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  • Reed Travel Exhibitions to merge the highly successful ibtm latin america and ibtm america to create ibtm americas.
  • The event debuts in Mexico City September 5-6, 2018.
  • Herve Sedky, President, Reed Exhibitions Americas says the move will bring bigger opportunities and richer experiences to exhibitors,
  • hosted buyers and visitors.
  • AC Business Media has acquired the conNextions trade show from the Door & Hardware Institute …
  • Corporate Solutions assisted in arranging, structuring and negotiation the transaction. … Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • MGM Resorts is adding 80,000 square feet of conference space at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas and rebranding the Monte Carlo as the Park MGM.
  • The project includes an outdoor terrace and the 10-room executive meeting center.
  • The entire Park MGM is being tailored for smaller groups of up to 5,000 guests.
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August 2017
August 18, 2017

Texas on Hold with ‘Bathroom Bill’; Special Session Could be Called to Address the Issue

A proposed Texas “bathroom bill” that would have restricted bathroom use for transgender individuals in public schools died in a special session of the Texas Legislature. But failure to act in the special session doesn’t mean the bill is dead. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who suppo…
August 18, 2017

CEIR Report on Attendee Floor Engagement Focuses on Networking

As show organizers begin to ramp up plans for 2018 events, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) has issued a report with insights about potential networking activities in common areas and a breakdown of the different ways they can be used. “Selling booths is no…
August 11, 2017

Viad’s GES Reports Strong Growth in 2nd Quarter of 2017

GES revenue ($320.1 million) saw a 12.2% year-over-year bump, totaling $34.7 million. Steve Moster, President and CEO, now in his third year at the helm, cited favorable industry trends and the organization’s execution of their strategic growth initiatives as major contribut…
August 11, 2017

Wyndham Jade acquired by MCI Group; Shawn Pierce Set to Lead Platform Integration

MCI USA acquired event and travel management company Wyndham Jade. Plano, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, is an event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business t…
August 11, 2017

SISO Leadership Conference Returns to Philadelphia

Around 190 industry executives attended and enjoyed the high-quality programs and networking events at this year’s SISO Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Read about key learnings from the conference AND about the top competitors in this year's Event Innovation Battlefie…
August 4, 2017

Grand Ideas: Nominations Open for Gold 100 Grand Awards

Chicago — Nominations are open until Aug. 23 for trade shows that set the gold standard for the exhibitions industry in 2016. The honorees will be announced at the TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, Sept. 27-29. The nomination form is available at…
August 4, 2017

Emerald Expositions Events Posts Q2 Revenue Growth

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. —Emerald Expositions Events Inc. released second quarter financial results that showed revenue is up 14% from the previous year. President and CEO David Loechner said Emerald’s overall growth in the second quarter was “pretty much in line with exp…
July 2017
July 26, 2017

Global Business Impacts Informa's Half-Year Report; Revenue Increases 41.3 Percent

British-based company Informa Plc enjoyed an overall revenue increase of 41.3 percent. That was thanks largely to the stellar performance of its global exhibitions business, whose solo revenues rose 37.4 percent. “I’m happy to say that the Informa Exhibitions team delivered …
July 26, 2017

UFI Global Congress Takes Worldwide Look at Trade Show Industry

The worldwide trade show industry will take center stage this Fall at the 84th UFI Global Congress, which runs Nov. 1-4 in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre. The exotic locale will provide a base camp for show organizers from around the world as the…
July 26, 2017

PLASTICS Announces New Vice-President of Trade Shows and Marketing

Susan Krys has joined the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) as head of its Tradeshows and Marketing Department. Her responsibilities cover everything from leading trade shows to managing show marketing, meetings and initiatives. PLASTICS President and CEO Bill Carteau…