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  • Emerald Expositions says it has ruled out extending Outdoor Retailer’s long relationship with Salt Lake City past 2018.
  • Exhibitors have been urging a boycott of Utah over its public land policies. Emerald says Interbike won’t be moving to Salt Lake either.
  • Europe’s Comexposium and Haymarket Media Group are teaming up to jointly produce Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus shows in the U.K.
  • Comexposium organizes SIMA, a bi-annual show in Paris for Europe’s agriculture sector. Comexposim says Cereals shows good growth potential.
  • Questex expects more than 65,000 attendees at the 100th edition of the International Beauty Show New York on March 12-14 at Javits Center.
  • IBS New York set a show record 65,200 attendees in 2016. The centennial will feature an opening-night party at a Midtown Manhattan venue.
  • SmithBucklin was chosen to provide management services to the Convention Industry Council. Karen Kotowski will remain CIC’s CEO.
  • SmithBucklin will help CIC manage its growing membership and range of programs. CIC will also move to a new address in Washington April 1
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Washington – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has retained SmithBucklin to provide management services as the CIC expands its membership and educational offerings. SmithBucklin will provide a full range of services to CIC, including assisting with the move of CIC’s headquarters staff into new digs in downtown Washington. ...
Louisville, Ky. – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Louisville will be the host city for the 2020 edition of Expo! Expo! It will be the first time that Louisville has hosted Expo! Expo!, the trade show industry gathering that brings together a mix of show organizers, meeting planners and suppliers. ...
Louisville, Ky. – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is working on a deal that would involve them in the management of the nation’s largest farm equipment show beginning next year. AEM President Dennis Slater was in Louisville February 15 for the opening of the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) where he signed a letter of intent that will lead to a partnership with the Kentucky State Fair Board (KSFB), the owners of the event. ...
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The roster of the fastest-growing trade shows held in 2016 has been finalized and will be saluted this spring at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Chicago. A total of 87 exhibitions make up the Fastest 50 Class of 2017, which is comprised of the shows that had the highest levels of growth in exhibit space, number of exhibitors and attendance in 2016.  ...
Los Angeles – The rapid evolution of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took another step with the announcement that the high-profile video game trade show would open its doors to the public. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) said February 7 it would sell 15,000 tickets to the public for the June 14-17 show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.   ...
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Emerald Expositions confirmed in February that Outdoor Retailer could be moved from Salt Lake City, and that show organizers were exploring their venue options. Emerald did not reveal any potential new homes for Outdoor Retailer that might be under consideration, but media reports have pointed to Denver as a likely frontrunner. ...
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Eric Lisman has been named Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Emerald Expositions, LLC and will take the lead in Emerald’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate business development activities. ...
Xiamen, China -- The southern Chinese city of Xiamen now has a new Hyatt Regency hotel serving its convention center. It is the first Hyatt Regency in the city and is part of an extensive commercial development that also includes an office tower and retail space. ...
Las Vegas -- The $1.9 billion plan to build a new football stadium in Las Vegas for the NFL’s current Oakland Raiders took a backward step this week when Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson said he was pulling out of the deal. Adelson had previously committed to providing $650 million toward the project. Yesterday, Goldman Sachs also said it would remove itself from any involvement in the project.  ...
Fairfax, Va. – A team of exhibitions industry veterans joined by a professional educator have launched a consulting firm aimed at increasing the revenues and the knowledge base of trade show organizers. Event Advisory Group LLC (EAG) launched this Winter in suburban Washington. The original partnership of Mike Muldoon, Ray Luca and Courtney Nazareno was quickly joined by Karen Vogel and Rick Dobson. “Adding new partners Karen Vogel and Rick Dobson to the team rounded out the extensive event experience of the group, which includes event and revenue growth strategies, branding, marketing, sales, operations, and technologies,” said Muldoon. ...
Portland, Maine – The AEC-ST conference brand is being relaunched with two events in Washington DC and Anaheim under a partnership between AEC Science & Technology and Diversified Communications. ...
Washington, D.C. -- The Executive Orders signed by President Donald Trump late last Friday created uncertainty and confusion for refugees but also for many travelers with visas and green cards who found themselves in the middle of a transition to new travel policies. The sudden change in policy created chaos at U.S. airports and left even Customs officials scrambling to sort out the details of how to implement the ban—especially for those with valid green cards. Several airlines ended up issuing travel waivers for flyers impacted by the ban and assisted passengers in rebooking flights or obtaining refunds. ...
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