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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July 2005
July 5, 2005

Aggressive Marketing Increases TS 2 Pre-Registration

Alexandria, VA - Since purchasing TS 2 from the Trade Show Exhibitors Association (TSEA) in October, National Trade Productions (NTP) has been working hard to revitalize the show. Based on figures that show a 43% increase in the number of conference attendees pre-registered …
July 5, 2005

Tom Mobley Becomes CIC Chairman

McLean, VA – The Convention Industry Council announced today that Tom Mobley, Jr., General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington Convention Center, has moved up from Vice Chair to Chairman of the Board of the Convention Industry Council (CIC).
July 5, 2005

Chicago’s Proposed Right to Know Act Draws Mixed Reviews

Chicago - Proposed legislation by the city of Chicago that would require hotels to inform customers about strikes and lockouts generated mixed reaction from those in the hospitality and trade show industries.
July 5, 2005

Cygnus Acquires Emergency Vehicles

Westport, CT - Cygnus Business Media is already the dominant player in the fire and emergency services niche, but with today’s acquisition of Summer Communications and Expo Productions, Cygnus now has an even bigger piece of the emergency pie.  
June 2005
June 27, 2005

SISO Breakfast in L.A. is an Appetizer for its Upcoming Executive Conference in Philly

Chicago -To preview its SISO Executive Conference, the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) will present one of the event’s most popular sessions, “Super-ROI Attendee Marketing Campaigns,” on July 21 at the Hilton  at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
June 27, 2005

Canada’s Global Convention Services Acquires Halifax Operation from Freeman

Saint John, NB – Canadian service contractor Global Convention Services (GCS) announced today the acquisition of Freeman’s Halifax operation, according to a joint statement from both companies. The acquisition includes Freeman’s equipment inventory.
June 24, 2005

Penton Goes Kosher

Boulder, CO – Penton Media, Inc. expanded its New Hope Natural Media portfolio with the purchase of the Kosher World Conference & Expo from Shows International. Launched two years ago, Kosher World has three editions: Kosher World Miami, Kosher World Southern California …
June 22, 2005

Dallmeyer and Poe Receive the Industry’s Highest Honor:   Induction into the Convention Industry Council’s 2006 Hall of Leaders

McLean, VA - Six industry luminaries will be inducted into the Convention Industry Council (CIC)’s Hall of Leaders in a ceremony to be held August 20, 2006  in Boston.  They are being recognized for one defining quality:  that the industry would not be what it is today witho…
June 16, 2005

Changes Ahead for DOC’s International Buyer Program?

Washington, DC – Changes to the Commerce Department’s International Buyer Program (IBP) are under review and are not expected for a few weeks.
June 6, 2005

dmg world media  on Acquisition Spree

London - dmg world media announced that it has acquired the Bathrooms & Kitchens portfolio of Quantum Business Media Ltd.