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They Needed the Venue So Much They Bought it

London – A consortium of partners, led by global trade show organizer Montgomery, announced today the purchase of  Expo Center NASREC in Johannesburg, South Africa, nearly four years after it went into liquidation. Montgomery now has a 75% controlling interest in the facility, located 25 minutes from Johannesburg’s International Airport. The

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NTP Acquires TS2 – The Trade Show about Trade Shows

Chicago, IL –  The Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA)  announced today that it has sold its TS2 – The Trade Show About Trade Shows to National Trade Productions (NTP) for an undisclosed amount. TSEA will remain the show sponsor and continue to create and direct its educational content and host its annual meeting at TS2. 

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SISO Presents Webinar on Webinars

Chicago Ridge, IL – SISO will hold a Web Seminar on “The Business of Webinars” tomorrow, October 28 at 2:00 pm EST. This session focuses on how to use web seminars to expand your business, and it will cover Webinar fundamentals, best practices, costs, pricing strategies, and marketing. The Webinar will

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Jim Pickering Leaves Las Vegas Convention Center

Las Vegas – Jim Pickering, General Manager of the Las Vegas Convention Center, has retired after 21 years, effective October 15. Craig Rowley, Director of Materials Management will step into the role of Interim General Manager until a search for a new general manager is completed. Don Ahl, the center’s Director

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Disney Announces Free Exhibitor Concierge Service

Lake Buena Vista, FL – Exhibitors who exhibit at any trade show held at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort can take advantage of Disney’s world-renowned creative services including event management, audio visual, food & beverage, photography and floral – for free.  Disney’s Exhibitor Concierge Service is timed to support the new exhibit

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Larry Arnaudet and Freeman Part Ways, Effective November 1st

Dallas – Larry Arnaudet, Executive VP of Sales, Exposition Services for Freeman, will be leaving the company on November 1st, after 23 years, following a mutually agreeable separation.  Joe Popolo, President & CEO of Freeman,  says, “Larry has been a key contributor to our company  for many years and he will

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