Industry News

GES Survey: 88% of Attendees Open to Attending Shows

LAS VEGAS — A just-released survey of 1,300 trade show attendees by GES revealed an overall willingness to once again give live events. The research identified five distinct categories of attendees in terms of their risk perception. Of those categories, only one group — representing 12% of respondents — was

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IAEE Details Plans to Take Expo! Expo! Hybrid

DALLAS — IAEE’s flagship event, Expo! Expo!, is extending its reach beyond the physical show floor at Louisville’s Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) December 8–10. The association of the exhibitions and events industry has announced it would be adding an online component that will use the Swapcard platform to stream

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New Website Helps Calculate Risk of COVID-19 Infection

SOUTH EASTON, Mass. — As COVID-19 cases roll across the country, two things are abundantly clear, according to John Galante, president, of hosted-event organizer AE Ventures: The risk of contracting the virus will persist for many more months, and the risks will vary by time and place while businesses and

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Las Vegas Convention Center Earns GBAC STAR Accreditation

LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas scored a winning hand when the 3.2 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center was recently awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation — the first facility in Nevada to earn the designation designed to control the risks associated with infectious diseases, including

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Considering Europe? Here are the Latest Gathering Stats

With Covid-19 infection rates continuing to soar in parts of Europe, travel restrictions and quarantine measures change often and they change fast. While we have made every effort to ensure accurate and timely information, the situation is highly fluid, and we urge you to double check the government sites for

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Freeman Named to Forbes Best Employers for Women 2020 List

DALLAS – Freeman was named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes. Thousands of companies were considered and less than 3% made the list. Freeman came in as a top ten company in the business services and supplies category and ranked 111th on the list overall with a

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ASAE Research Foundation Report Determines the Value of Association Membership

WASHINGTON – According to the ASAE Research Foundation, respondents overwhelmingly agree that associations have enabled them to contribute in their respective fields. Additionally, their expectations for associations to assist in shaping future industry progress and productivity is extremely high. Interviews with external stakeholders revealed a perception that the largest contributions of

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MMBC Board Meeting: We Need to Speak in a Unified Voice

Washington, D.C. — At a hybrid board meeting, members of the Meetings Industry Advocacy Group of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition gathered to learn the latest status of the coalition’s advocacy efforts on behalf of the events industry. The 35 individuals who gathered in person at the Grand Hyatt Washington were

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