ConExpo/ConAGG 2023


CONEXPO-CON/AGG is North America’s largest construction trade show. Held every three years in Las Vegas, this massive event features the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in every aspect of construction. Don’t miss your chance to see the widest selection of products and services – all in one place.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG brings contractors, dealers, producers, service providers and other construction professionals together. No other show connects attendees from every major construction sector.

Over 2,300 exhibitors are represented at the show with products in asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, hauling, lifting, trucking, underground construction and more.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 attendance by business chart
CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 attendance by business chart

Specialty Equipment Market Association – SEMA Show 2021

A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.

SEMA members make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, more unique, more convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like-new again.

The companies that founded SEMA – and the entire specialty parts and accessories industry, for that matter – were started by people who loved cars and trucks and turned their hobby into a career. Most people in the industry today still feel this way. That’s one of the things that makes SEMA and its members unique.

Today the organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. SEMA keeps close tabs on legislators in Washington, D.C., and also in each state within the United States, so SEMA members and anyone who loves cars and trucks can protest pending legislation that might harm our hobby, as well as endorse legislation that’s good for car lovers. SEMA also has helped numerous consumers interact with car dealers, who sometimes try to get away with charging for repairs on a modified vehicle by claiming (wrongly) that specialty accessories have voided its warranty.

Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit for more information.

The variety is astonishing, from restyling accessories and automotive organizers to engine parts, restoration supplies, street-rod components and safety enhancements.


The Industry’s Largest Showcase For:

  1. Outdoor power equipment distributed through dealers, retailers and distributors for consumer, professional and rental use.
  2. Lawn and garden products/outdoor leisure items distributed through home centers, dealers and retailers.
  3. Light construction and landscape equipment used by general contractors, landscapers, golf course superintendents and parks & recreation crews.
  4. The latest technology and software to help both landscape contractors and dealers take their businesses to the next level.

Why Attend:

  • 1000+ Exhibits
  • 20-acre demo area
  • New products
  • Networking
  • Industry trends & education

Who Attends:

  • Dealers
  • Servicing Dealers
  • Power Sports Retailers
  • Landscape Professionals
  • Lawn & Garden Centers
  • General Contractors
  • Golf Course Superintendents
  • Forest and Land Managers
  • Industry Media

What’s New:

  • UTV Test Track
  • The Drone Zone
  • Opening Keynote:
  • Admiral James Stavridis
  • Post-Show Attraction:
  • KY Derby Museum
  • Bourbon Weekend


NEWS: EUROSPINE 2021 is going hybrid

We are excited to announce that EUROSPINE 2021 will be held as a hybrid meeting which will allow people to join the in-person conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 13–15 October 2021 and/or to participate virtually.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we cannot plan for an exclusive in-person event if we want all of our members and stakeholders to have the chance to join us. On the back of our successful EUROSPINE 2020 virtual meeting, we’ve decided that EUROSPINE 2021 will be hybrid – which means you can attend virtually and/or in-person.

We know that nothing can really replace personal interactions. However, the hybrid meeting format will also allow people to attend EUROSPINE 2021 who may not be able to travel due to the pandemic or its economic impact. Making the Annual Meeting more accessible helps EUROSPINE achieve its underlying mission to provide and support best practice lifelong learning and research in spinal disorders as well as bring together all spine-related European stakeholders across disciplines, cultures and countries.

At this point, we are confident that the physical part of the meeting will take place as planned with an appropriate health & safety concept. We will take all necessary measures to provide a safe, productive and enriching experience. We know that all of you would appreciate the opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues and make new connections at a face-to-face meeting. However, if circumstances demand it, we will be ready to transform it to a virtual event.

EUROSPINE 2021 will be hosting one event with two experiences – both giving you live access to the entire scientific programme. If you decide to join us in-person, we’d love to welcome you to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden from 13–15 October 2021.
Don’t worry you don’t have to decide now – if you change your mind you can always switch to the virtual event or vice versa. Don’t miss out! Registration opens in March 2021.

We’re excited about the new format and look forward to welcoming you both virtually and in-person!

EUROSPINE 2021 Organising Team

2021 NAB Show

Just Announced

  • 540+ exhibiting companies recently contracted
  • 31 nations including China, Germany, India, Israel, Uruguay
  • And these major brands AT&T, Inc.; Adobe Systems; Amazon Web Services; Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.; Blackmagic Design; Comrex; Dolby Laboratories; Grass Valley; Ikegami; Limelight Networks; Nautel; Panasonic; Planar; Rohde & Schwarz and Pixel Power; Ross Video; Sony Electronics, Inc.; Telestream; Verizon Business and Verizon Media; Vizrt; Wheatstone Corporation; WideOrbit

Immerse yourself in a brand new, amplified NAB experience like you’ve never seen.

In the meantime, our recently announced dynamic, year-round digital platform, NAB Amplify™ is gearing up for launch. This is your chance to engage with the global community through an innovative and interactive online experience.

Sign-up here and be kept in the loop on breaking news, latest updates and more.

AAOS Annual Meeting 2021

Academy Reschedules AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting


The AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting will now take place Aug. 31, 2021, to Sept. 4, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center.

Registration will open in April 2021, and the meeting will include both in-person and online educational programming.

The AAOS Board of Directors approved the recommendation to reschedule the meeting, originally slated to occur in March 2021, after significant evaluation and scenario planning focusing on the health and safety of all meeting participants. To host a meeting of this scope and size in the spring of 2021 remains very unpredictable given the recurring surges of COVID-19 in the United States.

The scheduling shift seeks to minimize any risk to public health and allows additional time to plan and produce a safe gathering for the trusted leaders in orthopaedics. Attendees can expect high-quality education and innovation as well as opportunities to engage and collaborate both in person and online.

For those who have reserved housing already, an email will be sent confirming your room cancellation from onPeak, AAOS’ official housing provider. Sign up to receive the latest meeting details and new information as it becomes available at

For additional details regarding the meeting reschedule, visit Email at [email protected] with any further questions.

Through the very challenging circumstances and trying times in the world today, rest assured that the AAOS leadership and Annual Meeting volunteers and staff are committed to making the AAOS 2021 Annual Meeting a safe, memorable, and engaging experience for all who participate.

CinemaCon 2021

The largest and most important gathering
of movie theater owners from around the world

Since taking its first step in 2011, CinemaCon has evolved and grown to become the largest and most important gathering for the worldwide motion picture theater industry. CinemaCon is truly a global event attracting attendees from more than 80 countries.
On behalf of CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), we extend our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the entire motion picture theater industry for helping to make the past nine years so successful. The excitement continues when CinemaCon returns to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from 23 August – 26 August 2021 for what is sure to be our biggest convention to date.

From exclusive Hollywood product presentations debuting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season (and beyond) at the box office.
The CinemaCon schedule will be broad, diverse, educational and fun, and will feature the largest cinema trade show in the world. It will appeal to and attract all facets of the international motion picture theater industry—exhibition, distribution, marketing, publicity and advertising, internet and social media and of course, the theater equipment and concessions manufacturers and dealers who will showcase the latest technological advances and innovative concession offerings at the trade show, which is run in association with our partners at ICTA and NAC. As well, CinemaCon will once again incorporate a special day of programming geared just for the international marketplace, that being Monday, 23 August 2021.
We are again delighted to call Caesars Palace the home of CinemaCon. As one of Las Vegas’ leading casino hotels, the upscale surroundings of Caesars Palace will offer CinemaCon delegates the very best with its beautiful conference center, the finest hotel accommodations, world-class restaurants, and the magnificent Colosseum, the state-of-the-art venue that proudly allows CinemaCon to showcase all studio screenings and presentations in the ultimate theater setting.
When it comes to CinemaCon 2021, The Best Is Yet To Come. And when it comes to Celebrating the Moviegoing Experience, it all starts at Caesars Palace in 2021 at CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO.

37th International Gemmological Conference – IGC 2021

We would like to inform and invite you all to participate in the 37th International Gemmological Conference will be taken place on 17-21st May, 2021 at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Japan.

The conference is organized by IGC Japan committee and IGC Executive committee, and supported by the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo and the conference assistant committee members from Japan.

IGC is the oldest gemmological conference in the world since 1951. Geologists, mineralogists and gemologists from various universities, research centers and laboratories from different corners of the world and as well as some gemstone experts from trade companies attend this technical conference which is held every alternate year.

IGC is now in its 6th decade, the conference has a high educational excellence, explores great challenges faced by educators and gemologists. Over the year it is expected more and more new generation delegated would attend this conference, learn from the expects, share the knowledge and communicate with each other.

The first Asian country to hold IGC meeting was Japan in 1981. Now the IGC 2021 will be the 70th anniversary of the IGC and it will be the 2nd time for Japan to organize it in Tokyo.

Our conference aims to gather all international gemologists, scholars and researchers to present the specific research topics on natural and synthetic diamonds, colorstones, pearls, gem treatments, geological and geographical study of gemstones and etc.

In 2021, a big event called “Special exhibition of jewels” will be held at the National Museum of Nature and Science from March to August in Ueno, Tokyo, Japan. Gemstones, jewelries, minerals and personal collections from several museums such as the Smithsonian natural history museum, New York natural history museum, Los Angeles natural history museum and Hashimoto Collections.

IGC Japan Organizing Committee is planning the IGC2021 conference according to this period of “special exhibition of jewels” and will provide facilities for oral and poster presentations for 5 day-conference activities, starting from 17th of May and ending on 21st of May, 2021. Please see the attached PDF file of IGC 2021 First announcement to save your date.

Specially, the first day (Monday, 17 May) of the conference has been planned as “Open Colloquium”.

1) As a co-sponsorship with IGC and the National Museum of Nature and Science, IGC will offer an opportunity to the National Museum of Nature and Science to organize a 2 hours International Symposium for the museum researchers and related persons during the IGC Open Colloquium in the morning section, 10:00-12:00, 17th of May. For sure, all IGC members will join this symposium and will give a talk which is related to gemstones from museum collection or any old antique jewelry as well.

2) IGC will formally start the conference by the opening ceremony for IGC 2021 at 13:00 and will continue the Open Colloquium section until 17:00 on a same day (17th of May). Some Japanese gem trade representatives, lab gemologists and students from universities will be invited to join this open colloquium. A Special Dinner Gathering will start at 17:30, to welcome all conference participants to enjoy this party and communicate to each other.

The main IGC Conference is schedule from 18th to 21st of May will be limited to IGC delegate and observers and some conference support staffs from Japan.

AAHOA 2021 Convention & Tradeshow

AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the nation. The 19,500+ AAHOA Members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA Members are core economic contributors in virtually every community. AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.

AAHOA 2021 Convention & Tradeshow is organized by AAHOA

Intelligent Lure 'smartLure Model Zero' Unlocks Secrets of Fishing by Processing Big Data of Lure Actions and Environmental Factors

SAPPORO, Japan, April 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — smartLure Corp. announced today that the company has developed the world’s first* intelligent lure, “smartLure Model Zero”, which collects data on its actions and environmental factors while it is in the water and transfers the data to smartphone for processing. This enables anglers to obtain accurate information on the underwater environment that could not be seen ever before, and to utilize the information as clues to improve their catch.

Since the Stone Age, anglers have tried to learn about fish behavior through observation. The anglers’ strong desire to know more clearly what is going on in the water has driven the innovation of the technologies in fishing rods, lines, and other fishing equipment. However, conventional fishing technologies have not been able to realize the desire fully because it is not easy for human species to observe fish in the water and because it is challenging to interpret the behavior of fish definitively based on the information acquired through rod and lines.

The smartLure Model Zero is a game changer. It is equipped with a proprietary sensor module that produces high-definition data on water temperature, brightness, and actions and depth trace of the lure while it is in the water. These data are transferred to the smartLure app whenever requested by the angler. In addition to the location and date/time information, the app integrates not only data from the lure but also the location, weather conditions, moon age, tides, and other information that could affect the behavior of fish and ultimately fishing results.

smartLure Corp. collects these data points around the world to form big data. The founder Yuki OKAMURA said, “We analyze the data by fish species, underwater environment, lure types, colors, and actions so that the secrets of fishing can be brought to light.”

In the future, when the intelligent lures get popular, the collected data can be used for other purposes; detecting the changes of the environment, or counting the number of vulnerable animals in the water. Some ichthyologists have already shown an interest in our lures since they recognize that our lures can be powerful tools for their research subjects. The founder OKAMURA said, “We hope that our findings obtained through our intelligent lures are utilized for preserving the hydrosphere environment and for tracking the population of fish.”

“The smartLure Model Zero is an innovative lure that can assist us to figure out clues to feeding behaviors of fish,” said Gunzo Kawamura, Adviser of smartLure and Distinguished Fellow of Borneo Marine Research Institute. “We have been making remarkable progress in improving fishing equipment in recent years. For example, a new type of hook that prevents fish from swallowing it deeply and ensures a high survival of rate after release has been investigated and developed. However, nobody tries to explain why fish don’t swallow the hook deeply from the viewpoint of fish, because we can’t see the feeding behavior of fish directly in the water. By accumulating various data points of fishing accurately and globally using smartLure, we can bring more creativity and originality into fishing. As a result, I’m sure that fishing techniques will be improved.”

* Based on intellectual property and sales research by smartLure Corp. and its patent attorney. So far, we have identified the following cases: a) a lure-type electronic device that claims to be equipped with some sensors in its specifications, but cannot display sensors’ data in a linked app, and b) a case where a patent has been obtained but has not been commercialized. The patent claims are not considered to conflict with the products of smartLure Corp.

Pre-order starts on Kickstarter on Sunday April 25

The smartLure Model Zero will be available for pre-order on Kickstarter at 8 PM on April 25 PDT. Shipment for backers is scheduled to start in February 2022.

Since founded in 2017, smartLure Corp. has been developing intelligent lures with sensor modules. In January 2021, the corporation has completed producing 30 pcs. of EVT (Engineer Verification Test) level sensor modules. In the field tests that started in March, testers actually caught fish and confirmed that the system could stably acquire high-definition data during the process of fish strike to the lure, that the system could continue sensing throughout a day, and that the data is successfully transferred and visualized on the app whenever the angler requested.

While confirming the performance of the product prototype through field tests, the corporation also ascertained the cost of mass production. The founder OKAMURA said, “As a result, we got confidence in moving on to mass production of the sensor module and decided to launch this crowdfunding campaign.”

“We have been interviewing a lot of anglers, and we found that there are trends of applying data to fishing, such as using IT tools like map apps and spreadsheets to record and analyze their fishing experience.” In the United States, some start-up companies are developing services that anglers can record their activities using devices attached to rods and clothings. Anglers who are keenly aware of these trends are the target of this crowdfunding campaign.

The corporation will be redesigning the sensor module for mass production, testing its durability, and conducting user tests in parallel with obtaining certifications and developing apps/servers. Since mass production of the sensor module requires an ODM (Original Design Manufacturing) contract with an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars, smartLure Corp. plans to solicit investors and raise funds separately from the crowdfunding.

*The following links will only be valid after the kickstarter campaign has launched.

If you would like more information about this topic, please  email to the founder Yuki OKAMURA ([email protected]) and the corporation ([email protected]).

Related Files

A graph of data from an actual fish caught with the smartLure Model Zero. It clearly shows how the fish suddenly bite the lure


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smartLure Model Zero
A perspective image of smartLure Model Zero. It looks just like a conventional lure, but it is equipped with a remarkably small sensor module.

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SOURCE smartLure Corporation