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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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July 2004
July 30, 2004

Co-Founder of SmithBucklin Passes Away

Chicago, July 30 - William Erby Smith, Co-Founder & Chairman Emeritus of SmithBucklin Corp., died Saturday, July 24, after a brief illness.
July 30, 2004

Krakoff Retires from Advanstar

Boston, July 30 - Robert L. Krakoff  retired from his position as Chairman of Advanstar Communications July 31 but he maintains a strong connection to the firm.   Krakoff is one of the largest investors in Advanstar, which is one of the largest BtoB media companies in the na…
July 19, 2004

Trade Show Executive Wins Four More Editorial and Design Awards; Announces Other News

Torrance, CA, July 19 - Trade Show Executive magazine was awarded four APEX Awards from Communication Concepts last week. The annual competition honors editorial and design excellence, and this year drew a record 5,462 entries.
July 19, 2004

Mooney and Partners Agree to  Sell M/C Communications to Bain Capital

Boston, July 19 - M/C Communications is living up to its designation as one of Trade Show Executive magazine’s “Companies to Watch in 2004.”  All eyes are on  M/C as the news unfolds that John Mooney, Founder & CEO,  and his partners, have agreed to sell M/C to the priva…
July 13, 2004

High-Profile Show Exec Joins NYC & Company

New York City, July 13 - Tim McGuinness has joined NYC & Company, New York’s official tourism marketing organization, as Vice President of Sales & Convention Center Expansion, a newly created position.
July 1, 2004

Four Association Organizations Merge into Two in a Landmark Decision

Washington, DC - July 1 - Following yesterday’s member vote of approval, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the ASAE Foundation, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE) and the GWSAE Foundation  have merged into two independent or…
June 2004
June 24, 2004

MediaLive Postponement of COMDEX Causes Widespread Surprise and Conjecture

San Francisco -June 24 - In what Eric Faurot called a “bold move for a privately held company," MediaLive yesterday sent shock waves through the industry by announcing that it has decided to postpone COMDEX Las Vegas 2004, set to open November 14 at the Las Vegas Convention …
June 23, 2004

MediaLive ‘Postpones’ COMDEX

San Francisco-June 23- MediaLive stunned the trade show industry with today’s announcement that COMDEX Las Vegas 2004 is being ”postponed.” 
June 21, 2004

Nussbaum to Head Up Penton Media , Replacing Kemp

Cleveland - David Nussbaum, 46,  will move up to CEO of Penton Media on July 1st , replacing Tom Kemp, who will be leaving the company after a brief period.
June 18, 2004

Trade Show Executive Magazine wins Editorial Award for Roundtable Column

San Francisco - The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented Trade Show Executive magazine with a Silver Award for Editorial Excellence at its annual Awards Banquet held Friday, June 18th at the Argonaut Hotel in San Francisco.