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GES had a good 2016, with the division of the parent company Viad closing out the year with $1,054.7 billion in revenues, compared with $976.9 million in 2015 – an 8-percent uptick.

Fourth-quarter revenues also saw a slight increase, up to $246.2 million from $244.5 million during the same time period in 2015, a 0.7-percent increase.“GES delivered solid fourth quarter results to finish the year in line with our prior guidance,” said Steve Moster, Viad president and CEO, president of GES. 

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events, the association for the exhibitions and events industry, has chosen Louisville as its host destination in December of 2020.

This will be the first time this large industry event is held in Louisville and will utilize the expanded convention center and downtown hotel properties.

IAEE’s annual meeting and exhibition, Expo! Expo!, is considered “a trade show for trade show professionals.”

Last year was a good one for Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority’s recently released 2016 Executive Summary.Driven by strong demand in both the leisure and convention segments, the city experienced another record-breaking year for convention attendance and visitation.

For the third year in a row, Las Vegas broke its visitation record, welcoming 42.9 million people to the destination, a 1.5% increase compared with 2015, while nearly 22,000 meetings attracted more than 6.3 million attendees to the city, a 7.1 percent increase compared to the year before.

Trade shows dedicated to the poultry, beef and firearms industries have been enjoying extra boosts in attendance recently. The Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show shattered its previous attendance record of 8,200 attendees by attracting 9,331 participants to its most recent event, held Feb.1-3 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.As the largest national trade show for the beef industry, the event drew 359 exhibiting companies spanning 268,000 net square feet of exhibition space. Last year, the show attracted 6,300 attendees and 353 exhibitors to a 300,000 sq. ft. showfloor.

In preparation for the Shenyang New World EXPO soft opening on March 1st, EXPO's senior staff completed final training at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in December.

EXPO General Manager Diane CHEN said she is confident that the staff is prepared to meet the demand of EXPO’s initial customers.

"EXPO’s association with HKCEC as a “sister venue” and our direct access with its senior management teamare enormous benefits to EXPO and Shenyang. Three prestigious exhibitions will be held in March followed by 3 more in April,” Chen said.