September 2010

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Greening Your Show

As show organizers across the industry have focused more on surviving rather than thriving over the last few years, one couldn’t be faulted for assuming that green initiatives at trade shows have fallen to the bottom of the priority list....

The Greening of Venues

Before the economic meltdown the green movement had taken off in every imaginable industry, including trade shows and conferences. Although the conversation of late has been more about how to stay afloat than how to be greener, that doesn’t mean...

Green Show Survey

CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE PDF OF THE 2010 GREEN SHOW SURVEY CHARTS When we embarked on creating this special green issue, the economy and its impact on show organizers’ ability to pursue anything other than core event operations was a key wild card. Sustainability was...

How Easy Is It To Be Green?

With this issue, EXPO continues its annual green theme, although we’ve expanded the coverage this year to includemuchmore perspective on the state of sustainability in the expo industry.

David Causton, General Manager, McCormick Place

Since passing in May, Chicago’s legislative reform to its convention industry has entered its first phase of implementation. That has largely centered around tangible operational changes as well as specific cost savings for show organizers and exhibitors. Going forward, McCormick...

Trade Show Apps Extend Attendee Engagement

While digital editions are a common format for producing show guides and show dailies, apps are becoming another popular platform for integrating dailies along with much more functionality. Penton Media’s Custom Solutions group partnered with the Food Marketing Institute to...