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  • Tom Cindric joins Winsight as President, Exhibitions to oversee National Restaurant Show. Mary Pat Heftman now Vice Chairman of Winsight.
  • 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.
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Art Miami Group has been purchased by Informa Markets for an undisclosed sum. The Art Miami portfolio, which encompasses six art fairs across the U.S., was sold by owner Nick Korniloff and two other partners. “I am extremely excited for the future of Art Miami and its sister fairs. Art Miami will continue to grow alongside the city of Miami as a world-class event and cultural destination to the global art collecting community,” Korniloff, who now holds the title Informa Markets Executive Vice President, told Trade Show Executive. “The acquisition of Art Miami is a tremendous compliment to the hard work and effort shared between our team, our clients and the communities that the fairs service and support.” ...
Informa Markets, producer of 550 B2B events globally each year, this morning announced a partnership with the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) to provide its 4,400 employees with a workforce training program and the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Exhibition Management qualification. The customized training program will be open to all Informa Markets colleagues who have passed their probation period, Sean Ongers, Head of Global Learning and Performance, Informa Markets, told Trade Show Executive.   ...
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As we celebrate 20 years of covering the exhibition industry, we want to reflect on where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished and where we are headed in the future. To find out, we talked with Rick Simon about the launch of the publication, Darlene Gudea about the transformation of the the B2B publication into a diverse media group, and Gabrielle Weiss about what’s next for the award-winning content creator as we roll out new products like TSE Talks, a podcast that debuts in July to mark the beginning on our next 20 years.  ...
Held June 20–23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Clean Show drew more than 11,000 registrants to the biennial event that covered 224,500 net square feet of exhibit space. Last December, the show was acquired by Messe Frankfurt from the Clean Show Executive Committee (CEC). Atlanta-based Riddle & Associates, led by industry veteran John Riddle, managed the 2019 event. The Clean Show, which ranked 87 on the TSE Gold 100 Class of 2017, has been managed by Riddle & Associates since 1993, but 2019 marks its last. ...
The United Fresh Produce Association will take its annual convention and expo to Southern California and Boston over the next four years. Chicago has been the event’s home since 2014. “Chicago has been good to us, but the time has come for us to broaden opportunities across the industry by taking the show on the road,” United Fresh President & CEO Tom Stenzel said. “The new schedule is San Diego in 2020 and 2023, Los Angeles in 2021 and Boston in 2022. ...
Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA) will debut INTERSCHUTZ USA next October at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The five-day event will focus on the North American firefighting equipment and safety industry. HFUSA is a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, which produces INTERSCHUTZ, the world’s biggest trade show for fire and rescue services, which takes place every five years in Hannover, Germany. “INTERSCHUTZ USA allows us to meet the needs of the 21st century fire-service in the U.S. while respecting its traditions,”Larry Turner, president and CEO of HFUSA, said. “At the same time, it gives us the opportunity to bring content from the rest of the INTERSCHUTZ family of fire events to the U.S. marketplace.”      ...
Clarion Events has expanded its presence in Asia’s growing design sector with the purchase of two high-profile shows, Design Shanghai and Design China Beijing, both of which were sold by Media 10. “The global design sector is highly dynamic, and China is one of the world’s biggest markets,” said Neil Gaisford, Clarion’s Managing Director, Retail & Home Division. “We have been impressed with the management team’s ambition and approach, and we see a great future for design events in the region.”   ...
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