This Just In
  • Messe Frankfurt acquired the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair. Messe has been with the shows since they launched in 2015.
  • JW Marriott will open the 4,000-room Drew Las Vegas in 2020 at the site of the stalled Fontainebleau hotel project on Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Denver OK’d contracts for a $233-million expansion featuring an 80,000-sf rooftop ballroom and terrace at the Colorado Convention Center.
  • The latest numbers rank NAMM’s 2018 show the largest in its 117-year history with more than 115,000 attendees and nearly 2,000 exhibitors.
  • The deadline for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers Awards has been extended to March 16. Got to TSE Events for info.
  • International Assoc. of Amusement Parks and Attractions President and CEO Paul Noland has resigned. CFO Hal McEvoy steps in temporarily.
  • The Aria Resort & Casino $170-million expansion in Las Vegas adds 200,000 sf of flex meeting space, raising total space to 500,000 sf.
  • Gary Musich announced his retirement as Vice President of Sales for Meet AC effective March 2 after 25 years representing Atlantic City.
  • The San Diego Convention Center named ON Site, a GES company, its exclusive sound and rigging vendor and preferred audio visual provider.
  • Board members of UK-based UBM have accepted an offer from Informa for a reported 3.8 billion pounds ($5.3 billion).

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