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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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April 2008
April 1, 2008

Madrid to Host the Newly Branded UFI Global CEO Forum

Paris, France – The IFEMA Exhibition Centre in Madrid, Spain will be the site of the inaugural UFI Global CEO Forum for Exhibition Organizers (UCF) on January 21-23, 2009.
April 1, 2008

Pulvermedia Reorganizing &  Downsizing

Melville, NY – Pulvermedia, Inc. is undergoing a restructuring that included some layoffs March 31; however company officials denied rumors the company had been shut down or was about to be acquired.
April 1, 2008

Trade Show Executive’s ZOOM Trade Show Locator™ Now Live

Carlsbad, CA and Chicago, IL - On April 1, Trade Show Executive’s ZOOM Trade Show Locator™ went live at, providing both a wide angle and closeup view of 2,300 of North America’s leading trade shows.
March 2008
March 29, 2008

NextFest Brings Attendees Back to the Future

Los Angeles, CA - What kind of event would you expect from a magazine known for its edgy editorial and design?  At WIRED Magazine’s NextFest last September, it was more of the same thing: a visual and technological extravaganza that lit up the Los Angeles Convention Center a…
March 18, 2008

Torch Passed to Next Generation at Hargrove, Inc.

Laurel, MD - Earl C. Hargrove Jr., president and founder of Hargrove, Inc., formally turned over the reins of the company on March 18 to his son-in-law Tim McGill, CEO, and daughter Carla McGill, vice president. The purchase price was not disclosed.
March 18, 2008

Tornado-Damaged GWCC Expects to be Back in Action in Time for Late March Shows

Atlanta, GA – A direct hit from a late-winter tornado that roared through downtown Atlanta March 14 knocked the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) out of action for an estimated full week.
March 17, 2008

Atlanta Twister Knocks GWCC Out of Action For Now

Atlanta, GA – Managers of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and the Atlanta Fire Marshal spent the weekend assessing the damage to the convention center after downtown Atlanta took a direct hit from a tornado Friday night.
March 17, 2008

Live From Baghdad

After six long years when not a single trade show was held in Iraq, the Baghdad Business-to-Business Trade Show & Conference opened February 15-17 to an appreciative audience of large multi-national companies and budding entrepreneurs.
March 13, 2008

Downtown Cleveland Agreed to as Site for Medical Mart Project

Cleveland, OH – Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) reached an agreement to build its proposed Medical Mart conference and exhibition center in downtown Cleveland.
March 10, 2008

Global Spectrum Takes the Reins of  Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Beach, FL – On October 1, Global Spectrum formally took over the management of the Miami Beach Convention Center under a controversial partnership with European organizer Messe Schweiz.