April 30, 2017
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  • Emerald Expositions Events Inc. stock is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange April 28, 2017.
  • The offering will trade under the symbol EEX and is expected to close May 3.
  • The initial public offering price on 15.5 million shares of common stock will be $17 per share.
  • The architect for Messe Frankfurt’s new Hall 5 has been selected. Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg will design the building, which opens in 2022.
  • The design will mirror the current two-story Hall 5, but with a column-free first level. Work begins when the Hall 6 renovation is finished.
  • The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) signed with SmithBucklin to provide full-service association management services.
  • Abigail Lynn will serve as Executive Director for AAST, which will move its headquarters to SmithBucklin’s Chicago office on July 1.
  • The Albany Capital Center in upstate New York opened in March with 60+ events on the books for 2017. The overall project cost $78 million.
  • The new center, which is managed by SMG, has approximately 31,700 sf of meeting/exhibit space that can accommodate up to 5,000 people.

International Vision Expo East Partners with Google for Education Programs

Sandi Cain
, News Editor
January 4, 2017
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Alexandria, VA – The International Vision Expo East announced a new partnership with Google for its spring program that will include a Google Connect VIP event and a day-long session featuring Google presentations (Google Talks). These programs will incorporate a stronger focus on using digital products and the latest technology to expand the reach of those with eye care businesses. They will feature presentations from Google agency developer Liz Austin that will address industry trends useful to attendees. 

The Google Connect VIP Event also includes a networking reception. The Google Talks will be presented in 20-minute sessions held in the new Marketing Stadium at the show and will address how attendees can remain competitive in the web-based world, attract new patients and customers with a strong online presence and demonstrate the search engine marketing skills that are needed to compete adequately in every digital channel available. 

“Vision Expo has a long history of delivering branded education from global leaders … (and) we’re committed to continuing to provide this level of education to our attendees through new partnerships like Google,” said Tom Loughran, Reed Exhibitions industry vice president. 

The International Vision Expos strive to address the fashion, medical and business elements of the vision care and eyewear industry, The trade-only events are co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vison Council. 

Vision Expo East is set for the Javits Center in New York March 30-April 2. Vision Expo West is set for the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas Sept. 13-16. The events draw more than 30,000 eye care professionals to the events each year. 

Reach Tom Loughran at (203) 840-4800 or t.loughran@reedexpo.com 

Resources:

Visionexpoeast.com; tradeshowz.com; reedexpo.com 

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