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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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January 2007
January 29, 2007

Pre-Publication Discount Offered for CEIR Exhibition Index,  Hot off the Press in April

Dallas, TX- As the fourth edition of the CEIR Exhibition Industry Index is readied for press, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has announced a pre-publication discount of 10% off the traditional rate.
January 29, 2007

Trade Show Executive Issues a Call for Entries for its Fifth Annual Innovation Awards

Carlsbad, CA - In today’s competitive business environment,  where markets, technology and customer needs are changing rapidly, it is important to identify and nurture bold new ideas and solutions. 
January 18, 2007

VNU, Owner of the Nielsen TV Ratings Service,  Rebrands Itself as The  Nielsen Company

New York and Haarlem, The Netherlands - In a move that capitalizes on its best-known brand name and furthers its goal to create an integrated, streamlined global organization, VNU announced today it is changing its name to The Nielsen Company.
January 16, 2007

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 created n…
January 16, 2007

Dick Blouin to Head Up Events and Expos at 1105 Media

Chatsworth, CA - Dick Blouin, a former president of IDG World Expo, will run trade shows and other live events for 1105 Media, Inc. The tech industry veteran will report to president and CEO Neal Vitale and will work with the various operating groups in developing their exis…
January 16, 2007

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.
January 15, 2007

VNU Joins Forces with  Burrill & Company to Develop New Life Sciences Sector

New York City – VNU Business Media and Burrill & Company have joined forces  to build a global life sciences media company which will be called  Burrill Life Sciences Media Group LLC, announced Robert Krakoff, president and CEO of VNU Business Media,  and Steve Burrill, …
January 14, 2007

Reed Sells The Chicagoland Outdoors Show to Lewinski

Rosemont, IL – The Chicagoland Outdoors Show has been sold to Show Manager John Lewinski who plans to take steps to expand the annual event. Lewinski acquired the show from Reed Exhibitions last month and will keep it at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
January 10, 2007

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.
January 10, 2007

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 of Las Vegas Sands Corp.