May 28, 1992 |
The recession is making itself felt at the San Diego Convention Center, where attendance at conventions and trade shows was down over the first quarter from the same three months in 1991. There was also a decline in trade show and convention attendance in all of 1991 from 1990, the bayside center's first full year of operation, center officials said this week.
May 17, 2001 |
Surfwear isn't just for summer anymore. And, in another sign of the style's growing importance to retailers, planning is underway for trade shows that could put more beach-influenced attire on store shelves during the back-to-school season. Atlanta-based Surf Expo, best known for staging East Coast shows, this week announced plans for a new surf apparel trade show at the Anaheim Convention Center in March 2002.
June 19, 2003 |
Key3Media Group Inc., the producer of Comdex and other technology trade shows, emerged from bankruptcy protection Wednesday with a new name and a renewed focus on remaining relevant as the tech industry and the rest of the economy remain in a slump. The company is now a privately held entity called Medialive International Inc.
March 3, 1994 |
Entrepreneurs from across the United States are preparing for the first trade show in Vietnam since the fall of Saigon in 1975 to exclusively feature U.S. businesses. About 45 companies have signed up to exhibit their wares in Hanoi at a four-day fair that begins April 21, said Dick Pirozzolo, a spokesman for Vietnam Investment Information & Consulting in San Diego, which is organizing the trade show.
January 23, 1991 |
Get a group of farmers together and the talk is likely to center on fertilizers, sorghum yields and the like. Gather some defense contractors and the conversation is bound to revolve around war and weapons. What makes this week's convention here of the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Assn. so unusual is that the 4,000 in attendance have a real war to talk about.
February 19, 1997 |
Rock 'n' roll light shows. Waterfalls. Towers with 100 video monitors. These are the tools of today's trade show exhibit--high-tech gimmicks designed to grab the attention of crowds flocking to convention halls. With the advent of large computer shows and more specialized medical and retail shows, more companies are booking space at trade shows and pouring out cash on flashy exhibits in hopes of setting themselves apart from competitors.
August 30, 1999 |
Apple Computer Inc. interim Chief Executive Steve Jobs is expected to roll out new products in a demonstration-packed keynote speech this week at the Seybold Seminars publishing trade show here. Analysts expect Jobs to show off new products from the resurgent personal computer maker, which may include faster G3 Power Macintosh PCs running at 550 megahertz or new iMac consumer machines with added features for networking and streaming video.
January 8, 2004 |
Companies big and small at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week are touting digital technology as the unifying language for computers, the Internet and home entertainment. Despite some major progress in bringing PCs and TVs together, though, there's still a lot being lost in translation -- and the Babel was evident Wednesday. In the annual convention's first keynote speech, Microsoft Corp.
June 10, 2003 |
CHICAGO -- With Afghan reconstruction efforts languishing and much of the world focused on stabilizing and rebuilding Iraq, the U.S. is trying to draw companies to Afghanistan with a method novel to government but well known in the business world: the old-fashioned trade show. The combination of statesmanship and salesmanship appeared surreal at times Monday, with one of the United States' two ambassadors to Afghanistan, William B.
September 20, 1991 |
Just when it seems like city streets are bulging with bicycles, manufacturers are finding ways to sell more. In the 1970s, teen-agers whizzed along on thin-tired racing bikes. Riders gritted their teeth and hunched over the ram-horned handlebars. In the 1980s, bicyclists left the pavement and turned to the dirt. Mountain bikes, with knobby balloon tires and lightweight frames, were so agile that it was said they could climb tree trunks if only they had enough traction.