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97th annual meeting reveals first quarter results

More than 900 members of Atlanta’s hospitality industry gathered at the 97th Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) Annual Meeting on April 15. The meeting honored Centennial Olympic Park’s impact on Atlanta’s $11 billion tourism industry and revealed an outstanding

Posted in Southeast News

Nimlok Chicago recognized for Business Excellence

  Nimlok Chicago was recognized by The Business Ledger, a business newspaper for suburban Chicago, at an evening reception on March 18 at the Danada House in Wheaton, Ill. The Annual Awards for Business Excellence are given annually for business

Posted in Midwest News

Bar Association Conference to christen new Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre

  The five-story Marina Bay Sands and Expo Convention Centre offers 120,000 square meters (393,700 square feet) of space for more than 45,000 attendees. The first phase of the $5.5 billion Marina Bay Sands Resort and Expo and Convention Centre

Posted in International

Global Exhibit Alliance expands

On April 9, the Global Exhibit Alliance (GEA) expanded to include Matrex as its newest global member, bringing the exhibitor service organization’s membership to 10.  GEA is the tradeshow industry’s only network of independent exhibit agencies that share common business

Posted in International

Las Vegas Convention industry protests fire inspection fee hike

  The LVCVA has taken a lead role on behalf of the city’s convention industry regarding the proposed fee hike. Photo courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau Southern Nevada’s Clark County Fire Department is proposing a substantial fee hike for

Posted in Southwest News

Sign Display & Allied Crafts Local Union 510 approves new contract

  Mike Hardeman, Business Representative; Melinda Stewart, Octane Group, NorCal Office; Don Svehla, Publisher, ECN; Joe Toback, JATC Training Coordinator and Josh Ende, Field Representative. On March 29th, the members of Local 510 met, discussed, questioned and commented on the

Posted in Southwest News

Global Spectrum outpaces convention industry at Duke Energy Convention Center

Global Spectrum, the facility management company at Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Convention Center, has exceeded its 2009 budget by $10,426. While many venues in the convention center industry, both large and small, suffered significant deficits due to challenging economic conditions, Global

Posted in Midwest News

PICO closes Atlanta branch office

The Atlanta branch for exhibit design company Pico North America closed its doors on March 12. The company announced their plans in mid March to have the branch file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the United States Court for the

Posted in Southeast News

IML increases its industry accessibility with L.A. office

On the heels of major product launch, IML announced the opening of its Los Angeles office to better serve the West Coast.  The international events technology leader has recruited Liz Connors to serve as director of business development for the region.

Posted in Southwest News

EWI Worldwide, NUSSLI bring pavilion to life

  The architectural layout of the pavilion provides a unique aerial view of a silver shining polygonal sculpture. EWI Worldwide, a U.S.-based, global, live communications company, and NUSSLI, a leading Swiss-based supplier of infrastructures for events, trade fairs and exhibitions,

Posted in International