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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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November 2016
November 14, 2016

Simon Foster, UBM’s Europe CEO, Steps Down

London – Simon Foster, CEO of UBM’s European operations, is stepping down immediately to pursue a new opportunity, it was announced November 14. Foster was the London-based CEO of UBM EMEA and also led the integration of Advanstar Communications as the interim head of UBM Am…
November 14, 2016

Expo! Expo! Panel Focuses on Shades of Green

Anaheim, Calif.—One of the authors of the annual Green Venue Report, which spotlights the state of sustainability at convention centers worldwide, will take part in a discussion of this dynamic topic during a key session at next month’s Expo! Expo! Amanda Simons, Sustainable…
November 14, 2016

Print World Trade Show Stops the Presses a Week before Opening

Toronto—The organizers of Print World Trade Show announced the cancellation of this Fall’s exhibition in Toronto just eight days before it was to take place.There was no announcement about rescheduling the November 19-21 show at Enercare Centre. “Due to many unfortunate circ…
November 11, 2016

PCMA Launches New Digital Program

Chicago—The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) launched a Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to capitalize on evolving technologies and address the needs of next gen attendees seeking improved digital environments. The Institute offers a new take on the gr…
November 11, 2016

Shepard Announces Management Reorganization

ATLANTA—Steve Basch, Shepard Vice President  of Finance, will be promoted to CEO Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Carl Mitchell who will become the company's Executive Chairman.  The move positions Shepard for long-term growth. Mitchell, who purchased Shepard in 1982, and has since …
November 4, 2016

Nominate Your Booming Show for the TSE Fastest 50

Oceanside, CA – Nominations for the next class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 are being accepted through December 16.The Fastest 50 annually honors the exhibitions held in the U.S. that posted the most-impressive growth rates during the previous year. While the…
November 4, 2016

UBM Charges Ahead with Battery Show Acquisition

New York – The Battery Show North America and its co-located events was acquired by UK-based UBM from Smarter Shows, another U.K.-based company, adding the energy storage shows to its Advanced Manufacturing Group. The co-located shows include the Electric & Hybrid Vehicl…
November 1, 2016

Reed Buys into India’s Retail Sector by Acquiring IRF

New Dehli—Reed Exhibitions expanded its global retail real-estate portfolio by acquiring the India Retail Forum (IRF) portfolio. IRF will join Reed’s growing portfolio of retail real estate events, which includes MAPIC in France, Italy, China and Real Estate Exhibition (REX)…
November 1, 2016

UFI Releases Best Practices in Sustainability Report

Paris—UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released its "Best Practices in Sustainability" report that showcases winning and shortlisted entries for sustainability awards. The report compiles 41 cases from 19 countries. It covers six themes: strategy, …
October 2016
October 27, 2016

Britton Jones Launches Boutique Events Company

Norwalk, Conn.– Trade show veteran Britton Jones has launched his next generation of event organizing companies just months after selling off his interests in Business Journals Inc. (BJI), and LeftField Media. NXT Events Media Group, LLC, debuted in October with Jones at the…