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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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August 2005
August 8, 2005

You are Going to ‘Flip Over’ Trade Show Executive’s Online Version

Carlsbad, CA – It is now easier to read the latest issue of Trade Show Executive online. When you click on the “Latest Issue,” you will be able to read the pages just like a print magazine, in two-page spreads. To turn the page back or forward, just move your cursor to any o…
August 8, 2005

Primedia Will Sell its Business Unit  to Wasserstein

Overland Park, KS — Primedia Inc. announced on August 8th that it will sell its business information segment for $385 MIL to PBI Media Holdings, Inc., an entity controlled by Wasserstein & Co.,  through its U.S. Equity Partners II investment partnership. The transaction …
August 5, 2005

Trade Show Executive Wins Six Editorial and Design Awards from APEX; and One Tabbie Award from TABPI

Carlsbad, CA - Trade Show Executive magazine won a record six editorial and design awards in the 17th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence, including a Grand Award for Overall Editorial & Design Excellence in the Magazine category. There were 4,942 entries this …
August 5, 2005

Initial Results of CEIR Index Indicate Good Growth for Exhibitions

Chicago, IL — Overall, the exhibition industry is faring well, with performance measures returning to pre-2000 levels, according to the initial results from the 2005 CEIR Index released by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research.
August 4, 2005

Travel Industry Association Acquires TravelCom from JD Events

Washington, DC---The Travel Industry Association of America has acquired the Travel Commerce Conference and Expo -- TravelCom from JD Events, a three-year-old company headed by Joel Davis. The selling price was not disclosed.
August 3, 2005

Agile Events to Produce Home Show for Hispanic Market

Silver Spring, MD — Agile Events’ CEO Jim Forlenza has announced the premiere of Expo Tu Casa (Expo Your House), a home exposition targeted to the U.S. Hispanic consumer market. Three editions are scheduled this Fall:  in Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles; three others, Dalla…
August 1, 2005

Sign, Sealed and Delivered:  J.P. Morgan Acquires Hanley Wood from Veronis Suhler Stevenson

New York, NY — Two months after JPMP announced  a definitive agreement to acquire Hanley Wood,  HW  officially changed hands  on August 1st in the second largest B2B media acquisition in U.S. history. It eclipses only the sale of Advanstar in 2000.
July 2005
July 25, 2005

Now that TBA Acquired PGI, What Are The Plans?

Woodland Hills, CA  - TBA Global Events, a privately held company that produces and manages corporate and live events, acquired PGI: The Event and Communications Agency on July 25th.  TBA is located in Woodland Hills, CA (suburban Los Angeles)  and PGI is  based in Alexandri…
July 20, 2005

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July 19, 2005

How HP's Technology Forum is Responding to Cancelation of HP World

Palo Alto, CA - Hewlett-Packard spokesman Ryan J. Donovan confirmed that HP was a “partner” in HP World and said the company regretted the Interex decision to cancel the show (see story, "HP User Group Suspends Operations, Cancels HP World 2005 " on TSE's  home page). Donova…