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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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November 2004
November 2, 2004

They Needed the Venue So Much They Bought it

London - A consortium of partners, led by global trade show organizer Montgomery, announced today the purchase of  Expo Center NASREC in Johannesburg, South Africa, nearly four years after it went into liquidation.
October 2004
October 27, 2004

Disney Announces Free  Exhibitor Concierge Service

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Exhibitors who exhibit at any trade show held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort can take advantage of Disney’s world-renowned creative services including event management, audio visual, food & beverage, photography and floral – for free. 
October 27, 2004

Jim Pickering Leaves Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas – Jim Pickering, General Manager of the Las Vegas Convention Center, has retired after 21 years, effective October 15. Craig Rowley, Director of Materials Management will step into the role of Interim General Manager until a search for a new general manager is comp…
October 27, 2004

NTP Acquires TS2  - The Trade Show about Trade Shows

Chicago, IL -  The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA)  announced today that it has sold its TS2 – The Trade Show About Trade Shows to National Trade Productions (NTP) for an undisclosed amount. TSEA will remain the show sponsor and continue to create and direct its edu…
October 27, 2004

SISO Presents Webinar on Webinars

Chicago Ridge, IL - SISO will hold a Web Seminar on “The Business of Webinars” tomorrow, October 28 at 2:00 pm EST. This session focuses on how to use web seminars to expand your business, and it will cover Webinar fundamentals, best practices, costs, pricing strategies, and…
October 22, 2004

Larry Arnaudet and Freeman Part Ways, Effective November 1st

Dallas – Larry Arnaudet, Executive VP of Sales, Exposition Services for Freeman, will be leaving the company on November 1st, after 23 years, following a mutually agreeable separation. 
October 19, 2004

GMD/FuelDog and ACT Inc./EXPOCAD Partner to Offer Comprehensive Event Management System

Needham, MA - GMD/FuelDog and ACT Inc./EXPOCAD have reached an agreement that will incorporate an optional floor plan integration module into the Javelin Event Management System. The partnership represents the shift occurring in the industry as vendors form strategic allianc…
October 19, 2004

LVCVA’s Rossi Ralenkotter and  R&R Partners’ Billy Vassiliadis Canonized by BRANDWEEK  Magazine as ‘Grand Marketers of the Year’

Las Vegas – What happened here is getting worldwide attention. A branding campaign for Las Vegas,  developed by Rossi Ralenkotter, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority and Billy Vassiliadis, CEO of R&R Partners, has landed them the cov…
October 19, 2004

TSEA’s Michael Bandy Elected Chairman of the Convention Industry Council

McLean, VA - Michael Bandy, President of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA), has been elected Chairman of the Convention Industry Council (CIC).
October 5, 2004

The Show Must Go On  -- JD Events Acquires ShowBiz Expo

Trumbull, CT - JD Events acquired the assets of ShowBiz Expo from MindShare Ventures on October 6th.  ShowBiz Expo was founded by Bob and Nalini Lasiewicz in 1983 who later sold the show to Advanstar Communications.