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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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Questex, LLC has been acquired by a New York private-equity firm and will be run by new corporate leadership with roots in the exhibitions industry and plans to make good use of the company’s assets beyond its events portfolio. MidOcean Partners acquired Questex Intermediate Holdings from Shamrock Capital in a transaction announced Sept. 12. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kerry Gumas, Founder and CEO of Questex, will remain with the company as Senior Advisor. The company will be run by David Kieselstein, Chairman of MidOcean’s private equity executive board, who will also chair the Questex board. Paul Miller will step in as CEO. ...
Tarsus Group acquired 100% of its joint venture with E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. in Mexico after it acquired Krause’s 50% share for $18 million in cash. accelerate its growth. EJK Tarsus Mexico was launched in 2013 and gave Tarsus its foothold in the Mexico market. The venture has been active in Mexico’s manufacturing and industrial sectors with trade shows including Expomanufactura and Plastimagen. Parting ways with EJK Tarsus Mexico does not mean the end of Krause’s presence in Mexico, which has lasted more than 30 years. ...
A moderate 1.6% increase was posted in the second quarter of 2018, and even more impressive numbers are expected in the second half of the year, according to The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). Despite these increases, the industry still underperformed in the macroeconomy, which was 2.9%. “We do not believe at this time that the exhibitions industry underperforming GDP is a troubling sign,” said CEIR CEO Cathy Breden, CMP, CAE. That’s because the economy and the industry are still growing. Several sectors showed robust year-over-year Q2 gains, including Government; Industrial/Heavy Machinery and Finished Business Inputs; Sporting Goods, Travel and Amusement; and Raw Materials and Science. ...
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This year’s Saudi International Pharma and MedLab Expo, organized by First Arabia, is back at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (RICEC) November 19-21 and promises to cover an array of topics and products in the pharmaceutical sector. With its theme of Building a Perspective for International Pharmaceutical Researchers, the expo’s conference will feature leading practitioners and academics and focus on bridging the gap between research and innovation. ...
The Gold 100 draws from the top ranks of CEOs, presidents, show managers and organizers from every sector and from a global audience that has come to regard this event as a highlight of the season. At the Gold 100, attendees will find a packed schedule of educational sessions, networking events and of course the highly anticipated award ceremony that salutes the best shows in the U.S. for their accomplishments. And, this year's finalists are.... ...
In a move that will significantly reduce the cost of exhibiting at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, the organization dropped its drayage fee nearly 40%, from $6.35 to $3.85 per square foot of booth space in response to a survey conducted on their behalf by Tradeshow Logic. “We understand that participating in events like NAB Show requires a significant investment in time and money, and we are committed to doing all we can to address major pain points to ensure the NAB Show remains the best value in the business,” said Chris Brown, Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations at NAB. ...
Illinois-based GS Media & Events snapped up eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. to expand the company’s position in multiple recreational markets across the western United States. The purchase includes Des Moines Boat & Sport Show and the Colorado Springs RV & Outdoor Show. Well-established in the outdoor arena, GS Media and Events owns and operates more than 25 consumer shows across the United States that highlight recreational vehicles, camping, outdoor and boating. ...
Informa Exhibitions has a new leader at the helm of its fashion portfolio, which includes the flagship MAGIC brand acquired in the 2017 blockbuster acquisition of UBM. Mark Temple-Smith, who had been Commercial Director at Informa, is now Managing Director of London-based Informa’s Fashion Exhibitions unit, which includes WWDMAGIC, PROJECT, COTERIE and the rest of the portfolio. Temple-Smith’s resume includes high-level experience in both the Asia and North America markets. ...
The former GRAPH EXPO has been rebranded from a trade show to a transformational experience according to its organizers. The show, PRINT® 18 was previously a quadrennial trade show, and last year drew 22,000 attendees and 491 exhibiting companies covering 232,500 net square feet to Chicago. PRINT® 18 marks 50 years since the first PRINT event took place. In 2018, PRINT is launching several new features.  PRINT® 18 is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. As the print industry has evolved, the need for a separate and distinct quadrennial event has shifted, said Kelly Kilga, CEM, Vice President, Meetings & Events for the Association for PRINT Technologies’ (APTech). ...
Florida-based Boyne Capital, a private equity firm, has acquired AC Business Media, which includes 12 heavy construction industry publications, one trade show and one digital marketing platform. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed in the announcement. The deal gives Boyne a portfolio of known brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, equipment rental, landscape, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain. By acquiring AC Business Media, Boyne said AC Business Media “delivers relevant, cutting-edge content to its audiences through industry-leading digital properties, trade shows, videos, magazines, webinars and newsletters.” ...
A new report from the Center for Exhibition Research (CEIR) contains valuable advice on engaging with today’s most dominant workforce generation: Millennials. Titled “It’s Not Your Father’s or Mother’s Trade Show Anymore — Engage with Caution,” the 12-page report is part of CEIR’s Industry Insight Series and covers multiple topics. CEIR has monitored trade show attendee preferences for a decade, from research with young professionals to tracking preferences by generations in the workforce.   ...
The International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Market will take place twice a year at the Dallas Market Center beginning in January 2021, the Western & English Sales Association (WESA) announced in August. Organizers said the relocation brings the show, currently held in January and September at the Denver Mart, closer to its attendees in the U.S. and Latin America, and to the major market cities in Texas. ...
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