This Just In
  • The 413-room Fairmont in Washington’s tony Georgetown district wrapped up a $27 million renovation just in time for Inauguration Day.
  • The project’s highlight is a new 2,900 sf ballroom that will accommodate about 300 guests. The Fairmont also has 30,000 sf of meeting space.
  • CompuSystems has signed a two-year deal with Emergency Nurses Association
    for registration and lead retrieval services
  • Under the deal, the services will be provided duing Emergency Nursing 2017 and 2018.
  • California Assembly Bill 1887 that bans state-sanctioned travel to states with anti-LGBT laws took effect Jan. 1
  • The law, Assembly Bill 1887, was signed last September and applies to North Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kansas
  • UFI says it will continue as co-host of the China Expo Forum for International Cooperation (CEFCO) for “the coming years.”
  • UFI has co-hosted CEFCO since its launch 13 years ago. IAEE and SISO also co-host the conference, which this year drew 800 attendees.
  • Visit Sacramento President and CEO Steve Hammond is retiring this Summer. Hammond, who joined the bureau in 1999, steps down June 30.
  • A nationwide search will be conducted to replace Hammond. The plan is to have a replacement named sometime this Spring.
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November 2016
November 21, 2016

TSE Launching Monthly Marketing Column

Chicago – The always-dynamic marketing side of trade shows is undergoing massive changes, and Trade Show Executive (TSE) is launching a new column devoted to this fluid and freewheeling topic. A “News You Can Use”  column will debut in the January issue of TSE as a co-operat…
November 17, 2016

Emerald Expositions Buys RFID Journal Live!

San Juan Capistrano, Calif.—Emerald Expositions has purchased RFID Journal Live! Conference & Expo from RFID Journal LLC for an undisclosed price. The deal, which was announced Wednesday, also includes RFID Journal's news website and RFID Connect social-media site. In ad…
November 17, 2016

UFI Releases Report on Exhibition Industry Visitors

Paris—UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has partnered with research specialist Explori that focuses on visitors of exhibitions around the globe. The Atlanta-based Society of Independent Show Organizers USA (SISO) supports the report, which is a comprehe…
November 17, 2016

Feathr Wins Technology Award

Gainesville, Fla.—Feathr, the event marketing-cloud company, won the 2016 UFI Technology Award, which was presented at UFI's 83rd Global Congress. Feathr helps organizers make the most of digital marketing—particularly online advertising—to boost attendance and engagement an…
November 14, 2016

Simon Foster, UBM’s Europe CEO, Steps Down

London – Simon Foster, CEO of UBM’s European operations, is stepping down immediately to pursue a new opportunity, it was announced November 14. Foster was the London-based CEO of UBM EMEA and also led the integration of Advanstar Communications as the interim head of UBM Am…
November 14, 2016

Expo! Expo! Panel Focuses on Shades of Green

Anaheim, Calif.—One of the authors of the annual Green Venue Report, which spotlights the state of sustainability at convention centers worldwide, will take part in a discussion of this dynamic topic during a key session at next month’s Expo! Expo! Amanda Simons, Sustainable…
November 14, 2016

Print World Trade Show Stops the Presses a Week before Opening

Toronto—The organizers of Print World Trade Show announced the cancellation of this Fall’s exhibition in Toronto just eight days before it was to take place.There was no announcement about rescheduling the November 19-21 show at Enercare Centre. “Due to many unfortunate circ…
November 11, 2016

PCMA Launches New Digital Program

Chicago—The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) launched a Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to capitalize on evolving technologies and address the needs of next gen attendees seeking improved digital environments. The Institute offers a new take on the gr…
November 11, 2016

Shepard Announces Management Reorganization

ATLANTA—Steve Basch, Shepard Vice President  of Finance, will be promoted to CEO Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Carl Mitchell who will become the company's Executive Chairman.  The move positions Shepard for long-term growth. Mitchell, who purchased Shepard in 1982, and has since …
November 4, 2016

Nominate Your Booming Show for the TSE Fastest 50

Oceanside, CA – Nominations for the next class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 are being accepted through December 16.The Fastest 50 annually honors the exhibitions held in the U.S. that posted the most-impressive growth rates during the previous year. While the…