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Exhibition Industry Remains at a Standstill, According to CEIR

DALLAS – COVID-19 has hit the exhibition industry, and it has hit hard. According to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s (CEIR) Total Index, the industry remained at a grinding halt in the third quarter of 2020, with approximately 97% of originally scheduled events cancelled. As a result, the Total

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Expo! Expo! 2020 Firmly Focused on the Future

The ghost of trade shows past appeared to be banished from this year’s Expo! Expo!, held virtually for the first time December 8-10 by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). Yes, there were realities of the COVID-19 pandemic to take into consideration, not the least of which was

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Notes From the Pandemic Front Lines

You don’t need us to tell you 2020 was a tough year. So many in this industry went from record-breaking forecasts in January, to the bottom of a cliff just months later as the COVID-19 pandemic shut us down, closed us in and shuttered most of the world’s trade shows.

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Informa Evolves Into a Multi-Platform Marketplace Creator

LONDON – COVID-19 has caused companies to stop, take pause and, in some cases, reshape for future success. That holds true for Informa Markets, which is shifting its strategy with an eye on the future. One of its most significant moves was to bring together its North America-headquartered brands, which include

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CES 2021 Reimagined for a Fully Digital Platform

ARLINGTON, VA — The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has officially opened the doors to the all-digital CES 2021, taking place January 11-14. The online event will have all the components of the formerly live one — next-gen product announcements, press events and keynotes from industry thought leaders. “We’ve fully reimagined

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8 Top Takeaways on the Future of In-Person Events

At a recent online town hall, the Association Forum and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) pulled together an all-star lineup of industry powerhouses to talk about what the future of live events will look like once we get back to meeting in person post-COVID-19. The events industry is one

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Go LIVE Together Wins 2020 IAEE Chairman’s Award

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events honored the Go LIVE Together coalition (GLT) with its Chairman’s Award during the opening general session of Virtual Expo! Expo!, held December 8-10. The 2020 IAEE Chairman, Robert McLean, CPA, CAE, CEM, who will retain his position with IAEE through 2021, said of

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