April 30, 2017
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  • Emerald Expositions Events Inc. stock is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange April 28, 2017.
  • The offering will trade under the symbol EEX and is expected to close May 3.
  • The initial public offering price on 15.5 million shares of common stock will be $17 per share.
  • The architect for Messe Frankfurt’s new Hall 5 has been selected. Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg will design the building, which opens in 2022.
  • The design will mirror the current two-story Hall 5, but with a column-free first level. Work begins when the Hall 6 renovation is finished.
  • The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) signed with SmithBucklin to provide full-service association management services.
  • Abigail Lynn will serve as Executive Director for AAST, which will move its headquarters to SmithBucklin’s Chicago office on July 1.
  • The Albany Capital Center in upstate New York opened in March with 60+ events on the books for 2017. The overall project cost $78 million.
  • The new center, which is managed by SMG, has approximately 31,700 sf of meeting/exhibit space that can accommodate up to 5,000 people.

Exhibitions Veteran Eric Lisman Joins Emerald as EVP

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
February 7, 2017
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San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Eric Lisman has been named Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Emerald Expositions, LLC and will take the lead in Emerald’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate business development activities.

Lisman, who will report to CFO Phil Evans, joins Emerald at a busy time. The company has been active in the M&A market “We closed six acquisitions in 2016 and one more so far in 2017,” said Evans. “Eric worked with us as a consultant on a number of these transactions, and we have been extremely impressed with his strategic insights, commercial acumen and collaborative approach.”

The Boston-based Lisman has compiled a long resume in the trade show industry, much of which revolves around the fashion and apparel sector.  He spent 14 years as Executive Vice President – Corporate Development and General Counsel at Advanstar Communications. He also was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Reed Elsevier for about 10 years and most-recently ran his own strategic and transaction consulting firm serving the trade show, conference and media-related industries.

Reach Phil Evans at (949) 226-5714 or philip.evans@emeraldexpo.com; Eric Lisman at (978) 261-5649 or eric.lisman@emeraldexpo.com

 

 

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