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  • NFL approves Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas by 2020. Financing for new 65,000-seat stadium includes $750 million in public money backed b
  • Lippman Connects and AMR International are launching an industry conference on data strategy. Transform debuts July 20 in Washington.
  • Transform complements AMR’s Data and Digital Event Strategy in London. Speakers are from inside and outside the exhibitions industry.
  • Detroit’s Cobo Center receives ASTM Venue Standard recertification, having first received certification in 2015.
  • Host to this year’s Sustainable Brands Conference, Cobo Center was the 9th facility in 2015 to receive ASTM Venue Standard certification.
  • Convention Data Services broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in mid-March. The approximate 30,000-sf building opens in Q1 2018.
  • The new digs are next to the current CDS HQ in Bourne, Mass. The construction will accommodate the company’s growth and create new jobs.
  • China’s Shenyang New World EXPO opened March 1, hosting 2 exhibitions in its first month of operation, with a third to be held 23-25 March.
  • To date, the largest event was a dental equipment and oral health exhibition, open 16-19 March, which drew more than 39,000 attendees.
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January 2013
January 25, 2013

Reed Postpones Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show; NSSF Considers Options Regarding Management of SHOT Show

Harrisburg, PA – Amid a firestorm of controversy surrounding a decision to limit the sale and display of modern sporting rifles (MSRs), Reed Exhibitions has decided to postpone the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show (ESS), which had been scheduled for February 2-10 at the Penns…
January 25, 2013

Outdoor Retailer to Remain in Salt Lake City Through 2016

Salt Lake City, UT – Nielsen Expositions will keep its Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer and Winter Markets in its long-running home in Salt Lake City through 2016 even though the growing shows have been pushing the limits of the city’s hotel and exhibit capacity.
January 25, 2013

United Service Companies Names David Giamichael New COO, D’Angelo Promoted to Senior VP

Chicago, IL – David Giamichael, a long-time executive in facility management services, was named chief operating officer of United Service Companies, and Anthony D’Angelo, a former executive with the FBI and Joint Terrorism Force, has been promoted to senior vice president &…
January 25, 2013

IAEE to Sponsor TSE’s Gold 100 and Fastest 50 Award Events

Dallas, TX – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has joined the ranks of prominent industry associations sponsoring Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 and Fastest 50 awards.
January 23, 2013

Greater Phoenix CVB Promotes Mooney to Executive Vice President

Phoenix, AZ - The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau has promoted Michael Mooney to executive vice president.  He has been with the bureau since 1997 and continued to move up in the ranks, from director of information technology, to chief financial officer, to …
January 23, 2013

Advanstar Finalizes ENK Acquisition; Names Eric Lisman CEO of New Property

New York, NY – Advanstar’s high-profile acquisition of fashion exhibition organizer ENK International LLC was finalized this month and Advanstar veteran Eric Lisman has been elevated to CEO of ENK.
January 23, 2013

CEIR Report Stresses Exhibitors’ Need for Audience Data

Dallas, TX – Exhibitors have long insisted on quantifying their return on investment (ROI) to prove the value of a trade show, but a new study by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) proposes the conventional wisdom on ROI – and return on objectives (ROO) -- mi…
January 23, 2013

PCMA’s Annual Meeting Tests New Ideas and New Formats

Orlando, FL – The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders 2013, which was held January 13-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, featured a variety of new ideas and new formats centered around this year’s theme: “Design, Inn…
January 23, 2013

Reed Bans Modern Tactical Rifles at Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show; Deals with Industry Backlash

Harrisburg, PA – Following last week’s announcement that exhibitors will not be permitted to show or sell modern tactical rifles at the upcoming Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show (ESS), Reed Exhibitions has been the target of an intense social media campaign asking attendees…
January 22, 2013

IWF Announces Executive Management Changes; Partnership with ISFA

Atlanta, GA – Four months after Patrick LaFramboise announced his retirement as president and CEO, the International Woodworking Fair, LLC has made several executive management changes. Replacing LaFramboise is Kevin Holtzclaw, who has been promoted to president and CEO.  Ji…