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  • Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, to debut Dec. 15 with first client event scheduled for Jan. 20, 2018. …
  • Three other events — Brides 2018, the Halifax Business Awards and the Franchise Expo —
  • also are booked for early 2018. … In all, the new facility already has 90 events on the books for 2018
  • Dan Lincoln will retire as President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau at the end of the year. He spent 11 years on
  • the job. COO Mike Laatsch will be interim CEO while a nationwide search for Lincoln’s successor takes place.
  • Shepard has acquired McCune Audio-Video-Lighting in a move to bolster Shepard’s presence in the western U.S. market. McCune has California
  • operations in Anaheim, Monterey and San Francisco and will be absorbed by Shepard’s AV department.
  • Stacey Church was named General Manager of the Kentucky International Convention Center. The downtown Louisville venue is undergoing
  • renovations and will re-open in August. Church was most recently Assistant Director of the Fort Worth Convention Center.
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February 2013
February 22, 2013

Cygnus Business Media Tests Strength of Agricultural Group with Offer to Sell

Ft. Atkinson, WI — In response to periodic inquiries from interested parties, Cygnus Business Media has put its agricultural trade shows up for sale. “We chose (these) due to their success and profitability,” said executive vice president of the agriculture, technology and t…
February 22, 2013

Clarion Events North America Makes Debut with a Launch in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico – A new trade show for the garment industry launched in Mexico City in early February also marked a milestone for Clarion Events’ new North America division.
February 22, 2013

Sequestration Will Bog Down Air Travel, FAA Warns

Washington, DC – Air travel will continue in the event Congress and the Obama administration are unable to dodge the so-called sequestration next month, but the Department of Transportation warned of ripple effects including routine delays at major airline hubs.
February 22, 2013

Last Few Days to Register for Webinar on Monday on Health Care Reform

Plano, TX – Show organizers can get the answers on how the U.S. Affordable Care Act will impact the trade show industry from a webinar presented on Monday, February 25 by the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) and the human resources consulting firm SES…
February 22, 2013

Jim Bracken Retiring From Nielsen Military Expo Group

Washington, DC – Jim Bracken will retire in March from Nielsen Expositions after nearly 30 years in the exhibition industry. He is a former chairman of VNU Expositions and until recently, was group show director for Nielsen’s trio of military trade shows: Modern Day Marine; …
February 22, 2013

U.S. Travel Association Asks Industry to Support Congressional Relationship Building

Washington DC — The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) this week launched a football-themed “Travel Blitz” program designed to encourage members to demonstrate the importance of travel within Congressional districts throughout the U.S. and build long-term relationships with memb…
February 19, 2013

Guy Tozzoli, World Trade Centers Pioneer, Passes Away

New York, NY – Guy Tozzoli, founder of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) and a lifelong booster of world peace and prosperity through world trade, died February 2 in Myrtle Beach, SC, 10 days before his 90th birthday.
February 13, 2013

Toy Fair Not Put Off by NYC’s Weekend Blizzard

New York, NY – New York City buttoned up for a snowy weekend lashing by Mother Nature, but the fun went on at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where the American International Toy Fair opened on time February 10 despite the likelihood many attendees were unable to fly i…
February 10, 2013

Toy Fair Not Put Off by NYC’s Weekend Blizzard

New York, NY – New York City buttoned up for a snowy weekend lashing by Mother Nature, but the fun will go on at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center where the American International Toy Fair was to open on schedule Sunday.
February 5, 2013

Tools for Success the Topic of CSPI Annual Conference in March

Washington, DC – The latest tools for success in convention sales will be explored in depth at the Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) 2013 Annual Conference in Washington March 12-13.