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.
09 Dec 2020
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.Read More
09 Oct 2020
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
- “This Show is open” / “This Expo is open” campaign made available to exhibitionRead More
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”.
19 Feb 2020
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.Read More
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.
27 Aug 2018SISO 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
Joint press release of AEO, SISO and jwc - Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center (SWECC) to open in mid of 201915 Mar 2018
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....Read More
10 May 2017DO 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