This Just In
  • The AHLA says the Dept. of Homeland Security will expand the number of H-2B seasonal guest worker visas available for this fiscal year.
  • The increase in H2-B visas will help small and seasonal businesses to meet workforce demands critical in peak tourist periods.
  • SMG signed a 3-year agreement to continue managing Cobo Center in Detroit. SMG has been the management firm for Cobo since 2010.
  • Highlights of SMG’s tenure include oversight of a major renovation, reduced operating deficit and creation of a technology department.
  • Ground was broken June 20 on the expansion of the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The 250,000-sf project will wrap up next year.
  • The $130 million expansion includes two new ballrooms, 11 breakout rooms and additional space for the center’s Stay Well Meetings feature.
  • The Louisville Downtown Marriott Hotel is undergoing a $30 million renovation slated for completion in August 2018. The hotel remains open.
  • The Marriott is attached to the Kentucky International Convention Center and offers 50,000 sf of meeting space and 616 guest rooms.
  • AEG plans to acquire four acres in downtown Nashville to be developed as a mixed-use entertainment district at SWVP’s Nashville Yards.
  • The mixed-use district will be anchored by a 4,000-capacity music hall, luxury theatre, live entertainment club, boutique hotel & more.

UBM Americas Names New Sales Executive

Sandi Cain
, News Editor
May 17, 2017
Share On:

New York— UBM Americas has named David Kaye to the newly created position of Americas Sales Leader. Kaye will oversee event sales strategy and explore opportunities for growth at UBM’s trade shows, exhibitions and conferences. He will report to Scott Schulman, CEO of UBM Americas. 

Kaye was previously Chief Revenue Officer for the Americas at The Economist, where he also created The Economist Career Network. In a release announcing his appointment, Schulman said Kaye will be charged with developing new revenue streams, building growth plans and identifying cross-business opportunities in an effort to develop “new ways to serve customers who want to reach our high-quality attendees.”

UBM Americas is the largest show organizer in the U.S. with responsibility for 200+ events nationwide. It was named the No. 1 Event Company to Watch by Trade Show Executive last year. Its holdings include more than two dozen fashion events like WWD Magic, WSA Magic and STITCH. UBM Americas also stages shows in the manufacturing, technology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors that include the Licensing Expo, Medical Design & Manufacturing, and Interop ITX. Last fall UBM Americas acquired the Battery Show NA along with its co-located events.

Reach David Kaye at (212) 600-3000 or David.Kaye@ubm.com

Share On: