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Hawaii Convention Center Escapes Quake Damage

Honolulu, HI – The Hawaii Convention Center was fully operational within a day of a strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale that rattled the entire Hawaiian Islands chain on October 15th. The Sunday morning quake shook the islands awake and knocked out power to the Waikiki hotel district that

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Two Action Sports Companies Unite

New York, NY – The Action Pursuit Group, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media, publisher of Drag Racer and  Drifting magazine,  has acquired Action Media, which organizes 20 annual events serving the automotive tuner and sports compact performance market as well as other consumer events in the boating and skiing sectors. Terms of the transaction

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JD Events Acquires Trade Show Assets of NetWorld Alliance

Trumbull, CT – JD Events will acquire the trade show assets of NetWorld Alliance in a deal that the two companies term a strategic agreement which will strengthen their mutual position in the kiosk and self-service industry. There was no broker involved in the transaction and the principals did not disclose

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Global Issues Headline International CEO Forum

Barcelona, Spain – Major global issues  affecting the trade show industry  are the focus of the 5th International CEO Forum for Exhibition Organisers to be held January  24-26 in Barcelona. Leading experts will present trends, data and analysis to help CEOs identify the key trends that are having an impact on the global

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New Labor Agreements with Riggers and Decorators also Apply to Rosemont

Rosemont, IL – The new collective bargaining agreements recently announced between two labor unions and the general service contractors serving Chicago’s McCormick Place are also big news in Rosemont.  Terms of the contract also apply to shows held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont with its exclusive general

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Conferon Becomes Experient

Denver, CO – At the company’s annual meeting in Denver today, the three divisions of Conferon Global Services (CGS)  including Conferon, ExpoExchange  and ITS have united under the single name Experient. While acknowledging the high equity in each of the former divisions, Ed Shartar, the company’s chief executive officer, says the

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Boston Convention Center Gets Green Light for Big Consumer Shows

Boston, MA – After a ten-year booking ban, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) was given the green light to begin signing up large consumer shows at the facility. Requests For Information (RFIs) have been issued to consumer show producers that are interested in putting on events at the center

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Advanstar Centralizes its Executive Management Team

Woodland Hills, CA – Theodore Alpert was appointed vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Advanstar, Inc., replacing David Montgomery, who will remain with the company in its Duluth, MN location through the end of October. Alpert will work out of Advanstar’s Woodland Hills office and step into his

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‘The Renaissance Years for the Exhibition Industry’ — Trade Show Executive’s New Directory Will Examine Revitalization Efforts of Key Cities

Carlsbad, CA – Cities across the nation, from Anaheim to Houston and New Orleans to Washington, DC are in the midst of  ambitious revitalization plans  that will transform their infrastructures.  Some are adding and renovating hotels or expanding, upgrading or building new convention centers. Airports are being modernized;  new cultural and entertainment districts

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