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  • SMG has been acquired by private equity firm Onex Corporation for an undisclosed sum. Onex says its acquisition of
  • SMG Holdings Inc. will close in early 2018. SMG manages 240 venues, including many of the major convention centers in the U.S.
  • Halifax Convention Centre in Nova Scotia, Canada, to debut Dec. 15 with first client event scheduled for Jan. 20, 2018. …
  • Three other events — Brides 2018, the Halifax Business Awards and the Franchise Expo —
  • also are booked for early 2018. … In all, the new facility already has 90 events on the books for 2018
  • Dan Lincoln will retire as President and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau at the end of the year. He spent 11 years on
  • the job. COO Mike Laatsch will be interim CEO while a nationwide search for Lincoln’s successor takes place.
  • Shepard has acquired McCune Audio-Video-Lighting in a move to bolster Shepard’s presence in the western U.S. market. McCune has California
  • operations in Anaheim, Monterey and San Francisco and will be absorbed by Shepard’s AV department.

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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