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  • Lippman Connects and AMR International are launching an industry conference on data strategy. Transform debuts July 20 in Washington.
  • Transform complements AMR’s Data and Digital Event Strategy in London. Speakers are from inside and outside the exhibitions industry.
  • Detroit’s Cobo Center receives ASTM Venue Standard recertification, having first received certification in 2015.
  • Host to this year’s Sustainable Brands Conference, Cobo Center was the 9th facility in 2015 to receive ASTM Venue Standard certification.
  • Convention Data Services broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in mid-March. The approximate 30,000-sf building opens in Q1 2018.
  • The new digs are next to the current CDS HQ in Bourne, Mass. The construction will accommodate the company’s growth and create new jobs.
  • China’s Shenyang New World EXPO opened March 1, hosting 2 exhibitions in its first month of operation, with a third to be held 23-25 March.
  • To date, the largest event was a dental equipment and oral health exhibition, open 16-19 March, which drew more than 39,000 attendees.
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Chicago—Trade Show Executive (TSE) is extremely pleased to announce that Gabrielle “Gabi” Weiss has been appointed Publisher and Editor of Trade Show Executive. She succeeds former Publisher Darlene Gudea, who will remain TSE’s President. In this expanded role, Weiss will work with TSE Chairman, Richard “Rick” Simon and Gudea to create a marketing research department that will offer customized services and reports based on TSE’s extensive data bank, a major enhancement of TSE’s digital offerings and upgrade to the website, and the expansion of TSE’s awards and events both domestically and globally. ...
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security this week took a significant step toward confronting the impact of online hotel booking scams on American consumers. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), about 15 million online booking scams occur every year, resulting in $1.3 billion in bad bookings. ...
Chicago, IL – A perfect Chicago afternoon of baseball under the sun, followed by classic cuisine in the Loop, awaits the honorees at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit this Spring. This can’t miss event features a packed agenda of education that will benefit all attendees. Everyone is sure to enjoy a memorable social calendar that includes a road trip to see the World Series champions the Chicago Cubs. Champagne will flow at Fastest 50 Awards Gala as we celebrate the fastest-growing trade shows held in 2016 . Spaces are going fast and the nation’s top organizers are already warming up in the bullpen….  ...
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Arlington, Va. – A new study released today at the Exhibit Sales Roundtable in Washington, D.C. indicates that sponsorship and exhibit space sales are still growing. In fact, the 2017 Benchmarks & Trends in Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales report reveals that 65% of organizers reported year over year growth in exhibit space sales while 61% reported sponsorship sales growth over the same period. ...
Chicago – Pat Dwyer, Senior Manager, Event Services, for SmithBucklin, has left the association management company.  She has worked on the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), a triennial trade show that consistently ranks on the TSE Gold 100, since 1997. Dwyer told TSE… ...
Dusseldorf, Germany -- Energy Storage Europe, the world’s largest conference focused on energy storage, drew a record number of exhibitors and visitors to Dusseldorf, Germany this month. One of the trade show’s unique features is a broad range of storage technology represented,  ranging from battery storage systems ranging from thermal and mechanical storage to power-to-x storage concepts. ...
Las Vegas – GES has acquired Poken, the developers of a cloud-based show management platform that serves exhibitions around the world. “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to being the preferred global live-events partner offering the most comprehensive breadth of technology and services,” said GES President Steve Moster. Poken offers a badge that acts as an electronic business card. Exhibitors can include a touch pad station in their booths, or ‘Touchpoints’ that collect information through the Poken fob. Organizers can also tap into the data through a Poken dashboard that tallies booth visits and information exchanges. ...
New York – Diversified Communications has joined a transatlantic partnership that will bring Europe’s long-running wine exhibition, Vinexpo, to the U.S. next year. It will bring the well-established Vinexpo brand to the largest wine market in the world… show organizers expect name recognition to attract a high-quality crowd of attendees. ...
Washington—The 2017 Green Venue Report survey has officially launched. The survey is used to gather data from convention and exhibition centers worldwide to create the Green Venue Report. The annual survey consists of 150 questions developed by an advisory board of sustainability experts and results will be released in July as a resource for trade show organizers looking for a green facility for future events. Trade Show Executive is an official media supporter of the report. ...
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – When Emerald paid BZ Media an undisclosed sum for InterDrone earlier this month they added a red-hot property that has landed on the Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 list in just its second year. Their September show was up 48.0% from its launch edition in 2015. ...
Scottsdale, Ariz. – On the heels of a successful International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in January, the Professional Beauty Association announced a new partnership for its design expertise  for the next ISSE in Long Beach, Calif. ...
Vail, Colo. – Industry professionals from around the U.S. will climb the mountain of knowledge this year when they convene in Vail, Colorado for the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) annual Summer Educational Conference. The Summer Educational Conference has been taking shape and it promises an engaging and productive Summer getaway show organizers.  ...
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