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  • Freeman Vice Chair Carrie Freeman Parsons promoted to Chair replacing Don Freeman, who will become Chairman Emeritus in July.
  • Nominations for 2019 Trailblazers Opens for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers program which recognizes the industry’s up-and-comers.
  • Marketplace Events (MPE), producer of 66 consumer shows in North America, acquired the Arizona Bridal Shows from Townsquare Live Events LLC.
  • ASBPE names Trade Show Executive as finalist for Magazine of the Year. In addtion, TSE was named as a finalist for three regional awards.
  • Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
  • LVCVA selects Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate on the creation and operation of a high-speed, underground people mover.
  • MCI launched Investment & Management Partnership, which provides capital & management resources fueling growth of assoc. event portfolios.
  • TSE’s Fastest 50 Class of 2018 Unveiled! These top growth leaders will be celebrated June 18-20, 2019 at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City.
  • Endeavor Business Media acquired multiple PennWell events & media properties from Clarion. They included three trade shows.
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March 2019
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…
March 8, 2019

MCI Introduces Unique, New Investment & Management Partnership

To accelerate the growth of U.S. association event portfolios, MCI has introduced a new Investment & Management Partnership which combines capital and management resources, providing a combination of financial, strategic planning and event management expertise. This init…
March 8, 2019

Las Vegas Considers a High-speed, Underground People Mover

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) selected Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to collaborate with them on the design, construction and operation of the people mover. The high-speed, electric, underground people mover to major destinations in Las Vegas, incl…
March 8, 2019

Reed Exhibitions Acquires India BIG7

Reed Exhibitions continues to grow its global gift shows portfolio, acquiring India BIG7, India’s largest trade event for gifts, stationery, writing instruments, office supplies, gadgets, houseware, kitchenware and home décor. Now in its 27th year, this year’s India BIG7 wil…
March 8, 2019

Informa Exhibitions Puts on the Pounds as Revenues Spike 6.7%

Informa Exhibitions reported a 6.7% jump in underlying revenues for 2018 even as it absorbed the blockbuster acquisition of UBM during the second half of the year. Their Accelerated Integration Plan, a two-phase strategy completed in November, aimed at integrating UBM into I…