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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 2004
March 31, 2004

New York Hotel Association Supports Hike in Bed Tax to Fund Javits Expansion

New York - On March 23, the Board of Directors of the Hotel Association of New York City (HANYC) ratified the action of its Executive Committee for a special tax on hotel rooms.  
March 26, 2004

Revolutionary New Technology Product Goes Live this Week for NAB’s April Show; Seen as Next Generation of ROI Tools  

Washington, DC -The National Association of Broadcasters and ExpoExchange unveiled a new technology product this week that will revolutionize and streamline the way buyers and sellers meet and interact with each other before, during and after a trade show.
March 26, 2004

A Global First:   Singapore Implements New National Standards for Exhibitions;  Majority of Events Already in Compliance

Singapore - Following a two-year trial implementation and a two-month public review, Singapore has now officially implemented new national standards for audits and terminology for its flourishing exhibition industry. With 80% of its exhibition industry already in compliance,…
March 25, 2004

Behind the News:   Kemp Leaves a Legacy of Success and Survival at Penton

Cleveland - The eight years he spent  at Penton Media have been “the best of times, the worst of times” for Tom Kemp, Chairman & CEO. Kemp resigned on March 24. His departure is planned for later this year, to give a search committee time to find his replacement and to e…
March 24, 2004

New Seminars on Tapping Emerging Opportunities in China

Tucson, AZ – Steve Sind, President of Global Event Strategies, will present two seminars on emerging opportunities in the exhibition sector in China.  The events will be hosted by the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) and sponsored by Trade Show Executive …
March 24, 2004

Two Leading Photographic Companies Merge

Chicago – The two leading providers of photographic services to the trade show industry, Oscar & Associates, Inc. and Einzig Photographers, announced that they have merged. The new company is named Oscar/Einzig Photography. Beginning this week, Einzig’s New York facility…
March 24, 2004

New Seminars on Tapping Emerging  Opportunities in China

Tucson, AZ – Steve Sind, President of Global Event Strategies, will present two seminars on emerging opportunities in the exhibition sector in China.
March 24, 2004

dmg Acquires  Canadian Farm Equipment Show,  Racking up Third Acquisition This Year

Toronto - dmg world media has completed acquisition of the Canadian International Farm Equipment Show (CIFES) with its purchase of all shares of Dawn Morris Productions. When last held, CIFES spanned over 370,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
February 2004
February 1, 2004

United Business Media Acquires Tissue World

The publication and events will become part of CMP Asia, a UBM subsidiary based in Hong Kong, which produces other shows for the paper and related industries in Singapore and China.  CMP is one of the largest organizers of trade exhibitions in the region, with over 70 events…