New network for young #eventprofs launched

A new network aimed at young professionals in the business events industry has been launched. Called Meetings + Millennials, the network aims to be the place where young professionals from the meeting, incentive travel, conference, event and exhibition sectors can gather to learn, connect and advocate. The network will operate as an on-line community with…


CVB claims Republicans’ ‘Bathroom Bill’ could cost Texas millions in convention business

Texas Republicans in the US are reaping a convention backlash against their plans, unveiled back in January, for a ‘Bathroom Bill’ in the state senate, under which transgender people would need to use toilet facilities in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on their biological sex. Organisers of several large conventions have threatened to…

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Signage event opens Shenyang New World EXPO

Northeast China’s newest exhibition and conference venue, the Shenyang New World EXPO, has opened with the 2017 DPES Sign and LED Expo China. Located in Liaoning province’s capital city, EXPO is positioned to become an exhibition and meeting industry magnet for China’s northeastern geographical region consisting of the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang. The…

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GES acquires cloud platform Poken

GES has announced the acquisition of cloud-based event management platform, Poken for an undisclosed sum. Poken joins the N200|GES event intelligence team, and the company will retain the product name Poken 360°. Poken founder and CEO Stéphane Doutriaux and the global Poken team will join the global full-service provider for live events, with offices in…

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IMPACT Arena’s ibis Bangkok opens

ibis Bangkok IMPACT has opened, brining new options for visitors to IMPACT Arena, Exhibition and Convention Center. The new ibis Bangkok IMPACT adds 587 rooms to the existing 380-room Novotel Bangkok IMPACT, offering an alternative to local companies and government agencies, as well as international exhibitors and visitors, seeking to save on accommodation expenses and travel…

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