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August 28, 1998 | JORDAN LEVIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1992 | CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2001 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2003 | Hanah Cho, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
September 10, 2002 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trade show attendance, hit hard in the weeks immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, remained down in the most recent quarter, according to a report Monday. The industry journal Tradeshow Week said attendance was down nearly 8% for the quarter ended June 30 compared with the year-earlier quarter, as tightened access to U.S. borders reduced foreign attendance and businesses continued to cut back on discretionary travel.
NEWS
March 3, 1994 | THUAN LE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1991 | CHRIS KRAUL, SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS EDITOR
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.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
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.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
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.
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