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  • AVIXA, organizer of InfoComm in Las Vegas, is teaming with InfoCommAsia to launch InfoComm Southeast Asia in Bangkok May 15-17, 2019.
  • Shomex Productions will partner in the Unmukt Festival, which will target the senior citizen market in India and launch in December.
  • Lance Fensterman has been promoted to President of Global ReedPOP, the pop culture division of Reed Exhibitions.
  • The Las Vegas City Council votes April 4 on a proposal to build a new $76 million 350,000-sf downtown exhibition center.
  • Hilton will cut commissions to housing firms and other agencies that book room blocks at its U.S. and Canadian hotels from 10% to 7% in Oct.
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority announced a 4-year deal for SMG to operate four major Reno-Sparks venues.
  • RetailX will co-locate GlobalShop, Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) and RFID Journal LIVE! June 2019 in Chicago.
  • Freeman is launching cloud-based digital floorplan management system BlueprintTM in the U.S. to make real-time booking data available.
  • A new CEIR report provides benchmarks for all phases of a marketing campaign and details characteristics for success in growing attendance.
  • Mad Event Management is launching UAS/Drones for Disaster Response April 19-20 in Miami. First responders are the target audience.
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May 2017
May 17, 2017

UBM plc Announces Solid Financial Performance at Annual Meeting

London— UBM plc, the largest B2B event organizer worldwide, announced financial results for the current fiscal year. Read about which of their sectors grew and what challenges they experienced.
May 15, 2017

Northstar Travel Group Acquires Burba Hotel Network Investment Portfolio

Secaucus, NJ – Northstar Travel Group acquired the hotel investment event portfolio of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and other partners. The move will add BHN’s 10 hospitality investment events to Nort…
May 15, 2017

Equity Firm Acquires etouches, Developer of Event Software

Norwalk, Conn. – The California private equity firm HGGC has acquired etouches, a Connecticut-based developer of software for event management and venue sourcing, it was announced on May 9. JEGI represented HGGC in the transaction. The deal expands HGGC’s presence in the eve…
May 8, 2017

Recap: 2017 IAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Draws Largest Crowd to Date

Oxon Hill, Md.— The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) attracted more than 220 attendees – the largest crowd in its five-year history. The sold-out WLF was held May 1-2 at the MGM National Harbor, which opened December 8…
May 8, 2017

Kathleen Thomas Leaves Drake Star, Joins JEGI as Managing Director

New York—JEGI, an independent investment bank for the global media, information, marketing, software and tech‐enabled services sectors, has hired Kathleen Thomas as Managing Director. Thomas, who most recently served as a Managing Partner for Drake Star Partners (formerly Re…
May 5, 2017

Sold-Out Plastics Show Looking for Additional Space

Washington – Organizers of next year’s “NPE2018: The Plastics Show” are looking for ways to expand their already spacious exhibit floor after space sold out more than a year before the show. The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced its first sellout during the …
May 5, 2017

Big Data the Topic of New Lippman Connects Event

Washington – Finding the gold amid the “big data” nuggets of information collected at a trade show will be explored at a conference for show organizers being launched this Summer by Lippman Connects. Transform USA – Data, Analytics and Digital in Events takes place July 20 i…
May 5, 2017

Global Direct™ Offers IAEE Recertification Hours for Attendees

Las Vegas – Attendees at Trade Show Executive’s (TSE) Global Direct will have the opportunity to collect credits toward their recertification as Certified Event Managers (CEM) during this Summer’s inaugural event at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The Internation…
April 2017
April 27, 2017

Emerald Expositions to Begin Trading on New York Stock Exchange

San Juan Capistrano, Calif. – Emerald Expositions Events Inc.’s stock is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange April 28, 2017. The offering will trade under the symbol EEX and is expected to close May 3. The initial public offering price on 15.5 million shares …
April 26, 2017

Record Crowd Rocks Chicago at TSE Fastest 50

Chicago – In April, more than 120 show organizers turned Chicago into the center of the exhibitions industry as the Windy City hosted the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50 Awards & Summit – the annual event that honors the fastest-growing trade shows of the previous …