• IMS Technology Services and Alliance Expansion Services Go Big for Small Shows

    New partnership brings organized approach to small and midsize trade shows. 

     
    POSTED July 31, 2018
     
  • IMS Technology Services and Alliance Expansion Services Go Big for Small Shows

    New partnership brings organized approach to small and midsize trade shows. 

     
    POSTED July 31, 2018
     

IMS Technology Services and Alliance Exposition Services have teamed up to assist managers of smaller to midsize trade shows to better execute their events. IMS, a full-service audio-visual company with event staging and systems integration solutions, and Alliance, the only Nationwide General Service Contractor focusing exclusively on smaller to midsize events, will together provide a seamless support system—and one point of contact—in coordinating event production needs and exhibitor management services.

“Clients will be able to upgrade the look and feel for exhibitors and attendees," says Paul Wedesky, COO of IMS." This will give midsize shows options, a bigger scale event without expanding their budget, and it will help them grow by connecting them with sponsorships.”

Wedesky also says that internet providers and registration companies are also in the works to create the "complete package": a seamless product for registration to simplify the process for event professionals. "Planners will be able to customize a program with consistency, both out front and behind the scenes." 

A concierge has become the milestone 50,000th person to be certified in the international Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program at popular tourist destination Galveston Island, Texas.

Miranda Belansky, CTA, 27, works in retail and for a small vacation rental company.

 

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide, announced a partnership with International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), an association dedicated to advancing the careers of administrative professionals.

 

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has acquired seven new hotels. The new properties include the Hotel Alessandra in Houston, Texas, Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix in Phoenix, Ariz., as well as the following properties in Denver: Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block, The Crawford Hotel – Denver Union Station, and The Oxford Hotel.