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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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August 2005
August 3, 2005

Agile Events to Produce Home Show for Hispanic Market

Silver Spring, MD — Agile Events’ CEO Jim Forlenza has announced the premiere of Expo Tu Casa (Expo Your House), a home exposition targeted to the U.S. Hispanic consumer market. Three editions are scheduled this Fall:  in Houston, Chicago and Los Angeles; three others, Dalla…
August 1, 2005

Sign, Sealed and Delivered:  J.P. Morgan Acquires Hanley Wood from Veronis Suhler Stevenson

New York, NY — Two months after JPMP announced  a definitive agreement to acquire Hanley Wood,  HW  officially changed hands  on August 1st in the second largest B2B media acquisition in U.S. history. It eclipses only the sale of Advanstar in 2000.
July 2005
July 25, 2005

Now that TBA Acquired PGI, What Are The Plans?

Woodland Hills, CA  - TBA Global Events, a privately held company that produces and manages corporate and live events, acquired PGI: The Event and Communications Agency on July 25th.  TBA is located in Woodland Hills, CA (suburban Los Angeles)  and PGI is  based in Alexandri…
July 20, 2005

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July 19, 2005

How HP's Technology Forum is Responding to Cancelation of HP World

Palo Alto, CA - Hewlett-Packard spokesman Ryan J. Donovan confirmed that HP was a “partner” in HP World and said the company regretted the Interex decision to cancel the show (see story, "HP User Group Suspends Operations, Cancels HP World 2005 " on TSE's  home page). Donova…
July 18, 2005

Washington DC Convention Center  Takes Another Step Toward Expansion and HQ Hotel

Washington, DC — Though still in the preliminary stages of a proposed expansion and hotel addition, the Washington Convention Center (WCC) has completed another step in the process.
July 18, 2005

HP User Group Suspends Operations, Cancels HP World 2005

Sunnyvale, CA - Interex, the HP user group that has staged HP World Conference and Expo for the past 10 years, abruptly suspended operations on Monday, July 18th and cancelled its upcoming HP World 2005 conference, slated for the Moscone Center in San Francisco August 14-18.…
July 13, 2005

Bowers Resigns from Chicago CVB

Chicago - Chris Bowers has resigned his position as CEO of the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau (CCTB) to accept a position as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, of NES Rental Holdings, Inc.  He will leave the bureau in August. A search for his replacement wi…
July 7, 2005

London Copes in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attack

London - The spirit that got Londoners through the dark days of WWII and round-the-clock bombings has resurfaced, according to Peter McKenna, American trade show veteran now on the senior staff of the Farnborough Air Show and based in London.
July 7, 2005

London,  Day 2 After the Terrorist Attack

London -  As London Transport struggles to get as much of the Underground system back in operation a day after the series of bombings shut down the entire network, most Londoners seemed determined to get back on the job.