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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.
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June 2019
June 15, 2019

Trade Show Executive's Gold 100 Class of 2018 Unveiled

The largest trade shows held last year are included in the just-released Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Class of 2018 list. An early look at the statistics found that Trade Show Executive's Gold 100 Class of 2018 combined for a hefty total of 46,150,296 nsf of exhibit space. …
June 14, 2019

JD Events Launches Hybrid Event for Fast-Growing Plant-Based Market

JD Events’ launch of the Plant Based World Conference & Expo, held June 7-8 at the Jacob K. Javits Center, debuted with 3,737 attendees and 125 exhibiting companies. The business/consumer/healthcare event was supported by four founding partners: The Plant Based Foods Ass…
June 14, 2019

Tom Cindric Joins Winsight as President, Exhibitions

Tom Cindric has been named President, Exhibitions, at Winsight, LLC, producers of the National Restaurant Association Show (NRA), the one of the world’s largest annual gathering of food service professionals. Cindric previously served as Senior Vice President, Exhibitions, f…
June 12, 2019

Promising Executives Named to Latest Class of TSE Trailblazers

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 two vice presidents, show managers and a key data analyst from Informa Markets. This year’s cla…
June 9, 2019

More than 120 Industry Professionals Participate in the 6th Annual Exhibitions Day

More than 120 industry professionals met with senators, congressional representatives and their staff on Capitol Hill during the 6th annual Exhibitions Day, hosted and organized by the International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The association coordinated a…
June 9, 2019

Tarsus and APTech Launch New Show for the Print Industry

Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) and the Tarsus Group have announced a partnership to launch Brand Print Americas.  Brand Print Americas will take place in lieu of the 2020 edition of PRINT, ApTech’s signature annual conference and exhibition. The show will be co-…
June 2, 2019

TSE’s Eight Key Takeaways from ECEF 2019

Held annually during the week following Memorial Day, this year’s Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) attracted more than 200 attendees to the JW Marriott. ECEF offered six educational sessions, and Trade Show Executive identified eight key takeaways...
June 2, 2019


The former Marketing Director of longstanding Gold 100 show Cosmoprof North America will launch a new experiential pop-up show July 27 in Las Vegas. UNFILTERED EXPERIENCE is the latest idea of Daniela Ciocan, an 18-year industry veteran. In 2016, Cosmoprof North America was …
May 2019
May 26, 2019

TSE’s 11 Key Takeaways from UFI’s 2019 European Conference

Trade Show Executive was on the ground at the UFI European Conference to find what’s trending at exhibitions across the pond. We attended sessions and talked to venues, tech experts and organizers about how exhibition business models are evolving. Here are some of our favori…
May 26, 2019

PE Firm Charterhouse Makes Bid for Tarsus

On Friday, European private equity firm Charterhouse said it made a cash bid for Tarsus for around £ 561 million (roughly $712 million). Formed in 1998, the London-listed media firm specializes in a wide range of B2B media activities including exhibitions and conferences. It…