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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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March 2018
March 8, 2018

Informa Exhibitions Sees Big Revenue Jump in 2017

London — Informa’s exhibitions division reported a huge 74.5% increase in revenues in 2017 compared to the previous year. The addition of Penton to the Informa portfolio was credited with giving a shot in the arm to Informa’s overall performance, and more big things are anti…
March 8, 2018

Reed Exhibitions Posts Overall Growth for 2017

London — Reed Exhibitions posted a 6% revenue growth of $1.49 billion for the year, up 1% from $1.42 billion in 2016. Among all RELX business areas, growth in exhibitions was the second highest, while adjusted operating profit of $385 million (+2%) was the lowest. “The sligh…
March 8, 2018

Biennial Shows Contribute to UBM Revenue Growth

London — A timely show calendar helped UBM increase its overall revenues by 16.2% in 2017. Annual income in 2017, presumably the final full year before UBM becomes part of Informa, rose to just over 1 billion pounds. The company’s adjusted operating profit totaled 294.2 mill…
March 5, 2018

Global Exhibitions Day set for June 6, 2018

Paris — On June 6 the trade show industry will band together for the third annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED), it was announced by UFI — the Global Association for the Exhibitions Industry. Global Exhibitions Day is when show organizers, associations and industry partners s…
March 5, 2018

Emerald Expositions Revenue and Income Rise in Q4

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — Recently released fourth quarter results from Emerald Expositions show a 3.6% increase in revenues to $31.5 million and net income that rose to $40.3 compared to a net loss of $24.2 million for Q4 of 2016. “We delivered solid growth in revenues,…
March 5, 2018

Marketplace Events Adds Montreal Home Shows

Montreal — Home show producer Marketplace Events has acquired the Montreal Home Expo and the Montreal Fall Home Expo. Marketplace CEO Tom Baugh called the shows “excellent additions to our Canadian portfolio.” In order to ensure they continue to reflect Quebec’s unique cultu…
March 2, 2018

Joint Venture Targets Agriculture Market

NORWALK, Ct. – NXT Events Media Group and Meister Media Worldwide have created Meister | NXT LLC, a joint venture that will launch new events for global agricultural markets. Its first event, Growing Innovations, will debut in November at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The…
March 2, 2018

Ungerboeck Providing New Event Management Solution for International Housewares Association

ST. LOUIS– Ungerboeck has been named the new event management solution for the International Housewares Association’s International Home + Housewares Show, one of the largest shows in the nation. Ungerboeck will operate the IHH show with a CRM designed specifically for selli…
March 1, 2018

Hotel Poaching Case Ruling Favors Exhibitions Industry

TUCKER, Ga. – A major ruling in a case about the trade show hotel business could help protect trade show organizers. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has awarded $750,000 in damages plus attorneys’ fees to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (U…
February 2018
February 23, 2018

Clarion Acquires Stake in Association Show

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. division of Clarion Events has acquired a stake in The NGA Show from its association owner. The new joint venture with the National Grocers Association (NGA) is the latest partnership between Clarion UX and an industry association. Clarion will brin…