Industry News

Britain’s NEC Acquired by Clarion Equity Partner

LONDON – Blackstone has made another move in the exhibitions industry with its acquisition of Britain’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Group, the operators of four convention centers and other public venues in the United Kingdom. The October transaction was Blackstone’s fourth acquisition in the trade show sector in three years. The

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Access Intelligence Acquires P3C Media, Expands Footprint

Access Intelligence acquired P3C Media, the owner of the Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo, in a bet on continued growth in that part of the event market. For Rockville, Md.-based Access Intelligence, the purchase allows it to add a portfolio of events to its related operations to take advantage of

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August Exhibit Space Inches Up

More shows, more exhibit space, and more people. That’s what August’s numbers showed in the Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics report. August notched a 0.5% increase in exhibitor space, a sharp contrast from the 3.6% drop in August 2017. Also, there were 20 August shows this year, compared

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HKTDC Earns Two Awards for Fashion Hong Kong

ATLANTA — The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) picked up two awards during the International Economic Development Council conference in Atlanta in recognition of its work with the Fashion Hong Kong campaign at New York Fashion Week. HKTDC won the Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the Special

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Top Shows of 2017 Honored at TSE Gold 100

DANA POINT, Calif. – CES and CONEXPO/CON-AGG were three-time honorees at tonight’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards Gala in California. The two mega-shows were among a blue-ribbon roster of recipients of the Grand Awards saluting the largest and most accomplished trade shows of 2017. The honorees were announced

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Private Organizer Acquires National Restaurant Association Show

CHICAGO – The landmark National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show was acquired by Winsight LLC, a private event organizer and high-profile B2B publisher in the food and restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association (NRA) staff that has been running the show since its launch nearly 100 years ago, will join Winsight,

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Informa, FFANY, Meet with Stakeholders on Shoe Show Calendar

NEW YORK – Two of the leading footwear trade shows will bump heads next winter when they take place on the same dates. That prompted the organizers to call for a sit-down meeting in October to map out a path for a smoother future. Representatives of Informa Exhibitions and the Fashion

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Keep an Eye on TSE’s Inaugural ‘Women to Watch’ List

CHICAGO – Six rising stars in the trade show industry were named honorees on the first annual Trade Show Executive (TSE) Women to Watch list and will be saluted at this Fall’s TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit. The half-dozen names, along with three runners up, were selected from a

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ITE Strikes Partnership with Learnit Conference

LONDON – ITE Group plc, the new owners of the education-technology trade show Bett, formed an attendee-sharing partnership with the Learnit conference, which will run in London during the same week as Bett next year. The agreement means that some of the 35,000 or so attendees expected for Bett at

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