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  • Charlotte is moving forward with plans to renovate and add new meeting space to the city’s convention center. Work begins in 2019.
  • The $110 million project includes new pre-function space and 26,000 sf of meeting space. A new skyway will connect to the Westin hotel.
  • Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Luxperience, an Australian hosted buyer event focused on luxury travel.
  • It is one of Diversified’s first forays into the hosted buyer segment. The move is expected to complement the company’s
  • British Tourism & Travel brand.
  • Hong Kong’s exhibition industry urged support for an expansion of the city’s convention center. The HKECIA said it will meet future demand.
  • The proposal would raze three buildings near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and add about 23,000 sm of connected space.
  • @BluePay will handle credit card and ACH processing for IAEE members, resulting in increased security and lower processing fees.
  • The deal will increase security and lower processing fees for IAEE members. @BluePay will be present at Expo! Expo! to answer any questions.
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November 2016
November 22, 2016

Germany’s MEDICA 2016 Sets Exhibitor Mark

Dusseldorf, Germany– More than 5,000 exhibitors combined to set a new show record at this month’s MEDICA 2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany.The exhibitor roster totaled 5,289 companies, including 413 from the U.S., and filled 19 exhibit halls. The co-located COMPAMED drew another 7…
November 21, 2016

TSE Launching Monthly Marketing Column

Chicago – The always-dynamic marketing side of trade shows is undergoing massive changes, and Trade Show Executive (TSE) is launching a new column devoted to this fluid and freewheeling topic. A “News You Can Use”  column will debut in the January issue of TSE as a co-operat…
November 17, 2016

Emerald Expositions Buys RFID Journal Live!

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.—Emerald Expositions has purchased RFID Journal Live! Conference & Expo from RFID Journal LLC for an undisclosed price. The deal, which was announced Wednesday, also includes RFID Journal's news website and RFID Connect social-media site. In ad…
November 17, 2016

UFI Releases Report on Exhibition Industry Visitors

Paris—UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has partnered with research specialist Explori that focuses on visitors of exhibitions around the globe. The Atlanta-based Society of Independent Show Organizers USA (SISO) supports the report, which is a comprehe…
November 17, 2016

Feathr Wins Technology Award

Gainesville, Fla.—Feathr, the event marketing-cloud company, won the 2016 UFI Technology Award, which was presented at UFI's 83rd Global Congress. Feathr helps organizers make the most of digital marketing—particularly online advertising—to boost attendance and engagement an…
November 14, 2016

Simon Foster, UBM’s Europe CEO, Steps Down

London – Simon Foster, CEO of UBM’s European operations, is stepping down immediately to pursue a new opportunity, it was announced November 14. Foster was the London-based CEO of UBM EMEA and also led the integration of Advanstar Communications as the interim head of UBM Am…
November 14, 2016

Expo! Expo! Panel Focuses on Shades of Green

Anaheim, Calif.—One of the authors of the annual Green Venue Report, which spotlights the state of sustainability at convention centers worldwide, will take part in a discussion of this dynamic topic during a key session at next month’s Expo! Expo! Amanda Simons, Sustainable…
November 14, 2016

Print World Trade Show Stops the Presses a Week before Opening

Toronto—The organizers of Print World Trade Show announced the cancellation of this Fall’s exhibition in Toronto just eight days before it was to take place.There was no announcement about rescheduling the November 19-21 show at Enercare Centre. “Due to many unfortunate circ…
November 11, 2016

PCMA Launches New Digital Program

Chicago—The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) launched a Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to capitalize on evolving technologies and address the needs of next gen attendees seeking improved digital environments. The Institute offers a new take on the gr…
November 11, 2016

Shepard Announces Management Reorganization

ATLANTA—Steve Basch, Shepard Vice President  of Finance, will be promoted to CEO Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Carl Mitchell who will become the company's Executive Chairman.  The move positions Shepard for long-term growth. Mitchell, who purchased Shepard in 1982, and has since …