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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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March 2019
March 8, 2019

MCI Introduces Unique, New Investment & Management Partnership

To accelerate the growth of U.S. association event portfolios, MCI has introduced a new Investment & Management Partnership which combines capital and management resources, providing a combination of financial, strategic planning and event management expertise. This init…
March 8, 2019

Las Vegas Considers a High-speed, Underground People Mover

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) selected Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate with them on the design, construction and operation of the people mover. The high-speed, electric, underground people mover to major destinations in Las Vegas, incl…
March 8, 2019

Reed Exhibitions Acquires India BIG7

Reed Exhibitions continues to grow its global gift shows portfolio, acquiring India BIG7, India’s largest trade event for gifts, stationery, writing instruments, office supplies, gadgets, houseware, kitchenware and home décor. Now in its 27th year, this year’s India BIG7 wil…
March 8, 2019

Informa Exhibitions Puts on the Pounds as Revenues Spike 6.7%

Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM during the second half of the year. Their Accelerated Integration Plan, a two-phase strategy completed in November, aimed at integrating UBM into I…
March 8, 2019

TSE Named Finalist for Magazine of the Year Award

Trade Show Executive (TSE) is one of the honored finalists for the Magazine of the Year Award announced on March 7 by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The prestigious award is one of four ASBPE “Azbee” awards for which TSE was named a finalist. I…
March 1, 2019

Fastest 50 Class of 2018 Unveiled

The new Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 list has now been unveiled and includes 90 exhibitions that posted the highest growth rates in three key metric categories last year. Shows ranging from established mega-events to feisty start-ups were ranked by their growth rate…
February 2019
February 28, 2019

Final Piece of 7-part CEIR ROI Playbook Series Released

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) just released the final piece of its 7-part ROI Playbook series, “Where Value and Metrics Vary by Event Size.” The 13-page report tackles the “bigger is better” myth, identifying competitive advantages for shows of all sizes…
February 28, 2019

Endeavor Business Media Acquired Multiple PennWell Events, Media Properties from Clarion Events

Endeavor Business Media acquired a number of the former PennWell events and media properties for the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities industries from Clarion Events. The deal featured six conferences and three trade shows, including…
February 22, 2019

Rochelle Richardson Resigned From LIGHTFAIR; Gold 100 Show Announced Location for 2020, 2021

After 12 years with LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), Rochelle Richardson resigned her position as Vice President and assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Expositions and Events at AVIXA™ where she will lead the strategy and operations for the annual North American Info…
February 22, 2019

Two Teamsters Arrested Following Firearms Theft During Move-Out of SHOT Show

Two Teamsters who work for Local 631 were arrested for a firearms theft that occurred during move-out of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) held Jan. 22-25 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), producer…