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  • Freeman takes a giant step into the burgeoning realm of augmented reality and virtual reality with its acquisition of San Francisco-based
  • Helios Interactive.
  • Charlotte is moving forward with plans to renovate and add new meeting space to the city’s convention center. Work begins in 2019.
  • The $110 million project includes new pre-function space and 26,000 sf of meeting space. A new skyway will connect to the Westin hotel.
  • Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Luxperience, an Australian hosted buyer event focused on luxury travel.
  • It is one of Diversified’s first forays into the hosted buyer segment. The move is expected to complement the company’s
  • British Tourism & Travel brand.
  • Hong Kong’s exhibition industry urged support for an expansion of the city’s convention center. The HKECIA said it will meet future demand.
  • The proposal would raze three buildings near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and add about 23,000 sm of connected space.
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Industry News Archive

May 2008
May 5, 2008

Tools of the Trade

The ROI Tool Kit, a venture of IAEE, CEIR, PCMA and Exhibit Surveys, gives exhibitors an effective and easy-to-use tool to quantify trade show results and justify future show participation. The benefits to organizers stretch far beyond a higher exhibitor retention rate.
May 2, 2008

Tools of the Trade: Using Audited Data to Attract & Keep Exhibitors

The ROI Tool Kit, a venture of IAEE, CEIR, PCMA and Exhibit Surveys, gives exhibitors an effective and easy-to-use tool to quantify trade show results and justify future show participation.  The benefits to organizers stretch far beyond a higher exhibitor retention rate.
May 1, 2008

Ziff Davis Media Could Emerge from Bankruptcy in June

New York, NY -- Ziff Davis Media Inc. announced it had reached an agreement with its debt holders on a reorganization plan that should allow the company to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June.
May 1, 2008

Change in Management at TSEA

Chicago, IL – The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) named consultant Margit Weisgal as its new executive director, replacing Stephen Schuldenfrei, whom the association said was retiring after three years as its president. Arthur Veale, chairman of the TSEA board, said…
May 1, 2008

International Mogul Bill Warnes Passes Away

Arlington, VA - Bill Warnes passed away yesterday, surrounded by family and friends, after a battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.   
May 1, 2008

Hanley Wood Acquires The TFM Show; Will Co-Locate with CONSTRUCT2009

Washington, DC -- Hanley Wood LLC has acquired The TFM Show from Group C Communications and will co-locate the event with its CONSTRUCT2009 show next year.
April 2008
April 29, 2008

Georgia World Congress Center Completes Tornado Repairs

Atlanta, GA – The tornado that slammed into the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) on March 14 was a fading memory a little more than a month after it swept through downtown Atlanta.
April 29, 2008

Twisters Bypass Virginia Convention Centers

Virginia Beach, VA – An unexpected series of tornadoes in southeastern Virginia touched down well away from the convention and tourism areas around Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
April 29, 2008

Mobile Bay Adds Hotel Space in Push for Trade Show Business

Mobile, AL – Renovations were completed recently on the two major hotels serving the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center located on the historic Alabama city’s riverfront.
April 23, 2008

Trade Show Executive to Launch Award Gala & Summit to Honor the Top Trade Shows in the U.S.

Carlsbad, CA - A unique event debuting this Fall will salute the leading trade shows in the United States and offer the media a rare opportunity to learn more about our $85 billion industry.