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Mar 06, 2019
Last month, the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority awarded Chemical Bank the exclusive naming rights for Cobo Center via a 22-year, $1.5 million-per-year agreement. According to Claude Molinari, general manager of the downtown Detroit facility, the DRCFA’s selection of Chemical Bank represents strong financial future and a big move toward Cobo becoming a self-sustaining facility by 2024. “This unprecedented naming rights agreement is a great win for all parties,” Molinari said. “Chemical Bank makes a strong statement of commitment to the region and secured naming rights to a… more
Mar 05, 2019
Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Programme (BFP) has reportedly doubled the value of business events secured in Australia in the past three months reaching A$187 million (US$134 million). Since the launch of the BFP in July 2018, a total of 14 new events have been confirmed for Australia. Since the launch of BFP, the number of applications received from the Australian business events industry was almost 80. According to media reports, the total expenditure by international business events visitors for the year ended September 2018 was A$4.9 billion (US$3.5 billion), an increase… more
Mar 05, 2019
Child Edu & Care Japan, the first and only trade fair for products and services related to childcare and education in Japan, will be launched for the first time June 7-8 at the Shinjuku NS Building in Tokyo. As one of the largest trade fair organizers in the world, Messe Frankfurt’s subsidiary in Japan is expanding its portfolio by providing the ideal business and communication platform for nursery schools, kindergartens and products, respectively service providers for the childcare industry in Japan.  With an increasing demand for childcare facilities in Japan, the Japanese government… more
Mar 05, 2019
Comexposium has added Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS) to its already successful joint venture partnership with Amara Pameran International (API). IMOS, the biggest motorcycle show in Indonesia will pave a new positive energy under the direction of Seven Event, Indonesia’s renowned professional exhibition organizer (PEO), the joint venture platform of Comexposium and API. Previously organized by Amara Pameran Internasional (API), Indonesia Motorcycle Show or best known as IMOS were held biennale since 2014 and it has been the place for motorcycle enthusiasts and public that seeks the latest… more
Mar 05, 2019
In a development for China’s textile care market, it’s been announced that the upcoming edition of the new TXCA & CLE show, an international trade fair for textile laundry, leather care, cleaning technology and equipment, will be held Sept. 25-27 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China. The news comes on the back of a new joint-venture agreement last year between the Texcare Asia show and the China Laundry Expo, meaning the merged shows now serve as the largest international exhibition for laundry equipment and technology in the rapidly evolving Asian market. Organised by… more
Mar 05, 2019
Connect (formerly known as Collinson Media & Events) will partner with International Association of Exhibitions and Events to host a Women’s Leadership Forum for the first time this year, to continue in 2020 and 2021. Known as a leader in the meetings, events, travel and tourism industry, Connect will co-locate the forum with its largest reverse-style trade show event, also named Connect. This year’s event will take place Aug. 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. Programming for the Women’s Leadership Forum will provide the knowledge, strategies, motivation and inspiration needed to help… more
Mar 05, 2019
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has released the seventh and final report in its Attendee ROI Playbook series, a multiple fact sheet series that identifies general attendee practices while delivering insights on differences by specific attendee categories. Designed to summarize all aspects in the Attendee ROI study as well as analyze how attendee preferences and behaviors vary by the size of an event, “Where Value and Metrics Vary by Event Size,” uncovers competitive advantages for B2B exhibitions large and small, according to Nancy Drapeau, CEIR vice president of research. “… more
Mar 05, 2019
In a move demonstrating its increasing interest in business travel, Airbnb has acquired Gaest.com—proving the duo is a match made in heaven just in time for Valentine’s Day. Gaest.com, an online marketplace designed to help meeting and event planners find inspiring spaces for short-term rentals (hours or days), was founded in 2015 in Denmark. It now operates across six continents on a platform similar to that of Airbnb, where hosts can list their spaces and also provide other add-ons to enhance the experience. As the demand for more creative, flexible meeting spaces continues to rise,… more
Mar 04, 2019
See who’s making big strides in their career this month. Have more people news to share? Send it to kogletree@tsnn.com to be included in our next story. Jim Kelley has joined Fern, a national marketing support and trade show services provider, as vice president of marketing and industry relations. His career has spanned roles with exposition service contractors, convention centers and hotels, and he was most recently with Production Resource Group. In his new position, Kelley will lead strategy for Fern and NexxtShow’s industry events, as well as be part of its sales leadership team. The… more
Mar 04, 2019
Despite headwinds, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research reports that the recent growth of the exhibition industry continued during the fourth quarter of 2018. The growth of the industry, as measured by the CEIR Total Index, accelerated from a year-over-year gain of 0.9 percent in the third quarter to 2.5 percent in the fourth quarter. “The performance during the fourth quarter shows the resilience of the exhibition industry despite uncertainties surrounding the trade negotiation with China, volatile stock markets and slowing world economic growth,” said CEIR Economist Allen Shaw,… more