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  • The 2017 American International Motorcycle Expo will be held in Columbus, OH. This year’s show takes place in Orlando October 13-16.
  • Show organizers say Columbus is close to a large number of attendees and major cities. The show is expected to draw nearly 20,000 visitors.
  • The IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando is nearly sold out. All indoor space is contracted and only a small amount of outdoor space is left.
  • The show takes place Nov. 14-18 and will span 550,000 nsf of exhibit space. More than 1,000 exhibitors & 30,000 attendees are expected.
  • Broward County officials formally accepted a proposal for an expansion of the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center and an 800-room hotel.
  • Design and financing details of the project are still being worked out. The target date for completion is 2020.
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Carlsbad, CA - CES, produced by the Consumer Technology Association, was named the “Largest Trade Show of 2015,” and Cosmoprof North America, produced by North American Beauty Events LLC, was honored as “The Greatest Show of 2015” at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Spa & Golf Club. The Gold 100 annually salutes the largest and most accomplished trade shows of year, and this year’s event held September 21-23 drew a large crowd of show organizers for the celebration and a full schedule of educational sessions and networking opportunities.  ...
Chicago, IL – The Medical Fair Asia 2016, organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, announced that the 11th biennial show set records for the number of exhibitors and attendees at its most recent event in Singapore. The show, which includes hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical and rehabilitation equipment and supplies, was staged in Singapore Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the new Sands Expo and Convention Center/Marina Bay Sands. Messe Düsseldorf Asia, a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf Germany, has organized the Medical Fair since 1995. The event, which was co-located with Medical Manufacturing Asia for the third time, drew 12,000 attendees, 40% of whom came from abroad. In addition, there were 830 exhibitors from 40 countries at this year’s event. The event was 30% larger than the previous edition in 2014. Seventeen countries also showcased their own abilities to host medical events through country pavilions, including the US. ...
Paris, France – UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, today named Singex Exhibitions Ventures Pte. Ltd., which is based in Singapore, the winner of the 2016 UFI Marketing Award. Singex Exhibitions, also known as SingEx, was named winner for its marketing  of loT Asia, which has grown to become Asia's top event for latest developments in the Internet of Things. ...
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New York, NY – Just two years after launching LeftField Media LLC, owner and President Greg Topalian announced the launch of Anime NYC to be staged at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City November 17-19, 2017. The convention will focus on anime, manga and Japanese pop culture and will fill an East Coast gap in the extensive anime convention calendar, potentially bringing as many as 100,000 attendees to New York City. ...
Dallas, TX—The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced on Monday that it is providing exhibitors with a new tool to sharpen their event performance. The new tool, CEIR Index Event Performance Analyzer (IEPA), enables exhibitors to determine how their exhibition is performing against CEIR Index metrics. The metrics measure net square feet, the number of exhibitors, professional attendance and revenue. The IEPA also compares the exhibition relative to the overall performance by industry sector and the entire exhibition industry. ...
Nashville, TN - All Show Services announced that it has purchased the Home Decorating and Remodeling Show in Nashville, TN, the state’s largest home show, for an undisclosed price. “Acquiring the Home Decorating and Remodeling Show is a wonderful addition to our portfolio of shows,” says Eric Udler, President of All Show Services, which is based in Rockville, MD. “Our team has a long history of producing shows and we intend to grow this event into one of the premier home shows in the country.”  ...
Carlsbad, CA – Change seems to be coming more quickly in the exhibitions industry, and not just in terms of technology. The Trade Show Executive (TSE) Awards & Summit once again presents a stellar lineup of industry leaders who will probe today’s unique issues as they come to the forefront. The Gold 100 annually salutes the largest and best-run trade shows of the previous year while also producing a full day of discussions on the current state of the industry and predictions on where things are headed in the coming years. Who’s speaking and who’s planning on attending?  ...
London, England - Britain’s Informa will acquire US-based Penton from its private equity owners MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co. in a deal worth $1.56 Billion. The transaction, which is subject to approval by Informa shareholders and customary regulatory and closing conditions, is expected to close in the Fourth Quarter of 2016. The acquisition of Penton is the second blockbuster move Informa made in the US trade show industry recently. The first was its 2014 acquisition of Hanley Wood Exhibitions. ...
Chicago, IL – Trade Show Executive’s Global Connect, which debuts next July in Las Vegas, announced that the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB) signed on as the event’s Title Partner and the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) is the event’s first Signature Partner. The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) signed on earlier in the year as Global Connect’s Exclusive Strategic Partner. Global Connect, the first event of its kind in the US, is an invitation-only event designed to bring together pre-qualified US organizers interested in expanding their events globally with the leading exhibition centers around the world. This hosted buyer event offers two and a half days of face-to-face meetings and networking in a relaxed resort setting away from outside distractions. ...
Indianapolis, IN - The furor over North Carolina’s Public Facilities & Security Act (known as HB2 or “the bathroom bill”) that took effect last April was reignited when the NCAA yesterday announced it will relocate seven championship events that were set for North Carolina in the 2016-2017 academic year. The events include Division I, II and III contests in soccer, basketball, golf, tennis, lacrosse and baseball that were scheduled for Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Charlotte, Greensboro and Greenville in early 2017. The passage of HB2 — and its provision that individuals must use the bathroom of the gender indicated on their birth certificates — invalidated a Charlotte ordinance that banned such discrimination. And that could be a problem for any event, including trade shows and business events. ...
New York, New York – Bartizan Connects LLC and Core-apps LLC announced they have formed a strategic partnership to offer comprehensive functionality to customers, but that is just the beginning. Bartizan and Core-apps will offer each others' products and services with plans for future technical integration, officials of both companies say in a statement. ...
Dallas, TX – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced Monday that it has received the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification, the first in its industry to do so on a global scale. "Environmental and social responsibility has always been the heart of Freeman and guides our business," said Jeff Chase, Vice President of Sustainability for Freeman, which is based in Dallas.  ...
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