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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. The deal will form a new business unit within MJH called MultiMedia Healthcare, LLC. The transaction does not include the CBI events business, which has

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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 is the largest producer of business-to-consumer home shows in North America. As part of the three-year partnership, Rowe

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Once Competitors, Now Friends: Connections Housing Acquires Par Avion

Connections Housing announced this week that it has acquired Par Avion. The two women-owned companies, which have both been in business for 30-plus years, say the acquisition will help them execute superior and seamless events. Connections Housing, with offices in Las Vegas and Atlanta, is a full-service sourcing, housing and

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Diversified Communications Promotes Mary Larkin

She started working with Diversified Communications more than 23 years ago as a salesperson. Now, Mary Larkin is president of the company’s U.S. operating division. Larkin’s promotion to President of Diversified Communications’ U.S. Operating Division was announced Feb. 6 by President & CEO Theodore “Ted” Wirth. Larkin had been working

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AEG Facilities and SMG Merge, Form New Global Company

A major merger announced Thursday will create a giant, new global facility management and venue services company. AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of AEG, and SMG, an Onex (ONEX) portfolio company, have agreed to merge and form a new standalone company, ASM Global (“ASM”). ASM Global will operate more

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Feathr, Trade Show Ready Announce Partnership

After working together for two years, Feathr and Trade Show Ready made their partnership formal this week. Feathr, a technology that makes it easy to generate a personalized digital media kit for each exhibitor, and Trade Show Ready, a team that specializes in engaging exhibitors, already share many clients. Among

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MHI Brings in Show Veteran Daniel McKinnon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The association that runs two key trade shows in the supply-chain industry brought in veteran exhibitions executive Daniel McKinnon to take over the portfolio later this year. McKinnon left a top job at Freeman in January to join MHI as Executive Vice President of Exhibitions and Events

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TSE Dashboard: November Numbers Up Slightly

The Trade Show Executive (TSE) Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics for November showed exhibit space jumped 1.4%, exhibitors rose 0.3%, and attendance was up 0.2%. While the numbers weren’t as robust as October’s, they still mark an uptick in a slow-starting quarter. November 2018 had 22 shows – 8 larger than 100,000 nsf,

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