US: E-Commerce Week LA 2020, GDX Studios Names New President, and More

NATIONAL: Skift Global Forum 2020 will take place on Sept. 21-23 with CEOs from Expedia Group, Accor, IHG, Booking Holdings, and more. The online forum will discuss travel's future in 2021 and beyond, answering questions on global travel, the airline industry, and recovery. 

CHICAGO: Restaurant Virtual Ventures LLC will host the American Restaurant & Food Service Expo March 21-22, 2021. The online trade show and educational conference plans to connect industry buyers and sellers and offer education on a recovering industry. The expo will include chef demos, new product exhibitions, and more. 

LOS ANGELES: Hawke Media, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, has announced that E-Commerce Week LA 2020 will be held virtually on Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. The event will offer a week full of brand activations and e-commerce brands that have helped define a $4 trillion industry, all while showcasing businesses and sharing ideas on how to grow e-commerce brands. 

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READINGTON, NEW JERSEY: The New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning will launch on Oct. 16-18. The three-day festival features up to 100 hot air balloons taking off twice each day over the Autumn Hunterdon County countryside, a nighttime hot air balloon glow, fireworks, family entertainment and attractions, children’s amusement rides, a 5K race, interactive exhibits and marketing experiences, and hundreds of vendors.  

SAN DIEGO: GDX Studios, a full-service experiential marketing firm, has welcomed a new president, Sophie Masson. Masson, a French-Canadian turned San Diego resident, has 20 years of experience in the advertising industry. In her role, she is tasked with leading GDX Studios out of the pandemic period and working with the studio’s multidisciplinary team to develop experiential solutions that meet the evolving needs of their new and existing clients. 

SAN FRANCISCO: Entire Productions, an event and entertainment production company with an emphasis on experience design, will now offer premium branded items to complement the company's virtual events, creating an interactive hybrid experience. Offerings include branded gifts, corporate swag, PPE gear, and promotional items. 

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