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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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Industry News Archive

January 2007
January 8, 2007

Reorganization in Rosemont Announced as Jim Freeman Retires

Rosemont, IL – A new year for Rosemont will begin with new management for both the convention center and convention bureau following the announcement on Jan. 4 that James Freeman was retiring as general manager of the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center in th…
January 8, 2007

CompuSystems Offers Lead Management that Works from Show to Show

Broadview, IL – CompuSystems, Inc. is offering a lead management system, tailored for multi-show exhibitors, in a partnership with software developer Validar Corp. 
January 7, 2007

Houston’s Convention Center Breezes Through 20 Years

Houston, TX – The George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston celebrated 20 years in operation by raising a series of commemorative banners on the street outside the downtown facility.
January 5, 2007

Freeman Offers Action Plan if Bird Flu Strikes

Dallas, TX – Freeman has released a comprehensive contingency plan to keep its end of the exhibition industry running in the event the dreaded bird flu makes it to the U.S. and reaches epidemic proportions.
January 4, 2007

Bracco Moves Up the Javits Ladder to Become GM; Other Exec Appointments Announced

New York, NY -  Gerald McQueen, president & CEO of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, today announced a reorganization of the senior management team,  following  the retirement of Miles McGrane, former senior vp & general manager.
January 2, 2007

UFI Takes Steps to Combat Industrial Espionage at Trade Shows

Beijing, China – The exhibition industries in China and the West were drawn closer together at the annual meeting of the UFI, the Union des Foires Internationale  in Beijing  last November with the signing of an agreement on the protection of intellectual property rights.
January 2, 2007

Trade Show Executive Adds Managing Editor in Carlsbad Office

Carlsbad, CA - Sunny Makarow has joined Trade Show  Executive magazine as managing editor in TSE's Carlsbad office, succeeding Joan Hamby who is based in Chicago and  will remain on TSE's board of directors.
January 2, 2007

Auto Show Growth Adds Urgency to Cobo Expansion

Detroit, MI – The long-running notion of expanding Detroit’s downtown Cobo Center moved closer to critical mass in early 2007 after a well-timed proposal to increase the center’s overall size by 40 percent was run up the flagpole.
December 2006
December 29, 2006

Jordy Tollett Opts to Serve as Houston CVB Consultant

Houston, TX – Gerard “Jordy” Tollett’s run as president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau will come to a gradual end this year.
December 20, 2006

Myles McGrane, Javits GM, to Join Centerplate

Stamford, CT -  Centerplate, Inc. announced today that Myles  McGrane will join the company on January 2nd as  corporate vice president - facility design and management.  McGrane was senior vice president and general manager of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New Yo…