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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.

What's in YOUR Wallet?

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November 22, 2005
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Carlsbad, CA - Trade shows are projected to grow an average 5% in 2006 but the salaries of show executives are not expected to rise in tandem.  Bonuses are where the real money will be in 2006, according to Trade Show Executive magazine's 4th Annual Report on Compensation and Recruitment Trends. The report was based on interviews with senior executives and HR managers -- those who control the purse strings. Who earns what and why  will be released in the December issue of TSE at the International Association for Exposition Management's EXPO! EXPO! in Atlanta next week. 

The report also takes a lighthearted  look at the personality traits  which senior  executives look for when hiring show managers. Traits that are viewed with caution include Type A personalities who want complete control and eccentrics who may think too far outside the box. “It’s okay to think outside the box, but the box has to be somewhere in sight,” says John Gallagher, Senior Vice President,  E.J. Krause & Associates, in the article "Star Search --  How and Where to Find Good People."

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