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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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Industry News Archive

August 2010
August 26, 2010

SMG to Take Over Management of Detroit’s Cobo Center

Detroit, MI – The new agency overseeing Cobo Center has voted to turn over management of the Detroit landmark to SMG. The pending deal with SMG is part of a turnaround for the building that will keep the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as its prime tenant and …
August 26, 2010

All Eyes on IMTS Show Opening in Three Weeks

Chicago, IL - The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) gets its first look at both the new labor scheme at McCormick Place and that recession that everyone has been talking about when it opens its doors next month.
August 26, 2010

SMG to Take Over Management of Detroit’s Cobo Center

Detroit, MI – The new agency overseeing Cobo Center has voted to turn over management of the Detroit landmark to SMG. The pending deal with SMG is part of a turnaround for the building that will keep the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as its prime tenant and …
August 26, 2010

All Eyes on IMTS Show Opening in Three Weeks

Chicago, IL - The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) gets its first look at both the new labor scheme at McCormick Place and that recession that everyone has been talking about when it opens its doors next month.
August 24, 2010

Trade Show Strength Gaining Momentum? TSE Dashboard Reveals  Back-to-Back Increases in Exhibit Space and Attendance

Oceanside, CA – The size of the crowd and the show floor at trade shows grew for the second consecutive month in July, a welcome sign that exhibitions were making some steady headway out of the recession.
August 24, 2010

Trade Show Strength Gaining Momentum? TSE Dashboard Reveals  Back-to-Back Increases in Exhibit Space and Attendance

Oceanside, CA – The size of the crowd and the show floor at trade shows grew for the second consecutive month in July, a welcome sign that exhibitions were making some steady headway out of the recession.
August 16, 2010

SISO Calls Service Exclusives Anticompetitive

Boston, MA – Exclusive services offered by convention centers are bad for business and potentially illegal under U.S. antitrust law, the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) said in a statement released by the board August 16.
August 16, 2010

New Creative Director Joins TSE

Oceanside, CA -- Trade Show Executive (TSE) has announced that Jennifer Rzepka has joined the company as creative director. Rzepka, a native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, will oversee all aspects of the layout, production and creative direction of TSE…
August 16, 2010


IMTS Commits to Three More Shows at McCormick Place

Chicago, IL – The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) has committed to holding three more of its massive machinery trade shows inside the now-friendlier confines of Chicago’s McCormick Place.
August 16, 2010

IAAPA Attractions Expo Commits to Orlando through 2019

Orlando, FL – The amusement and theme park industry will convene in Orlando through 2019 under a new 10-year agreement to hold the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ IAAPA Attractions Expo at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).