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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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September 2017
September 11, 2017

Greg Topalian Promoted to CEO of Clarion UX and LeftField Media, LLC

Events industry veteran Greg Topalian was recently appointed CEO of U.K.-based Clarion UX and Connecticut-based LeftField Media, LLC. During his more than two decades in the industry, Topalian has developed a reputation for his dynamic and people-oriented approach. Some of t…
September 11, 2017

Show Cancellations, Postponements Continue in Southeast

Hurricane Irma battered the Southeastern U.S. over the weekend while the Houston area continued its mop-up efforts from Hurricane Harvey. And Hurricane Jose still lurks in the wings, though it was downgraded to Category 2. That leaves the region to clean up and ramp up plans…
September 7, 2017

Trade Shows Brace as Hurricane Threatens Southeast

Orlando, Fla. —  The Miami area is positioned to take a hard punch from Irma. Convention centers in Miami and Fort Lauderdale were buttoning up in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s expected landfall on Sept. 10. As of Sept. 7, Irma is a Category 5 hurricane that's expected to…
September 7, 2017

Gudea, McCurdy and Tanel Among IAEE’s 2017 Award Winners

Dallas — Trade Show Executive’s Darlene Gudea and longtime show organizers Charlie McCurdy and Megan Tanel topped the distinguished team of honorees for the 2017 individual awards presented by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). They will be recog…
September 7, 2017

A Deep Dive into The Modern Digital Tradeshow

New York — Longtime trade show and events industry consultant Francis J. Friedman’s new book The Modern Digital Tradeshow is out this fall, and industry professionals can download a digital version for free. Subtitled “The Analog to Digital Industry Transformation for Revenu…
September 1, 2017

Trade Shows Outgain GDP in Q2

The trade show industry had a welcome growth spurt in the Second Quarter of 2017, outperforming the nation’s real GDP for the first time since last year. The latest edition of the CEIR Index, released Aug. 31. The report pegged the industry’s overall growth rate at 2.9%.  
September 1, 2017

Texas Devastation Grows, but Few Trade Shows Impacted So Far

Twelve years after the horror of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas and western Louisiana, leaving 51.88 inches of water in its wake so far — more than any single storm in the continental U.S. Employees and volunteers at convention centers …
August 2017
August 24, 2017

Power Lunch with Emerald’s David Loechner to Highlight Gold 100

Chicago — Lunch will be the most important meal of the day when David Loechner of Emerald Expositions takes the stage Sept. 28 for the annual Power Lunch interview at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit. The agenda also includes…
August 24, 2017

Nancy Walsh Set to Depart Reed Exhibitions at Year’s End

Norwalk, Conn. — Nancy Walsh, President of Reed Exhibitions US is leaving the company at year’s end after a 32-year career with Reed. Walsh led the second-largest acquisition in Reed’s North American history that integrated JIS events into the JCK portfolio, and was instrume…
August 24, 2017

Deadline for Trade Show Executive’s Grand Award Entries Extended

Chicago — Due to overwhelming demand, the deadline for Trade Show Executive’s Gold Gala entries has been extended to August 31. Shows of any size, not just the heavyweights that make up the Gold 100, are eligible for the Gold Grand Awards crystal trophies. Shows are also eli…