Industry News

Industry Icon Sheldon Adelson Passes Away

LAS VEGAS — Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a giant in not just the casino industry but in the world of trade shows, has died at the age of 87. Adelson, the chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and a significant donor to the Republican Party, passed away from complications related

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Will COVID-19 Vaccines Be Necessary to Travel Again?

ATLANTA  — As we come up to nearly a year of living amidst a global pandemic, with countries beginning the arduous process of vaccinating their populations, trade show executives are ready to get their shows on the road again. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s preeminent immunologist and infectious disease expert,

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Anna Dycheva-Smirnova Named CEO, Reed Exhibitions UK

LONDON — Anna Dycheva-Smirnova has taken the helm of Reed Exhibitions UK, in addition to her role as CEO of Russia, Turkey, and the Middle East. She replaces Darren Johnson, who spent six years in that role. Dycheva-Smirnova joined the company as Deputy General Manager of Reed Exhibitions Russia in

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Emerald Acquires PlumRiver

NEW YORK — Emerald has acquired PlumRiver, a leading international provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology. PlumRiver’s Elastic Suite streamlines the wholesale buying process for both brands and retail buyers, creating a digital year-round transactional platform. “Over the course of 2020, we launched many digital product offerings focused on customer engagement,

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CES 2021 to Get Down With Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa and Ryan Seacrest

  ARLINGTON, VA – Nationally-syndicated on-air host and TV personality and producer Ryan Seacrest, Grammy award-winner Billie Eilish, and global superstar Dua Lipa will be rocking the first all-digital CES 2021, Jan. 11-14, 2021. These A-list celebrities will be part of an iHeartMedia conference session on how technology has enabled some

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ZOOM: TSE’s Trade Show April 2021 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 April 2021. Each show is listed by industry category and contains both a wide-angle and close-up

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Mid-Sized Convention Centers Continue Growth

Tier III convention centers, those with prime exhibit space ranging from 125,000 to 349,999 square feet (sf), play an important role in meeting the needs of trade show and event organizers throughout North America. Nearly one-third of all convention centers in the United States, Canada and México are Tier III

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Safety – Key to Reopening Trade Shows

Safety is a primal instinct, Rick Simon, Founder, United Services Companies, Trade Show Executive‘s Chairman, and GBAC Advisor said during a session he led as part of IAEE Expo! Expo! that focused on the importance of health and safety as the key to reopening trade shows. The Global Biorisk Advisory

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The Plusses and Minuses of Transitioning from Virtual to Hybrid

Expo! Expo!, held virtually for the first time December 8-10 by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), included several sessions on transitioning from this year’s virtual meetings to next year’s (hopefully) in-person/digital hybrid events. During one of these sessions, Jeff Youngs, VP of Events and Executive Producer at

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