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  • Reed Travel Exhibitions to merge the highly successful ibtm latin america and ibtm america to create ibtm americas.
  • The event debuts in Mexico City September 5-6, 2018.
  • Herve Sedky, President, Reed Exhibitions Americas says the move will bring bigger opportunities and richer experiences to exhibitors,
  • hosted buyers and visitors.
  • AC Business Media has acquired the conNextions trade show from the Door & Hardware Institute …
  • Corporate Solutions assisted in arranging, structuring and negotiation the transaction. … Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • MGM Resorts is adding 80,000 square feet of conference space at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas and rebranding the Monte Carlo as the Park MGM.
  • The project includes an outdoor terrace and the 10-room executive meeting center.
  • The entire Park MGM is being tailored for smaller groups of up to 5,000 guests.
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Industry News Archive

February 2008
February 27, 2008

UBM Breaks CMP Technology into Four Independent Units

London – United Business Media (UBM) divided its CMP Technology group into four autonomous business units that will each focus more intently on the specific target audiences for its various publications and live events.
February 27, 2008

Trade Show Executive to Launch ZOOM™ Trade Show Locator in April

Carlsbad, CA and  Chicago, IL -  Trade Show Executive magazine has partnered with B2B Communications  to launch a new print and online tool for show organizers.  ZOOM − TSE’s Trade Show Locator ™  gives show organizers a wide-angle view of the leading shows in a given indust…
February 27, 2008

Gerry Byrne to Head Revamped Entertainment Group at Nielsen

New York, NY – Nielsen Business Media combined its two entertainment groups into a single unit and placed industry veteran Gerry Byrne at the helm effective March 1.
February 27, 2008

Phoenix Tops Out Convention Center’s North Building

Phoenix, AZ – A traditional topping-out ceremony was held in Phoenix on Monday to mark the placement of the uppermost steel girder of the new North Building at the Phoenix Convention Center. The expansion will boost exhibit and meeting space to nearly 900,000 square feet, ro…
February 26, 2008

Getting the Gears Turning with Bold New Ideas …..

Carlsbad, CA – In today’s competitive business environment where markets, technology and customer needs are changing rapidly, it is important to identify and nurture bold new ideas and solutions.  Innovation drives the trade show industry.
February 21, 2008

VSS Reaches Across Pond to Acquire Clarion Events

New York, NY – The U.S. equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) acquired Clarion Events, a British independent trade show organizer that has been on a growth spurt.
February 21, 2008

Javits Faces Smaller and Final Expansion

New York, NY – The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center faces the prospect of a modest and final expansion as the State of New York moves toward a plan to renovate the building with a small amount of new exhibit space and at the same time, sell two blocks of adjacent land that …
February 21, 2008

Reed Elsevier to Sell Reed Business Information Division; Retain Exhibitions Unit

London – Reed Elsevier Plc announced that it intends to sell the publishing unit of Reed Business Information but will retain Reed Exhibitions. Sir Crispin Davis, CEO of Reed Elsevier, told reporters in a conference call on February 21 that the company is moving away from bu…
February 21, 2008

Carrie Freeman Parsons Moves up to CMO at Freeman

Dallas, TX - Freeman expanded its marketing department Wednesday with the announcement that Carrie Freeman Parsons had been named chief marketing officer and Toby Purdy had been hired for the newly created position of senior vice president of marketing.
February 21, 2008

CMP to Acquire Vision Events from Gartner

Manhasset, NY – CMP will acquire Vision Events®, a division of Gartner, Inc. which organizes invitation-only events for emerging technology vendors and buyers such as RetailVision, MidSize Enterprise and IT ChannelVision.