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  • 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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November 2018
November 2, 2018

Acquisition Gives PSAV an Established AV Foothold in Canada

The audio-visual (AV) provider PSAV moved into the Canadian market in October by acquiring FMAV, a venerable Toronto company that has provided AV and other event production services in seven major Canadian cities over the past 40 years.
November 2, 2018

Emerald President & CEO David Loechner to Retire

Emerald Expositions President and CEO David Loechner will retire Nov. 8. He will assist in the transition as CFO Phil Evans takes over as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is named.
October 2018
October 31, 2018

Flipping the Model: An Inside Look at the Collision Conference, One of the Hottest Tech Events in North America

TSE's Show Manager's Playbook:Does the Collision Conference offer a peek into what the future of trade shows might look like for Millennials or even new Gen Z-ers entering the workforce? Event founder Paddy Cosgrave hopes so.
October 25, 2018

Aventri Acquires ITN International

Event management software (EMS) company Aventri has acquired ITN International and its entire global team. It’s the fourth acquisition in the past three years for Connecticut-based Aventri, the industry’s leading EMS company. Aventri, formerly etouches, was acquired in 2017 …
October 25, 2018

Record Exhibit Space and Attendance at NACS Show

Organizers at NACS told TSE that keen interest in new products and equipment within the industry has gained momentum as consumers look for more efficiency and offerings at the corner market or freeway gas station. The aisles featured 182 first-time sellers. The turnout of ro…
October 25, 2018

IAEE Partners on New Outreach to MICE Professionals

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) teamed up with Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) to launch a joint venture that will provide professional resources for industry professionals in eme…
October 19, 2018

Nominations Open for TSE Fastest 50!

The nomination period is open for the shows that will make up the next Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Class of 2018. Show managers have until Dec. 31 to tell TSE about the events that produced robust percentage growth in exhibit space, number of exhibitors, and attend…
October 19, 2018

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 re…
October 19, 2018

Britain’s NEC Acquired by Clarion Equity Partner

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 NEC deal adds a portfolio of venues grouped toge…
October 12, 2018

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…