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  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores OK’d a 3-year deal with CompuSystems for registration at their meeting and Total Store Expo.
  • Quebec-based ExpoPromotion has sold Montreal Home Expo and Montreal Fall Home Expo to Cleveland-based home show producer Marketplace Events.
  • Access Intelligence will launch Global Esports Business Summit for the esports industry Oct. 1-3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Renovation of the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center’s lobby, ballroom, and meeting space is scheduled for completion this summer.
  • UBM has acquired Grupo CanalEnergia, an organizer of events in the Brazilian renewable energy sector.
  • The grand opening of the new downtown Omni Louisville Hotel next to the Kentucky International Convention Center was March 6.
  • The grand opening of the Fairmont Austin was March 5. It has 140,000 sf of event space, and direct access to the Austin Convention Center.
  • A new Industry Insight Series Report from CEIR is a practical guide to integrating effective engagement tactics in exhibit booth design.
  • Freeman was named an approved partner for all Mobile World Congress events globally as part of a 3-year deal with event producer GSMA.
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CHICAGO — Show organizers can still nominate the best of their rising stars for Trade Show Executive’s first annual Trailblazers Awards. Friday, March 16 is the deadline for submitting nominations for the Trailblazers Awards, which will be presented to the most distinguished of the next generation of exhibition leaders at the upcoming TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit June 13-15 at the downtown Chicago Hyatt Regency. ...
Austin, Texas — In the wake of three recent package bomb explosions in Austin, organizers of the popular SXSW conference, film and music festival at the Austin Convention Center urged all attendees to be aware of their surroundings and follow law enforcement’s mantra, “If you see something, say something.” A press representative for SXSW, issued a statement to Trade Show Executive saying that “safety is and always has been a top priority for SXSW.” He also noted that “at this time, the Austin Police Department does not believe that the incidents are connected to the event, (but) the substantial security operation already in place for SXSW has been instructed to be extra vigilant.” ...
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Chicago — Trade Show Executive (TSE) is a five-time finalist for the 2018 Azbee Awards of Excellence presented by the American Society of Business Editors (ASBE). The association announced in March that TSE had made the cut for five articles for this year’s Azbees, including two national awards and three regional honors. “We are thrilled to have received this recognition by such a prestigious organization. Everyone on our staff works diligently to continue our long tradition of creating an award-winning magazine,” said TSE Publisher & Editor Gabrielle Weiss. ...
Rockville, Md. — A new conference aimed at the business end of the developing online gaming competitions known as esports will be launched in the fall by Access Intelligence. Esports Business Summit (EBS) debuts Oct. 1-3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The event targets executives of media companies, marketing firms and other companies looking to cash in on the boom in competitive online gaming. ...
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 anticipated once UBM joins the team in the Second Half of this year. “Our strategy for 2018 is growth continuation,” said Group Chief Executive Stephen Carter. ...
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 slight acceleration in revenue growth reflects our continued pursuit of organic growth opportunities, including launching 36 new events,” said RELX CEO Erik Engstrom. ...
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 million pounds ($411 million), a hefty 25.3% increase over 2016. “We delivered a strong financial performance in 2017,” CEO Tim Cobbold told analysts in London. ...
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 spread the word to the public and governments around the world about the impact that trade shows have on business and the overall economy. Participants include the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) in the U.S, which will hold its annual lobbying event in Washington, D.C., on June 5-6 to brief members of Congress and their staffs on issues affecting U.S. trade shows. ...
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, Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow in the fourth quarter of 2017,” said David Loechner, President and CEO of Emerald Expositions. ...
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 culture, Baugh added, “it is vital they be produced by our longstanding management partners at Expo Media in Montreal.” With this latest acquisition, Marketplace’s portfolio includes 63 events in 28 markets. ...
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 focus will be to help farmers realize what lies ahead for them, and the promise of new systems, technologies and alliances. “There aren’t any events that are really focused on helping farmers deal with some of the most pressing issues that lie ahead of them. That’s one of the things that intrigued us most about this opportunity,” said Britton Jones, Chairman & CEO of NXT Events Media Group. ...
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