Jun 06, 2012
In a partnership between two for-profit trade show companies, 1105 Media has teamed up with Bobit Business Media to relaunch law enforcement show TREXPO May 13-15 at the Walter E. Washington (D.C.) Convention Center. The TREXPO show will run alongside 1105’s GovSec Government Security Conference & Expo and the Contingency Planning & Management Conference & Expo. This year’s GovSec event attracted 3,200 attendees, an increase of 29 percent, compared with 2011. “We are delighted to be able to work with Bobit to revive this terrific event,” said Neal Vitale… more
Jun 05, 2012
E3 Expo has made its home in Los Angeles for the majority of its 18-year existence, but with a construction project looming and concerns of how it may or may not impact existing shows, the video game convention has yet to resign a contract to bring the show back next year.   "We are in negotiations to ensure E3 continues to be a best-in-class and invaluable experience for our members, exhibitors and attendees,” said Rich Taylor, senior vice president of Communications and Industry Affairs for the Entertainment Software Association, the show’s owner.   He added,… more
Jun 05, 2012
Twenty-percent more attendees took advantage of the sessions and networking opportunities at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Midyear Meeting May 31-June 1 in Washington, D.C. "This meeting is all about intimate engagement," said IAEE President Steven Hacker, CAE, FASAE. He added, "As opposed to Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition, this meeting is smaller by design to allow attendees to really connect in a way that you simply cannot do among 2,000-plus attendees. It is a great building block not only in terms of networking but… more
Jun 04, 2012
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s Expo Pack Mexico has sold out all of its exhibit space in advance of the June 26-29 event at Centro Banamex in Mexico City. The 193,800 net square feet-plus showfloor will be approximately 10-percent larger than 2011, featuring 910 exhibitors from 26 nations, according to show officials. “Packaging and processing are functions of companies all over the world, and the increasingly global nature of EXPO PACK México reflects that reality,” said Jose Martinez, director of PMMI’s Latin America office. He added,… more
Jun 04, 2012
Several people will be honored for their leadership during a ceremony at the American Society of Association Executive’s 2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition Aug. 11-14 in Dallas.   Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, CAE, president and CEO of American College of Healthcare Executives will receive this year’s Key Award.   The Key Award honors the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole, according to ASAE officials.   In addition, Christine… more
Jun 03, 2012
Following a strategic review, Gaylord Entertainment has decided to sell the Gaylord Hotels brand and the rights to manage its four convention center/hotels properties to Marriott International for $210 million. Once the sale is finalized, Gaylord will continue to own its hotel properties and other businesses and will reorganize and elect to be treated as a real estate investment trust (REIT) effective Jan. 1. By transferring day-to-day control of the hotels to Marriott, Gaylord expects to save $33 million to $40 million a year. The four properties include the Gaylord Opryland Resort and… more
Jun 03, 2012
As I am walking up Ala Wai Boulevard to the Hawaii Convention Center, I see that the back of the Hawaii Convention Center abuts the Ala Wai Canal. It reminds me of McCormick Place in Chicago and even the San Diego Convention Center, both being on the waterfront.   As I round the corner to the front of the building I realize that is where the convention centers diverge in similarity, and the Hawaii Convention Centers stands on its own.   June Matsumoto, director of international markets and business development for the Hawaii Convention Center, takes me on a tour of the ‘sense… more
May 31, 2012
Trade Show News Network will be wrapping up its collection of the 2011 TSNN Top 50 Canadian Trade Shows June 14, so if you are a Canada-based show organizer submit your show as soon as possible. Please click HERE to submit your event. The 2010 TSNN Top 50 Canadian Trade Shows can be viewed HERE. The list is culled from show management and data supplied to TSNN, the list represents the top 50 trade shows held last year in ranked by net square footage in Canada. The top show in Canada in 2010 was the Regina Exhibition Association’s Western Canada Farm Progress Show, with a whopping 1,… more
May 29, 2012
IMEX Group’s 10th annual IMEX event, held May 22-24 in Frankfurt, snagged impressive numbers, with the show scoring a 21-percent increase in buyer appointments with exhibitors to reach a total of 64,000. Forty thousand of those appointments were individual ones, and the remaining were group appointments, according to Ray Bloom, chairman of the IMEX Group. Bloom also said that just fewer than 4,000 hosted buyers attended the show from an overall total of nearly 9,000 visitors from around the world.   Exhibitors at IMEX 2012 gave the show positive reviews. “The number of… more
May 28, 2012
Detroit’s Cobo Center $221 million renovation and expansion has marked an important milestone in stage one of Phase III of the five-year project, with the onset of construction of the three-story atrium that links the main floor of the venue with a new entrance facing the Detroit River. "Today's the day when the caterpillar officially enters its cocoon and begins its transformation into a butterfly," said Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority Board Chair Larry Alexander. He added, "When complete, this area will be the most visually dramatic and breathtaking… more

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