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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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May 2005
May 10, 2005

The Next Best Thing to Being There? NAB Grabs an Online Audience

Las Vegas – When it comes to the National Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention,  perhaps the next best thing to being there is to view a live webcast of industry luminary Mark Cuban speak about the future of HDTV. 
May 6, 2005

Leading Show Organizers Join Chicago Officials for MPEA’s Announcement  on Sweeping New Labor Changes

L to R: Phil Stefani, Chairman of the CCTB; Christopher Bowers, CEO of the CCTB; Charles Yuska, President, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
April 2005
April 21, 2005

Penton Sells European Division to Former Execs and Other Investors

Cleveland – Penton Media, Inc. announced today that it sold its U.K. operations to members of the company’s management team led by U.K. Managing Director Andy Center, and to other investors including Northern Venture Managers.
April 20, 2005

Al Dyess Joins GWCC; Buonacorsi Moves up at GES

Atlanta and Las Vegas– Al Dyess is moving back to his hometown of Atlanta to become Assistant General Manager of the Georgia World Congress Center on May 2. Stepping up to the plate at GES is Fred Buonacorsi who was promoted to Executive VP of Operations – West Region. Buona…
April 20, 2005

Trade Show Executive Magazine Names Two New Regional Sales Managers

Torrance, CA – As a result of continuing growth and new opportunities, Trade Show Executive magazine has expanded its staff.
April 4, 2005

Advanstar to Sell Nearly 25% of its Portfolio --  Tech, Travel, Home Entertainment Groups --  to New Exhibition Firm

New York, NY - Advanstar Communications, Inc. announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell  its Information Technology & Communications, Travel & Hospitality, Beauty, Home Entertainment, and Abilities and Portfolio groups for $185 million i…
March 2005
March 29, 2005

Sind Expands Global Event Strategies with New Beijing and Hong Kong Offices

Tucson, AZ - Global Event Strategies, a consulting firm that helps businesses grow internationally, has expanded globally itself. The company has opened two offices in China: one in Beijing and the other in Hong Kong, announced Steve Sind, President and CEO.
March 29, 2005

Chudnosky Joins to Expand VON Events Worldwide

Melville, NY - Jason Chudnofsky, one of the trade show industry's highest-profile executives and a major force in growing Sheldon Adelson's COMDEX shows in the '80s and '90s, has intentionally stayed under the radar screen for the past few months.
March 23, 2005

Toby Aaron Joins TradeshowLogistics

Atlanta - Toby Aaron, a 40-year veteran of the trade show industry, has left Champion Expositions to head up the new business development efforts of TradeshowLogistics.
March 23, 2005

Trade Show Leaders Fire Back at Brookings Report on Convention Center ‘Realities.’

Torrance, CA - The recent Brookings Institution report by Heywood Sanders entitled, “Space Available: The Realities of Convention Centers Economic Development Strategy,”   is drawing a heated response throughout the convention and trade show industry.