A trade fair is an exhibition organized so that companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with industry partners and customers, study activities of rivals, examine recent market trends and opportunities. In contrast to consumer fairs, only some trade fairs are open to the public, while others can only be attended by company representatives and members of the press, therefore trade shows are classified as either "public" or "trade only". A few fairs are hybrids of the two, they are held on a continuing basis in all markets and attract companies from around the globe. For example, in the U. S. there are over 10,000 trade shows held every year, several online directories have been established to help organizers and marketers identify appropriate events. Modern trade fairs follow in the tradition of trade fairs established in late medieval Europe such as the Champagne fairs, in the era of merchant capitalism. In this era and craft producers visited towns for trading fairs, to sell and showcase products.
From the late eighteenth century, industrial exhibitions in Europe and North America became more common reflecting the technological dynamism of the Industrial Revolution. In the late 19th century, the concept of annual industry-wide trade shows gained traction, spreading from European manufacturing centers to North America. By the 20th century, specialized companies came into existence to manage the trade-show industry, permanent trade show grounds or convention centers were established as venues that featured a rotating calendar of trade shows. In the 21st century, with the rapid industrialization of Asia, trade shows and exhibitions are now commonplace throughout the Asian continent, with China dominating the exhibitions industry in Asia, accounting for more than 55 per cent of all space sold in the region in 2011. Trade fairs play important roles in marketing as well as business networking in market sectors that use them. People will seek to meet people and companies at their own level in the supply chain, as well as potential suppliers and potential buyers.
There will be a central trade show floor with booths where people exhibit their goods or services, throughout the day there will be seminars for continuing education on matters relevant to the industry, like best practices and regulation. There will be some shared meals with keynote speakers, social events in the evenings. Booths range from simple tables to elaborate constructions. Trade fairs involve a considerable investment in time and money by participating companies; the planning includes arranging meetings with other attendees beforehand and resources to follow up on opportunities that are created at the fair. Costs include space rental, booth design and construction of trade show displays, telecommunications, travel and promotional literature and items to give to attendees. In addition, costs are incurred at the show for services such as electrical, booth cleaning, internet services, drayage; this local spending on logistics leads cities to promote trade shows as a means of local economic development, as well as providing opportunities for local businesses to grow, attract new businesses to come.
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Gary M. Pomerantz is an American journalist and New York Times best-selling author who lectures in the graduate program in journalism at Stanford University, his books include Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, a multi-generational biography of Atlanta and its racial conscience, told through the families of Atlanta Mayors Maynard Jackson and Ivan Allen Jr. and The Last Pass: Cousy, the Celtics, What Matters in the End, a story about race and the storied Boston Celtics’ dynasty. Pomerantz was born in New York, the youngest of three boys, his family moved to Orlando, Florida when he was a boy, to Los Angeles, California in 1971. He studied history at the University of California, served for a time as sports editor of the student newspaper, The Daily Californian, graduated in 1982, he spent nearly two decades as a daily journalist. In 1981, he followed John Feinstein and Michael Wilbon as a summer intern in the sports department at The Washington Post. At the Post, he covered the Washington Redskins, Georgetown University basketball and the National Football League.
In 1987-1988, he served as a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, studying theater and the Bible. He moved to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution where, for the next 11 years, he wrote social and political profiles, special projects and served on the newspaper's editorial board, his six nonfiction books feature a broad array of topics. Nine Minutes Twenty Seconds, about the crash of Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 7529, was published in China and Britain. In WILT, 1962, Pomerantz describes the night when basketball star Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Named an "Editors' Choice" book by The New York Times, WILT, 1962 was described by Entertainment Weekly as "a meticulous and engaging narrative – a slam dunk of a read."In 2017, author Malcolm Gladwell praised Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, telling Business Insider, "It's the best book I've read in quite some time. It's an cool way to think about a city. I've always been fascinated by Atlanta, I didn't understand the city until I read that book...
It's told so beautifully through these two families. It's a remarkable book." His book, Their Life’s Work, about the Pittsburgh Steelers' football dynasty of the 1970s, short-listed for the 2014 PEN/ESPN Award for literary sportswriting. From 1999 to 2001 Pomerantz served as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at Emory University in Atlanta. In 2007, he began lecturing at Stanford University, teaching courses on specialized reporting and writing, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Carrie Schwab Pomerantz. Pomerantz, Gary M.. Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family. Scribner's. ISBN 0684807173. Pomerantz, Gary M.. Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds: The Tragedy & Triumph of ASA Flight 529. Crown Publishers. ISBN 0609606336. Pomerantz, Gary M.. WILT, 1962: The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era. Crown Publishers. ISBN 1400051606. Pomerantz, Gary M.. The Devil’s Tickets: A Night of Bridge, a Fatal Hand, a New American Age. Crown Publishers. ISBN 1400051622.
Pomerantz, Gary M.. Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers and Now. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1451691629. Pomerantz, Gary M.. The Last Pass: Cousy, the Celtics, What Matters in the End Penguin Press. ISBN 0735223610 Bridge Murder case Official website Stanford University Department of Communication "Their Life's Work" Interview, KD/PG Sunday Edition appearance on Pittsburgh television. "Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds" interview, CNN Sunday Morning "The Last Pass" interview with Bob Cousy, NPR Gary M. Pomerantz at Library of Congress Authorities, with 4 catalog records
Daniel Eaton is an American ice dancer who now represents the Republic of Korea with his partner Yura Min. With former partner Alexandra Aldridge, he is the 2014 Four Continents bronze medalist, a two-time World Junior bronze medalist, the 2012 JGP Final bronze medalist, a two-time U. S. national junior champion and the 2010 U. S. national novice champion. Eaton competed on the novice level with Sameena Sheikh at the 2009 U. S. Championships, she retired after the event due to injury. Eaton teamed up with Alexandra Aldridge in May 2009. In their first season together, they won the U. S. novice title. The following season, they debuted on the Junior Grand Prix series, placing 6th and 4th in France and England, respectively, they finished 5th on the junior level at the 2011 U. S. Championships. During the 2011–12 season, Aldridge/Eaton won bronze in Latvia and silver in Austria on the Junior Grand Prix circuit, they won the junior title at the 2012 U. S. Championships, they competed at the 2012 World Junior Championships and won the bronze medal ahead of Anna Yanovskaya / Sergei Mozgov.
In 2012 -- 13, Aldridge/Eaton won gold medals at their JGP events in Lake USA and Slovenia. Their results qualified them for the 2012–13 JGP Final in Sochi, where they won the bronze medal, they won another bronze medal at the 2013 World Junior Championships. Aldridge/Eaton placed sixth in their senior international debut at the 2013 Ondrej Nepela Trophy and fifth in their sole GP event, the 2013 Cup of China, they finished 5th at the 2014 U. S. Championships and were assigned to the 2014 Four Continents where they won the bronze medal. Aldridge/Eaton joined the U. S. team to the 2014 World Championships as a result of the withdrawal of Meryl Davis / Charlie White and injury to Madison Hubbell. They trained at the Detroit Skating Club in Bloomfield Hills, coached by Anjelika Krylova, until the end of the season. Aldridge/Eaton made a coaching change in July 2014, joining Marina Zueva, Massimo Scali, Johnny Johns, Oleg Epstein at Canton, Michigan's Arctic Edge. After winning gold at the U. S. Classic, they competed at two Grand Prix events, placing sixth at the 2014 Skate Canada International and seventh at the 2014 Rostelecom Cup.
They finished sixth at the 2015 U. S. Championships, they announced the end of their partnership on January 30, 2015. In August 2017, Aldridge/Eaton resumed training together at the Detroit Skating Club, coached by Krylova and Camerlengo. In mid-March 2015, Eaton and Danielle Thomas announced they had formed a partnership, based in Canton, Michigan. On September 22, 2018, Eaton and Yura Min announced. GP: Grand Prix.