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Jun 26, 2014
Earlier this week, it was announced that PMMI Director of Expositions A.J. Janosko, who was 45, passed away suddenly as the result of an accident over the weekend, and now the A.J. Janosko Education Trust has been established for his two sons. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking people to please donate to the trust.  In addition, funeral arrangements are as follows: Calling hours will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Advent Funeral & Cremation Services (7211 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, Va.). Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday,… more
Jun 25, 2014
The Minneapolis Convention Center will have a nearly $14.5 million facelift to enhance the “relationship building” for clients and to remain competitive by being more efficient, flexible and better able to respond to the needs of the customers, according to venue officials. The enhancements will take place during a two-year period, while the MCC prepares for a busy time in its schedule Some of the improvements include the Visitor Information Center, which is located in the main lobby and is being completely renovated, as well as moved closer to the facility’s main entrance… more
Jun 24, 2014
If you’re standing by a Jurassic Park dinosaur and notice a group of Stormtroopers walking by, chances are you’re at Advanstar Communications’ Licensing Expo. The 2014 even took over Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas June 17–19 and saw a strong uptick in retailers and international attendance. “We’ve spent a lot of time focusing on targeting retailers and retail attendance is up by 20 percent,” said Chris DeMoulin, president of Licensing & EVP Worldwide Customer Development at Advanstar Communications. “It’s a global show,… more
Jun 23, 2014
HITEC 2014, a hospitality technology show, officially has kicked off, running June 23–26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the show already is off to a great start. “We have grown again from last year, both in number of exhibitors and show square footage, at nearly a 12 percent increase from 2013,” said Steven Stout, CAE, director of Meetings and Special Events, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals, which runs the show. He added,  “The exhibitor demand was so great for this year we added ‘Supporter Benefits’ packages for those… more
Jun 23, 2014
CHINA-PHARM 2014, 19th China International Pharmaceutical Industry Exhibition, will take place from Oct. 28-31 in Shenzhen. The event will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and the China Center for Food and Drug International Exchange (CCPIE). The International Forum on Pharmaceuticals, Food and Cosmetics will be held concurrently. Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai is the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, known as the organizer of interpack, the leading international trade fair for the packaging industry, and MEDICA, the No. 1 trade show… more
Jun 23, 2014
Organised by the GSM Association (GSMA), the 3rd edition of Mobile Asia Expo reportedly attracted more than 26,000 unique visitors from 93 countries and regions over three halls at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). GSMA defines unique visitors as individual attendees at the event, including delegates, exhibitors, contractors and media. The three-day show took place from 11th to 13th June 2014, and was attended by a range of industry players representing mobile operators, device makers, equipment providers, software companies and Internet companies, as well as… more
Jun 23, 2014
PMMI Director of Expositions A.J. Janosko, who was 45, passed away suddenly as the result of an accident over the weekend. “It is with deep sadness that I announce the sudden passing of A.J. Janosko, director of expositions for PMMI, who passed away yesterday as a result of an accident over the weekend,” said Chuck Yuska, president and CEO, PMMI. Yuska added that Janosko joined PMMI in August 2012 to fill a newly created position, handling much of the day-to-day show management. Janosko worked on a portfolio of shows that included PACK EXPO Las Vegas, which drew more than 23,000… more
Jun 23, 2014
Preliminary estimates indicate a record-breaking 9,000 industry professionals participated in Asian Attractions Expo 2014, an international conference and exhibition for the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Attractions Expo, which is produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), took place at the June 18-20 at the China National Convention Center. The estimated total number of registered participants represents an increase of more than 67percent, compared with the 2013 Expo in Singapore. That number includes… more
Jun 23, 2014
International exhibition organiser, ITE Group plc, has expanded its operations in Southeast Asia with the acquisition of a 50% stake in Indonesia-based organiser, PT Debindo Unggul Buana Makmur(DUBM), for an undisclosed amount. The completion of the acquisition is subject to the approval of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board – BKPM. Exhibition specialist brokers, Mayfield Media Strategies, represented DUBM in the deal. According to ITE, the original shareholders of DUBM will continue to manage the business. DUBM are the owners of the Indobuildtech Expoportfolio, which is held… more
Jun 23, 2014
If the standing-room only crowd in the “Healthcare Industry Trends Changing the Events Experience” session during the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting was any indication, it was obvious that top of mind for a lot of suppliers, health care corporate exhibitors and medical associations was the topsy-turvy times in their industry. Chris Metzger, Freeman’s vice president of corporate accounts, led the session on the first full day of the meeting at the Cleveland Convention Center. “Medical and healthcare events have had a… more