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BUSINESS
February 8, 1994 | ANNE MICHAUD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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?"
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2003 | Kimi Yoshino, Times Staff Writer
At this amusement park for amusement park operators, you can see a grown man ride a stuffed ostrich. You can sample glow-in-the-dark flavored ice sticks. And you can take a spin on a state-of-the-art, million-dollar roller coaster -- then buy it. Deals big and small are negotiated at the annual trade show for the $19-billion industry. The newest rides are unveiled, and vendors peddle everything from soft pretzels to bumper cars. It's an overload of sights and sounds -- a carnival on steroids.
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.
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