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Sep 01, 2014
Unless one has been stranded on a remote island somewhere recently, one is sure to have heard about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The viral campaign has captured the imaginations of millions of people across the globe and some of the numbers being reported are truly mind boggling. Last week, the ALS Association reported that more than $100 million have been donated by more than 3 million people in just a month through the Challenge. Facebook reported that 28 million users were talking about the challenge between June 1 and August 17 and that during that time frame, 2.4 million Ice Bucket… more
Aug 30, 2014
Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a provider of telecommunications to the commercial services and gaming-resort verticals, doubled the speed of three tiers of its wired internet packages available to exhibitors, show management and other users at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While the internet speed is doubling, there will be no additional costs for the faster service, creating an immediate value to end-users of the wired high-speed Internet product. "As the provider of Advanced Convention Services, Cox Business is extremely pleased to implement a no-cost speed increase at the Las… more
Aug 30, 2014
Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a provider of telecommunications to the commercial services and gaming-resort verticals, doubled the speed of three tiers of its wired internet packages available to exhibitors, show management and other users at the Las Vegas Convention Center. While the internet speed is doubling, there will be no additional costs for the faster service, creating an immediate value to end-users of the wired high-speed Internet product. "As the provider of Advanced Convention Services, Cox Business is extremely pleased to implement a no-cost speed increase at the Las… more
Aug 29, 2014
Sparkling water infused with dragonfruit, citrus and flowers were a hit at the launch of the wellness-focused Stay Well Meeting rooms Aug. 18 at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The program was created in collaboration with Delos, dubbed a pioneer in wellness real estate, and Dr. Deepak Chopra, an alternative medicine guru. “With the creation of the Stay Well Meetings program, we have made a breakthrough in the design and approach of business meetings,” said Delos Founder Paul Scialla. “These features not only provide health benefits to attendees, but also lead to increased… more
Aug 27, 2014
Reed Exhibitions North America has continued to grow its business into the U.S. and Mexico and leading that charge has been Nancy Walsh, executive vice president for North American Tradeshows Effective immediately, Walsh, who has been with Reed for 29 years, was promoted to president, Reed Exhibitions North America.   “Nancy is uniquely prepared and qualified to lead the North American business,” said Chet Burchett, President, Americas, for Reed Exhibitions.  “Her commitment has been unwavering and her contributions to our customers and our business have… more
Aug 27, 2014
OFFPRICE, a trade show for retail buyers and off-price specialists, celebrated its 40th show and 20 years in business Aug.16-19 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas.  Approximately 26 of the shows have been held at the Sands. What started in 1995 in a few rooms stripped of furniture at the former Debbie Reynolds Hotel has grown into a thriving show and an integral part of the Fashion Week that takes over Las Vegas twice a year. “That first year, we had 24 exhibitors and we still have 15 of them today,” said Todd Fabos, marketing manager at OFFPRICE. Owned by U.K.-based… more
Aug 26, 2014
In step the rising interest in China for high-end home textile products, a greater focus is placed on design-related events and exhibitors at this year’s Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles. Taking place Aug. 27-29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, around 1,350 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions will fill 13 halls and 150,400 square meters.   Looking to take advantage of the demand in China for premium products at the fair is a number of the industry’s top editors, including Designers Guild, JAB and LaCanTouch, which represents the CASADECO, Flordelis, Jean… more
Aug 26, 2014
Kuala Lumpur will chalk up another notch of “firsts” with the upcoming 2014 Toastmasters International Convention, set to be held Aug. 20-23 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. For the first time in its 90-year history, Toastmasters is holding its International Convention outside of North America and across the globe in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This convention, which targets 2,000 participants from around the world, is estimated to generate RM32.4 million in economic impact for Malaysia. According to Zulkefli Haji Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), “The… more
Aug 26, 2014
The second running of Reed Exhibition’s World Smart Energy Week Osaka is expected to attract around 200 exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors to Intex Osaka next month. Organised by Reed Exhibitions Japan, the three-day trade show will take place Sept. 3-5. World Smart Energy Week Osaka will feature four specialised exhibitions this year with PV Expo Osaka and PV System Expo Osaka being joined by two newly launched events – Battery Osaka and International Smart Grid Expo Osaka. The show is expected to double in size from last year, and feature notable exhibitors including Yingli Green Energy,… more
Aug 26, 2014
MAGIC Market Week brought the passion for fashion Aug. 19-21 to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Advanstar Global’s biannual trade show is comprised of 10shows that cover everything from apparel to swimwear and footwear. This summer’s event spanned a little more than 1 million net square feet, showcased about 5,000 exhibitors and attracted about 70,000 attendees. “We’re up from February across the board in attendance and square footage,” said Christopher Griffin, president of WWDMAGIC and Sourcing. “We’re also up in the high-single to low-double digits in… more