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IMEX is the heartbeat of the global business events community. Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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BPA-led working group assists UFI in creating audit rules for digital events/trade shows

BPA-led working group assists UFI in creating audit rules for digital events/trade shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When the pandemic struck and in-person events were suspended in early 2020, a number of BPA-audited trade shows pivoted to become virtual events. However, organizers soon found they needed guidance on reporting metrics for digital events since there did not seem to be any “industry standard.” To address this need, BPA began working with UFI to develop reporting standards for a digital or “hybrid” trade show that would also allow it to earn “UFI Approved Event” status.

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German exhibition industry restarts in 12 states after eight-month standstill

German exhibition industry restarts in 12 states after eight-month standstill | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After a standstill of almost eight months since the beginning of November 2020, trade fairs are again taking place again in Germany.

The Saxony-Anhalt State Building Exhibition in Magdeburg was the first to start, in a compact form, 25-27 June 2021, as part of a pilot project.

 

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Industry Unites to Spotlight the Power of Global Exhibitions

Industry Unites to Spotlight the Power of Global Exhibitions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Trade show, exhibition and the event professionals took a moment to celebrate the industry’s worth and influence before a grand kickoff of shows begins to flood the global marketplace.

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World of Concrete in Las Vegas first trade show

World of Concrete in Las Vegas first trade show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A rapidly recovering Las Vegas will be the focus of the global tourism industry Monday, when World of Concrete stages the first major trade show in the United States since the COVID pandemic wiped out the lucrative convention and meeting business.

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Global Exhibitions Day 2021 Celebrates Resiliency and Recovery | TSNN Trade Show News

Global Exhibitions Day 2021 Celebrates Resiliency and Recovery | TSNN Trade Show News | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Worth an estimated $551 billion, according to a joint press release sent by Clarion Events and UFI, the global association of the exhibitions industry, trade shows and exhibitions are poised to stage a grand comeback at a time when economies across the world need them most.

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Las Vegas Convention Center’s expansion opens

Las Vegas Convention Center’s expansion opens | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meetings, convention and trade show media heard from Las Vegas leaders of the industry and got their first look at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s $989 million, 1.4 million-square-foot West Hall expansion on Global Meetings Industry Day.

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Las Vegas: What's Open and What's Coming 

Las Vegas: What's Open and What's Coming  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As Covid-19 vaccinations lay the groundwork for recovery, here’s what's happening now in Las Vegas and what's in store for the future.

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Las Vegas Restrictions on Large Gatherings Eased to 50 Percent Capacity

Las Vegas Restrictions on Large Gatherings Eased to 50 Percent Capacity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

On Friday, Nev. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced he is further loosening restrictions on large gatherings, including meetings and conventions, entertainment venues and large group gatherings by increasing capacity to 50 percent March 15.

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Trade Shows Will Evolve, But These 5 Things Will Remain the Same

Trade Shows Will Evolve, But These 5 Things Will Remain the Same | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The trade show industry has done everything it could to find its way back. While we can all expect new precautions, rules, and safety limits to create an unfamiliar aspect at trade shows compared to how we once knew them, there are numerous things that we can expect to remain the same. Here are 5 things that haven’t gone anywhere when it comes to trade shows as we know them!

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Orlando trade show demonstrates ability for live events to return safely

Orlando trade show demonstrates ability for live events to return safely | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Following nearly a year of canceled trade shows, Go LIVE Together is working closely with major convention and exhibitions-oriented cities around the United States to help promote safe reopening plans and accelerate recovery for the business events industry’s nearly 7 million employees, as well as the markets they support.

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EIC Publishes Covid-Era Resources for Exhibition Managers

EIC Publishes Covid-Era Resources for Exhibition Managers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In May 2020, the Events Industry Council formed its APEX Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force to provide guidance to support the industry’s recovery. Since its first report last summer on designing safe events, working groups have delivered a series of accepted-practices guides focused on hotels, workforce issues, travel, destinations, and more. The latest report provides resources and best practices to b-to-b and b-to-c exhibition and trade-show organizers.

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Why Trade Shows Still and Will Matter

Why Trade Shows Still and Will Matter | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Trade shows have the biggest opportunity in the event industry right now. They are the perfect recipient for all that extra budget coming from marketing companies. Still, they get a bad rap. Are they just dying or are we just witnessing a powerful transition?

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Redefining Event Success in the Age of Environmental Awareness 

Meetings and events (MICE) are a part of everyday life around the world and are vital to how we conduct business in the 21st century.
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) defines an event as a gathering of 50 or more people for more than four hours. According to the CIC, there were over 1.8 million events in the U.S. in 2012 alone, including more than 10,000 trade shows.

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There’s No Business like Trade Show Business

There’s No Business like Trade Show Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade Shows and events are strikingly similar to shows performed on the stage. The similarities don't stop at thorough preparation and stage set up.
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