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Rev. Al Sharpton to Give Keynote at 1st Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Boston Oct. 5

The inaugural Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions in Boston Oct. 4-6, will be a comprehensive forum for the vast array of business and employment opportunities when recreational marijuana is fully legalized in Massachusetts in January 2018. For three days,

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Posted in Northeast News, World

Agenda for SGIA Printed Electronics Symposium Oct. 10 Conference at New Orleans’ ENMCC

SGIA’s 2017 Printed Electronics Symposium will focus on e-textiles, with a day of presentations exploring markets and applications for wearable technology. The October 10 conference will be held at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in conjunction with the

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Posted in Southeast News, World

$200 Milllion Renovation Underway for Jamaica’s Montego Bay Convention Center

The Montego Bay Convention Center in St. James, Jamaica, will receive a $200 million renovation, which government officials hope will enhance the venue’s appeal for large events and stem the financial losses the center has experienced recently. Officials say that

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Posted in International, World

IT&CM Asia 2017 Localizes Preview Reception in Bangkok To Woo Thai Buyers

IT&CMA, together with the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, put together a special preview roadshow for local Thai buyers in Bangkok, Thailand, last month to showcase the upcoming leading MICE and Corporate Travel event centered in the Asia-Pacific. The event venue and

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Posted in International, World

Blackstone buys Clarion for $780M

Officials have announced that U.S.-based Blackstone, a private equity firm based in New York, has acquired U.K.-based Clarion Events, a global event organizer, for $780 million. The acquisition will make Blackstone one of the largest event organizers operating in the

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Posted in International, World

Nimlok Chicago Names Ivan Ouzounov as President

Nimlok Chicago, an exclusive and expert Nimlok exhibit and display distributor based in Des Plaines, Ill., announces that it has added Ivan Ouzounov as president to its growing team of professionals. Mr. Ouzounov joins Nimlok Chicago with 12 years’ experience

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Posted in People, People on the Move

Australian Events Warns of Scam

Exhibition industry officials in Australia are warning potential clients of a scam that has emerged recently in which exhibitors are being fooled into paying site fees to a company not associated with the exhibition industry. In a message distributed through

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Posted in International, World

Digital Age Show Service Kits – By Lesley Martin

Each show provides a packet containing vital information for exhibitors. Photo credit: Hargrove, Inc. What is a Show Service Kit? A show or service kit is a packet that consolidates a trade show exhibitor’s need-to-know information and order forms. What’s

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Posted in I&D Series, Industry Resources

E3 Draws Huge Increase in Attendees

Conducted as something of an experiment in response to industry pressure, opening the 2017 E3 show floor on June 13-16 to consumers has proved to be a success for show organizers who say total attendance was up 36 percent compared

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Posted in Southwest News, World

International Meetings and Events Planning Is Stable

According to research conducted among meeting planners by Successful Meetings, 82 percent of respondents say their international meeting programs have stayed the same or increased in 2017, with about half saying terror threats or even President Trump’s politics are not

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Posted in International, World
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