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  • AEG Facilities and SMG to merge creating ASM Global which will operate more than 310 venues across five continents. Terms weren't disclosed.
  • After shuttering its 2018 National RV Trade Show, the RV Industry Association reported sold out space for the March 12-14 launch...
  • of its dealer-focused event called RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City.
  • International Market Centers broke ground on a new 315,000 sf exhibition center. The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas to open in 2020.
  • Tom Gattuso promoted to Vice President of Events will oversee the SEMA events team and planning for the annual SEMA Show.
  • Justine McVaney, SVP of Event Planning & Ops, National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to serve as IAEE’s MATSO Council Chairperson.
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January 2013
January 17, 2013

TSE Announces the Fastest 50 Honorees

Oceanside, CA – An elite group of shows vaulted over some 4,000 other trade shows in the U.S. by growing at least seven times the average growth rate of 2012. The 50 top performers in each of three metrics – net square feet, number of exhibiting companies and attendance – ha…
January 17, 2013

ESCA to Host Webinar on Healthcare Reform

Plano, TX – A webinar on the requirements and expected impacts of the U.S. Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare,” will be presented February 25 by the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) and the human resources consulting firm SESCO Management Consulta…
January 15, 2013

CTIA New Show Strategy Jostles Entire Wireless Industry

Washington, DC – A new “super show” for the cell phone and mobile communications industry will be launched in 2014 by CTIA, The Wireless Communications Industry. The association announced it would merge its annual Spring CTIA Wireless show (which spans about 300,00 net squar…
January 15, 2013

CSPI Creates ‘Seal of Approval’ for Teamwork by Destination Cities

Princeton Junction, NJ – A new “seal of approval” has been finalized by Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI), which recognizes destination cities that demonstrate a close cooperation between their convention centers and destination marketing organizations and …
January 15, 2013

Despite Fiscal Cliff Legislation, Sequester Could Still Impact the Industry

Washington, DC - Despite legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff, Congress failed to address some key issues that could impact the meetings, convention and travel industries in the next two months. “The legislation does not resolve the so-called sequester that was enacted in 2…
January 15, 2013

Former IAVM Vice President Roy Benear Joins Wyndham Jade

Plano, TX – Roy Benear, former head of sales and business development for the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), joined the housing and registration firm Wyndham Jade in a similar capacity.
January 15, 2013

GABBS Network Sells Boston Book Show, Relocates Atlanta Event

Framingham. MA – The Great American Bargain Book Show (GABBS) brand underwent a major overhaul in January with the sale of its Boston show and relocation of its Atlanta event to AmericasMart where it will be part of a larger gift and housewares exhibition.
January 15, 2013

New Anaheim President/CEO Jay Burress Ready to Take the Reins in OC

Anaheim, CA — Newly named President & CEO of the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau Jay Burress won’t officially assume his new duties until February 11, but he’s already making note of similarities and differences between his previous positions in Dal…
January 10, 2013

Nielsen Acquires Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show

Las Vegas, NV – Nielsen Expositions added a fast-growing trade show dedicated to sports licensing and tailgate parties to its portfolio of sports-related events, which have been seeing an increase in licensing activity of their own.
January 10, 2013

Heidi Voorhees Joins Experient as Senior VP

Vernon Hills, IL – Former top show executive Heidi Voorhees joined the housing, registration and event planning firm Experient as a senior vice president in charge of housing sales and operations.