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Jan 31, 2012
Two big shows just named power keynotes: President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, will address attendees at the 2012 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, and the National Association of Broadcasters has chosen Marina Gorbis, executive director of the Institute for the Future, to address NAB Show attendees. The NRA Show is on tap May 5-8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, and NAB Show is scheduled April 14-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “President Clinton has a unique perspective on our nation and the world,”… more
Jan 30, 2012
This year, the American Meat Institute’s AMI Expo will be collocated with three other shows in Dallas, but in 2013, the show will break away from that collocation and instead team up with the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association’s and American Feed Association’s International Poultry Expo in Atlanta. For the 2012 show, the AMI Expo is collocated with the Food Marketing Institute’s Food Retail Show, the Untied Fresh Produce Association’s United Fresh 2012 and the U.S. Food Showcase May 1-3 at the Dallas Convention Center. This year will be the first time AMI Expo… more
Jan 29, 2012
And the good news just keeps on coming, with several shows across a broad spectrum – from fancy foods to convention managers to retail – all reporting record-breaking numbers. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade reported that their recent Winter Fancy Food Show, which was held Jan. 15-17 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, drew the biggest crowds the show had ever had, with 18,000 buyers checking out the marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages on the West Coast. The showfloor also was completely sold out, covering 206,000 square… more
Jan 26, 2012
Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf posted gains in not only overall sales, from $359 million in 2010 to $382 million in 2011, but also revenue surged from $443 million in 2010 to $476 million last year.   Subject to final approval of the balance sheet, the company is reporting a post-tax result of $20 million for financial year 2011, compared with $10.6 million in 2010.    Almost one-third of the company’s total sales were generated from the Messe Duesseldorf’s ever-growing international portfolio.   “Our growing international presence and the high number of… more
Jan 25, 2012
Evidence of Reed Exhibition's global expansion plan is likely the strongest in China, where the company currently has six member companies: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm, Reed Huabo, Reed Huaqun, Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai) and Reed Guanghe. Managers from all of those member companies recently were brought together at the Reed Exhibitions Greater China 2012 China Summit. Every year, the one-day conference, which takes place in Beijing, brings together executives from the top echelons of Reed worldwide with the company's senior managers in China. This year, Reed Exhibitions'… more
Jan 25, 2012
Trade Show News Network, a division of U.K.-based Tarsus Group, is pleased to announce Louisville, Ky., has been chosen as the host for the 3rd Annual TSNN T-awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence Nov. 2-4. モWe are very excited and honored to bring the TSNN T-awards to Louisville and have no doubt the award winners will be impressed with what the city has to offer as a first-class trade show destination,ヤ said Rachel Wimberly, TSNN's president. モThis event will honor the most successful tradeshows in the country for 2011. Louisville is thrilled to be the host city for these prominent… more
Jan 25, 2012
Reed Exhibitions recently released the results of its delayed in-cosmetics Asia show. The exhibition was originally scheduled to be held in November in Bangkok, Thailand. The event was delayed until mid-December due to the severe flooding that hit Thailand last autumn. in-cosmetics Asia attracted nearly 3,900 visitors – including more than 1,000 from 53 countries. 266 companies from 29 countries exhibited at the show – a 13 percent increase, compared with the 2010 edition of the event. in-cosmetics covered 3,329 square meters at Bangkok's International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC).… more
Jan 25, 2012
According to the Thailand Convention… more
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