October 2012

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Climbing the Social (Media) Ladder

Social media has left its place at the lowest end of the ladder and moved up a few rungs—having a comprehensive digital networking strategy is no longer just an idea event planners are flirting with, it is now a valuable...

Slow but Steady Major

The convention center industry continues to rebound along with the global economy, although the pace of recovery varies significantly around the world. And even though venues around the globe saw gross revenue increases in 2011, most anticipate that growth will...

EXPO: The Next Generation

Several years ago, Galen Poss, now CEO of dmg::events, stood up at an industry event and said to a crowd about the tradeshow business, “We change lives with the commerce we create.”

Detroit: Cobo Center Undergoes a Renaissance

When the original Cobo Center was built in 1961, it was the largest convention center in the United States. It stood at the heart of Detroit, the engine that drove the American automotive industry. In the intervening half-century, both the...

PAX Be With You, All 70,000 of You

Here are the headlines on the story that drifted back to the traditional exhibition world about PAX Prime Aug. 31-Sept. 2: • Attendance for the consumer show had grown from 3,300 in 2004 to 70,000 this year. • Every year...