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).
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November 2007
November 15, 2007

The Dollar’s Decline: The Cloud With a Silver Lining

The declining value of the dollar is turning into a capital opportunity for organizers of U.S. trade shows to draw new attendees from overseas and develop U.S. pavilions abroad.
November 15, 2007

Trade Show Executive Announces 2008 Exposition Forecasting Board

Carlsbad, CA - Trade Show Executive today announced its 2008 Exposition Forecasting Board (EFB). “With the economy in a state of flux, it is critical for industry executives to be armed with solid data to help them plan for the short and long term, and reforecast when econom…
November 13, 2007

Tarsus Acquires Fairs & Exhibitions, Ltd., a Major Player in Dubai

London - The Tarsus Group acquired The WR Kern Organisation Ltd., the U.K.-based holding company for the long-time Middle East exhibition company Fairs & Exhibitions, Ltd.  Tarsus bought 100% of F&E’s stock.
November 13, 2007

Trade Show Executive Magazine and KRT Productions Launch

Chicago –  Trade shows may be closed to the general public but consumers will get an advanced look at new gadgets, technological advances and medical breakthroughs, months before they make it to the marketplace, as a result of, a new online video platform…
November 13, 2007

ABM/Forrester Survey Validates the Triple Crown of Marketing: Trade Shows, Print and Online Media

New York, NY – The triad of live events, print publications and online offerings is generating the desired effect when it comes to reaching the coveted audience of decision-makers in the business world.
November 13, 2007

Bludworth Joins GES Exposition Services

Salt Lake City, UT – Aaron Bludworth, who announced on August 15th that he  would step down as president of Modern Exposition Services by year end, joined GES Exposition Services on November 12th as VP of Corporate Events. He is relocating his family to Las Vegas.
November 12, 2007

Bill Norton Joins HMP as VP of Trade Shows

Malvern, PA – Bill Norton was named vp, meetings & trade shows for HMP Communications as the company expands its presence in the healthcare meetings industry.
November 10, 2007

GES Acquires Ethnometrics; Will Offer Value-Added Service to Show Organizers

Las Vegas, NV – GES Exposition Services, Inc. has acquired Ethnometrics Corp., a Michigan firm that specializes in analyzing crowd behavior and traffic flow at retail establishments, trade shows and other large events.
November 6, 2007

Expomedia and Gruner + Jahr Acquire Germany’s BABYWELT Parenting Shows

Berlin, Germany - Germany’s BABYWELT consumer shows have been acquired from Messewelten by GJ EME, a partnership of Expomedia Group plc and magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr AG & Co KG.
November 1, 2007

Mary Dolaher Takes the Reins of IDG World Expo

Boston, MA – Mary Dolaher, the former vice president in charge of E3 Expo for the Entertainment Software Association, landed the  top job at IDG  World Expo today amid media speculation that the company was about to launch a video game trade show of its own at the Los Angele…