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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August 2017
August 11, 2017

Wyndham Jade acquired by MCI Group; Shawn Pierce Set to Lead Platform Integration

MCI USA acquired event and travel management company Wyndham Jade. Plano, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, is an event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business t…
August 11, 2017

SISO Leadership Conference Returns to Philadelphia

Around 190 industry executives attended and enjoyed the high-quality programs and networking events at this year’s SISO Leadership Conference in Philadelphia. Read about key learnings from the conference AND about the top competitors in this year's Event Innovation Battlefie…
August 4, 2017

Grand Ideas: Nominations Open for Gold 100 Grand Awards

Chicago — Nominations are open until Aug. 23 for trade shows that set the gold standard for the exhibitions industry in 2016. The honorees will be announced at the TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, Sept. 27-29. The nomination form is available at www.tsegold100.com/nominate.…
August 4, 2017

Emerald Expositions Events Posts Q2 Revenue Growth

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. —Emerald Expositions Events Inc. released second quarter financial results that showed revenue is up 14% from the previous year. President and CEO David Loechner said Emerald’s overall growth in the second quarter was “pretty much in line with exp…
July 2017
July 26, 2017

Global Business Impacts Informa's Half-Year Report; Revenue Increases 41.3 Percent

British-based company Informa Plc enjoyed an overall revenue increase of 41.3 percent. That was thanks largely to the stellar performance of its global exhibitions business, whose solo revenues rose 37.4 percent. “I’m happy to say that the Informa Exhibitions team delivered …
July 26, 2017

UFI Global Congress Takes Worldwide Look at Trade Show Industry

The worldwide trade show industry will take center stage this Fall at the 84th UFI Global Congress, which runs Nov. 1-4 in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre. The exotic locale will provide a base camp for show organizers from around the world as the…
July 26, 2017

PLASTICS Announces New Vice-President of Trade Shows and Marketing

Susan Krys has joined the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) as head of its Tradeshows and Marketing Department. Her responsibilities cover everything from leading trade shows to managing show marketing, meetings and initiatives. PLASTICS President and CEO Bill Carteau…
July 24, 2017

10 Key Takeaways from TSE's Global Direct™ Event

Global Direct featured five sessions addressing a wide variety of topics about producing shows outside the U.S. Here are 10 key takeaways.
July 24, 2017

Clarion Events to be Acquired by U.S.-Based Blackstone Equity Partners

London — New York-based Blackstone Group is set to become one of the biggest event company owners in the U.K. through it’s recent purchase of Clarion Events whose portfolio spans the gamut from equestrian to defense shows. Clarion’s exhibitions draw more than one million vis…
July 24, 2017

Texas ‘Bathroom Bill’ Draws Rebuke from American Association of Law Libraries

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) announced at its annual meeting that there would be no future AALL meetings in the state of Texas due to recently passed state legislation would deny some services to LGBTQ individuals. AALL also sent a letter to the mayors an…