Las Vegas exhibition industry heats up Americas

AMERICAS - From high fashion to woodworking, trade shows will be a major drawcard for Las Vegas this summer, bringing more than 250,000 visitors to the city, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).


Reed Exhibitions has announced that the 2016 edition of ibtm america, part of ibtm events, will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. The event is scheduled to be held on 15-17 June 2016. Luxury resort, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center is located minutes from Nashville International Airport and presents fine dining, nine acres of indoor gardens, cascading...

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AMERICAS – Reed Exhibitions will change the format of its upcoming ibtm America event, after partnering with event technology provider, Poken. Visitors to this year’s Chicago event, which takes place on 9-11 June, will notice a move away from the traditional trade show format. Instead, attendees will be offered mutually matched, pre-scheduled meetings, conducted in exhibitors’ meeting pods. IBTM America event director Jaime McAuley said...

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World Meeting Forum seeks to progress Latin American events industry Americas

AMERICAS – The 2015 edition of Latin American MICE industry conference World Meetings Forum (WMF) kicked off in Cancun yesterday. The specialised meeting forum, organised by Mexican publisher and Mash Media media partner MasExpos, runs from 4-6 June at the Cancun Convention Centre, Mexico and brings together keynote speakers to discuss and analyse global trends in the business tourism and MICE industry. The event features...

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Hospitalar Americas

AMERICAS – UBM has announced the acquisition of Brazil–based healthcare trade show Hospitalar from SPFC Group. Hospitalar serves the country’s healthcare industry, showcasing products, equipment, serves and technology for hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies and health clinics. The show’s 22nd edition, held in Sao Paulo on 19-22 May, generated around US$10m revenue, and attracted 1250 exhibitors and 95,000 attendees. UBM officials did not disclose the purchase price,...

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US exhibition industry on a high Americas

AMERICAS – Trade exhibition growth in the United States has reached an eight-year high, despite severe winter weather that kept attendees indoors, a new industry report shows. The latest Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) index reveals North America’s exhibition industry grew 4.6 per cent year-on-year during the first quarter of 2015. The index tracks annual changes in four key metrics. The strongest growth was...

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Reed Exhibitions expands jewellery exhibition portfolio Americas

AMERICAS – Reed Exhibitions has added more sparkle to its jewellery event portfolio with the acquisition of Jewelers International Showcase (JIS). The showcase presents three trade events for jewellery retailers in January, April and October at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Reed Exhibitions officials said the JIS event cycle was timed to offer buyers the opportunity to place last-minute orders with about 700 exhibitors before...

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