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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

May 2008
May 1, 2008

Change in Management at TSEA

Chicago, IL – The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) named consultant Margit Weisgal as its new executive director, replacing Stephen Schuldenfrei, whom the association said was retiring after three years as its president. Arthur Veale, chairman of the TSEA board, said…
May 1, 2008

International Mogul Bill Warnes Passes Away

Arlington, VA - Bill Warnes passed away yesterday, surrounded by family and friends, after a battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.   
May 1, 2008

Hanley Wood Acquires The TFM Show; Will Co-Locate with CONSTRUCT2009

Washington, DC -- Hanley Wood LLC has acquired The TFM Show from Group C Communications and will co-locate the event with its CONSTRUCT2009 show next year.
April 2008
April 29, 2008

Georgia World Congress Center Completes Tornado Repairs

Atlanta, GA – The tornado that slammed into the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) on March 14 was a fading memory a little more than a month after it swept through downtown Atlanta.
April 29, 2008

Twisters Bypass Virginia Convention Centers

Virginia Beach, VA – An unexpected series of tornadoes in southeastern Virginia touched down well away from the convention and tourism areas around Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
April 29, 2008

Mobile Bay Adds Hotel Space in Push for Trade Show Business

Mobile, AL – Renovations were completed recently on the two major hotels serving the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center located on the historic Alabama city’s riverfront.
April 23, 2008

Trade Show Executive to Launch Award Gala & Summit to Honor the Top Trade Shows in the U.S.

Carlsbad, CA - A unique event debuting this Fall will salute the leading trade shows in the United States and offer the media a rare opportunity to learn more about our $85 billion industry.
April 23, 2008

Georgia World Congress Center Completing Tornado Repairs

Atlanta, GA – The tornado that slammed into the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) on March 14 is becoming a fading memory just a month after it swept through downtown Atlanta.
April 23, 2008

Letter to the Editor regarding 'Messe In Miami' 

“We appreciate your attempt to give balance of the subject.   However, there is absolutely no merit to the claim that Global Spectrum would operate the Miami Beach Convention Center under the European model.
April 23, 2008

SMG Launches SITEPAS

Philadelphia, PA - A global company with a global brand should have a simple lead-sharing culture. That’s the philosophy behind SMG’s new SITEPAS program, launched April 15.