This Just In
  • Convention Data Services (CDS) launches Season of Giving Program for community in Bourne, Mass. as part of the CDS Corporate Giving Program.
  • Beneficiaries of the giving program include Bourne Council on Aging, PCMA Industry Relief Fund and CDS Help a Colleague Program...
  • PCMA’s Relief Fund provides aid to members impacted by recent disasters; CDS will match employee donations to that fund up to $1,000...
  • In Bourne, CDS will deliver gift bags with donated items to the Bourne Community Center this month...
  • The CDS Help a Colleague Program will assist employees in need through a gift donation program.
  • Organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con say they are considering an appeal of a San Diego federal court verdict that they violated the trademark
  • Canada’s new Halifax Convention Centre officially opened on Dec. 15.
  • The new facility in the historic Nova Scotia port city boasts 120,000 sf of flex space, including a ballroom overlooking downtown.
  • The center has 90 events booked for 2018.
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November 2016
November 11, 2016

Shepard Announces Management Reorganization

ATLANTA—Steve Basch, Shepard Vice President  of Finance, will be promoted to CEO Jan. 1, 2017, succeeding Carl Mitchell who will become the company's Executive Chairman.  The move positions Shepard for long-term growth. Mitchell, who purchased Shepard in 1982, and has since …
November 4, 2016

Nominate Your Booming Show for the TSE Fastest 50

Oceanside, CA – Nominations for the next class of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 are being accepted through December 16.The Fastest 50 annually honors the exhibitions held in the U.S. that posted the most-impressive growth rates during the previous year. While the…
November 4, 2016

UBM Charges Ahead with Battery Show Acquisition

New York – The Battery Show North America and its co-located events was acquired by UK-based UBM from Smarter Shows, another U.K.-based company, adding the energy storage shows to its Advanced Manufacturing Group. The co-located shows include the Electric & Hybrid Vehicl…
November 1, 2016

Reed Buys into India’s Retail Sector by Acquiring IRF

New Dehli—Reed Exhibitions expanded its global retail real-estate portfolio by acquiring the India Retail Forum (IRF) portfolio. IRF will join Reed’s growing portfolio of retail real estate events, which includes MAPIC in France, Italy, China and Real Estate Exhibition (REX)…
November 1, 2016

UFI Releases Best Practices in Sustainability Report

Paris—UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has released its "Best Practices in Sustainability" report that showcases winning and shortlisted entries for sustainability awards. The report compiles 41 cases from 19 countries. It covers six themes: strategy, …
October 2016
October 27, 2016

Britton Jones Launches Boutique Events Company

Norwalk, Conn.– Trade show veteran Britton Jones has launched his next generation of event organizing companies just months after selling off his interests in Business Journals Inc. (BJI), and LeftField Media. NXT Events Media Group, LLC, debuted in October with Jones at the…
October 27, 2016

Ken McAvoy Returns to Executive Suite as EVP of Informa

Atlanta, Ga. – Ken McAvoy has joined Informa Exhibitions in the U.S. this Fall as a senior executive and will play a role in show operations and, potentially, acquisitions. McAvoy is based in the Atlanta area and now holds the title of Executive Vice President-Corporate Deve…
October 27, 2016

New CEIR Industry Insight Report Targets Innovation for Show Executives

Dallas – The latest addition to the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)’s Industry Insight reports became available this week and strives to provide practical advice to those wanting to promote innovation within their businesses. Written by LeftField Media founder…
October 26, 2016

New Committee Aims to Educate and Empower Women

Atlanta—The Society of Independent Show Organizers, SISO, announced today that it will launch a new committee that focuses on women and their leadership development under the banner of SISO Women.“We are about empowering women to reach their full leadership potential,” expla…
October 21, 2016

Emerald Acquires Fast-Growing National Pavement Expo

San Juan Capistrano, CA – National Pavement Expo (NPE), which experienced double-digit growth in exhibit space and attendance this year, has been acquired by Emerald Expositions from AC Business Media for an undisclosed sum. Emerald will add the show to its Design group, whi…