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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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Industry News Archive

November 2018
November 25, 2018

TSE Quarterly Highlights

The industry’s Big Three players — Informa, Reed and Emerald — have released their Third Quarter earnings. In case you missed it, get all the key details in TSE’s business roundup.
November 25, 2018

Reed Postpones Agenda Winter Long Beach to Focus on Reimagined Summer Edition

Reed Exhibitions called off the upcoming Agenda Winter Long Beach less than two months before its run date, saying it planned to increase its focus on the summer edition of the semi-annual Southern California apparel show and its reimagined consumer-festival component. Agend…
November 18, 2018

Messe Dusseldorf Sets Records at MEDICA, ProWine China

Messe Dusseldorf reported impressive growth in attendance and exhibitors at its Nov. 12-15 MEDICA 2018 in Germany, and in Shanghai as well at ProWine China, held Nov. 13-15 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The final exhibit-space totals were still being tabulat…
November 18, 2018

TSE’s 9 Key Takeaways From UFI Global Congress Sessions

UFI’s Global Congress provided reams of solid information about the state and future of the exhibition industry. Trade Show Executive put together a sampling of the best quotes, trends and stats we saw and heard at the multiple sessions conducted throughout the four-day even…
November 18, 2018

NAPCO Media Acquires Full Ownership of Printing Summits

NAPCO acquired full ownership of Inkjet Summit and Digital Packaging Summit from nGage Events and also picked up the nGage executive, Dave Pesko, who had been handling operations and marketing for the conferences as part of the deal. Dave Pesko joined NAPCO as Executive Vice…
November 9, 2018

Numbers Show a September Slump

The Trade Show Executive Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metrics reported drops of 2.9% in exhibit space compared to September 2017. The decreases were higher in exhibitors and attendance numbers, which slumped by 3.5% and 3.8% respectively. These across-the-board declines w…
November 9, 2018

China Opens New Front in Trade War with Exhibition for Importers

A massive new trade show, The China International Import Expo (CIIE) kicked off Nov. 5-10 in Shanghai as a showcase for overseas importers looking for opportunities in the Chinese market. The show, which features sellers of a wide range of imported goods and services, was de…
November 9, 2018

ReedPOP’s Youth-Oriented ComplexCon Gains Traction

The third annual ComplexCon filled the Long Beach Convention Center with “street” music, art and fashion, all of which were aimed at capturing the attention of the teenagers and young adults who made up the bulk of the attendees. The show attracted 60,000 visitors with its a…
November 2, 2018

Macgregor Communications Acquires Canadian Telecom Summit

Macgregor Communications has acquired the Canadian Telecom Summit from GST Conferences. The event serves the telecom and IT industry and fits with Macgregor’s IT Tech conference brand.
November 2, 2018

JEGI Sees Brisk Trade Show M&A Activity Through Year End

JEGI’s latest look at Third Quarter (Q3) M&A activity in the media, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, which includes exhibitions and conferences, pegged overall activity at nearly 1,500 transactions worldwide with a value $221.5 billion,…