This Just In
  • Corporate Solutions says combining the SIA Snow Show & Emerald’s Outdoor Retailer will grow the event and entire outdoor sports industry.
  • Corporate Solutions advised SIA in the blockbuster sale. The firm is predicting more exhibition industry deals in the coming months.
  • Emerald Expositions is the new owner of the SIA Snow Show. The Gold 100 show will be merged with Emerald’s Outdoor Retailer.
  • The combined show will be called Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show and is expected to debut in Denver in January 2018.
  • The event marketing firm mdg is opening an office in Chicago. It is the company’s fourth office nationwide and will serve the Midwest market
  • Marketing executive Leana Salamah joins mdg to run the office, which opens June 1. Key staff include event and marketing specialists.
  • Spargo and Britain’s Far Horizons Tourism are partnering in a new housing-management company serving cross-border meetings and events.
  • The new venture is GCA Global Congress Accommodations and will work with show organizers worldwide thorough offices in Europe and the U.S.
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April 2016
April 7, 2016

Flashes from the Field

The Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) rearranged its leadership team and downsized/right-sized under new President and CEO Don Welsh, former head of Choose Chicago. The new hierarchy includes CFO Julie Hart; Christine Shimasaski, Managing Director of emp…
April 7, 2016

Jackie Russo Selected for IAEE Woman of Achievement Award

Dallas, TX – Jacqueline Russo, the popular and respected vice president of Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., has been named the 2016 recipient of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Woman of Achievement Award. The annual award recognizes a woman who has led th…
April 7, 2016

ASAE’s Springtime Expo Marks 40th Anniversary with Powerful Programming

Washington, DC - The agenda is packed for the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) 40th Springtime Expo, April 28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. In addition to “the “largest one-day show for the meetings industry,” the event feat…
April 6, 2016

SISO CEO Summit in San Diego Draws Big Crowd and Strong International Participation

San Diego, CA - The 2016 Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) CEO Summit, held April 3-6 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, attracted about 260 attendees, and about one-third of the attendees were from outside the US.  It was the first SISO event under the management of…
April 6, 2016

Exhibitor Growth Pushes February Exhibit Space Up 2.3%

Oceanside, CA – Another big year for two of the largest shows held in February contributed to a 2.3% increase in exhibit space for the month while exhibitors grew a robust 5.2% and attendance grew 4.1%, according to Trade Show Executive’s Dashboard of Monthly Trade Show Metr…
April 1, 2016

So-Called 'Bathroom Bill’ Creates Furor for States, Uncertainty for Shows

Charlotte, NC - Evolution of the rights of protected classes of citizens, including the LGBT community, have been evolving for more than a decade. But when rules for public bathroom usage were specified in House Bill 2 in the North Carolina legislature, a furor erupted that …
April 1, 2016

Ex-Rodale President Scott Schulman to Lead UBM Americas

New York, NY – Former magazine executive Scott Schulman was named CEO of UBM Americas as the company continues to grow its prominent new position in the U.S. trade show market. Schulman, who was most recently president of Rodale, steps into the office vacated last Summer by …
April 1, 2016

Sands Says Stadium Would Add a New Venue Dimension to Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas Sands said the domed football stadium it was proposing for the city was not meant to derail efforts to keep up with the growth of the booming convention and trade show market. Sands officials said the proposed stadium would add a new dimension t…
March 2016
March 29, 2016

UFI Explores the Digital Capabilities of Venues at Singapore Conference

Singapore – Taking advantage of the latest digital bells and whistles that are quickly becoming standard features at Asia’s convention centers will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming UFI’s Operations and Services Focus Meeting, April 21-22   at the Suntec Singapore C…
March 24, 2016

Virginia Beach CVB Head Jim Ricketts Passes Away

Virginia Beach, VA – Jim Ricketts has died after a brief illness just days away from his planned retirement as the longtime head of the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau. A memorial service was scheduled for March 26 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, acco…