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IBEX Show dumps Miami Beach
Written by The Miami Herald   
MIAMI – When the economy was booming, boat builders flocked to Miami Beach each fall for the IBEX trade show. But with the marine industry on the rocks, IBEX next year will head for a thriftier locale: Louisville, Ky.
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Hilton to operate new Columbus CC hotel
Written by Administrator   
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hilton Worldwide was chosen to operate the new 500-room Greater Columbus Convention Center headquarters hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The hotel is set to open in fall 2012.
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How was PACK EXPO? A slightly different report
Written by Hans Mecker   
LAS VEGAS – My trip to Las Vegas started waiting at Terminal D for –  I still can’t believe it – an on-time departure.
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India changes visa requirements
Written by Hans Mecker   
For whatever reason, India has changed the requirements for business visas. On Sept. 17, it was announced that business visas would now be reduced to fact-finding missions including meetings, with the goal of establish a business in India.
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Moss Chicago moves to Elk Grove
Written by Administration   
CHICAGO – Moss Inc. has moved its corporate headquarters from Lincolnwood, Ill., to an expanded new office in Elk Grove Village, a suburb west of downtown Chicago and adjacent to O’Hare International Airport.
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Take It FROM THE EDITOR
Written by Helen Holzer   
You know you’re getting old WHEN:
 
The clothes worn by “The Golden Girls” are starting to look good.
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Who hired me, anyway?
Written by Hans Mecker, Keck Exhibits USA   
The past 12 months have resulted in many qualified and so-called over-qualified people looking for jobs and willing to sacrifice quite a lot to get a job. Many companies are taking advantage and are hiring these qualified people at half the salaries they earned just a year ago.
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Questex files for Chapter 11
Written by Administrator   
CLEVELAND – Questex Media Group Holdings has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. The company, which has 54 employees in Cleveland and about 400 nationwide, is a magazine publisher and owns two shows on the 2009 Tradeshow Week 200.
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Skyline consolidates LV operations

Written by Helen Holzer

LAS VEGAS – To improve customer service and stimulate growth in North America’s trade show capital, Skyline Exhibits has opened a corporate retail center all under one roof at its service center in Las Vegas. The consolidation was announced Aug. 17. Read more...

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 Phoenix CC hosts Obama at VFW Convention

Written by Administrator

PHOENIX – President Barack Obama makes his third appearance in Phoenix since taking office. Tthis time the new Phoenix Convention Center will serve as the backdrop for his address to thousands of delegates from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Read more...

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 ICON Exhibits expands in Indiana

Written by Helen Holzer

ALAMEDA, Calif. – ICON Exhibits, which merged with California-based Delphi Productions in March, announced Aug. 13 that it will expand its presence in Fort Wayne, adding a 20,000-square-foot building to its existing 60,000-square-foot campus. Read more...

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International Gift Fair hits the Big Apple

Written by Helen Holzer

NEW YORK – NYC & Company, the New York City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, has joined GLM to preview the 157th New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF), which takes place Aug. 15-20 at Javits Convention Center and the Pier 94 ship terminal. Read more...

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2nd Quarter 2009 CEIR Index results released

Written by Helen Holzer

DALLAS – The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) announced that preliminary data collected for the annual CEIR Index report for the second quarter of 2009 reveals that the exhibition industry experienced an overall decline of 10.9 percent when compared to the same quarter of 2008. Read more...

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Source: http://www.exhibitorsdaily.com