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Apr 17, 2017

Two long-time facility leaders – the Houston George R. Brown Convention Center’s David Osterhout and the New Orleans Ernest N. Moral Convention Center’s Robert Johnson – both are set to retire.

Osterhout, known universally as simply Dave O, is turning in his keys after nearly three decades as the facility manager at the George R. Brown CC.

Osterhout, 69, retires on April 28 with a celebration joined by co-workers, clients, partners and many other friends.

His first order of business in the new life of leisure will be to head to his lake house north of Houston to gather… more

Apr 13, 2017

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will be getting much-needed nearby hotel room inventory when a new Omni Hotel & Resorts-branded hotel opens in early 2021.

An agreement for the $550 million project was signed between the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) and Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts.

With a variety of innovative guest amenities, the hotel will be among the city’s largest, with 1,050-plus rooms and suites, as well as 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, which includes a 25,000 sq. ft. grand ballroom.

These are key features… more

Apr 13, 2017

Hannover Fairs USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Hannover, Germany’s Deutsche Messe will combine two of HANNOVER MESSE portfolio trade shows, Industrial Automation and Motion, Drive & Automation, to form Integrated Automation, Motion & Drives (IAMD).

The new trade show will feature the full range of industrial automation, power transmission and fluid power solutions for the factory of the future.

“Industry 4.0 and the global manufacturing markets desire for digitally integrated products is the driving force behind this merger,” said Larry Turner, president and CEO of HFUSA… more

Apr 13, 2017

T3 Expo and Intelligent Product Solutions have developed T3 Tracker, a new mobile app solution designed to help trade show exhibitors and organizers track, locate or find shipped items at convention venues in an easy, hassle-free and systematic way.

Currently available on the Google Android platform, the app is intended to solve the frustration and anxiety experienced by marketing executives and event organizers trying to locate goods that have been “dropped” at a trade show location with hundreds of thousands of other deliveries in a building that can be more than a… more

Apr 11, 2017

Reed Exhibitions Greater China appointed Josephine Lee to the role of COO, effective April 1.

Lee takes up the appointment after several successful years as senior vice president and later in 2016 as executive vice president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China.

 In this new position, in addition to sales and marketing responsibilities, Lee will oversee Reed Greater China’s entire portfolio of events, as well as the operations team.

Josephine Lee joined Reed Exhibitions Greater China in 2003 and was a core part of the setup of its Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen… more

Apr 11, 2017

The 21st Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) concluded last week, attracting more than 8,000 visitors, which represents an increase of 9% from last year.

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the four-day event ran from 13th to 16th March 2017, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, over 800 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions showcased their latest productions at the event.

More than 70 special events were held during FILMART, including thematic seminars, press conferences and networking events.… more

Apr 11, 2017

E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. (EJK), a leading exhibition and conference organiser, has announced plans to bring its International Drone Expo (IDE) series to Shanghai later in 2017.

Running from 28th June to 1st July 2017, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), the IDE International Drone Expo Shanghai will partner with GSMA and will be co-located with the Mobile World Congress Shanghai.

The IDE International Drone Expo Shanghai will feature a wide range of exhibitors including drone manufacturers, service producers, distributors and resellers.… more

Apr 11, 2017

Italy-based BolognaFiere has launched a new copyright trade and licensing show dedicated to publishing, international rights and licensing.

The show will bring U.S. publishers and agents together with their global counterparts and will attract booksellers and librarians to both groups. ,

The new event is scheduled for May 30– June 1, 2018 and will be held in midtown Manhattan.

“BolognaFiere is dedicated to fostering cross-cultural cooperation and international trade among publishers,” said Franco Boni president of BolognaFiere. “With the debut of this new trade show,… more

Apr 11, 2017

Global Sources will open its spring trade show series next month in Hong Kong. In total, the company’s events will feature more than 8,800 booths at its exhibition held at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE).

Global Sources Electronics will be held in two phases. The first phase will run April 11-4, showcasing 3,600 booths focused on consumer electronics, virtual reality and gaming, electronic components and smart living.

The second phase, Mobile Electronics, will be held April 18-21, featuring categories such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, accessories, and AR/VR. The organiser expects… more

Apr 11, 2017

International exhibition organiser, Messe München, recently closed three shows in Shanghai, occupying more than 110,000 m2 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), running from 14th to 16th March.

productronica China, together with electronica China, covered an exhibition area of more than 69,000 m2, featuring 1,230 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions, up 13% year-on-year. Some 68,215 visitors attended both three-day events, which represents an increase of 11% over last year. productronica China serves the electronics manufacturing industry; while electronica… more