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The trade show industry continues to grow, even if it’s slightly, according to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s latest Q3 CEIR Index results.  

The third quarter posted a moderate year-on-year gain of 1.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016, compared with 1.6 percent in the second quarter.

TSNN and Access Intelligence Research have released the second report in its TSNN Research series: The Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Best Practices Study: How Leading Convention & Exhibition Producers are Selling More Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Opportunities.

TSNN and Access Intelligence Research have developed this exclusive industry study to help convention and exhibition producers analyze and benchmark their exhibit space and sponsorship sales and marketing strategies.The focus of the study is on the most effective strategies and tactics, and other related topics and metrics. The report provides results from a survey of leading convention and exhibition producers.

Cvent and Lanyon Solutions, providers of cloud-based enterprise event management technology solutions, merged their two companies creating a global meeting, event and travel technology leader. 

The merger is effective immediately, and the companies will combine business operations in the coming year.

Shepard, a trade show services and event production company, has launched Shepard Audio Visual Services to add to its growing line of offerings.

“In order to increase customer satisfaction, it is our responsibility to grow our offering with new and innovative services,” said Carl Mitchell, Shepard’s executive chairman.

He added, “We are committed to making investments that will enhance and streamline the planning process for the events we serve.”

Industry veteran and AV expert Stuart Danneman has joined the Shepard team as vice president of audio visual services to spearhead the launch and integration of the new offering.

AV is the second major service expansion Shepard has announced this quarter, the first being Production and Entertainment Services.

Easyfairs has acquired creative packaging awards Pentawards, in a move designed to complement its growing packing event portfolio.

The 10th annual Pentawards took place on 23 September in Shanghai, with previous ceremonies being staged around the world in cities such as London, New York and Monaco.

The awards will complement Easyfairs’ shows, including Packaging Innovations, Luxury Packaging, Label & Print, Empack, ADF and PCD.