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NAHB’s Board Reaffirms Decision to Pull Show from New Orleans

Washington, DC – On Saturday, May 1st,the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) re-evaluated, then reaffirmed its plans to pull the International Builders Show out of New Orleans in 2013 and 2014. The decision was based on  forecasts that the show will outgrow the city and venue, says

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Expansion Begins on Cincinnati Convention Center

Cincinnati – After ten years of planning, the expansion  and renovation of the Cincinnati’s Convention Center began on April 27th with groundbreaking ceremonies.  The Cinergy Center, as it will be called, will offer 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space; over 100,000 square feet of meeting space; and a 40,000 square

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U.S. Expands Check on Foreign Visitors

Washington, DC – In a surprise move, the Homeland Security Department announced on April 2nd that new rules will take effect in six months  that would require citizens from 27  “visa waiver” countries to be fingerprinted and photographed  upon entering the United States.   The decision will close what the  government sees as

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Champion Completes a Second Acquisition in the Event Field

Boston, MA – When Champion Exposition Services acquired The Colonnade Group last month, it signaled the general service contractor’s entry into an entirely different market arena. The Colonnade Group provides service for major hospitality events for corporations at sports classics including The Kentucky Derby, Breeders’ Cup, Byron Nelson Golf Classic

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Survey Says: Expand Indiana Convention Center

Indianapolis, IN –  A feasibility study conducted for the Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome by PricewaterhouseCoopers,  released yesterday, found that an expansion of 275,000 square feet of exhibit space would draw an additional  20 major trade shows and five consumer shows per year, pumping $165 million into the local economy. 

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