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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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April 2007
April 2, 2007

IAEE Webinar on April 26 to Focus on Exhibitor Advisory Committees

Dallas, TX - Making the best use of Exhibitor Advisory Committees (EACs) is the topic of a Webinar to be presented April 26 by the International Association of Exhibitions & Events
April 1, 2007

Canada Reverses Course on Tax Rebate Decision

Ottawa, ON, Canada  - After extensive lobbying by Canada’s tourism industry, the Canadian government announced plans to reverse its decision to end the Visitor Rebate Program for goods and services taxes (GST). The program enabled trade shows, conventions and tourists to rec…
March 2007
March 29, 2007

Jimmie Fore Retires from New Orleans CC

New Orleans - Jimmie D. Fore will step down April 1 as president/general manager of the Ernest Morial Convention Center of New Orleans and executive vice president of the New Orleans Exhibition Hall  Authority. 
March 29, 2007

Investor Group Led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson to Acquire Advanstar  for $1.15 Billion

New York and Woodland Hills, CA - Veronis Suhler Stevenson  today signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanstar Communications, Inc. from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III LP for $1.15 billion.  Advanstar is best known for MAGIC, its market-leading apparel shows.
March 29, 2007

Exhibition Industry Grows 4.8% in 2006

Dallas - According to the fourth annual CEIR Index, the exhibition industry grew 4.8% in 2006 over 2005 levels, just slightly below the 5.8% annual gain posted in 2005. Morever, the exhibition industry achieved the fourth consecutive year of industry growth and surpassed the…
March 23, 2007

Nielsen’s Bob Krakoff Dies Unexpectedly March 23

New York, NY -- The trade show industry is grieving over the sudden loss of  one of its pre-eminent leaders. Nielsen Business Media President and CEO Robert L. Krakoff died March 23 of an apparent heart attack.
March 19, 2007

Nussbaum Teams up with ABRY to Launch B-to-B Media Firm

Boston - Private equity firm ABRY Partners and Sundance Business Enterprises, a wholly owned subsidiary formed by David Nussbaum, former CEO of Penton Media, have joined forces to invest in B-to-B media companies and vertically focused online companies. 
March 19, 2007

Canada Set to Eliminate 6% Tax Rebate for Expositions

Ottawa, ON, Canada - A proposal to end Canada's Visitor Rebate Program for its Goods and Services Tax (GST) was set to take effect Apr. 1. The proposal was part of the spending restraint measures announced by the Canadian government on Sept. 25, 2006.
March 19, 2007

Interim General Manager Expected to Land Los Angeles Convention Center’s Top Job

Los Angeles, CA – Pouria Abbassi, who is serving as interim general manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center, was named to the job on a permanent basis by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on March 19.
March 16, 2007

N.Y. Gov Seeks Expansion of the Expansion

New York, NY – Trade show organizers who were disappointed at the scope of the ongoing expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center found an ally in New York’s new governor, who called for the project to be redesigned to add even more square footage.