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  • 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.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
  • Reed Exhibitions acquires India BIG7 one of India’s largest trade events for gifts, office supplies, and home décor categories.
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March 2006
March 7, 2006

AMA Conference Chair Urges Event Marketers  to Get More Strategic

Chicago, IL - U.S. businesses spend $15 billion annually on proprietary corporate events and another $21 billion on trade show marketing, according to Ruth Stevens, president of eMarketing Strategy and author of Trade Show and Event Marketing
March 6, 2006

Early 2006 Spending on Marketing Will Be Timid, Says Blackfriars Index

Maynard, MA – Total marketing spend for the year is forecasted to reach $1.047 trillion, matching the combined spending for financial services and insurance for the same period, according to Marketing 2006, compiled by Blackfriars Communications, Inc.
March 5, 2006

Landing the Super Bowl:  It’s All About 'The Show'

Detroit - Making presentations is a way of life for trade show managers, CVBs and other industry executives. But trotting out the old Power Point charts and graphs might not always give you the edge you need to sell your show, your services or your city. Just ask Detroit.
February 2006
February 27, 2006

Rappaport Moves Up the Ladder to Exec VP of Sales for Freeman

Las Vegas, NV - Barry Rappaport has been promoted to executive vice president of sales for Freeman’s exposition services division. 
February 26, 2006

Peter Lombardi Retires from Rosemont CVB; Grant Bailey Named Acting Executive  Director

Rosemont, IL – Peter Lombardi, executive director of the Rosemont Convention Bureau for the past 21 years, has retired. Grant Bailey, Assistant Executive Director of Sales/Marketing for the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center in Rosemont,   is moving over to …
February 24, 2006

Oppenheim to Succeed Beckelman at Reno-Sparks CVA

Reno, NV - Ellen Oppenheim will head up  the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) as  president/CEO.
February 15, 2006

New Orleans is  Open for Business:  Gift & Jewelry Show is the First to Return to the Morial Convention Center

New Orleans - A portion of the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans reopened in February, almost six weeks ahead of the projected April 1 target date.
February 8, 2006

Tim Roby to Head Up the Chicago 
Convention & Tourism Bureau

Chicago - The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB) has tapped an executive with a strong sales and marketing background in the hotel sector to be its new President.
February 3, 2006

LRP Publications Acquires HRO World Conferences and Expositions

Palm Beach Gardens, FL -In order to broaden its reach into the human resources community, LRP Publications acquired HRO World Conferences and Expositions from Unicomm LLC and Outsourcing Today LLC last week.
January 2006
January 29, 2006

American Beverage Association Buys Back InterBev

Washington, DC - In a bid to expand the reach of beverage trade show InterBev, the American Beverage Association (ABA) reacquired the show from Reed Exhibitions, Norwalk, CT.