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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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CHICAGO – The Golden Globes … The Oscars … The Emmys … The trade show industry’s favorites are the Gold 100 and Fastest 50. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the trade show industry to its core. As the vaccination moves forward,...
LONDON, UK – In its ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Informa Markets has announced a unique partnership with Diversity Ally — an industry specialist in the inclusion and diversity space — to focus on creating balanced, inclusive environments for...
The risk of someone catching COVID-19 could be almost zero for a show held this summer, according to a study by the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA)’s Go LIVE Together (GLT) campaign and Epistemix, the latter which is an expert...

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DALLAS — All signs point to success for the first event of the summer at the Dallas Market Center, the summer edition of the Total Home & Gift Market, to be held June 23–29. New buyer applications and registration is up more...
LAS VEGAS – On April 13, Nevada Governor Sisolak announced an ambitious state-wide goal: For every county to fully reopen at 100% capacity by June 1. However, for shows meeting before then — such as TPE2021 (Tobacco Plus Expo) — Trade...
Trade Show Executive Media Group is launching a new podcast series: TSE Master Class. The podcast will feature experts from all facets of the trade show industry providing insights and expertise on a wide array of topics, including technology, leadership, human...
LAS VEGAS — On April 13, Nevada Governor Sisolak announced an ambitious state-wide goal: for every county to reopen at 100% capacity by June 1. “Based on consultation with our state health officials, I am pleased to announce that I’m...
PARIS — Three pros from very different sides of the event marketing world — Mike Seaman, CEO, Raccoon Events; Luke Bilton, Chief Growth Officer, Expo Platform; and Kathryn Frankson, Director of Event Marketing, Informa Markets — shared their successes and...
GUANGDONG, China — The Plastics Industry Association’s NPE2021, A TSE Gold 100 show that had been scheduled for May 17-21 in Orlando, had to cancel due to COVID-19 considerations, but Chinaplas21, the 34th International Exhibition on Plastics and Rubber Industries,...
The third edition of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events white paper, “Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events,” offers up-to-date information trade show organizers need to know when planning and producing an exhibition during the COVID-19 pandemic....
AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS/PARIS — Earlier in the COVD-19 pandemic, convention and exhibition centers around the world were called into use as health care facilities to relieve pressure on overwhelmed hospitals. As we move into the recovery phase, many of these same centers...
LONDON – On April 5, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans for a “COVID-status certification” (vaccine passports) scheme and a “traffic-light system” as part of the country’s roadmap out of lockdown. However, plans are in no way firm, and...

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