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Aquanale 2011 Closes with Very Good Results
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On Saturday, 29 October, Aquanale, International Trade Fair for Sauna, Pool, Ambience, closed in Cologne with very good results and an excellent mood. In combination with FSB, International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities, Aquanale registered around 24,000 visitors. This result confirmed visitor figures on a very high level. The number of exhibiting companies increased by 10 percent to 299 suppliers from 27 countries. More

Houston, We Have an Expansion: Shepard Launches New Texas Hub
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Shepard Exposition Services, one of the leading events industry general service contractors, recently announced expansion into the Texas market with the addition of a permanent Houston base — its 10th location in the U.S. It is a move that came about naturally, according to Shepard Vice President of Sales Richard Maples. More

Charles G. McCurdy Assumes Operating CEO Role at GLM; Doug Smith Named CFO of Holding and Operating Companies
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GLM Holdings, created by Providence Equity Partners as part of its acquisition of George Little Management, on 2 November announced that Charles G. McCurdy, CEO of GLM Holdings, also will take on the CEO role for GLM at the operating company level. At the same time, GLM Holdings announced that Doug Smith, formerly CFO of Education Dynamics, will become GLM's chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at both the holding company and operating company levels. More

Smart City Networks to Offer Free Wi-Fi in Public Spaces at Washington State Convention Center
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The Washington State Convention Center in Seattle will offer free Wi-Fi in its client lobbies and pre-function space, as well as The Galleria — a four story public atrium featuring restaurants, shops and seating areas, through its partnership with Smart City Networks. Until now, any Wi-Fi connectivity at the facility only was available for a fee. The new free Wi-Fi service will offer visitors to the WSCC and The Conference Center at Convention Place a wireless Internet connection in any of the convention center's public spaces to check email or surf the Web at no cost. More

QR CODES -- We didn't invent them, but...

See how we perfected them... Stop by Booth #249 at Expo Expo and see a demo of Core-apps' new Exhibitor Module. Did you know that less than 10% of exhibitors currently utilize QR Codes? See how we are going to change all that. MORE

APEX Sustainable Meeting Standards Complete
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The meetings industry soon will benefit from the introduction of the very first green meetings and events standards, according to the Convention Industry Council, which recently announced that 8 out of 9 long-awaited APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Meeting standards have been completed and approved. More

Exhibitor Presence Increases for AIME 2012
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The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo is experiencing an increased demand for exhibitor space giving further credence to reports that the meetings and incentives industry in Australia and the surrounding region is going from strength to strength. More

Autumn Lighting Fair Sets New Exhibitor Record
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More than 2,100 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions — a new fair exhibitor record — are taking part in the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), which opened 27 October and continued through 30 October at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors from the Cayman Islands, Finland and Sweden are participating for the first time. More

First Southeast Aviation Show a Hit
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Almost 1,000 people attended the first-ever Southeast Aviation Show at South Carolina's Greenville Downtown Airport on Saturday, 29 October. Weather had a big impact on the show. Rain the day before no doubt kept some pilots from flying in, while the keynote speaker, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President Craig Fuller had to "phone in" his talk because of the snowstorm that hit the East Coast over the weekend. More

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IDG World Expo to Launch Extravaganza for Apple Aficionados
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IDG World Expo is out to capture the hearts and minds of Apple users with the launch of a consumer event celebrating the creative uses of iPhones, Macs and other such gadgets. Macworld/iWorld will take a page from such cultural happenings as ComicCon and South by Southwest and the IDG-produced E3 Expo and open the doors of the Moscone Center in San Francisco this Winter to members of the public from Silicon Valley and beyond. More

Record Number of Automotive Exhibitors Sign on for International CES
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When the Consumer Electronics Association's International CES opens its doors 10-13 January in Las Vegas, a record-breaking amount of automotive exhibitors will be showcasing their technology on the expansive show floor. Six of the top 10 manufacturers will be among CES' enhanced lineup of automotive technology exhibits, TechZones and conference sessions. More

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More Qualified Buyers Attended the 21st Annual METALCON International — the Whole Building Show
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With an attendance of 5,525 the 2011 METALCON International finished slightly ahead of the 2010 event. This annual conference and exhibition, held 11-13 October at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, continues to hold its place as the industry's leading venue for construction professionals to find new products and to learn all about the growing market for metal. Whether new to the industry or seasoned pros, the construction professionals visiting METALCON found a winning combination of products, education and demonstrations that showed them the latest techniques and applications for metal in all types of structures. More

US Export Conference and Expo Set to Open in Las Vegas
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The 2011 National District Export Council Conference & Exposition might be small, especially by Las Vegas standards, but the power it yields for exports worldwide is big. The show, hosted by the Nevada DEC on 2-5 November at Caesars Palace, is North America's largest conference and trade show solely dedicated to exporting U.S. goods and services. More

TCT Live 2011 Sets New Exhibitor and Visitor Number Records
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The organizers of TCT Live, Rapid News Communications Group are delighted to report that the 2011 edition, held 27–29 September at the NEC, Birmingham was a resounding success with both exhibitor and visitor numbers at record levels. More
Monroeville Convention Center Welcomes You

The Monroeville Convention Center, Western Pennsylvania’s newest convention center with 100,584 square feet of exhibition space, is located in the heart of Monroeville. In addition to an excellent convention facility, Monroeville offers many popular hotels, fine restaurants and bustling shopping districts. Once you visit, you’ll remember: Greater Monroeville, Greater Opportunities. MORE
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Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting & Exhibition Registration Is Open
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Registration is open for exhibitions and events industry professionals to take advantage of the best rates for Expo! Expo! IAEE's Annual Meeting and Exhibition to be held 6-8 December 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Visit More

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Attention Exhibitors! Expo! Expo! 2011 Show Floor — 96 Percent Reserved
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The show floor for Expo! Expo! 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 7 December in Las Vegas, is 96 percent reserved. It will give you face-to-face access to potential worldwide customers from the association, corporate, independent and consumer exhibitions and events markets — all under one roof. Click here for information on how to become an exhibitor. Questions? Contact Julie Anderson, CEM, CAE, director of exhibitions at or +1 (972) 687-9206. More

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IAEE Industry News Available Through MultiBriefs App
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IAEE understands the need to deliver timely, relevant news to its members. In partnering with MultiBriefs to create the IAEE Industry News, the association committed itself to providing updates on a weekly basis. The IAEE Industry News is also available on the MultiBriefs app, available for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch in the App Store. Simply search "MultiBriefs" and download the app free of charge. After it is downloaded, you may add the IAEE feed. News is streamed into your iPhone or iPod Touch each week. Android phone users also may access the app by going to the Android Marketplace and searching "MultiBriefs" to access the Android version of the app.


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