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  • The AHLA says the Dept. of Homeland Security will expand the number of H-2B seasonal guest worker visas available for this fiscal year.
  • The increase in H2-B visas will help small and seasonal businesses to meet workforce demands critical in peak tourist periods.
  • SMG signed a 3-year agreement to continue managing Cobo Center in Detroit. SMG has been the management firm for Cobo since 2010.
  • Highlights of SMG’s tenure include oversight of a major renovation, reduced operating deficit and creation of a technology department.
  • Ground was broken June 20 on the expansion of the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The 250,000-sf project will wrap up next year.
  • The $130 million expansion includes two new ballrooms, 11 breakout rooms and additional space for the center’s Stay Well Meetings feature.
  • The Louisville Downtown Marriott Hotel is undergoing a $30 million renovation slated for completion in August 2018. The hotel remains open.
  • The Marriott is attached to the Kentucky International Convention Center and offers 50,000 sf of meeting space and 616 guest rooms.
  • AEG plans to acquire four acres in downtown Nashville to be developed as a mixed-use entertainment district at SWVP’s Nashville Yards.
  • The mixed-use district will be anchored by a 4,000-capacity music hall, luxury theatre, live entertainment club, boutique hotel & more.

Editorial & Design Awards

Since its launch, Trade Show Executive has received numerous awards for writing and design from leading associations and peers in the publishing field. We are honored by this recognition, and are inspired even more to continue this tradition of editorial excellence. Below is a partial list of honors received to date:

2013

  • ASBPE Gold Award for Editorial Excellence – Special Supplement (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s Registration Guide – Going Mobile
  • ASBPE Gold Award for Editorial Excellence – Annual Buyer’s Guide (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s World Top Convention Centers
  • ASBPE Silver Award for Graphics – Special Supplement (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s World Top Convention Centers
  • ASBPE Bronze Award for Graphics – Opening Spread (National): Tech Trek
  • ASBPE Bronze Award for Editorial Excellence – Special Supplement (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100

2012

  • APEX Award for Regular Departments & Columns: Trending & Spending
  • APEX Award for Green Newsletters: Trade Show Executive’s EcoAlert
  • APEX Award for Special Purpose Writing: Compensation Report – What’s in Your Wallet?
  • ASBPE Gold Award for Editorial Excellence – Original Research (Regional):
    Compensation Report – What’s in Your Wallet

2008

  • APEX Award for Most Improved Magazine
  • APEX Award for Writing: Trade Show Executive’s Compensation Report
  • APEX Award for Best Interview & Personal Profile: Tribute to Robert Krakoff
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Buyers Be Where? Feature

2007

  • APEX Award for Writing: Sharpen Your Pencils – Trade Show Executive’s Budget Guide
  • APEX Award for Best Overall Issue: Trade Show Executive
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: How to Extend the Life Cycle of Your Trade Show
  • APEX Award for Cover Design: Trade Show Executive
  • APEX Award for Design: The COMDEX Team – Where are they Now?

2006

  • APEX Award for Most Improved Magazine
  • APEX Award for Best Redesign: World’s Top Convention Centers Directory
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Seducing the Search Engines
  • APEX Award for Feature Writing: Time to Crunch the Numbers
  • APEX Award for News Writing: Hurricane Report – Trade Shows Fight Back

2005

  • APEX Award for Feature Writing: Trade Show Executive’s Innovation Awards
  • APEX Award for Cover Design: Trade Show Executive’s Tech Trek
  • APEX Award for Magazine Design & Layout: Dig This!
  • APEX Award for Columns & Editorials: Trending & Spending Column
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Global Best Practices

2004

  • APEX Grand Award for Design & Illustration
  • APEX Award for Most Improved Magazine
  • APEX Award for Feature Series Writing: Trade Show Executive’s Roundtable
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Built to Last
  • ASBPE Silver Award for Editorial Excellence (Regional): Trade Show Executive’s Roundtable