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  • The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) relaunched its Worth Meeting About campaign to highlight the value of face-to-face meetings.
  • The campaign will crowdsource stories & testimonials on social media to develop a set of case studies and to create an online conversation.
  • Cobo Center will host the North American International Auto Show through 2025, after the show signed a new 8-year deal with Cobo in July.
  • SMG, which manages Cobo, signed its first agreement with the auto show in 2012. The NAIAS annually draws more than 800,000 attendees.
  • Effective Aug 1, 2017, the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) will transition to ESCA's Worker Identification System (WIS) Badge.
  • The change takes full effect in Jan 1, 2018. Show workers will be required to carry a WIS badge or the credential issued by the SDCC.
  • The Consumer Technology Association, organizers of the annual CES show, was named one of Washington’s Top Workplaces by the Washington Post.
  • The CTA has made the prestigious list for four consecutive years. The rankings are based on employee responses about workplace culture.
  • Comexposium has launched a joint venture with Indonesia’s Amara Group. The partnership includes running the GIIAS auto show in Jakarta.
  • The partnership plans to increase international attendance at GIIAS and launch a new expo for Indonesia’s bus-and-truck market.

Editorial & Design Awards

Since its launch, Trade Show Executive has received numerous awards for writing and design from leading associations and peers in the publishing field. We are honored by this recognition, and are inspired even more to continue this tradition of editorial excellence. Below is a partial list of honors received to date:

2013

  • ASBPE Gold Award for Editorial Excellence – Special Supplement (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s Registration Guide – Going Mobile
  • ASBPE Gold Award for Editorial Excellence – Annual Buyer’s Guide (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s World Top Convention Centers
  • ASBPE Silver Award for Graphics – Special Supplement (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s World Top Convention Centers
  • ASBPE Bronze Award for Graphics – Opening Spread (National): Tech Trek
  • ASBPE Bronze Award for Editorial Excellence – Special Supplement (National):
    Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100

2012

  • APEX Award for Regular Departments & Columns: Trending & Spending
  • APEX Award for Green Newsletters: Trade Show Executive’s EcoAlert
  • APEX Award for Special Purpose Writing: Compensation Report – What’s in Your Wallet?
  • ASBPE Gold Award for Editorial Excellence – Original Research (Regional):
    Compensation Report – What’s in Your Wallet

2008

  • APEX Award for Most Improved Magazine
  • APEX Award for Writing: Trade Show Executive’s Compensation Report
  • APEX Award for Best Interview & Personal Profile: Tribute to Robert Krakoff
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Buyers Be Where? Feature

2007

  • APEX Award for Writing: Sharpen Your Pencils – Trade Show Executive’s Budget Guide
  • APEX Award for Best Overall Issue: Trade Show Executive
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: How to Extend the Life Cycle of Your Trade Show
  • APEX Award for Cover Design: Trade Show Executive
  • APEX Award for Design: The COMDEX Team – Where are they Now?

2006

  • APEX Award for Most Improved Magazine
  • APEX Award for Best Redesign: World’s Top Convention Centers Directory
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Seducing the Search Engines
  • APEX Award for Feature Writing: Time to Crunch the Numbers
  • APEX Award for News Writing: Hurricane Report – Trade Shows Fight Back

2005

  • APEX Award for Feature Writing: Trade Show Executive’s Innovation Awards
  • APEX Award for Cover Design: Trade Show Executive’s Tech Trek
  • APEX Award for Magazine Design & Layout: Dig This!
  • APEX Award for Columns & Editorials: Trending & Spending Column
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Global Best Practices

2004

  • APEX Grand Award for Design & Illustration
  • APEX Award for Most Improved Magazine
  • APEX Award for Feature Series Writing: Trade Show Executive’s Roundtable
  • APEX Award for How-to Writing: Built to Last
  • ASBPE Silver Award for Editorial Excellence (Regional): Trade Show Executive’s Roundtable