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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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GERMANY ­­— Trade show attendees from all countries can now enter Germany to attend shows. The German government has taken the lead in demonstrating the importance of trade shows in resurrecting the global economy in a COVID-19 world. Germany’s Ministry...
Nancy Walsh was “humbled and honored” to learn at the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ Women’s Leadership Forum held earlier this month that she was the recipient of the 2020 IAEE Woman of Achievement Award. Walsh joined Informa Markets...
CHINA – Finally, the trade show industry has reason for celebration. While there has been a gradual, but marked, reopening of the trade show industry in China, and many venues have restarted operations, thus far, most shows have seen significant...

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ST. LOUIS — A new suite of tools from Ungerboeck Software International will help planners get their shows back on the road. The new tech solutions assist with a variety of planning tasks, among them: Visitor tracking that allows self-serve...
DUSSELDORF — The first major European trade fair since the lockdown, CARAVAN SALON attracted 107,000 attendees to Messe Düsseldorf from August 28 to September 5, signaling a much-awaited return to business for the trade show industry. Attendees during the 10-day...
The numbers are staggering. ReedPop, a global portfolio focused on delivering pop culture and lifestyle content, has brought together some of the world’s largest video game events, web sites and video channels for PAX, a first-of-its-kind gathering. Due to the...
ANAHEIM — The pros at Visit Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center realize that safety is front of mind for event organizers today. That’s what inspired them to collaborate on the just-released Resource & Recovery Playbook as the center, which...
ATLANTA — Among the largest 3,000 U.S. publicly traded companies, only about one in five board members are women, according to Equilar, which tracks corporate governance data. And nearly one in 10 boards have no women. SISO has stepped up...
ANAHEIM — Mindy Abel, the new deputy director of the Anaheim Convention Center, brings 35 years of industry experience to her new role and will oversee sales and services — as well as lead all front-of-house, client-facing departments. Abel comes...
Most of the coverage of COVID’s impact on the trade show and events industry has, understandably, focused on the tangible: statistics, sanitization protocols, and CDC regulations. But behind every canceled show and exhibitor put on hold are the emotional tales of real people. Some are struggling with small businesses on the brink. Some have gone into in full...
Convention centers can feature a variety of spatial offerings, from abundant halls and meeting spaces to smaller niche events and conferences to more quaint gathering spots for satellite meetings and events. While the accommodations can range from satisfying to luxurious,...
Whether you need a quick reminder of shows on the horizon or are studying the market for potential partnerships, co-locations or acquisitions, here is a list of the most important trade shows scheduled for November 2020. Each show is listed...

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