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  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
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September 2005
September 16, 2005

Hurricane Heroes: Reed Exhibitions, GES Exposition Services and Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Relocate Travel Event Successfully

Houston, TX - When the city of Houston agreed to accept more than 20,000 hurricane evacuees, show managers had to scramble to relocate their events from the George R. Brown Convention Center.
September 13, 2005

CEIR Index Reveals That the Exhibition Industry Has Bounced Back

Washington, DC — Finally, some official good news on trade show growth, based on facts not  spin. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released its  2nd Annual Exhibition Industry Index on September 13, which found that 2004 was a year of recovery for the trade show i…
September 12, 2005

CEIR’s Exhibition Industry Summit is Tomorrow at 11:00 in Washington, DC

Join the industry’s leading experts tomorrow, September 13th for a dynamic half-day summit and the unveiling of the latest  CEIR Exhibition Industry Index, the industry’s foremost benchmark of exhibition performance. 
September 10, 2005

As the Gulf Region Focuses on Recovery From Hurricane Katrina,  the Trade Show Industry Opens their Hearts, Homes and Pocketbooks

As the industry comes to grips with both  the human and business impact of the worst disaster to strike our nation and our industry,  a number of industry associations, CVBs and individuals have rallied to the support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Here is just a parti…
September 3, 2005

Wasserstein Closes on Acquisition of Primedia Business Unit

New York, NY -  On October 3rd, eight weeks after Wasserstein & Co. LP announced plans to acquire Primedia Inc.’s business information segment, the sale was completed for  $385 MIL in cash.
September 1, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast

New Orleans — The images of the devastation rendered by Hurricane Katrina tell the story of cities underwater, with buildings, roads and bridges destroyed.
August 2005
August 24, 2005

Bob Brown Takes the Helm at Ontario CVB and Center

Ontario, CA -    The Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau announced on August 24th that veteran SMG manager Bob Brown has taken the helm as Executive Director and General Manager of the Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ontario Convention Center, located 35 mi…
August 18, 2005

Pulver Media is Banking on Growth in New Sector

Beverly, MA - Pulvermedia has acquired Foreword Financial, a producer of trade shows, conferences and client meetings for banking and financial services professionals.
August 8, 2005

You are Going to ‘Flip Over’ Trade Show Executive’s Online Version

Carlsbad, CA – It is now easier to read the latest issue of Trade Show Executive online. When you click on the “Latest Issue,” you will be able to read the pages just like a print magazine, in two-page spreads. To turn the page back or forward, just move your cursor to any o…
August 8, 2005

Primedia Will Sell its Business Unit  to Wasserstein

Overland Park, KS — Primedia Inc. announced on August 8th that it will sell its business information segment for $385 MIL to PBI Media Holdings, Inc., an entity controlled by Wasserstein & Co.,  through its U.S. Equity Partners II investment partnership. The transaction …