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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 2004
August 13, 2004

Cygnus Refinances to Restructure Debt, Enhance Expansion Efforts and Lower Interest Rates

Westport, CT - GE Commercial Finance Global Media & Communications has arranged $220 million of refinancing for Cygnus Business Media’s publishing, expositions, interactive and custom marketing divisions. The deal was signed on July 13.
August 13, 2004

Phase II of CIC Research on Attrition Released Today; Offers  Ideas to Minimize Attrition

McLean, VA, August 13 – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) released Phase II of its Project Attrition initiative. The task force presented  a number of possible solutions to prevent or minimize attrition issues.  The report is available online at www.conventionindustry.or…
August 13, 2004

 Trade Show Hall of Famer Jerry Sanderson Dies

Chicago, August 4 - Gerald G. Sanderson, 75, an outspoken but gracious man who held leadership roles at the CCTB, IACVB, and Trade Show Bureau, passed away on August 4.  
August 13, 2004

Beyond the Headlines:  An In-Depth Look at the Shifting Landscape of  Technology  Shows

Boston, August 13 - Trade shows for the computer industry are changing and evolving as fast as the technology itself.
August 12, 2004

New,  Highly Anticipated Index of Trade Show Growth to be Released by CEIR, Leading Economists and Industry Experts at September 14th Summit

Chicago -An index that will objectively measure the growth and performance of trade shows over the past four years will be  the centerpiece of the Exhibition Industry Senior Executive Summit (EISES) on September 14, 2004 at the New Washington Convention Center in Washington,…
July 2004
July 30, 2004

Co-Founder of SmithBucklin Passes Away

Chicago, July 30 - William Erby Smith, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus of SmithBucklin Corp., died Saturday, July 24, after a brief illness.
July 30, 2004

Krakoff Retires from Advanstar

Boston, July 30 - Robert L. Krakoff  retired from his position as Chairman of Advanstar Communications July 31 but he maintains a strong connection to the firm.   Krakoff is one of the largest investors in Advanstar, which is one of the largest BtoB media companies in the na…
July 19, 2004

Trade Show Executive Wins Four More Editorial and Design Awards; Announces Other News

Torrance, CA, July 19 - Trade Show Executive magazine was awarded four APEX Awards from Communication Concepts last week. The annual competition honors editorial and design excellence, and this year drew a record 5,462 entries.
July 19, 2004

Mooney and Partners Agree to  Sell M/C Communications to Bain Capital

Boston, July 19 - M/C Communications is living up to its designation as one of Trade Show Executive magazine’s “Companies to Watch in 2004.”  All eyes are on  M/C as the news unfolds that John Mooney, Founder & CEO,  and his partners, have agreed to sell M/C to the priva…
July 13, 2004

High-Profile Show Exec Joins NYC & Company

New York City, July 13 - Tim McGuinness has joined NYC & Company, New York’s official tourism marketing organization, as Vice President of Sales & Convention Center Expansion, a newly created position.