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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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March 2019
March 31, 2019

Time to Think DC as Exhibitions Day Nears

It’s time to nail down plans to take part in the annual Exhibitions Day caravan to Capitol Hill in Washington. The trip includes a welcome reception and orientation on the 4th with groups of show organizers and industry partners fanning out on the Hill to visit congressional…
March 31, 2019

Community Brands Acquires Core-apps

Core-apps, an award-winning developer of mobile apps for the trade show industry and similar events, has been acquired by Community Brands. It is the latest in a trio of recent acquisitions by Community Brands in the events arena. Core-apps celebrated its 10-year anniversary…
March 30, 2019

FLIBS Turns 60; Adds Superyacht Village and Marina

Exhibit space at the 2019 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) has surpassed 3-million square feet with the addition of Superyacht Village and Marina. Befitting of FLIBS 60th anniversary, this new dedicated marina and on-land exhibition space will display the larg…
March 30, 2019

Data on the Global Economic Impact of Exhibitions Released at SISO CEO Summit

According to a new study commissioned by UFI and done with the support of SISO, the global exhibition industry generated $303 billion in total output (business sales) and $188 billion in total gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018. Exhibitions attracted 303 million visitors t…
March 23, 2019

Marketplace Events Adds Two Bridal Shows to its Growing B2C Portfolio

Marketplace Events (MPE), producer of 66 consumer shows in North America, acquired the Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events LLC. The two shows, which run annually in January and June at the Phoenix Convention Center, represent MPE’s first foray into bridal shows …
March 23, 2019

Nominations for 2019 Trailblazers Opens

The nominating period is open for the next class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Trailblazers, which salutes the best of the rising talent in the exhibitions industry. Nominations may be submitted to TSE between March 25 and May 5, 2019. The online registration form is ava…
March 23, 2019

New Chair and President Named at Freeman

Some of the venerable names at Freeman have switched boardroom chairs, and a fresh face from outside the trade show industry was installed as President of the rapidly evolving company, it was announced March 21. The rearranging of the executive suite included the promotion o…
March 16, 2019

Nominations to Open Soon for Next TSE Trailblazers Class at Fastest 50

The nominating period for the next TSE Trailblazers honorees will open soon! These up-and-comers will be invited to attend the Fastest 50 Summit to take part in the discussion, networking and overall celebration. Trailblazers are recognized for bringing new ideas and methods…
March 16, 2019

IHA Changes the Name of International Home + Housewares Show

Starting next year, the International Housewares Association (IHA) said it will change the name of its premier home and housewares show to The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market. The move follows IHA’s decision to expand their The Inspired Home consume…
March 16, 2019

Reed Announces Eight U.S. Show Launches in 2019; One in 2020

Reed Exhibitions (RX) is launching eight U.S. events in 2019 and one in 2020. The new B2B and B2C shows include collaborations with media brands and associations, geo-clones of RX global brands and value-chain extensions of existing RX events. The new 2019 events include: Ra…