This Just In
  • 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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Industry News Archive

April 2010
April 21, 2010

Union Agreement Paves Way for New Boston Food and Beverage Provider

Boston, MA – A new labor agreement has been reached that will open the door for Levy Restaurants to take over as food and beverage provider at Boston’s two largest convention centers on June 1.
April 21, 2010

MPEA Recommends Scrapping McCormick Place’s FOCUS One

Chicago, IL – The interim board of directors of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) voted April 21 to recommend the elimination of FOCUS One, which would allow trade show organizers to seek outside bids for services currently provided by the facility’s entr…
April 21, 2010

India’s Expo Summit 2010 to Draw 300; Trade Show Executive is Media Sponsor

New Delhi, India – Trade Show Executive will be the media sponsor for Expo Summit 2010, an ambitious conference and exposition in New Delhi that is developing into an influential forum for India’s trade show industry.
April 20, 2010

Private Equity Firms More Cautious But Still Interested in Media Businesses

New York, NY – Investments in trade show companies by private equity (PE) firms plummeted last year as the economy swooned, but a spark of interest remains that can be fanned with the appropriate due-diligence preparation.
April 20, 2010

Europe Air Travel Restrictions Eased

Oceanside, CA – European officials eased air travel restrictions across most of the continent as of late April 20, opening the door for a resumption of travel that had been suspended for about a week due to huge clouds of ash generated by the erupting volcano in Iceland.
April 19, 2010

CEA to Establish ‘World Trade Center’ Brand in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) will strengthen its ties with its home away from home by establishing the World Trade Center Las Vegas brand in the city
April 19, 2010

Vote on Cost-Cutting Proposals for McCormick Place Rescheduled to April 21

Chicago, IL – An April 19 vote by the interim board of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) on proposals to reduce costs at McCormick Place was postponed at the last minute due to a sudden scheduling conflict with a member who had an emergency situation.
April 19, 2010

Trade Shows Forge Ahead as Volcano Snarls World Air Travel

Oceanside, CA – Empty booths and smaller crowds were found at exhibition halls across Europe while the erupting volcano in Iceland continued to disrupt air travel across the continent.
April 19, 2010

Former SHOT Show Manager Jim Buckley Joins I-X Center

Cleveland, OH – Jim Buckley, former show manager for the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show), joined the International Exposition (I-X) Center team this month as vice president of sales.
April 15, 2010

Busy Mexico Manufacturing Shows May Be Sign of U.S. Rebound

Mexico City, DF – Solid performances at two Spring manufacturing trade shows in Mexico are a welcome sign that for U.S. events, the days of “flat is the new up” could be coming to an end.