Penton Media Inc., Cleveland, formally announced Thursday its B2Bshowplace.com initiative, which was first reported in BtoB
. B2Bshowplace is an online tradeshow network with five virtual exhibition halls: design engineering; manufacturing and distribution; architectural design/facilities engineering and construction; leisure; and hospitality and aviation. The virtual trade show, which is slated to launch in July, will include exhibitor booths, monthly Webcasts, virtual training workshops and product locators. The exhibitor booths will include e-commerce capability.