This Just In
  • Messe Frankfurt acquired the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair. Messe has been with the shows since they launched in 2015.
  • JW Marriott will open the 4,000-room Drew Las Vegas in 2020 at the site of the stalled Fontainebleau hotel project on Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Denver OK’d contracts for a $233-million expansion featuring an 80,000-sf rooftop ballroom and terrace at the Colorado Convention Center.
  • The latest numbers rank NAMM’s 2018 show the largest in its 117-year history with more than 115,000 attendees and nearly 2,000 exhibitors.
  • The deadline for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers Awards has been extended to March 16. Got to TSE Events for info.
  • International Assoc. of Amusement Parks and Attractions President and CEO Paul Noland has resigned. CFO Hal McEvoy steps in temporarily.
  • The Aria Resort & Casino $170-million expansion in Las Vegas adds 200,000 sf of flex meeting space, raising total space to 500,000 sf.
  • Gary Musich announced his retirement as Vice President of Sales for Meet AC effective March 2 after 25 years representing Atlantic City.
  • The San Diego Convention Center named ON Site, a GES company, its exclusive sound and rigging vendor and preferred audio visual provider.
  • Board members of UK-based UBM have accepted an offer from Informa for a reported 3.8 billion pounds ($5.3 billion).

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January 2018


Event Solutions Manager

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

The Event Solutions Manager is the primary Javits Center liaison to our event organizer customers during the planning phase, the move-in period, the event days and the move-out period of an event. The Event Solutions Manager supports our customers by helping to coordinate the delivery of all Javits Center services as well as by serving as the conduit for matters related to building operations, event logistics, a safety first event environment and any ongoing renovation and/or expansion construction projects. The Event Solutions Manager performs these duties in the spirit of “Yes! I can help” at all times.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Obtaining pertinent event information from our event organizer customers, General Contractors (GCs) and other vendor suppliers and, armed with this information/these requirements as well as the License Agreement for the event, creating and distributing detailed Event and Set-up Memos to in-house departments in a timely manner prior to each event.
  • Keeping event organizers, exhibitors and vendor suppliers apprised of Javits Center policies as well as the trade jurisdictions and work rules in the collective bargaining agreements of our workforce-eight trades/twelve bargaining agreements.
  • Ensuring compliance with New York City fire codes during the license period of each event.
  • Interacting, as required, with various Javits Center Solutions Departments including, but not limited to, Security & Safety Solutions, Environmental Solutions, Electrical Solutions, Plumbing Solutions as well as various House Departments including Facilities Operations, Engineering and Electric.
  • Providing operational/logistical direction to event organizer and exhibitor customers as required.
  • Ensuring that all event organizer meeting room, public space/lobby and exhibit hall requirements are met.
  • Calculating and distributing event organizer Net Square Footage exhibit space usage reports.
  • Tracking compliance with License Agreement terms and insurance certificate requirements.
  • Becoming proficient in the new Javits Center online ordering portal: JAKE.
  • Providing event excellence customer service support to our internal and external customers.


  • Excellent communicator.
  • Adept at project management and problem solving.
  • Organized, detail-oriented and possessing time management skills
  • Able to multi-task/juggle the needs of multiple customers in simultaneous fashion.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in all MS Office Suites-Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Database experience.
  • Flexible mindset.
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time, walk throughout a multi-level facility bordered by 34th Street and 40th Street and 11th and 12th Avenues and sit at a work station for long periods as required.


  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the events/hospitality industry.
  • College degree preferred.

Special Conditions of Position:

  • The Javits Center is the busiest convention center in the United States. This position requires a significant commitment of time against a backdrop of a fast paced environment-work days can and do include extended hours, early morning starts, evening work, weekends and holidays.


Please send your resume to:
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Human Resources
Fax: 212-216-4484


January 2018


Marketing & Communications Manager

UFI – The Global Association for the Exhibition Industry

About the position

The Marketing & Communications Manager is in charge of positioning and promoting the products and services UFI delivers with its members and the exhibition industry as a whole. Communications is a core element of our association’s objectives. The responsibilities of the Marketing & Communications Manager UFI is currently looking for include:

• Implementation and management of a communications and marketing strategy for UFI’s activities globally
• leading a continuous conversation across multiple communication channels with the global UFI community
• project lead for “Global Exhibitions Day”, a global awareness campaign for the exhibition industry, coordinated by UFI
• planning and successfully executing special marketing and communication projects

Beyond these role-specific tasks, as a member of the global UFI staff the Manager will be involved in association wide activities:
• Working in global UFI projects, especially in the field of advocacy
• Supporting the daily operations of a global association.

About the candidate

The right candidate for this position will meet the following criteria:

a. a proven track record of working for and with a broad variety of customers and clients in the area of communications and marketing, preferably in the exhibition and/or events industry, with at least 3-5 years of experience
b. BA degree or equivalent academic qualification, preferably in exhibition/events management, economics, communications, or a similar field
c. experiences in project management, preferably in international working environments
d. collaboration skills, and a proven capacity to excel within changing groups of business partners
e. professional demeanour and experience in working as a representative for a global association and/or in the exhibition industry
f. capacity and willingness to travel internationally
g. broad language skills, whereby fluent English (spoken and written) is the priority (English is the working language of the association). Good additional language skills in any of the following are preferable: French, Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian.
h. permitted to work in the European Union.

How to apply

Please send your application to UFI, 17, Rue Louise Michel, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France,, citing reference “MCM2018”.
Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV, two references, and the expected salary level.

About UFI

Founded in 1925, UFI is the globally leading association for the exhibitions industry, representing organisers, exhibition centres, professional exhibition associations and service providers to the industry. At present, UFI serves more than 750 corporate members from 85 countries, directly representing 50,000 industry employees.
The exhibition industry is known as an “invisible giant”, fostering economic development globally: 4.4 million companies from all around the world are exhibiting at business trade shows. An average of 85 major international trade shows are taking place daily, attracting a total of 260 million visitors. This creates a direct economic impact of around 100 billion Euro annually, and directly employs close to 700,000 people.
UFI is headquartered in Paris, France, and also shares a presence in Brussels to address European policy matters. Regional offices have been established in Hong Kong, China, serving the Asia/Pacific Region, and in Sharjah, UAE, to serve members in the Middle East/Africa region. In the Americas, UFI collaborates with regional associations to serve the industry.
As a privileged forum for dialogue and exchange of knowledge, UFI’s main goal is to represent, promote and support its members and the exhibition industry worldwide.

• UFI serves as an efficient networking platform where professionals of the exhibition industry can exchange ideas and experiences;
• UFI promotes trade fairs and exhibitions globally as a unique marketing and communications tool;
• UFI provides UFI members with studies and research regarding all aspects of the exhibition industry;
• UFI offers educational training opportunities and a variety of professional seminars; and
• UFI deals with issues of common interest for its members within the framework of regular meetings of its regional chapters and working groups.


February 2018


Digital Advertising Sales Executive

Trade Show Executive

Trade Show Executive is seeking a dynamic digital ad sales representative who has a proven record of success. Base salary plus commission and benefits are competitive. Travel is reimbursed.

  • Prospect and create new client relationships
  • Drive deals to closure
  • Retain and grow revenue from existing advertising partners
  • Understand magazine’s full product offering and tools to help build relevant solutions for new and existing advertising partners
  • Strategize with team to uncover additional selling opportunities
  • Working knowledge of SEO and social media best practices a plus

Interested candidates can apply through this link: TSE Digital Ad Sales
Job Type: Full-time


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