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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November 2004
November 2, 2004

dmg Builds Consumer Show Portfolio with Acquisition of San Diego Interior  Design & Landscape Show

Orange, CA - dmg world media acquired Seascape Production’s San Diego Interior Design & Landscape Expo on Oct. 29th. The 2004 event, held at the San Diego Convention Center, featured 500 exhibits in 140,000 net square feet of space. 
November 2, 2004

They Needed the Venue So Much They Bought it

London - A consortium of partners, led by global trade show organizer Montgomery, announced today the purchase of  Expo Center NASREC in Johannesburg, South Africa, nearly four years after it went into liquidation.
October 2004
October 27, 2004

Disney Announces Free  Exhibitor Concierge Service

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Exhibitors who exhibit at any trade show held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort can take advantage of Disney’s world-renowned creative services including event management, audio visual, food & beverage, photography and floral – for free. 
October 27, 2004

Jim Pickering Leaves Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas – Jim Pickering, General Manager of the Las Vegas Convention Center, has retired after 21 years, effective October 15. Craig Rowley, Director of Materials Management will step into the role of Interim General Manager until a search for a new general manager is comp…
October 27, 2004

NTP Acquires TS2  - The Trade Show about Trade Shows

Chicago, IL -  The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA)  announced today that it has sold its TS2 – The Trade Show About Trade Shows to National Trade Productions (NTP) for an undisclosed amount. TSEA will remain the show sponsor and continue to create and direct its edu…
October 27, 2004

SISO Presents Webinar on Webinars

Chicago Ridge, IL - SISO will hold a Web Seminar on “The Business of Webinars” tomorrow, October 28 at 2:00 pm EST. This session focuses on how to use web seminars to expand your business, and it will cover Webinar fundamentals, best practices, costs, pricing strategies, and…
October 22, 2004

Larry Arnaudet and Freeman Part Ways, Effective November 1st

Dallas – Larry Arnaudet, Executive VP of Sales, Exposition Services for Freeman, will be leaving the company on November 1st, after 23 years, following a mutually agreeable separation. 
October 19, 2004

GMD/FuelDog and ACT Inc./EXPOCAD Partner to Offer Comprehensive Event Management System

Needham, MA - GMD/FuelDog and ACT Inc./EXPOCAD have reached an agreement that will incorporate an optional floor plan integration module into the Javelin Event Management System. The partnership represents the shift occurring in the industry as vendors form strategic allianc…
October 19, 2004

LVCVA’s Rossi Ralenkotter and  R&R Partners’ Billy Vassiliadis Canonized by BRANDWEEK  Magazine as ‘Grand Marketers of the Year’

Las Vegas – What happened here is getting worldwide attention. A branding campaign for Las Vegas,  developed by Rossi Ralenkotter, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Billy Vassiliadis, CEO of R&R Partners, has landed them the cov…
October 19, 2004

TSEA’s Michael Bandy Elected Chairman of the Convention Industry Council

McLean, VA - Michael Bandy, President of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA), has been elected Chairman of the Convention Industry Council (CIC).