Americas


New Las Vegas partnership announced to drive business growth Americas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) have announced a partnership with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber that marks the next major step in demonstrating to the world that ‘Vegas Means Business’.  During the February 12 LVCVA Board of Directors meeting, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement was signed that designates the Las Vegas Metro Chamber as the World...

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Larkin promoted to President of Diversified’s US Division Americas

Diversified Communications’ President & CEO Theodore Wirth has announced the promotion of Mary Larkin to President of Diversified Communications’ US operating division. The division, located in Portland Maine, employs over 200 people who produce 24 conferences and exhibitions annually, over 10 online publications and B2B platforms, and two monthly trade magazines. “In 2014, we took the unusual step and established a three-person EVP team. Bill...

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IFE brings its flowers home to Florida and pledges additional investment Americas

Organiser Diversified Communications has announced it will move its International Floriculture Expo IFE to Miami, Florida, for its 2019 edition. The event, scheduled for 18-20 June, will be a standalone floral event, says Event Manager Harrison Hines. “With Florida being a hub for many of our customers it is our hope that being ‘close to home’ will make for an amazing event in 2019. “After...

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Tarsus Group takes up option to acquire rest of Tarsus Connect Americas

Tarsus Group has said its US subsidiary has entered into an option agreement to acquire the remaining 19.9% of Tarsus Connect it does not already own from Connect Holdco Inc. Tarsus Connect is a US business travel and events company, specialising in arranging meetings on an invitation-only, appointment-based format. The price will be calculated based on Tarsus Connect’s prior year earnings before interest, tax, depreciation...

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First ever Brand USA Pavilion® set for ITB China 2019 AmericasAsia

Brand USA, the destination marketing organisation of the United States, has announced its support for business travel fair ITB China by conducting a Brand USA Pavilion® in 2019. Positive feedback from US exhibitors at ITB China 2018 prompted the move by Brand USA to include ITB China 2019, 15-17 May, in Shanghai, in its global Brand USA Pavilion® Program and is recognition of the show’s...

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MHI appoints McKinnon as Executive VP of Exhibitions and Events Americas

US material handling, logistics and supply chain association, MHI, has named Daniel McKinnon, CEM its Executive Vice-President of Exhibitions and Events. McKinnon brings over 27 years of experience in show management to MHI. His most recent role was Vice-President of Global Client Solutions at FreemanXP where he focused on helping their enterprises’ customers grow their events and business. McKinnon also previously worked as Vice-President of...

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IFEMA takes TRAFIC Latin America 2019 to Colombia Americas

Madrid-based organiser IFEMA is to run a Latin American edition of its International Safe and Sustainable Mobility Exhibition, TRAFIC, in Medellin, Colombia, 13-15 June. The new event will be a collaboration with Plaza Mayor Medellín. The original ‘mothership’ show, TRAFIC 2019, will run 8-11 October 2019, at Feria de Madrid fairgrounds, where it has celebrated its last 15 editions. With this new international expansion project IFEMA...

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Association for Women in Events to Elevate! in Washington DC Americas

The Association for Women in Events (AWE) will run its women’s leadership event Elevate! on the eve of International Women’s Day, 7 March 2019, at the Conrad Washington DC. The event will include sessions from women in business and politics, as well as women and men who are making a difference in the industry and in business. Sarah Hurwitz, White House speechwriter from 2009 to...

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Robot penguins and retracting TVs at Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show Americas

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) got underway in Las Vegas on Monday, providing a glimpse into the future of consumer technology. Apple, Samsung, LG, HTC and Nvidia are among the big players in attendance, many with new announcements and products to show off. Major trends include smart home devices, AI, autonomous and connected cars, and virtual reality. The latest in TV technology was also on...

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RainFocus secures $40m investment for event marketing platform Americas

Event marketing platform RainFocus has announced a US$40m strategic growth investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software companies. The funding will be used to for expansion and accelerating the company’s product development efforts, says the RainFocus CEO JR Sherman (pictured), former President at Lanyon and Active Network. “The culture and team at JMI are uniquely suited and equipped to...

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