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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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Industry News Archive

April 2008
April 7, 2008

CEIR Index: Trade Shows Post Respectable Growth of 3.2% in 2007

St. Petersburg, FL – The average trade show grew 3.2% in 2007, according to the CEIR Index, released on April 7 by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research at the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) CEO Summit. Growth statistics were off from a high of 5.8% in 2…
April 6, 2008

TSEA Membership Woes Force Layoffs

Chicago, IL – The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) laid off three of its five staff members last week, however, the association’s president said its activities would not be curtailed.
April 4, 2008

Latest Research on Scientific Events Reveals 99% of Delegates Visit Exhibits

Arlington, VA – Scientists prefer conferences which are compact and packed with educational material more than they like exhibits, although that has not kept them off the show floor. 
April 4, 2008

Deal Reported in St. Louis Audio-Visual Dispute

St. Louis, MO – A settlement has been reached in the dispute between America’s Center in St. Louis and union audio-visual technicians who were off the job for nearly two weeks.
April 2, 2008

Ziff Davis Media Wins Access to Lender Collateral

New York, NY – Ziff Davis Media Inc. got the green light from a Federal bankruptcy court on March 31 to tap into up to $12 million in cash pledged as collateral to its lenders.
April 1, 2008

David Korse Departs Nielsen Business Media

Santa Monica, CA – Industry veteran David Korse will step down April 4 as vice president of Nielsen Business Media’s Merchandise Group.
April 1, 2008

Smart City President Paul Ashley to Retire July 1

Las Vegas, NV – Paul Ashley will retire this Summer after eight years as president of Smart City Networks but will remain on the board of directors.
April 1, 2008

New Javits Pact Raises Teamster Wages; Lowers Sunday Rate

New York, NY – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center agreed on a new contract that lowered the wage premium the union’s members receive for working on Sundays, but raised the overall pay rate.
April 1, 2008

Paul Dykstra Named Chairman of GES Parent Viad Corp

Phoenix, AZ – Paul Dykstra, 46,  president and CEO of Viad Corp, the parent company of GES Exposition Services, gained a third title today:  chairman of the board of Viad Corp.
April 1, 2008

Trade Show Executive Adds to Staff

Carlsbad, CA - Two new positions have been created at Trade Show Executive as a result of YTD revenue growth of 33% and new initiatives debuting in September.