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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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Industry News Archive

June 2006
June 7, 2006

O’Keefe Moves Up at Canon As O’Connor Moves On

Los Angeles, CA – Kevin O’Keefe has been named vice president of the Events Division at Canon Communications following the resignation of Diane O’Connor, whom Canon said resigned to pursue other interests.
June 5, 2006

State Approves Funds for Philly Convention Center Expansion

Philadelphia, PA – The Pennsylvania Legislature approved an increase in funding for the expansion of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
May 2006
May 30, 2006

DeBarr Jumps From Advanstar to Naylor

Gainesville, FL – Advanstar Communications Executive Vice President Alex DeBarr left the company after 21 years to become to become president and CEO of Naylor LLC, a Florida provider of B2B business solutions for associations.
May 30, 2006

Trade Show Executive Moves to New HQ Offices; Adds New Senior Editor and Marketing Manager

Carlsbad, CA - Due to a growth of 84 percent in 2005, Trade Show Executive magazine has expanded into new offices, two miles away, at 2121 Palomar Airport Rd., Suite 210, Carlsbad, CA 92011-1422, effective June 5th. 
May 28, 2006

Sold! Valcon Successfully Acquires VNU

Haarlem, The Netherlands—One of the most-watched acquisitions in the industry has finally reached a resolution: Valcon Acquisition BV has successfully acquired VNU NV. As of the May 19 acceptance deadline, 78.7 percent of VNU shares had been tendered, just under the 80 perce…
May 26, 2006

Las Vegas Sands Wins Bid to Build Singapore Resort

Singapore – Las Vegas Sands Corp. was chosen by Singapore’s government Friday May 26th to build the Marina Bay Integrated Resort, a massive casino, hotel and convention complex designed to spur the nation’s trade show business.
May 19, 2006

Acquisition of VNU is One Step Closer to Happening; Key Dissenter Changes His Tune

Amsterdam, The Netherlands - The chances of a successful buyout of VNU by Valcon Acquisition BV have increased now that the principle dissenter voiced support of the deal today.
May 15, 2006

Landmark Agreement with Riggers Union in Chicago  Takes Effect in June 1st

Chicago – Freeman and GES Exposition Services announced an agreement today with the Chicago Riggers Union that changes key rules governing crew sizes and overtime.
May 15, 2006

New Orleans Convention Facilities Will Not Be Used as Refuge Centers this Hurricane Season, Says Mayor

New Orleans, LA -When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin announced new emergency procedures for the city, he said neither the Superdome nor Ernest N. Morial Convention Center would be a refuge of last resort. That will  give a boost to the two facilities in their efforts to restore…
May 14, 2006

New Orleans Convention Facilities Will Not Be Used as Refuge Centers this Hurricane Season, Says Mayor

New Orleans, La. --When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin announced new emergency procedures for the city, he said neither the Superdome nor Ernest N. Morial Convention Center would be a refuge of last resort. That will  give a boost to the two facilities in their efforts to resto…