IAEE President & CEO David Dubois is the 2015 chairman of the Convention Industry Council. Plans to continue building CIC education program. DuBois’ term began in November. Bonnie Fedchock, executive director of the National Association for Catering & Events, is new chair elect…
The NSSF said comedian Jay Leno had cancelled his appearance at the SHOT Show due to political pressure from the gun-control lobby. Leno was to have performed at the show’s banquet. Organizers are seeking a replacement who “respects the contributions of our industry”…..
A trade show for the robotics industry will be launched next year by MecklerMedia Corp. RoboUniverse debuts May 12-13 at Javits Center. Richard Erb joined Meckler as executive director of RoboUniverse. He had been GM of RoboBusiness since 2011…..
Exhibit Hall C at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall will reopen in February, adding 17,000 sf to the building’s capacity. The hall was built in 1931 and had been converted to an ice rink in 1976. The entire auditorium currently has 55,000 sf of prime space…..
SISO signed a knowledge-sharing and cooperation agreement with SACEOS, the association representing Singapore’s exhibition industry. SISO signed similar pact in October with Indian Exhibition Industry Association. Goal is to help each other with international expansion….
Kenji Haroutunian is no longer with Emerald Expositions. Sales Director Marisa Nicholson will take over as Outdoor Retailer show director. Haroutunian had been group show director. Outdoor Retailer ranked 36th on the TSE Gold 100. His future plans were unknown…..
New York University to offer certification in managing conference centers overseas in the Spring. The IACC consulted on the contents. The Certification in International Conference Center Management includes 6 courses covering operations, human resources and legal issue…..