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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September 2008
September 5, 2008

DC and Mid-Atlantic States Brace for Hanna

Washington, DC – The East Coast battened down its hatches on Friday as Tropical Storm Hanna moved in with strong winds and heavy rains. 
September 5, 2008

Economy in Retreat Means It’s Time for Sales Staffs to Charge Full Speed Ahead

Long Beach, CA – The downshifting of the U.S. economy means trade show organizers could see their sales force in danger of becoming bogged down in the same malaise that will be gripping their exhibitors and key attendees.
September 3, 2008

Reed Exhibitions Taps EPiServer for Web Management System

London, England – Reed Exhibitions selected Sweden’s EPiServer to provide a system that will lessen the involvement of IT specialists in managing the content on its growing portfolio of websites.
September 2, 2008

New Orleans Convention Center to Bounce Back Quickly After Gustav; Mobile, AL Convention Center Open for Business

New Orleans, LA – The staff of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center was tentatively expected to be back on the job Thursday. September 4, following the city’s Labor Day battering by Hurricane Gustav.
August 2008
August 29, 2008

Morial Center Watching, Preparing in Case Tropical Storm Gustav Gains Strength

New Orleans, LA – The managers of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center were keeping a close eye on the weather Friday as the odds increased that Tropical Storm Gustav could threaten the Crescent City by early next week. Gustav is the first serious storm to threaten the G…
August 29, 2008

Gov. Schwarzenegger to Address TSE’s Gold 100 Honorees

Carlsbad, CA – Trade Show Executive will honor the 100 shows that have set the Gold Standard for the trade show industry at its Gold 100 Awards Gala & Summit September 17-19 at the five-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel & Resort in Laguna Niguel, CA. The event includes an Acad…
August 29, 2008

BDMetrics Hires President

Baltimore, MD – Mollie Spilman, former CEO of TidalTV, joined BDMetrics as president with overall responsibility for the company’s operations. She reports to CEO Rick Geritz.
August 28, 2008

Korse and Shomer Acquire Abilities Expo from Questex

Santa Monica, CA - 5Net4 Productions, a new company formed by industry veterans David Korse and Lew Shomer, has purchased Abilities Expo, a series of three shows for people with disabilities; caregivers for the disabled; and corporate and HR managers that oversee ADA program…
August 27, 2008

JD Events Acquires School Building Expo from Eaton Hall

Trumbull, CT – JD Events acquired School Building Expo from Eaton Hall Exhibitions in late July, adding the event to a portfolio that includes a similar show in the healthcare sector.
August 21, 2008

TSE’s Gold 100 Awards Gala to Debut Next Month; One Honoree Will Win Private Jet Travel for Six

Carlsbad, CA – Trade Show Executive will honor the 100 shows that have set the Gold Standard for the trade show industry at its Gold 100 Awards Gala & Summit September 17-19. The event  includes an Academy-Awards ® type ceremony at the five-star Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Lag…