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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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June 2018
June 20, 2018

Partnership to Boost Italian Jewelry at Emerald Events

Italian Exposition Group (IEG) and Emerald Expositions have partnered to bolster the presence of Italian jewelry manufacturers in the U.S. at Emerald’s events, including the Couture show and the recently launched Premier show, both of which take place in Las Vegas. The move …
June 20, 2018

Endeavor Business Media Acquires Hosted Buyer Events

Endeavor Business Media has acquired nine hosted buyer events, which serve the Transit Bus, School Bus, Trucking, Parks & Recreation, Fire Chiefs, Waste Haulers, Public Works and Jewelers industries, from Gallo Business Media. Established late last year, Endeavor was set…
June 17, 2018

UBM Officially to Fly Under Informa Banner

The deal is officially done! The combination of UBM and Informa has created the world’s largest B2B exhibitions and trade show organizer. It’s been reported that UBM shareholders will get 1.083 Informa shares plus 163.00 pence or approximately $2.20 in cash under the deal.  …
June 17, 2018

Bright Spots Shine Through in April’s Trade Show Dashboard

Overall, the Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics showed a 1 percent dip in exhibitors and 0.9 percent decline in attendance in April 2018. Exhibit space eeked up 0.8 percent. By comparison, April 2017 tallied a 0.7 percent increase in exhibitors, a 2…
June 15, 2018

UBM Expands Healthcare Portfolio in Latin America

UBM further expanded its healthcare events portfolio while increasing its presence in the Latin American healthcare sector with the recent purchase of Mexico-based ExpoMed and Brazil-based Live Healthcare Exhibitions. “The UBM Americas business continues to pursue acquisitio…
June 15, 2018

Marketplace Events Expands Northern Foothold

Marketplace Events, which operates in 32 markets across the U.S., just expanded its portfolio for the fourth time this year by acquiring the Minnesota Home & Patio Show from Minneapolis-St. Paul-based Cenaiko Productions. Prior to the purchase, Marketplace already operat…
June 14, 2018

TSE Touts Fast Growing Trade Shows at Fastest 50 Awards & Summit

Industry insiders gathered in Chicago June 13-15 for Trade Show Executive’s annual Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, which recognizes the fastest-growing trade shows in the country during the past year. This year’s award winners represented a broad spectrum of sectors, from co…
June 8, 2018

UFI Bringing Sustainability Forum to Orlando

Industry professionals will converge on Orlando, Fla., where UFI is set to host its 8th Educational Forum on Sustainable Development, the first time it’s being held in North America. Scheduled for Aug. 6-7, the one-and-a-half-day event will take place at the Orange County Co…
June 8, 2018

Industry Leaders Reveal Trade Secrets at ECEF 2018

More than 200 industry executives gathered to discuss the key issues facing the trade show industry at the 17th annual Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) held May 29-30 at the JW Marriott. ECEF is a one-day event for C-level executives who work for associati…
June 1, 2018

Caribou Media Group Acquires BLADE Events

Caribou Media Group, owner of various gun industry publications such as Gun Digest, has entered the knife realm with its acquisition of BLADE magazine and two related events — BLADE Show and BLADE Show West — from F+W Media. The BLADE Show is held annually at the Cobb Galler…