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Former FBI special agent to head San Diego Convention Center security Americas

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation has announced that Todd Temple, a decorated special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has been selected to lead its security team. Temple will start with the Convention Center as the Director of Public Safety and Guest Services on 2 April. He is replacing Josh Layne, who is leaving his role after 12 years of service. Temple...

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ReedPOP acquires fan convention Florida Supercon Americas

ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events and part of Reed Exhibitions, has announced that Florida Supercon will be joining its collection of global fan conventions. Florida Supercon is an annual convention held in Miami, Florida celebrating comics, superheroes, science fiction, anime, cartoons, video games, wrestling and all things pop culture. The next edition of Florida Supercon will take place at the Miami...

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High-Occupancy Autonomous Electric Vehicle (AEV) running between Exhibit Halls. Courtesy The Boring Company. Americas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced a recommendation to select The Boring Company (TBC), founded by Elon Musk, to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds. The project, subject to approval by the LVCVA Board on 12...

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IAEE to present Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect 2019 Americas

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events will co-locate a Women’s Leadership Forum at Connect in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Connect is an event industry publisher and organiser. It is bringing its 2019 Connect event to Louisville, Kentucky, where IAEE’s Women’s Leadership Forum will be present. IAEE President and CEO David DuBois said: “IAEE is delighted to have Connect as our partner in hosting our Women’s...

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EasyFairs' 2018 ADF-PCD Show and Forum in NYC on September 5-6, 2018. Americas

ADF&PCD New York, North America’s dedicated event for the aerosol, dispensing, perfume and cosmetic packaging and design community, will return to the Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion 17-18 September 2019. Organisers expect over 130 international suppliers to attend the show, many of whom will be launching new products and sustainable solutions to the market. Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of the Easyfairs Packaging Portfolio, comments:...

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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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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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