New sponsorships available at Tent Conference

September 30, 2015

In lieu of tabletop exhibits, new sponsorship opportunities are available at IFAI’s Tent Conference 2016, taking place Jan. 26–28 in Las Vegas, Nev. Companies can choose from several options, including speaking engagements, signage and meal choices. All sponsorships include logo placement on the Tent Conference website and show guide, as well as in email communications. …

Tent Conference registration now open

September 24, 2015

Registration for IFAI’s Tent Conference 2016, held Jan. 26–28 in Las Vegas, Nev., is now open. Hosted by IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the conference offers a robust educational component designed to grow businesses; valuable networking opportunities; access to the industry’s top material suppliers; and TRD’s annual …

SBA hosting webinar on EMV chip card technology

September 23, 2015

Migrating away from outdated credit and debit cards that use magnetic stripes, U.S. credit card companies have set Oct. 1 as the date for the national adoption of cards embedded with microchips. This technology, known as EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa), is a safer form of payment for buyers and sellers, as the cards are nearly …

Event Equipment Sales names Hardage VP

September 22, 2015

Chicago-based Event Equipment Sales (EES), supplier to the hospitality and special event industries, has named David Hardage vice president of sales. Hardage will oversee the EES client base and its network of products and distributors. Hardage graduated from Duke University and has been in the hospitality and special event industry for more than 27 years. …

Arena Americas names Jon Tabeling chief operating officer

September 21, 2015

Arena Group, a global event rental company, has named Jon Tabeling to its executive team as the chief operating officer of Arena Americas, overseeing the company’s U.S. business. Tabeling most recently held the position of vice president of operations with Arena Americas. He has more than 18 years of experience in the special events industry. …

TopTec names Bryan Bolt sales manager

September 18, 2015

TopTec Event Tents, tent manufacturer in South Carolina, has named Bryan Bolt its new sales manager. Before joining TopTec, Bolt worked in outside sales for eight years in the fastener industry. Bolt joined TopTec in 2004 as the tent manufacturer’s service support specialist. He supported the field sales team, lead training seminars and resolved service …

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics names Allen Gant III casual market manager

September 16, 2015

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics named Allen Gant III its casual market manager. He will be responsible for the casual furniture market and specialty outdoor segment of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics. Gant III joined Glen Raven in 2008 and was most recently the specialty accounts manager for Custom Fabrics. He has served roles with new business …