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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.

Early Registration for TSE Fastest 50 Summit Ending Soon

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
April 13, 2019
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CHICAGO – 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.

The Fastest 50 Awards & Summit will salute the top fastest-growing trade shows of 2018 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City on June 18-20, 2019. While there, attendees will enjoy a packed agenda of networking, education, and socializing along the Atlantic Ocean in one of the landmark cities in the history of the exhibitions industry.

Registration and housing information is available on the event’s website: Harrah’s has a special room rate available for registered attendees; the deadline to book the room block is May 24.

The finishing touches are also being put on the educational agenda, which includes a blue-ribbon roster of speakers and peer-to-peer led discussions with panelists who will bring fresh ideas for harnessing success for shows growing at breakneck speed. The activities lead up to the highlight of the week, the Fastest 50 Awards Gala and the presentation of the Grand Awards for the fastest-growing and best-run shows of the previous year.

Registration is filling up fast, so make your plans to attend the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit before May 1 and take advantage of early registration discounts.

Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or; Marcia Williams (214) 212-8286 or

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