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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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September 2017
September 7, 2017

Gudea, McCurdy and Tanel Among IAEE’s 2017 Award Winners

Dallas — Trade Show Executive’s Darlene Gudea and longtime show organizers Charlie McCurdy and Megan Tanel topped the distinguished team of honorees for the 2017 individual awards presented by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). They will be recog…
September 7, 2017

A Deep Dive into The Modern Digital Tradeshow

New York — Longtime trade show and events industry consultant Francis J. Friedman’s new book The Modern Digital Tradeshow is out this fall, and industry professionals can download a digital version for free. Subtitled “The Analog to Digital Industry Transformation for Revenu…
September 1, 2017

Trade Shows Outgain GDP in Q2

The trade show industry had a welcome growth spurt in the Second Quarter of 2017, outperforming the nation’s real GDP for the first time since last year. The latest edition of the CEIR Index, released Aug. 31. The report pegged the industry’s overall growth rate at 2.9%.  
September 1, 2017

Texas Devastation Grows, but Few Trade Shows Impacted So Far

Twelve years after the horror of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas and western Louisiana, leaving 51.88 inches of water in its wake so far — more than any single storm in the continental U.S. Employees and volunteers at convention centers …
August 2017
August 24, 2017

Power Lunch with Emerald’s David Loechner to Highlight Gold 100

Chicago — Lunch will be the most important meal of the day when David Loechner of Emerald Expositions takes the stage Sept. 28 for the annual Power Lunch interview at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit. The agenda also includes…
August 24, 2017

Nancy Walsh Set to Depart Reed Exhibitions at Year’s End

Norwalk, Conn. — Nancy Walsh, President of Reed Exhibitions US is leaving the company at year’s end after a 32-year career with Reed. Walsh led the second-largest acquisition in Reed’s North American history that integrated JIS events into the JCK portfolio, and was instrume…
August 24, 2017

Deadline for Trade Show Executive’s Grand Award Entries Extended

Chicago — Due to overwhelming demand, the deadline for Trade Show Executive’s Gold Gala entries has been extended to August 31. Shows of any size, not just the heavyweights that make up the Gold 100, are eligible for the Gold Grand Awards crystal trophies. Shows are also eli…
August 24, 2017

Travel, Taxes and Compensation Highlight ASAE’s Upcoming Agenda

Toronto — Lunch will be the most important meal of the day when David Loechner of Emerald Expositions takes the stage Sept. 28 for the annual Power Lunch interview at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit. The agenda also includes…
August 18, 2017

Texas on Hold with ‘Bathroom Bill’; Special Session Could be Called to Address the Issue

A proposed Texas “bathroom bill” that would have restricted bathroom use for transgender individuals in public schools died in a special session of the Texas Legislature. But failure to act in the special session doesn’t mean the bill is dead. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who suppo…
August 18, 2017

CEIR Report on Attendee Floor Engagement Focuses on Networking

As show organizers begin to ramp up plans for 2018 events, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has issued a report with insights about potential networking activities in common areas and a breakdown of the different ways they can be used. “Selling booths is no…