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  • Emerald Expositions says it has ruled out extending Outdoor Retailer’s long relationship with Salt Lake City past 2018.
  • Exhibitors have been urging a boycott of Utah over its public land policies. Emerald says Interbike won’t be moving to Salt Lake either.
  • Europe’s Comexposium and Haymarket Media Group are teaming up to jointly produce Haymarket’s Cereals and Fruit Focus shows in the U.K.
  • Comexposium organizes SIMA, a bi-annual show in Paris for Europe’s agriculture sector. Comexposim says Cereals shows good growth potential.
  • Questex expects more than 65,000 attendees at the 100th edition of the International Beauty Show New York on March 12-14 at Javits Center.
  • IBS New York set a show record 65,200 attendees in 2016. The centennial will feature an opening-night party at a Midtown Manhattan venue.
  • SmithBucklin was chosen to provide management services to the Convention Industry Council. Karen Kotowski will remain CIC’s CEO.
  • SmithBucklin will help CIC manage its growing membership and range of programs. CIC will also move to a new address in Washington April 1
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February 2017
February 2, 2017

Diversified Reorganizes AEC-ST Tech Conferences

Portland, Maine – The AEC-ST conference brand is being relaunched with two events in Washington DC and Anaheim under a partnership between AEC Science & Technology and Diversified Communications.
February 2, 2017

Travel Ban Could Impact Trade Show Participation

Washington, D.C. -- The Executive Orders signed by President Donald Trump late last Friday created uncertainty and confusion for refugees but also for many travelers with visas and green cards who found themselves in the middle of a transition to new travel policies. The sud…
February 2, 2017

Changes Atop Leaderboard at Reed’s Golf Shows

Norwalk, CT – Senior Vice Presidents Ed Several and Yancy Weinrich have taken on new roles with Reed Exhibitions’ pair of premier PGA golf trade shows.
January 2017
January 26, 2017

Emerald Acquires CEDIA Home Technology Show

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Emerald Expositions, LLC has acquired CEDIA Expo, a Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 show that specializes in the growing field of home technology.Terms of the sale were not announced nor were any immediate plans that Emerald might have for t…
January 26, 2017

Houston’s GRB Renews LEED Silver Designation

Houston – A 25% reduction in water usage helped the George R. Brown (GRB) Convention Center in Houston obtain recertification as a LEED Silver facility. The honor was announced January 25, just days ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. The GRB will host the NFL Experience, a p…
January 20, 2017

Former IDG World Expo CEO Mary Dolaher Launches IRL Events; Lands Contracts to Produce E3 & Anime Expo

Framingham, Mass. – Mary Dolaher stepped down as CEO of IDG World Expo and launched IRL Events last summer. In October, her new company won a bid from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) to manage E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo, which ranked No. 43 on the Gold 1…
January 20, 2017

California Bans Official Travel to States with Anti-LGBT Laws

Sacramento, Calf. -- On January 1, California put into place a ban on state-sanctioned travel to U.S. states that have enacted anti-LGBT laws at any time since June 29, 2015. The ban followed passage of AB1887 last September after the state legislature determined that “Calif…
January 20, 2017

New Drone Event Hovers on Horizon for 2017

Houston -- The drone sector of the economy appears to be growing faster than you can say “I spy.” And it’s generating new trade shows along the way. Most recently, that includes a new Energy Drone Coalition-sponsored EDC Summit set for June in Houston that is being organized…
January 10, 2017

Chicago Selected to Host 2017 TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit

Chicago -- Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) annual salute to the fastest-growing trade shows in the nation returns to Chicago in 2017. TSE Media Group is pleased to announce Chicago is the host city for the next TSE Fastest 50 Awards & Summit, which will be held April 19-21.…
January 10, 2017

MAD Event Management Partners with Paradiso to Launch Cuba Comic Expo

Warwick, NY – MAD Event Management has partnered with Paradiso, the Cuban cultural agency, to launch Cuba Comic Expo, which will be held May 19–21 in Havana. “We’ve been investigating the concept of producing an event in Cuba for nearly a year, and we are thrilled to receive…