The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE, formerly IAEM) has formed the IAEE Green Committee, which will develop best practices to address how to minimize the environmental impact of events globally. The committee will be developing documents to help event organizers in creating more environmentally friendly "green" events. Job one: Identify simple steps that organizations can adopt to reduce their impact on the environment. The committee's activities will also include developing educational programs to be presented at IAEE events; working with other industry organizations on developing a compendium of resources for IAEE members; and generating articles for IAEE publications. Jim Kelley, director of sales of ICAT Logistics, will chair the committee.
Canon Communications acquires four tech shows
Canon Communications has acquired four manufacturing technology events from U.K.-based Trident Exhibitions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquired shows are: IPOT, Machine Vision and Displays Technology, an event covering optical, photonic, vision and display technology; MTEC, which focuses on sensor, measurement and instrumentation technology; Machine Building, Drives & Automation, which covers designs technologies and systems integration; and Practical Vacuum, which focuses on vacuum technology and semiconductor processing. The acquisition brings the number of Canon's trade shows to 43.
Dolaher promoted to CEO of IDG World Expo
International Data Group announced the promotion of Mary Dolaher to CEO of IDG World Expo. In her new role, Dolaher will be responsible for IDG World Expo's events and cultivating new business development. Dolaher's first responsibility is to launch E for All Expo, an event that replaces the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Before joining IDG World Expo last fall, Dolaher was senior VP at the Entertainment Software Association, where she directed the video game industry's annual E3 event.