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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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November 2005
November 15, 2005

Increase in Postage Rates Will Push More Marketing Dollars to the Internet

Washington, DC - The United States Postal Service Board of Governors voted Nov. 14 to accept the Postal Rate Commission's recommendations to increase most postal rates by 5.4%. The increase goes in effect January 8 and raises  the rate of First Class mail from 37 cents to 39…
November 10, 2005

Hannover's Joachim Schäfer to Head up  Messe Düsseldorf in Seven Months

Düsseldorf - Joachim Schäfer was appointed Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, effective  June 1, 2006. The announcement was made at a meeting of the shareholders and Supervisory Board November 10th. 
November 9, 2005

PCMA Teams Up with the Wharton School of Business to  Give Industry Execs an Edge 

Chicago – Show organizers can advance their financial knowledge and strategic thinking with a new program at the upcoming Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) 50th Annual Meeting  in Philadelphia next month.
November 2, 2005

dmg Expands its Art Portfolio with Acquisition of Two Premium Art Fairs

San Francisco, CA – On November 3rd, dmg world media acquired the consumer show management firm, Expressions of Culture, Inc. (EOC).
November 2, 2005

BPA Worldwide Earns Certification from the Exhibition & Event Industry Audit Commission

New York – On November 1, BPA Worldwide became the first events auditor to be certified by the Exhibition and Event Industry Audit Commission (EEIAC) of the International Association for Exhibition Management (IAEM).
November 1, 2005

Randall Publishing Sells All Assets to its CEO and Wachovia Capital Partners

Tuscaloosa, AL -  Randall Publishing Co. announced on November 1 that its controlling shareholders – the family and estate of H. Pettus Randall III – have sold all of their interests to Randall-Reilly Publishing, LLC. The new entity was formed by F. Mike Reilly, Randall’s CE…
November 1, 2005

Joint Venture Between Montgomery and WTC Miami Will Add Icing to the Cake

London and Miami - Montgomery International and the World Trade Center Miami have signed a joint venture agreement with the aim of expanding  the Americas Food & Beverage Show & Conference held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. 
October 2005
October 28, 2005

Paul Dykstra Moves Up the Ladder at Viad; Kevin Rabbitt to Succeed Him as President & CEO

Phoenix - When Paul Dykstra takes over the reins of Viad Corp. next Spring, the 44-year-old executive will be assuming responsibility for a company with more than 3,000 employees and a $643.9 million market cap.
October 12, 2005

New Labor Agreement Signed with Five Unions in Detroit 

Detroit - Exhibitors, organizers and unions that work the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit are all winners in the just-announced labor agreement for the Motor City’s biggest exhibition. 
October 6, 2005

David Audrain to Head Messe Frankfurt

Atlanta - David Audrain will be leaving his position as COO/Executive Vice President of ConvExx in Las Vegas to head up Messe Frankfurt, Inc., which organizes seven events from its Atlanta office.