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  • NFL approves Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas by 2020. Financing for new 65,000-seat stadium includes $750 million in public money backed b
  • Lippman Connects and AMR International are launching an industry conference on data strategy. Transform debuts July 20 in Washington.
  • Transform complements AMR’s Data and Digital Event Strategy in London. Speakers are from inside and outside the exhibitions industry.
  • Detroit’s Cobo Center receives ASTM Venue Standard recertification, having first received certification in 2015.
  • Host to this year’s Sustainable Brands Conference, Cobo Center was the 9th facility in 2015 to receive ASTM Venue Standard certification.
  • Convention Data Services broke ground on its new corporate headquarters in mid-March. The approximate 30,000-sf building opens in Q1 2018.
  • The new digs are next to the current CDS HQ in Bourne, Mass. The construction will accommodate the company’s growth and create new jobs.
  • China’s Shenyang New World EXPO opened March 1, hosting 2 exhibitions in its first month of operation, with a third to be held 23-25 March.
  • To date, the largest event was a dental equipment and oral health exhibition, open 16-19 March, which drew more than 39,000 attendees.
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March 2017
March 26, 2017

Gabrielle Weiss Named Publisher and Editor of Trade Show Executive

Chicago—Trade Show Executive (TSE) is extremely pleased to announce that Gabrielle “Gabi” Weiss has been appointed Publisher and Editor of Trade Show Executive. She succeeds former Publisher Darlene Gudea, who will remain TSE’s President. In this expanded role, Weiss will wo…
March 24, 2017

New Study Shows Sponsorship and Exhibit Space Sales Still on the Rise

Arlington, Va. – A new study released today at the Exhibit Sales Roundtable in Washington, D.C. indicates that sponsorship and exhibit space sales are still growing. In fact, the 2017 Benchmarks & Trends in Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales report reveals that 65% of organiz…
March 24, 2017

U.S. Senate Subcommittee Calls for Action to Address Hotel Booking Scams

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security this week took a significant step toward confronting the impact of online hotel booking scams on American consumers. According to the American Hotel & Lodg…
March 24, 2017

Cubs and Caray’s Highlight TSE Fastest 50 Week in Chicago

Chicago, IL – A perfect Chicago afternoon of baseball under the sun, followed by classic cuisine in the Loop, awaits the honorees at the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit this Spring. This can’t miss event features a packed agenda of education that wi…
March 22, 2017

Pat Dwyer Leaves SmithBucklin

Chicago – Pat Dwyer, Senior Manager, Event Services, for SmithBucklin, has left the association management company.  She has worked on the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE), a triennial trade show that consistently ranks on the TSE Gold 100, since 1997. Dwyer t…
March 22, 2017

Energy Storage Europe Sets New Record for Exhibitors, Attendees

Dusseldorf, Germany -- Energy Storage Europe, the world’s largest conference focused on energy storage, drew a record number of exhibitors and visitors to Dusseldorf, Germany this month. One of the trade show’s unique features is a broad range of storage technology represent…
March 16, 2017

GES Acquires Poken Show Management Platform

Las Vegas – GES has acquired Poken, the developers of a cloud-based show management platform that serves exhibitions around the world. “This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to being the preferred global live-events partner offering the most comprehensive breadth of t…
March 16, 2017

Diversified Communications Bringing Vinexpo to U.S.

New York – Diversified Communications has joined a transatlantic partnership that will bring Europe’s long-running wine exhibition, Vinexpo, to the U.S. next year. It will bring the well-established Vinexpo brand to the largest wine market in the world… show organizers expec…
March 16, 2017

Green Venue Report Opens 2017 Survey

Washington—The 2017 Green Venue Report survey has officially launched. The survey is used to gather data from convention and exhibition centers worldwide to create the Green Venue Report. The annual survey consists of 150 questions developed by an advisory board of sustainab…
March 16, 2017

Emerald Expositions Lands Fastest 50’s InterDrone

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – When Emerald paid BZ Media an undisclosed sum for InterDrone earlier this month they added a red-hot property that has landed on the Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 list in just its second year. Their September show was up 48.0% from its launch …