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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 2006
July 20, 2006

Australia’s iMAT Digital Ad Show Acquired by dmg

San Francisco, CA – dmg world media has acquired the iMAT, Interactive Marketing & Advertising Trends, from Interpoint Events
July 18, 2006

Five Entrepreneurs Conceive of New Maternity Show

Los Angeles, CA – The first trade show aimed at the growing maternity market will be held in the heart of Los Angeles’ garment district next winter.
July 17, 2006

Questex is Getting 'More Beautiful' as it Ages;  Acquires Beauty Trade Shows from Show Management Inc.

Newton, MA  - Questex Media Group Inc. has  acquired the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) Las Vegas and Orlando and the Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference from Cayucos, CA-based Show Management, Inc.
July 15, 2006

DMAI, IAAM Forge Closer Ties

Dallas, TX  - The two leading organizations representing convention centers and convention bureaus  have formally joined forces to increase intra-industry communication and establish best practices.
July 5, 2006

No Dice; Budget Battle Shuts Down Atlantic City Casinos

Atlantic City, NJ – Atlantic City’s famed casinos were forced to shut down at 8 a.m. July 5th due to the New Jersey Legislature’s inability to pass a new state budget by the July 1 deadline but  the city’s hotels and exhibition halls remained open. Gov. Jon Corzine ordered n…
July 5, 2006

Advanstar Bolsters Management Team

New York, NY – Advanstar Communications announced several management changes on July 5. Laura McConnell was promoted to the newly created job of executive vice president of fashion and will take responsibility for the company’s entire fashion portfolio while former Reed Exhi…
June 2006
June 29, 2006

Wyndham Jade Execs Buy the Company

Dallas, TX – A consortium made up of Wyndham Jade executives and founder/former owner Lucy Billingsley has acquired the company by buying out the equity held since 2001 by The Lafayette Investment Fund.
June 26, 2006

Bill Peeper to Retire from Orlando CVB at Year End

Orlando, FL – Ending a two decades long career in the convention business, Bill Peeper announced June 26 he would retire on December 31st as the only president the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Orlando CVB) has ever had.
June 20, 2006

Vegas Icon Manny Cortez Passes Away

Las Vegas, NV – A funeral mass will be held on June 22 for Manny Cortez, 67, the former president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority who died on Father’s Day of a heart attack.
June 20, 2006

Houston’s Convention Centers are High and Dry After Texas-Sized Deluge

Houston, TX – Houston’s convention centers weathered this week’s torrential rainstorms without any impact on scheduled activities.