Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter

In 2018, the I-X Center’s Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama debuted Cleveland’s largest and most powerful Piston Powered vehicle  with 14,000 horsepower, 112 pistons and 224 spark plugs.

The Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter, arrived at the I-X Center on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 after spending almost 40 years at the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona. Since its arrival at the I-X Center, more than 800 hours of work has been done to restore the outside of the plane to its natural state.

To date, there are only 24 KC-97G aircrafts displayed throughout the world. When you arrive at the I-X Center, you’re greeted by the aircraft as it sits on the South Lawn of our property.  The uniqueness of seeing this plane up close and personal is very rare, so be sure to snap a photo!

Thanks to Brian Albrecht from Cleveland.com for the feature article. Read it here!


Plan Your Wedding in the New Year with Today’s Bride Shows!

Ready to plan the wedding of your dreams? Today’s Bride will host two of the biggest wedding shows of the year, designed to help you plan your entire wedding under one roof! Join us at the I-X Center on January 27th and 28th!

I-X Center One I-X Center Dr. Cleveland, OH 44114
Sat. 12pm – 7pm | Sun. 10am – 5pm

Expect to be inspired by new trends, taste delicious cake and catering samples, meet Northeast Ohio’s best wedding businesses to get advice, price quotes, and discounts, win prizes and giveaways, book your favorite vendors on-the-spot, and more! Fall in love with wedding dresses and wedding attire as they strut down the runway and then stop by our Pop-Up Salon to find your dream dress at discounted rates! Vote on your favorite cake and reception table displays designed by local vendors, visit the Beauty Bar for a free hair and makeup makeover, and stop by and participate in the live demos!

“Whether you just got engaged and are deciding on a theme or color scheme, or you’re weeks away from your wedding and looking for a last-minute vendor, a bridal show has something for every couple!” says Today’s Bride Vice President, Jennifer Fyffe. “It’s the ultimate wedding planning experience, with galleries, demos, freebies, and 350+ experts from the Northeast Ohio area! And we’re still accepting more exhibitors every day!”

All brides in attendance receive a FREE issue of Today’s Bride Magazine, a FREE tote bag (while supplies last), and a FREE $200 Gift Card for a Custom Print or Personalized Gift to www.SymbolizeIt.com. Tickets are $15 at the door. Buy tickets on TodaysBride.com.

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About Today’s Bride For 28 years, Today’s Bride Magazine & Shows has connected NE Ohio couples to local wedding professionals they can trust. Today’s Bride produces five bridal shows per year, publishes yearly Cleveland & Akron/Canton Today’s Bride Magazines, and offers local planning tools and tips at www.todaysbride.com.

Media Contact: Jennifer Fyffe | jennifer@todaysbride.com


With the Great Lakes boating season just a few months away, bring the family and get a jumpstart on the preparations at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Mid-America Boat Show at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Boats of all shapes and sizes, from all the major manufacturers will be on display! Bigger and better each year, this five-day, value-driven sale will showcase hundreds of the latest pontoon boats, cabin cruisers, ski boats, fishing boats and sailboats, the newest gear and tackle and more. Whether you like fishing, sailing, cruising, skiing, wakeboarding, or just want to pick up parts and accessories to enhance a boat you already own, the show will have something for everyone!

Representatives from marine manufacturers and area dealerships, as well as top Great Lakes fishing experts and product vendors, will be at the show to answer questions and provide information on the latest watercraft, accessories and angling. New items this year are the “Boating Experience” Pavilion and the Cleveland Metroparks interactive exhibit celebrating 100 years. Plus, adding to the excitement surrounding the show will be the chance to learn to scuba dive at the DEMA Dive Pool. Get in the fresh water tank and learn from trained professionals right at the show. Other exciting features include the daily fishing and boating seminars, Pirate Island with appearances by Capt’n Willie “The Great Lakes Pirate,” daily show giveaways and more. Additional features can be found on the boat show website, www.ClevelandBoatShow.com.

Thursday, January 18          12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, January 19                 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, January 20          11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, January 21               11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

I-X Center One I-X Center Drive Cleveland, OH 44135

Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for seniors age 60 and older. Children 12 and younger are admitted free, when accompanied by a paying adult. Save time and skip the box office lines, by purchasing advance tickets online at www.ClevelandBoatShow.com.

Website: www.ClevelandBoatShow.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClevelandBoatShow
Twitter: @CLEBoatShow
Hashtag: #ClevelandBoatShow

The Mid-America Boat Show is sponsored by Progressive Insurance and produced by the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association.

The Ninth Annual Great Big Home + Garden Show to Take Place in Cleveland Feb. 2-11, 2018

Spring is in the air at the 2018 Great Big Home + Garden Show, taking place Feb. 2-11 at the Cleveland I-X Center, featuring more than 600 exhibits to help you renew, refresh and restore your home. This 10-day show is the destination to find innovative products, practical advice and great deals for all your home improvement needs.

“The Great Big Home + Garden Show is back, bigger and better than ever for its ninth year,” said Show Manager Rosanna Hrabnicky. “This year’s show has exciting new features, a great lineup of home and garden celebrity appearances and continues to be the premier source for Northeast Ohio homeowners to find innovative products and get advice from industry experts.”

Visitors won’t want to miss the Song!-themed Garden Showcase, inspiring features including an off-the-grid cabin, tiny homes and elevated outdoor living space. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to bid on mailboxes and nightstands designed by local celebs and designers to benefit charity. Produced by Solon-based Marketplace Events, this year’s Great Big Home + Garden Show has something for everyone and will leave attendees inspired to get started on their next home and garden project.

New features and attractions at the 2018 show include:

  • Whether envisioning a dream home with a rustic feel and all the modern luxuries or a space that’s completely off-the-grid, the Weaver Cabins have them covered. The first of two cabins built by Weaver Barns is a 2,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath rustic cabin and the second, an approximately 600-square-foot off-the-grid cabin that offers a unique concept in utilizing solar power in the home. Both will leave visitors wanting their own cabin! Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Magazine and Ohio Magazine.
  • The approximately 1,500-square-foot Xtend Technologies’ High-Tech Luxury Lower Level built by Pepperwood Homes will inspire visitors with ideas for their own indoor/outdoor entertainment and recreation areas. This one-of-a-kind living space will feature the latest in home automation from Xtend Technologies. Guests can experience live demonstrations in Xtend Technologies’ home theater. Sponsored by Sherwin-Williams, Cleveland Magazine and Ohio Magazine.


  • Take outdoor living to new heights with the Elevated Outdoor Elegance Thanks to new technology, visitors will be inspired to consider new patio design options suitable for any elevation at this feature built by Dan Guardo Contracting.
  • Tiny Homes by Small Spaces CLE will allow visitors to experience first-hand why a luxury home doesn’t always mean thousands of square feet. Sponsored by Universal Windows Direct.
  • Experience one of the biggest trends in camping – glamping – at this feature designed by Cabela’s and The Great Escape. No longer does camping have to mean “roughing it” and leaving the luxuries of home behind.
  • The latest in design inspiration can be found at the Weavers Fine Furniture and Carter Lumber Design Center. Whether visitors are looking to transform their living room, kitchen, or bedroom they will be sure to find inspiration in the design center. Sponsored by WOIO-TV.
  • DIY Inspiration: One Nightstand Challenge

When it comes to bedside tables, there’s no need for a long-term commitment. Make a statement with One Nightstand! Six of Cleveland’s most stylish designers were challenged to take a basic nightstand from bland to bold, using only $50. Attendees will get a chance to take their dreamy creations home by placing a bid on their favorite, with auction proceeds benefitting a local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

  • Visitors can stop by “U Got Mail” to vote for their favorite local celebrity designed mailbox and bid on a chance to take one home. Proceeds to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland.
  • Whether a recent new homeowner, in the market to build or renovate, guests will want to stop by the Home Builders Association Housing Resource Center located next to The Main Stage. They can bring their home photos, plans, or ideas and get expert advice from a professional.

Home improvement celebrities making appearances throughout the show include:

Clint Harp
Appearance sponsored by Absolute Roofing and Construction Inc.

Clint Harp can be found regularly on HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper as the dumpster diving, reclaimed wood loving carpenter. After quitting his sales job in 2011 to pursue his dream of building furniture and owning his own company, the last thing he expected was to be a nationally known carpenter featured on HGTV. Now, together with his wife Kelly and their 3 kids, the Harps spend each day pursuing their dream and blazing the new trail of owning their own company. Harp Design Co. provides quality furniture and home goods to customers all across the U.S. and abroad. Constantly adjusting to unexpected national exposure, the Harps work hard each day to grow as a family and a business whose core values are love, beauty, and creativity. Clint appears as a supporting role in Fixer Upper, helping his close friends and stars Chip and Joanna Gaines as they remodel in Waco, Texas. The show attracted more than 19 million viewers its first season and is currently airing season five. Clint takes recycled and reclaimed wood, usually found pieces, and creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces meant to bring families together, which the Gaines incorporate into their final remodel and home designs. Up next, Clint will star on the DIY Network series Wood Work. Along with his wife, Kelly, and the team at Harp Design Co, Clint uses reclaimed lumber to build new furniture out of old wood for clients. Crazy requests with tight deadlines are the norm, but Clint and his team are ready to tackle any “Wood Work” challenge. Clint will be appearing Saturday, Feb. 10 and Sunday, Feb. 11. Learn more about him at harpdesignco.com.

Kathy Ireland
Appearance sponsored by American Family Insurance

kiWW® is listed as one of the most powerful brands in the world by License Global Magazine. According to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion. Kathy graces the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016). kiWW® is responsible for billions of dollars in retail sales. kiWW® is the recipient of multiple awards including several Good Housekeeping Seals. Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including: YWCA Greater Los Angeles for which she is an Ambassador, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kathy is named an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Kathy will be appearing on the Main Stage Saturday, Feb. 3. Learn more at about her at kathyireland.com.

Matt Fox
Appearance sponsored by ProVia

A show favorite, Matt Fox will be returning as this year’s Main Stage emcee where he will delight show visitors with his quick wit, home improvement knowledge and special educational presentations. Fox is best known for creating and co-hosting the first and longest-running show to air on HGTV, Room by Room, as well as hosting and producing the public television series Around the House with Matt and Shari. Learn more from his website, mattandshari.com.


Returning favorites from 2017 will offer new products and designs to inspire. They include:

  • The popular Garden Showcase will feature Song!-themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top landscapers. From Margaritaville to America, each garden will leave visitors whistling the tune of popular songs! Gardens are sponsored by WKYC-TV, WDOK-FM and WQAL-FM.
  • The combined Main Stage and Loretta Paganini Cooking Stage will offer attendees the best of home improvement celebrity appearances with the opportunity to taste and enjoy culinary delights in one convenient location. A state-of-the-art kitchen stage and vignette, will be designed and built by the Home Builders Association for consumers to tour between stage presentations. The Main Stage is sponsored by 84 Lumber, WKYC-TV and the Home Builders Association.
  • Show attendees can relax and enjoy fine dining among the beauty of the Garden Showcase in the I-X Bistro, a full-service, white tablecloth restaurant.
  • The Club Cambria is back in the middle of the show floor this year. The space features OBERFIELDS products and is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine or a light snack.
  • At The Petitti Gardening Stage, daily gardening seminars on landscape design, flora and furnishing outdoor rooms will be held by Northeast Ohio landscape experts. The Petitti Floral Mart will also feature numerous outdoor furniture sets and plants to purchase.
  • Kids can have fun in Playground World’s KidZone, featuring a variety of safe, high-quality playground equipment and exciting giveaways for parents.


  • Children will learn how to use a hammer while constructing a small project of their choice and leave with their own orange workshop apron during the Home Depot Kids’ Workshops.


Key sponsors-to-date include:
Absolute Roofing and Construction Inc.
American Family Insurance
Belgard Hardscapes
Crocker Park
Discount Drug Mart
Dollar Bank
Imagen Photography
Leafguard by Beldon Home Solutions
Nature Stone
Ohio Lottery
Ohio State Waterproofing
Petitti Garden Centers
Playground World
The Loretta Paganini School of Cooking
Sleep Number
Universal Windows Direct
Westminster Technologies, LLC

Show information:
The latest show information will be posted on www.greatbighomeandgarden.com, the Home and Garden Events Facebook page and @GreatBigHome on Twitter.

2018 Show Dates & Hours:
Friday, Feb. 2               11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 3            10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4             10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon – Fri, Feb. 5-9         11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 10          10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11            10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cleveland I-X Center
One I-X Center Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135

Tickets (Single tickets valid for one day of show):

$15 Box Office (Adult Admission)

$12 Online at www.greatbighomeandgarden.com or in-store at any Discount Drug Mart location (Adult Admission)

$11 Seniors 65+ with ID (Monday-Thursday only, tickets must be purchased at show box office)

$10 Group Tickets (Minimum 20)

$5 Children ages 6-12 years

FREE Children 5 and under


Theme Days

Sherwin-Williams Day sponsored by WDOK-FM – Friday, Feb. 2 – Visit any Sherwin-Williams store location to pick-up a free general admission ticket to the show for Friday, Feb. 2.

Heroes Days – Sunday, Feb. 4 and Sunday, Feb. 11 – Active and retired members of the military, as well as first responders receive free admission to the show with valid ID.

Red Hat Society Days – Friday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 9. – Wear your red hat society attire on either of these days and purchase a discounted ticket for $10. 4 ticket maximum per red hat purchase.

Ohio Lottery Day sponsored by WQAL-FM – Thursday, Feb. 8 – Visitors bringing in a losing Ohio lottery ticket will receive $5 off admission at the Box Office.

About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 38 consumer home shows in the US, 14 in Canada, and six holiday shows. The 58 combined events, in 26 markets, attract 17,250 exhibitors, 1.9 million attendees and another 2 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. In 2016 the company launched Marketing Solutions, a division that provides digital marketing, custom printing, branded content and sales support to their expanding customer base.  www.marketplaceevents.com



Tickets On Sale Now for the Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama

Save $2.00 in advance when you purchase tickets at select Discount Drug Mart locations.
Cleveland, Ohio (November 22, 2017) – Tickets for the 2018 Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama go on sale on Black Friday, November 24, 2017. This year’s theme, “Auto-Rama Rolls – Then Cleveland Rocks” goes bumper to bumper with the 33rd annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony when it returns to Cleveland one month after the Auto-Rama.  The Show will be awarding a cash prize of $10,017 for the Summit Gold Cup winner, the largest ISCA cash award in the country.
General Admission at the Box Office is $20; Children 12 and under FREE. Military discounts with valid military ID are $15 and are available at the box office only. Discount tickets are available for $18 at Summit Racing Equipment in Tallmadge or on-line at pistonowershow.com. Group tickets are available by contacting Cyndee Young at cyoung@ixcenter.com or by calling 216-265-2517.

SHOW HOURS:       

Friday, March 16: 3 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, March 17: 10 am – 10 pm
Sunday, March 18: 10 am – 6 pm
Limit 6 tickets: At I-X Center Box Office only.
Eligible member or spouse (but not both) may purchase up to 6 tickets, provided one is used by the purchasing member/spouse. Tickets are available to active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses. Must show Current, Retired or Dependent Military ID to receive discount. Veterans must show DD214 or a VA Medical Card.

The I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama is the largest indoor showcase of custom cars, trucks, antique construction equipment, motorcycles, tractors, planes, military equipment and more of its kind in the world. Each year the weekend-long event fills more than one million square feet of space with over 1,000 vehicles at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, please call 216-265-7223 (RACE) or visit pistonpowershow.com.

I-X Christmas Connection Kicks Off the Shopping Season at the I-X Center, November 17-19, 2017

Over 650 Vendors from 38 states will satisfy your shopping needs.

Cleveland, OH (October 12, 2017) – Kick off the Christmas shopping season at the 32nd Annual I-X Christmas Connection at the International Exposition (I-X) Center, November 17-19, 2017. As one of the largest Christmas shows in the nation, I-X Christmas Connection attracts over 35,000 attendees from around the region with over 650 booths offering something for everyone.

“Part of what makes the I-X Christmas Connection the number one shopping destination for thousands is the festive atmosphere as our guests shop handmade doll clothes, candles, wooded items, pet supplies, children and baby items,” says Gina Mullin, Show Manager. “Each unique gift fills the aisles with Christmas cheer, which makes shopping for everyone on your list that much easier!”

When guests arrive, they will be greeted by Cleveland’s tallest Santa Claus towering over 30 feet tall. The holiday magic continues through the festive 400 foot entrance way where guests will see the real-life Belle, the Beast Chip and Mrs. Potts from “Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,” Olaf and Sven from “Frozen” along with scenes from “It’s A Wonderful Life,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Charlie Brown Christmas,” and “Grinch.”

The I-X Christmas Connection prides itself on variety by offering customers a bigger and better experience every year. Whether it’s a day out with girlfriends or children coming out to enjoy the all the festivities, there’s really something for everyone. The 2017 show features include:

Authors-on-the-Go will be at I-X Christmas Connection this year for an autograph signing and talking to fans while discussing their books and CD’s. Six authors will be on site including Mark Dawidziak, Jill Burke, Andre Bernier from Cleveland’s own FOX 8 News, Neil Zucher and Bob Adamov. Visit IXChristmasConnection.com/authors-on-the-go/ for scheduled appearance times.

Children 12 and under FREE
Fun will be had by all who attend, especially the little ones! I-X Christmas Connection brings the Christmas magic alive with special features meant just for kids including:

  • InSantaLand, they can visit Santa in his house as they share with the Jolly Old Elf their Christmas wishes and capture the moment with a photo.
  • TheSugar Plum Shoppe presented by Discount Drug Mart features over 4,000 pre-wrapped gifts (under $8.00 each) and is perfect for pint-sized wallets to buy special little gifts for mom, dad, grandparents, sibling, teachers and friends.
  • AtGingerbread Square, the first 500 kids will have the chance to decorate and eat their own holiday cookie.
  • Breakfast with Santa” is a popular feature that delights parents and kids alike! Wait to see if Santa can find his way to the I-X Center while singing and dancing with Mrs. Claus and friends. All kids attending will receive a special present and a photo opportunity with our guests of honor (attendees must bring own camera). A separate admission ticket is needed for this event. Additional details can be found below.

Gingerbread Village
Culinary students around Northeast Ohio are competing in the I-X Christmas Connection Gingerbread House Competition. These one-of-a-kind masterpieces will be on display throughout the weekend after judging concludes on Friday, November 17. The winning student culinary group will receive a $500 donation to their school’s programming.


Live Performances & Special Guests
Holiday music throughout the weekend is bound to get everyone in the Christmas spirit! Local choirs and gospel groups, Irish dance and music bands will be playing and performing all of the seasonal favorites. Don’t miss Northeast Ohio’s own Singing Angels for two performances on Friday, November 17th. For a full list of performances, please visit IXChristmasConnect.com.

Guests will not want to miss U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu as she appears in SantaLand on Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm for an autograph signing and photo opportunity. She’ll be on site with her jewelry line, Creations by C&C Dominique Moceanu Signature Collection and her latest book Off Balance: A Memoir, which are both available in booth #776.

Also, attending the show and greeting fans is the legendary Cleveland Browns quarterback, Bernie Kosar on Saturday, November 18 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Kosar will be on site with Cleveland Landmark Press promoting his new book Bernie Kosar: Learning to Scramble in booth #301 with an autograph signing and photo opportunity.

Recess Game
Get ready to play games! This year’s feature area will showcase Recess Games. Recess is not your typical game store, they have fun and engaging games for all ages, interactive learn-and-play events, plus a gaming community where players of all skill levels can participate. You won’t want to miss I-X Christmas Connection Recess Game Days, which includes:

  • Friday, November 17 – Recess will showcase card games.
  • Saturday, November 18 – Recess will host a Pokemon Party with a special giveaway at 11:30am and 2:30pm.
  • Sunday, November 19 – It’s Family Game Day hosted by Recess.

Women’s Recovery Center
The I-X Christmas Connection gives back in a big way this year. The proud charitable partner is the Women’s Recovery Center who will be on site in booth 665 selling beautiful, handmade holiday greeting cards. Donation boxes will be setup throughout the event in seven locations with all proceeds going towards this wonderful organization based right here in Cleveland:

  • After a full day of shopping, attendees will truly appreciate theShop and Drop, allowing them to place their holiday purchases in one convenient location while they explore the show floor.
  • Make your life easier with gift wrapping for all attendees, located right next to the Shop and Drop. Gift wrapping is free, but a donation is appreciated.
  • Additional donation locations can be found at the ticket office, coat check, customer service, credentials and the Sugar Plum Shoppe.

November 17-19 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, One I-X Center Drive on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Save $2 by purchasing discounted general admission tickets for $11.99 at select Discount Drug Mart locations. Don’t forget about the Kris Kringle Pack which includes four tickets and a parking pass for only $46.99. Tickets sold in advance online at IXChristmasConnect.com are $13.99 (convenience fee included). Children 12 and under FREE.

Breakfast with Santa:
Tickets to Breakfast with Santa for Saturday, November 18 and Sunday, November 19, are $21.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 12 and under. This includes the live show and hot breakfast directly following. Doors open at 8:30am. Breakfast with Santa tickets include admission to the I-X Christmas Connection and can be purchased online or at select Discount Drug Mart store locations

Official Sponsors:
All American Gutter Protection, Discount Drug Mart, Great Day Improvements, IGS Energy, Illuminex, Infinity Windows, Joyce Factory Direct, Leaf Filter, Macy’s, Pepsi and Renewal by Andersen.

For additional information, please visit IXChristmasConnection.com.

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Cleveland-based IT Security Gathering Climbs to Prominent Midwest Cybersecurity Event

CLEVELAND, OH—What started as a local gathering of information technology (IT) practitioners and respected security vendors in 2002 has become our region’s ‘must-attend’ convention for persons charged with data governance and information integrity.

The 15th Information Security Summit (ISS), now part of 2017 Security Summit Week (October 30th- November 3rd at the I-X Center) is now the preeminent IT/Cybersecurity Midwest meeting. “With all that’s going on in Cybersecurity globally as well as our involvement locally, we’ve simply outgrown our original (2) venues” Gary Sheehan, co-founder of ISS announced earlier this year as Security Summit Week moved to the ample I-X Center. The Information Security Summit started as a one-day event, that has now expanded into 2017 Security Summit Week (SSW-17)-a robust-week of information collaboration with best-practice security advisors.

The first day of SSW-17 is IoT/Endpoint Monday on October 30th. The day begins with a keynote address from Lane Campbell, Founding Member of Forbes Tech Council and CTO of Vue Ventures. Campbell will kick-off the Summit with a talk entitled “The Cloud is Permanent, Is Yours Secure?” Career Connection, a FREE event for pre-registered students and veterans, is a, networking event between IT career-seekers and talent-pursuing recruiters is also that Monday. A student Capture the Flag completion fills out the day of sixteen future-focused ideation sessions. Xceptional Networking Receptions close each day of SSW-17 offering time to connect.

For the first time in its 15 year history, and in response to heightened issues and interest from Cleveland’s legal community, the 2017 Security Summit Week will incorporate Law Day at the Summit presented by Benesch Law. This insight-packed second day is devoted to the legal community with governance around Artificial Intelligence (AI) Big Data, Cloud, IT, IoT and Cybersecurity. Since 2012, lawyers have a professional duty to be competentnot only in the law and its practice but also in technology. Steven Dettelbach, co-leader of Baker Hostetler’s national White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations team, will open the day with his keynote observations to “Cybersecurity as both a value and peril for practices”.

For the first time, Energytech, a major System Engineering forum for advancements in Energy, Power Technologies, Security and Critical Infrastructure incorporates its energy convention within SSW-17. This power filled conference adds NASA and aero developments in flight, power technologies, breach security within this year’s largest-ever Security Summit.

Healthcare Protected Health Information (PHI) is becoming the most lucrative endeavor for hackers. This year’s timely 3rd Healthcare Day at the Summit presented by Oswald Companies unearths industry-specific IT, IoT, HIPAA, ICD-10 and PHI issues that long-term and acute care administrators face. This day differs from general IT sessions in so much as it involves both
inside and outside-our-region thought-leader insights, best practices, and just-in-time solutions to specific medical threats. Don Sinko, Chief Integrity Officer at Cleveland Clinic will deliver this day’s keynote discourse “IT/Cybersecurity and the Future of Healthcare”

The third day closes with a Midweek Mixer which welcomes all 2017 Security Summit Week participants with a midpoint toast to SSW-17 and the 15th annual Information Security Summit. The event is free but pre-registration is required. The 15th Information Security Summit (ISS) sharpens its mission from the very first gathering in
2002 with support and participation from regional IT security officers, leading global visionaries and a host of cross-sector volunteers to make the two-day event impactful. Gary Sheehan and cofounder Glenn Brzuziewski’s entrepreneurial idea to educate, collaborate and evolve N.E.Ohio’s security community thrives amidst raging global threats and heighted local concern. Ed Skoudis, founder of Counter Hack is this year’s ISS keynote presenter with his topic: “Internet of Things: BUILDING YOUR VERY OWN J.A.R.V.I.S” launches the week’s flagship occasion.

For information, and per day flyers/agendas for 2017 Security Summit Week, visit www.informationsecuritysummit.org.

For information about EnergyTech and its three-day conference/agenda, visit:

To register for all 2017 Security Summit Week events, go to:

Security Summit Week began as the Information Security Summit (ISS) in 2002. It is a registered 501(c) (6) not-for-profit organization and an all-volunteer organization. ISS works in partnership with various security, compliance, and privacy related organizations. Its education   initiative partners with SANS, NOCA, and NEOMEC. Now in its 15th year, ISS provides quality, cost-effective training, conferencing and networking events; promotes education and awareness to our community of professionals and students; facilitates Career Connection events, and promotes non-profit professional IT groups and organizations with their training, regional
collaboration, and conferencing efforts. For additional background information please visit: http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170729/news/170729795/security-concerns-leadconference-boom

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Media Contact: Greg Coloian – 216-759-3817 | greg@betterwithmustard.com

Trick or Treat Street Returns to the I-X Center Where Halloween Fun is Always Perfect – Inside

A Safe and “Spooktacular” entertainment for all children!

Cleveland, OH (September 21, 2017)
I-X Trick or Treat Street, Cleveland’s Halloween tradition for children 10 and under, returns to the International Exposition (I-X) Center, October 21 & 22 and October 28 & 29. Thousands of little ghosts and goblins will receive more than 300,000 pre-approved, packaged pieces of candy as they make their way through 12 creatively themed not-so-spooky Halloween houses. But wait, there’s more than just candy! Surrounded by fall foliage including pumpkins and larger than life decorations, trick or treaters will enjoy pony rides, kiddie rides, plus live entertainment is scheduled throughout the day.

With the addition of new entertainers, along with trick or treating and rides, we are happy to provide a safe and festive Halloween event where children and families can enjoy a fun filled day, all indoors,” says Katie Seeley, Show Manager.

The fun continues with the ever-popular superhero and princess costume characters on site for a special meet and greet opening weekend – Saturday, October 21 from (12:00pm – 2:00pm) and Sunday, October 22 (1:00pm – 3:00pm). On Sunday, October 22, attendees won’t want to miss Jungle Bob and His Creepy Bug Show, plus Comedic Juggler Matt Jergens will captivate audiences October 28 and 29.

I-X Trick or Treat Street will kick off October 21 from 11:00am – 8:00pm; October 22 from 11:00am – 7:00pm and Halloween weekend, Saturday, October 28 from 11:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday, October 29 from 11:00am – 7:00pm.

Admission tickets are on sale now at select Discount Drug Mart locations for $12.00 and online in advance for $14.00 (convenience fee included) for adults and children at IXTrickorTreatStreet.com. The Family Pumpkin Pack, which includes four (4) general admission tickets plus parking for $50.00 is also available at select Discount Drug Mart locations. Children two and under are FREE, unless participating in trick or treating, a ticket must be purchased.

Parents, there’s even more for you to enjoy – A FREE parent ticket to opening weekend of the I-X Indoor Amusement Park on March 23, 24 and 25, 2018 will be given to each adult, a value of $24.00 per ticket. Seniors 60+ can purchase tickets on site for $10.00. Group tickets are available for just $10.00 with a group of 10 or more. A group form can be found online or by calling 216-265-2657 for more details. For more information on ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please call (216) 265-2504 or visit IXTrickorTreatStreet.com.

I-X Trick or Treat Street event sponsors include Discount Drug Mart, State Farm and T-Mobile.

Media Contact:
Claire Vanidestine, Director of Marketing – p 216-265-2619 – clairev@ixcenter.com

The I-X Center Announces Cleveland Clinic Get Fit Healthy Living Expo December 2 and 3, 2017

Tickets go on sale today, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10am EST.
Be Inspired, Live Healthy, Get Fit!

Cleveland, OH – August 29, 2017 • The Cleveland Clinic Get Fit Healthy Living Expo at the International Exposition (I-X) Center debuts December 2 – 3, 2017 in Cleveland, OH. The inaugural, action-packed weekend is perfect for all ages, of every fitness level and will showcase group workouts, healthy cooking demonstrations, fitness challenges, obstacle courses, an interactive fit kid’s zone, a yoga workshop and more. Featured throughout the weekend are the following competitions where registration is required:

  • The Nation’s First and Only All Indoor, 3 level 5K and 10K Race benefiting The YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s Non-Profit Programs in our Community
  • Winter Classic hosted by Scott Panchik, CrossFit Mentality, benefiting the Adam S. Hamilton Memorial Academic & Athletic Scholarship Fund
  • Great Lakes Cheer & Dance Championship hosted by AmeriCheer & AmeriDance
  • Cleveland Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do & Grappling Championships hosted by Sport Karate Productions

The event will spotlight hundreds of vendors featuring the latest products and services in fitness, nutrition and wellness. Guests have the opportunity to learn from these companies and take away generous discounts and free samples.

“We want to bring our community together, celebrate wellness and make a positive influence on people’s lives,” says Lisa Reau, Show Manager. “The event is designed with everyone in mind, from someone taking their first steps towards a better lifestyle to the competitive athlete.  We are excited and eager for the action packed weekend to be here!”

Cleveland Clinic Get Fit Expo will educate the community on the importance of eating well, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and promoting the benefits of exercise. Attendee’s physical abilities will be put to the test with FIT challenges.  They can take home an abundance of knowledge at various demonstration areas and work out and learn alongside some of the biggest names in the health and fitness industries including Logan Broadbent, Josh and Maria Cribbs, Anna Harouvis, Joshua Ingraham, Kristin McGee, Scott Panchik, Harley Pasternak M.SC., Emily Schromm, and many more.  

Admission tickets go on sale today at 10:00am EST at select Discount Drug Mart locations for $12 and online in advance for $13 (convenience fee included) at IXGetFit.com. Children 10 and under are FREE. Show hours are Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 9AM – 7PM and Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 10AM – 6PM. For more information on ticketing, exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, please call (216) 265-2525 or visit IXGetFit.com.

The Get Fit Healthy Living Expo event sponsors include Cleveland ClinicDiscount Drug MartFleet Feet SportsLeaf FilterThe Place and Universal Windows Direct.

Follow Us: @IXGetFit #IXGetFit

Contacts: Lisa Reau, Show Manager – p 216-265-2525 – lreau@ixcenter.com
Claire Vanidestine, Director of Marketing – p 216-265-2619 – clairev@ixcenter.com

Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet


Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet
June 22 – 24, 2017

The International Exposition (I-X) Center and the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA) announced today the 42nd Annual MVPA International Convention will be held in conjunction with the Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet, June 22 – 24, 2017 at the I-X Center.

The show will feature vehicles built at the former tank plant including the M41 Walker Bulldog Tank, M42 Duster, M56 Scorpion, M108 and M109 self-propelled howitzers, and M114 and M551 Sheridan armored vehicles. Also featured in show are military aircrafts, the Liberty Air Museum’s B-25J Mitchell, “Georgie’s Gal,” along with other member-owned aircraft. Known originally as the Cleveland Bomber Plant, and adjoining the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the building’s large doors are still in place and operational, allowing the display of flying military vehicles on the floor with the show’s ground-bound vehicles.

Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet Show Hours:

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday, June 23, 2017: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ticket Pricing

Ticket pricing for the Cleveland Tank Plant Homecoming Military Show and Swap Meet to be held at the I-X Center June 22 – 24, 2017 was also announced today. General Admission will be $15. Children 12 and under are FREE. Military discounts with valid military ID are $12 and are available at the Box Office ONLY. Discount tickets will be available in the Spring of 2017 for $13 at all participating Discount Drug Mart locations. Information about online ticket sales will soon be available at www.IXClevelandTankShow.com.  A $1 service fee per ticket will be added to advance orders if ordered on-line. Group tickets are available by contacting Cyndee Young at cyoung@ixcenter.com or by calling 216-265-2657 Tickets will go on sale in the Spring of 2017.