This Just In
  • UBM reported a 12.1% increase in earnings last year. Revenues from events specifically moved up 3.1% with biennial show revenues up 19.5%.
  • The company is continuing its Events First strategy and expects favorable currency-exchange tailwinds in 2017.
  • Emerald Expositions says it has ruled out extending Outdoor Retailer’s long relationship with Salt Lake City past 2018.
  • Exhibitors have been urging a boycott of Utah over its public land policies. Emerald says Interbike won’t be moving to Salt Lake either.
  • Europe’s Comexposium and Haymarket Media Group are teaming up to jointly produce Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus shows in the U.K.
  • Comexposium organizes SIMA, a bi-annual show in Paris for Europe’s agriculture sector. Comexposim says Cereals shows good growth potential.
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October 2005
October 5, 2005

 Seybold Events Cancelled

San Francisco — MediaLive International has confirmed that the remaining 2005 Seybold Seminars have been cancelled, citing insufficient vendor and attendee interest.
October 1, 2005

Organization of Chief Marketers to Hold Free Webinar This Thursday

Palo Alto, CA - The CMO Council is holding a webinar November 10th on “How Technology Is Driving Event ROI” and will also feature a special preview of the latest CMO research on “Grow Who You Know.”
September 2005
September 22, 2005

Freeman Closes Three Offices in Houston for the Next Five Days

Dallas, TX - Freeman and AVW-TELAV closed their three Houston offices at 4:00 pm CDT on Wednesday, September 21 and announced they will remain closed until Monday, September 26
September 21, 2005

Indianapolis Breaks Ground on Convention Center Expansion

Indianapolis, IN - The Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome (ICCRD) broke ground Tuesday on an expansion that will increase the convention center’s prime exhibit space by 465,000 sf to a total of 868,700 sf. The $900 MIL project is expected to be completed by 2010.
September 21, 2005

Reno CVA's Jeff Beckelman Moves to Palm Springs

Reno, NV - Jeff Beckelman, President and CEO of the Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, announced today that he has accepted the position of President and CEO for the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority.
September 16, 2005

Wachovia Acquires Service Contractor Geo E. Fern and Equity Stake in Champion

Charlotte, NC- Wachovia Capital Partners has acquired George E. Fern Co.,  a general service contractor and event producer based in Cincinnati, OH. The deal officially closed September 15th.
September 16, 2005

Hurricane Heroes: Cygnus's EMS Expo and Freeman

New Orleans, LA - Attendees of EMS EXPO and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) regularly attend educational sessions and view exhibits at this annual event. What they usually don’t expect is first-hand experience.
September 16, 2005

Hurricane Heroes: Reed Exhibitions, GES Exposition Services and Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Relocate Travel Event Successfully

Houston, TX - When the city of Houston agreed to accept more than 20,000 hurricane evacuees, show managers had to scramble to relocate their events from the George R. Brown Convention Center.
September 13, 2005

CEIR Index Reveals That the Exhibition Industry Has Bounced Back

Washington, DC — Finally, some official good news on trade show growth, based on facts not  spin. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released its  2nd Annual Exhibition Industry Index on September 13, which found that 2004 was a year of recovery for the trade show i…
September 12, 2005

CEIR’s Exhibition Industry Summit is Tomorrow at 11:00 in Washington, DC

Join the industry’s leading experts tomorrow, September 13th for a dynamic half-day summit and the unveiling of the latest  CEIR Exhibition Industry Index, the industry’s foremost benchmark of exhibition performance.