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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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January 2006
January 25, 2006

Rosemont Turns 50

Rosemont, IL - Between 1,700 and 1,800 people attended last week’s dinner dance staged by the Village of Rosemont Jan. 20 in honor of its 50th anniversary.
January 16, 2006

Private equity firms offer $8.8 billion to buy VNU

Haarlem, The Netherlands - VNU announced January 16th  that it is in discussions with a group of the world's largest private equity firms which have offered to buy the company for as much as $8.8 billion  (7.3 billion Euros).
January 16, 2006

New Survey Indicates Gen X and Y Seek New Association and Trade Show Models 

Syracuse, NY -- The William E. Smith Institute for Association Research today released the Institute’s first research report that looks at generational differences pertaining to membership in trade and professional organizations. The findings appear to be good news for assoc…
January 10, 2006

New York Looks to Expand Trade Show Space at Cruise Piers

New York - In a bid to bring additional exhibit space to New York City, the New York Economic Development Corp. (NYEDC) and NYC & Company will seek bids in January to expand Manhattan’s UnConvention Center at 54th Street and 12th Avenue.
January 10, 2006

CMP Media Continues Acquisition Spree

Manhasset, NY—In an ongoing effort to bolster its technology events portfolio, CMP Media acquired Shorecliff Communications, a Mission Viejo, CA-based event organizer serving the RFID, IPTV, broadband and wireless markets.
January 8, 2006

CIC Re-Bids Management Contract

McLean, VA - After a year-long independent evaluation of the current management of the Convention Industry Council (CIC), the executive committee voted to distribute an RFP (Request for Proposal) in January for management of the organization.
January 5, 2006

Shomex and Variety Team Up for Career Fairs in L.A.

Los Angeles, CA - Shomex and have teamed to offer two new events this year. The events will focus on career opportunities in the media and entertainment sector. The first is set for April 11 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
January 5, 2006

PBI Media Holdings Changes Name to Prism Business Media;  Adds Ward’s Automotive Properties

Overland Park, KS—In a move to better define its core business, PBI Media Holdings Inc. changed its name to Prism Business Media Inc. The change comes on the heels of PBI’s purchase of Primedia Business Information last fall for $385 million from Primedia Inc., New York.
December 2005
December 20, 2005

Gartner Realigns Events Business

Stamford, CT -   Gartner Inc. announced yesterday a restructuring of its Vision Events business.
December 20, 2005

Kent to Head up Macworld

Framingham, MA - IDG World Expo today appointed Mac industry veteran, Paul Kent, as Vice President. Kent has been the conference chairman since 1997 and will now be responsible for the overall growth and management of Macworld Conference & Expo. He replaces Richard Feldm…