This Just In
  • SMG has been acquired by private equity firm Onex Corporation for an undisclosed sum. Onex says its acquisition of
  • SMG Holdings Inc. will close in early 2018. SMG manages 240 venues, including many of the major convention centers in the U.S.
  • Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, to debut Dec. 15 with first client event scheduled for Jan. 20, 2018. …
  • Three other events — Brides 2018, the Halifax Business Awards and the Franchise Expo —
  • also are booked for early 2018. … In all, the new facility already has 90 events on the books for 2018
  • Dan Lincoln will retire as President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau at the end of the year. He spent 11 years on
  • the job. COO Mike Laatsch will be interim CEO while a nationwide search for Lincoln’s successor takes place.
  • Shepard has acquired McCune Audio-Video-Lighting in a move to bolster Shepard’s presence in the western U.S. market. McCune has California
  • operations in Anaheim, Monterey and San Francisco and will be absorbed by Shepard’s AV department.

CEIR’s Exhibition Industry Summit is Tomorrow at 11:00 in Washington, DC

Trade Show Executive
September 12, 2005
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Join the industry’s leading experts tomorrow, September 13th for a dynamic half-day summit and the unveiling of the latest  CEIR Exhibition Industry Index, the industry’s foremost benchmark of exhibition performance. 

See why experts are calling 2004 the year of the turnaround and 2005 a year of growth. Learn how the industry has performed overall and in 11 industry sectors. Compare your show’s growth against industry benchmarks. Industry experts will share their thoughts on what lies ahead for the exhibition industry in 2006. You’ll also be the first to hear the latest trends as the Convention Industry Council releases its study on the Economic Impact of Meetings, Exhibitions and Incentive Travel.

Join the industry ’s leading experts from associations, show management, research, investment banking and the media as well as three of the nation’s top economists to gain access the data you need to get ready for 2006.

Drive in or fly in for this half-day event which begins with a press conference at 11:00 at the Washington DC Convention Center.

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