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Apr 22, 2012
Last week, NASDAQ-listed B2B media company Global Sources released an update on its first half revenue forecast. Revenue forecast has been revised down from the previous range of US$108 million to US$110 million to the range of US$104 million to US$106 million. Company management also expects EPS to drop from the range of US$0.36 to US$0.38, to the range of US$0.31 to US$0.34. Merle A. Hinrichs, executive chairman of Global Sources, said “Our customers have become increasingly conservative with their marketing budgets and as such we are now revising our revenue and net income… more
Apr 22, 2012
The Las Vegas Sands Corp announced plans to further expand its portfolio of integrated resorts (IR) across Asia, where company chairman and CEO, Sheldon Adelson, specifically highlighted South Korea, Japan and Vietnam for two IRs in each destination. Cities currently earmarked for development include Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Taipei, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In Asia, LVS currently operates the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel, Plaza Macao, Sands Macao, and the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore, in addition to the newly opened Sands Cotai Central in Macau. Sands Cotai Central reportedly features… more
Apr 19, 2012
Put together thousands of creative, like-minded buyers and sellers dedicated to an innovative industry undergoing a digital revolution and serious business is sure to occur, recession or no recession. That’s exactly what took place at the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show, the world’s largest annual electronic media trade show and conference for broadcasters, digital media and entertainment professionals, held April 14-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Despite the fact that attendance was flat with the year before, NAB boasted an uptick in exhibitor… more
Apr 18, 2012
As the home of the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland already has a lot to brag about, but with $2 billion of additional tourist development on tap, including a new downtown convention center and medical mart, several hotels and the first Ohio-based Casino, just to name a few projects, the Lake Erie city has even more to show off. The city’s convention and visitors bureau, Positively Cleveland, did just that by inviting more than 30 meeting planners to town to experience not only the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, but also check out Cleveland’s 1… more
Apr 17, 2012
More and more shows are realizing that attendees want to be engaged more than just a few days on a physical showfloor. As a result, organizations such as the National Association of Convenience Stores are taking their events into the virtual world. The 2012 NACS Show Virtual site will allow retailers to experience the NACS Show before, during and after the live event, which takes place October 7-10 in Las Vegas. This year’s site is significantly enhanced from last year, with much more robust content and a cleaner look that allows for easier navigation, according to NACS organizers… more
Apr 17, 2012
The American Society of Association Executives is expecting close to 800 marketing, membership, and communication association professionals to attend the 2012 Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference (MMCC) May 23-24 at the Washington Convention Center.   With more than 30 learning labs, two general sessions, half-day workshops and Ignite presentations, attendees will have several ways to learn new trends, gather best practices and gain new insights.   Sarah Sladek , author of “The End of Membership As We Know It”, published by ASAE’s Association… more
Apr 17, 2012
More and more shows are realizing that attendees want to be engaged more than just a few days on a physical showfloor.   As a result, organizations such as the National Association of Convenience Stores are taking their events into the virtual world.   The 2012 NACS Show Virtual site will allow retailers to experience the NACS Show before, during and after the live event, which takes place October 7-10 in Las Vegas.   This year’s site is significantly enhanced from last year, with much more robust content and a cleaner look that allows for easier navigation, according to… more
Apr 16, 2012
The Face2Face Series is sponsored by MarketArt. While some people might anticipate big challenges with a sense of trepidation, David Audrain thinks they’re what keep life interesting. But then, this 19-year trade show veteran, who recently became president and CEO of Clarion Events North America, has never been one to shy away from daunting propositions. Like the time he had to learn everything he needed to know about being a show manager – in nine weeks. “When I moved to the U.S., I ended up working for the Texas Restaurant Association, managing part of their membership… more
Apr 15, 2012
In 2008, European show organizer EUROVET bought a 30-percent stake in CURVExpo, a show for designer lingerie, men's underwear and swimwear In North America, and more recently, it sealed the deal by buying the other 70-percent stake of the company.   CURVE xpo was launched in 2007 by co-founders Jean-Luc Teinturier and Laurence Teinturier and is held in New York and Las Vegas.   Since its inception, the show has grown so fast there now are four shows annually, two each for the West and East Coast markets.   "CURVExpo and Jean-Luc and Laurence have been very strong… more
Apr 11, 2012
A few years ago, fed up with high labor rates and working conditions in Chicago at the time, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association took a big gamble and decided to move its triennial show, NPE2012, which had been in the Windy City for 40 years, to the untested waters of Orlando.   There were several unknowns in taking a chance on Orlando, according to William R. Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI, the biggest one being the city had never had hosted a heavy machinery show of this magnitude before.   Even though labor costs were going to be lower than in Chicago, there were… more

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