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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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September 2005
September 16, 2005

Wachovia Acquires Service Contractor Geo E. Fern and Equity Stake in Champion

Charlotte, NC- Wachovia Capital Partners has acquired George E. Fern Co.,  a general service contractor and event producer based in Cincinnati, OH. The deal officially closed September 15th.
September 16, 2005

Hurricane Heroes: Cygnus's EMS Expo and Freeman

New Orleans, LA - Attendees of EMS EXPO and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) regularly attend educational sessions and view exhibits at this annual event. What they usually don’t expect is first-hand experience.
September 16, 2005

Hurricane Heroes: Reed Exhibitions, GES Exposition Services and Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau Relocate Travel Event Successfully

Houston, TX - When the city of Houston agreed to accept more than 20,000 hurricane evacuees, show managers had to scramble to relocate their events from the George R. Brown Convention Center.
September 13, 2005

CEIR Index Reveals That the Exhibition Industry Has Bounced Back

Washington, DC — Finally, some official good news on trade show growth, based on facts not  spin. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released its  2nd Annual Exhibition Industry Index on September 13, which found that 2004 was a year of recovery for the trade show i…
September 12, 2005

CEIR’s Exhibition Industry Summit is Tomorrow at 11:00 in Washington, DC

Join the industry’s leading experts tomorrow, September 13th for a dynamic half-day summit and the unveiling of the latest  CEIR Exhibition Industry Index, the industry’s foremost benchmark of exhibition performance. 
September 10, 2005

As the Gulf Region Focuses on Recovery From Hurricane Katrina,  the Trade Show Industry Opens their Hearts, Homes and Pocketbooks

As the industry comes to grips with both  the human and business impact of the worst disaster to strike our nation and our industry,  a number of industry associations, CVBs and individuals have rallied to the support of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Here is just a parti…
September 3, 2005

Wasserstein Closes on Acquisition of Primedia Business Unit

New York, NY -  On October 3rd, eight weeks after Wasserstein & Co. LP announced plans to acquire Primedia Inc.’s business information segment, the sale was completed for  $385 MIL in cash.
September 1, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast

New Orleans — The images of the devastation rendered by Hurricane Katrina tell the story of cities underwater, with buildings, roads and bridges destroyed.
August 2005
August 24, 2005

Bob Brown Takes the Helm at Ontario CVB and Center

Ontario, CA -    The Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau announced on August 24th that veteran SMG manager Bob Brown has taken the helm as Executive Director and General Manager of the Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Ontario Convention Center, located 35 mi…
August 18, 2005

Pulver Media is Banking on Growth in New Sector

Beverly, MA - Pulvermedia has acquired Foreword Financial, a producer of trade shows, conferences and client meetings for banking and financial services professionals.