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Offline to Online communities Are B2B marketplaces the best partner or the fiercest competitor of trade shows?

I’ve been obsessed with the idea of B2B marketplaces a since the ’90s. I’m old enough to remember the Verticalnet days and saw how many great ideas, companies, and money was invested (or lost) trying to build digital B2B platforms which were facilitating commerce, information, and networking opportunities in different industries during the last two …Read More

How likely will the live events industry will be disrupted?

  The topic of industry disruption- “A process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent business” is the way that this Harvard Business Review article describes how industry disruption is affecting most industries. I think that the live events industry, including trade shows, conferences, corporate events, festivals, sports, …Read More