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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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February 2005
February 1, 2005

Pfingsten Acquires IIC Global Mining Assets

Seven Hills, OH — Pfingsten Publishing LLC has acquired International Investment Conferences, Inc. (IIC). and Resource Investor, LLC. IIC produces conferences and trade shows for the global mining industry; Resource Investor provides a leading educational web site that serve…
February 1, 2005

Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion Moves Ahead

Philadelphia, PA — The Pennsylvania Convention Center has received the first $50 MIL in state funds needed to begin its $632 MIL expansion initiated six years ago.
February 1, 2005

New Program Enables Show Organizers to Trade Away Attrition Fees

Los Angeles, CA – A solution to the attrition problem plaguing show organizers and conference planners has been launched by housing, travel and registration company, Par Avion Meetings & Conventions, in partnership with Active International, the world's largest corporate…
February 1, 2005

MediaLive International Withdraws Suit which Alleged Breach of Contract

San Francisco, CA - The lawsuit filed by MediaLive International, Inc. (formerly Key3Media Events) against CeBIT, Hannover Fairs USA, Bill Sell and other parties has been withdrawn.
January 2005
January 12, 2005

Las Vegas CVA Approves Convention Center Expansion and Renovation

Las Vegas - With an eye toward keeping Las Vegas highly competitive, the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) approved plans to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center at its board meeting yesterday, January 11th.
January 11, 2005

Feasibility Studies Come Under Fire

Washington, DC - Are convention center feasibility studies way off the mark when they encourage cities to expand their convention facilities?
January 5, 2005

New Magazine for Corporate Events Announced by Exhibitor Publications; More to Come 

Rochester, MN - Exhibitor magazine has been covering the event industry within the pages of its monthly magazine during the past year, but starting next month, Lee Knight, Founder & CEO,  plans to spin it off into a separate quarterly  publication called Corporate EVENT …
January 5, 2005

Next  Phase of Construction Begins in a Year

Phase II of the expansion  will begin in 2006, creating approximately 570,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space.  When completed in 2008,  Phase I and Phase II of the expansion will form one contiguous underground exhibition hall of over 300,000 square feet.
January 3, 2005

Study Gives Go Ahead for 50% Expansion to Morial Convention Center in New Orleans 

New Orleans - Research conducted for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center of New Orleans concluded  that the facility should continue with plans to expand.
December 2004
December 15, 2004

DC Convention Center Adds Deputy GM

Washington, DC- Reba Pittman Walker will join the Washington Convention Center Authority as  Deputy General Manager on January 3rd, according to an announcement made today by  Tom Mobley, General Manager & CEO. Pittman Walker was part of the team that opened the first Wa…