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Jul 19, 2012
Despite the stresses the retail sector and its respective trade shows have undergone since the downturn, some events are holding strong and staying viable, including those representing the home furnishings market. Case in point is the biannual Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market, held July 11-18 at AmericasMart Atlanta, known as the largest permanent wholesale merchandise marketplace of its kind. With three buildings, 61 floors and more than 4.2 million net square feet of exhibit space housing a plethora of furniture, home… more
Jul 18, 2012
Toronto is host for the American Head and Neck Society’s International Conference for the second time July 21-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event will attract nearly 2,000 international surgeons, oncologists, scientists and allied health professionals treating head and neck cancer. "The International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer has been the world's pre-eminent meeting for head and neck cancer since its inception in 1984. This year, both our content and our delegates are very international, as is our host city," said Jeffrey N. Myers, MD, PhD and… more
Jul 18, 2012
Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, has partnered with the Midwest and Great Lakes chapters of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to supply pharmaceutical insight at PACK EXPO International 2012 on tap Oct. 28-31 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. “ISPE members are pharmaceutical industry leaders, and we’re very pleased that these chapters will have a presence at PACK EXPO International 2012,” said Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. He added, “By contributing to… more
Jul 18, 2012
Messe Duesseldorf’s robust medical-themed portfolio is having a busy summer, with several recent news announcements. MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, will feature the new program element “AppCircus”. At the AppCircus, innovative health apps will be presented by their creators with the goal of bringing developers, start-up companies and the organizations involved in the software development together with potential users and project partners from the medical sector and the purchasing side. The apps to be presented at… more
Jul 17, 2012
AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s IMTS – International Manufacturing Technology Show is just around the corner, and the organization announced it has teamed with Trillium CNC/CNC Jobs for its first-ever IMTS 2012 Job Center. The show, held Sept. 10-15 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will have the job center in the West Building, where it will provide a forum for the IMTS community to learn more about and make connections to careers in manufacturing. Companies will have access to top level talent for manufacturing positions, and job seekers will find… more
Jul 17, 2012
When next week’s Texworld USA opens its doors July 24-26 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York, the show will have record exhibitor participation on the showfloor, with 328 companies and associations from 14 countries. Messe Frankfurt’s show is in its 13th edition and will feature first-time exhibitors from Brazil, Lebanon and Malaysia, while participation from key sourcing regions such as Turkey, Hong Kong and Korea has increased. Texworld USA also will have a new Turkey National Pavilion offering the latest in luxurious fabrics, according to show officials.… more
Jul 16, 2012
Even though it’s a smaller event than the mammoth winter show, this year’s Summer NAMM event in Nashville packed a punch, drawing a 20-percent increase in buyers, compared with the 2011 event.   Besides more buyers, there also was a 9-percent increase in exhibitors to 372, compared with last year, at the National Association of Music Merchants’ show held July 12-14 at the Nashville Convention Center.   Part of the uptick in exhibitors came from 75 new brands that were on the showfloor and another 75 brands that returned to the show.   In fact, a new brand… more
Jul 16, 2012
Nominations are now being accepted for The Expo Group’s Show Manager of the Year Awards (SMOTY) returning this November.  In conjunction with the 3rd Annual TSNN T-Awards (www.T-awards.com) , the SMOTY Awards will be presented Nov. 3 in Louisville. Five innovative show managers will be honored at the gala dinner and take part in the weekend-long TSNN industry celebration. In addition to industry-wide recognition, SMOTY honorees receive a $500 donation to the charity of their choice courtesy of The Expo Group. “We started this award program over 10 years ago to bring… more
Jul 15, 2012
Not only did the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s EXPO PACK México2012, held June 26-29 at Centro Banamex in Mexico City, break new records with its showfloor, but the association also decided to expand its presence in the country with a new show launch in Guadalajara. The EXPO PACK México  show spanned 18,475 net square meters (198,800 net square feet) of exhibit space, a 13-percent increase compared with previous editions, and welcomed 5,139 attendees and 1,015 exhibiting companies. “Mexico is an important, rapidly expanding market, and the… more
Jul 15, 2012
Exhibitors at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington, D.C., donated more than 135,000 pounds of specialty chocolate, cheese, olive oil, pasta sauces, meats and produce - enough to fill six tractor trailers - to area residents in need. The donation to the Capital Area Food Bank, the Washington metropolitan area’s largest hunger relief organization, is helping to provide 100,000 meals to people at risk for hunger. The food was collected at the end of the three-day event by 340 volunteers who fanned out across the exhibit halls to gather food from exhibitors from Egypt to Ecuador and… more

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