This Just In
  • Informa has reportedly struck a deal to acquire UBM for about $5.2 billion. Informa has until Feb. 13 to produce the formal offer.
  • Visit Indy says Indianapolis will not expand the Indiana Convention Center but will pursue plans for a new hotel with a ballroom next door.
  • The RV Industry Association has pulled the plug on the National RV Trade Show and will launch a new event with a refined focus in 2019.
  • Organizers of the Fresno Food Expo renewed their registration contract with CompuSystems for the July event.
  • Hannover Fairs USA will launch the DOMOTEX USA floor-coverings show Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
  • RSAV has acquired Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove, Inc, expanding PSAV’s presence in the trade show industry. The power outage that disrupted CES
  • Groundbreaking for Phase II of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion took place Jan. 8, adding about 1.4 million square feet by 2021.
  • CES set a new show record of 2.75 million nsf of exhibit space when it opened Jan. 9, topping the 2017 record
  • Visit KC is looking for a new President and CEO because Ronnie Burt will step down Jan. 31 after settlement of a lawsuit.
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March 2017
March 10, 2017

Professional Beauty Association/360 Live Media Partner for the International Salon and Spa Expo 2018

Scottsdale, Ariz. – On the heels of a successful International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in January, the Professional Beauty Association announced a new partnership for its design expertise  for the next ISSE in Long Beach, Calif.
March 10, 2017

ESCA Lifts the Vail on Summer Conference Agenda

Vail, Colo. – Industry professionals from around the U.S. will climb the mountain of knowledge this year when they convene in Vail, Colorado for the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA) annual Summer Educational Conference. The Summer Educational Conferen…
March 2, 2017

Informa Acquires Florida Yacht Shows from Yachting Promotions Inc.

London – Informa Exhibitions added five yacht shows to its growing maritime portfolio by acquiring Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI) from Active Interest Media (AIM) for $133 million.
February 2017
February 24, 2017

Attendee Acquisition Trends Noted in New Study

Arlington, Va. -- The latest Attendee Acquisition Benchmarks and Trends Study results are in and they point to a generally optimistic outlook for the near future. The study--a joint effort of Exhibit Surveys, Trade Show Executive and Lippman Connects--debuted at the most rec…
February 24, 2017

HMP Communications Acquires Fastest 50’s EMS World Expo

Malvern, Penn. – HMP Communications added a new sector to its portfolio of healthcare events in February when it acquired EMS World, including the EMS World Expo, from Southcomm Business Media, LLC.
February 24, 2017

Rick Simon to Chair Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Association

Chicago – Richard “Rick” Simon, President & CEO of United Service Companies, will serve as Chairman of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile Association (MMA) for the next two years, it was announced at the business group’s annual meeting.
February 24, 2017

International Beauty Show NY Looking Good After 100 Years

New York – The 100th edition of International Beauty Show New York (IBS) this Spring promises to be another record performance for Questex with more than 65,000 attendees expected.
February 17, 2017

SmithBucklin Awarded Management Contract for Convention Industry Council

Washington – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has retained SmithBucklin to provide management services as the CIC expands its membership and educational offerings. SmithBucklin will provide a full range of services to CIC, including assisting with the move of CIC’s head…
February 17, 2017

Louisville Named 2020 Host for IAEE’s Expo! Expo!

Louisville, Ky. – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Louisville will be the host city for the 2020 edition of Expo! Expo! It will be the first time that Louisville has hosted Expo! Expo!, the trade show industry gathering that bring…
February 17, 2017

AEM Partners with Louisville on Farm Machinery Show

Louisville, Ky. – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is working on a deal that would involve them in the management of the nation’s largest farm equipment show beginning next year. AEM President Dennis Slater was in Louisville February 15 for the opening of the…