IAVM and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) have joined forces to provide their members with access to online educational content and the opportunity to participate in each other’s annual conferences. IAEE is composed of approximately 1,300 members (organizations) and over 8,000 member representatives (individuals). Over 50 percent of IAEE’s members are directly involved in the planning, management, and production of exhibitions and buyer-seller events. Continue Reading →
We’re proud of our recent story featuring the great Joe Floreano, CFE! For a few of the photos used in our April/May Facility Manager story, we arranged a custom photo shoot that leveraged quite a bit of technology to make it a quick, successful project for everyone involved. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes:
We found a great fashion photographer (no other photographer would handle that spectacular tie properly!), Ira Morris, local to Joe Floreano’s homebase, the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. Continue Reading →
More than 150,000 spectators will pour into Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the largest and highest-profile U.S. sporting event since last month’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
What they’ll witness is a scene that became familiar in stadiums nationwide after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: a heightened security presence that will include electronic wand searches of patrons for suspicious objects and a fresh ban on coolers in the infield of Louisville’s storied Churchill Downs.
But who are the private security guards protecting the nation’s stadiums? Are they more often tasked with subduing an inebriated fan than defusing a terrorist plot in the making? How good are they?
No venue wants its revenue stream to become a trickle. That’s why sessions and discussions about non-traditional revenue streams are always among the most popular. Who doesn’t want their revenue stream to turn into a flood of money?
One such stream gathering steam is FanPhotos, a concept from Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. that engages patrons at events by having roving photographers snap pictures of the event-goers that are sold to the patrons to capture the memory and experience. The company announced a recent partnership with AEG Events that includes FanPhotos fan activation services at 10 select AEG-affiliated venues.
Score one for Houston as it becomes the first United States destination to host the Human Genome Meeting in 2016, an accomplishment made possible through joint efforts by the Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Texas Medical Center. Continue Reading →