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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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October 2004
October 19, 2004

TSEA’s Michael Bandy Elected Chairman of the Convention Industry Council

McLean, VA - Michael Bandy, President of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA), has been elected Chairman of the Convention Industry Council (CIC).
October 5, 2004

The Show Must Go On  -- JD Events Acquires ShowBiz Expo

Trumbull, CT - JD Events acquired the assets of ShowBiz Expo from MindShare Ventures on October 6th.  ShowBiz Expo was founded by Bob and Nalini Lasiewicz in 1983 who later sold the show to Advanstar Communications.
September 2004
September 26, 2004

Convention Centers --- Built Like a Rock

Convention centers tend to be large, sturdy buildings capable of withstanding the high winds of a tropical storm. But they are not impervious — for instance, floods and earthquakes can still wreak havoc.
September 26, 2004

Disaster Preparedness and a Little Bit of Luck  Enables  Shows and Convention Centers Cope with Four Hurricanes in Six Weeks

Hurricane season in the Atlantic runs from June 1 through November 30, so despite the relief felt by those surviving the recent storms, it’s not over yet. Even if there are no more storms this year, other disasters lurk with less warning but the same potential to disrupt a s…
September 23, 2004

H.A. Bruno Announces New Computer Show; Acquires Some of the Assets of CeBIT America

Paramus, NJ - Bringing corporate and channel buyers together with manufacturers and channel partners is the goal of a new computer industry trade show, C3 EXPO, the Corporate & Channel Computing Expo. The show  will take place June 28-30, 2005 at the Javits Convention Ce…
September 17, 2004

Guise Named COO of Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

Philadelphia, September 20 - Dittie Florenza Guise, formerly the General Manager of the SMG-Greater Columbus Convention Center, has been named Chief Operating Officer for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, announced Al Mezzaroba, President & CEO.
September 11, 2004

New Contract Ends Wage and Benefit Dispute – and the Strike

Las Vegas – Teamsters Local 631 ratified a new three-year agreement with  GES Exposition Services and The Freeman Companies on Saturday, September 11, after a majority of the  union’s members voted to accept the latest proposal.  
September 10, 2004

Cooke Named Group President of VNU

Chantilly, VA, September 10 - Bill Cooke joined  VNU Expositions as Group President for the Performance, Hospitality Design, Photography, Incentive & Military Group located in Chantilly, VA, announced Greg Farrar, President of VNU Expositions.
September 7, 2004

A Homecoming of Sorts for Frank Poe:   This Leading Facility Manager Returns to Run the Dallas Convention Center

Dallas - Frank Poe will return to the Dallas Convention Center in early December as Director of Convention & Event Services. Poe directed the center’s convention and event services from 1991 to 1997, then headed to Alabama to become Executive Director/CEO of the Birmingh…
September 1, 2004

Jack Chalden Leaves SUPERCOMM

Arlington, VA – Jack Chalden, General Manager of SUPERCOMM, is leaving the show to start his own company. The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), producer of the show, is evaluating several options for management of the show.