This Just In
  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
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Industry News Archive

June 2015
June 24, 2015

Exhibit Space Surges 6.5% in April

Oceanside, CA – The trade show industry continued to pick up steam in April with the average show growing 6.5% in exhibit space, 4.1% in the number of exhibiting companies and 4.5% in attendance, according to the latest Trade Show Executive (TSE) Dashboard of Monthly Trade S…
June 24, 2015

SISO Leadership Conference to Focus on NextGen Leaders

Santa Monica, CA – When the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) gathers for its annual Leadership Conference in Dallas in August, the spotlight will be on skills training for up-and-coming leaders in the industry as well as informational panel discussions about the…
June 22, 2015

Trade Press Media Group Elevates Todd Kotlarek

Milwaukee, WI – Todd Kotlarek, director of live events at Trade Press Media Group, has been promoted to the newly created position of group director, facilities market, and will remain in charge of the trade show portfolio at the Milwaukee company. He replaces the retiring B…
June 22, 2015

Trade Show Executive Unveils Gold 100 Class of 2014; Also Announces the Call for Entries for the Gold Grand Awards

Oceanside, CA – The roster of trade shows that make up this year’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 has been finalized, and all eyes are now on Santa Barbara, where the biggest and the best will be feted at the upcoming TSE Gold 100 Awards & Summit, September 30-Octob…
June 22, 2015

Reed Chairman Mike Rusbridge Retiring in December; Burchett to Take Charge

London, UK – Chet Burchett will take over the helm of Reed Exhibitions at the end of the year when Mike Rusbridge steps down as chairman of the world’s largest trade show organizer. Burchett was president of Reed Exhibitions Americas for 11 years, and last Fall was named CE…
June 19, 2015

Coming up Monday: TSE will Announce the GOLD 100 Class of 2014

On Monday, June 22, Trade Show Executive will announce the elite group of trade shows that will be celebrated this September as Gold 100 Honorees, as well as the categories for the Gold Grand Awards. Watch for the announcement in E-Clips Breaking News, Twitter and Facebook….…
June 19, 2015

Boston’s MCCA Names Fred Peterson Interim Executive Director

Boston, MA – Fred Peterson, director of facilities operations for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), was named interim executive director effective July 1. Peterson, who has been with the MCCA for 16 years, will take over the position being vacated by Jim …
June 19, 2015

Advisor Communications Joins Electric Bike Expo Development Team

Framingham, MA – Advisor Communications has joined the team organizing a series of road shows for electric bicycles that will take place next year. Advisor, a Massachusetts event development firm led by industry veteran Bill Sell, will be part of Extra Energy Services North …
June 19, 2015

Private Equity Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Argyle Executive Forum

New York, NY - The Wicks Group of Companies, a New York-based investment firm, has acquired a majority position in Argyle Executive Forum LLC, a provider of C-level executive events for Fortune 500 business leaders. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered …
June 16, 2015

Industry Executives Gather at 14th Annual ECEF

Washington, DC – More than 200 attendees gathered to discuss key issues facing the trade show industry at the Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) 2015, held on May 27 at the JW Marriott. This year’s event attracted 218 verified attendees, the largest number i…