Venues are increasing their contribution to the launch, direction and success of exhibitions with more intelligence, services and support. Mike Trudeau looks at how this is changing the organiser-venue relationship.
Organisers will sometimes smile ruefully when talking about their dealings with venues. You might even get the impression there is a civil tolerance about their relationship. After all, each is trying to get from the other as much as possible while paying as little as possible. Of course, anyone will agree a pleasant, cooperative relationship is always a preferable, not to mention more effective, way of working together.
Ireland’s image has suffered in the face of the economic crisis but its venues are keeping afloat with a mixture of local, national and increasingly, international business. Nadia Cameron reports.
Every geographic region has been impacted in some way by the sliding economy, but Ireland has arguably been one of the hardest countries hit. Crippled by public debt, the implosion of its property market and the global economic crisis, the country has faced fiscal volatility and uncertainty. This has subjected exhibition venues to questions about their viability, credibility and competitiveness against UK and international rivals.
Registration system providers are pushing the boundaries of lead reporting to deliver a more dynamic and personalised exchange between exhibitors and visitors. EN reports
Registration system providers have traditionally been tasked with two jobs. The first is front-of-house and pre-show registration, where visitors enter data and receive a ticket and/or name badge on the door. In recent years, innovation on this front has largely been about getting the punters in quickly and efficiently and has seen the arrival of self-service kiosks, more user-friendly online registration services and e-ticketing services.
Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) is trying to sell a company it says can’t be grown. Antony Reeve-Crook asks who is in the market for George Little?
When Daily Mail owner DMGT announced it was looking to sell its US business George Little Management, a B2B events division comprising 15 trade shows in the fashion and home furnishings industries, it raised eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic.