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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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January 2019
January 13, 2019

Latest CEIR ROI Playbook Takes a Deep Dive on Attendee Goals Based on Gender

Some subtle but distinct differences exist between men and women when it comes to their individual goals when attending a trade show, the newest report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) concluded. While men tend to focus on exhibitors and the new produc…
January 13, 2019

Seen & Heard: 9 Quotes from PCMA Convening Leaders 2019

Held Jan. 6-9, PCMA’s Convening Leaders (#PCMACL) drew nearly 3,900 attendees to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and another 900 participated online. Here are some of the quotes Trade Show Executive editors heard that resonated with us over the course of the three-da…
January 13, 2019

TSE Taps Industry Veteran as New VP of Events; Expands Events Team

Event management veteran, Marcia Williams, CMM, CMP, has been tapped to run event operations at Trade Show Executive magazine. She joins the TSE team as VP of Events. Diane Bjorklund, will assume the role of TSE’s Senior Sales Representative – Event Sponsorships.
January 13, 2019

An Inside Look at Freeman’s New Data Solutions

Earlier this week at PCMA Convening Leaders (#PCMACL), Freeman officially launched Freeman Data Solutions, which includes five software and service offerings engineered to support the full event-data life cycle. What does that mean and how will it impact event organizers? Tr…
January 6, 2019

CES Loses Federal Agency Speakers Due to Government Shutdown

The ongoing government shutdown has forced managers of CES to adjust their speaker roster prior to the huge electronics show opening on Jan. 8. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) said the shutdown had forced an unspecified number of speakers from federal agencies to s…
January 6, 2019

Moscone Center North and South Expansion Officially Opens

The $551 million expansion of Moscone Center was officially opened as the new year began. Highlights of the expansion include a 49,776-sf column-free ballroom, outdoor terraces for receptions, and 107,000-sf of light-filled pre-function lobbies with dramatic views of the cit…
December 2018
December 30, 2018

October Numbers Rebound

Nearly two dozen large trade shows helped the exhibitor and exhibit space numbers bounce up nicely in October, rebounding from a disappointing September. According to this month’s Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics, exhibit space increased 2.4% in O…
December 30, 2018

Gaylord Rockies Resort Opens for Business

The latest addition to the Gaylord roster of resorts opened its doors in the Colorado Rockies just in time for the holidays. The resort’s large room inventory and 485,000 square feet (sf) of event space are tailored to conferences and trade shows. Gaylord Rockies is the fift…
December 23, 2018

Forester Media, StormCon, Acquired by Endeavor Business Media

Endeavor Business Media has acquired Forester Media and its StormCon trade show for an undisclosed sum. The deal also adds the Western Water Summit and a portfolio of six magazines and their websites to Endeavor’s stable of publications, conferences and trade shows. This acq…
December 23, 2018

Plastics Association Leader Bill Carteaux Dies at Age 59

Bill Carteaux, who helped lead the dramatic growth of one of the leading trade shows for the plastics industry, died Dec. 10 at the age of 59 of complications of acute myeloid leukemia. A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Was…