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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 8, 2019

TSE Named Finalist for Magazine of the Year Award

Trade Show Executive (TSE) is one of the honored finalists for the Magazine of the Year Award announced on March 7 by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). The prestigious award is one of four ASBPE “Azbee” awards for which TSE was named a finalist. I…
March 1, 2019

Fastest 50 Class of 2018 Unveiled

The new Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 list has now been unveiled and includes 90 exhibitions that posted the highest growth rates in three key metric categories last year. Shows ranging from established mega-events to feisty start-ups were ranked by their growth rate…
February 2019
February 28, 2019

Final Piece of 7-part CEIR ROI Playbook Series Released

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) just released the final piece of its 7-part ROI Playbook series, “Where Value and Metrics Vary by Event Size.” The 13-page report tackles the “bigger is better” myth, identifying competitive advantages for shows of all sizes…
February 28, 2019

Endeavor Business Media Acquired Multiple PennWell Events, Media Properties from Clarion Events

Endeavor Business Media acquired a number of the former PennWell events and media properties for the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities industries from Clarion Events. The deal featured six conferences and three trade shows, including…
February 22, 2019

Rochelle Richardson Resigned From LIGHTFAIR; Gold 100 Show Announced Location for 2020, 2021

After 12 years with LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), Rochelle Richardson resigned her position as Vice President and assumed the role of Senior Vice President of Expositions and Events at AVIXA™ where she will lead the strategy and operations for the annual North American Info…
February 22, 2019

Two Teamsters Arrested Following Firearms Theft During Move-Out of SHOT Show

Two Teamsters who work for Local 631 were arrested for a firearms theft that occurred during move-out of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) held Jan. 22-25 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), producer…
February 14, 2019

TV Show Host Partners with Marketplace Events

Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s long-running former show “Dirty Jobs” and CNN’s current show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” will partner with Marketplace Events to help promote its 60-plus shows. Marketplace Events, based in Solon, Ohio, produces 59 consumer home shows a …
February 14, 2019

Informa Sells UBM Life Sciences Media brands

A year after it acquired UBM Life Sciences media brands, Informa PLC has sold the assets to MJH Associates Inc. for just over $100 million and does not include the CBI events business. The deal will form a new business unit within MJH called MultiMedia Healthcare, LLC. With …
February 9, 2019

Once Competitors, Now Friends: Connections Housing Acquires Par Avion

Connections Housing announced this week that it has acquired Par Avion. Connections Housing serve many top trade shows, and manage more than 350 events each year.  The two women-owned companies have both been in business for 30-plus years.
February 9, 2019

After One-Year Hiatus, Former Gold 100 Show Set to Re-launch With Sold-Out Exhibit Space

After shuttering its 2018 National RV Trade Show, the RV Industry Association—a trade group for the $50 billion industry—reported it sold out space for the March 12-14 launch of its dealer-focused event called RVX: The RV Experience in Salt Lake City.