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  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
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March 2015
March 4, 2015

Silicon Valley CVB Head Steve Van Dorn Resigning March 31

Santa Clara, CA – The Santa Clara Convention & Visitors Bureau launched a search for a new leader after Steve Van Dorn announced he would resign as president and CEO of the Bay Area organization this Spring. Van Dorn will leave office March 31 and will also step down as …
March 4, 2015

Emerald Acquires Healthcare and Pizza Shows

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Emerald Expositions LLC announced two separate acquisitions that beefed up the company’s design group portfolio. One acquisition was the International Pizza Expo and the supporting publication Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications Group. The oth…
March 3, 2015

Dock Dispute Ends But Freight Backlog Continues

Oceanside, CA – Union longshoremen on the U.S. West Coast ended their weeks-long slowdown, but the new tentative contract with the shipping industry did not mean that international trade show freight immediately began flowing freely off the docks.
February 2015
February 27, 2015

Housewares Show’s Mia Rampersad to Retire This Year; Tiritilli to Succeed Her

Rosemont, IL – Mia Rampersad, manager of the annual International Home + Housewares Show for the past 24 years, is expected to announce she is stepping down as vice president, trade show, of the International Housewares Association (IHA). With a week to go before opening day…
February 26, 2015

DMAI to Host More Than 1,100 at Destinations Showcase

Washington, DC – Roughly 135 of the leading trade show and meeting destinations in the U.S. will be meeting with representatives of the exhibitions industry during Destinations Showcase on March 25 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. An estimated…
February 26, 2015

John Ecke Moves from UBM Tech to Penton’s Ag Group

New York, NY – Penton hired former UBM Tech vice president John Ecke as vice president, digital products, for its Agriculture Group. Ecke will remain in New York City and be in charge of digital sales and product development for the group. The Agriculture Group includes The…
February 26, 2015

MPI Names Michael Woody as its New COO

Dallas, TX – Michael Woody will join Meeting Professionals International (MPI) in March as chief operations officer. Woody is currently assistant executive director of the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau in suburban Dallas. He will step into his new position March …
February 20, 2015

Sanderson to Succeed Henry Givray as President, CEO of SmithBucklin Next Year

Chicago, IL – Henry Givray will give up his duties as president and CEO of SmithBucklin at the end of the year, the association management firm announced February 19. Matt Sanderson, who is currently executive vice president, will take the reigns as president and CEO, effect…
February 20, 2015

Hot Off the TSE News Ticker for February

Attendance at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville jumped by 16,000 and totaled 310,589, the second-largest crowd in show history.  The Feb. 11-14 show also drew more than 850 exhibitors and filled the sprawling Kentucky Exposition Center...
February 20, 2015

French Organizer Comexposium Acquires Mobile Media Summit Brand

Los Angeles, CA – Comexposium Group has acquired Mobile Media, LLC, the Los Angeles organizer of the Mobile Media Summit conference portfolio.“This rapidly growing industry is integral to the group’s international development strategy and represents a portfolio of leading ev…