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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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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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Five big January event sales in San Diego CC Americas

Major trade shows and conventions coming to San Diego Convention Center, USA, in January are expected to generate over US$42m in direct delegate spend, according to local research. The venue is starting the new year on the front foot with several large trade events booked in for the first two months of 2019. The January B2B programme starts with Minefaire on 5-6 January. It is a...

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DBpixelhouse expands into North America Americas

Digital and tech supplier DBpixelhouse has expanded its operations into the USA. The company will be working with several North American agencies and brands during early 2019, helping them to engage with delegates through the creative integration of digital content. The move follows DBpixelhouse’s successful presence at EventTech in Las Vegas last November. The company also announced the appointment of Jen Renfer as North American...

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Freeman acquires US agency mdg Americas

Freeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency based in the US. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is undergoing a significant transformation (according to the Freeman Data Benchmark Study) — one that requires a sophisticated degree of integration around the convergence...

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The necessity of festivalisation – Reed show Agenda goes B2C Americas

Reed Exhibitions has announced that it will be postponing its Agenda Winter Long Beach trade event, which was scheduled for January 3-4, 2019. Agenda is a B2B business event in the action sports and streetwear industries. Reed says it will be evolving the show to focus more heavily on its B2C festival in June 2019, merging the business side of the event with music, art,...

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