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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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January 2013
January 29, 2013

Webinar on Requirements and Impact of Healthcare Reform Set for February

Plano, TX – A webinar on the requirements and expected impacts of the U.S. Affordable Care Act will be presented February 25 by the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) and the human resources consulting firm SESCO Management Consultants and sponsored by …
January 29, 2013

International CES Selects Freeman as Its New General Service Contractor

Arlington, VA – After more than 20 years of partnering with Global Experience Specialists (GES), the International CES, the largest annual trade show in the U.S., has selected Freeman as its general services contractor beginning in 2014. CES and Freeman will be finalizing th…
January 25, 2013

Reed Postpones Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show; NSSF Considers Options Regarding Management of SHOT Show

Harrisburg, PA – Amid a firestorm of controversy surrounding a decision to limit the sale and display of modern sporting rifles (MSRs), Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (ESS), which had been scheduled for February 2-10 at the Penns…
January 25, 2013

Outdoor Retailer to Remain in Salt Lake City Through 2016

Salt Lake City, UT – Nielsen Expositions will keep its Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer and Winter Markets in its long-running home in Salt Lake City through 2016 even though the growing shows have been pushing the limits of the city’s hotel and exhibit capacity.
January 25, 2013

United Service Companies Names David Giamichael New COO, D’Angelo Promoted to Senior VP

Chicago, IL – David Giamichael, a long-time executive in facility management services, was named chief operating officer of United Service Companies, and Anthony D’Angelo, a former executive with the FBI and Joint Terrorism Force, has been promoted to senior vice president &…
January 25, 2013

IAEE to Sponsor TSE’s Gold 100 and Fastest 50 Award Events

Dallas, TX – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has joined the ranks of prominent industry associations sponsoring Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 and Fastest 50 awards.
January 23, 2013

Greater Phoenix CVB Promotes Mooney to Executive Vice President

Phoenix, AZ - The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Michael Mooney to executive vice president.  He has been with the bureau since 1997 and continued to move up in the ranks, from director of information technology, to chief financial officer, to …
January 23, 2013

Advanstar Finalizes ENK Acquisition; Names Eric Lisman CEO of New Property

New York, NY – Advanstar’s high-profile acquisition of fashion exhibition organizer ENK International LLC was finalized this month and Advanstar veteran Eric Lisman has been elevated to CEO of ENK.
January 23, 2013

CEIR Report Stresses Exhibitors’ Need for Audience Data

Dallas, TX – Exhibitors have long insisted on quantifying their return on investment (ROI) to prove the value of a trade show, but a new study by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) proposes the conventional wisdom on ROI – and return on objectives (ROO) -- mi…
January 23, 2013

PCMA’s Annual Meeting Tests New Ideas and New Formats

Orlando, FL – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders 2013, which was held January 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, featured a variety of new ideas and new formats centered around this year’s theme: “Design, Inn…