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  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores OK’d a 3-year deal with CompuSystems for registration at their meeting and Total Store Expo.
  • Quebec-based ExpoPromotion has sold Montreal Home Expo and Montreal Fall Home Expo to Cleveland-based home show producer Marketplace Events.
  • Access Intelligence will launch Global Esports Business Summit for the esports industry Oct. 1-3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
  • Renovation of the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center’s lobby, ballroom, and meeting space is scheduled for completion this summer.
  • UBM has acquired Grupo CanalEnergia, an organizer of events in the Brazilian renewable energy sector.
  • The grand opening of the new downtown Omni Louisville Hotel next to the Kentucky International Convention Center was March 6.
  • The grand opening of the Fairmont Austin was March 5. It has 140,000 sf of event space, and direct access to the Austin Convention Center.
  • A new Industry Insight Series Report from CEIR is a practical guide to integrating effective engagement tactics in exhibit booth design.
  • Freeman was named an approved partner for all Mobile World Congress events globally as part of a 3-year deal with event producer GSMA.
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November 2016
November 11, 2016

PCMA Launches New Digital Program

Chicago—The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) launched a Digital Experience Institute (DEI) to capitalize on evolving technologies and address the needs of next gen attendees seeking improved digital environments. The Institute offers a new take on the gr…
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…