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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December 2007
December 13, 2007

Upcoming Intl. CEO Forum in Dubai Offers Networking at the Highest Level

The Hague, The Netherlands - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Dubai in particular is currently “The place to be” in the Middle East. The economy is booming. The exhibition industry is flourishing and expanding rapidly. In addition, Dubai has a clear, long-term vision of ho…
November 2007
November 29, 2007

Diane Bjorklund to Join TSE as Director of Events

Carlsbad, CA - Diane Bjorklund will join Trade Show Executive on Dec. 10th as director of events, a new position, reporting to Darlene Gudea, VP/publisher & editor.
November 29, 2007

McCabe Steps Down as GM of Advanstar’s MAGIC events

Woodland Hills, CA - Chris McCabe stepped down as general manager of MAGIC International and its portfolio of fashion trade shows. Advanstar Communications said McCabe had commitments on the East Coast that led him to resign.
November 29, 2007

ABM/Forrester Survey Validates the Triple Crown of Marketing: Events, Print and Online Media

New York, NY – The triad of live events, print publications and online offerings is generating the desired effect when it comes to reaching the coveted audience of decision-makers in the business world.
November 29, 2007

TSE to Launch the Trade Show Executive I-Show™ with iCongo

Carlsbad, CA and Montreal, Canada - iCongo, the leading provider of online events, and Trade Show Executive magazine, the leading magazine for trade show and event executives, have announced an alliance to produce the trade show industry’s first interactive directory of reso…
November 16, 2007

Greg Farrar Named President of Nielsen Business Media

New York, NY – Greg Farrar was named president of Nielsen Business Media on Nov. 16 after running the company for nearly a year following the sudden death of Robert Krakoff in March
November 16, 2007

U-Neek Service Contractor Acquired by Shepard

Atlanta, GA - Shepard Exposition Services has acquired U-Neek Exposition Services, a general service contractor whose roots go back nearly 50 years, announced Carl Mitchell, Shepard President and CEO.
November 15, 2007

The Dollar’s Decline: The Cloud With a Silver Lining

The declining value of the dollar is turning into a capital opportunity for organizers of U.S. trade shows to draw new attendees from overseas and develop U.S. pavilions abroad.
November 15, 2007

Trade Show Executive Announces 2008 Exposition Forecasting Board

Carlsbad, CA - Trade Show Executive today announced its 2008 Exposition Forecasting Board (EFB). “With the economy in a state of flux, it is critical for industry executives to be armed with solid data to help them plan for the short and long term, and reforecast when econom…
November 13, 2007

Tarsus Acquires Fairs & Exhibitions, Ltd., a Major Player in Dubai

London - The Tarsus Group acquired The WR Kern Organisation Ltd., the U.K.-based holding company for the long-time Middle East exhibition company Fairs & Exhibitions, Ltd.  Tarsus bought 100% of F&E’s stock.