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  • The division of Informa PLC created by the combination of UBM and Informa has been renamed and rebranded as Informa Markets.
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  • 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.

Promising Executives Named to Latest Class of TSE Trailblazers

Hil Anderson
, Senior Editor
June 12, 2019
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CHICAGO – Four show managers and a bright star of the analytics world make up the 2019 class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Trailblazers.
The annual TSE Trailblazers roster is made up of show executives who are already making names for themselves as they climb the ladder at their respective companies and associations. The newest members include two vice presidents, show managers and a key data analyst from Informa.
They will be among the Guests of Honor at the June 18-20 TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Atlantic City where they will meet, mingle and network with other high-achieving show organizers and managers whose events led the way in growth last year. 
“Our TSE Trailblazer program is meant to acknowledge and celebrate up-and-comers for their efforts in creating something new or taking a new approach to a show or within their organization,” TSE Publisher and Editor, Gabrielle Weiss said. “Our 2019 TSE Trailblazers are definitely blazing a new path and have the results to show for their hard work.”
This year’s class is the second edition of the annual Trailblazers program and is generously sponsored by Trade Show Executive’s parent company, United Service Companies.
The honorees include:
  • Jordan Tuchband, Industry Vice President, JIS Events, Reed Exhibitions. Tuchband has consistently produced solid results for his team and has introduced technologies that have made an impact companywide. 
  • Krista DeBrosse, International Trade Show Manager, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies (PMMI). DeBrosse quickly stepped up to a new role which helped her team generate double-digit percentage growth in both show space and registration for a show in Mexico.
  • Carlos Baudett, Director, Trade Expositions, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Baudett has demonstrated that he is a strategist and tacitician for his team. Moreover, he has earned a reputation as a hands-on leader who is always on the lookout for ways to improve produces and events.
  • Lisa Glosson, Vice President, Clarion UX. Glosson impressed Clarion by overseeing the launch of the MATCH program which is now being replicated. Her “what-if-we-did-this?” approach has moved her up the ranks in her career path.
  • Mary Atkins, Data Analyst, Informa Markets. Mary’s laser focus on being of service has helped to generate reporting that sets her apart. Informa highly praised her ability to strike pay dirt while mining for the most productive data for show managers. Her work is helping organizers and their shows companywide.
As honorees of this prestigious program, TSE Trailblazers are invited to attend Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Awards and Summit in Atlantic City. They are recognized at the event and receive additional exposure through an article in the magazine and though social media channels.
TSE’s Fastest 50 and Awards Summit will be held next week from June 18-20 at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City. 
Reach Gabrielle Weiss at (312) 493-7753 or
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