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  • 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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August 2015
August 8, 2015

News Flashes

Two U.S. senators called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ‘closely scrutinize’ the proposed merger of online travel agencies Orbitz and Expedia.  Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, who are Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee…
July 2015
July 16, 2015

Hot Off the Trade Show Executive News Ticker for July

The National Shooting Sports Foundation inked a renewal deal with ConvExx  to manage the SHOT Show through 2018. The 3-year pact also increases ConvExx’s involvement in other NSSF events such as Exhibitor Academy and retailer compliance seminars
July 12, 2015

Just Eleven Days Left to Enter TSE Gold Grand Awards

Oceanside, CA – The 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit is just two months away, and the festivities in Santa Barbara will honor more than the 100 largest trade shows of the past year.The Gold Grand Awards will spotlight innovation and expertise in m…
July 10, 2015

Diversified Communications to Launch Second UK Restaurant Equipment Show

Birmingham, UK – Diversified Communications is expanding its foothold in the British restaurant and foodservice market with its second launch in the sector in two years. Commercial Kitchen will take flight June 7-8, 2016 at NEC Birmingham. Chris Brazier, group event director…
July 9, 2015

UBM Launching Mexico City Manufacturing Expo in 2016

Mexico City – A broad-based trade show for Mexico’s manufacturing sector will be launched next year through a joint effort by two divisions of UBM.  Advanced Manufacturing Expo Mexico will debut November 15-17, 2016 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Approximately 250 com…
July 9, 2015

Cobo Center is Latest U.S. Convention Center to Attain Green Meeting Certification

Detroit, MI – Cobo Center is the latest U.S. convention center to earn its green meetings certification from the Green Meeting Industry Council and the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX). The certification declares that Cobo’s management has me…
July 9, 2015

Portland’s Oregon Convention Center Expands Solar Plans; Will Generate 25% of Electricity

Portland, OR – Portland may not be known for its sunshine but the city’s Oregon Convention Center (OCC) will soon be catching some rays in a big way. One of the highest-producing solar power arrays ever placed on a U.S. convention center roof is being installed at the OCC th…
July 7, 2015

Nominate the Best Shows of the Year for the TSE Gold Grand Awards

Oceanside, CA – The 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit is just a few months away, and the festivities in Santa Barbara won’t be limited to the largest trade shows of the past year. The Gold Grand Awards annually honor innovation and expertise in man…
July 7, 2015

Margaret Ma Named Vice President of UBM Asia

Shanghai, China - Margaret Mahas been promoted to vice president of UBM Asia Ltd and will also take a seat on the UBM Asia board of directors. She joined UBM Asia in April 2009 as managing director of UBM China and grew the subsidiary, which is on track to generate US$65 mil…
July 7, 2015

Financial Research Associates Acquired by UK’s Wilmington

Santa Cruz, CA – Financial Research Associates LLC, organizers of 80 highly specialized conferences in the finance and healthcare sectors, has been acquired by Britain’s Wilmington plc for $20.6 million.  “This earnings-enhancing acquisition provides Wilmington with new netw…