February 1, 2001 |
Shoes will play a starring role at the Action Sports Retailer trade show this weekend, as a new company backed by Nike Inc. pushes its skate products and two Southland footwear makers launch new styles for women. Savier Inc., which says it got its seed money from Nike and is using the footwear giant's in-shoe air-bag technology, will debut its skate shoes, apparel and backpacks at the Long Beach show, a key industry event that is not open to the public. "This is Nike's stealth way of . . .
July 18, 1991 |
As 200 exhibitors and 3,000 registered visitors gather in San Diego this week for the International Exhibitors Assn. convention--or the "Trade Show of Trade Shows"--the bywords have been economy and accountability. Perhaps that explains the success of companies such as Exhibit Registry, a Huntington Beach firm that buys and sells used exhibits.
May 5, 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 Monday.
January 5, 1994 |
Rick Doherty, editor of a Long Island newsletter about digital communications, will board a plane this morning for San Francisco, where he will spend eight hours tearing through Macworld Expo, a computer show dedicated to the Macintosh industry. This evening, he will hop another jet for Las Vegas to spend a few days traipsing through the miles of aisles at the winter Consumer Electronics Show. Another day, another trade show--or two or three.
September 4, 1989 |
The Japanese have demonstrated time and time again their knack for taking foreign business innovations, improving on them and then setting new industry standards. Something similar could be afoot in the convention and trade show industry. Next month, the $350-million Nippon Convention Center, the largest meeting complex in Asia, will open 20 miles east of Tokyo in the prefecture of Chiba. The state-of-the-art, 1.
October 11, 2000 |
In February, TheCubicle.com was just another "dot-com" start-up desperate to get traffic flowing to its Web site before its product launch at the end of this year. With brand-new electrical- and electronics-engineering software technology and a fixed marketing budget, TheCubicle needed to steer the multibillion-dollar semiconductor industry to its doors--something founder and Chief Executive Martin Shum likens to pulling a 1,500-passenger cruise liner with a two-person rowboat.
February 8, 1994 |
Recruiters from dozens of other states, hoping to lure businesses away from California, were met with sparse attendance at a relocation trade show Monday. Compared with last year's show, "there aren't any people here," said Gary Cook, a real estate broker from Carson City, Nev. Behind him, in his company's booth, a sign read, "Tired of California?"
August 28, 1998 |
Controversy over the presence of Cuban musicians may have dominated local headlines, but it was ultimately subsumed in the international swirl and business buzz of the second annual MIDEM Latin America and Caribbean music conference, which this week transformed South Miami Beach into a vibrating hemispheric village.
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November 18, 1993 |
Packed with carousels, bumper cars, video games and cotton candy machines, the newly expanded Los Angeles Convention Center blasted off for business Wednesday with a gaudy trade show that symbolized the economic importance of tourism. "What better industry to be your first tenant than the amusement industry, because we promote fun," said Roy Gillian, president of the International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions. And fun on a very big scale it is. Displays range from a $1.