This Just In
  • Informa has reportedly struck a deal to acquire UBM for about $5.2 billion. Informa has until Feb. 13 to produce the formal offer.
  • Visit Indy says Indianapolis will not expand the Indiana Convention Center but will pursue plans for a new hotel with a ballroom next door.
  • The RV Industry Association has pulled the plug on the National RV Trade Show and will launch a new event with a refined focus in 2019.
  • Organizers of the Fresno Food Expo renewed their registration contract with CompuSystems for the July event.
  • Hannover Fairs USA will launch the DOMOTEX USA floor-coverings show Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
  • RSAV has acquired Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove, Inc, expanding PSAV’s presence in the trade show industry. The power outage that disrupted CES
  • Groundbreaking for Phase II of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion took place Jan. 8, adding about 1.4 million square feet by 2021.
  • CES set a new show record of 2.75 million nsf of exhibit space when it opened Jan. 9, topping the 2017 record
  • Visit KC is looking for a new President and CEO because Ronnie Burt will step down Jan. 31 after settlement of a lawsuit.
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June 2004
June 10, 2004

Boston Celebrates Opening of its New Convention Center with the Governor, the Mayor --  and a Few Blue Men

Boston - Grand opening ceremonies were held yesterday for the new Boston Convention & Exhibition Center which opened on time and within budget.
June 10, 2004

Paul Krupin Claims to Understand the Psychology of Dealing with the Media.  Does He? 

We think so, but you be the judge.  Read this leading publicist’s  20 reasons why news releases fail. We couldn’t help but add Reason #21 which we call “P.R. Butterflies.”  
June 9, 2004

Freeman Acquires Electrical Contractor

Dallas - Freeman Decorating completed the acquisition of Independent Electric on May 27, thereby adding a full-service electrical contractor  under the umbrella of The Freeman Companies.  On January 1, 2005, the firm will be christened Freeman Electrical Services and will be…
June 9, 2004

Advanstar Blazes New Trails with Launch of New Show and Two Magazines for the Off-Road Market

Santa Ana, CA – Advanstar Communications is going off the beaten track to serve a fast-growing but underserved market. 
June 9, 2004

Cygnus Business Media Taps Ken Fisher for CFO Position

Westport, CT - Cygnus Business Media announced yesterday  that Ken Fisher was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the firm, reporting to Paul Mackler, President & CEO. He replaces Carl Fazio who will assist in the transition before becoming CFO and COO of The Dai…
June 9, 2004

TSEA Brings Management of TS2 In-House

Chicago - Michael Bandy, President of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) announced yesterday that the sales and management functions for TS2, The Trade Show About Trade Shows, will be managed in-house, beginning with TS2 2005. National Trade Productions (NTP), the …
June 9, 2004

Preeminent Event for Top-Ranking Exhibition Organizers Worldwide is Set for Barcelona in January

The Hague, The Netherlands – The  dates, site, speakers and strategic partners for the 3rd International CEO Forum were announced today by Seven Smulders, the event’s founder and organizer. 
June 8, 2004

MediaLive Unveils Innovative Research  and Measurement Tools for Exhibitors

San Francisco – Show organizer MediaLive International launched an array of innovative new services today  that will provide its exhibitors with greater opportunities to communicate with buyers and better measure their show results.
June 1, 2004

Four Meeting Planners Dig Chicago

Chicago – Groundbreaking ceremonies were held May 24th for the latest expansion of McCormick Place. On hand were four meeting planners who signed agreements to hold future events in McCormick Place’s West Building, then dug their ceremonial shovels in the ground in front of …
June 1, 2004

Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA’s Exec VP, Will Become Prez & CEO in 30 Days

Las Vegas – Rossi Ralenkotter, a 30-year veteran of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority,  will step into the role of President/CEO of the nation’s largest trade show and tourism organization when Manny Cortez retires on July 2nd.