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  • Sally Shankland will step down as CEO of UBM Americas on June 30. UBM expects to announce an internal appointment before her departure.
  • After 28 years in the trade show industry, Shankland is leaving UBM to pursue an opportunity in a different industry….
  • Emerald Expositions takes home the TSE Grand Award for the Top Organizer of #Fastest50 Shows. Emerald had five shows on the Fastest 50.
  • BNP Media wins the TSE Rock Star Grand Award. Its ASSEMBLY Show finished in the top 3 for fastest-growing in attendance, exhibitors & nsf...
  • The verified attendance for the 2015 International CES was a record 176,676. The show also posted records for exhibitors and exhibit space.
  • The CEA also announced it will cap registration for the 2016 CES at 176,000 in order to ensure a “quality experience” for everyone....
  • The Phoenix Convention Center is now implementing ESCA’s Worker Identification System ID badges for its trade show labor force.
  • The WIS badge is now used at 13 U.S. convention venues and streamlines the verification and time-keeping processes for show labor....
  • The Marriott hotel at the Oakland Convention Center has been sold. The center and hotel have a combined 89,000 sf of event space.
  • The 489-room Marriott was renovated by CMI Group in 2011 and sold to the DiNapoli Group for an undisclosed price....
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Norwalk, CT – Reed Exhibitions has expanded its portfolio of jewelry shows by acquiring Jewelers International Showcase (JIS), which organizes a trio of events in Miami Beach catering to the Caribbean and Latin America markets. The JIS Events portfolio will become part of Reed’s JCK Events division with Jordan Tuchband, vice president of sales & operations at JIS, joining Reed with the new title of industry vice president for JIS Events. Show Producer Michael Breslow, who founded JIS, will act as a consultant to the new owners. The JIS shows generally make the short list of fasting-growing shows in the nation each year, according to Trade Show Executive's Fastest 50 directory. ...
Chicago, IL – The trade shows that grew faster than 99% of the trade shows held in the U.S. last year were saluted by the top-tier crowd at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, May 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. One of the fastest of the Fastest 50 was Emerald Expositions, which received the TSE Grand Award as the top show organizer by placing five events in the Fastest 50. Darrell Denny, Emerald’s executive vice president, was on hand to accept that award and the two others that followed that evening:  for the fastest-growing show in attendance in both percentage growth (65.3%) and sheer numbers (12,284). The ASSEMBLY Show put BNP Media Events in the spotlight as the recipient of the “Fastest 50 Rock Star Award.”  A surprised and exuberant eight members of the team came up on stage to accept the award, including CEO Tagg Henderson and Director of Trade Shows &  Conferences Scott Wolters.The top Fastest 50 show – New York National Deal Making -- grew 30 times faster than the average show in 2014 – an enviable accomplishment for Tim McGuinness and his team at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). ...
Oceanside CA - Violent storms, torrential rain and hail, and widespread flooding continue to haunt Texas from a brutal storm system that began to pound the region over the holiday weekend. The fact that these storms hit over a holiday weekend meant there were few major conventions and trade shows scheduled. ...
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Orlando, FL – Metropolitan Exposition Services says it will begin offering housing services through the Orlando firm Fan Experiences as part of Metro Expo’s “plan of strategic diversification.”  Metro Expo has been a general service contractor for the trade show industry since 2001. The company is also an organizer of consumer shows.  Its Outdoor Sports Group produces seven shows including the Chicago Outdoor Sports Show, the Chicagoland Gun Show  and the Comic Com Show in Long Beach. ...
London, UK – The British show organizer Tarsus Group plc expanded its U.S. medical portfolio by acquiring PAINWeek, an annual conference for pain medicine specialists.  Tarsus now holds 100% of PAINWeek, which takes place each September in Las Vegas and generates attendance from the neurology, endocrinology, cardiovascular and oncology specialties. The event, which was established seven years ago, was sold to Tarsus by Aventine Co., a medical communications firm. For the year ending December 2014, the assets subject to the transaction had an unaudited profit of approximately $1.0 mil before taxes. ...
Dallas, TX – Singapore’s Edward Liu, managing director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd, is the 2015 recipient of the IAEE International Excellence Award presented by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). The annual award recognizes an individual or organization that has made exceptional contributions to the international exhibitions industry. The award was presented to Liu at the May 21 IMEX Frankfurt awards dinner in Germany. ...
Norwalk, CT – Reed Exhibitions has promoted Germany- based Michael Köhler to vice president of Reed Exhibitions USA in time for the launch of two new industrial shows in the Midwest.  Köhler will join Reed’s U.S. division from Reed Exhibitions Deutschland where he was project manager for the ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE brands since 2008. His new responsibilities include the launches this Fall of ALUMINUM USA in Detroit and Insulation Expo (IEX) USA in Rosemont, IL. ...
London, UK – Sally Shankland, the recently appointed CEO of UBM Americas, will leave the company at the end of June to pursue another opportunity, the company announced today. Shankland’s replacement was not immediately named. The company said, however, that an “internal appointment” would be made before Shankland’s last day.  In the meantime, she will remain on the job, which includes a seat on the Executive Committee and the Advanstar Integration Committee. Shankland worked in the trade show industry for some 28 years and was named the first CEO of the newly formed UBM Americas division last Fall.  ...
Chicago, IL – The Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit is next week, and the deadline for reserving a room at the Hyatt Regency Chicago is passed, but there may be a few reservations available through TSE. This is TSE’s fifth annual celebration of the trade shows that made the greatest gains in exhibit space, exhibitors and attendance during the previous year. The Fastest 50 Summit portion of the event will cover new thinking about sales, research, international, and growing your attendees and exhibitor base — and F50 speakers will share their strategies in a variety of formats:  the Power Lunch  live interview, case studies, a Q&A session and even a Shark Tank. ...
Buck Hill Falls, PA – Convention Sales Professionals International (CSPI) has shifted its annual conference and general meeting to September from its traditional April time frame due to dates “too close for comfort” to Easter and Passover and other industry events. The annual conference now is set for September 9-10 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel in Washington, DC.  In announcing the new dates, CSPI President Stacey Knoppel said  that the group would temporarily take over daily management of the organization after its management contract with Princeton, NJ-based CMA expired. The group has issued an RFP for a professional management services/administrator. ...
Alexandria, VA – The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has named the five honorees who will be inducted into the prestigious CIC Hall of Leaders later this year. Patricia Farias Barlow, CEO of the Puerto Vallarta Convention Center in Mexico, was nominated by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. She will be inducted into the Hall of Leaders on October 13 in Las Vegas. ...
Santa Monica, CA – The Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) has extended its collaboration agreement with UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. The pact, first enacted six years ago, serves as a platform to provide practical assistance to companies wishing to do more business in North America and to allow American companies to leverage the power of the UFI network for their own international development. The two associations are planning to increase their formal activities including regular joint meetings of the SISO and UFI Executive committees plus closer collaboration on education and market research. ...
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