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Evacuation of New Orleans Went Smoothly According to Plan

New Orleans, LA – The evacuation of nearly two million people from coastal Louisiana was completed according to plan by Sunday night, August 31 in anticipation of Hurricane Gustav.  Forecasters said the hurricane was expected to reach landfall on Monday morning,  testing  three years of planning and rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina caused massive destruction to

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Trade Show Hall of Famer Jerry Sanderson Dies

Chicago, August 4 – Gerald G. Sanderson, 75, an outspoken but gracious man who held leadership roles at the CCTB, IACVB, and Trade Show Bureau, passed away on August 4. A former Executive Director of the Chicago Convention & Visitors Bureau, (now the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau), Sanderson was an

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New, Highly Anticipated Index of Trade Show Growth to be Released by CEIR, Leading Economists and Industry Experts at September 14th Summit

Chicago -An index that will objectively measure the growth and performance of trade shows over the past four years will be  the centerpiece of the Exhibition Industry Senior Executive Summit (EISES) on September 14, 2004 at the New Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  The Summit is being held in conjunction with CEIR’s Annual

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Co-Founder of SmithBucklin Passes Away

Chicago, July 30 – William Erby Smith, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus of SmithBucklin Corp., died Saturday, July 24, after a brief illness. He was 90. Smith co-founded SmithBucklin in 1949 and grew the firm into the largest association management company in the nation. Today, SmithBucklin manages more than 40  trade shows, 1,500 meetings

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Krakoff Retires from Advanstar

Boston, July 30 – Robert L. Krakoff  retired from his position as Chairman of Advanstar Communications July 31 but he maintains a strong connection to the firm.   Krakoff is one of the largest investors in Advanstar, which is one of the largest BtoB media companies in the nation. Krakoff had been instrumental in

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