Visa processing delays have prevented some international attendees from participating in trade shows and conferences. There is an effort underway to help, but what will a looming government shutdown mean to visa issues?
ASM Global Acquired by Legends
Legends, a stadium operations corporation, is acquiring ASM Global, a venue-management company to create a premium live events company. This merger will help in the battle against Oak View Group, which has taken the industry by storm.
Kenes Goes Big on Owned Events
For 15 years, this convention-organizing company has produced its own conferences alongside the core business of managing association events. CEO Ori Lahav projects these events will become Kenes' main revenue stream in just two years.
Hubilo Lays off at Least 50 Staffers, Hints at Desperate Times for Virtual Platforms
Hubilo's rise from a niche virtual platform to a serious player in the virtual event space appears to have dramatically ended. In a twist of fate, in-person events may come to the rescue via badging specialists Fielddrive, a company it acquired in February.
Web Summit Appoints New CEO Amidst Israel Controversy
Web Summit is eagerly anticipating the arrival of 70,000 attendees in Lisbon in just two weeks. With a fresh CEO at the helm, it is determined to be the epicenter of the tech world, for all the right reasons.
Old Trends That Are Still Top of Mind for Industry Leaders
Discussing boycotting destinations over discriminatory legislation may cause flashbacks, and bleisure travelers are so 2020. But these macro trends are reemerging, and industry leaders are looking to find ways to deal with them.