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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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August 2014
August 12, 2014

Cygnus Sells Construction Group to New Crosstown Media Company

Fort Atkinson, WI – Cygnus Business Media sold its Heavy Construction and Logistics Group, which includes the National Pavement Expo, to a new publishing company that is based in the same city and led by a former Cygnus executive. AC Business Media Inc. paid an undisclosed s…
August 7, 2014

Greg Topalian Leaves ReedPOP for New Venture

Norwalk, CT - Greg Topalian, senior vice president of ReedPOP, is parting ways with Reed Exhibitions tomorrow, August 8th. Although he would not disclose his future plans, he did tell Trade Show Executive that he is starting a new venture that will focus on fan and consumer …
August 7, 2014

Reed Promotes Jaime Rosov to Head Up IBTM America

Chicago, IL – Jaime Rosov has moved up to event director of IBTM America 2015, announced Sallie Coventry, IBTM global events portfolio director for Reed Travel Exhibitions. She replaces Michael Lyons, who stepped down after two years at the job to pursue a speaking and actin…
August 7, 2014

Denise Capello Moves Up the Ranks at RAI

Amsterdam – Denise Capello was appointed business acquisition manager for Amsterdam RAI. She will oversee the expansion of the Dutch convention center’s event portfolio through joint ventures and acquisitions. She had been business development manager for RAI for the past ni…
August 7, 2014

Britain’s Informa Acquires VIRGO

Phoenix, AZ – British exhibitions organizer Informa expanded its presence in the U.S. trade show market by acquiring Phoenix-based VIRGO and its six-event portfolio. The deal was expected to close once U.S. antitrust regulators give their approval. Informa said the acquisiti…
August 7, 2014

Boston Convention Center Expansion Gets Final Approval

Boston, MA – Legislation authorizing a major expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) was signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on July 29, just three days before the state legislature adjourned for the Summer. The legislation provides the u…
August 7, 2014

UBM Acquires Partner Seatrade; Streamlines and Expands Presence in Maritime Sector

Colchester, England – UBM bulked up its events in the maritime sector by acquiring Seatrade Communications Ltd., a British company that produces events and publications in the cruise and general maritime arena. “The unified portfolio and management structure will create a si…
August 7, 2014

European Drone Trade Show to Launch in February

The Hague, Netherlands – A new trade show focused on the use of aerial drones for commercial and government missions will take off February 4-6, 2015 in the Netherlands. The inaugural The Unmanned Systems Expo (TUSExpo) at the World Forum in The Hague is projected to host 3,…
August 7, 2014

Court Rejects Hotel Tax Plan for San Diego Convention Center Expansion

San Diego, CA – A California state appeals court derailed the funding plan for the hard-fought expansion of the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC). The ruling pulled the rug out from a hotel-motel tax plan, which had been challenged in a lawsuit filed by a citizens group. Th…
August 7, 2014

IAEE Partners with ITA/DOC to Promote Trade Shows to Boost U.S. Exports

Dallas, TX – A new partnership between the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the International Trade Administration (ITA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Commerce, will encourage small and medium-sized U.S. companies to make use of trade show…