April 30, 2017
This Just In
  • Emerald Expositions Events Inc. stock is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange April 28, 2017.
  • The offering will trade under the symbol EEX and is expected to close May 3.
  • The initial public offering price on 15.5 million shares of common stock will be $17 per share.
  • 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.
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April 27, 2017

Emerald Expositions to Begin Trading on New York Stock Exchange

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Emerald Expositions Events Inc.’s stock is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange April 28, 2017. The offering will trade under the symbol EEX and is expected to close May 3. The initial public offering price on 15.5 million shares …
April 26, 2017

Record Crowd Rocks Chicago at TSE Fastest 50

Chicago – In April, more than 120 show organizers turned Chicago into the center of the exhibitions industry as the Windy City hosted the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit – the annual event that honors the fastest-growing trade shows of the previous …
April 26, 2017

PennWell Corporation’s LED & Lighting Network, LEDs Magazine Team Up for New Event

Tulsa, Okla – A one-day conference focused on the way light affects the mind and body will be launched this summer in Newport Beach, CA. Presented by LEDs Magazine, which is owned by PennWell Corp. and is part of the PennWell LED & Lighting Network, the conference will e…
April 25, 2017

Albany Capital Center a Welcome Addition for Upstate New York

Albany, NY – The Albany Capital Center in upstate New York opened in March with 60 events on the books for 2017. The new center in downtown Albany has 31,700 sf of meeting/exhibit space that can accommodate up to 5,000 people. The Center is managed by SMG and is part of the …
April 25, 2017

San Diego Convention Center Earns LEED GOLD Rating

San Diego, Calif. – The San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) announced its designation as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) GOLD facility at a public ceremony April 19. The designation was awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council in recognition of ongoin…
April 19, 2017

Massachusetts Port Authority and Omni Hotels & Resorts Sign Deal for Convention Center Hotel

Boston – A $550 million full-service hotel with 1,054 guest rooms and 120,000 sf of meeting and event space is officially in the works. Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts last week finalized a deal with the Massachusetts Port Authority to build the full-service hotel on …
April 19, 2017

Emerald Seeks $295 Million in Upcoming Stock IPO

New York – Emerald Expositions plans to raise $295 million when its upcoming IPO takes place on the New York Stock Exchange. The announcement was made April 17. Renaissance Capital said 15.5 million shares of Emerald Expositions would be offered on the New York Stock Exchang…
April 19, 2017

TSE Invites Organizers with Global Plans to Apply for the TSE Global Direct™ 2017 Hosted Buyer Program

Chicago – Prequalification is now open for Trade Show Executive’s Global Direct™ - “Where U.S. Exhibition Organizers Meet One-On-One with Leading Global Venues,” scheduled for July 12-14, 2017 at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. This hosted buyer event unites mana…
April 14, 2017

Reed Exhibitions to Launch Version of Bar Convent Berlin in NYC

New York – Reed Exhibitions is bringing a version of Germany’s Bar Convent Berlin to the U.S. with a new show that will launch next year in trendy Brooklyn. The show is being organized jointly by Reed staff in the U.S. and Germany. It will bring Bar Convent’s worldwide bever…
April 14, 2017

Revised Broward County Convention Center Expansion Plan Unveiled

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The latest plan for the expansion of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center calls for adding 400,000 square feet (sf) of new space, including 68,000 sf of indoor exhibit space. The proposal, which must still be turned into a form…