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MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Sold to Blackstone

MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay Sold to Blackstone

By Ray Smith Exhibit City News MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts are being sold to real estate investment company Blackstone Group for $4.6 billion in a joint venture lease-back transaction, The Wall Street Journal reported on Jan. 14. The two massive Las Vegas...

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The staff of Exhibit City News hopes that you spend today and every day being inspired by the grace, courage and wisdom of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. May we create the world that he dreamed of -- that people of all races, religions and creeds are not judged by...

Clark County Building Dept. Meeting re: Tradeshow Permits is Today!

Clark County Building Dept. Meeting re: Tradeshow Permits is Today!

Today's the day for the tradeshow industry to let the Building Department know that it's an EXEMPTION from these costly rules and permitting changes that the tradeshow industry needs! We hope that everyone attends at 12:30 p.m. today (Jan. 17) at the Clark County...

The Expo Group Acquires Allied Convention Service

The Expo Group Acquires Allied Convention Service

(Pictured L-R: CEO/Chairman Ray Pekowski and President/COO Randy Pekowski) The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, today acquired Allied Convention Service, commonly known as Brede/Allied, based in Orlando. “This acquisition expands...

Fall Educational Session 2019 Discussed Show Venue Security

Fall Educational Session 2019 Discussed Show Venue Security

“Situational Awareness” is Key to Deterrence by Leslie Mujica & Jeanne Brei Sponsored by EDPA, ESCA, EACA, IAVM and IAEE’s Chapter Educational Grant, the Anaheim Convention Center was the site for a fall education session on show venue security. Held last Oct. 23,...

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Orbus Sales Rep Kara Barker Joins PPAF Board

Orbus Sales Rep Kara Barker Joins PPAF Board

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, North America’s leading wholesale supplier and manufacturer of display, exhibit, graphic and event solutions, is excited to announce that Kara Barker, field sales representative at Orbus, has been named Promotional Products...

ACVB Selects Jo Ann Herold as 2020 Chair

ACVB Selects Jo Ann Herold as 2020 Chair

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) welcomes Jo Ann Herold to serve as chair of the board of directors for 2020. Herold is chief marketing officer at The Honey Baked Ham Company. “As we enter a new decade, Jo Ann’s leadership will help us maintain...

Edlen’s Julie Pazina Appointed to Nevada Commission on Tourism

Edlen’s Julie Pazina Appointed to Nevada Commission on Tourism

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services, the nation’s largest independent electrical contractor to the convention and tradeshow industry, is pleased to announce that Julie Pazina has been appointed to Nevada’s Commission on Tourism. Pazina was appointed by Governor...

MCCNO Names Taylor Passman Assistant Production Manager

MCCNO Names Taylor Passman Assistant Production Manager

Taylor Passman has been promoted to the position of assistant production manager for the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the sixth largest convention center in the nation. In his new position, Passman will assist in the supervision of all day-to-day...

Stephanie Chavez Earns CTSM Designation

Stephanie Chavez Earns CTSM Designation

Dallas, Texas and Rochester, Minn.-based The Trade Group, an award-winning, tradeshow and experiential design firm, and Exhibitor Media Group, an award-winning leader in tradeshow and corporate event marketing education, announce that Stephanie Chavez has joined the...

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First Monthly Project 25 E-Newsletter

First Monthly Project 25 E-Newsletter

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Project 25: Q & A With Industry Veteran Mark Zimmerman 

Project 25: Q & A With Industry Veteran Mark Zimmerman 

by H. K. Wilson In 1981, Mark Zimmerman was a young college grad on a quest for opportunity and adventure. He left his home in Michigan, where the recent recession had battered the auto industry and local economy, and sought his fortune in Atlanta, Georgia. He soon...

25th Anniversary Project Sponsor Rate Sheet

25th Anniversary Project Sponsor Rate Sheet

25th Anniversary Project Sponsor Rate Sheet Platinum - $15,000 Double truck ad in tabletop book & front cover on ECN edition Corporate Profile/Bio Content on headliner E-blast & vertical rectangle banner Company logo on sponsorship pages 100 tabletop keepsake...

Project 25: Q&A with Tradeshow Industry Veteran Larry Kulchawik

Project 25: Q&A with Tradeshow Industry Veteran Larry Kulchawik

by Jeanne Brei For nearly 50 years, Larry Kulchawik has been a force in the tradeshow industry. He has worked for three of the leading exhibit companies in the U.S. in management and sales with a focus on international trade show marketing, has served on the boards of...

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Dusseldorf Records Robust Growth in 2019

Dusseldorf Records Robust Growth in 2019

Due to its substantial domestic business with a large number of trade fairs, the Messe Düsseldorf Group achieved overall revenue of 369 million euros in 2019, an increase of 25.6 percent compared to 2018. Messe Düsseldorf recorded a revenue increase of 29.8 percent,...

Expo 2020 Dubai Offers Worldwide Recipes

Expo 2020 Dubai Offers Worldwide Recipes

A selection of UAE-based cafés, restaurants and food trucks will be showcased at Expo 2020 Dubai, offering millions of visitors the chance to taste varied cuisines from homegrown brands, while giving renowned local institutions the opportunity to make their mark on...

ExCeL London Adds 24 Shows to 2020 Calendar

ExCeL London Adds 24 Shows to 2020 Calendar

(Pictured: The World Aviation Show is among new shows coming to ExCel London) Twenty-four relocated or new shows are coming to ExCeL London for the first-time this year, meaning 2020 is going to be the venue’s best year on record for exhibitions. The arrival of these...

Millionaire Bazaar to Show Luxury Lifestyle in Singapore

Millionaire Bazaar to Show Luxury Lifestyle in Singapore

Millionaire Bazaar: International Luxury Event is taking place Oct. 2-3, 2020, in Sands Expo & Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. It becomes a new show from experienced event-producing company Finexpo and joins the long list of projects alongside...

UFI Updates Report on Sustainability Goals

UFI Updates Report on Sustainability Goals

(Pictured: A group of UFI members met in Paris in September to discuss the European Union's Waste Framework Directive.) UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has updated its database of initiatives and projects from the exhibition industry that...

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