This Just In
  • The power outage that disrupted CES for about two hours Jan. 10 was traced to a transformer “flashover” at the LVCC.
  • Hannover Fairs USA will launch the DOMOTEX USA floor-coverings show Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
  • RSAV has acquired Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove, Inc, expanding PSAV’s presence in the trade show industry.
  • Groundbreaking for Phase II of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion took place Jan. 8, adding about 1.4 million square feet by 2021.
  • CES set a new show record of 2.75 million nsf of exhibit space when it opened Jan. 9, topping the 2017 record
  • Visit KC is looking for a new President and CEO because Ronnie Burt will step down Jan. 31 after settlement of a lawsuit.
  • CES experienced an opening day power outage at the LVCC affecting the Central Hall. South and North Halls reportedly were up and running.
  • A memorial service will be held Jan. 6 for Raymond Moriarity, 71, co-owner of Paradice Expo Services who died on Dec. 28.
  • A memorial service is pending for John Portman Jr., 93, founder of the company that became AmericasMart Atlanta. He died Dec. 29.
  • Shepard is acquiring Production Associates, an audio-visual provider based in the Washington, D.C., market.
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June 2004
June 1, 2004

MediaLive Establishes Asian Subsidiary

San Francisco - MediaLive International  Inc.  took another giant step in its global business strategy with today’s announcement of its Asian subsidiary, MediaLive Asia, Ltd. The new subsidiary is headquartered in Hong Kong and has  another office in Beijing.
June 1, 2004

Reed Exhibitions Names Chief Exec for U.K. Division

London - Alastair Gornall will join Reed Exhibitions U.K. as Chief Executive on September 1st , reporting to Chairman Mike Rusbridge.  He will also serve on Reed’s worldwide Board of Directors.  Gornall has an extensive background in pr and marketing consulting.
June 1, 2004

Advanstar to Clone its Las Vegas-based Luxury Travel Show in New York City

New York - Leveraging the power of its successful exposition, educational conference, certification program and trade magazines in the travel industry, Advanstar Communications, Inc. announced the launch of the Luxury Travel Expo New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Cente…
June 1, 2004

MediaLive Unveils Innovative Research  and Measurement Tools for Exhibitors

San Francisco – Show organizer MediaLive International launched an array of innovative new services today  that will provide its exhibitors with greater opportunities to communicate with buyers and better measure their show results.
May 2004
May 28, 2004

Show Organizers are ‘Facilitators of Dialogs’ Between Buyers and Sellers, Says Keynote Speaker at ECEF

Washington, DC - Sharing successful strategies was the agenda as 102 show organizers and 22 press and sponsors met May 27 in Washington, DC for the third annual Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF). Produced by Michael Hough and Sam Lippman, ECEF provides a plat…
May 19, 2004

GLM and Reed Nail Down Co-Location Agreement to Blend Gourmet Products with Hardware

White Plains, NY – Two of the nation’s largest show organizers announced that  two of their largest trade shows will co-locate in Las Vegas next year.
May 19, 2004

Hanley Wood Raises the Roof with Latest Acquisition

Washington, DC - Hanley Wood, a leading BtoB media company serving the residential construction market, acquired the National Roofing Contractors Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show on May 18th.
May 7, 2004

Farias Barlow Launches  Mexican Show Management Firm 

The entrepreneurial spirit  which drives Patricia Farias Barlow has opened another door for her --- a familiar door.   Farias Barlow, Executive VP of Expo Business Development for CIE in Mexico City, announced today that she will launch a new  show management firm on June 1 …
May 7, 2004

GES Strengthens Presence in Canada with Pro Show Acquisition

Las Vegas - GES Exposition Services today announced the acquisition of one of its strongest competitors in Canada, Pro Show Services, an Edmonton, AB-based convention services contractor.  The purchase price was not disclosed.
May 7, 2004

Manny Cortez to Retire from Las Vegas Bureau

Las Vegas - Manny Cortez, 65, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA), announced his intention to retire effective July 2. The LVCVA board of directors will meet Tuesday, May 11th to lay out the search plan for his successor. The high…