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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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December 2009
December 10, 2009

Tech Trends Dominate EXPO! EXPO!; Numerous Business Transactions Finalized at Event

Atlanta, GA – The annual EXPO! EXPO! trade show maintained its attendance levels this year but featured a growing number of exhibitors in the event technology field.
December 8, 2009

Diversified Acquires dmg’s Australia Events, Spar Point Research, Infocast India

Portland, ME – Diversified Business Communications expanded again this month with the acquisition of Spar Point Research, Infocast India and dmg world media’s Australian trade show portfolio.
December 7, 2009

Landmark Hotel-Tax Study Reveals the Substantial Tax Revenues Generated by Hotels

Washington, DC – A landmark study on the economic benefits generated by hotels in the Phoenix area has been posted on the Destination & Travel Foundation (DTF) website. The DTF is the charitable and educational arm of the world's two largest associations of destination m…
December 3, 2009

Trade Show Executive Strikes News-Sharing Partnership with Mash Media, Publisher of Exhibition World

Oceanside, CA – Trade Show Executive (TSE) is adding some European flavor to its coverage of the global exhibition industry by announcing a strategic partnership with U.K.-based Mash Media, publisher of Exhibition World.
December 3, 2009

TSE’s Crossword is a 9-letter Word for ‘Prize’

Atlanta, GA – Test your knowledge of trade show trivia by entering the Trade Show Executive crossword puzzle challenge found on Page 36 of the November issue [posted online and in print]. The puzzle also runs in the December issue, which will be unveiled on December 8 at EXP…
December 3, 2009

Advanstar’s Hartwick Named Duluth CFO

Duluth, MN – Former Advanstar Communications Vice President, Treasurer and Controller Adele Hartwick was named CFO for the city of Duluth, MN effective January 4.
December 2, 2009

Market Center Management Unveils Nashville Medical Center Plan

Nashville, TN – Market Center Management Company (MCMC) announced plans to build a two million square-foot medical market facility on the site of the Nashville Convention Center
November 2009
November 30, 2009

Producer Sees Role for Trade Shows in Business Segments

Malibu, CA – A Los Angeles-area television production company has caught on to the vital role trade shows play in the business world and is giving them a center-stage role.
November 28, 2009

Will Attempted Terrorist Attack and New Restrictions Impact International Travel?

Washington, DC – The U.S. has reversed its rules on the use of airliner restrooms and other restrictions ordered after the apparent attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight on Christmas Day.
November 24, 2009

Chicago Back to Square One on McCormick Costs

Chicago, IL – Chicago’s convention industry and political leadership united last month to respond to the high-profile decision by one, if not two, major trade shows to leave McCormick Place due to cost considerations.