This Just In
  • The deadline for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers Awards has been extended to March 16. Got to TSE Events for info.
  • MAD Event Management to create a Shanghai show with Shanghai Exhibition Co. Ltd., and run the UAS for Disaster Response Conference in April.
  • The SHOT Show will remain at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas through 2027. The event has been at the venue for nine years.
  • SMG/Cobo Center in Detroit redesigned its exhibitor and services online system to simplify ordering for in-house and vendor event services.
  • A small fire in a booth at the counterculture Champs Trade Show Feb. 20 forced the temporary evacuation of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • The L.A. Convention Center is growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers on its rooftop. The 9,500-sf garden includes a row of orange trees.
  • GES launched its Measurement & Insight platform to analyze brand impact, customer retention and other metrics beyond orders booked and ROI.
  • After two decades helming AIME, Reed Exhibitions is relinquishing control of the event to Austrialian-owned Talk2 Media & Events for 2019.
  • Messe Frankfurt acquired the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair. Messe has been with the shows since they launched in 2015.
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March 2005
March 1, 2005

Irene Sperling Promoted to VP/Associate Publisher of Trade Show Executive magazine

Torrance, CA -  Irene Sperling has been promoted to VP & Associate Publisher of Trade Show Executive magazine, announced Darlene Gudea, Publisher & Editor.
February 2005
February 17, 2005

JD Events Acquires Healthcare Event

Trumbull, CT - Seizing opportunity in the fast-paced healthcare industry, JD Events announced today that it has acquired the Symposium on Healthcare Design from IIR Exhibitions, Inc. Now in its 18th year, the next event will be held in September in Atlanta.
February 15, 2005

Deborah Sexton Resigns as Prez of Chicago CVB; Will Take the Reins of  PCMA

Chicago, IL – Deborah Sexton is leaving one of the nation’s largest convention bureaus to  head up one of the industry’s most prominent associations. Sexton will head up PCMA as its President and CEO on or before March 15, announced Gregg Talley, PCMA Chairman and President …
February 8, 2005

Krakoff to Build New Media Company With a Potential War Chest of $8.5 Billion

Boston, MA - Robert Krakoff and his company, Blantyre Partners, have announced a collaboration with The Blackstone Group, a media and communications investor.
February 8, 2005

A Life of Luxury for Liz Hitchcock

New York, NY -  Liz Hitchcock  has joined  Advanstar Communications as Show Director for  the Luxury Travel Expo. Hitchcock has a 20-year background in show management, including positions at  Key3Media Group, CMP Media and Reed Exhibition Companies. 
February 6, 2005

Lessons from  Super Bowl XL, February 5, 2006 in Detroit

Detroit - On November 1, 2000, the NFL awarded Super Bowl XL to Detroit. The Motor City was suddenly in the spotlight, on the world’s largest stage.
February 3, 2005

History Is Uncovered as The National Trade Centre Expands

Toronto, ON – An archaeological excavation is underway to map the locations of historical objects and buildings on the expansion site of The National Trade Centre in Toronto. This excavation and mapping process was a planned step in the expansion of the facility, whose footp…
February 2, 2005

Convention Centers  – Is New Space Outpacing Event Growth?

Torrance, CA - If you build it, they will come. For years this has been a mantra put forth by dozens of feasibility studies conducted for cities seeking to build new convention facilities or expand those they already have.
February 1, 2005

OCCC and Universal Orlando Partner to Provide Off-Site Event Services

Orlando, FL — Show organizers, meeting planners and exhibitors heading to Orlando now have a convenient citywide event planning resource through the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
February 1, 2005

Pfingsten Acquires IIC Global Mining Assets

Seven Hills, OH — Pfingsten Publishing LLC has acquired International Investment Conferences, Inc. (IIC). and Resource Investor, LLC. IIC produces conferences and trade shows for the global mining industry; Resource Investor provides a leading educational web site that serve…