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  • 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.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
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April 2019
April 28, 2019

Marketplace Events Acquires Nine Home Shows from Show Technology Productions

Marketplace Events (MPE) completed its 11th acquisition in three years with the purchase of nine home shows from Show Technology Productions. With the acquisition, MPE entered three new markets: Austin, Texas with four shows, San Antonio, Texas with three shows and Lexington…
April 21, 2019

Strong February Numbers Get 2019 Back on Track

Robust, across-the-board increases in February has put 2019 squarely in the black, according to the latest figures from Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Dashboard of Trade Show Metrics. Despite the month starting out with record-setting cold weather across much of the U.S., Febr…
April 21, 2019

World Pork Expo Canceled as Precaution Against Swine Fever

The 2019 World Pork Expo was canceled as a precaution against a potential outbreak of a highly contagious livestock disease. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) said its board of directors decided to cancel the June show in Des Moines out of concern that African swine…
April 21, 2019

Be Part of TSE History; Call for Pictures for 20th Anniversary Issue

We’re collecting memories from readers for our special 20th anniversary issue in July. You are invited to share a photo, or personal story about Trade Show Executive magazine in its 20th anniversary issue. The July issue will go down memory lane, recalling TSE’s early days a…
April 13, 2019

Early Registration for TSE Fastest 50 Summit Ending Soon

Early registration for the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit is ending soon. However, the team has extended the deadline to May 1. This gives show organizers some additional time to take advantage of discounted fees for the big event and the exception…
April 13, 2019

Informa Launches Corporate VC Fund

 Informa PLC launched Informa Ventures (, a corporate venture capital fund that will make early-stage investments in knowledge and information start-ups. The group will offer capital, access to markets, mentorship and expertise to entrepreneurs an…
April 13, 2019

TSE Wins Three Prestigious AZBEE Awards

Three Trade Show Executive (TSE) stories won prestigious ASBPE “Azbee” Awards as the magazine continues to rack up awards for its reporting and coverage of the trade show industry. The awards were handed out by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) at …
April 7, 2019

IWF Collaborates to Launch Boutique Event Focused on Interior Design Industry

IWF announced it will work with Surface & Panel magazine to launch a new boutique event expanding the association brand into a new business sector. The event, mDesign Live, will connect fabricators, specifiers, architects and interior designers will be held this fall in …
April 7, 2019

Fern Acquires Two Contracting Companies, Expands into Pacific Northwest

Fern announced that it acquired Seattle-based Triumph Expo & Events and Portland-based DWA Trade Show & Exposition Services. With the acquisitions, Fern will add 60 full-time employees and its first two locations in the Pacific Northwest. Triumph and DWA will both op…
April 7, 2019

Leading at Mach 2; Fighter Pilot Anthony Bourke to Keynote F50

Fastest 50 Honorees know that leading at breakneck speed is not for the faint for heart. And, all will learn about leading at Mach 2 with military precision from author and management consultant Anthony “AB” Bourke’s keynote. Bourke is a retired U.S. Air Force fighter pilot …