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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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December 2016
December 8, 2016

Tarsus Acquires Majority Stake in Connect Meetings

Norcross, GA – Connect Meetings, organizer of a series of gatherings for buyers and sellers in the meetings-and-business travel industry, has been acquired by Britain’s Tarsus Group plc.The deal announced December 5 now gives Tarsus 80% of the Atlanta-area company and will b…
December 6, 2016

IAEE to Assume Leadership of CEIR

Anaheim. CA – A strategic shift in the mission of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) that will more closely align the research organization with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) was announced December 6. The most visible aspect o…
December 6, 2016

Services Pending for Former IMTS Director Woody Hasemann

Rockville, MD – A private memorial will be held in December for Elwood "Woody" Hasemann, the former director of the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), who died this Fall at the age of 86. Hasemann, who retired from the Association for Manufacturing Technolog…
December 2, 2016

Access Intelligence Introducing Interactive RFID Attendee Tracker

Addison, TX – An all-seeing RFID platform coming to Access Intelligence’s LeadCon show this Spring will not only look over the shoulders of attendees but will also whisper in their ear about sessions and exhibits they might be interested in. Access Intelligence (AI) is partn…
December 2, 2016

CEIR: Exhibition Industry Grows 1.9% in Q3

Dallas – The trade show industry’s growth rate improved slightly in the Third Quarter, but remained just below last year’s 2.0% pace, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) said.The latest CEIR Total Index issued November 29 reported that industry growth reached …
November 2016
November 30, 2016

World of Concrete Asia to Launch in Shanghai Next Year

Shanghai – Informa Exhibition will launch a version of its venerable World of Concrete in China next Winter. World of Concrete Asia (WOCA) will debut December 4-6, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre. The new show extends the WOC brand which include the …
November 30, 2016

Messe Dusseldorf to Create New Riverfront Entryway

Dusseldorf, Germany – The next phase of the ongoing renovations at Messe Dusseldorf will include a rebuilt exhibit hall and a new entrance space that includes a panoramic view of the Rhine River. Messe Dusseldorf announced that the 140 Euro project would get underway in May …
November 30, 2016

Ralenkotter Chairs National Tourism Transportation Committee

Las Vegas – As Expo! Expo! attendees head for home on December 8, a federal task force chaired by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President/CEO Rossi Ralenkotter will be meeting in Washington to look for ways to make that journey easier in the future. Ralenkotter…
November 23, 2016

Judge Blocks Overtime Increases with Preliminary Injunction

Washington, DC – A federal judge in Texas blocked a controversial presidential order raising the salary threshold for overtime pay on November 22. The Obama administration’s decree would have taken effect December 1 and would have required companies to pay overtime to white …
November 23, 2016

New U.S. Show to Join Reed’s EQUITANA Stable in 2017

Atlanta, GA – Reed Exhibitions is expanding its international EQUITANA brand of riding industry shows to the U.S. next year. EQUITANA USA premiers in two stages, beginning with the EQUITANA Open Air Festival on October 20-22, 2017 at an equestrian center in Temecula, CA. Tem…