Industry News

Last Call: Nominations Due for TSE Trailblazers Award

CHICAGO — Show organizers are facing a couple of deadlines before St. Patrick’s Day: Completing their March Madness brackets and nominating the best of their rising stars for Trade Show Executive’s first annual Trailblazers Awards. Friday, March 16 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Trailblazers Awards, which will be

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TSE Named Finalist for Business Publishing Awards

Chicago — Trade Show Executive (TSE) is a five-time finalist for the 2018 Azbee Awards of Excellence presented by the American Society of Business Editors (ASBE). The association announced in March that TSE had made the cut for five articles for this year’s Azbees, including two national awards and three regional honors. The

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Biennial Shows Contribute to UBM Revenue Growth

London — A timely show calendar helped UBM increase its overall revenues by 16.2% in 2017, it was announced Feb. 28. Annual income in 2017, presumably the final full year before UBM becomes part of Informa, rose to just over 1 billion pounds. The company’s adjusted operating profit totaled 294.2 million

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Reed Exhibitions Posts Overall Growth for 2017

London — According to recently released 2017 financial results, Reed Exhibitions posted a 6% revenue growth of $1.49 billion for the year, up 1% from $1.42 billion in 2016. Among all RELX business areas, growth in exhibitions was the second highest, while adjusted operating profit of $385 million (+2%) was

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Informa Exhibitions Sees Big Revenue Jump in 2017

London — Trade shows were a big hit for Informa last year as the company’s Informa Exhibitions division reported a huge 74.5% increase in revenues in 2017 compared to the previous year. The addition of Penton to the Informa portfolio was credited with giving a shot in the arm to Informa’s

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Marketplace Events Adds Montreal Home Shows

Montreal — It’s official: home show producer Marketplace Events has acquired the Montreal Home Expo and the Montreal Fall Home Expo. Marketplace CEO Tom Baugh, the subject of Trade Show Executive’s February “Power Lunch,” called the shows “excellent additions to our Canadian portfolio.” In order to ensure they continue to reflect

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Emerald Expositions Revenue and Income Rise in Q4

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — Recently released fourth quarter results from Emerald Expositions show a 3.6% increase in revenues to $31.5 million and net income that rose to $40.3 compared to a net loss of $24.2 million for Q4 of 2016 thanks to a $52.1 tax credit spurred by a

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Global Exhibitions Day set for June 6, 2018

Paris — June 6 is the big day for the trade show industry to band together for the third annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED), it was announced by UFI — the Global Association for the Exhibitions Industry. Global Exhibitions Day is when show organizers, associations and industry partners spread the word

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