This Just In
  • The power outage that disrupted CES for about two hours Jan. 10 was traced to a transformer “flashover” at the LVCC.
  • Hannover Fairs USA will launch the DOMOTEX USA floor-coverings show Feb. 28-March 2, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
  • RSAV has acquired Lanham, Md.-based Hargrove, Inc, expanding PSAV’s presence in the trade show industry.
  • Groundbreaking for Phase II of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion took place Jan. 8, adding about 1.4 million square feet by 2021.
  • CES set a new show record of 2.75 million nsf of exhibit space when it opened Jan. 9, topping the 2017 record
  • Visit KC is looking for a new President and CEO because Ronnie Burt will step down Jan. 31 after settlement of a lawsuit.
  • CES experienced an opening day power outage at the LVCC affecting the Central Hall. South and North Halls reportedly were up and running.
  • A memorial service will be held Jan. 6 for Raymond Moriarity, 71, co-owner of Paradice Expo Services who died on Dec. 28.
  • A memorial service is pending for John Portman Jr., 93, founder of the company that became AmericasMart Atlanta. He died Dec. 29.
  • Shepard is acquiring Production Associates, an audio-visual provider based in the Washington, D.C., market.
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November 2015
November 12, 2015

Chris DeMoulin Named Head of UBM America’s Fashion Group

Santa Monica, CA – The long-anticipated shuffle of UBM Advanstar’s executive ranks was revealed November 10 with Chris DeMoulin returning to the MAGIC organizing team as managing director of fashion for all of UBM Americas. DeMoulin’s promotion was announced just weeks prior…
November 6, 2015

Industry’s Exhibitor Retention Rate and Space Sales Solid in 2015

Washington, DC – Exhibitors by and large remained loyal to trade shows and did not cut back on booth space, according to a new survey that showed retention rates for both exhibiting companies and exhibit space sales were greater than 75% this year. The report on 2015 Benchm…
November 5, 2015

Stephanie Selesnick Joins TSE Team as Blogger in Print and Online

Oceanside, CA – Stephanie Selesnick, president of International Trade Information, Inc. (ITI), has added the role of blogger for Trade Show Executive (TSE) to her extensive resume in the exhibitions industry. The first installment of Selesnick’s blog, “As I See It,” will deb…
November 5, 2015

FCC to Fine Vendor for Baltimore Convention Center Wi-Fi Blocking

Baltimore, MD – The  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced plans to fine a vendor at the Baltimore Convention Center for allegedly illegally blocking personal Wi-Fi devices during trade shows and other events held between 2012 and 2014. The FCC said on November 2…
November 5, 2015

Industry Pro Lian L. John to Represent TSE in Growing India Exhibition Market

New Delhi, India – Lian L. John has joined Trade Show Executive (TSE) as business development manager for the growing exhibitions market in India.  John, an executive with India’s KW Conferences Pvt. Ltd., will work with Indian venue managers and service providers seeking to…
October 2015
October 27, 2015

San Diego Convention Center Chief Carol Wallace to Retire

San Diego, CA – Carol Wallace, president and CEO of San Diego Convention Center Corp. (SDCCC), will retire at the end of the year after 25 years with the organization. The SDCCC did not immediately announce plans for her replacement.“Over the last two decades, it has been my…
October 27, 2015

CIC Awards Gala Honors Industry Leaders

Las Vegas, NV – Two prominent members of Mexico’s meetings and exhibitions industry were among the honorees at the Convention Industry Council’s (CIC) 20th annual Hall of Leaders & Pacesetter Awards in Las Vegas. Patricia Farías Barlow, CEO of the Puerto Vallarta Convent…
October 27, 2015

Rob Mesirow Disconnecting from CTIA after 17 Years

Washington, DC – In an unexpected announcement, Rob Mesirow said that he was stepping down as vice president of operations at CTIA, The Wireless Association, after 17 years. Mesirow said he would remain with the association in an advisory capacity through the end of the year…
October 27, 2015

Informa Acquires Florida Medical Tech Show from FIME

London, UK – Informa Global Exhibitions Division has acquired Florida International Medical Exposition (FIME) Exhibition & Congress and will add it to its already strong presence in the life sciences sector. Informa currently produces more than 150 trade and consumer exh…
October 27, 2015

Bill Glasgow Dies; Founded Namesake Show Organizing Company

Lemont, IL – William “Bill” Glasgow, founder of WT Glasgow Event Management,  died October 23 after a long and stellar career in the trade show industry. Glasgow began his career in the trade show industry with a bang in 1975 when he was hired by the Consumer Electronics Ass…