s a career in this?’”.

GSMA, CTIA Bringing Mobile World Congress Vibe to U.S.

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In a partnership that could create a major new event for the American technology sector, CTIA: The Wireless Association and the GSM Association announced plans to bring a version of Mobile World Congress, the popular European event, to San Francisco next year.

Chicago’s Plan to Stay in the Conference Game

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Unlike Orlando or Las Vegas, Chicago doesn’t have a “headquarters” hotel next to its convention center. Analysts say the hotel is needed to help the city stay competitive against upstart convention competition beyond hubs like Las Vegas.

Can You Better Serve Your Tradeshow Market?

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Earlier this week as I was catching up on the meetings and tradeshow-related reading that I missed while out on vacation over the holidays, I came across an interesting article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Scavenger Hunts and Industry Knowledge

Eric Lanke

In fact, when this post goes live, I''ll be in the thick of things at the Las Vegas Convention Center. image source It''s been a busy few weeks at my association. Our Annual Conference just passed, we''re now revving up for our big triennial trade show.

With Paris Attacks in Mind, Consumer Electronics Show Tightens Security

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The iconic tradeshow may not be in danger of any kind of terror threat, but the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes the annual Consumer Electronics Show, isn’t taking any chances.

NAB Gets Bullish on Digital With New Tradeshow Offerings

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The National Association of Broadcasters’ annual tradeshow is getting more serious than ever about new technologies, expanding the association’s education and event offerings to boost its ties to digital media and startups. The NAB Show will take place April 11-16 in Las Vegas.

Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal

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For example, at the IMEX America tradeshow last week in Las Vegas, conference organizers introduced an attendee matchmaking service. No matter where these buddy meetups occur or what technology powers them, the goal is the same: getting your attendees to connect.

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FCC Fines Expo Vendor $750K for Blocking Wireless Hotspots

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convention centers—over its use of technology that blocked individuals from using wireless hotspots. Last fall, the FCC hit Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center with a $600,000 fine for using wireless-blocking technology.

Hotel Amenity Trends: In-Room Perks Get Appy, Chatty

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From the TV on the stand to the newspaper dropped in front of your door, technology improvements are driving some major changes in hotel amenities. Plenty of things are changing about the hotel experience, and it’s being driven in large part by the consumerization of technology.

A Peek Behind the Curtain: How CES Pulls Off That Giant Tradeshow

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The 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking place this week in Las Vegas, brings together two industries that are under constant pressure to innovate and uncover the next big idea. The goal is to showcase all of the major trends in consumer technology,” she said. “By

Show Your Exhibitors How Much You Appreciate Them

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Earlier this week I came across an article by Michael Hart on Expoweb.com that looked at four ways that NACE International had used technology to grow its CORROSION show’s revenue by nearly 30 percent. What made it really interesting was the technology used by NACE’s housing vendor.

Aargon Agency Inc (For Federal Student Loan Debts)

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They make use of state-of-the-art technology and other debt recovery strategies that have proven successful in their bid to collect debts. They have set up debt collection agencies in the following cities – Las Vegas, Honolulu, St. Las Vegas, NV.

Thursday Buzz: Amazon’s Alexa Hits Vegas

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The artificial intelligence technology, quickly becoming a hit in the home, scores its first major hotel deal. The post Thursday Buzz: Amazon’s Alexa Hits Vegas appeared first on Associations Now

Monday Buzz: The Impact of Small Events

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Credit: Consumer Technology Association. million net square feet of floor space in Las Vegas last week. And, once again, the Consumer Technology Association’s flagship event brought in huge crowds, with attendance hitting 176,000, according to TSNN.

Digital Chamber’s New Collaboration Could Bring Blockchain to Wall Street

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In a new strategic partnership with the Structured Finance Industry Group, the Chamber of Digital Commerce is making the case that securities could reap big benefits from using blockchain technology.

Data-Driven Meetings: Is Your Association Ready?

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That’s exactly what happened earlier this month at the Collision tech conference in Las Vegas. But complement them with technology and you can fundamentally change conferences.”. One conference hired scientists to develop algorithms to better engineer in-person meetings.