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In brief for Oct. 11, 200

Really big show Large-format projection specialists E\T\C UK helped light up the night late last month for Music on Fire, a spectacle that drew crowds of up to 10,000 each night for three evenings to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Surrey, England, for music and special effects ...

Hilton to ink deal with Hawaii union Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Hilton Hotels Corp. announced Monday that it has reached a tentative agreement with hotel union Unite Here covering 1,550 workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa. A ratification vote by union members at the resort, the biggest in Hawaii, is expected this week ...

GPJCo. wins patent for event management technology Event and exhibition marketing giant George P. Johnson Co., based in Auburn Hills, Mich., announced yesterday that it has been issued a U.S. patent for its Global Links technology. The online, integrated event management system aids in registration, space and sponsorship management, presentation content management, call-for-papers, lead capture and capitalization, and floor-plan creation, the company says. The technology is in use daily in 17 countries and nine languages, GPJ reports.

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