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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May 2005
May 29, 2005

SmithBucklin Now Owned by Employees

Chicago - SmithBucklin announced on June 29th that ownership of the company has been transferred from SmithBucklin's financial investors ---- Svoboda, Collins and Mesirow Financial in partnership with Henry Givray, President and CEO --- to SmithBucklin employees.
May 27, 2005

Organizations Get Reprieve on Fax Rules

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives today passed legislation that will allow associations and companies to continue sending unsolicited faxes to their members and clients under loosened rules defining “existing business relationship.”
May 11, 2005

France’s Largest Commercial Property Firm Acquires That Nation’s Second Largest Event Organizer

Paris - Unibail Group, France's number one commercial property investment firm, has acquired  Exposium, a diversified global exhibition organizer, announced Peter Hazelzet, Chairman & CEO of Exposium.  The purchase price was 228 million Euros (about $300 million dollars)…
May 10, 2005

Who’s Making Waves?

Torrance, CA – Do you know someone who is initiating a sea of change in the exposition industry? Nominate them for Trade Show Executive magazine’s Third Annual Innovation Awards. 
May 10, 2005

The Next Best Thing to Being There? NAB Grabs an Online Audience

Las Vegas – When it comes to the National Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention,  perhaps the next best thing to being there is to view a live webcast of industry luminary Mark Cuban speak about the future of HDTV. 
May 6, 2005

Leading Show Organizers Join Chicago Officials for MPEA’s Announcement  on Sweeping New Labor Changes

L to R: Phil Stefani, Chairman of the CCTB; Christopher Bowers, CEO of the CCTB; Charles Yuska, President, Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute
April 2005
April 21, 2005

Penton Sells European Division to Former Execs and Other Investors

Cleveland – Penton Media, Inc. announced today that it sold its U.K. operations to members of the company’s management team led by U.K. Managing Director Andy Center, and to other investors including Northern Venture Managers.
April 20, 2005

Al Dyess Joins GWCC; Buonacorsi Moves up at GES

Atlanta and Las Vegas– Al Dyess is moving back to his hometown of Atlanta to become Assistant General Manager of the Georgia World Congress Center on May 2. Stepping up to the plate at GES is Fred Buonacorsi who was promoted to Executive VP of Operations – West Region. Buona…
April 20, 2005

Trade Show Executive Magazine Names Two New Regional Sales Managers

Torrance, CA – As a result of continuing growth and new opportunities, Trade Show Executive magazine has expanded its staff.
April 4, 2005

Advanstar to Sell Nearly 25% of its Portfolio --  Tech, Travel, Home Entertainment Groups --  to New Exhibition Firm

New York, NY - Advanstar Communications, Inc. announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to sell  its Information Technology & Communications, Travel & Hospitality, Beauty, Home Entertainment, and Abilities and Portfolio groups for $185 million i…