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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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The largest trade shows held last year are included in the just-released Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Class of 2018 list. An early look at the statistics found that Trade Show Executive's Gold 100 Class of 2018 combined for a hefty total of 46,150,296 nsf of exhibit space. The average Gold 100 show weighed in at 461,503 nsf. The total Attendance of all the 100 shows topped 3.8 million attendees. The rankingswill be released at this year’s TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit from Sept. 25-27 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort near San Diego. To view the full list of this year’s Gold 100, visit www.tsegold100.com/honorees. ...
Tom Cindric has been named President, Exhibitions, at Winsight, LLC, producers of the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA), the one of the world’s largest annual gathering of food service professionals. Cindric previously served as Senior Vice President, Exhibitions, for Informa Markets, where he oversaw worldwide commercial construction events, including World of Concrete, a Trade Show Executive Gold 100 show. Mary Pat Heftman has been promoted to Winsight’s Vice Chairman. Previously, she served as the company’s President, Restaurant Show Group. Heftman was instrumental in last year’s sale and equity partnership deal between the NRA Show and Winsight. The NRA show is currently the only event in Winsight’s food services group. ...
JD Events’ launch of the Plant Based World Conference & Expo, held June 7-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, debuted with 3,737 attendees and 125 exhibiting companies. The business/consumer/healthcare event was supported by four founding partners: The Plant Based Foods Association, Eat for the Planet, The Plantrician Project, and Follow Your Heart. The two-day event was open to the public on the second day. The 2020 Plant Based World Conference & Expo will be held June 5-6 at the Javits Center. ...
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Four show managers and a bright star of the analytics world make up the 2019 class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Trailblazers. The annual TSE Trailblazers roster is made up of two vice presidents, show managers and a key data analyst from Informa Markets. This year’s class is the second edition of the annual Trailblazers program and is generously sponsored by Trade Show Executive’s parent company, United Service Companies. ...
More than 120 industry professionals met with senators, congressional representatives and their staff on Capitol Hill during the 6th annual Exhibitions Day, hosted and organized by the International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The association coordinated and set up more than 100 meetings with congressional members and their legislative staff on June 5. The advocacy effort was a key part of Global Exhibitions Day (#GED) festivities that were celebrated around the globe. GED was launched four years ago by IAEE and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. ...
Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the Tarsus Group have announced a partnership to launch Brand Print Americas.  Brand Print Americas will take place in lieu of the 2020 edition of PRINT, ApTech’s signature annual conference and exhibition. The show will be co-located at Tarsus’ Labelexpo Americas, Sept.15-17, 2020, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill. ...
Held annually during the week following Memorial Day, this year’s Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) attracted more than 200 attendees to the JW Marriott. ECEF offered six educational sessions, and Trade Show Executive identified eight key takeaways... ...
The former Marketing Director of longstanding Gold 100 show Cosmoprof North America will launch a new experiential pop-up show July 27 in Las Vegas. UNFILTERED EXPERIENCE is the latest idea of Daniela Ciocan, an 18-year industry veteran. In 2016, Cosmoprof North America was honored as The Greatest Show of 2015 at Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 & Awards Summit, where Ciocan also won Trade Show Executive’s coveted Marketing Genius Grand Award. ...
Trade Show Executive was on the ground at the UFI European Conference to find what’s trending at exhibitions across the pond. We attended sessions and talked to venues, tech experts and organizers about how exhibition business models are evolving. Here are some of our favorite session quotes and 11 key takeaways…  ...
On Friday, European private equity firm Charterhouse said it made a cash bid for Tarsus for around £ 561 million (roughly $712 million). Formed in 1998, the London-listed media firm specializes in a wide range of B2B media activities including exhibitions and conferences. It runs more than 160 events with a number of flagship brands including Labelexpo and the Dubai Airshow. ...
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… ...
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.  ...
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