Industry News

Fern Launches New Attendee Health Testing and Screening Platform

Until a vaccine for COVID-19 becomes readily available, the viability of in-person events will hinge on the ability of trade show organizers to provide the self-assessment, testing and verification needed to ensure the safety of participants. That’s why marketing support and trade show services provider Fern and healthcare technology provider

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SISO Women’s SIG’s New Online Learning Series

ATLANTA — Among the largest 3,000 U.S. publicly traded companies, only about one in five board members are women, according to Equilar, which tracks corporate governance data. And nearly one in 10 boards have no women. SISO has stepped up to the proverbial plate to help its female members move

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Emerald Acquires Atlantic Bakery Expo

NEW YORK — Emerald has announced the acquisition of the Atlantic Bakery Expo, the largest bakery event in the Eastern United States, from the New York State Association of Manufacturing Retail Bakers and the New Jersey Bakers Board of Trade. The addition significantly broadens Emerald’s commercial portfolio of leading pizza

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Industry Reflections From the Pandemic Front Lines

Most of the coverage of COVID’s impact on the trade show and events industry has, understandably, focused on the tangible: statistics, sanitization protocols, and CDC regulations. But behind every canceled show and exhibitor put on hold are the emotional tales of real people. Some are struggling with small businesses on the brink. Some have gone into in full pivot mode. Others are leading the charge to promote the restarting of trade shows

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HOTEL/CONVENTION CENTER COMPLEXES

Convention centers can feature a variety of spatial offerings, from abundant halls and meeting spaces to smaller niche events and conferences to more quaint gathering spots for satellite meetings and events. While the accommodations can range from satisfying to luxurious, a key to the success of any event can be

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ZOOM: TSE’s Trade Show Calendar

Whether you need a quick reminder of shows on the horizon or are studying the market for potential partnerships, co-locations or acquisitions, here is a list of the most important trade shows scheduled for November 2020. Each show is listed by industry category and contains both a wide-angle and close-up

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Successful Adaptation of 2020 Atlanta Market

ATLANTA — The 2020 Atlanta Market, the first major market of the COVID-19 pandemic, was, by all accounts, an overwhelming success, all things considered. International Market Centers (IMC) reported a prosperous market with thoughtful buyers and buying, an environment deemed safe by attendees and organizers, and a shared goal of

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