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Feb 20, 2012
When the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show opens its doors March 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, there will be a Japan Pavilion for the first time that will feature 10 exhibitors who directly were impacted by the earthquake and ensuing tsunami last year. The timing of the International Housewares Association's show has special significance since the second day of the four-day event marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating events that occurred March 11 in Japan. The Japan Pavilion Tohoku is a special initiative by JETRO, Japan’s governmental arm for external… more
Feb 20, 2012
UBM’s medical device event portfolio, which includes the MD&M West show that just wrapped in Anaheim last week, just grew a little bigger, with the addition of the Medical Design & Manufacturing Conference. The new conference is on tap March 14-15 in Fort Worth, Texas. The MD&M Texas Conference is designed to provide an innovative, holistic approach to medical device design and development presented by experienced medtech industry experts, according to conference organizers. "Texas has enormous potential to become one of the leading centers for medical innovation.… more
Feb 20, 2012
In the latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research’s CEIR Index Report not only did the fourth quarter end with a 3.8-percent increase in overall trade show industry activity, compared with the same time period last year, but the industry also saw an overall 2.7-percent increase in 2011, compared with 2010. The trade show industry also continues to score better numbers than the GDP, which only grew 1.6 percent in the fourth quarter. In all, the trade show industry outperformed GDP for three of the four quarters during 2011 and by 1 percent for the year, with the GDP growing 1.7… more
Feb 19, 2012
With the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s annual meeting kicking off this week  Feb. 20-24 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, it also recently announced another one of its events, the newly acquired 2012 mHealth Summit, will take place Dec. 3 -5 at  the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington D.C. The theme for the fourth annual summit is “Connecting the Mobile Health Ecosystem.” “In an increasingly mobile environment, the mHealth Summit helps HIMSS fulfill our vision to lead healthcare… more
Feb 19, 2012
Although the retail industry hasn’t fully recovered from the gloom and doom of recent years, there were green shoots of promise growing at Advanstar Communications’ MAGIC Marketplace, the world’s largest trade show for the fashion industry. Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Feb. 13-15, the biannual behemoth draws global buyers and sellers of the latest trends in men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, footwear, accessories and sourcing resources. Show representatives were unable to release attendance figures by… more
Feb 19, 2012
More than 700 medical professionals attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, making it a record-breaking event. The event was held Jan.18-21 at Caesars Palace Hotel in Las Vegas.  “We could not be more thrilled with the attendance for the Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Angelo Cuzalina, 2011 AACS President. He added, “The Academy is a community that continues to grow globally. And this record turnout from across the world demonstrates that the Academy’s signature event, the annual meeting, is recognized as the premier… more
Feb 19, 2012
As Messe Duesseldorf’s Medical Fair India,18th International Exhibition and Conference on Diagnostics, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation, Medical Equipment and Components continues to gain steam leading into the March 2-4 event at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, show officials announced they had booked their first U.S. pavilion. The internationality of the exhibitors steadily is increasing, and the U.S. pavilion will include the Illinois State Office, the Minnesota State Office and the U.S. Commercial Service. In addition, there will be country group exhibits from the Czech… more
Feb 15, 2012
Even though some fashion trade shows appear to be experiencing slight revivals in participation this year, the event devoted to bargain apparel remains ahead of that pack. Enter the OFFPRICE Show, the only trade show in the U.S. dedicated to discount fashion, which has been a booming segment since the economic downturn took hold a few years ago. Owned by U.K.-based Tarsus Group, the event continued its steady, year-over-year growth pattern, as it kicked off Las Vegas’s biannual Fashion Week, which included trade shows at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Venetian Casino, Hotel &… more
Feb 15, 2012
Last year was a good one for Reed Exhibitions, with not only $1.1 billion in revenue, but also a 10-percent increase in underlying revenue, compared with 2010 and excluding biennial show cycling.   Reed Exhibitions' net operating profit also rose 6 percent to $262 million, compared with 2010.   Reed Elsevier’s trade show division, which already boasts a massive worldwide portfolio, also grew even larger in 2011 with 43 new events being added.   Even with the struggles in the Eurozone, revenues in Europe for Reed Exhibitions grew 6 percent, compared with 2010,… more
Feb 14, 2012
The popular video gaming convention PAX East has decided to make Boston its home for 10 more years, signing a deal with the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority to keep the show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center through 2023.   PAX East, operated in partnership with PAX East and Reed Exhibitions, has attracted more than 70,000 attendees each year to Boston since the show launched in 2010 at the Hynes Convention Center. Last year, the show moved to the BCEC, where it will run again in April.   This year was the final one on PAX East’s contract at the BCEC,… more
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