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  • 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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November 2012
November 29, 2012

Jersey’s Metro Expo Makes Holiday Contribution to Hurricane Sandy Responders

Moonachie, NJ – After dodging a bullet during Hurricane Sandy, Metropolitan Exposition Services made a heartfelt holiday gesture by repaying the volunteer firefighters who toiled to keep their New Jersey headquarters safe and relatively dry.
November 27, 2012

Tomorrow’s Congressional Hearing Will Look Into Conference Spending by the VA

Washington, DC – A congressional committee will convene a hearing November 28 to address a recent report that alleges elaborate and wasteful spending on conferences by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
November 27, 2012

Reed Announces Launch of IBTM India in 2013

Richmond, UK - Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), producer of 13 events for the travel and tourism industry, has announced the launch of Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (IBTM) India, which will be held September 12-14, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai.
November 27, 2012

Stringent Convention Spending Rules for Federal Employees Proposed by Congress

Washington, DC - Postal reform may not seem to have a lot in common with meetings, conventions or trade shows, but a proposed U.S. Senate amendment to the 21st Century Postal Reform Act (S.1789) could restrict spending for federal employee travel and attendance at conference…
November 27, 2012

Construction to Begin Soon on Harrah’s Atlantic City Conference Center

Atlantic City, NJ – Officials in Atlantic City have voted to help finance construction of a 200,000-square-foot convention center at Harrah’s Atlantic City.
November 20, 2012

Industry Veteran Joyce McKee Passes Away

McKinney, TX -- Industry veteran and blogger Joyce McKee passed away on Monday, November 19. Since 1981, McKee had been involved in marketing for face-to-face events.
November 19, 2012

SEMA Acquires Another For-Profit Racing Trade Show

Diamond Bar, CA – After purchasing the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in March, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has agreed to acquire the International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS), a racing trade show that has been held annually in Indian…
November 16, 2012

Services Held for Janet Wright, Past IAEE Chair and Pinnacle Award Recipient

Des Plaines, IL – A memorial service was held November 16 in Illinois for Janet Wright, former chair of the National Association of Exposition Managers, who died earlier in the month at the age of 76.
November 16, 2012

Peter Nathan Retiring after Nearly 60 Years in Trade Shows

Westport, CT -- Peter Nathan, president of PWN Exhibicon International LLC, announced his retirement. Nathan spent 58 years in the exhibition industry and organized some of the first independent trade shows held in China, Cuba, Libya and the former Soviet Union.
November 16, 2012

Was Your Show a High Achiever in 2012? Nominations for TSE’s Fastest 50 Awards Are Due December 21

Oceanside, CA – If your show grew ahead of the pack in 2012, Trade Show Executive  and the world wants to hear about it. The deadline for show organizers to submit their events for consideration for the next Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit is Decemb…