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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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August 2007
August 9, 2007

McCormick Place Expansion Opens on Budget and Ahead of Schedule

Chicago, IL – Chicago held the grand opening gala for McCormick Place West on August 2 at the same time the state and city were laying the groundwork for a new round of hotel construction around the convention center.
August 1, 2007

Bridge Collapse Doesn’t Affect Minneapolis Convention Center

Minneapolis, MN – The dramatic collapse of the 35W bridge in Minneapolis Aug. 1 will likely have no impact on the exhibition industry in the Twin Cities.
July 2007
July 13, 2007

Shomex Job Fair to Help Diversify NYC Ad Industry

New York, NY – An advertising industry career fair that was born of legal necessity will be launched in New York City just a stone’s throw from Madison Avenue.
July 5, 2007

Reed Sells Swiss Operations to the Unit’s President

Zurich – Reed Exhibitions is selling its Swiss operations to Urs Ingold, Reed’s current president of the unit, who is launching a new company, Exhibit & More AG. The buyout deal gives Ingold a 60% share of Reed Messen (Schweiz) AG; another shareholder is Messe Schweiz AG…
July 5, 2007

Britain’s Incisive Media to Acquire Legal Publisher/Conference Producer ALM

London – London-based Incisive Media signed a definitive agreement to acquire ALM, a producer of trade shows for the U.S. legal and real estate communities, from U.S. Equity Partners, L.P. for $630 million.
July 3, 2007

Reed Expands in Housewares Industry and in China through Joint Venture

Beijing – Reed Exhibitions has formed a joint venture with a leading Chinese show organizer to produce established gift events and explore other opportunities in the bustling Pearl River Delta region.
June 2007
June 29, 2007

GES Canada Acquires Quebec City’s Poitras Exposition Services

Montreal – The Canadian branch of GES Exposition Services, Inc. acquired Poitras Exposition Services, the largest exhibition services company in Quebec City, effective June 29. The move bolsters the nationwide operations of GES Canada, which already has offices in Quebec, On…
June 21, 2007

Venture Capital Firm IVP Acquires Ziff Davis Enterprise Group

New York, NY – Ziff Davis reached a definitive agreement this week to sell its Enterprise Group, which includes a portfolio of events in the high-tech sector, for $150 million to a subsidiary of Insight Venture Partners (IVP), a New York venture capital company that speciali…
June 20, 2007

McCormick Place Cooks Up Plans for New Dining and Entertainment Complex 

Chicago, IL – If the way to an attendee’s heart is through his/her stomach, McCormick Place will soon be playing Cupid with a new gourmet dining complex.
June 20, 2007

Search Still Underway for GM of New Orleans Convention Center 

New Orleans, LA – The general manager position at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans remains vacant as the search for Jimmie Fore’s permanent replacement continues.