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  • The deadline for nominations for Trade Show Executive’s Trailblazers Awards has been extended to March 16. Got to TSE Events for info.
  • MAD Event Management to create a Shanghai show with Shanghai Exhibition Co. Ltd., and run the UAS for Disaster Response Conference in April.
  • The SHOT Show will remain at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas through 2027. The event has been at the venue for nine years.
  • SMG/Cobo Center in Detroit redesigned its exhibitor and services online system to simplify ordering for in-house and vendor event services.
  • A small fire in a booth at the counterculture Champs Trade Show Feb. 20 forced the temporary evacuation of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
  • The L.A. Convention Center is growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers on its rooftop. The 9,500-sf garden includes a row of orange trees.
  • GES launched its Measurement & Insight platform to analyze brand impact, customer retention and other metrics beyond orders booked and ROI.
  • After two decades helming AIME, Reed Exhibitions is relinquishing control of the event to Austrialian-owned Talk2 Media & Events for 2019.
  • Messe Frankfurt acquired the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair. Messe has been with the shows since they launched in 2015.
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November 2017
November 9, 2017

Reed Exhibitions to Debut New LGBTQ+ Travel Event in London

Norwalk, Conn.—Reed Exhibitions announced it will launch an LGBTQ+ event in London next June. Called “Proud Experiences,” it will be a hosted-buyer event for the LGBTQ+ community. The three-day B2B event will kick off with a conference that will focus on issues surrounding t…
November 7, 2017

UFI Reports Growth, Progress on Initiatives at Global Congress

Johannesburg, S.A. — UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, presented its annual progress report, announced new initiatives and confirmed events already set for 2018 in remarks at its Annual General Assembly meeting that took place ahead of the Global Congre…
November 7, 2017

Diversified Lands Drone Show from JDEvents

Las Vegas — Diversified Communications has expanded its presence in the unmanned aerial systems market by acquiring the rival Drone World Expo from JD Events. Diversified announced the deal Oct. 25 at the opening of its own drone show, Commercial UAV Expo Americas, in Las Ve…
November 7, 2017

Industry Associations Collaborate on Study About Attendance Drivers

Raleigh, N.C. — In a joint effort by several industry associations, a study on what drives attendance reports that networking in a hip and alluring city remains a powerful draw. The Maximize Attendance survey found that receiving cutting-edge education was a nearly unanimous…
October 2017
October 27, 2017

GES Delivers In-Line Results Against Third-Quarter Revenue Decline

Phoenix — Viad Corp., parent company of Las Vegas-based GES, this week reported third quarter revenue of $339.1 million, an 11.3% year-over-year decrease. GES delivered year-over-year revenue growth of 7.6% and a 90 basis point improvement in adjusted EBITDA during the first…
October 27, 2017

UBM Fashion Re-Sets the ‘Clock’ for 2018 Show Calendar

New York –In an effort to meet the evolving demands of a global community of brands and retailers, UBM Fashion this month announced changes to its trade show lineup for 2018. Key changes include a women’s New York fashion calendar that will align with the New York Fashion an…
October 27, 2017

Exposition Development Company Acquires SPTechCon

Westport, Conn. — SPTechCon, the largest independent SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 conference, has been acquired by Exposition Development Co. (ExpoDevCo) from BZ Media. The deal was arranged through Corporate Solutions of Westport Conn. Terms of the deal were not disc…
October 25, 2017

Silicon Valley Comic Con Partners with E3 Producer IRL Events

San Jose, Calif. - Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), presented by Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, has partnered with IRL Events to plan and produce SVCC 2018. The even will be held April 6-8 at the San Jose Convention Center (SJCC) and surrounding areas. IRL Events has become…
October 25, 2017

International Association of Exhibitions and Events Announces Class of 2017 ‘20 Under 30’

Dallas - The sixth ‘class’ of IAEE’s “20 Under 30” program was announced, adding another group of young professionals in the exhibitions and events sector to the attendees of this year’s Expo! Expo! The program recognizes young leaders who have the potential to create positi…
October 17, 2017

SMG Announces Management Contract for Shenzhen Exhibition & Convention Center in China

Las Vegas — SMG announced it signed a management contract for the new Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in China and launched North American sales efforts for the center, which is expected to debut in 2019. The deal also reinforces SMG’s plans to expand furth…