This Just In
  • Messe Frankfurt acquired the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair. Messe has been with the shows since they launched in 2015.
  • JW Marriott will open the 4,000-room Drew Las Vegas in 2020 at the site of the stalled Fontainebleau hotel project on Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Denver OK’d contracts for a $233-million expansion featuring an 80,000-sf rooftop ballroom and terrace at the Colorado Convention Center.
  • The latest numbers rank NAMM’s 2018 show the largest in its 117-year history with more than 115,000 attendees and nearly 2,000 exhibitors.
  • The deadline for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers Awards has been extended to March 16. Got to TSE Events for info.
  • International Assoc. of Amusement Parks and Attractions President and CEO Paul Noland has resigned. CFO Hal McEvoy steps in temporarily.
  • The Aria Resort & Casino $170-million expansion in Las Vegas adds 200,000 sf of flex meeting space, raising total space to 500,000 sf.
  • Gary Musich announced his retirement as Vice President of Sales for Meet AC effective March 2 after 25 years representing Atlantic City.
  • The San Diego Convention Center named ON Site, a GES company, its exclusive sound and rigging vendor and preferred audio visual provider.
  • Board members of UK-based UBM have accepted an offer from Informa for a reported 3.8 billion pounds ($5.3 billion).
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June 2004
June 8, 2004

MediaLive Unveils Innovative Research  and Measurement Tools for Exhibitors

San Francisco – Show organizer MediaLive International launched an array of innovative new services today  that will provide its exhibitors with greater opportunities to communicate with buyers and better measure their show results.
June 1, 2004

Four Meeting Planners Dig Chicago

Chicago – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held May 24th for the latest expansion of McCormick Place. On hand were four meeting planners who signed agreements to hold future events in McCormick Place’s West Building, then dug their ceremonial shovels in the ground in front of …
June 1, 2004

Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA’s Exec VP, Will Become Prez & CEO in 30 Days

Las Vegas – Rossi Ralenkotter, a 30-year veteran of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority,  will step into the role of President/CEO of the nation’s largest trade show and tourism organization when Manny Cortez retires on July 2nd.
June 1, 2004

MediaLive Establishes Asian Subsidiary

San Francisco - MediaLive International  Inc.  took another giant step in its global business strategy with today’s announcement of its Asian subsidiary, MediaLive Asia, Ltd. The new subsidiary is headquartered in Hong Kong and has  another office in Beijing.
June 1, 2004

Reed Exhibitions Names Chief Exec for U.K. Division

London - Alastair Gornall will join Reed Exhibitions U.K. as Chief Executive on September 1st , reporting to Chairman Mike Rusbridge.  He will also serve on Reed’s worldwide Board of Directors.  Gornall has an extensive background in pr and marketing consulting.
June 1, 2004

Advanstar to Clone its Las Vegas-based Luxury Travel Show in New York City

New York - Leveraging the power of its successful exposition, educational conference, certification program and trade magazines in the travel industry, Advanstar Communications, Inc. announced the launch of the Luxury Travel Expo New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Cente…
June 1, 2004

MediaLive Unveils Innovative Research  and Measurement Tools for Exhibitors

San Francisco – Show organizer MediaLive International launched an array of innovative new services today  that will provide its exhibitors with greater opportunities to communicate with buyers and better measure their show results.
May 2004
May 28, 2004

Show Organizers are ‘Facilitators of Dialogs’ Between Buyers and Sellers, Says Keynote Speaker at ECEF

Washington, DC - Sharing successful strategies was the agenda as 102 show organizers and 22 press and sponsors met May 27 in Washington, DC for the third annual Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF). Produced by Michael Hough and Sam Lippman, ECEF provides a plat…
May 19, 2004

GLM and Reed Nail Down Co-Location Agreement to Blend Gourmet Products with Hardware

White Plains, NY – Two of the nation’s largest show organizers announced that  two of their largest trade shows will co-locate in Las Vegas next year.
May 19, 2004

Hanley Wood Raises the Roof with Latest Acquisition

Washington, DC - Hanley Wood, a leading BtoB media company serving the residential construction market, acquired the National Roofing Contractors Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show on May 18th.