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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.

Trade Show Executive Wins National Magazine of the Year Top 10 Award

Jamie Bartosch
, Senior News Editor
May 12, 2019
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Trade Show Executive has been recognized as one of the 10 best B2B magazines in the country by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).
During ASBPE’s national 2019 Azbee Awards of Excellence ceremony on May 9, Trade Show Executive received the Magazine of the Year Top Ten Award, in the category of magazines of less than $3 million in revenue.
It’s the first time Trade Show Executive has entered this highly competitive category, and the first time it’s won this coveted national award.
“This industry has amazing stories and it’s a pure privilege to cover it. We are certainly grateful for this high honor,” Publisher & Editor Gabrielle Weiss said after the ceremony at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. “It is a thrill to see that hard work really does pay off. I couldn’t be prouder of our small but mighty team!”
The award recognized Weiss, along with Trade Show Executive Chairman Richard Simon; Art Director Shannon Mashek; Editors-at-Large Danica Tormohlen and Carol Andrews; and Manager of Directories Carri Jensen.
Last month, Trade Show Executive won three regional Azbee Awards of Excellence for its excellent reporting – two stories by Tormohlen and one by Sandi Cain.
Trade Show Executive, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in July, works hard to be the authoritative voice and inspirational muse for senior executives who organize trade shows. Besides publishing a monthly flagship magazine, Trade Show Executive puts out four directories, weekly e-newsletters, a website and hosts two mainstay industry events, the Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, and the Gold 100 Awards & Summit. It also computes monthly trade show performance statistics and provides analysis of the data.
The magazine has raised the bar on B2B journalism by breaking major industry news stories, doing in-depth reporting, recognizing national trends and record-breakers, celebrating executives who do stand-out work, and tracking the latest trends, technology, products and services. It all contributed to double-digit increases in subscription requests last year.
Reach Gabrielle Weiss at or (312) 493-7753.
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