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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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May 2007
May 9, 2007

Canon Communications Acquires Four Manufacturing Shows in the U.K.

Los Angeles, CA – Canon Communications continued its  expansion across the pond with the acquisition of four manufacturing technology events from U.K.-based Trident Exhibitions Ltd.   The shows include  IPOT, Machine Vision & Displays Technology, Machine Building, Drives…
May 8, 2007

STP Acquires Two Home Shows from dmg world media

San Antonio, TX - Show Technology Productions acquired the Scottsdale Spring Home & Garden Show and the Phoenix Home Improvement & Garden Show from dmg world media on May 8.
May 8, 2007

Budget, Timeline and Design Approved for Las Vegas Convention Center  Makeover;  LVCVA Takes Stand Against Room-Tax Hike

Las Vegas, NV – The design, timeline and budget for the first full-facility makeover of the nearly 50-year old Las Vegas Convention Center was approved on  May 8th  by the board of directors of the  Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA). 
May 4, 2007

Hardware Show VP Rob Cappiello Leaves Reed to Create Event Division at ICD Publications

East Setauket, NY - Rob Cappiello has left Reed Exhibitions.  Cappiello, former industry VP of the National Hardware Show which opened yesterday in Orlando, has joined ICD Publications as VP of its newly created conferences and special events segment.
April 2007
April 23, 2007

Trade Show Bomb Scare at I-X Center in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH – A forgotten suitcase caused a bomb scare Monday that closed down the east entrance to the International Exposition Center (I-X Center) in Cleveland for nearly an hour during the opening day of the NA 2008 trade show.
April 5, 2007

John Mooney Receives Inaugural Krakoff Leadership Award at SISO’s CEO Summit

St. Petersburg, FL - The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) awarded the Robert L. Krakoff SISO Leadership Award to John Mooney, partner in 3 Deep Media, LLC and past principal of M|C Communications.
April 3, 2007

Exhibition Industry Foundation Develops New Award in the Name of  Robert Krakoff

Dallas, TX - The Exhibition Industry Foundation (EIF) today announced the creation of The Robert Krakoff Award to help develop future leaders for  the exhibition industry. EIF chairman Lawson Hockman, CEM, said, "The recent and untimely passing of Bob Krakoff has left a void…
April 3, 2007

Strike in San Francisco’s  Bay Area Averted  with Contract Extended to May 1

San Francisco, CA – The threat of a strike by the Sign, Display and Allied Crafts Union Local 510 in the Bay area was averted when the current contract was extended until May 1.
April 2, 2007

CEIR Uses PCMA Grant to Explore Exhibitor Retention

Dallas, TX - The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) was awarded a $75,000 grant to fund a pair of studies into methods of measuring the rate-of-return that exhibitors achieve through trade shows and other events.
April 2, 2007

Around the Exposition World in Three Days

Barcelona, Spain – More than 80 delegates, speakers and sponsors gathered at the fashionable Hilton Diagonal Mar Hotel and the adjacent Barcelona International Convention Center January 24-26 for the Fifth Annual International CEO Forum.