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  • Freeman takes a giant step into the burgeoning realm of augmented reality and virtual reality with its acquisition of San Francisco-based
  • Helios Interactive.
  • Charlotte is moving forward with plans to renovate and add new meeting space to the city’s convention center. Work begins in 2019.
  • The $110 million project includes new pre-function space and 26,000 sf of meeting space. A new skyway will connect to the Westin hotel.
  • Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Luxperience, an Australian hosted buyer event focused on luxury travel.
  • It is one of Diversified’s first forays into the hosted buyer segment. The move is expected to complement the company’s
  • British Tourism & Travel brand.
  • Hong Kong’s exhibition industry urged support for an expansion of the city’s convention center. The HKECIA said it will meet future demand.
  • The proposal would raze three buildings near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and add about 23,000 sm of connected space.
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September 2016
September 13, 2016

Fern is Expected to Grow with KiwiLive Investment

Cincinnati, OH – Fern Exposition & Event Services, a Cincinnati-based national service contractor serving more than 1,000 expositions and events held annually throughout the United States and Canada, announced today that it has made a strategic investment in KiwiLive, a …
September 13, 2016

Shepard Makes a Splash with Aquarian Purchase

Atlanta, GA – Shepard, a nationwide general-service contractor that offers a full array of event production services for trade shows, conferences, corporate events, and exhibits, announced on Monday that it has purchased Aquarian, producer and manager of large-scale events, …
September 9, 2016

ASAE Pushes Back Against Controversial Laws with Force Majeure Contract Clause

Salt Lake City, UT —The board of directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) unanimously approved new diversity and inclusion initiatives at the group’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City in July. Those initiatives include a new anti-discrimination claus…
September 9, 2016

Lodging Industry Wants to Slam the Door on Fraud

Washington, DC — The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), which represents the 1.8 million-employee lodging industry, on Friday commended two US Senators for urging the federal government to investigate the growing issue of deceptive online booking practices i…
September 9, 2016

Dan Corcoran Promoted to COO of Corcoran Expositions

Chicago, IL – Dan Corcoran was named Chief Operating Officer of Corcoran Expositions, Inc. and will continue as the head of the company’s sales team. Corcoran joined the family-owned firm in 2009 and was named Sales Director in 2011. Corcoran’s promotion gives him oversight …
September 9, 2016

Move of TSE Headquarters to Chicago Completed

Oceanside, CA – Trade Show Executive (TSE) has shifted its headquarters to Chicago, the home base of its corporate parent, United Service Companies, at 1550 South Indiana Ave.  Staff members based at TSE’s former headquarters in Southern California will work out of their hom…
September 9, 2016

UFI Congress to Accommodate Special Interests

Shanghai, China – Attendees at the 83rd UFI Congress this Fall will be able to hone in on their particular areas of interest more easily by selecting from a menu of sessions and educational tracks. The November 9-12 conference in Shanghai features session tracks on operation…
September 9, 2016

Messe Frankfurt North American to Launch Avanprint USA in 2017

New York, NY – Messe Frankfurt North America has announced the launch of Avanprint USA, a show that will bring innovative digital printing concepts to the fashion design industry when it debuts in conjunction with the Summer 2017 Texworld USA at the Javits Center in New York…
August 2016
August 26, 2016

Convention Center in Baton Rouge Houses Victims Displaced by Historic Flooding

Baton Rouge, LA – The flooding in Louisiana – which left 13 people dead and 60,000 homes damaged in and around Baton Rouge -- is being called the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. There were no events at the convention center but two events sch…
August 26, 2016

Emerald Expositions Launches Two Shows; Announces Partnership

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Emerald Expositions has announced the launch of two trade shows scheduled for 2017 and a strategic partnership with the PROSPER Show, which will be co-located with ASD Market Week in March 2017.  Emerald will launch the Pizza & Pasta Northeast s…