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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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February 2005
February 1, 2005

Pfingsten Acquires IIC Global Mining Assets

Seven Hills, OH — Pfingsten Publishing LLC has acquired International Investment Conferences, Inc. (IIC). and Resource Investor, LLC. IIC produces conferences and trade shows for the global mining industry; Resource Investor provides a leading educational web site that serve…
February 1, 2005

Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion Moves Ahead

Philadelphia, PA — The Pennsylvania Convention Center has received the first $50 MIL in state funds needed to begin its $632 MIL expansion initiated six years ago.
February 1, 2005

New Program Enables Show Organizers to Trade Away Attrition Fees

Los Angeles, CA – A solution to the attrition problem plaguing show organizers and conference planners has been launched by housing, travel and registration company, Par Avion Meetings & Conventions, in partnership with Active International, the world's largest corporate…
February 1, 2005

MediaLive International Withdraws Suit which Alleged Breach of Contract

San Francisco, CA - The lawsuit filed by MediaLive International, Inc. (formerly Key3Media Events) against CeBIT, Hannover Fairs USA, Bill Sell and other parties has been withdrawn.
January 2005
January 12, 2005

Las Vegas CVA Approves Convention Center Expansion and Renovation

Las Vegas - With an eye toward keeping Las Vegas highly competitive, the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) approved plans to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center at its board meeting yesterday, January 11th.
January 11, 2005

Feasibility Studies Come Under Fire

Washington, DC - Are convention center feasibility studies way off the mark when they encourage cities to expand their convention facilities?
January 5, 2005

New Magazine for Corporate Events Announced by Exhibitor Publications; More to Come 

Rochester, MN - Exhibitor magazine has been covering the event industry within the pages of its monthly magazine during the past year, but starting next month, Lee Knight, Founder & CEO,  plans to spin it off into a separate quarterly  publication called Corporate EVENT …
January 5, 2005

Next  Phase of Construction Begins in a Year

Phase II of the expansion  will begin in 2006, creating approximately 570,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space.  When completed in 2008,  Phase I and Phase II of the expansion will form one contiguous underground exhibition hall of over 300,000 square feet.
January 3, 2005

Study Gives Go Ahead for 50% Expansion to Morial Convention Center in New Orleans 

New Orleans - Research conducted for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center of New Orleans concluded  that the facility should continue with plans to expand.
December 2004
December 15, 2004

DC Convention Center Adds Deputy GM

Washington, DC- Reba Pittman Walker will join the Washington Convention Center Authority as  Deputy General Manager on January 3rd, according to an announcement made today by  Tom Mobley, General Manager & CEO. Pittman Walker was part of the team that opened the first Wa…