April 26, 2017
This Just In

  • The architect for Messe Frankfurt’s new Hall 5 has been selected. Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg will design the building, which opens in 2022.
  • The design will mirror the current two-story Hall 5, but with a column-free first level. Work begins when the Hall 6 renovation is finished.
  • The American Association of Sleep Technologists (AAST) signed with SmithBucklin to provide full-service association management services.
  • Abigail Lynn will serve as Executive Director for AAST, which will move its headquarters to SmithBucklin’s Chicago office on July 1.
  • The Albany Capital Center in upstate New York opened in March with 60+ events on the books for 2017. The overall project cost $78 million.
  • The new center, which is managed by SMG, has approximately 31,700 sf of meeting/exhibit space that can accommodate up to 5,000 people.
  • The San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) is now a LEED GOLD facility, meeting the standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.
  • New energy-efficient LED lighting, composting all food scraps and low-flow plumbing in restrooms helped the SDCC achieve the Gold rating.

How Will Brexit Impact Trade Shows?

Danica Tormohlen
, Editor-at-Large
June 24, 2016
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London, England - What does Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union mean for the exhibitions and events industry? Already the British pound has plummeted to its lowest point in 30 years and analysts predict short-term global financial volatility, at the very least, given the myriad uncertainties that yesterday’s vote has unleashed. TSE’s news report next week will bring you comments and insights from major players in the exhibition industry on how the UK’s “Brexit” vote — in which Britain became the first country ever to leave the European Union — will likely affect the exhibition industry in the short and long term.

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