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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 2017
August 24, 2017

Travel, Taxes and Compensation Highlight ASAE’s Upcoming Agenda

Toronto — Lunch will be the most important meal of the day when David Loechner of Emerald Expositions takes the stage Sept. 28 for the annual Power Lunch interview at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit. The agenda also includes…
August 18, 2017

Texas on Hold with ‘Bathroom Bill’; Special Session Could be Called to Address the Issue

A proposed Texas “bathroom bill” that would have restricted bathroom use for transgender individuals in public schools died in a special session of the Texas Legislature. But failure to act in the special session doesn’t mean the bill is dead. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who suppo…
August 18, 2017

CEIR Report on Attendee Floor Engagement Focuses on Networking

As show organizers begin to ramp up plans for 2018 events, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has issued a report with insights about potential networking activities in common areas and a breakdown of the different ways they can be used. “Selling booths is no…
August 11, 2017

Viad’s GES Reports Strong Growth in 2nd Quarter of 2017

GES revenue ($320.1 million) saw a 12.2% year-over-year bump, totaling $34.7 million. Steve Moster, President and CEO, now in his third year at the helm, cited favorable industry trends and the organization’s execution of their strategic growth initiatives as major contribut…
August 11, 2017

Wyndham Jade acquired by MCI Group; Shawn Pierce Set to Lead Platform Integration

MCI USA acquired event and travel management company Wyndham Jade. Plano, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, is an event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business t…
August 11, 2017

SISO Leadership Conference Returns to Philadelphia

Around 190 industry executives attended and enjoyed the high-quality programs and networking events at this year’s SISO Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Read about key learnings from the conference AND about the top competitors in this year's Event Innovation Battlefie…
August 4, 2017

Grand Ideas: Nominations Open for Gold 100 Grand Awards

Chicago — Nominations are open until Aug. 23 for trade shows that set the gold standard for the exhibitions industry in 2016. The honorees will be announced at the TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, Sept. 27-29. The nomination form is available at…
August 4, 2017

Emerald Expositions Events Posts Q2 Revenue Growth

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. —Emerald Expositions Events Inc. released second quarter financial results that showed revenue is up 14% from the previous year. President and CEO David Loechner said Emerald’s overall growth in the second quarter was “pretty much in line with exp…
July 2017
July 26, 2017

Global Business Impacts Informa's Half-Year Report; Revenue Increases 41.3 Percent

British-based company Informa Plc enjoyed an overall revenue increase of 41.3 percent. That was thanks largely to the stellar performance of its global exhibitions business, whose solo revenues rose 37.4 percent. “I’m happy to say that the Informa Exhibitions team delivered …
July 26, 2017

UFI Global Congress Takes Worldwide Look at Trade Show Industry

The worldwide trade show industry will take center stage this Fall at the 84th UFI Global Congress, which runs Nov. 1-4 in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre. The exotic locale will provide a base camp for show organizers from around the world as the…