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.

MAD Event Management Partners with Paradiso to Launch Cuba Comic Expo

Danica Tormohlen
, Editor-at-Large
January 10, 2017
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Warwick, NY– MAD Event Management has partnered with Paradiso, the Cuban cultural agency, to launch Cuba Comic Expo, which will be held May 19–21 in Havana. “We’ve been investigating the concept of producing an event in Cuba for nearly a year, and we are thrilled to receive formal approval to move forward,” Marty Glynn, CEO of MAD, told Trade Show Executive.

MAD, which produces the Long Beach Comic Expo and the New Jersey Comic Expo, will sponsor comic, animation, prose and other creators to join them in Cuba and will facilitate meetings with their Cuban peers for a one-day trade event, followed by a two-day public event to be held at Havana’s Cuba Pavilion. 

“This cultural exchange program will welcome creators from the aligned pop culture worlds of comic book, animation, storytelling and other creative arts to Havana for a unique and historic event,” Glynn said. 

Creators will be introduced to fans through a series of curated Q&A sessions and panel discussions. Featured artwork and scripts from the creators will be presented in a museum-like setting. Admission to the event will be free. “There will be a limited number of sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available,” Glynn said. 

“We will be announcing more specific details over the next month and will offer people in related industries to join us as part of a familiarization tour,” Glynn said.

Reach Marty Glynn at (845) 258-3003 or marty@madeventmanagement.com

 

 

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