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  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
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For the 10th straight year, GES’ National Servicenter has received J.D. Power Certification for providing “an outstanding customer service experience” for its phone support services. GES’ performance was especially high for ‘timeliness of resolution’ and ‘promptness in getting to a representative.' ...
UFI offered a packed schedule of education, with eight sessions focused on exhibition industry sustainability efforts around the globe at their Educational Forum on Sustainable Development in Orlando. Trade Show Executive has identified these five key takeaways: ...
With the move from January to June in 2020, the North American International Auto Show is expanding its floor plan at the Cobo Center to include areas surrounding Cobo and into downtown Detroit. The date change and expansion have been in the works for more than a year as organizers aim to “provide a fresh international platform for hundreds of brands to highlight their innovations.” ...
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MGM’s Military & Veteran’s Program (MVP) recognizes the dedication and sacrifices the men and women in uniform have made for America. Since its launch in 2017, more than 130,000 people, veterans, active military and family members, have signed up for the program. Does your company sponsor programs that support active military personnel or veterans? If so, let us know. Email Trade Show Executive at newsdesk@tradeshowexecutive.com. ...
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will have a new CEO on Sept. 1 when Steve Hill moves into the job being vacated at the end of August by Rossi Ralenkotter. Hill is currently President and COO of the agency. The expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be a high priority for Hill. ...
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) honored Access Intelligence LLC CEO Don Pazour with its 2018 Legend of the Industry award during the Krakoff Leadership Institute (KLI) held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Pazour is known as a leader who was instrumental in a host of acquisitions that helped build trade show portfolios. He launched his media career as an editor of a mining magazine, which led to launching a mining summit in Mexico. Since then, he has led numerous acquisitions that helped build trade show portfolios. He is a past chairman and member of SISO’s board of directors and former board member of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR).  Pazour sees his role as finding leaders who understand the communities they serve and are eager to deliver profitable experiences for their customers. ...
The industry’s Big Three players — Informa, Reed and Emerald — have released their Second Quarter earnings. Get all the key details in TSE’s business roundup. ...
The 2018 Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales Benchmarks and Trends Study results are in, revealing a generally upbeat outlook from participants along with a few surprising results for the future. The study — a joint effort of Freeman, Lippman Connects and Trade Show Executive compiled the responses of 164 industry professionals whose shows typically have both sponsorships and exhibit booths. ...
In the newest and third fact sheet from its 2018 ROI Playbook Series, CEIR focuses on “the power of pre-planning and tracking activities in driving higher perceived value.” According to the five-page report, the most popular pre-planning activities: exhibit booths to visit, education sessions to attend and meeting with exhibitors. ...
CEIR released the newest fact sheet from its 2018 Attendee ROI Playbook series. Titled B2B Exhibitions Top-Ranked for Value in Meeting Business Information and Purchasing Decision Needs, it’s the second of four fact sheets. A key finding: face-to-face interaction is the preferred method for obtaining business information and meeting purchasing decision needs. ...
With the number of women entering the industry on the rise, Trade Show Executive is launching Women to Watch, a program designed to recognize top-performing female mid-level managers in the exhibition industry. Nominations will be accepted online at https://tinyurl.com/TSEW2W through Sept. 10. Honorees will be selected based on professional achievements, leadership qualities and professional expertise demonstrated within the last year. Honorees can attend TSE’s Gold 100 Awards and Summit on Oct. 10-12 and receive career coaching from Angela Scalpello, a C-suite adviser based in Brooklyn. The group will also receive recognition in an issue of Trade Show Executive. ...
Trade Show Executive’s annual Gold 100 list has been released, featuring the 100 largest trade shows, in terms of exhibit space, held in 2017. These top shows will be honored Oct. 10-12 at the Monarch Beach Resort in Orange County, just down the coast from Los Angeles. The alphabetical list of shows can be found on the event website, https://www.tsegold100.com “The Gold 100 is one of the true high points of the year for the trade show industry, and we are looking forward to celebrating this elite, award-winning crowd,” said TSE Publisher/Editor Gabrielle Weiss. ...
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Show Winners Corp. -among the fastest 50 show promoters in 2017- is looking for energetic salespersons to sell booths and sponsorships for a B2B tradeshow and conference focused on Energy (Solar, Energy Storage, Saving, Management, Clean Transportation & Smart Buildings). Show takes place in Miami on January 2019 and connects exhibitors with the Latin American, Caribbean & South US extensive markets. Candidates have to be go-getter and self-driven persons with experience and achievements selling for the tradeshow industry. Working full or part-time may be considered and operating from a home-office will also be acceptable.

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