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  • UBM’s is shutting down three of its Medtec events in Europe in order to focus its energy on the brand’s flagship show in Germany.
  • Medtec UK, France and Italy will be discontinued, which UBM says will boost Medtec Europe in Stuttgart. Medtec Ireland will continue to run.
  • The Baltimore Convention Center is adopting the ESCA Worker Identification System ID badge for show labor effective August 10.
  • Baltimore is the 14th convention center to implement the WIS. ESCA reps will meet with contractors July 30-31 to assist with registration...
  • Penton is launching Waste360 Recycling Summit, a conference for the recycling industry, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago this Fall.
  • The event debuts September 9-11 with about 50 exhibitors and two educational tracks. Penton also produces the annual Waste Expo trade show..
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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.  ...
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. ...
Mexico City – A broad-based trade show for Mexico’s manufacturing sector will be launched next year through a joint effort by two divisions of UBM.  Advanced Manufacturing Expo Mexico will debut November 15-17, 2016 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Approximately 250 companies are expected to exhibit. ...
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UBM Canon and UBM Mexico team up for next year’s launch of Advanced Manufacturing Expo (AME) Mexico at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. The first AME Mexico show will run November 15-17, 2016.  About 250 equipment and processing companies are expected to exhibit...... ...
Detroit, MI – Cobo Center is the latest U.S. convention center to earn its green meetings certification from the Green Meeting Industry Council and the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX). The certification declares that Cobo’s management has met the criteria in nine separate areas, guaranteeing that show organizers staging events in the Motor City will leave the best possible green footprint. The areas include staff management, procurement and overseeing waste disposal, energy and water usage. ...
Portland, OR – Portland may not be known for its sunshine but the city’s Oregon Convention Center (OCC) will soon be catching some rays in a big way. One of the highest-producing solar power arrays ever placed on a U.S. convention center roof is being installed at the OCC this Summer, and in the Fall, will begin producing 2 megawatts of electricity annually, or about 25% of the electricity used by the center. ...
Oceanside, CA – The 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit is just a few months away, and the festivities in Santa Barbara won’t be limited to the largest trade shows of the past year. The Gold Grand Awards annually honor innovation and expertise in many facets of show operations, 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, and effectively hits it out of the park. Large shows, small shows and domestic shows and overseas shows can enter. Here are the categories. ...
Shanghai, China - Margaret Mahas been promoted to vice president of UBM Asia Ltd and will also take a seat on the UBM Asia board of directors. She joined UBM Asia in April 2009 as managing director of UBM China and grew the subsidiary, which is on track to generate US$65 million in revenue in 2015. She also sourced and completed one of UBM Asia’s most successful acquisitions in the last 15 years, the Shanghai International Children-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo, which is projected to span over 100,000 net square meters of exhibit space (about 1.08 million net square feet), filling all the exhibition halls in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The show has also been geo-cloned in India, Singapore and Turkey. UBM China’s growth has also been boosted by other acquisitions and strong organic growth.  ...
Santa Cruz, CA – Financial Research Associates LLC, organizers of 80 highly specialized conferences in the finance and healthcare sectors, has been acquired by Britain’s Wilmington plc for $20.6 million.  “This earnings-enhancing acquisition provides Wilmington with new networking opportunities and capabilities within our financial and healthcare areas,” said Wilmington CEO Pedro Ros. ...
San Diego, CA – The city of San Diego pulled together a citywide commitment for hotel and event space that was enough to keep the high-profile Comic-Con International committed to the city two more years. “We have grown up in San Diego and are excited to have reached an agreement that will keep us here through 2018,” said Marketing Director David Glazner. The announcement was made at the opening of the 2015 Comic-Con, which drew roughly 130,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibiting companies to San Diego’s downtown Gaslamp district and filled up more than 465,000 net sf of exhibit space at the San Diego Convention Center. ...
Las Vegas, NV – Chuck Grouzard has been promoted to executive vice president of U.S. sales for Global Experience Specialists (GES) as part of a restructuring of the exhibition sales department. Grouzard will oversee current accounts, develop new business, and manage sales training and industry participation. ...
Oceanside, CA –  Convention centers worldwide continue to grow in number, size, technology, and other offerings, according to the just-released 2015 edition of the Trade Show Executive World’s Top Convention Centers (WTCC) directory, which lists a total of 604 convention centers. The fastest-growing region is the Asia-Pacific market, which grew 15% to nearly 41 million square feet (sf) of prime exhibit space. China leads the way in this region with 34 facilities, while Australia offers a dozen centers now, with a handful in the works for future business. North America still boasts the lion’s share of convention centers with 52% (314) of the world’s total, while the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region now has 15% of the total with 90 centers, the WTCC found.   ...
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