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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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October 2015
October 5, 2015

Search Firm Selected to Find New President & CEO of DMAI

Washington, DC – Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) selected SearchWide to carry out the search for a new president and CEO. SearchWide will lead the process of replacing Michael Gehrisch, who stepped down from the job after 15 years. 
September 2015
September 24, 2015

PennWell Names New President & CEO as Biolchini Retires

Tulsa, OK – PennWell Corp., organizers of the POWER-GEN brand and 60 other conferences and exhibitions worldwide, shuffled its executive ranks in September when President and CEO Robert “Bob” Biolchini announced his retirement after 15 years on the job. Biolchini led PennWel…
September 23, 2015

CEIR Predict Conference Offers Revamped Program, Schedule

Chicago, IL – Predict: The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) 5th Annual Exhibition Industry Outlook Conference, held September 16-17 at the JW Marriott Chicago, drew 139 show organizers and suppliers, compared with 114 attendees in 2014. “This year’s program off…
September 20, 2015

Correction to Gold 100 Directory

On page 103 of the TSE Gold 100 Directory for shows taking place in 2014, the official service contractor for Licensing Expo (show No. 90) should read Global Experience Specialists (GES). Incorrect information was supplied to TSE. The change gives GES a total of 26 Gold 100 …
September 15, 2015

PMMI Teams with Koelnmesse and Dairy Association

Reston, VA – PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, will launch a new biennial trade show for the food packaging sector in a partnership with a major trade association and Germany’s Koelnmesse.  ProFood Tech will take place April 4-6, 2017, at McCor…
September 11, 2015

1105 Media Launching Government Procurement Show

Washington, DC – A new trade show and conference aimed at federal government procurement personnel will be launched in Washington next year by 1105 Media, Inc. ACQUIRE will debut June 8-9, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with two days of educational sessio…
September 10, 2015

TSE, Lippman Connects, and Exhibit Surveys Partner in Key Survey

Washington, DC – The state of sponsorship and exhibit sales in the trade show industry will be captured in a new survey that will be hitting show organizers’ inboxes on Monday.  The “2015 Exhibit Space and Sponsorships SalesStudy” will examine the latest trends in sponsorshi…
September 10, 2015

GWCC Veteran Mark Zimmerman Brings His Expertise to TSE Forecasting Board

Oceanside, CA – Mark Zimmerman, general manager of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and a longtime advocate of trade shows, is joining the Trade Show Executive Exposition Forecasting Board (EFB). The 20-member board includes leaders in the industry from every facet o…
September 10, 2015

Scranton Gillette Prunes Horticulture Holdings

Sparta, MI – A trio of trade shows and conferences in the horticulture space were acquired by Great American Media Services for an undisclosed sum. The deal with Scranton Gillette Communications added Big Grower Executive Summit in Orlando and the two Plant Health Management…
September 10, 2015

Marketplace Events Sells AIMExpo to Motorcycle Industry Council

Irvine, CA – The rapidly-growing AIMExpo, one of the top performers in the most recent Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50, has been acquired along with its senior management staff by the motorcycle industry’s trade association. The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) acquir…