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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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December 2018
December 14, 2018

Diversified Communication Acquires Britain's Digital Construction Week

Diversified Communications expanded its presence in the construction sector and the growing field of geospatial modeling and mapping by acquiring Digital Construction Week (DWC), an up-and-coming technology exhibition held in London each fall.
December 14, 2018

Deadline Approaching for TSE Fastest 50 Nominations

The nomination period will remain open until New Year’s Eve for the shows that will pop the champagne corks as members of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Class of 2018. Show managers have until the end of the day on Dec. 31 to tell TSE about the events that produce…
December 14, 2018

Freeman Acquires Event Marketing and PR Agency mdg

Freeman, an international brand experience company headquartered in Dallas, acquired mdg, an event marketing and public relations agency with offices in San Diego, Washington, DC, Chicago and Reston, VA. mdg will continue operating as its own independent business unit within…
December 14, 2018

New Joint Venture Forms Reed Exhibitions Hengjin

A newly formed company will manage many of China’s automotive engineering trade shows, conferences and seminars, including the Shanghai International Automotive Manufacturing Technology & Materials Show (AMTS) and the co-located Assembly & Handling Technology Exhibit…
December 8, 2018

Organizer Cancels Berlin’s Consumer Fashion Festival Bread&&Butter

Berlin’s Bread&&Butter fashion festival has been shelved by the organizing company despite drawing a record sold-out crowd this year. It was not clear if Zalando planned to sell off the event’s name and assets, or if it could be revamped and relaunched at a later dat…
December 8, 2018

CEIR: Trade Show Revenues Grow 2.4% in Q3

Trade show revenues increased 2.4% in the third quarter of 2018, outpacing overall industry growth for the period, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) said Dec. 6. The overall growth rate for the industry ticked up a modest 1.0% higher compared to the third qu…
December 8, 2018

Messe Frankfurt Adds Clean Show to its Textiles Portfolio

Messe Frankfurt has acquired the Clean Show from its association owners and will add it to its burgeoning portfolio of textile-care trade shows. Riddle & Associates will remain as the show management firm for next year’s event, which will be held June 20-23, 2019 in New …
December 8, 2018

Emerald Ends 2019 Interbike Amid Industry Pressures

Citing upheavals in the bicycle industry, Emerald Expositions scrubbed next year’s edition of Interbike. Emerald left a door open, however, to bringing Interbike back in some form after next year, but at the same time laid off senior show staff members. Emerald cited headwin…
November 2018
November 29, 2018

a2z Inc. Acquired by Personify

a2z Inc., a technology solution provider for B2B events, has been acquired by Personify, a 20-year old company that offers a constituent management and engagement (CME) platform for nonprofits. In 1998, a2z CEO Rajiv Jain, founded the company, which now has 80 employees and …
November 29, 2018

Deutsche Messe’s CEBIT Cancelled After 33 Years

After 33 years as a premier trade show for the IT industry, Deutsche Messe’s CEBIT is being cancelled and will be at least partially rolled into the HANNOVER MESSE manufacturing exhibition. Ending the Hannover edition of CEBIT might not be a terrible shock to the show’s exhi…