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November 2020

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TSE Special Section: COVID-19

As news of the COVID-19 virus and its spread continues to develop, Trade Show Executive is monitoring and reporting on its impact and implications on the exhibition industry. Read our weekly reports and focused articles in this special section.
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SHANGHAI — The global impact of COVID-19 is far-reaching, but one thing is crystal clear: The countries that adhere to strict testing and contact tracing bring the virus under control and are able to resume many “normal” activities, including trade...
NEW YORK — Emerald’s successful International Gift Expo of the Smokies (IGES), held November 4-7 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is a model for the company’s future shows as well as “a positive first step forward for our industry as a whole,”...
What do trade show organizers need to know to transform their core businesses from in-person marketing events to online marketplaces and digital communities? According to Shelly Palmer, CEO, The Palmer Group, “Attention is the currency of the realm. Be good...

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PARIS — With 700 participants from 51 countries and regions and 16 hours of live sessions broadcast from Hong Kong, Dubai, London, and Bogotá, the 87th UFI Global Congress was the organization’s most ambitious event to date. The tone in...
CHICAGO — The ongoing merger of the disciplines of business events and event marketing is reflected in a new partnership between The Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA), the premier community for event marketers, and PCMA, a network of business events...
EMERYVILLE, CA — While a C OVID-19 vaccine remains the Holy Grail on the path to pandemic recovery, rapid testing for the virus is almost as important because the ability to quickly and effectively test large swathes of people as...
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE — The Hong Kong-Singapore Air Travel Bubble is a first for the global travel industry: a collaboration between Hong Kong and Singapore to welcome quarantine-free travel between the two countries starting November 22. Known as the ATB, its...
ATLANTA — As COVID-19 lockdowns ease and more and more venues receive permission to hold events again, there are still concerns about what shows look like in a post-pandemic era. In order to provide a glimpse of how to handle...
LAS VEGAS — It is not an understatement to say that COVID-19 is a global catastrophe. The virus has brought trade shows and other conferences to a screeching halt. In an effort to make sense of the chaos, in March,...
PARIS — UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry has announced the new slate of officers for its 2020-2023 Board of Directors — more than a quarter of which now are women. The board, which represents UFI chapters from...
It took Janet Dell less than two years to move from Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer to a top slot as President and COO of live event and brand experience producer Freeman. Her promotion, effective upon the retirement...
DETROIT — The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) recently announced that it has named Claude Molinari, the current General Manager of the TCF Center, as its next President and CEO. In this role, Molinari will oversee the operations...

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