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van Stolk to Lead New Biz Development in the U.K.

Birmingham, England – John van Stolk will join the NEC Group in Birmingham (UK) as its Business Development Director on March 1, following a three-month selection process. van Stolk was formerly head of international business development for RAI Amsterdam  where he

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Diabetes Association Appoints Farley Interim CEO

Alexandria, VA — Michael Farley was named interim CEO of the American Diabetes Association following the resignation of Lynn Nicholas.  The association said Nicholas, who was named CEO in 2004, had stepped down to pursue other opportunities. The ADA said it

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Sheldon Adelson Nominated to U.S. Trade Panel

Las Vegas, NV — The value of exhibitions may now be given more weight in U.S. trade policy negotiations with the addition of Sheldon Adelson to a key government trade panel. Adelson is a founder of COMDEX and the current chairman and CEO

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Disney Exec to Lead Portfolio of MAGIC Shows

Woodland Hills, CA – Advanstar Communications selected Chris DeMoulin, an alumnus of the Disney empire,  to be the new president of MAGIC International. DeMoulin, who was also named executive vice president of Advanstar’s Fashion Group, is a former senior vice president

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Columbus Convention Center Weathers Water Main Break

Columbus, OH –The Greater Columbus Convention Center was open for business Thursday after the pre-dawn rupture of a downtown water main inundated the facility and even stirred up fears of a structural collapse. Engineers inspected the center Wednesday and determined that

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