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  • Neil Mullanaphy was named director of meetings and conventions for the American Traffic Safety Services Association.
  • Mullanaphy joined ATSSA from the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau in 2014. He is in charge of the 2016 convention and expo in New Orleans....
  • Reed Travel Exhibitions rebranded its recently acquired ICOMEX show in Mexico. It is now ibtm latin America, part of the ibtm portfolio.
  • Ibtm latin america will remain in Mexico City, and will become part of the ibtm global hosted-buyer program.....
  • Live events continue to play a key role in the B-to-B sales cycle, according to new research published in the Harvard Business Review.
  • The report says buyers do a lot of preliminary research on the Internet, but also place a high value on personal interactions with sellers.
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Oceanside, CA – Nominations close Monday for the 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold Grand Awards to be presented at this Fall’s TSE Gold 100 Awards & Gala in Santa Barbara, CA.  August 24 is the deadline for nominating the shows that were the highest achievers of the 2014 calendar in categories covering marketing, operations, technology and management. Shows of any size, including those not on the Gold 100, can enter. ...
Washington, DC – Smart City Networks has settled a dispute with the federal government over allegations that the company violated access regulations by blocking third-party personal Wi-Fi hot spots used by trade show exhibitors. Smart City signed a consent decree on August 17 and agreed to pay $750,000 to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rather than litigate the complaint in court.  ...
Portland, ME – Diversified Communications has made its second expansion of the Summer in Great Britain, picking up Accountex, an exhibition for accountants and financial directors. The August acquisition followed the June announcement  that Diversified UK would launch Commercial Kitchen, a trade show for commercial and institutional food equipment, in Birmingham next year. ...
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Oceanside, CA – Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 Awards & Summit in Santa Barbara next month will salute the executives who have guided their shows into the elite ranking of the 100  largest shows in the nation. This top-tier group includes CEOs, show organizers, vice presidents, group show managers and others who have set the Gold Standard for the trade show industry. Take a look at who’s participating in the festivities ...
Dallas, TX – Dallas hospitality was in abundance at the 2015 Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) Leadership Conference, held August 3-5 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. “The conference drew 100 show organizers and close to 200 total attendees, including speakers and sponsors,” said Lew Shomer, executive director, SISO. In 2015, the event attracted 108 show organizers to Atlantic City, NJ ...
Oceanside, CA – No one can predict the future accurately but Jack Uldrich can help you prepare for it. Uldrich will kick off this year’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit with a keynote address focused on the principles of unlearning — or freeing yourself from obsolete knowledge and assumptions — as a strategy to survive and thrive in this era of constant transition ...
Oceanside, CA – Mike Rusbridge, the outgoing chairman of Reed Exhibitions, will give one of his final interviews this Fall when he joins delegates for the Power Lunch segment of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit September 30 to October 2 at Santa Barbara’s Bacara Resort.  Rusbridge, who will bring down the curtain on a stellar 30-year career in the exhibitions industry, will be interviewed by Megan Tanel, VP of the ...
Washington, DC – Clarion Events increased its security and defense portfolio by acquiring a pair of conferences on border security from Eagle Eye Expositions.  Border Security Expo and U.S./Canada Border Conference were picked up by Clarion in July in a transaction that also has Eagle Eye’s Vice President/Show Director John Moriarty joining Clarion. ...
Two U.S. senators called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ‘closely scrutinize’ the proposed merger of online travel agencies Orbitz and Expedia.  Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, who are Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights, say the merged companies would control 75% of online bookings and stifle competition. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has dealt with the Department of Justice (DoJ) many times to voice its opposition to Expedia’s proposed $1.6 billion acquisition of Orbitz ….. ...
The National Shooting Sports Foundation inked a renewal deal with ConvExx  to manage the SHOT Show through 2018. The 3-year pact also increases ConvExx’s involvement in other NSSF events such as Exhibitor Academy and retailer compliance seminars ...
Oceanside, CA – The 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit is just two months away, and the festivities in Santa Barbara will honor more than the 100 largest trade shows of the past year.The Gold Grand Awards will spotlight innovation and expertise in many facets of show management, including marketing, global strategies, technology and new this year, “The Do-Gooder Award.” In addition, “The Greatest Show on Earth Grand Award” is the ultimate award, spotlighting a center-ring event that has excelled from every perspective. ...
Birmingham, UK – Diversified Communications is expanding its foothold in the British restaurant and foodservice market with its second launch in the sector in two years. Commercial Kitchen will take flight June 7-8, 2016 at NEC Birmingham. Chris Brazier, group event director for Diversified UK, said the show would feature an estimated 100 exhibitors displaying equipment and services for a broad horizontal range of restaurants, hotels, caterers and institutional foodservice providers.  ...
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