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  • ASBPE names Trade Show Executive as finalist for Magazine of the Year. In addtion, TSE was named as a finalist for three regional awards.
  • 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 event for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
  • LVCVA selects Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate on the creation and operation of a high-speed, underground people mover….
  • MCI launched Investment & Management Partnership, which provides capital & management resources fueling growth of assoc. event portfolios.
  • TSE’s Fastest 50 Class of 2018 Unveiled! These top growth leaders will be celebrated June 18-20, 2019 at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City.
  • Endeavor Business Media acquired multiple PennWell events & media properties from Clarion. The included three trade shows.
  • LVCVA selects Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate on the creation and operation of a high-speed, underground people mover… .
  • It’s expected to be up for LVCVA board approval in June.
  • AEG Facilities and SMG to merge creating ASM Global which will operate more than 310 venues across five continents. Terms weren't disclosed.
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Reed Exhibitions (RX) is launching eight U.S. events in 2019 and one in 2020. The new B2B and B2C shows include collaborations with media brands and associations, geo-clones of RX global brands and value-chain extensions of existing RX events. The new 2019 events include: Racquet & Paddle, Outside Experience, ComplexCon Chicago, Independent Home Improvement Show, JIS West Coast and Salon du Chocolat. In 2020, Reed is launching Equitana USA, a geo-clone of EQUITANA in Essen, Germany. Reed also launched eight events in 2018. ...
The nominating period for the next TSE Trailblazers honorees will open soon! These up-and-comers will be invited to attend the Fastest 50 Summit to take part in the discussion, networking and overall celebration. Trailblazers are recognized for bringing new ideas and methods to their shows while also delivering the goods in terms of making them successful. Candidates must have demonstrated ingenuity or distinguishing qualities that set them apart in making a show successful. Nominations for 2019 will be accepted from senior show managers. Information on the nomination process will be available soon on the Fastest 50 website: https://www.tsefastest50.com. ...
Starting next year, the International Housewares Association (IHA) said it will change the name of its premier home and housewares show to The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market. The move follows IHA’s decision to expand their The Inspired Home consumer platform and follow the shifting consumer trend from functional home design to lifestyle development. The updated positioning will converge product suppliers, retailers and consumers through lifestyle branding. The International Home + Housewares Show has had its name for the past 15 years. Prior to that, until 2003, it was known as the “International Housewares Show.” ...
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To accelerate the growth of U.S. association event portfolios, MCI has introduced a new Investment & Management Partnership which combines capital and management resources, providing a combination of financial, strategic planning and event management expertise. This initiative, launched in February, is in partnership with a prominent U.S. advocacy-based trade association. ...
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) selected Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate with them on the design, construction and operation of the people mover. The high-speed, electric, underground people mover to major destinations in Las Vegas, including the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport. Following an LVCVA board vote March 12, The Boring Company will begin working on plans and negotiating a contract. It’s expected to be up for LVCVA board approval in June. ...
Reed Exhibitions continues to grow its global gift shows portfolio, acquiring India BIG7, India’s largest trade event for gifts, stationery, writing instruments, office supplies, gadgets, houseware, kitchenware and home décor. Now in its 27th year, this year’s India BIG7 will be held Aug. 21-24 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. ...
Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM during the second half of the year. Their Accelerated Integration Plan, a two-phase strategy completed in November, aimed at integrating UBM into Informa and establishing new leadership team while placing a strong emphasis on open lines of communication. Informa noted that the integration proceeded seamlessly and included around 100 executive appointments. The London-based show organizer was a driving force behind an overall 3.7% increase in underlying revenues for parent company Informa PLC. ...
Trade Show Executive (TSE) is one of the honored finalists for the Magazine of the Year Award announced on March 7 by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The prestigious award is one of four ASBPE “Azbee” awards for which TSE was named a finalist. In addition, the panel of judges selected three TSE articles published in 2018 for regional awards. An incredible accolade as TSE gears up to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Trade Show Executive won seven Azbee awards for journalism last year. ...
The new Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 list has now been unveiled and includes 90 exhibitions that posted the highest growth rates in three key metric categories last year. Shows ranging from established mega-events to feisty start-ups were ranked by their growth rates in three different metrics. The top gainers will all be represented at the Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 Awards & Summit June 18-20, 2019 at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City. ...
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) just released the final piece of its 7-part ROI Playbook series, “Where Value and Metrics Vary by Event Size.” The 13-page report tackles the “bigger is better” myth, identifying competitive advantages for shows of all sizes and the nuances between small and large shows. It also examines the attendee decision-making process, and how well events perform against expectations. ...
Endeavor Business Media acquired a number of the former PennWell events and media properties for the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities industries from Clarion Events. The deal featured six conferences and three trade shows, including Strategies in Light, Subsea Tieback and RDH, a show for dental hygienists. Terms were not disclosed, but the financing was led by Resolute Capital Partners and FirstBank. ...
After 12 years with LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), Rochelle Richardson resigned her position as Vice President and assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Expositions and Events at AVIXA™ where she will lead the strategy and operations for the annual North American InfoComm show. Richardson joined LIGHTFAIR in 2007 and helped to lead its growth as one of the world’s largest annual lighting and design trade shows. LIGHTFAIR ranked No. 70 on the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Class of 2017. IMC has initiated a search for new LFI leadership from within the lighting and design community, as well as the trade show industry at large. In other news, LIGHTFAIR officially announced its return to Las Vegas from May 5-7 in 2020 and then in Philadelphia from May 4-6 in 2021.    ...
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