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  • Freeman takes a giant step into the burgeoning realm of augmented reality and virtual reality with its acquisition of San Francisco-based
  • Helios Interactive.
  • Charlotte is moving forward with plans to renovate and add new meeting space to the city’s convention center. Work begins in 2019.
  • The $110 million project includes new pre-function space and 26,000 sf of meeting space. A new skyway will connect to the Westin hotel.
  • Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Luxperience, an Australian hosted buyer event focused on luxury travel.
  • It is one of Diversified’s first forays into the hosted buyer segment. The move is expected to complement the company’s
  • British Tourism & Travel brand.
  • Hong Kong’s exhibition industry urged support for an expansion of the city’s convention center. The HKECIA said it will meet future demand.
  • The proposal would raze three buildings near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and add about 23,000 sm of connected space.
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March 2005
March 9, 2005

dmg Expands Home Portfolio with Three Florida Shows 

San Francisco - dmg world media has acquired three home shows from Florida State Trade Shows, Inc.:   the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Garden Show , the St. Petersburg Suncoast Home & Remodeling Show and the Tampa/St. Petersburg Home & Patio Show.   
March 8, 2005

EDPA’s Celebrity Poker Tournament This Saturday Expected to Draw a Full House

Atlanta - Inspired by the popular TV program Celebrity Poker Showdown, the Exhibit Designers & Producers Association (EDPA) has planned its own celebrity poker tournament this Saturday in Las Vegas, in conjunction with The Exhibitor Show.
March 7, 2005

CompuSystems Completes SAS 70 Type II Certification of Registration Services

Broadview, IL - CompuSystems Inc., a leading registration and lead retrieval company, has completed a SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70)
March 5, 2005

Motown Makeover Lessons We Can Learn from The Super Bowl

Detroit - The countdown began on Nov. 1, 2000, the day that the NFL awarded the Super Bowl to Detroit.
March 4, 2005

Edgell Becomes ‘Clothes Minded’ with Purchase of VNU’s Apparel Assets

New York, NY – Apparel magazine and its portfolio of three events, a web site and e-mail newsletter  have been sold by VNU Business Media, a division of VNU Inc., to Edgell Communications, Inc. 
March 1, 2005

Irene Sperling Promoted to VP/Associate Publisher of Trade Show Executive magazine

Torrance, CA -  Irene Sperling has been promoted to VP & Associate Publisher of Trade Show Executive magazine, announced Darlene Gudea, Publisher & Editor.
February 2005
February 17, 2005

JD Events Acquires Healthcare Event

Trumbull, CT - Seizing opportunity in the fast-paced healthcare industry, JD Events announced today that it has acquired the Symposium on Healthcare Design from IIR Exhibitions, Inc. Now in its 18th year, the next event will be held in September in Atlanta.
February 15, 2005

Deborah Sexton Resigns as Prez of Chicago CVB; Will Take the Reins of  PCMA

Chicago, IL – Deborah Sexton is leaving one of the nation’s largest convention bureaus to  head up one of the industry’s most prominent associations. Sexton will head up PCMA as its President and CEO on or before March 15, announced Gregg Talley, PCMA Chairman and President …
February 8, 2005

Krakoff to Build New Media Company With a Potential War Chest of $8.5 Billion

Boston, MA - Robert Krakoff and his company, Blantyre Partners, have announced a collaboration with The Blackstone Group, a media and communications investor.
February 8, 2005

A Life of Luxury for Liz Hitchcock

New York, NY -  Liz Hitchcock  has joined  Advanstar Communications as Show Director for  the Luxury Travel Expo. Hitchcock has a 20-year background in show management, including positions at  Key3Media Group, CMP Media and Reed Exhibition Companies.