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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

May 2007
May 29, 2007

Champion, Fern  Acquire Florida’s Audie Group

Orlando, FL – Champion Nationwide Contractor and the George E. Fern Company expanded into the Florida exhibition market by acquiring The Audie Group, another general service contractor.
May 29, 2007

Mary Power Resigns from CIC

Washington, DC – Mary Power announced her resignation as president of the Convention Industry Council (CIC) after a successful tenure that saw the Certified Meeting Planner designation gain in stature.
May 24, 2007

American Capital Expected to Acquire SMG, which Manages 60 Convention Centers

Philadelphia, PA and Bethesda, MD - American Capital, a publicly traded  investment firm with $13 billion of assets under management, is expected to acquire  full ownership of private facility management firm SMG, which manages over 200 public assembly facilities and 60 conv…
May 18, 2007

TechTarget Sets IPO at $13 per Share

Needham, MA – TechTarget, Inc., which produces executive-level technical conferences for the IT industry, announced an initial public offering (IPO) of 7.7 million shares of common stock at $13 per share. The company had filed paperwork for its IPO in early January (See The …
May 17, 2007

daratechPLANT Conference Acquired by Access Intelligence

Rockville, MD - Access Intelligence has acquired  daratechPLANT Conference from Daratech, Inc.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
May 16, 2007

Primedia Enthusiast Media Acquired for $1.2 Billion

Bonita Springs, FL -- Primedia Inc. has sold its Enthusiast Media division to Source Interlink Companies in a deal valued at approximately $1.2 billion.
May 16, 2007

Scott Stallings Joins Freeman

Las Vegas, NV - Former Nielsen Business Media  Vice President of Operations Scott Stallings has joined Freeman as director of exhibitor sales in its Las Vegas office.
May 16, 2007

Industry Pushes to Correct Flawed Javits Plan

New York, NY – A controversial marshaling garage that is part of the planned $2 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is so flawed that it could actually strangle the trade show industry in New York rather than revitalize it, according to top organizers …
May 15, 2007

TSE Honors Ten in 2007 International Innovation Awards;  Winners Hail from the U.S., Mexico, Germany

Carlsbad, CA – In today’s competitive business environment where markets, technology and customer needs are changing rapidly, it is more important than ever to identify and nurture innovative ideas.
May 14, 2007

Trade Show Executive Moves Up to Number One in Market Share in First Quarter

Carlsbad, CA - After reaching Number One in market share in December 2006, Trade Show Executive magazine has again climbed to Number One in market share, this time  for the entire First Quarter of 2007, according to statistics independently compiled by IMS, an ad tracking fi…