Trade Show Executive April 2018 : Page 45

Trade Show Executive April 2018 : Page 45
Menu DONE DEALS Signed, Sealed & To Be Delivered Here's our round-up of new and renewed deals recently signed by show managements, convention centers, CVBs and service contractors to keep you in the know. ACQUISITIONS Vegas Convention Center this year under a newly signed contract with the center. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority...

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    DONE DEALS Signed, Sealed & To Be Delivered Here's our round-up of new and renewed deals recently signed by show managements, convention centers, CVBs and service contractors to keep you in the know. ACQUISITIONS Vegas Convention Center this year under a newly signed contract with the center. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCAA) signed a deal with Dutch design firm Arcadis to oversee a capital improvement construction program for all four buildings under MCAA’s umbrella. The facilities include the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center , the Boston Conven-tion and Exhibition Center, the Boston Common Garage and the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The three-year deal took effect in February and includes two one-year contract extension op-tions for MCAA. The Hawaii Tourism Authority and Hawaii Convention Center have signed contracts with three national sports organizations to host indoor soccer (futsal), basketball and volleyball tour-naments on the convention center’s new sports courts, beginning this year. The four-year U.S. Futsal deal runs from 2018 to 2021. The basketball deal with Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Bas-ketball runs from 2018 through 2020; while the AAU Volleyball event, which ShowLive and ShowVision will be includ-ed at all three shows. The National Safety Council (NSC) part-nered with Convention Data Services for registration and lead management ser-vices for the NSC Congress & Expo (a TSE Gold 100 show) through 2021. A series of smaller events and workshops also are part of the deal. PCMA and visit.brussels have partnered Cincinnati Baby and Beyond Expo was purchased by Cincinnati Magazine from Hart Productions. The magazine has pro-duced the expo for three years. The next expo is set for September at the Sharon-ville Convention Center in Cincinnati. Bobit Business Media acquired four auto dealer brands and events from MG Busi-ness Media. Shows included in the deal are the P&A Leadership Summit and Com-pliance Summit , which target those who provide finance and insurance products that are sold to car dealerships. Publica-tions acquired in the deal include F&I and Showroom and Auto Dealer Today. CONTRACTS to develop the educational elements of the European Association Summit, sched-uled for March 2018. PCMA also will provide speaker and moderator support. LiveBuzz was named the exclusive registra-tion partner for MA Exhibitions, the exhi-bitions arm of media company Mark Allen Group, for the 2018 portfolio of events. The San Diego Convention Center Board of Directors recently approved a five-year contract with ON Site to provide a full line of audio-visual service and produc-tion rigging services for conventions, trade shows, meetings and special events. Contract terms take effect May 1. CompuSystems Inc. signed a contract with Ulyssix Technologies Inc. to provide Services will include event registration, exhibitor services and event staffing. Sacks Exhibits formed a strategic partner-ship with Viewpoint Interactive Solutions full-service registration and lead retrieval services to the Ulyssix’s 2018 Defense & Aerospace Test & Telemetry Summit (DATT) . In addition, the American College of Chest Physicians signed a new three-debuted on the new courts in 2017, will return this year. PARTNERSHIPS (a part of Integrated Computer Solutions) to help marketers combine creative engage-ment techniques with advanced technol-ogy to deliver customized multi-media presentations and storytelling through onsite video, animation and digital content — including product catalogs. The Pittsburgh Business Show named Junior Achievement of Western Penn-sylvania its charitable partner for the 2018 show. year deal with CompuSystems to provide full-service registration and lead-retrieval services for the CHEST Annual Meetings in 2018, 2019 and 2020. SECO Internation-al also inked a three-year contract with CompuSystems to produce SECO’s annual event this year and in 2019 and 2020. Pack Expo 2021, produced by the Pack-aging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) , will again be held at the Las Freeman was named an official partner for all Mobile World Congress (MWC) events worldwide in a new three-year partnership with event producer GSMA . Under the deal, Freeman will be a rec-ommended agency for the MWC event in Barcelona starting in 2019 and the general exhibition contractor for MWC Americas starting this year. Design and management services will be provided for MWC Shanghai beginning in 2019. Freeman’s ShowFloorplans, ShowHub, BY SANDI CAIN News Editor Send news about new and renewed business to Sandi at scain@tradeshowexecutive.com www.TradeShowExecutive.com | April 2018 45

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