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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September 2017
September 29, 2017

Gold 100 Grand Awards Presented to Biggest and Best Trade Shows of 2016

Half Moon Bay, Calif. — The Grand Awards presentations on Sept. 28 capped another memorable Gold 100 at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay outside San Francisco. David Loechner, President and CEO of Emerald Expositions, made history when he received Trade Show Executive’s first …
September 29, 2017

Certified Statistics Bolster Ranks of UFI Approved Events

European trade shows increasingly are taking part in a program that uses certified statistics from trade shows for an annual report of data used to identify trends in regional and global markets. The latest edition of the Euro Fair Statistics report, published annually by UF…
September 20, 2017

TSE’s 8 Key Takeaways from CEIR Predict

Didn’t get to attend CEIR Predict this year? Lost your notes? That’s OK because we’ve got you covered. From living in a digital world to avoiding analytic failures, TSE covers the eight top takeaways from this year’s event. Don’t forget to read our recap story of the entire …
September 20, 2017

Informa Launches B2B Marketing Services Business Informa Engage

The global exhibitions and events company Informa recently launched a product called Informa Engage. In addition to providing sophisticated data and content marketing expertise, it targets audiences of specialists and offers in-depth knowledge of vertical markets that helps …
September 20, 2017

Finalists for the Gold 100 Awards Announced

At the Gold 100, attendees will find a packed schedule of educational sessions, networking events and of course the highly anticipated award ceremony that salutes the leaders of the largest trade shows in the U.S. for their accomplishments. Among all the finalists for this y…
September 20, 2017

Mexico City-based AMEREF OK, Some Venues Slightly Damaged, after Massive Earthquake Strikes Tuesday

A major earthquake registering a preliminary 7.1 rocked Mexico City early Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread damage to structures and injuring or killing an as-yet-unknown number of people. Leopoldo Farías Barlow, Executive Director of the Mexico City-based trade show and…
September 11, 2017

Greg Topalian Promoted to CEO of Clarion UX and LeftField Media, LLC

Events industry veteran Greg Topalian was recently appointed CEO of U.K.-based Clarion UX and Connecticut-based LeftField Media, LLC. During his more than two decades in the industry, Topalian has developed a reputation for his dynamic and people-oriented approach. Some of t…
September 11, 2017

Show Cancellations, Postponements Continue in Southeast

Hurricane Irma battered the Southeastern U.S. over the weekend while the Houston area continued its mop-up efforts from Hurricane Harvey. And Hurricane Jose still lurks in the wings, though it was downgraded to Category 2. That leaves the region to clean up and ramp up plans…
September 7, 2017

Trade Shows Brace as Hurricane Threatens Southeast

Orlando, Fla. —  The Miami area is positioned to take a hard punch from Irma. Convention centers in Miami and Fort Lauderdale were buttoning up in anticipation of Hurricane Irma’s expected landfall on Sept. 10. As of Sept. 7, Irma is a Category 5 hurricane that's expected to…
September 7, 2017

Gudea, McCurdy and Tanel Among IAEE’s 2017 Award Winners

Dallas — Trade Show Executive’s Darlene Gudea and longtime show organizers Charlie McCurdy and Megan Tanel topped the distinguished team of honorees for the 2017 individual awards presented by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). They will be recog…