Industry News

China Hosts First Plastics Mega-Show of 2021

GUANGDONG, China — The Plastics Industry Association’s NPE2021, A TSE Gold 100 show that had been scheduled for May 17-21 in Orlando, had to cancel due to COVID-19 considerations, but Chinaplas21, the 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries, is moving forward this week at the Shenzhen World Exhibition

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IAEE Updates White Paper on Safely Reopening Exhibitions

The third edition of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events white paper, “Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events,” offers up-to-date information trade show organizers need to know when planning and producing an exhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic. Related. Three Top Trade Show Organizers Fashion a New Collaboration

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Las Vegas Comes Together to Celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day

LAS VEGAS — Resilience, meeting safe, and collaboration were the themes of this year’s Las Vegas’ Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), an initiative focused on advocacy — which is even more critical in a post-pandemic world. The Las Vegas event, sponsored by Caesars Entertainment and the Las Vegas Convention and

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California Soon to Allow Venues to Reopen for Group Meetings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The news is big. A just announced plan to allow California convention centers and other businesses to return more quickly to business as usual drew widespread praise from industry leaders. “The governor’s reopening plan is tremendous news for some of the hardest-hit areas of the economy, especially

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Vaccine Passports for Events Take Hold in Vegas

LAS VEGAS — While use of vaccine passports has been limited until now primarily to the airlines and cruise lines, the technology has recently crossed over to meeting venues in the convention capital of the U.S., Las Vegas. The first vaccine passport rollout is the digital Heliix Health Passport from Reviv

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3 Tips for Creating High-Value Hybrid Events

First, the good news. After having to go fully digital out of necessity in 2020, trade show organizers are anticipating a surge in pent-up demand for in-person events once the COVID-19 vaccine rollout reaches critical mass. However, there remain challenges to bringing back in-person shows, including lingering international travel restrictions,

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