This Just In
  • Informa has reportedly struck a deal to acquire UBM for about $5.2 billion. Informa has until Feb. 13 to produce the formal offer.
  • Visit Indy says Indianapolis will not expand the Indiana Convention Center but will pursue plans for a new hotel with a ballroom next door.
  • The RV Industry Association has pulled the plug on the National RV Trade Show and will launch a new event with a refined focus in 2019.
  • Organizers of the Fresno Food Expo renewed their registration contract with CompuSystems for the July event.
  • Hannover Fairs USA will launch the DOMOTEX USA floor-coverings show Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
  • RSAV has acquired Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove, Inc, expanding PSAV’s presence in the trade show industry. The power outage that disrupted CES
  • Groundbreaking for Phase II of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion took place Jan. 8, adding about 1.4 million square feet by 2021.
  • CES set a new show record of 2.75 million nsf of exhibit space when it opened Jan. 9, topping the 2017 record
  • Visit KC is looking for a new President and CEO because Ronnie Burt will step down Jan. 31 after settlement of a lawsuit.
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May 2016
May 19, 2016

Ungerboeck Software Promotes Chandak to President & CEO

St. Louis, MO – Ungerboeck Software International promoted Chief Technology Officer Manish Chandak to President and CEO of the company.  Chandak replaced Krister Ungerboeck, who was named President and CEO in 2009 and remains on the executive board of the family-owned event-…
May 16, 2016

New Trade Show Capitalizes on Changing Dynamics of Auto Industry

Los Angeles, CA – A new trade show borne out of the sold-out Los Angeles Auto Show will blend the lines between the automotive and technology sectors, and will cater to the high-end audience of executives already in town.  Named AutoMobility LA, the day-long trade show will …
May 16, 2016

Exhibit Space Grows 1.2%, but Attendance Falters at March Trade Shows, TSE Dashboard Reveals

Oceanside, CA – March pretty much reflected the usual pattern of growth for trade shows in recent years, including a 1.2% increase in exhibit space and a modest 0.4% bump in exhibitors, according to Trade Show Executive’s latest Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics. But w…
May 13, 2016

Mark Shashoua Returning to ITE Group as CEO in the Fall

London, UK – Britain’s ITE Group named Mark Shashoua, one of the company’s founders in the 1990s and its former managing director, to succeed CEO Russell Taylor, who will be stepping down at the end of the Summer. Shashoua will be leaving his position as CEO of i2i Events Gr…
May 13, 2016

ReedPOP to Launch ComplexCon

Long Beach, CA – ReedPop will launch a public festival and exhibition featuring everything on the cutting edge of pop culture this Fall in the Los Angeles market.  ComplexCon debuts November 5-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center. The event will showcase “the creator class”…
May 13, 2016

China’s New Shenzhen Convention Center Planned to be the World’s Largest

Shenzhen, China – The contract to develop a master plan for the planned Shenzhen International Convention & Exhibition Center (SZICEC) has been awarded to Germany’s jwc GmbH. The riverfront SZICEC, which is slated to break ground in September in the city’s Airport New To…
May 13, 2016

Got a Burning Issue? Want to Hear the Opinions of Experts? TSE Urges Readers to Submit Questions for Fastest 50 Session on ‘What’s Trending?’

Oceanside, CA – Help douse the flames of burning issues by submitting questions to a panel of experts in the “What’s Trending?” session at the May 25-27 Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Las Vegas. Your queries about key issues affecting trade shows, con…
May 6, 2016

Freeman XP Acquires Exhibit Surveys

Dallas, TX – Freeman has acquired the exposition industry’s leading market research and consulting firm, Exhibit Surveys, Inc.   The acquisition expands Freeman’s scope and depth as a full-service face-to-face marketing solutions provider worldwide. The move also supports th…
May 6, 2016

TSE Fastest 50 Awards Features Fast Shows, Fast Sessions and Fast Cars

Oceanside, CA – Comic-Con International is one of the most visible events of the year, and attendees at this Spring’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit will get a rare opportunity to hear from the show’s organizer, David Glanzer, Chief Communications …
May 6, 2016

ExpoDevCo and PBM Launch New Show for the US Furniture Industry

Atlanta, GA – Exposition Development Company, Inc. (ExpoDevCo) is teaming up with Progressive Business Media to launch a trade show for the US furniture industry next year.  Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE) will debut at the Georgia World Congress Center…