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  • January 8, 2021 - Atlanta, GA - The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO), the international body for companies who own, produce, or provide full-service management of events, have announced that the Virtual Events Institute (VEI) certified training program becomes an official member benefit discount to SISO members.

    The mission of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) is to meet their members' common needs by providing peer networking opportunities, education, industry information, and best practices in the industry. VEI will provide an official discount to SISO members for its online education platform dealing with all aspects relating to the production, promotion, and monetization of online and hybrid events.

     

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  • Every winter in Las Vegas, buyers and sellers in the fashion industry typically converge for a week filled with a series of trade shows held throughout the city.

    This February, however, due to the continued uncertainty organizers face on when they will be able to hold their shows in Las Vegas, three of the largest for-profit companies have banded together to move their events to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center Feb. 9-11.
     

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  • NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Oct. 9, 2020—The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today launched its GBAC STAR™ Facility Directory. This new web-based tool allows users to identify facilities that have earned or committed to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, the designation reserved for facilities that have demonstrated a thorough approach to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention. 

     

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  • Atlanta/Paris – October 8: SISO, the Society for Independent Show Organizers, and UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, today call on policymakers and governments around the world to empower the best policy solutions to maintain the flow of people, products, and services – and in doing so, to activate the potentials of rapid antigen COVID tests.

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  • The Society of Independent Show Organizers announced support for Go LIVE Together, a coalition dedicated to enabling essential safety guidelines, and protecting the tradeshow and live events industry in the wake of COVID-19. In addition to joining the coalition, SISO announced it is investing $250,000 to aid with legislative advocacy efforts to support industry recovery and to help government officials understand the true impact events have on economies and job creation. SISO calls for other leading industry associations to contribute to their advocacy efforts.

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  • Aims to Enable Essential Safety Guidelines and Protect the Trade Show and Live Events Industry

    Atlanta – May 12, 2020: Today the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) announced support for Go LIVE Together, a coalition dedicated to enabling essential safety guidelines, and protecting the trade show and live events industry in the wake of COVID-19.  In addition to joining the coalition, SISO announced it is investing $250,000 to aid with legislative advocacy efforts to support industry recovery and to help government officials understand the true impact events have on economies and job creation. SISO calls for other leading industry associations to contribute to their advocacy efforts.

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  • - “This Show is open” / “This Expo is open” campaign made available to exhibition
    organisers around the world
    - Campaign highlights the critical role exhibitions and events play in times of crisis
    - Both associations pledge to make campaign available to meeting industry
    associations serving other types of events

    Paris / Atlanta – 5 March 2020: Paris based UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and Atlanta based SISO, The Society of Independent Show Organizers, today launch a new campaign, called “This Show Is Open”. 

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  • Paris / Atlanta – February 19: Around the world, societies and businesses are dealing with the consequences of the current outbreak of COVID-19.  

    Our sympathies lie with everyone dealing with symptoms of this new type of virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery.

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  • August 13-15, 2019—COBO Center, Centerplate, and the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, hosted the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) more than 200 independent trade show executives and industry suppliers to their vibrant and revitalized city, during the SISO Leadership Conference.

     

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  • SISO and ExpoDevCo Extend Management Agreement

    August 27, 2018 - Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) and Exposition Development Company Inc. (ExpoDevCo) have signed a three-year extension to the management agreement currently in place. Read More
  • Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center (SWECC) to open in mid of 2019

    Initiated by the International Organizers Network, a joint activity of AEO and SISO, jwc has organized a visit of the construction site of SWECC along with a workshop addressing the most important topics for the future operation of the venue. Participants from major international organizers....

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  • DO NOT FALL FOR THIS NEW DIRECTORY SCAM! It seems that some companies are receiving a new Directory Insertion Scam. Sent by: "World-Business List" in The Netherlands. The emails state in bold headline ... Read More
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  • “Without a doubt the most valuable three days of the year for networking, learning, and meeting colleagues.”
    Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President, UBM
  • “Two of the best acquisitions Access Intelligence had executed came directly from contacts and discussions held at the SISO CEO Summit. Beyond that important networking for transactions, I learn best practices from the best in the industry. The ROI for membership is immeasurable.”
    Don Pazour, CEO, Access Intelligence
  • “The impact of SISO is so much bigger than its size. It feels more like a global council of important tribes than a traditional trade association.”
    David Adler, CEO & Founder, Bizbash Media
  • “Our industry thrives on the personal relationships that face-to-face builds, and the CEO Summit is the ultimate place to build YOUR network!”
    Tom Mitchell, President, Messe Dusseldorf North America
  • “As busy, independent, for-profit organizer, SISO keeps our company connected to all the key players working in this industry and allows great relationships and ongoing learning of best practices from the best in the business. All invaluable assets to help move our business forward."
    Howard Hauben, CEO, H2 Events
  • “The SISO membership represents the entire for-profit tradeshow community and the annual SISO conferences are must-attend events for their educational and networking value.”
    Joel A. Davis, Founder & CEO, JD Events
  • “SISO connects strategic minds through invaluable networking opportunities and face-to-face executive conferences focused on excellence and inspiration.”
    Dana Teague, Vice President, Informa Global Exhibitions
  • “Participating in SISO puts you on the leading edge of the events world.”
    Charles McCurdy, CEO, Informa Global Exhibitions