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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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May 2004
May 28, 2004

Show Organizers are ‘Facilitators of Dialogs’ Between Buyers and Sellers, Says Keynote Speaker at ECEF

Washington, DC - Sharing successful strategies was the agenda as 102 show organizers and 22 press and sponsors met May 27 in Washington, DC for the third annual Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF). Produced by Michael Hough and Sam Lippman, ECEF provides a plat…
May 19, 2004

GLM and Reed Nail Down Co-Location Agreement to Blend Gourmet Products with Hardware

White Plains, NY – Two of the nation’s largest show organizers announced that  two of their largest trade shows will co-locate in Las Vegas next year.
May 19, 2004

Hanley Wood Raises the Roof with Latest Acquisition

Washington, DC - Hanley Wood, a leading BtoB media company serving the residential construction market, acquired the National Roofing Contractors Association Annual Meeting & Trade Show on May 18th.
May 7, 2004

Farias Barlow Launches  Mexican Show Management Firm 

The entrepreneurial spirit  which drives Patricia Farias Barlow has opened another door for her --- a familiar door.   Farias Barlow, Executive VP of Expo Business Development for CIE in Mexico City, announced today that she will launch a new  show management firm on June 1 …
May 7, 2004

GES Strengthens Presence in Canada with Pro Show Acquisition

Las Vegas - GES Exposition Services today announced the acquisition of one of its strongest competitors in Canada, Pro Show Services, an Edmonton, AB-based convention services contractor.  The purchase price was not disclosed.
May 7, 2004

Manny Cortez to Retire from Las Vegas Bureau

Las Vegas - Manny Cortez, 65, President & CEO of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA), announced his intention to retire effective July 2. The LVCVA board of directors will meet Tuesday, May 11th to lay out the search plan for his successor. The high…
May 6, 2004

NAHB’s Board Reaffirms Decision to Pull Show from New Orleans

Washington, DC – On Saturday, May 1st, the Board of Directors of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) re-evaluated, then reaffirmed its plans to pull the International Builders Show out of New Orleans in 2013 and 2014.
May 2, 2004

The Great Call of China:  IAEM Signs Far-Reaching Agreement with Chinese Trade Agency

Washington, DC – The International Association for Exhibition Management (IAEM) signed an landmark agreement with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) on April 21st . Here‘s how the two groups will work together to increase trade between the two…
May 2, 2004

Expansion Begins on Cincinnati Convention Center

Cincinnati – After ten years of planning, the expansion  and renovation of the Cincinnati’s Convention Center began on April 27th with groundbreaking ceremonies.  The Cinergy Center, as it will be called, will offer 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space; over 10…
May 2, 2004

Anticipated Breach of Contract by Advanstar’s MAGIC Show Leads Sands Expo Center to File Lawsuit Request  for Preliminary Injunction Denied

Las Vegas - The newest battle looming in Las Vegas isn’t a highly publicized boxing match. At issue is a contractual dispute between The Interface Group - Nevada (owner of the Sands Expo & Convention Center and the Venetian Casino Resort), and MAGIC and its owner, Advans…