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  • Corporate Solutions says combining the SIA Snow Show & Emerald’s Outdoor Retailer will grow the event and entire outdoor sports industry.
  • Corporate Solutions advised SIA in the blockbuster sale. The firm is predicting more exhibition industry deals in the coming months.
  • Emerald Expositions is the new owner of the SIA Snow Show. The Gold 100 show will be merged with Emerald’s Outdoor Retailer.
  • The combined show will be called Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show and is expected to debut in Denver in January 2018.
  • The event marketing firm mdg is opening an office in Chicago. It is the company’s fourth office nationwide and will serve the Midwest market
  • Marketing executive Leana Salamah joins mdg to run the office, which opens June 1. Key staff include event and marketing specialists.
  • Spargo and Britain’s Far Horizons Tourism are partnering in a new housing-management company serving cross-border meetings and events.
  • The new venture is GCA Global Congress Accommodations and will work with show organizers worldwide thorough offices in Europe and the U.S.
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Chicago — Event marketing firm, mdg, is expanding. It’s aim, more face-to-face interaction with current and prospective clients in the midwest region. ...
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Norwalk, Conn. — NXT Events Media Group has hired event mastermind Sharon Enright as its President & COO to build out the group's portfolio. ...
Gainesville, Fla.— Event personalization specialist Feathr has updated its “DaVinci” platform to embed personalization features for customers before, during and after events. ...
New York— David Kaye was named Americas Sales Leader for UBM Americas. As the former Chief Revenue Officer for the Americas at The Economist. Kaye's background will lend to his ability to develop new revenue streams for the company. ...
London— UBM plc, the largest B2B event organizer worldwide, announced financial results for the current fiscal year. Read about which of their sectors grew and what challenges they experienced. ...
Secaucus, NJ – Northstar Travel Group acquired the hotel investment event portfolio of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and other partners. The move will add BHN’s 10 hospitality investment events to Northstar’s existing portfolio of 60+ events worldwide in the travel, meetings and hospitality sectors. And it includes the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the largest hotel investment conference worldwide staged in cooperation with the AHLA annually in Los Angeles. As part of the acquisition, Northstar and AHLA have formed a partnership to co-produce the ALIS Group of Events in the U.S.  ...
Norwalk, Conn. – The California private equity firm HGGC has acquired etouches, a Connecticut-based developer of software for event management and venue sourcing, it was announced on May 9. JEGI represented HGGC in the transaction. The deal expands HGGC’s presence in the event management software (EMS) arena, which JEGI pegged at around $6 billion worldwide. It was also the seventh acquisition HGGC has made in marketing services platforms. ...
Oxon Hill, Md.— The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) attracted more than 220 attendees – the largest crowd in its five-year history. The sold-out WLF was held May 1-2 at the MGM National Harbor, which opened December 8, 2016.  ...
New York—JEGI, an independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech‐enabled services sectors, has hired Kathleen Thomas as Managing Director. Thomas, who most recently served as a Managing Partner for Drake Star Partners (formerly Redwood Capital), has more than 20 years of experience specializing in M&A advisory across the B2B and consumer media, communications and marketing services sectors. At JEGI, she will focus on further expanding the company’s global leadership across these core markets. ...
Washington – Organizers of next year’s “NPE2018: The Plastics Show” are looking for ways to expand their already spacious exhibit floor after space sold out more than a year before the show. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced its first sellout during the May space draw at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The association said in a statement that it was “working to open additional exhibit space,” and could accommodate exhibitors on the waiting list as room became available. ...
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