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  • Messe Frankfurt acquired the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair. Messe has been with the shows since they launched in 2015.
  • JW Marriott will open the 4,000-room Drew Las Vegas in 2020 at the site of the stalled Fontainebleau hotel project on Las Vegas Blvd.
  • Denver OK’d contracts for a $233-million expansion featuring an 80,000-sf rooftop ballroom and terrace at the Colorado Convention Center.
  • The latest numbers rank NAMM’s 2018 show the largest in its 117-year history with more than 115,000 attendees and nearly 2,000 exhibitors.
  • The deadline for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers Awards has been extended to March 16. Got to TSE Events for info.
  • International Assoc. of Amusement Parks and Attractions President and CEO Paul Noland has resigned. CFO Hal McEvoy steps in temporarily.
  • The Aria Resort & Casino $170-million expansion in Las Vegas adds 200,000 sf of flex meeting space, raising total space to 500,000 sf.
  • Gary Musich announced his retirement as Vice President of Sales for Meet AC effective March 2 after 25 years representing Atlantic City.
  • The San Diego Convention Center named ON Site, a GES company, its exclusive sound and rigging vendor and preferred audio visual provider.
  • Board members of UK-based UBM have accepted an offer from Informa for a reported 3.8 billion pounds ($5.3 billion).
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February 2017
February 17, 2017

SmithBucklin Awarded Management Contract for Convention Industry Council

Washington – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has retained SmithBucklin to provide management services as the CIC expands its membership and educational offerings. SmithBucklin will provide a full range of services to CIC, including assisting with the move of CIC’s head…
February 17, 2017

Louisville Named 2020 Host for IAEE’s Expo! Expo!

Louisville, Ky. – The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) announced that Louisville will be the host city for the 2020 edition of Expo! Expo! It will be the first time that Louisville has hosted Expo! Expo!, the trade show industry gathering that bring…
February 17, 2017

AEM Partners with Louisville on Farm Machinery Show

Louisville, Ky. – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is working on a deal that would involve them in the management of the nation’s largest farm equipment show beginning next year. AEM President Dennis Slater was in Louisville February 15 for the opening of the…
February 16, 2017

TSE Releases 2017 Fastest 50 and Next 50 Rosters

The roster of the fastest-growing trade shows held in 2016 has been finalized and will be saluted this spring at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Chicago. A total of 87 exhibitions make up the Fastest 50 Class of 2017, which is comprised of th…
February 8, 2017

E3 to Open Entire Show to Public This Year

Los Angeles – The rapid evolution of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took another step with the announcement that the high-profile video game trade show would open its doors to the public. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) said February 7 it would sell 15,0…
February 7, 2017

Emerald Exploring New Home for Outdoor Retailer

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Emerald Expositions confirmed in February that Outdoor Retailer could be moved from Salt Lake City, and that show organizers were exploring their venue options. Emerald did not reveal any potential new homes for Outdoor Retailer that might be un…
February 7, 2017

Exhibitions Veteran Eric Lisman Joins Emerald as EVP

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Eric Lisman has been named Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Emerald Expositions, LLC and will take the lead in Emerald’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate business development activities.
February 7, 2017

Hyatt Regency Set to Open in Southern China

Xiamen, China -- The southern Chinese city of Xiamen now has a new Hyatt Regency hotel serving its convention center. It is the first Hyatt Regency in the city and is part of an extensive commercial development that also includes an office tower and retail space.
February 2, 2017

Raiders Las Vegas Stadium Deal in Jeopardy

Las Vegas -- The $1.9 billion plan to build a new football stadium in Las Vegas for the NFL’s current Oakland Raiders took a backward step this week when Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson said he was pulling out of the deal. Adelson had previously committed to providing $650 m…
February 2, 2017

New Event Consultants Offer Clients Lasting Impact

Fairfax, Va. – A team of exhibitions industry veterans joined by a professional educator have launched a consulting firm aimed at increasing the revenues and the knowledge base of trade show organizers. Event Advisory Group LLC (EAG) launched this Winter in suburban Washingt…