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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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August 2015
August 12, 2015

Gold 100 Keynote Speaker Jack Uldrich Will Get Gold 100 Delegates Fit for the Future

Oceanside, CA – No one can predict the future accurately but Jack Uldrich can help you prepare for it. Uldrich will kick off this year’s Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit with a keynote address focused on the principles of unlearning — or freeing yourse…
August 12, 2015

Reed’s Mike Rusbridge to Give ‘Exit Interview’ at Gold 100 Power Lunch

Oceanside, CA – Mike Rusbridge, the outgoing chairman of Reed Exhibitions, will give one of his final interviews this Fall when he joins delegates for the Power Lunch segment of the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit September 30 to October 2 at Santa Ba…
August 12, 2015

Clarion Adds Pair of Border Security Conferences to U.S. Portfolio

Washington, DC – Clarion Events increased its security and defense portfolio by acquiring a pair of conferences on border security from Eagle Eye Expositions.  Border Security Expo and U.S./Canada Border Conference were picked up by Clarion in July in a transaction that also…
August 8, 2015

News Flashes

Two U.S. senators called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to ‘closely scrutinize’ the proposed merger of online travel agencies Orbitz and Expedia.  Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Mike Lee, R-Utah, who are Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee…
July 2015
July 16, 2015

Hot Off the Trade Show Executive News Ticker for July

The National Shooting Sports Foundation inked a renewal deal with ConvExx  to manage the SHOT Show through 2018. The 3-year pact also increases ConvExx’s involvement in other NSSF events such as Exhibitor Academy and retailer compliance seminars
July 12, 2015

Just Eleven Days Left to Enter TSE Gold Grand Awards

Oceanside, CA – The 2015 Trade Show Executive (TSE) Gold 100 Awards & Summit is just two months away, and the festivities in Santa Barbara will honor more than the 100 largest trade shows of the past year.The Gold Grand Awards will spotlight innovation and expertise in m…
July 10, 2015

Diversified Communications to Launch Second UK Restaurant Equipment Show

Birmingham, UK – Diversified Communications is expanding its foothold in the British restaurant and foodservice market with its second launch in the sector in two years. Commercial Kitchen will take flight June 7-8, 2016 at NEC Birmingham. Chris Brazier, group event director…
July 9, 2015

UBM Launching Mexico City Manufacturing Expo in 2016

Mexico City – A broad-based trade show for Mexico’s manufacturing sector will be launched next year through a joint effort by two divisions of UBM.  Advanced Manufacturing Expo Mexico will debut November 15-17, 2016 at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. Approximately 250 com…
July 9, 2015

Cobo Center is Latest U.S. Convention Center to Attain Green Meeting Certification

Detroit, MI – Cobo Center is the latest U.S. convention center to earn its green meetings certification from the Green Meeting Industry Council and the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX). The certification declares that Cobo’s management has me…
July 9, 2015

Portland’s Oregon Convention Center Expands Solar Plans; Will Generate 25% of Electricity

Portland, OR – Portland may not be known for its sunshine but the city’s Oregon Convention Center (OCC) will soon be catching some rays in a big way. One of the highest-producing solar power arrays ever placed on a U.S. convention center roof is being installed at the OCC th…