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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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Some subtle but distinct differences exist between men and women when it comes to their individual goals when attending a trade show, the newest report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) concluded. While men tend to focus on exhibitors and the new products they are unveiling, women have a stronger desire for educational content and networking. The findings are part of the sixth installment of CEIR’s Attendee ROI Playbook, which can be found on the CEIR website The report, titled Gender Differences and Similarities, is the result of a survey of show organizers from various industry sectors. ...
Earlier this week at PCMA Convening Leaders (#PCMACL), Freeman officially launched Freeman Data Solutions, which includes five software and service offerings engineered to support the full event-data life cycle. What does that mean and how will it impact event organizers? Trade Show Executive sat downto see a demo, watch a product presentation, and interview two Freeman executives on the rollout. Here’s what we learned from Ken Holsinger, Vice President of Data Solutions at Freeman, and Skip Cox, Senior Vice President of Research and Measurement, Freeman. ...
Event management veteran, Marcia Williams, CMM, CMP, has been tapped to run event operations at Trade Show Executive magazine. She joins the TSE team as VP of Events. Diane Bjorklund, will assume the role of TSE’s Senior Sales Representative – Event Sponsorships. ...
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Held Jan. 6-9, PCMA’s Convening Leaders (#PCMACL) drew nearly 3,900 attendees to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and another 900 participated online. Here are some of the quotes Trade Show Executive editors heard that resonated with us over the course of the three-day event. ...
The ongoing government shutdown has forced managers of CES to adjust their speaker roster prior to the huge electronics show opening on Jan. 8. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) said the shutdown had forced an unspecified number of speakers from federal agencies to scrub their plans to travel to Las Vegas for one of the largest trade shows of 2019. Staff for Ajit Pai, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, already announced that Pai had to cancel his appearance. The CTA has a wide array of non-governmental speakers and projected around 2.75 million net square feet (nsf) of exhibit space and 4,500 exhibitors at this year's show. Attendance has been running around 175,000 and will likely be in that same range this year. ...
The $551 million expansion of Moscone Center was officially opened as the new year began. Highlights of the expansion include a 49,776-sf column-free ballroom, outdoor terraces for receptions, and 107,000-sf of light-filled pre-function lobbies with dramatic views of the city. The expansion is designed to meet LEED Platinum requirements. The rooftop solar panels will cover around 20% of Moscone’s electricity demand and help give the center one of the lowest carbon-emission levels per attendee of any North American convention center. ...
Nearly two dozen large trade shows helped the exhibitor and exhibit space numbers bounce up nicely in October, rebounding from a disappointing September. According to this month’s Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics, exhibit space increased 2.4% in October, compared to October 2017. The number of exhibitors grew by 2.0% and attendance dipped 0.6%, the data showed. ...
The latest addition to the Gaylord roster of resorts opened its doors in the Colorado Rockies just in time for the holidays. The resort’s large room inventory and 485,000 square feet (sf) of event space are tailored to conferences and trade shows. Gaylord Rockies is the fifth resort in the Gaylord portfolio, which also includes properties in the Nashville, Dallas, Orlando and Washington, DC markets. ...
Endeavor Business Media has acquired Forester Media and its StormCon trade show for an undisclosed sum. The deal also adds the Western Water Summit and a portfolio of six magazines and their websites to Endeavor’s stable of publications, conferences and trade shows. This acquisition was the eighth transaction of a busy 2018 for Endeavor. The Nashville-based company made its biggest splash in June when it acquired SouthComm Business Media, organizers of Firehouse Expo. ...
Bill Carteaux, who helped lead the dramatic growth of one of the leading trade shows for the plastics industry, died Dec. 10 at the age of 59 of complications of acute myeloid leukemia. A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC to celebrate the life of Carteaux, who was President & CEO of the Plastics Industry Association since 2005. ...
Messe Frankfurt continued expanding its share of the textile-care industry in December by acquiring the sector’s leading trade show in France and their second show in the sector in a month. The German organizer’s Paris division, Messe Frankfurt France, took over ownership of JET Expo, a biennial exhibition held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. It was the latest move to beef up Messe Frankfurt’s growing international roster of trade shows in the textile-care and dry-cleaning arena. ...
The 2019 Board of Directors of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), including a new Chairperson and four new members, was introduced to the trade show industry at IAEE’s 2018 Expo! Expo! in New Orleans. ...
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