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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 2005
March 4, 2005

Edgell Becomes ‘Clothes Minded’ with Purchase of VNU’s Apparel Assets

New York, NY – Apparel magazine and its portfolio of three events, a web site and e-mail newsletter  have been sold by VNU Business Media, a division of VNU Inc., to Edgell Communications, Inc. 
March 1, 2005

Irene Sperling Promoted to VP/Associate Publisher of Trade Show Executive magazine

Torrance, CA -  Irene Sperling has been promoted to VP & Associate Publisher of Trade Show Executive magazine, announced Darlene Gudea, Publisher & Editor.
February 2005
February 17, 2005

JD Events Acquires Healthcare Event

Trumbull, CT - Seizing opportunity in the fast-paced healthcare industry, JD Events announced today that it has acquired the Symposium on Healthcare Design from IIR Exhibitions, Inc. Now in its 18th year, the next event will be held in September in Atlanta.
February 15, 2005

Deborah Sexton Resigns as Prez of Chicago CVB; Will Take the Reins of  PCMA

Chicago, IL – Deborah Sexton is leaving one of the nation’s largest convention bureaus to  head up one of the industry’s most prominent associations. Sexton will head up PCMA as its President and CEO on or before March 15, announced Gregg Talley, PCMA Chairman and President …
February 8, 2005

Krakoff to Build New Media Company With a Potential War Chest of $8.5 Billion

Boston, MA - Robert Krakoff and his company, Blantyre Partners, have announced a collaboration with The Blackstone Group, a media and communications investor.
February 8, 2005

A Life of Luxury for Liz Hitchcock

New York, NY -  Liz Hitchcock  has joined  Advanstar Communications as Show Director for  the Luxury Travel Expo. Hitchcock has a 20-year background in show management, including positions at  Key3Media Group, CMP Media and Reed Exhibition Companies. 
February 6, 2005

Lessons from  Super Bowl XL, February 5, 2006 in Detroit

Detroit - On November 1, 2000, the NFL awarded Super Bowl XL to Detroit. The Motor City was suddenly in the spotlight, on the world’s largest stage.
February 3, 2005

History Is Uncovered as The National Trade Centre Expands

Toronto, ON – An archaeological excavation is underway to map the locations of historical objects and buildings on the expansion site of The National Trade Centre in Toronto. This excavation and mapping process was a planned step in the expansion of the facility, whose footp…
February 2, 2005

Convention Centers  – Is New Space Outpacing Event Growth?

Torrance, CA - If you build it, they will come. For years this has been a mantra put forth by dozens of feasibility studies conducted for cities seeking to build new convention facilities or expand those they already have.
February 1, 2005

OCCC and Universal Orlando Partner to Provide Off-Site Event Services

Orlando, FL — Show organizers, meeting planners and exhibitors heading to Orlando now have a convenient citywide event planning resource through the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).