This Just In
  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
Quality Logo Products

Industry News Archive

March 2014
March 5, 2014

Marketplace Events Buys Two Home Shows from ACS

Cleveland, OH – Marketplace Events increased its portfolio of home shows by acquiring two events from American Consumer Shows (ACS). Marketplace Events picked up the Raleigh Spring Home Show and theRaleigh Fall Home Show. It was the second acquisition for Marketplace in rece…
March 5, 2014

Tarsus Appoints New COO and Chief of China Operations

Dublin, Ireland  – Tarsus Group plc has a new leader in China. Hugh Scrimgeour was named executive chairman of Tarsus China and will oversee the company’s business in the region. Gary Marshall, who managed Tarsus’ initiatives in China since 2010, will relocate to the UK and …
March 5, 2014

CSPI Annual Meeting Addresses Key Issues Facing Centers & DMOs

Washington, DC – More than 100 industry executives gathered at the Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) Annual Meeting in February to discuss critical issues and trends facing venues and destination marketing organizations (DMOs). “It’s time for convention cen…
February 2014
February 25, 2014

Eduardo Chaillo Among Global Managers Named for Maritz Travel

St. Louis, MO – Eduardo Chaillo, a long-time leader of Mexico’s trade show industry, was one of three new global general managers for Maritz Travel and Experient who were introduced February 25. Other global managers include Ping He, an Experient veteran who will oversee the…
February 25, 2014

Questex Acquires Jazd Markets; Adds Most of its Assets to Portfolio

Newton, MA – Questex acquired most of the assets of Jazd Markets, a provider of lead-generation and digital b-to-b directories that will be integrated into Questex’s online platforms and trade shows. Jazd directories feature information on more than 100,000 suppliers for var…
February 25, 2014

UBM Names U.K. Manufacturing Executive as New CEO

London, UK – UBM plc stepped outside the trade show industry and selected manufacturing executive Tim Cobbold to replace outgoing David Levin as CEO of the international show organizer. Cobbold will assume his new job May 6. Levin steps down March 1 to become president and C…
February 21, 2014

Medical Meetings in Stable Condition in Second Half of 2013

Oceanside, CA – Medical meetings continued to hold their own in the second half of 2013, but there was no miracle cure for the sluggish performance of the entire year. The three key metrics for medical and healthcare exhibitions were fairly flat in the final six months of th…
February 21, 2014

Cygnus Places National Pavement Expo’s Division on the Block

Fort Atkinson, WI– Cygnus Business Media placed its Heavy Construction Group, including the unit’s only trade show, up for sale in February and has retained Corporate Solutions, LLC to handle the offering. The group is the latest Cygnus asset to go on the blocks. The company…
February 21, 2014

BPA to Audit Sustainability Claims of Event Suppliers

Shelton, CT – The greening of the trade show industry took a step forward when BPA Worldwide appointed a new manager to oversee the auditing of the sustainability practices of event suppliers. John Mikstay was promoted to the position of manager of assurance services with th…
February 21, 2014

Las Vegas Sands Chief Sheldon Adelson Highlights SISO Conference

Las Vegas, NV – Sheldon Adelson, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., and one of the ultimate high rollers in the trade show industry, highlights the March 30-April 2 SISO CEO Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel and Spa in the city that made him famous. The theme of this …