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  • Emerald Expositions Events Inc. tapped former UBM exec, Sally Shankland, to serve as its President and CEO. Phil Evans continues as CFO.
  • The division of Informa PLC created by the combination of UBM and Informa has been renamed and rebranded as Informa Markets.
  • Trade Show Executive won three prestigious ASBPE “Azbee” Awards in Chicago. TSE is also a national finalist for Magazine of the Year Award.
  • Informa PLC launched Informa Ventures offering capital, access to markets, mentorship, and expertise to knowledge and information start-ups.
  • Freeman Vice Chair Carrie Freeman Parsons promoted to Chair replacing Don Freeman, who will become Chairman Emeritus in July.
  • Marketplace Events (MPE), producer of 66 consumer shows in North America, acquired the Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events LLC.
  • Nominations for 2019 Trailblazers Opens for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers program which recognizes the industry’s up-and-comers.
  • Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
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Emerald Expositions Events Inc. (NYSE:EEX) hired Sally Shankland, a member of company’s board of directors, to serve as its President and CEO, beginning June 1. Phil Evans, who has been serving as Emerald’s Interim President and CEO since David Loechner retired last November, will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Shankland has more than 35 years of experience, including 20+ years with UBM. Her most recent position at UBM was CEO of the Americas, where she led events and marketing services in the technology, fashion, licensing, advanced manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industries.  ...
Attendance at March shows was encouraging, despite flat numbers in the other key metrics and a mixed first quarter of 2019. Attendance grew a solid 2.1% in comparing March 2019 and March 2018, while exhibit space increased 1%. The number of exhibitors dropped 1.5%, according to the Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics. Some of March’s highlights include… ...
Trade Show Executive has been recognized as one of the 10 best B2B magazines in the country by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). During ASBPE’s national 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence ceremony on May 9, Trade Show Executive received the Magazine of the Year Top Ten Award. Last month, Trade Show Executive won three regional Azbee Awards of Excellence for its excellent reporting. ...
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A new report from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) Industry Insight Series offers a primer on lead-to-sales conversion for exhibitors with advice and best practices. The 6-page report, “How Exhibitors Can Improve Lead Quality and Sales Conversion,” was written by veteran B2B consultant, Competitive Edge President Jefferson Davis. Association members get it free: https://tinyurl.com/CEIR-Products-Exhibitors-2019.  ...
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) presented Julie Pazina, CEM and National Director of Sales at Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services with the 2019 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award. The award was presented at the Women’s Leadership Forum held April 29-30 at the Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Va. The event, which featured education sessions for women at all stages of their career, sold out with more than 220 attendees. ...
LONDON — Reed Exhibitions acquired PackPlus, a portfolio of leading trade fairs serving the packaging industry in India. The next edition of PackPlus Delhi will be held Aug. 28-31 at the Pragati Maidan venue which offers 625,000 square meters (6.72 million sf) of exhibition space. Owned by Next Events, PackPlus, has become India’s largest dedicated gathering of trade professionals in the packaging industry. PackPlus includes events such as PackPlus South in Hyderabad and the India Packaging Show in Mumbai. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The PackPlus acquisition marks Reed Exhibition’s third deal in India this year.  ...
Take a look at some of the strategies that got this year’s class of Fastest 50 shows to where they are is among the highlights of the educational agenda for the upcoming June 18-20 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Awards & Summit. From peer-to-peer led discussions to bringing impactful strategies to the stage, the ideas presented are meant for any organizer to take home and apply them to their shows. The Summit portion of the event takes place June 19 and sets the stage for the high point of the week, the Grand Awards Gala and the presentations to the top Fastest 50 and NEXT 50 shows of 2018.  ...
The division of Informa PLC created by the combination of UBM and Informa last June has been renamed and rebranded as Informa Markets as the public company continues to expand its product offerings beyond exhibitions.  ...
Emerald Expositions and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) jointly announced a partnership to relaunch HX: The Hotel Experience as HX: The Hotel Experience Powered by AAHOA. Before a multimillion-dollar rebranding in 2015, HX: The Hotel Experience show was the International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS). ...
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) released the 2019 CEIR Index Report, an analysis of the 2018 exhibition industry and an economic and exhibition industry outlook for the next three years. For the second year in a row, the total index grew at a slower pace the U.S. economy. In 2018, the total index, a measure of overall exhibition industry performance, increased by 1.9%, compared with 2.0% in 2017. At the same time, the U.S. economy accelerated last year, rising from 2.2% growth in GDP in 2017 to 2.9% in 2018, representing nine consecutive years of growth. By comparison, the total CEIR Index has been in positive territory since 2012.  ...
Marketplace Events (MPE) completed its 11th acquisition in three years with the purchase of nine home shows from Show Technology Productions. With the acquisition, MPE entered three new markets: Austin, Texas with four shows, San Antonio, Texas with three shows and Lexington, Kentucky with one show. The deal also includes a show in Charlotte, North Carolina. Owned by Sentinel Capital since 2016, MPE has grown its consumer show portfolio to 75 events in 34 markets. ...
Robust, across-the-board increases in February has put 2019 squarely in the black, according to the latest figures from Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Dashboard of Trade Show Metrics. Despite the month starting out with record-setting cold weather across much of the U.S., February’s numbers were hot, with a 3% growth rate in two of the three metrics. Of the 25 shows included in February’s metrics, eight grew in all three metrics, while six declined across the board. The top cities for February were Las Vegas, followed by Atlanta, and running a close third, Anaheim. ...
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