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Jan 14, 2013
CTIA-The Wireless Association and IFA, the world's largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, have teamed up to hold a "borderless" trade show in 2014. The partnership will produce the first global platform of its kind for retailers, buyers, distributors, manufacturers, vendors and carriers to launch the next generation of new products and services for work, home and play. This partnership combines CTIA's expertise in mobility and IFA's leadership in consumer electronics and home appliances markets, according to CTIA officials. The two organizations have signed a… more
Jan 10, 2013
The Consumer Electronic Association's 2013 International CES, the world's largest event for the global technology industry, got even bigger and brighter this year, if that's even possible, taking over the Las Vegas Convention Center and several other venues Jan. 8–11. The show featured more than 3,250 exhibitors across 1.9 million net square feet of exhibit space, breaking the record of 1.865 net square feet and 3,239 exhibitors in 2012. Attendance was expected to surpass 150,000, with more than 35,000 from outside the U.S. "We have so many great device makers, as… more
Jan 08, 2013
Just a few months after George Little Management announced it would launch the Creative & Lifestyle Arts (C&LA) aimed at attracting crafters to an East Coast event alongside the National Stationery Show, now the Craft & Hobby Association also has signed on to the three-day event. The collaboration will take the form of collocated education and events that capitalizes on the strengths of each entity, according to GLM officials. “CHA is constantly seeking new ways to help members and the marketplace as a whole to enhance their businesses,” said Andrej Suskavcevic, CHA… more
Jan 02, 2013
The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and the Tailgating Industry Association has been acquired by Nielsen Expositions. The acquisition is effective immediately. "The Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show is a premier trade event dedicated to sports licensing and tailgating products, and we are very excited about adding it to our sports portfolio," said Darrell Denny, senior vice president of Nielsen Expositions. Under an agreement with Showproco, the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show and Tailgating Industry Association will join Nielsen's retail-related exposition… more
Jan 01, 2013
CTIA-The Wireless Association will combine its larger, annual CTIA Wireless trade show, which is focused on technology and consumer electronics, and its smaller MobileCON event, with an emphasis on mobile IT solutions, into one ‘super mobile show’ in 2014. CTIA 2014 will be held Sept. 9-11 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. "The wireless industry is evolving rapidly, and there is a need to have a show that centers on the entire global mobile ecosystem in a way that hasn’t existed among the current shows, which is why CTIA 2014 will be unique,” said Rob… more
Dec 31, 2012
The 2013 International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions’ Leadership Conference and Latin America Networking Event will take place March 6-8 in São Paulo, Brazil. The event will provide insights into six amusement parks, family entertainment centers, water parks, zoos and museums located around São Paulo, according to association officials. “The 2013 IAAPA Leadership Conference is an excellent way for attractions industry professionals to learn firsthand from some of the most successful operators in the region,” said Paul Noland, IAAPA… more
Dec 31, 2012
As part of National Association of Tobacco Outlet’s 12th Anniversary and Trade Show in Las Vegas, the organization will launch the first Meetings with a Mission (MWM) event. The MWM event is a community engagement initiative for attendees to serve at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission April 22, the first day of the show, which runs through April 24. NATO Show attendees registered for the NATO MWM event will serve for a half-day at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission in the areas of preparing and serving meals, assembling hygiene kits and performing light property maintenance.  On the NATO… more
Dec 31, 2012
The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade’s Winter Fancy Food Show, on tap in January in San Francisco, is set to feature a bevy of TV food personalities, along with a packed showfloor and education sessions. The show has teamed up with Cooking Channel for a special session on how to connect with an audience on camera and beyond, according to show organizers. “Chop, Chat and Charm: Connecting with Your Audience,” will feature Melissa D’Arabian, host of “Ten Dollar Dinners” on Food Network and Drop 5lbs. on the Cooking Channeland Sara… more
Dec 31, 2012
When 637 executives recently gathered for the American Society of Association Executives Technology Conference & Expo in early December at the Walter E Washington (D.C.) Convention Center, they walked away knowing not only the latest technology showcased by more exhibitors, but also the latest trends to keep an eye on. “With the Technology Conference & Expo, association professionals are trying to stay on top of the trends impacting the community,” said ASAE President & CEO John H. Graham IV, CAE. He added, “Participants discussed new ways to connect with their… more
Dec 17, 2012
All Baby & Child, owner of the ABC Kids Expo held earlier this year in Louisville, Ky., decided to team up with two other baby and maternity product-related trade shows – the China-based Children’s Baby Maternity Expo and the U.K.-based the Harrogate Nursery Fair/Baby Products Association. The strategic alliance includes mutual cooperation and reciprocal pavilions in each other’s shows. The annual ABC Kids Expo is the largest North American baby, maternity and juvenile products exhibition, UBM Asia’s CBME is the largest Chinese exhibition in this sector and the… more
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