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  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores OK’d a 3-year deal with CompuSystems for registration at their meeting and Total Store Expo.
  • Quebec-based ExpoPromotion has sold Montreal Home Expo and Montreal Fall Home Expo to Cleveland-based home show producer Marketplace Events.
  • Access Intelligence will launch Global Esports Business Summit for the esports industry Oct. 1-3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Renovation of the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center’s lobby, ballroom, and meeting space is scheduled for completion this summer.
  • UBM has acquired Grupo CanalEnergia, an organizer of events in the Brazilian renewable energy sector.
  • The grand opening of the new downtown Omni Louisville Hotel next to the Kentucky International Convention Center was March 6.
  • The grand opening of the Fairmont Austin was March 5. It has 140,000 sf of event space, and direct access to the Austin Convention Center.
  • A new Industry Insight Series Report from CEIR is a practical guide to integrating effective engagement tactics in exhibit booth design.
  • Freeman was named an approved partner for all Mobile World Congress events globally as part of a 3-year deal with event producer GSMA.
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August 2004
August 13, 2004

Phase II of CIC Research on Attrition Released Today; Offers  Ideas to Minimize Attrition

McLean, VA, August 13 – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) released Phase II of its Project Attrition initiative. The task force presented  a number of possible solutions to prevent or minimize attrition issues.  The report is available online at www.conventionindustry.or…
August 13, 2004

 Trade Show Hall of Famer Jerry Sanderson Dies

Chicago, August 4 - Gerald G. Sanderson, 75, an outspoken but gracious man who held leadership roles at the CCTB, IACVB, and Trade Show Bureau, passed away on August 4.  
August 13, 2004

Beyond the Headlines:  An In-Depth Look at the Shifting Landscape of  Technology  Shows

Boston, August 13 - Trade shows for the computer industry are changing and evolving as fast as the technology itself.
August 12, 2004

New,  Highly Anticipated Index of Trade Show Growth to be Released by CEIR, Leading Economists and Industry Experts at September 14th Summit

Chicago -An index that will objectively measure the growth and performance of trade shows over the past four years will be  the centerpiece of the Exhibition Industry Senior Executive Summit (EISES) on September 14, 2004 at the New Washington Convention Center in Washington,…
July 2004
July 30, 2004

Co-Founder of SmithBucklin Passes Away

Chicago, July 30 - William Erby Smith, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus of SmithBucklin Corp., died Saturday, July 24, after a brief illness.
July 30, 2004

Krakoff Retires from Advanstar

Boston, July 30 - Robert L. Krakoff  retired from his position as Chairman of Advanstar Communications July 31 but he maintains a strong connection to the firm.   Krakoff is one of the largest investors in Advanstar, which is one of the largest BtoB media companies in the na…
July 19, 2004

Trade Show Executive Wins Four More Editorial and Design Awards; Announces Other News

Torrance, CA, July 19 - Trade Show Executive magazine was awarded four APEX Awards from Communication Concepts last week. The annual competition honors editorial and design excellence, and this year drew a record 5,462 entries.
July 19, 2004

Mooney and Partners Agree to  Sell M/C Communications to Bain Capital

Boston, July 19 - M/C Communications is living up to its designation as one of Trade Show Executive magazine’s “Companies to Watch in 2004.”  All eyes are on  M/C as the news unfolds that John Mooney, Founder & CEO,  and his partners, have agreed to sell M/C to the priva…
July 13, 2004

High-Profile Show Exec Joins NYC & Company

New York City, July 13 - Tim McGuinness has joined NYC & Company, New York’s official tourism marketing organization, as Vice President of Sales & Convention Center Expansion, a newly created position.
July 1, 2004

Four Association Organizations Merge into Two in a Landmark Decision

Washington, DC - July 1 - Following yesterday’s member vote of approval, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the ASAE Foundation, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE) and the GWSAE Foundation  have merged into two independent or…